Tennessee Achieves Rare ‘Baseball Turkey’ Against Mississippi State

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In the sport of bowling, when a participant rolls back-to-back-to-back strikes in a game, it is called a turkey.

While there’s really no such thing as the “baseball turkey”, Tennessee did get about as close to the concept on the diamond if there was to be one.

On Thursday evening in Starkville, Tennessee’s offense launched back-to-back-to-back home runs at the plate to begin the game.

Luc Lipcius was the second batter of the game but was already on fire as he loaded back and launched a solo home run into the Mississippi sky. Jordan Beck came up to the plate next and delivered a long ball to center field. The Bulldogs’ center fielder, Jess Davis, made a valiant effort for the ball as he dove into the wall but was unable to make the grab as Beck rounded the bases.

With back-to-back solo home runs already on the scoreboard, Drew Gilbert then stepped up to the plate to hit Tennessee’s third straight home run of the inning, making it back-to-back-to-back home runs for the Volunteers.

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Tennessee currently leads the nation in home runs, which is a category the Vols have owned for the vast majority of the season. Entering Thursday’s game in Starkville, Tennessee had 126 team home runs, which is 15 more than second-place Maryland.

Lipcius is second on Tennessee’s team with 15 home runs while Beck owns the third spot on the team with 14. Gilbert now has seven home runs on the year.

This story will be updated with the final score upon the game’s completion.

UPDATE: Tennessee’s offense exploded for a 27-2 win against Mississippi State on Thursday night. Read RTI’s full postgame report here.

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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.