Tennessee Softball: Vols Looking for Sweep Monday vs No. 3 Ranked Auburn Tigers (Update: Game has been cancelled)


After Tennessee softball dominated both games in Sunday’s doubleheader against the No. 3 ranked Auburn Tigers, the Volunteers are going for a sweep Monday.

Update: The game has been cancelled due to inclement weather and will not be made up.

Following a 10-2 victory and then a 12-1 victory at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium against the Auburn Tigers on Sunday, Ralph and Karen Weekly’s team was able to firmly establish itself on a national scale.

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The pitching did what it needed to do, and the bats came alive in dominant fashion against the deepest pitching staff in arguably the country. The result was Tennessee destroying the Tigers twice, and now they are looking to complete the series on Monday.

Getting a sweep against the Tigers would move the Vols to 39-12 overall and 15-6 in the SEC, good for second place in the league behind the Florida Gators. It would also be a huge bang in the final home series of the seasons, one that was also the most important of the regular season.

Megan Greer, Lexi Overstreet, and Rainey Gaffin have come through in huge ways in both games of this series so far, leading the charge for the power with Gaffin also helping on the mound.

They will be facing an Auburn team sure to be angry about what happened on Sunday and likely ready to finally bring their bats alive.

For the Vols, the key has to be more consistent pitching but also using the same aggression on the base paths they used in the first two games. After all, the Tigers committed five errors in Game Two on Sunday, so they are a mistake-prone team that can be taken advantage of.

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The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on the SEC Network. With this being the final home game for the Vols, they already have tons of momentum for when they travel to Oxford next weekend to close the season out against the Ole Miss Rebels.

But one more win would just be a major splash of icing on the cake.