Tennessee Softball: Vols Shutout Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 8-0


Tennessee softball continued its win streak against in-state opponents by beating the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. The Volunteers won a shutout Wednesday.

Meghan Gregg went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBIs, and Rainey Gaffin pitched a complete game shutout in a midweek Wednesday night win.

The Vols stomped the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 8-0 at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.

With the win, Ralph and Karen Weekly’s team improved to 20-1 at home and won their 88th straight against in-state opponents. The Vols scored two runs in the second, three in the third, and three in the fourth to win the game.

The win moved Tennessee to 36-12 on the year, and as they continue their stretch run, this win allows them to now fully focus on this weekend for the biggest series of the year.

Tennessee has two more SEC series match-ups left, and it starts this weekend as they host the No. 3 ranked Auburn Tigers, a crucial match-up for SEC positioning in postseason play. This is a series that will be nationally televised as the softball season now enters its most important part, and the Vols are right in the thick of it.

The Vols need their bats to start picking up, though, against teams that are not just in-state opponents. Otherwise, a lot of the momentum could die right after this weekend. Offense needs to keep it up when it matters.

Even though Tennessee Tech fell to 19-29 on the year with the loss, it was big for the Vols to not look ahead of them, unlike what their counterparts on the baseball diamond did the same night in an embarrassing loss to the Alabama State Hornets.

That allows them to focus now on the SEC tasks at hand, starting with Auburn this weekend and a road series to close out the Ole Miss Rebels next weekend.