Vitello Hosting Lemonade Stand before Vandy Series

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    Fans attending Friday night’s baseball game will be in for a special treat as Tennessee coach Tony Vitello will have a lemonade stand party outside of the stadium before the game.

    Vitello is suspended for the series opener against Vanderbilt stemming from an altercation with the umpires over a questionable balk call last weekend. This is the second game of his suspension as he will return on Saturday.

    Assistant coach Ross Kivett twitter earlier in the day that fans in attendance would have the opportunity for a to win prizes from a special guest. Later in the day, he tweeted out the details.

    The stand will open at 4:30 and close at 6:20, just before the start of the game. Fans will have the opportunity to buy pizza and lemonade, with all of the tips to be donated to the National CASA association. Fans will also have the chance to win free tickets and gift cards, and the best dressed fan will win a $25 dollar Walmart gift card.

    All this comes ahead of a very important home series for the Vols. Currently, they are one game up on Missouri for 6th place in the east, and only one game back of both Kentucky and Vanderbilt who are tied for fourth. This is the second the last series for the overachieving team, and the results will be pivotal in earning a spot in the SEC tournament. The last place team in each division doesn’t get to play in the SEC tournament. A series win would have them feeling pretty good about their chances before traveling to Missouri next weekend to end the regular season. First pitch as at 6:30.