Kris Bennett collected two hits and drove in two runs to lift Tennessee to
an 11-8 victory over Richmond in Game 2 of the 2000 Winn-Dixie Shootout
held at Riley Park in Charleston, S.C.
After the teams traded runs in the first inning, the Volunteers claimed a
3-1 lead in the second frame on Kris Bennett's two-run double. One inning
later, Richmond went ahead 5-3 as Josh Lamberg's three-run double
highlighted the four-run inning.
In the fourth, Tennessee scored three runs without the benefit of a hit to
take a 6-5 lead. The Spiders knotted the game at 6-6 in the sixth inning on
a RBI single by Matt Reid. The Volunteers broke things open in the bottom
of the sixth with two runs, again scoring without collecting a hit. One
inning later, Tennessee scored three runs with Jeff Christensen and Ryan
Case driving in runs.
Richmond accounted for the final margin with two runs in the ninth as Nic
Jackson belted a two-run home run.
Tennessee starter Jamie Bennett earned the win after allowing eight hits
and four earned runs over 5 2/3 innings of work. He fanned three and walked
two in the outing. Brian Gates picked up his first save of the year after
giving up three hits and two earned runs in 3 1/3 innings while striking
Also, Tennessee established a new school record by being hit by pitches
On Saturday, Chris Hutchison belted a three-run home run and Jason Bush
pitched six solid innings as Virginia Tech defeated Tennessee 5-3.
The Hokies scored all five of their runs in the third inning, using
Hutchison's second home run of the season and a run-scoring single by Chad
Foutz to highlight the frame. Tennessee got an unearned run in the sixth
before Justin Parker's RBI triple in the seventh pulled the Volunteers to
In the ninth, Tennessee scored once on a sacrifice fly by Brian Gates to
account for the final margin.
In earning the win, Bush allowed four hits and no earned runs while fanning
five and walking none in his six innings. Anthony Miller picked up his
first save of the season by hurling the final three frames.
In suffering the loss, Tennessee starter Wyatt Allen gave up six hits and
four earned runs while walking five and striking out nine in 5 1/3
Hutchison, Gray Hodges and Chris Winterfeldt each collected two hits for
Virginia Tech while Chris Burke and John Massey had two hits apiece for the
Tennessee played the Citadel on Sunday but the results were not available
at press time.
Strong Diamond Vols outhit Richmond
Published: Mon Feb 21, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:08 p.m.