The win column keeps growing, and the positive attention does the same.
But the message stays firm.
"Like I continue to remind these guys," said Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano, "we can't win enough to ever get bored. Winning feels too good."
On Sunday, the Volunteers pushed across seven runs in the first two innings, and freshman hurler Kyle Serrano turned in his sharpest performance of the season, giving No. 28 Tennessee more than enough firepower for a 9-4 win over Quinnipiac at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
"I'm never going to complain about a sweep — ever, ever, ever," Dave Serrano said after Sunday's win. "We haven't won enough nor will we ever win enough to ever complain about a sweep.
"I will not allow us to ever get satisfied with anything but our best every single time. It's another learning process for this team. Fortunately we're 10-0, and we're proud of that."
After scraping together enough offense for a late inning win on Saturday, the UT offense exploded out the gates, needing just three hitters to produce the game's first score.
Following a walk to Scott Price and a Will Maddox (3-for-5, 3 runs) single, left fielder Christin Stewart launched a thunderous home run high off the scoreboard in right-center field, giving the Vols an early 3-0 lead.
"I mean he scorched that ball," Dave Serrano said. "Stewie's been scuffling a little bit. I know the coaches have been working on his swing, and he really let that ball get deep and scorched that ball. The wind was blowing pretty good, and he hit the ball three quarters up the scoreboard.
"That's always a good thing on a Sunday when you're going for a sweep."
Stewart, who had been 0-for-his-last-12 before the first-inning blast, said taking a more simplified approach at the plate heavily-factored into the towering blast.
"I just was maybe thinking a little bit (too much)," Stewart said. "I just had to go back to how I was swinging — just see ball, hit ball and just make good contact."
With an early three-run lead to work with, Kyle Serrano (2-0, 3.29 ERA) stifled the Bobcat offense over six innings, surrendering just two hits and one run with a season-best five strikeouts.
"He put in a lot of work this week," Dave Serrano said. "We found some mechanical stuff with his arm behind his back. Obviously I know him like the back of my hand because I've been around him my whole life. He really worked on fixing some things and some mechanical stuff. I'm not a big mechanical guy myself as a coach, but there was some definite flaws in his delivery that we ironed out.
"It's still a work in progress. He knows that just like I said to him today. It's a step. He has more steps to go."
The freshman right hander, who lowered his ERA by more than a run with Sunday's effort, said he honed in on successfully locating down in the strike zone.
"I think the stuff was a lot better (today) because it was down," Kyle Serrano said. "It's always going to be better when it's down. It's harder to hit. That's the main thing that I worked on was some stuff that was going to help me get the ball down, and it turned out to be a lot better today."
UT struck again in the second with a four spot as the Vols capitalized on two Quinnipiac walks and a catcher's interference. Vincent Jackson, Nathaniel Maggio and Taylor Smart all drove in runs during the frame.
Smart's run-scoring single jumpstarted Sunday's three-hit performance and was part of a 6-for-9 overall weekend effort for the senior infielder.
On Saturday, Smart delivered a walk-off single that capped off a comeback victory in Game Two of the series. The Vols trailed 3-1 after seven but scored single runs in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings. Andy Cox tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Andrew Lee.
"It wasn't easy," Dave Serrano said after Saturday's win, "but we passed, and I commend our guys for that. They're not quitting. There not perfect — they never will be perfect — but they keep fighting."
In Friday's matchup, no late-inning heroics were necessary as the Vols scored eight runs in the initial five frames, highlighted by Maddox's three-run blast.
"It was a pretty fat pitch I got there," Maddox said on Friday. "I hit it pretty good. I've been working hard on just staying through balls, and I was able to on that at-bat."
With the UT offense smoothly clicking, senior Nick Williams delivered another solid mound performance, surrendering just two hits and one run over seven frames.
"Our focus was good," Dave Serrano said on Friday. "That's a concern sometimes, when you're on a roll as a team, and you're playing good baseball, and then you have a team that you don't recognize maybe as a powerhouse.
"But it's still baseball, and you still got to go out there and do things better than the other team."