After losing the final two games at Auburn, Tennessee took out its
aggression on Eastern Kentucky, Tuesday evening at Lindsey Nelson
Third-baseman Travis Copley collected five RBI's, and Todd Helton hit his
eighth homerun of the season, as the Vols pounded the Colonels 14-1,
improving to 22-7 on the season.
Freshman Jason Franklin cranked the Vols' first grand slam of the season in
the eighth inning.
Tennessee got on the board early, putting three runs on the board in the
first on the strength of a Copley triple--scoring Helton and Scott
Schroeffel. In the third inning, Copley delivered a single to rightfield,
driving in Ed Lewis and Schroeffel.
Bryce Christensen and Helton collected two hits each, and Lewis reached
base on three walks.
Jonathan McLuhan, pinch hitting in the eighth, accounted for Tennessee's
other RBI with a sacrifice fly, scoring Lance Smith. In four at bats this
season, McLuhan has two homeruns, three runs scored, and five RBI's.
R.A. Dickey (6-1) got the win for Tennessee, pitching five innings --
allowing five hits, an unearned run, no walks, while striking out three.
Schroeffel worked the fifth and sixth innings, allowing no hits. Senior
Brad Greene pitched the eighth, and Helton mopped up in the ninth, striking
out two of the three batters he faced.
For Eastern Kentucky, Danny Winn went 2-for-4, with a double and the
Colonels' only RBI. Pitcher Scott Perrine (1-2) took the loss, working six
innings--giving up nine hits, eight runs, five walks, while striking out
two. Brent Hamilton pitched the final two innings, giving up two hits, six
runs and five walks.
Tennessee (4-2 in the conference) returns to SEC action this weekend at
Lindsey Nelson Stadium, as the Vols take on the Alabama Crimson Tide for a
three-game set. Game times are slated for 7, 4, and 2:00 p.m. respectively.
Baseball vols bounce back with great game
Published: Thu Apr 06, 1995 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:50 p.m.