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LIVE Updates, Score, Notes: Morehead State @ No. 3 Tennessee Baseball Series Finale

Tennessee pitcher Drew Beam. Photo by Rocky Top Insider/Ric Butler.

Game three between Tennessee Baseball (13-3) and Morehead State (9-6) is set to begin at 5:10 p.m. ET on Saturday in Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The game will serve as game two of a doubleheader between the Vols and the Eagles. Tennessee won the first game of the doubleheader with a series-clinching 6-0 win.

SECN+ has the call for the game. 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

Incoming inclement weather on Sunday was the cause for the schedule change to a doubleheader.

The Vols can sweep the series with a win. Prior to Tennessee’s first win on Saturday, the Vols dominated the Eagles in game one, 23-4.

Check out RTI’s up-to-date coverage from Tennessee’s series against Morehead State below.

Morehead State Series Coverage

Lineups, pitching matchup and additional pre-game notes are below.

Starting Lineups


SS Maui Ahuna

2B Christian Moore

1B Blake Burke

3B Zane Denton

RF Jared Dickey

LF Griffin Merritt

DH Kavares Tears

CF Hunter Ensley

C Charlie Taylor

Lineup Notes:

-Almost the same lineup for the third day in a row, but Ensley gets the start in center with a lefty starting on the mound. Tears moved to DH and Dickey goes to RF.

-Fifth consecutive game with Maui Ahuna in the leadoff spot, seems like a staple now.


CF Ryley Preece

1B Jackson Feltner

SS Colton Becker

LF Roman Kuntz

2B Nick Gooden

RF Chase Vinson

DH Ryan Grabosch

3B Kyle Bartman

C Carter Sakamoto

Pitching Matchup

Vols So. RHP Drew Beam (2-0, 1.76 ERA, 3 app., 3 starts, 15.1 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 13 K, .204 opp. batting avg.)


Morehead State  LHP John Bakke (1-0, 1.23 ERA, 3 app., 2 starts, 14.2 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 12 K, .185 opp. batting avg.)


Tennessee: Orange on White

Morehead State: Blue on White


1st Inning: 


-Drew Beam strikes out Ryley Preece.

-Jackson Feltner strikes out looking.

-Colton Becker grounds out to SS.

End of Top Half.


-Maui Ahuna strikes out swinging.

-Christian Moore flies out to CF.

-Blake Burke flies out to RF.

End of Bottom Half.

Score: Vols 0, Eagles 0

2nd Inning: 


-Roman Kuntz works a leadoff walk.

-Nick Gooden reaches on a fielder’s choice. Kuntz out at second.

-Chase Vinson strikes out swinging.

-Ryan Grabosch singles to CF. Gooden advances to second.

-Kyle Bartman strikes out swinging.

End of Top Half.


-Zane Denton is walked.

-Jared Dickey strikes out swinging.

-Griffin Merritt knocks a two-run homer to dead center off the batter’s eye. His fifth homer of the season.

-Kavares Tears strikes out looking. Had a foul ball in the at-bat that was nearly a HR.

-Hunter Ensley lines out to LF.

End of Bottom Half.

Score: Vols 2, Eagles 0

3rd Inning: 


-Carter Sakamoto flies out to right center.

-Ryley Preece strikes out looking.

-Jackson Feltner flies out to CF.

End of Top Half.


-Charlie Taylor bloops a leadoff double on the RF line.

-Maui Ahuna strikes out swinging.

-Christian Moore lines out to CF. Taylor is thrown out trying to advance to third.

End of Bottom Half

Score: Vols 2, Eagles 0

4th Inning: 


-Colton Becker strikes out looking.

-Roman Kuntz singles through the right side.

-Nick Gooden grounds into a 4-3 double play.

End of Top Half.


-Blake Burke cracks a hard-hit single to SS.

-Zane Denton works a walk.

-Jared Dickey fouls out to 1B on a popped up bunt.

-Griffin Merritt strikes out swinging.

-Kavares Tears strikes out swinging.

End of Bottom Half.

Score: Vols 2, Eagles 0

5th Inning: 


-Chase Vinson smokes a leadoff home run over the scoreboard.

-Ryan Grabosch strikes out swinging.

-Kyle Bartman strikes out swinging.

-Carter Sakamoto grounds out to SS.

End of Top Half.


-Hunter Ensley singles through the left side.

-Charlie Taylor sac bunt to pitcher. Ensley advances to second.

-Maui Ahuna drills a two-run homer to right center. 107 mph. exit velo.

-Christian Moore grounds out to 2B.

-Blake Burke strikes out swinging on a full count.

End of Bottom Half.

Score: Vols 4, Eagles 1

6th Inning: 


-Ryley Preece strikes out looking. Nine strikeouts for Beam.

-Jackson Feltner singles to left field.

-Colton Becker hits an RBI double down the left field line. Barely fair.

-Roman Kuntz flies out to CF.

-Nick Gooden knocks an RBI single to RF to score Becker.

*Pitching change: Sr. LHP Kirby Connell (1-0, 1.93 ERA) on to pitch for Beam*

-Gooden advances on a passed ball.

-Chase Vinson grounds out to 1b unassisted.

End of Top Half.


*Pitching change: Fr. RHP Luke Lyman (0-0, 5.06 ERA) on to pitch for Bakke*

-Zane Denton works a leadoff walk.

-Jared Dickey reaches on a fielder’s choice. Denton out at second.

-Griffin Merritt crushes a two-run homer into the Tennessee bullpen.

-Kavares Tears strikes out swinging.

-Hunter Ensley lines out to CF.

End of Bottom Half.

Score: Vols 6, Eagles 3

7th Inning: 


-Ryan Grabosch lines out to RF.

*Pitching change: Jr. RHP Seth Halvorsen (1-1, 2.92 ERA) on to pitch for Connell*

-Pinch-hitter Gabriel Sepulveda lines out to 3B.

-Carter Sakomoto grounds out to 2B.

End of Top Half.


-Charlie Taylor flies out to CF.

*Pitching change: Fr. LHP Riley Bradshaw (0-1, 3.86 ERA) on to pitch for Lyman*

-Maui Ahuna flies out to CF.

*Pitching change: Sr. RHP Joe Rotkis (3-0, 2.08 ERA) on to pitch for Bradshaw*

-Christian Moore singles up the middle.

-Moore caught stealing at second to end the inning. Call under review. Call overturned. Moore is 10-10 stealing bases this season.

-Blake Burke intentionally walked.

-Moore and Burke steal third and second.

-Zane Denton grounds out to 2B.

End of Bottom Half.

Score: Vols 6, Eagles 3

8th Inning: 


-Ryley Preece strikes out swinging.

-Jackson Feltner grounds out 1b to p. Great play by Burke to get a diving stop on the foul line.

-Colton Becker lines out to p. Nice nab by Seth Halvorsen.

End of Top Half.


-Jared Dickey singles up the middle.

-Griffin Merritt flies out to LF.

-Dylan Dreiling doubles to right center.

-Kyle Booker lines out to 3B. Bad baserunning causes third out of the inning. Dickey out at home.

End of Bottom Half.

Score: Vols 6, Eagles 3

9th Inning: 


-Kuntz strikes out swinging.

-Gooden strikes out.

-Vinson grounds out to 2B.

FINAL: Tennessee Vols 6, Morehead State Eagles 3

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