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Tennessee Legend Joins the Call for Alabama Baseball Series

The Tennessee baseball program will welcome back one of its most accomplished alumni this weekend as VFL Todd Helton returns to Knoxville. According to Tennessee’s game notes provided by the athletics department, Tennessee legend Todd Helton and Bob Kesling will serve as the broadcasting crew for the three-game series against the Crimson Tide.

Tennessee will host Alabama at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday night, 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday night, and 1:00 p.m. ET on Easter Sunday.

According to UT Sports, Tennessee’s starting pitching this weekend is as follows:

Game 1 – Friday, April 15 (6:30 p.m.)
RHP Chase Burns (6-0, 1.51 ERA) vs. RHP Garrett McMillan (3-2, 2.79 ERA)

Game 2 – Saturday, April 16 (6 p.m.)
RHP Chase Dollander (6-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. RHP Jacob McNairy (4-0, 5.73 ERA)

Game 3 – Sunday, April 17 (1 p.m.)
RHP Drew Beam (7-0, 1.14 ERA) vs. LHP Grayson Hitt (3-0, 2.78 ERA)

Helton was a tremendous talent on the field for Tennessee during his career from 1993-1995. During that time, Helton had a .370 batting average, hit 38 home runs, and knocked in 238 RBIs. Following his junior season on Rocky Top, Helton decided to take his talents to the professional level and was drafted with the eighth overall pick of the first round of the 1995 MLB Draft.

Helton would then go on to have a 17-year career with the Colorado Rockies and become Colorado’s longest-tenured player in franchise history. During his time in the big leagues, Helton was a five-time All-Star, four-time Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award winner, and three-time Rawlings Gold Glove award winner.

All three games between Tennessee and Alabama this weekend can be streamed using the ESPN app or SEC Network+. VFL Todd Helton and Bob Kesling will have the call from Knoxville.

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