Sophomore transfer Ryan Moffett collected three hits and drove in two runs

as the Orange team stole 11 bases and capitalized on three White team

errors and got 11 walks en route to a 9-8 win in the annual Orange-White

intrasquad game for the University of Tennessee at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Jeff Baumtrog paced the White team with three hits and three runs scored,

while catcher Hal Bibee Jr., drove in three on a two-run triple and a

ground out.

Logan Brummitt picked up the win as he worked the final two innings,

allowing one run on one hit while giving up three walks.

Marlyn Tisdale suffered the loss as he struck out a game-high seven batters

in three innings, but was plagued by five walks and committed the third

White team error in the ninth on a failed pickoff attempt that allowed

right fielder Rob Mitchell to advance to third after drawing a leadoff

walk. Mitchell scored the go-ahead run one batter later on

pitcher/designated hitter Brian Gates' sacrifice fly.

The White team trailed the entire game until the eighth, but was able to

pull within one run twice after a three-run fifth that cut the Orange lead

to 6-5 and again following a two-run seventh that again cut the Orange lead

8-7.

The White team tied the game in the eighth after Corey Murks drew a leadoff

walk and later scored on Brummitt's second wild pitch of the inning.

After a scoreless first, the Orange team broke in the scoring column in the

second with back-to-back base hits, including a triple by Ryan Moffett and

a single by Judson Brownell to give the Orange team a 2-0 lead. They

extended their lead to 4-0 in the top of the third on a throwing error by

catcher Giovanni Gras and a base hit by Adam Smith.

The White team got two back in the bottom of the third on four hits,

including an RBI single by Baumtrog and a double by Brandon Hopkins.

An error by Murks on the White team led to an unearned run as the Orange

team tacked on one more in the fourth and Moffett's second RBI in the sixth

gave the Orange team a four-run 6-2 advantage.

A two-run triple by Bibee, followed by Justin Parker's double, cut the

Orange team lead to 6-5 in the fifth, but the White team gave two back in

the sixth, on a sacrifice fly by Chris Burke and a wild pitch by Joe

Bertolino in taking an 8-5 lead.

The White team rallied with two runs in the seventh. Two wild pitches by

Orange team reliever Brummitt allowed Murks to score the game-tying run

after he drew a lead off walk to begin the eighth.

In the home run contest that preceded the game , the Orange squad, led by

Jeff Christensen and John Massey, out-muscled Corey Murks and Justin Parker

of the White team 11-8. Christensen slugged six out of the park, while

Massey hit five for the Orange. Parker led the White team with five, while

Murks had three.

The Vols will open the 2000 season with two games at Mercer, Jan.

29-30.