Get ready for an exciting postseason as Tennessee baseball heads to Clemson, South Carolina, for their regional matchups.
Tennessee Baseball Regional Breakdown
While confidence surely isn’t at an all-time high for the Volunteers, I think they will be able to get into a rhythm if they take care of business against Charlotte in their first matchup. The 49ers qualified for the tournament after winning five games in a row and becoming the Conference USA tournament champions last week. The 49ers have a record of 34-26 (17-12 CUSA).
The Vols will face a challenging path, and If they can secure a win against Charlotte, they’ll likely face a tough matchup against the Clemson Tigers on their home turf in the second game. Clemson is on fire right now, coming off an impressive win at the ACC tournament, and they’ll be looking to use their home-field advantage to secure another victory. But I think the Vols will be able to weather the storm in this one, and If they get the opportunity to face Clemson, I believe they’ll come out on top.
SEC baseball is a different breed of college baseball, and the Vols have had no shortage of rowdy crowds, so I don’t think Clemson’s “home-field advantage” is much of an advantage when facing the Vols.
The Vols may also face Lipscomb, and while Tennessee has already faced Lipscomb earlier this season and come out on top, the Bison have proven to be a gritty and dangerous team, and the Vols will need to bring their A-game to secure a victory.
How to watch the Regional
Friday, June 2
Game 1: Lipscomb vs. Clemson – 1 p.m. – ESPN+
Game 2: Charlotte vs. Tennessee – 6 p.m. – ESPNU
Saturday, June 3
Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser – Noon
Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner – 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 4
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser – Noon
Game 6: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner – 6 p.m.
Monday, June 5
Game 7 (if necessary): Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 loser – TBA
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