Tennessee’s softball team extended its win streak to 12 games with a 9-0, 5-inning run-rule victory at No. 20 Kentucky on Friday night.
The No. 17-ranked Lady Vols (33-5, 7-3 SEC) play the Wildcats (24-9, 5-5) in the second game of the series at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The game can be seen via the SEC Network/WatchESPN.
Scarlett McSwain had a 3-RBI double in the top of the third inning as Tennessee raced to a 5-0 lead before adding four more in the fourth to make it 9-0 and bring the run rule into play.
Pitcher Matty Moss made sure the mercy rule came into effect by shutting out Kentucky all five innings, allowing just two hits.
Brooke Vines stayed red-hot at the plate on Friday night, extending her hitting streak to 12 games while scoring three runs in the contest.
It was Tennessee’s first road game since March 19 at Arkansas.