BSB PREVIEW: #1 Flights Return to Rocky Top to Confront Bellarmine
The Vols are looking for their 12th midweek win of the season on Tuesday. It would only be the third time UT has recorded a dozen midweek wins in a single season since 2001.
MATCH DAY INFORMATION
For the most up-to-date game day information regarding Tennessee baseball, please visit our Gameday Central page by clicking HERE. The Gameday Central baseball page has information on tickets, parking, stadium policies and more.
Season and single tickets for all remaining home games are SALE. Limited standing room will go on sale for all games 90 minutes before the first pitch at the Lindsey Nelson Stadium box office.
Single tickets for all games can also be purchased through Vivid Seats, Tennessee Athletics’ exclusive resale marketplace, by clicking HERE.
In order to keep Lindsey Nelson Stadium as full as possible, we encourage season ticket holders who cannot use their tickets for one or more games to transfer their tickets to someone else (instructions HERE).
Tuesday’s game will be broadcast live on SEC Network+ and the ESPN app with Andy Brock (PxP) calling for action. Online streams can be accessed on any mobile device through WatchESPN. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN app or online at espn.com/watch.
Fans can also listen to the voice of Tennessee baseball John Wilkerson and Vince Ferrara calling the game on the Vol Network (FM 99.1/AM 990) as well as on UTSports.com and the Tennessee Athletics app.
PROJECTED STARTING PITCHERS
HPL Zander Sechrist (4-0, 1.46 ERA) vs. RHP Devin Ecklar (1-3, 10.13 ERA)
Overall: Tennessee leads, 1-0
In Knoxville: Tennessee leads, 1-0
At Louisville: 0-0
Neutral sites: 0-0
Last meeting: W, 9-3 (April 19, 2022 in Knoxville)
Tuesday will be just the second all-time meeting between the Vols and the Knights, the first having taken place just three weeks ago in Knoxville. Bellarmine is in the midst of his second season of Division I competition following his transition from Division II following the 2020 season.
Tennessee won the SEC East Division Championship over the weekend, its second straight year winning the division. The Vols have won eight SEC East titles and won it back-to-back for the first time since the 1994-95 seasons.
lead the charge
The Volunteers were spectacular both at home plate and on the mound, leading the nation in three pitching categories and two batting categories. Tennessee has the best ERA (2.20), WHIP (0.93) and hits allowed per nine innings (5.91) of any team pitcher, while at the board, UT holds the national lead in home runs (110) and slugging percentage (.599)
- Record: 11-35 (8-16ASUN)
- 2021 post-season: N / A
- SWAC 2022 pre-season poll: 11th
- The Head Coach: Larry Owens (9th grade)
- Pre-Season Conference Honors:
- OF Matt Higgins (1st team)
- Heads of statistics:
- Batting average: Matt Higgins (.369)
- Races: Matt Higgins (55)
- Success: Matt Higgins (66)
- Home runs: Matt Higgins (19)
- RBI: Matt Higgins (55)
- Stolen bases: Matt Higgins (14)
- Wins: Pender/Braunecker (3)
- Saves: Nick Parrish (3)
- ERA (min. 20 IP): Nick Parrish (3.33)
- WHIP (min. 20 IP): Gavin Braunecker (1.40)
- Innings pitched: Nolan Pender (73)
- Strikeouts: Gavin Braunecker (45)
Gameday promotions for all Tennessee Athletics home events can be found on the UT Fan Experience page by clicking HERE.
Fans are encouraged to download the My All app for their phones and devices this season. The app is available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store and will allow fans to participate in in-game quizzes, selfie camera with custom filter and more throughout the year.
ON THE BRIDGE
The Vols continue their homestand, hosting the No. 22/NR Georgia at Rocky Top for a weekend streak starting Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET.