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LIVE Updates, Score, Notes: Dayton @ No. 3 Tennessee Game Three

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Tennessee outfielder Kyle Booker at the plate. Photo by Rocky Top Insider/Ric Butler.

Tennessee Baseball will look to go for the series sweep against Dayton on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. The Vols won the first two games against the Flyers 12-2 and 4-1. All of RTI’s coverage of the first two games can be found here.

The game will be broadcast on SECN+. Reminder that the online broadcasts can be accessed on any mobile device through WatchESPN. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN App, or online at

Both team’s starting lineups, the pitching matchup, game thread and additional pre-game notes are below.

Starting Lineups


LF Jared Dickey

2B Christian Moore

1B Blake Burke

3B Zane Denton

RF Griffin Merritt

C Cal Stark

DH Logan Chambers

SS Austen Jaslove

CF Hunter Ensley

Lineup Notes:

-Ensley’s first career start at home.

-Chambers second start at DH

-Stark starting at catcher for the second consecutive Sunday.


DH Ben Jones

LF Michael Adair

1B Marcos Pujols

RF Eddie Yamin IV

3B Jay Curtis

2B Paxton Tomaini

C Matt Maloney

SS Carlos Castillo

CF Jose Martinez

Pitching Matchup

Vols So. RHP Drew Beam (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 app. 1 start, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K)


Dayton Sr. LHP Nate Espelin (0-0, 1.93 ERA)


Tennessee is wearing their Sunday creams. Dayton is wearing grey on grey with red helmets.


1st Inning: 


-Ben Jones strikes out swinging.

-Michael Adair is walked.

-Marcos Pujols grounds into a double play 6-4-3.


-Jared Dickey strikes out swinging.

-Christian Moore grounds out to 3B.

-Blake Burke destroys a solo homer over the batter’s eye.

-Zane Denton pops up to 1B.

Score: Vols 1, Flyers 0

2nd Inning: 


-Eddie Yamin IV strikes out swinging.

-Jay Curtis flies out to CF.

-Paxton Tomaini is walked.

-Matt Maloney strikes out swinging.


-Griffin Merritt works a leadoff walk.

-Cal Stark works a walk after a long at-bat.

-Logan Chambers reaches on a fielder’s choice as Stark is out at second. Merritt advances to third.

-Austen Jaslove reaches on a fielding error by the Dayton 3B. Merritt scores. Chambers advances to second.

-Hunter Ensley reaches on a fielding error by the Dayton 3B. Bases loaded for Jared Dickey with one out.

-Dickey smacks an RBI single to right center to score Chambers. Dickey advances to second on the throw, and Ensley advances to third. Jaslove out at home, however.

-Christian Moore smokes a two-run double into center field. Tennessee with a four-run inning.

*Pitching change: Fr. LHP Jake Tedesco on to pitch for Espelin*

-Blake Burke flies out to deep left center.

Score: Vols 5, Flyers 0

3rd Inning: 


-Carlos Castillo lines out to RF.

-Jose Martinez is walked.

-Martinez steals second.

-Ben Jones flies out to RF.

-Michael Adair smokes a line drive and hits Drew Beam in the right knee. Beam crashed to the turf but got back up and seems fine. Runners on the corners now for Dayton with two outs.

-Marcos Pujols grounds out to 2B.


-Zane Denton pops up to 1B.

-Griffin Merritt grounds out to SS.

-Cal Stark is walked.

-Stark caught stealing at second.

Score: Vols 5, Flyers 0

4th Inning: 


-Eddie Yamin IV flies out to deep left center.

-Jay Curtis grounds out to 1B unassisted.

-Paxton Tomaini flies out to deep RF. Heck of a play by Griffin Merritt.


-Logan Chambers fouls out to 3B.

-Austen Jaslove singles to CF. Martinez dearly made the diving grab for the out.

-Hunter Ensley is walked. Jaslove advances to second.

-Throwing error by Tedesco trying to pickoff Jaslove allows Jaslove to advance to third and Ensley to advance to second.

-Jared Dickey strikes out looking.

-Christian Moore flies out to RF.

Score: Vols 5, Flyers 0

5th Inning: 


-Matt Maloney lines out to CF.

-Carlos Castillo lines out to 2B.

-Jose Martinez strikes out.


-Blake Burke crushes a solo leadoff homer into the left field porches.

-Zane Denton singles up the middle.

*Pitching change: Sr. RHP Anthony Hattrup on to pitch for Tedesco*

-Griffin Merritt strikes out swinging.

-Cal Stark pops up to 2B.

*Kavares Tears pinch-hitting for Logan Chambers*

-Tears flies out to right center.

Score: Vols 6, Flyers 0

6th Inning: 


-Ben Jones grounds out to p. Nice play by Beam.

*Pitching change: Sr. LHP Kirby Connell on to pitch for Beam*

–Beam final numbers: 5.1 IP, 1H, 0ER, 3BB, 4K

-Michael Adair grounds out p to 1B.

-Marcos Pujols strikes out swinging.


-Austen Jaslove grounds out to SS.

-Hunter Ensley strikes out swinging.

-Jared Dickey grounds out to 2B.

Score: Vols 6, Flyers 0

7th Inning: 


*Pitching change: Jr. RHP Zach Joyce on to pitch for Connell*

-Eddie Yamin IV grounds out to 3B. Nice play by Denton.

-Jay Curtis flies out to LF.

-Paxton Tomaini grounds out to 1B unassisted.


-Christian Moore grounds out to 1B.

-Blake Burke strikes out swinging.

-Zane Denton is walked.

-Denton advances to second on a passed ball.

-Griffin Merritt strikes out swinging.

Score: Vols 6, Flyers 0

8th Inning: 


*Pitching change: So. LHP Jacob Bimbi on to pitch for Joyce*

-Maloney doubles to left field. Dickey dove for the ball but couldn’t come up with it.

-Carlos Castillo lines out to CF. Maloney advances to third.

*Pitching change: Sr. RHP Bryce Jenkins on to pitch for Bimbi*

-Jenkins strikes out pinch-hitter Zachary Scott.

-Ben Jones pops up to 2B.


*Pitching change: Fr. RHP J.J. Gatti on to pitch for Hattrup*

*Reese Chapman pinch-hitting for Cal Stark*

-Chapman flies out to CF.

-Kavares Tears ropes a double down the right field line.

*Dylan Dreiling pinch-hitting for Austen Jaslove*

-Dreiling pops up to 1B.

*Kyle Booker pinch-hitting for Hunter Ensley*

-Tears advances to third on a wild pitch.

-Kyle Booker strikes out looking.

Score: Vols 6, Flyers 0

9th Inning: 


*Pitching change: Jr. RHP Andrew Lindsey on to pitch for Jenkins*

-Michael Adair grounds out to 2B.

-Marcos Pujols grounds out to SS.

-Eddie Yamin IV grounds out to Kendro at SS

FINAL: Tennessee Vols 6, Dayton Flyers 0

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