Tennessee looks to bounce back against SEC-leading Auburn at 6 tonight after dropping a 3-2 decision in the series opener.
The Vols (17-14, 3-10) are expected to throw Garrett Stallings (2-0, 3.00 ERA) against the No. 10-ranked Tigers (26-10, 9-4).
Auburn, which is off to its best season start in 14 years, moved to 5-0 this season in SEC series openers and 11-2 in one-run games by squeezing out the Thursday night win.
Tennessee’s Hunter Martin became the first Vols’ pitcher to throw a complete game since 2013, surrendering three runs and seven hits with seven strikeouts and no walks allowed.
— Tennessee Baseball (@Vol_Baseball) April 14, 2017
Vols’ shortstop Jordan Rodgers doubles in the ninth inning and has reached base safety in each of the 30 games he has started this season.
Still, it was another defeat, and only Alabama (2-11) has a worse SEC record than the Vols at this point of the season.
Tennessee took two of three from then-No. 7 Florida last weekend in Gainesville, however, and the Vols can still win the series with wins tonight and in Saturday’s 2 p.m. game