As the College Baseball world starts to prepare for their conference tournaments, as we enter the last weekend of regular season baseball, Tennessee is looking to clinch a division title.
The Vols took care of Belmont on Tuesday night and now their eyes turn towards South Carolina, with the series starting on Thursday. The Vols are currently leading the East division by a half game, heading into the three game series.
Tony Vitello discussed the regular season finale and previewed their matchup with the Gamecocks, which will be in front of a capacity crowd.
Tennessee is the first team in the country to reach 40 wins on the season, and has now won 40 games in consecutive full seasons for the first time since 2000 and 2001. Think about how far this team has come over the past four years, as Tony Vitello has built a contender in the conference.
It’s no secret what’s at stake this weekend in Columbia, but Tennessee players are taking this as just another series. Sure, it’s in the back of their minds that they could clinch an East title, but as we’ve seen with this group, it’s all about going 1-0 everyday, which has been their motto all season.
There is also the looming conference tournament in Hoover, which could potentially give the Vols a rematch with Arkansas or Vanderbilt. There’s no denying the Vols would love another crack at those teams, especially the Razorbacks, after Sunday’s postgame kerfuffle between coaches.
Tennessee has earned a the opportunity to win their division and set them up nice for the NCAA Tournament, but now it comes down to them taking care of business, like they should. It won’t be an easy task, but taking the series in Columbia is attainable.
Here we go.