KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s baseball team dropped a 7-1 decision to South Carolina Friday night which they will look to avenge with singles games on Saturday and Sunday at Lindsey-Nelson Stadium.
The No. 24-ranked Vols battled the No. 7-ranked Gamecocks to a 1-1 draw through six innings in both teams’ SEC opener this season.
South Carolina struck for three runs in the seventh inning, chasing starter Hunter Martin (3-2) after he allowed two earned runs.
Martin fanned seven while walking one and allowing six hits.
Tennessee baseball freshmen Jay Charleston and Justin Ammons both went 2-for-4 at the plate.
Tennessee has held a regular-season ranking for the first time in at least 10 years, according to school statisticians, and getting a win over a Gamecocks in these next two contests would help extend that feat.
The Vols are 31-43 all-time in opening SEC baseball games, and they now trail the all-time baseball series against South Carolina 36-59.
Tennessee baseball next games
The Vols (12-3, 0-1 SEC) play South Carolina (12-5, 1-0) at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Tennessee finishes the three-game set at 2 p.m. on Sunday
Tennessee left-hander Zach Warren (2-1, 3.44) is scheduled to start against South Carolina’s Will Crowe (3-0, 2.25) in the Saturday game at Lindsey-Nelson Stadium.
Tennessee baseball viewing information
The Vols’ Saturday game can be seen on the SEC Network + broadcast stream.
On Sunday Tennessee’s game will be shown on ESPNU
Tennessee baseball radio
Tennessee baseball games can be heard streamed on UTsports.com