WATCH: Evan Russell, Chase Dollander Preview Knoxville Regional

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As the Volunteers prepare for the upcoming Knoxville Regional this weekend, Tennessee catcher Evan Russell and pitcher Chase Dollander met with the media on Thursday to discuss the games on the horizon. Dollander also spoke about the transition to Tennessee and how instrumental pitching coach Frank Anderson has been for him, while Russell talked about his role as a veteran leader on this Tennessee team.

On Thursday, Dollander was named a First Team All-American starting pitcher by Baseball America.

The top-seeded Volunteers will take on fourth-seeded Alabama State this Friday night at 6:00 p.m. ET in the second game of the Knoxville Regional.

Check out the full press conference for Evan Russell and Chase Dollander on Thursday below. In addition, Tennessee head coach Tony Vitello’s press conference from Thursday can be found 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.