OXFORD, Miss. - The Tennessee Volunteers played for the big inning as they scored four runs in each of the second, third and sixth frames en route to a 14-6 victory over the No. 6 Mississippi Rebels at Swayze Field.
The victory provided Tennessee with its second Southeastern Conference series win of the year, while putting the Volunteers above the .500 mark for the first time at 23-22. They had reached the .500 mark three previous times but could never get that next win until today's triumph.
Brandon Hopkins went 3-for-4 as one of five Vols to collect at least two hits as they pounded out 15. Walter Sevilla and Matt Sternberg each drove in three runs while Jordan Czarniecki added two.
Jeffery Terrell (4-6), who picked up the save in Friday night's 8-5 win, worked 7 2/3 innings for his fourth win. He was touched for five runs on 13 hits as Tennessee improved to 8-12 in the SEC, closing to within two games of the Auburn Tigers for eighth place in the conference standings to reach the tournament.
Track sets record at Relays
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - It's beginning to sound like a broken record, but the Vols have another 2002 world leader with a sizzling 4x200M relay winner at the Penn Relays Saturday. Speaking of broken records, Tennessee's 1:20.20 finish in the 4x200M relay smashed another school standard in the final day of the 108th Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field.
In addition to winning the 4x200, Tennessee took the 4x100M crown Saturday after winning the shuttle hurdle title Friday to give the Vols three relay wins at the 2002 Penn Relays. Tennessee stands third among all collegiate teams with 28 Penn Relays champions since 1966. Counting open and championship winners, the Volunteers boast 66 Penn Relays titles since 1949.
"Tennessee was the star of the show," head coach Bill Webb said. "The Vols represented well. It was a good weekend for the Tennessee Vols. Everyone ran well, but I'm particularly proud of Leonard's (Scott) strong anchor leg to pass the leaders and give us the win in the 4x100."
Vols' 14-6 victory over Rebels delivers second SEC series win
Published: Mon Apr 29, 2002 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 04:17 p.m.