Javi Herrera drove in three runs as the No. 25 Tennessee Volunteers took advantage of four Miami errors in a 7-4 victory over the No. 2 Hurricanes at Mark Light Stadium. Tennessee's win snapped an 18-game winning streak by Miami dating back to last season.
The Volunteers (1-1) out hit the Hurricanes (1-1) for the second-straight day, 13-9, paced by Walter Sevilla and Brandon Hopkins who had three hits each.
Freshman Joey Andrews (1-0) picked up the win in relief of starter Ben Riley who worked 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits with four walks. Andrews worked in-and-out of jams for 3 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Sunday's starter, Jeffery Terrell, retired the final two hitters in the ninth for the save. Hurricanes starter Kiki Bengochea (0-1) was chased in the third as the Vols sent nine men to the plate, scoring four runs in grabbing a 5-0 lead. Bengochea allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Two first inning Hurricane errors helped the Vols take a 1-0 lead. Nick Crowe scored from second on throwing error by Joey Hooft as Hopkins legged out an infield hit.
Then in the third, the Vols plated four runs with two outs in taking a 5-0 lead. The scoring was keyed by two Miami errors and three consecutive RBI hits by Herrera, Adam Smith and Matt Sternberg.
Miami tacked up single runs in the fourth and fifth innings on singles by Haas Pratt and Danny Figueroa, respectively, to cut the lead to 5-2.
The Vols got the two runs back in sixth on Herrera's two-out two-run double to right that plated Sevilla and Hopkins who singled earlier for a 7-2 advantage.
Two Vol errors and a balk in the bottom of the sixth aided Miami in plating its third run as Pratt scored on a groundout, while Kevin Mannix doubled home Kevin Howard in the seventh to make it 7-4.
Results from Sunday's game were unavailable at presstime.