NASHVILLE – It was another great performance from Drew Beam that led 1/1 Tennessee to a 5-0 victory and a streak that swept 3/9 Vanderbilt Sunday afternoon at Hawkins Field.
Beam continued his incredible freshman campaign by going far and throwing his first complete match by a UT pitcher since Garrett Stallings vs. Ole Miss on May 16, 2019.
The native Murfreesboro, Tennessee, only allows two hits, faces a minimum over hitter, and doesn’t allow a Vanderbilt player to get past the base first in the entire game. Beam beat the last 16 players he faced in the competition.
Vols’ bats were controlled early by Commodores’ starter Patrick Reilly – who allowed only one run and two hits in five innings – but went into the second half of the game to help late Tennessee.
Big Orange (27-1, 9-0 SEC) scored four runs in the final three innings after entering the seventh inning 1-0, thanks to a solo run at home by Drew Gilbert in the second half. private.
Lipcius doubled UT’s lead with a clutch RBI two-out early in the seventh half to give Vols a 2-0 lead. Christian Scott scored the only goal to lead the half and won his second with two away goals to move into scoring position before scoring on the Lipcius field only to center.
Tennessee continues its offensive on Friday to add another round of coverage to its tally. Trey Lipscomb lone crept up in the middle with an outfield pass before Evan Russell made his third move of the day to put him into scoring position. Jorel Ortega cost Commodores (20-7, 4-5 SECOND) the free pass with an RBI hit to the center left to make it 3-0.
The Vols added two more runs to a good result on day nine as Gilbert drove the second and third runs of the day with a double to the right. The junior from Stillwater, Minnesota was one of two UT players to finish with multiple shots in the game. Lipcius was the one remaining, finishing 2-to-5 with a run and an RBI.
Spencer Jones and Dominic Keegan had only two Vanderbilt hits in the afternoon as they both finished game 1 to 3.
NEXT: Tennessee is on a 19-game winning streak following a midweek game against Knoxville with another in-state adversary in Lipscomb on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. PT. The Vols will stay home for the next two weekends as they play hosts Missouri and Alabama at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
BEAM IS BIG TIME: First-year student right, right hand Drew Beam continues to rise on his own after each start. Beam became the first Vol pitcher to stop the game entirely since Garrett Stallings in 2019 with his dominant performance on Sunday against Commodores.
The Murfreesboro native has thrown at least 7.1 turns in each of his three SEC games starting this season and has only allowed six hits and one combination in those three games.
SECRET PLAYER HISTORY STARTS: Tennessee’s 9-0 game against the SEC was the best in show history, topping 8-0 against the 1966 Vols. The start was also the second-best of any team. of the SEC since the tournament opened in 1992. The only team with a better record to start the convention game was Florida in 1994 (10-0). UT will have the opportunity to start next Friday with Missouri.
PLAY FROM AHEAD: It’s been quite a while since Tennessee finished this season. The last time the Vols lost a game was in the first inning against Rhode Island on March 13. UT did not track in the 116.0 consecutive innings played.
FIRST, HARD, NO MERCY: The Vols scored their first in all three games this weekend and are now 24-1 on scoring their first goal of the season. UT’s opponents scored their first goal just three times all season.