Jeff Christensen went 4-4 with two doubles and two RBIs as the Tennessee
Volunteers (24-8, 4-4) avoided a three-game sweep as they defeated the
Kentucky Wildcats (21-5, 3-5), 12-3 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Joe Bertolino picked up the win for the Vols as he worked 5 2/3 innings,
allowing three runs on seven hits. Brandon Crowe picked up his second save
as he finished the game in fine fashion by tossing 3 1/3 no-hit innings,
striking out two.
Wildcat starter Rob Carrado (2-1) took the loss as he was one of five
pitchers used on the day. Third baseman Vince Harrison led the Wildcats
with a 3-3 day at the plate.
With two outs and a 5-3 lead in the sixth inning, the Vols took advantage
of two Wildcat errors while getting four hits in plating four runs to take
a 9-3 lead.
Ryan Moffett started the frame with a double down the left field line and
was driven home two batters later on Kris Bennett's single to right.
Following a groundout by Chris Burke, Steve Daniel singled home Bennett and
advanced to second on a error by Kentucky center fielder Beau Moore. Daniel
promptly stole third and scored on wild pitch by Kentucky's Breck Price on
the same play for UT's third run of the inning.
Christensen then singled to left, stole second and third, and scored on a
throwing error by John Wilson, giving the Vols a 9-3 lead.
The Volunteers added three more runs in the seventh on Ryan Case's two-run
double with the bases loaded and a wild pitch that plated Moffett. Moffett
reached on a bunt single and moved to third on the double.
Tennessee began the game by scoring in single runs in the first, second and
third innings to take a 3-0 lead. Sacrifice flies by Kris Bennett in the
second and Brandon Hopkins in the third gave Tennessee the 3-0 lead.
Wilson and Harrison opened the fourth with back-to-back singles and later
scored on groundouts as Kentucky pulled to within 3-2.
Massey's second double and Hopkins' second sacrifice fly gave Tennessee a
5-2 lead after five innings.
The Vols took Monday off before facing East Tennessee State University
today at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, the team returns to Knoxville for a 7 p.m.
game versus Tennessee Tech.
Vol golf squad finishes 13th at Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational
The University of Tennessee men's golf team shot rounds of 292-286-302=880
to finish the final day of the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational in 13th place.
The Vols finished above host Georgia Southern and Ohio State.
Senior Derrick Centers carded his fourth consecutive top-20 finish of the
spring after shooting rounds of 73-67-75=215, to tie for 18th place.
Freshman Andrew Pratt carded the second-best Vol score to tie for 27th
Reigning NCAA champions Georgia stole the tournament by 17 strokes, firing
rounds of 270-274-285=829, 35-under-par. Clemson, NC State, Florida and
Duke round out the top five teams.
Bubba Watson (Georgia) held onto the individual title to top North
Carolina's Max Harris by two strokes. Watson shot a three-round total of
203. Georgia's Nick Cassini and Duke's Matt Krauss round out the top
The Vols will take a few days off before heading to Augusta, Ga. for the
Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational on April 1-2.
Baseball Vols clobber Wildcats
Published: Tue Mar 28, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:11 p.m.