Game Thread: Tennessee vs Middle Tennessee, 2.27 4:30 p.m.



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Oct 22, 2003

Projected starter for Tennessee: Camden Sewell

Series History vs. Middle Tennessee
Overall: UT leads, 37-24
In Knoxville: UT leads, 17-13
In Murfreesboro: UT leads, 18-8
Neutral Sites: MT leads, 3-2
Last Meeting: March 4, 2018 in Knoxville (L, 7-5 in 12 Inn.)

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-3)
  • 2018 Record: 27-27-1 (12-17-1 C-USA)
  • 2018 Postseason: N/A
  • After finishing ninth in the league last year, Middle Tennessee was picked to finish 12th in the 2019 Conference USA Preseason Poll.
  • The Blue Raiders are led by Jim Toman, who is in his first year as head coach with the program after spending nine years as head coach at Liberty from 2008-2016.
  • Middle Tennessee is off to a 3-3 start after posting two wins over Bowling Green and a win over Bradley.
  • Wednesday's matchup will feature the top two teams in the country in earned run average. UT ranks first with an ERA of 0.57 while MT is second with an ERA of 0.80.
  • The Blue Raiders are led by Preseason All-Conference USA selection Blake Benefield. The senior outfielder has been limited to just three hits and two RBI so far this season.
  • Sophomore Nick Carnevale currently leads MT with a .400 batting average and eight hits.

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  • WINGSday for Students: First 100 students get free wings!

Vitello post game after Liberty Win

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