Tennessee baseball is traveling across the Volunteer State for a pair of fall ball scrimmages, the program announced Wednesday.
First, the Vols will face Virginia Tech at Tusculum University in Greeneville on Sunday, Oct. 22. The Hokies are coming off a disappointing 2023 season where they posted just a 30-23 (12-17 ACC) record.
But Virginia Tech is a solid SEC program that made it to game three of the super regionals in the 2022 season. Tickets for the fall scrimmage can be purchased here.
After heading east to face Virginia Tech in October, Tennessee heads to Nashville to face Samford on Sunday, Nov. 5. The Vols and Bulldogs are facing off at First Horizon Park, the home of the Nashville Sounds, at 2 p.m. ET.
Samford is one of the SoCon’s best programs making trips to the NCAA Tournament in two of the last three seasons. There was a moment where it looked like Tennessee and Samford might face off in the super regionals last season.
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The Bulldogs defeated Southern Miss in the first game of the Auburn Regional before falling in consecutive games against Penn and Auburn to end their season. Samford would have come to Lindsey Nelson Stadium for the Knoxville Super Regional if they advanced out of the Auburn Regional.
Tennessee is coming off a trip to the College World Series and the deepest postseason run of the Tony Vitello era. The Vols have made three straight super regional appearances with two trips to the College World Series in the time span.
The Vols lost a number of top contributors from last season but reloaded with an impressive transfer class which included North Carolina State catcher Cannon Peebles and Clemson infielder Billy Amick.
Tennessee is due for a fascinating fall with a number of competitions for pitching roles and corner infield and outfield spots.