Tennessee Baseball head coach Tony Vitello met with the media on Saturday night to break down the Vols’ pair of wins in the doubleheader against Morehead State.
Super-senior RHP Camden Sewell made his season debut after working his way back from injury Saturday, striking out a pair of batters to close out game one of the doubleheader.
Vitello touched on Sewell’s return and what it means for Tennessee’s already star-studded bullpen.
“My main sentiment is I was happy,” Vitello said on seeing Sewell take the mound. “He’s been ready for awhile. He can throw the ball. That’s a guy that has a lot of history in this program. He could have moved on to a lot of different things, including pro ball, but he wanted to be a Vol… Now he’s in the hopper with those guys and he’s able to rock and roll. I don’t think there is much as much as limitations for him.”
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On of the biggest storylines from Tennessee’s weekend sweep of the Eagles was the fact redshirt freshman power-hitter Kavares Tears started all three games. Vitello said on Friday that Tears earned the starts based off his productive practices, and on Saturday, the Vols’ skipper reacted to Tears’ showing in the series as a whole.
“He took advantage of it,” Vitello said on Tears taking advantage of his opportunity. “He’s got the touch of death if he can just get it on the barrel. The one last night was pretty special, but he can hit it over the fence without really hitting it. He just has to touch it on the barrel. He’s a great option for us to be in the lineup.”
Vitello’s entire Saturday press conference video is below.