By the Numbers: Tennessee’s Starting Pitching Preview

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As Rocky Top Insider’s Ryan Schumpert revealed on Wednesday night, Tennessee’s starting pitching rotation for the regular-season series finale is locked in.

Tennessee will have Chase Dollander on the mound Thursday, Chase Burns on the mound Friday, and Drew Beam will round out the rotation on Saturday.

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Below are the most recent three appearances for each of Tennessee’s three starting pitchers this weekend:

Chase Dollander

  • vs Georgia (5/12): 6.0 IP, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, zero walks, 6 strikeouts as the starter
  • at Kentucky (5/6): 4.0 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, zero earned runs, zero walks, 5 strikeouts in relief of Blade Tidwell
  • vs Alabama A&M (5/3): 0.2 IP, 1 hit, zero runs, zero walks, 1 strikeout in his first return from injury

KNOXVILLE, TN – February 26, 2022 – Pitcher Chase Dollander #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Iona Gaels and the Tennessee Volunteers at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Emma Corona/Tennessee Athletics

Chase Burns

  • vs Georgia (5/12): 1.2 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, zero walks, three strikeouts in relief of Dollander
  • at Kentucky (5/5): 4.0 IP, 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts as the starter
  • vs Auburn (4/29): 5.0 IP, 6 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts as the starter

Photo via Tennessee Athletics

Drew Beam

  • vs Georgia (5/14): 0.1 IP, 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts in relief work
  • at Kentucky (5/7): 4.0 IP, 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 1 walk, three strikeouts as the starter
  • vs Auburn (5/1): 5.0 IP, 6 hits, three runs, three earned runs, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts as the starter

Photo By Emma Corona/Tennessee Athletics

No. 1 Tennessee (46-7, 22-5) will take on the defending champion Mississippi State Bulldogs (26-27, 9-18) this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on the road in Starkville. Thursday and Friday’s first pitches are at 7:00 p.m. ET followed by a 3:00 p.m. ET start time on Saturday to close out the regular season.

Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.