The Tennessee Volunteers took a two-game sweep of the Western Carolina
Catamounts with a 12-1 victory on Wednesday.
Tennessee (2-0) found weather conditions a little more pleasant today as
the Vols not only enjoyed warmer temperatures, but hot hitting as the team
combined for 12 hits on the afternoon.
For the second game in a row, the Volunteers opened up the game early by
scoring three runs in the first inning. The inning saw Tennessee grab three
unearned runs off an error by Catamount shortstop Ryan Schade. In the
second inning, first baseman Ryan Case took the wind out of Western
Carolina when he stole home to give Tennessee a 5-0 lead. The last
Volunteer to steal home was Chris Burke against Georgia on April 30 of last
The Tennessee offense racked up seven runs on five hits in the last seven
innings to put the game out of reach. Sophomore second baseman Burke
extended his hitting streak to 18 games while head coach Rod Delmonico
moved to within three games of becoming the all-time winningest coach in
Western Carolina (0-2) utilized five pitchers in the game with Wesley
Overbay (0-1) taking the loss. Tennessee also broke in five pitchers on the
afternoon while junior transfer Jordan DeJong (1-0) took the win for the
Tennessee will travel to Hilo, Hawaii on Friday where they will face
Hawaii-Hilo in a seven-game series beginning on Feb. 6.
Vols stun Catamounts with second victory
Published: Fri Feb 04, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:06 p.m.