double play in the ninth inning on Sunday to preserve an 8-7 comeback victory
and take two out of three against No. 18 Tennessee (24-11, 7-8 SEC) before
1,776 at Foley Field in Athens, Ga.
Barry Fowler (3-2) fired four scoreless innings to claim the victory
in relief for Georgia. Tennessee loaded the bases in the final frame, but
a sharp ground ball hit by Kurt Keene deflected off of Fowler's right leg
to shortstop Travis Bailey, who stepped on second and fired to first for
the game-ending double play.
Tennessee jumped out to a three-run lead after the first and later led
7-4. The Bulldogs tied the game at seven with Mark Thornhill's three-run
homer in the bottom of the fifth off Volunteer reliever Clark Odom (4-2).
Kevin Hall then came through with the game-winning RBI, driving home Lance
Shannon with a single in the eighth.
Aaron Anthony led off the fourth inning with his ninth home run of the
season. Three batters later, Shannon followed with a two-run shot to right.
Tennessee began the final three frames with a leadoff double, but Fowler
and the Bulldogs held off the Vols each time.
The Vols are back in action today against Tennessee Tech in Cookeville
Vol golfers finish 18th
Tennessee saved its best round for the final round of the Carpet Capital
Collegiate Classic in Dalton, Ga., Sunday. However, a final round 304 proved
too little, too late to help the Vols. Tennessee finished with rounds of
311-313-304--928 to finish on the bottom of a talented 18-team field. The
18th-place finish and score of 928 were the worst of the year for the Vols.
The remaining squads found the Farm, par 72, 6,896 yards, tough, as well.
Only one team finished the tournament under the par.
Clemson ran away with the title as the Tigers won by a 10-stroke margin.
Clemson fired rounds of 285-286-284--855, nine-under par to claim the title.
Host Georgia Tech claimed runner-up honors with an 865. Houston finished
a distant third with an 877.
Individually, Lucas Glover of Clemson took the title in a playoff with
rounds of 69-71-72--212 to finish four-under par. Bryce Molder of Georgia
Tech placed second after losing the playoff with a 212. Alberto Ochoa of
Texas Christian took third with a 213.
Sophomore Derrick Centers and freshman Matt McWilliams served as co-leaders
for the Vols with scores of 230 to tie for 64th. Centers had rounds of 78,
74 and 78. McWilliams had rounds of 76, 79 and 75. Freshman Kariem Baraka
had the best round by a Vol Sunday with a final-round 74. Baraka finished
with rounds of 79-81-74--234 to tie for 72nd. Kevin Law placed 77th after
carding a 78-82-77--237. Phanthep Somsamart finished 87th with rounds of
The Vols will travel to Saugahatchee Country Club in Opelika, Ala., Friday-Sunday
to compete in the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate.
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