After an impressive opening ten games, the Tennessee baseball team finds itself ranked in the top 25 for the first time since February 2015.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has the Vols ranked No. 25 after a three-game sweep of Norfolk State over the weekend. UT is currently on an eight-game winning streak, dating back to its series clinching victory over Memphis on Feb. 19.
It’s the longest win streak for Tennessee since the Vols started 12-0 in 2014.
UT’s eight-game winning streak has featured two walk-offs, including this one by freshman Justin Ammons on Sunday in extra innings.
UT (9-1) takes all three! Here's how it ended, from freshman Justin Ammons in the 11th! pic.twitter.com/PA37rk8j3y
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) March 5, 2017
Leadoff hitter Jeff Moberg has been a big part of UT’s success this season. The redshirt-senior missed most of last season with a torn ACL. Moberg leads the SEC with a .476 batting average, and he’s tied for second in the league with four home runs.
Friday ace Hunter Martin (3-0) is tied for first in the SEC in wins, and ranks fifth in the conference with 23 strikeouts. Saturday starter Zach Warren (1-1) was named a top-100 draft prospect (No. 64) by Baseball America on Monday. RHP Kyle Serrano, who Dave Serrano said would return from injury this upcoming weekend, also made the list (No. 93).
The Vols (9-1) travel to ETSU (7-4) on Tuesday, before hosting Cincinnati (4-6) this weekend.