Tennessee vs Wright State Game 1 Thread - 4:00pm

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Happy Friday! I am ready for some baseball.

Go Vols!

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The high-scoring Tennessee baseball team is back in action at home this weekend as the 11th-ranked Vols host Wright State Friday-Sunday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
MORE INFO
GAME & BROADCAST INFO

NO. 11 TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (12-0)
Roster Schedule Stats Notes (PDF) WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS (3-8)
Roster Schedule Stats


The Big Orange enter the series unbeaten at 13-0 after a midweek thrashing of Longwood. UT is one of only four undefeated teams remaining in college baseball.

Broadcast Info
All three games will be streamed on WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app. Joel Silverberg will have the call for Friday's contest, while Vince Ferrara will call the action on Saturday and Sunday.

Fans can also listen to the games on UTSports.com and the UT Gameday app.

Projected Starting Pitchers
Game 1:
RHP Chad Dallas (3 GS, 3-0, 1.59 ERA) vs. RHP Daniel Kreuzer (3 GS, 0-3, 7.04 ERA)
Game 2: TBD vs. RHP Bradley Brehmer (3 GS, 0-3, 8.36 ERA)
Game 3: RHP Chase Wallace (3 GS, 1-0, 3.21 ERA) vs. RHP Austin Cline (3 GS, 1-2, 7.90 ERA)

Series History vs. Wright State
Overall: UT leads, 1-0
In Knoxville: UT leads, 1-0
In Dayton: N/A
Neutral Sites: N/A
Last Meeting: W, 16-4 (March 20, 2007)

Notable
Vols Rank Among the Nation's Leaders

Tennessee enters this weekend ranked among the nation's leaders in a handful of statistical categories. The Vols rank among the top 25 in the country in each of the following categories:

Offense
  • Batting Average: .325 (12th)
  • Doubles: 32 (9th)
  • Hits: 149 (4th)
  • Home Runs: 24 (1st)
  • On-Base Percentage: .458 (3rd)
  • Runs: 153 (1st)
  • Runs/Game: 11.8 (1st)
  • Slugging Percentage: .560 (4th)
  • Stolen Bases: 26 (14th)
  • Walks: 109 (1st)
Pitching
  • ERA: 1.46 (3rd)
  • Hits Allowed/Nine Innings: 5.54 (6th)
  • Shutouts: 3 (4th)
  • Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio: 5.63 (2nd)
  • WHIP: 0.82 (2nd)
  • Walks Allowed/Nine Innings: 1.85 (2nd)
Here Come the Vols
Tennessee moved up or into all of the major college baseball polls this week after posting a 5-0 record last week. The Vols debuted at No. 11 in the USA Today Top 25 poll, their highest ranking in any poll since being ranked No. 11 in Baseball America's 2007 preseason poll.

UT entered play this week ranked No. 16 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (up seven spots), No. 16 by the NCBWA (up eight spots), No. 17 by Perfect game (up two spots) and No. 20 by D1Baseball.com (up four spots). The Big Orange also made their season debut in Baseball America's poll, coming in at No. 18.

Historic Home Run Pace
UT has come out of the gates swinging this season with a nation-leading 24 home runs through 13 games this season. The Vols have hit multiple home runs in 11 of their 13 games and have hit more homers (24) than runs have been scored against them (22).

Tennessee hit 11 home runs in five games last week with eight different players going deep. In total, 13 different players have already hit a home run for the Vols this season.

Precision Pitching
The Vols' pitching staff has been every bit as impressive as the offense so far this season, leading the SEC in ERA (1.46), strikeout-to-walk ration (5.63), WHIP (0.82) and walks allowed per nine innings (1.85).

Over five games last week, UT's pitching staff posted a 1.00 ERA and allowed just six runs (five earned) over 45.0 innings. The staff held opposing hitters to a .184 batting average and had 43 strikeouts while issuing just six walks.

The bullpen was even more dominant than the starting pitching, allowing just two runs and one walk while striking out 23 batters in 26.1 innings pitched. In UT's series sweep of George Washington, the bullpen did not allow a single run or walk in 14.0 innings and racked up nine strikeouts.

Soularie Starting to Heat Up
After a slow start to the season, Tennessee preseason All-American Alerick Soularie has started to heat up over the past few weeks. The Houston native ranked second on the team with a .412 batting average last week, racking up seven hits, five runs scored, two homers and five RBI. In Tuesday's midweek win over Longwood, Soularie hit his third home run of the year and finished the night with two hits, three runs and four RBI.
 
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Wright State Raiders (3-8)

  • 2019 Record: 42-17 (22-8 Horizon League)
  • 2019 Postseason: N/A
  • Head Coach: Alex Sogard (2nd season) // Was named Horizon League Coach of the Year during his first season at the helm in 2019 after leading the Raiders to a regular-season conference title.
  • Wright State was picked to finish second in the Horizon League Preseason Poll.
  • Tennessee will be the third SEC opponents for the Raiders already this season. They were swept by Mississippi State to open the year and were also swept by Auburn last weekend.
  • One of Wright State's three wins on the year was against then No. 1 Louisville, 10-3, on Feb. 19.
  • The Raiders returned 21 players from last season's team, including sophomore infielder Tyler Black, who was named to the 2019 Horizon League First Team and All-Freshman Team after hitting .353 with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 41 RBI. They also return Horizon League All-Freshman team honoree Damon Dues, who hit .307 with 14 extra base hits and 33 RBI in 2019.
  • Redshirt junior outfielder Quincy Hamilton leads the team with a .357 batting average, 15 hits, one home run and seven RBI entering this weekend's series.
  • Wright State's pitching has struggled so far this season. The Raiders have a 6.56 team ERA and their projected weekend rotation on Daniel Kreuzer, Bradley Brehmer and Austin Cline are a combined 1-8 so far this season.
 
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Let's keep our Undefeated Season of Baseball going. Wright State comes in for a 3 game weekend. 1st game is today starting at 4 pm ET. Let's hope to get our great TN Vols to a blistering 14-0 record start for 2020.

Game will stream on Watchespn.com for ALL games this weekend. SEC Network + = online streaming. Don't know about Wright State.
 
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I started a thread on this topic. Did not see this one posted. I asked Mods that it be Deleted and merged here....

GBO !!! Let's play some good-time winning TN Baseball this weekend !!! :p:p:p
 
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Happy Friday! I am ready for some baseball.

Go Vols!

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The high-scoring Tennessee baseball team is back in action at home this weekend as the 11th-ranked Vols host Wright State Friday-Sunday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
MORE INFO
GAME & BROADCAST INFO

NO. 11 TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (12-0)
Roster Schedule Stats Notes (PDF) WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS (3-8)
Roster Schedule Stats


The Big Orange enter the series unbeaten at 13-0 after a midweek thrashing of Longwood. UT is one of only four undefeated teams remaining in college baseball.

Broadcast Info
All three games will be streamed on WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app. Joel Silverberg will have the call for Friday's contest, while Vince Ferrara will call the action on Saturday and Sunday.

Fans can also listen to the games on UTSports.com and the UT Gameday app.

Projected Starting Pitchers
Game 1:
RHP Chad Dallas (3 GS, 3-0, 1.59 ERA) vs. RHP Daniel Kreuzer (3 GS, 0-3, 7.04 ERA)
Game 2: TBD vs. RHP Bradley Brehmer (3 GS, 0-3, 8.36 ERA)
Game 3: RHP Chase Wallace (3 GS, 1-0, 3.21 ERA) vs. RHP Austin Cline (3 GS, 1-2, 7.90 ERA)

Series History vs. Wright State
Overall: UT leads, 1-0
In Knoxville: UT leads, 1-0
In Dayton: N/A
Neutral Sites: N/A
Last Meeting: W, 16-4 (March 20, 2007)

Notable
Vols Rank Among the Nation's Leaders

Tennessee enters this weekend ranked among the nation's leaders in a handful of statistical categories. The Vols rank among the top 25 in the country in each of the following categories:

Offense
  • Batting Average: .325 (12th)
  • Doubles: 32 (9th)
  • Hits: 149 (4th)
  • Home Runs: 24 (1st)
  • On-Base Percentage: .458 (3rd)
  • Runs: 153 (1st)
  • Runs/Game: 11.8 (1st)
  • Slugging Percentage: .560 (4th)
  • Stolen Bases: 26 (14th)
  • Walks: 109 (1st)
Pitching
  • ERA: 1.46 (3rd)
  • Hits Allowed/Nine Innings: 5.54 (6th)
  • Shutouts: 3 (4th)
  • Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio: 5.63 (2nd)
  • WHIP: 0.82 (2nd)
  • Walks Allowed/Nine Innings: 1.85 (2nd)
Here Come the Vols
Tennessee moved up or into all of the major college baseball polls this week after posting a 5-0 record last week. The Vols debuted at No. 11 in the USA Today Top 25 poll, their highest ranking in any poll since being ranked No. 11 in Baseball America's 2007 preseason poll.

UT entered play this week ranked No. 16 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (up seven spots), No. 16 by the NCBWA (up eight spots), No. 17 by Perfect game (up two spots) and No. 20 by D1Baseball.com (up four spots). The Big Orange also made their season debut in Baseball America's poll, coming in at No. 18.

Historic Home Run Pace
UT has come out of the gates swinging this season with a nation-leading 24 home runs through 13 games this season. The Vols have hit multiple home runs in 11 of their 13 games and have hit more homers (24) than runs have been scored against them (22).

Tennessee hit 11 home runs in five games last week with eight different players going deep. In total, 13 different players have already hit a home run for the Vols this season.

Precision Pitching
The Vols' pitching staff has been every bit as impressive as the offense so far this season, leading the SEC in ERA (1.46), strikeout-to-walk ration (5.63), WHIP (0.82) and walks allowed per nine innings (1.85).

Over five games last week, UT's pitching staff posted a 1.00 ERA and allowed just six runs (five earned) over 45.0 innings. The staff held opposing hitters to a .184 batting average and had 43 strikeouts while issuing just six walks.

The bullpen was even more dominant than the starting pitching, allowing just two runs and one walk while striking out 23 batters in 26.1 innings pitched. In UT's series sweep of George Washington, the bullpen did not allow a single run or walk in 14.0 innings and racked up nine strikeouts.

Soularie Starting to Heat Up
After a slow start to the season, Tennessee preseason All-American Alerick Soularie has started to heat up over the past few weeks. The Houston native ranked second on the team with a .412 batting average last week, racking up seven hits, five runs scored, two homers and five RBI. In Tuesday's midweek win over Longwood, Soularie hit his third home run of the year and finished the night with two hits, three runs and four RBI.
that my friends is a game thread post.....looks like we found the next Pick’em leader!!
 

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