The Volunteers lost their home opener to Arizona State on Friday, 4-0. Senior Zack Godley pitched seven strong innings, striking out nine, but gave up four earned runs. Godley gave up an RBI single in the top of second to Nathaniel Causey. The Sun Devils tagged Godley for three more in the fifth, when Trevor Allen hit a three run blast. Arizona State pitcher Trevor Williams held the Vols to just three hits over seven innings. Brett Lilek closed out the final two innings for the Sun Devils, walking three, but giving up no hits.
The two teams will take the field at 1:00 pm est Saturday for game two. Freshmen RHP Aaron Quillen (0-0, 1.80) will take the mound for the Vols. LHP Adam McCreery(0-0, 12.00) will get the start for the Sun Devils.
The Lady Vols suffered their first two losses of the season on Friday. Tennessee fell to Northwestern 3-2, and then lost their second game of the day to UCLA 2-0. The Lady Vols got down early against Northwestern, falling behind 2-0 in the first. Lauren Gibson hit a solo shot in the fourth and Melissa Brown followed with and RBI triple to tie the game for the Vols. Northwestern would go ahead in the bottom of the sixth to secure the win for the the Wildcats.
Game two saw UCLA score two runs early, which proved to be all the Bruins would need. UCLA held Tennessee to only two hits, as they Lady Vols suffered their second loss of the season, and second loss of the day.
The Lady Vols take the field at 11:00 pm est Saturday night to take on UC-Santa Barbara in their final game of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
Don’t forget the men’s basketball team takes the court at 4:00 pm est on Saturday to take on the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station, TX. Also don’t forget to check out our game preview. The game will be televised on the SEC network.
The Lady Vols will take on Arkansas on Sunday at 2:00 pm est from the Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AK. The game will be shown on the SEC network.