JOHNSON CITY - The No. 12 Tennessee Volunteers peppered six East Tennessee State pitchers for a season-high 25 hits with a school-record 10 doubles while using an eight-run second en route to a 20-2 victory at Cardinal Park Tuesday.
Tennessee, winners in 16 of its last 17, improved to 20-3, while ETSU fell to 12-14.
Kyle Norrid went 5-for-7, while Eric King and Brian Cleveland each collected four safeties as every Vol starter collected a hit. King doubled and tripled with a game-high four RBI. Cleveland doubled twice with three RBI, while Norrid added a double with three RBI. Brett Chappell also drove in three runs.
Tennessee broke the game open in the second as it plated eight runs on seven hits, including back-to-back two-run doubles by Eric King and Norrid. Thirteen batters took a hack in the frame with the first nine hitters reaching safely.
The lead grew to 10-0 in the third on Norrid's hit and Chase Headley's double, but the Bucs got two back in the bottom of the frame on Andy Howdeshell's double and a sacrifice fly.
After adding a single run in the fourth, back-to-back two-run doubles by Cleveland and Chappell made it 15-2 in the fifth.
Kelly Edmundson led off the seventh with his first career home run as the Vols tacked on three more for an 18-2.
Mike Kerfeld (3-0), one of seven Tennessee pitchers used on the evening that struck out a season-high 13, earned the win after pitching a designated three innings.
Josh Kite (0-2) took the loss in one-plus inning, giving up seven runs on five hits.
Matt Traylor doubled twice with a run scored to lead the Bucs which pounded out 10 hits.
Tennessee now opens an eight-game home stand against the Auburn Tigers, March 26-28. Game times are 7 p.m., 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. ET.
Diamond Vols rout ETSU 20-2
Published: Thu Mar 25, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:58 p.m.