Pick'em - South Carolina 3/13-3/15

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Past series against SC. Game 1, 5/6/2005.

KNOXVILLE -- Julio Borbon singled home the winning run with two outs in the eighth inning to lift Tennessee to a 3-2 win over South Carolina in the opener of a key Southeastern Conference weekend series here Friday.
A crowd of 2,155 saw Josh Alley begin the Vols' rally with a leadoff walk. He advanced to second on a groundout by Eli Iorg and scored when Borbon lined his single to left off South Carolina reliever Brent Marsh.
Luke Hochevar fanned 13 Gamecocks over eight innings to lift his season total to 107. He allowed only four hits and faced just one above the minimum over his final five innings.
"I didn't locate my fastball early on and my pitch-count ran up," said Hochevar, who had thrown 60 pitches through three frames. "But I got in a groove after the third and really settled in."
Sean Watson struck out the side in the ninth, allowing only a two-out hit to Chris Brown before recording his fourth save.
"We pitched really well, played good defense and got timely hitting and that was the difference," UT head coach Rod Delmonicosaid. He added that Hochevar appears to pitch his best once the early innings have passed.
"After the third inning of the last two games he has really settled down. Part of it is he's just coming out a little too juiced and over-throwing a little bit. One he settled down, he really pitched well."
The junior right-hander allowed a pair of runs after two were retired in the third. Steven Tolleson belted a solo homer to left center -- only the third off Hochevar this season -- and Steve Pearce followed with a walk and later scored on a passed ball.
The Vols answered in their half of the third when J.P. Arencibia broke Todd Helton's UT freshman home run record with a two-run, two-out blast to left. It was the catcher's 12th round-tripper, eclipsing Helton's 1993 mark.
"It's an honor," Arencibia said of matching the former All-America first baseman. "He's an all-star, he's a former player of the year and it's great to be just on the same page as that guy."
Hochevar improved to 11-2 and lowered his earned-run average to 1.77. He improved to eighth on the UT season list for strikeouts in a season.
South Carolina starter Aaron Rawl nearly matched the Tennessee ace through his seven and one-third innings, permitting only three hits while striking out four. Rawl fell to 7-5 with the loss.
Eric King and Michael Rivera added hits for the Vols, while Mark Stanley, Michael Campbell, Jon Willard and Davy Gregg hit safely for South Carolina.
Tennessee, 33-14 and 13-8 in the SEC, pulled within one-half game of Florida for the SEC East lead after the Gators lost 4-1 at Arkansas. South Carolina remains third in the division at 12-10 while dropping to 32-14 overall.
The teams meet again Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Craig Cobb (5-2) starts for Tennessee against South Carolina's Zac McCamie (8-2)
 
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Game 2.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee third baseman Chase Headley hit a series-clinching, RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday afternoon to give the No. 13 Volunteers baseball team a dramatic 6-5 win over South Carolina at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Freshman designated hitter J.P. Arencibia scored the game-winning run after reaching on a single.
Headley's clutch hit- which fell just short of diving Gamecocks centerfielder Davy Gregg - was just the Vols' third hit since the fifth inning. Tennessee (34-14, 14-8 SEC) finished with 10 hits to South Carolina's (32-15, 12-11 SEC) seven.
Gamecocks starter Zac McCamie was solid in nine innings of action. The senior right-hander allowed five runs on eight hits with one walk and four strikeouts. Closer Brent Marsh came on to work the 10th inning for South Carolina. He took the loss and dropped to 2-2 on the year after giving up one run on two hits in 1/3 inning.
Tennessee sophomore right-hander Craig Cobb worked eight efficient innings and allowed five runs on seven hits with two walks and a strikeout. He retired 19 of 21 batters at one point and sat down the side in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings.
Cobb gave way to sophomore Sean Watson, who got the win after tossing two innings and walking three. Watson improved to 6-3 with the victory, which came just one day after he recorded his fourth save of the year.
The day's scoring started in the top of the first inning, as South Carolina first baseman Steve Pearce sent an RBI single through the left side of the infield. Steven Tolleson scored from second on the play, barely beating Headley's throw to home plate.
The Vols dealt an even bigger blow in their half of the first, as their Nos. 2-6 batters all crossed home plate in the inning. Junior right fielder Eli Iorg hit a one-out triple off the wall in right center and was then driven in on an RBI basehit by Arencibia. Senior shortstop Eric King then knocked in Arencibia and Headley with an RBI single of his own.
Vols catcher Kelly Edmundson capped UT's five-run first inning with a two-RBI single to left field that allowed freshman left fielder Julio Borbon and King to both score. Borbon had previously reached base on his 17th bunt single of the season. In total, Tennessee posted five runs on six hits in the inning to take a 5-1 lead into the second. The Vols would not score again until the 10th.
In the top of the fourth inning, Gamecocks designated hitter Ryan Mahoney plated Michael Campbell with a bloop single to shallow center field, trimming the Vols' lead to three runs. Then in the seventh, South Carolina third baseman Neil Giesler hit a three-run shot to right field, knotting the score at 5-5. Prior to the seventh inning, the Gamecocks had only four baserunners on the day.
The Gamecocks put runners on first and second base with two outs in the top of the 10th, but Watson got second baseman Chris Brown to groundout and end the inning.
Tennessee is now 2-0 in extra-inning games this season. The Vols have not swept an SEC series yet this season.
The series concludes Sunday at 2 p.m. Freshman left-hander James Adkins (6-2, 2.58 ERA) takes the mound for Tennessee, while South Carolina has not announced its starter.
 
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Game 3. Those that chose sweep and double chose well. Though, OT and his committee found a loophole and denied NorCal points.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- After winning a pair of one-run ballgames earlier in the weekend, the No. 13 Tennessee baseball team posted a convincing 11-5 win over South Carolina Sunday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The victory put an exclamation point on the Volunteers' first Southeastern Conference series sweep of the season, and Tennessee now stands atop the SEC with a 35-14 (15-8 SEC) record.
Freshman All-America candidate James Adkins enjoyed a solid outing for the Vols and picked up the win to improve to 7-2 on the year. The Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native allowed three runs on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
Offensively, the Vols were led by senior Alex Suarez, who had three RBIs on two hits. Four other Vols had multiple hits, and three drove in two runs each. Tennessee posted 15 hits to just seven for South Carolina (32-16, 12-12 SEC). The weekend series drew 4,902.
Suarez produced Tennessee's first run of the day when he sent an RBI single through the left side of the infield, driving in shortstop Eric King from second base.
The Vols added three more runs on five hits in the bottom of the third. Junior right fielder Eli Iorg doubled to leadoff the inning and later scored on an RBI basehit by freshman designated hitter J.P. Arencibia. Arencibia then plated UT's third run of the day when fellow freshman Julio Borbon singled to right field.
South Carolina starting pitcher Jason Fletcher was lifted after Borbon's RBI basehit and was replaced by right-hander Jeff Jeffords, whose first pitch hit King to load the bases with no outs. Following a double play, Vols third baseman Chase Headley crossed home plate on an RBI double by junior catcher Kelly Edmundson.
Tennessee once again loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and went on to score seven runs on four hits. Arencibia drew a bases-loaded walk, enabling Suarez to come home. Headley brought in two more runs when he laced a two-RBI double to left field, and he later scored when Michael Rivera was hit by a pitch with the bases still loaded. Borbon added to Tennessee's seven-run inning when he scored on an RBI single by Edmundson.
In his second at-bat of the inning, Suarez knocked in King and Rivera to make the score 11-0 heading into the seventh. After six innings, Tennessee had twice as many hit batsmen (4) as South Carolina had hits (2).
South Carolina dashed all hopes of a Tennessee shutout by putting up three runs in the top of the eighth inning. The first run came off an RBI double by catcher Ryan Mahoney, and Phil Disher and Steven Tolleson each also drove in runs for the Gamecocks.
The Gamecocks cut UT's lead to six runs in the top of the ninth when outfielder Brendan Winn hit a two-run home run to left field.
Senior right-hander Joey Andrews pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for Tennessee and was touched for two runs (one earned) on one hit while striking out two. Andrews' 65th career appearance as a Vol (fourth-most all-time in school history) capped a weekend during which he also earned his degree in marketing.
Fletcher allowed four runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout in just two innings on the hill for South Carolina. Jeffords worked three innings and surrendered two runs on three hits with one strikeout. Four other Gamecocks relievers combined to give up five runs on six hits through the final three innings.
Tennessee now travels to Baton Rouge, La., for a three-game weekend series at LSU (33-16, 14-10 SEC) featuring SEC division leaders.
 
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Game 3. Those that chose sweep and double chose well. Though, OT and his committee found a loophole and denied NorCal points.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- After winning a pair of one-run ballgames earlier in the weekend, the No. 13 Tennessee baseball team posted a convincing 11-5 win over South Carolina Sunday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The victory put an exclamation point on the Volunteers' first Southeastern Conference series sweep of the season, and Tennessee now stands atop the SEC with a 35-14 (15-8 SEC) record.
Freshman All-America candidate James Adkins enjoyed a solid outing for the Vols and picked up the win to improve to 7-2 on the year. The Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native allowed three runs on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
Offensively, the Vols were led by senior Alex Suarez, who had three RBIs on two hits. Four other Vols had multiple hits, and three drove in two runs each. Tennessee posted 15 hits to just seven for South Carolina (32-16, 12-12 SEC). The weekend series drew 4,902.
Suarez produced Tennessee's first run of the day when he sent an RBI single through the left side of the infield, driving in shortstop Eric King from second base.
The Vols added three more runs on five hits in the bottom of the third. Junior right fielder Eli Iorg doubled to leadoff the inning and later scored on an RBI basehit by freshman designated hitter J.P. Arencibia. Arencibia then plated UT's third run of the day when fellow freshman Julio Borbon singled to right field.
South Carolina starting pitcher Jason Fletcher was lifted after Borbon's RBI basehit and was replaced by right-hander Jeff Jeffords, whose first pitch hit King to load the bases with no outs. Following a double play, Vols third baseman Chase Headley crossed home plate on an RBI double by junior catcher Kelly Edmundson.
Tennessee once again loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and went on to score seven runs on four hits. Arencibia drew a bases-loaded walk, enabling Suarez to come home. Headley brought in two more runs when he laced a two-RBI double to left field, and he later scored when Michael Rivera was hit by a pitch with the bases still loaded. Borbon added to Tennessee's seven-run inning when he scored on an RBI single by Edmundson.
In his second at-bat of the inning, Suarez knocked in King and Rivera to make the score 11-0 heading into the seventh. After six innings, Tennessee had twice as many hit batsmen (4) as South Carolina had hits (2).
South Carolina dashed all hopes of a Tennessee shutout by putting up three runs in the top of the eighth inning. The first run came off an RBI double by catcher Ryan Mahoney, and Phil Disher and Steven Tolleson each also drove in runs for the Gamecocks.
The Gamecocks cut UT's lead to six runs in the top of the ninth when outfielder Brendan Winn hit a two-run home run to left field.
Senior right-hander Joey Andrews pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for Tennessee and was touched for two runs (one earned) on one hit while striking out two. Andrews' 65th career appearance as a Vol (fourth-most all-time in school history) capped a weekend during which he also earned his degree in marketing.
Fletcher allowed four runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout in just two innings on the hill for South Carolina. Jeffords worked three innings and surrendered two runs on three hits with one strikeout. Four other Gamecocks relievers combined to give up five runs on six hits through the final three innings.
Tennessee now travels to Baton Rouge, La., for a three-game weekend series at LSU (33-16, 14-10 SEC) featuring SEC division leaders.
can you do an audio recoding in a Vince Ferrara type voice of the 3 game recap and post it?
 

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