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

out eight.

Also, Tennessee established a new school record by being hit by pitches

seven times.

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

within 5-2.

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

innings.

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

Vols.

Tennessee played the Citadel on Sunday but the results were not available

at press time.