BSB PREVIEW: #1 Cap Homestand Flights vs. Alabama A&M

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Knoxville, Tenn. –Tennessee No. 1/1 wraps up its five-game home game Tuesday night against Alabama A&M at 6 p.m. inside Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The Vols come out of their 12and straight weekend series win after winning two of No. 17/19 Auburn’s three games over the weekend.

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.

TICKET INFORMATION

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).

BROADCAST INFORMATION

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.

SERIES HISTORY

Overall: Tennessee leads, 1-0
In Knoxville: Tennessee leads, 1-0
In Huntsville: 0-0
Neutral sites: 0-0
Last meeting: W, 9-1 (March 15, 2011 in Knoxville)

Tuesday will be just the second all-time meeting between the Vols and the Bulldogs. Tennessee won the only previous meeting by a score of 9-1 in 2011.

NOTABLE

Fastest at 40

With a victory over Auburn in Sunday’s rubber game, Tennessee became the first team in the nation to reach the 40-win mark this season, in just 44 games. The Vols are only the second SEC team to record 40 wins in 44 games since the league expanded in 1992. South Carolina in 2000 was the only other team to accomplish the feat during that time.

The mark of the century

The Big Orange threw six home runs last Friday to hit the century mark for the season. After hitting three more homers on Saturday and Sunday, UT enters Tuesday’s contest with an NCAA-leading 103 longballs this season, eight more than second-place Old Dominion (95) and 17 more than third-place Texas. (86). The Vols need just five more home runs to break the current single-season program record of 107 set in 1998.

The volunteer firefighter

Red Shirt Junior Flamethrower Ben Joyce put on a show in its four scoreless relief innings Sunday against Auburn.

According to Tennessee’s YakkerTech data tracking system, the Knoxville native threw 28 pitches that were clocked at 103 mph or faster. Of those 28 locations, 15 were 104 mph or faster and three were 105 mph or faster. His fastest pitch of the day was clocked at 105.5 mph, which is the fastest pitch in college baseball history and would be the second fastest pitch recorded in Major League Baseball, at just 0. .3 mph behind Aroldis Chapman, who threw a 105.8 mph pitch like a Cincinnati Red against the San Diego Padres on September 24, 2010.

ADVERSARY SCOUT

Alabama A&M Bulldogs

  • Record: 8-30 (5-16 SWACs)
  • 2021 post-season: N / A
  • SWAC 2022 pre-season poll: 5and in the East Division
  • The Head Coach: Elliott Jones (2nd year)
  • Pre-Season Conference Honors: Nothing
  • Heads of statistics:
    • Batting average: Janmikell Bastardo (.354)
    • Races: Tim Dixon (25)
    • Hits: Tim Dixon (40)
    • Home runs: Jared Tribett (8)
    • RBI: Jared Tribett (29)
    • Stolen Bases: Nemo Wright (12)
    • Wins: Evan Crenshaw (3)
    • Stops: Crenshaw/Figueroa (1)
    • ERA (min. 15 IP): Jose Figueroa (3.89)
    • WHIP (min. 15 IP): Jose Figueroa (1.49)
    • Innings pitched: Josue Torres (61.2)
    • Strikeouts: José Figueroa (45)

GAME PROMOTIONS

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 head north to Lexington to take on Kentucky for a three-game series that runs Thursday through Saturday. Thursday’s series opener kicks off at 7 p.m. ET and will air live on the SEC Network.

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