Vols Go 3-0 At Round Rock, Including Win Over #25 Stanford

Sunday, February 23, 2020
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Tennessee completed its weekend in Texas with a perfect 3-0 record after beating No. 25 Stanford, 7-2, on Sunday afternoon at the Round Rock Classic.

The Vols took advantage of the Cardinal's spotty defense and inconsistent relief pitching to improve to 7-0 on the year.
Stanford committed five errors and walked seven batters on the afternoon.


Luc Lipcius and Pete Derkay had UT's two biggest hits of the day. Lipcius got the Big Orange on the board with an RBI triple in the second inning while Derkay provided the Vols with some breathing room in the seventh thanks to his two-out, pinch-hit single that drove in a pair of runs and extended the lead to four.

Liam Spence and Zach Daniels also drove in runs for the Vols as they were able to pull away late to turn a close game into a comfortable win.

Freshman left hander Drew Gilbert earned his first-career win after tossing 4.1 solid innings in relief of starter Elijah Pleasants. Gilbert allowed just one run on five hits and struck out three.

Redmond Walsh slammed the door to pick up his first save of the season. The redshirt junior closer did not allow a hit and struck out four batters in three shutout innings.

Alex Williams was the hard-luck loser for Stanford, falling to 1-1 on the year. The right hander allowed just three hits and struck out 10 in 5.2 innings pitched. All three runs he surrendered were unearned.

The Vols return home to start a 10-game homestand with a pair of midweek games on Tuesday and Wednesday against Northern Kentucky and UNC Asheville. Get your tickets at AllVols.com.
 
With Sunday's win, the Vols were crowned champions of the inaugural Round Rock Classic. Tennessee was the only team in the field to go undefeated. The Big Orange outscored their three opponents 21-8 on the weekend.

You won't find many players more effective at pinch hitting than Derkay, who is now 9-for-17 with seven RBI in his UT career as a pinch hitter after Sunday's two-run single in the seventh inning.

It was another good weekend for Daniels, who was one of the Vols' top hitters throughout the tournament. The junior slugger has now recorded at least one hit and one RBI in the last six games.

UTC Volleyball’s Gauthreaux Returns For Redshirt Senior Season

Lady Flames Success Boosts Growing Interest in Lacrosse

Vols' Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt Stresses Health, Safety In Friday Media Session


“When she went down with a season-ending injury early into camp, it was difficult for all of us within our program to understand why it happened, because of all that she had done to prepare for ... (click for more)

The Lee women's lacrosse team was riding a program-best four game winning streak and was preparing to host nationally ranked Saint Leo when the decision came down that play would be suspended ... (click for more)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee head football coach Jeremy Pruitt met with members of the media on Friday via the Zoom platform as the Volunteers continue to practice social distancing during the ... (click for more)




Sports

UTC Volleyball’s Gauthreaux Returns For Redshirt Senior Season

“When she went down with a season-ending injury early into camp, it was difficult for all of us within our program to understand why it happened, because of all that she had done to prepare for a great senior season,” said head coach Travis Filar. “And it was especially hard on Mikaela that just like that, her season was done.” Gauthreaux was coming off a stellar junior season ... (click for more)

Lady Flames Success Boosts Growing Interest in Lacrosse

The Lee women's lacrosse team was riding a program-best four game winning streak and was preparing to host nationally ranked Saint Leo when the decision came down that play would be suspended effective Mar. 13. The season would end officially two weeks later with the Lady Flames 6-2 on the season. The last game of the year was a dominating 23-3 road victory over Converse College. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

75 People Die In 1 Day In Georgia From Coronavirus As Toll Hits 294; Cases Rise To 7,558; Man, 82, Dies At Chattooga County

Georgia state health officials said Wednesday that 294 people in the state have died of the coronavirus - 75 more than reported on Sunday morning. The cases have spiraled to 7,558 up from 7,314 on Sunday. Officials said 1,393 have been hospitalized in Georgia with the deadly virus - up from 1,222 on Friday. Whitfield County has increased to 18 cases with one death. ... (click for more)

Tennessee Adds 21 Deaths To Coronavirus Toll; Nashville Has 110 New Cases In A Day; Alstom Big Blue Building To Be Used For Patients In "Worst Case Scenario"

Tennessee now has 65 coronavirus deaths - up 21 since the Sunday report. Cases have gone up from 3,663 to 3,802. Hamilton County is now reporting nine coronavirus deaths. A 10th person died earlier in a Chattanooga hospital, but was from an area county. There have been 85 coronavirus cases within Hamilton County thus far, according to the latest report. Officials said ... (click for more)

Opinion

Perspective On The Virus

First, the coronavirus problem: We all know the current numbers of 'cases' and deaths attributed to the coronavirus keep changing -- always increasing, moment by moment. (Except in China; somehow it seems they quickly got their latest invention completely under control! Makes you wonder, don't it?) The number of recoveries is also increasing, although we don't hear much about recoveries; ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Embarrassed Navy

After a week of turmoil, where Navy Captain Brett Crozier was accused of “panicking” when the coronavirus infected his 5,000-man aircraft carrier and was almost instantly fired, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modley put an exclamation point on the better truth that he’s the one who panicked because he thought that is what President Trump would have wanted. No, what should ... (click for more)