An eight-run third inning propelled the Tennessee Volunteers (19-19) to a

15-0 victory over the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (12-21) at Lindsey

Nelson Stadium.

The win was the Vols' second over the Golden Eagles this season and also

snapped a four-game losing streak.

Jamie Bennett and Brad Love combined on the four-hit shutout, the first for

Tennessee since a 20-0 shutout of Tennessee Wesleyan last season.

Bennett (8-3) worked six shutout innings retiring the last 11 batters he

faced while giving up three hits and striking out nine en route to the


Love struck out two in three innings, picking up his second save.

Justin Parker, Chris Burke and Jeff Christensen each collected three hits

as the Vols pounded out 16 in the game. Parker's 10th home run of the

season put the Vols ahead 1-0.

Then, in the third, the first eight batters reached safely as the Vols

rapped out six hits, including a two-run double by Parker. Burke followed

that with a two-run triple as eight men scored in taking a 9-0 lead.

The Vols added four more runs in the fourth, keyed by Christensen's two-run

double, as they extended their lead to 13-0. Tennessee added two unearned

runs in the eighth for the final margin.

David Jackson (0-1), one of four Tech pitchers used, yielded nine runs in

two innings in suffering his first loss.