Tennessee’s final game in the Knoxville Regional against Georgia Tech was full of drama, excitement, and for the home crowd – complete jubilance.
Down by four runs halfway through the game, Tennessee fought back behind the arm of Will Mabrey, leading to a ninth inning that will be remembered in Knoxville for quite some time. The Vols entered the ninth inning down by one run, but it didn’t stay that way for long. Jordan Beck’s electric double scored Kyle Booker to officially tie the game at 4-4 in the ninth inning, which was followed by another score after Trey Lipscomb was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. With two runs already on the board, Tennessee’s Christian Moore delivered a two-run double to extend Tennessee’s lead to three – but the Vols still weren’t done yet.
Evan Russell’s single paved the way for another Tennessee score in the ninth, which was then followed by a Cortland Lawson sacrifice fly to give Tennessee a bonus insurance run. After entering the top of the ninth down by one, Tennessee was now heading into the bottom of the ninth up by five.
The Vols went 3-0 on the weekend, sweeping their way through the competition in route to the Knoxville Super Regional round this upcoming weekend against Notre Dame. However, before that series starts on Friday, relive the magic of Tennessee’s epic ninth inning with a new hype video that was posted by Tennessee Baseball on Twitter on Monday.
In addition, check out RTI’s extensive weekend round-up featuring game recaps and photo galleries below.
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Knoxville Regional Photos: PHOTO GALLERY: Knoxville Regional – Day 2 and Day 3
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