BSB PREVIEW: # 1 Take On Tennessee Tech Flights at Smokies Stadium

KODAK, Tenn. – Tennessee will look to continue its historic winning streak on Tuesday night when the top-ranked Vols take on in-state foe Tennessee Tech at 6:30 pm

The game will be played at nearby Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tennessee, home of the Chicago Cubs Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for Tuesday’s contest can be purchased through the Tennessee Smokies website by clicking HERE.

BROADCAST INFO

Tuesday’s game will be streamed digitally on SEC Network + and the ESPN app. The online broadcasts 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 call the game on the Vol Network (FM 99.1 / AM 990) as well as UTSports.com and the Tennessee Athletics App.

HISTORY SERIES

Overall: Tennessee leads, 72-30-1
In Knoxville: Tennessee Leads, 47-12
In Cookeville: Tennessee leads, 25-18-1
Neutral Sites: N / A
Last Meeting: W, 10-8 (May 11, 2021)

The Vols and Golden Eagles met earlier this season in Knoxville, but the game was called in the fifth inning due to heavy rain with UT leading 5-4. That game will not be made up.

NOTABLE

Timber!

Tuesday’s game will be played with wood bats, marking the first time the Vols have played any game with wood bats in recent memory. The Vols and Smokies played an exhibition game back on April 4, 2006, which is believed to be the last time the team used wood bats in a game.

Chasing History

With last weekend’s sweep of Missouri, Tennessee became the first team in the history of SEC baseball to start conference play 12-0, surpassing the previous record of 11-0 held by LSU (1991), Ole Miss (1964) and Alabama (1940). ).

The Vols enter their meeting with Tennessee Tech on a 23-game winning streak. With a victory on Tuesday, UT would tie the 2015 Texas A&M Aggies for the most consecutive wins by any SEC team in a single season with 24.

Flights Cleaning Crew

Tennessee recorded its seventh series sweep this season after taking care of business against Missouri this past weekend. UT’s seven series sweeps are tied for the most in a single season in program history (7 in 1994).

Not including tournaments, the Vols have recorded 19 series sweeps since 2018 when Tony Vitello took over as head coach.

Series Sweeps by Year Under Calf

2022: 7 | 2021: 5 | 2020: 2 | 2019: 3 | 2018: 2

OPPONENT SCOUT

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

  • Record: 17-12 (2-4 OVC)
  • Head Coach: Matt Bragga (16th year)
  • 2021 OVC Finish: 6th
  • 2022 OVC Preseason Poll: 8th
  • Preseason Honors: N / A
  • State Leaders:
    • Batting Avg: Ed Johnson (.400)
    • Runs: Ed Johnson (36)
    • Hits: Ed Johnson (52)
    • Home Runs: Jason Hinchman (15)
    • RBI: Jason Hinchman (41)
    • Stolen Basics: Ed Johnson (2)
    • Wins: Three players tied (3)
    • Saves: Jackson Berry (2)
    • ERA (min. 10 IP): Frankie Cresta (2.63)
    • Innings Pitched: Peyton Calitri (52.1)
    • Strikeouts: Peyton Calitri (39)

GAME PROMOTIONS

Special t-shirts for Tuesday’s game can be purchased at the game in the Smokies official team store or by visiting one of the UT Vol Shop locations on campus.

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 the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and will allow fans to participate in in-game trivia, the custom filter selfie cam and more throughout the year.

ON DECK

The Vols jump back into SEC play with another important home series against Alabama this weekend at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Friday series opener is set for 6:30 pm

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