WATCH: Tony Vitello and Vol Players React to Tennessee’s Opening Win Against Alabama State

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After Tennessee’s 10-0 victory over Alabama State in the first round of the Knoxville Regional on Friday night, Tennessee head coach Tony Vitello met with the media to discuss his reaction to the win. Vitello spoke about the game itself, while also touching on Tennessee catcher Evan Russell’s absence from the game on Friday.

In addition to Vitello, Tennessee starting pitcher Blade Tidwell and starting catcher Charlie Taylor also spoke to the media about their thoughts on the game and their expectations moving forward in the tournament.

Check out Tennessee’s full postgame press conference featuring Tony Vitello, Blade Tidwell, and Charlie Taylor below.

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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.