RTI Instant Reaction: Tennessee Wins The Knoxville Regional

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    With a 9-6 comeback win over Georgia Tech on Sunday night, the Tennessee Volunteers have officially won the 2022 Knoxville Regional.

    Tennessee’s win encapsulated the resiliency and toughness that is expected from the nation’s top team in the postseason on Sunday. The Vols had to fight back from a four-run deficit in both Saturday and Sunday’s game, leaving the door open for some heroic efforts from certain Tennessee players throughout the game.

    Tennessee relief pitcher Will Mabrey was terrific on the mound against Georgia Tech, not allowing a run in his 3.2 innings pitched, giving Tennessee just enough time to get the offense rolling and find the game-winning runs in the ninth inning.

    Watch as RTI’s Ryan Schumpert and Ric Butler react to the Vols’ win over Georgia Tech and the Knoxville Regional tournament win immediately following the game on Sunday night. In addition, make sure to check out the bonus episode of The Press Pass podcast for a more in-depth instant reaction from Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

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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.