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No. 1 Tennessee Baseball vs. Indiana: How To Watch, What To Know

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Tennessee baseball returns to Lindsey Nelson Stadium on Saturday night where the Vols will face Indiana in a critical matchup in the Knoxville Regional.

The winner advances to the regional championship while the loser will have to win three straight games to claw itself out of the loser’s bracket.

Here’s everything to know about Tennessee baseball’s matchup against Indiana in the NCAA Tournament.

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How To Watch — No. 1 Tennessee (51-11, 22-8 SEC) vs Indiana (33-24-1, 15-9 Big 10)

  • Game time: 6 p.m. ET
  • Watch: ESPNU
  • Stream link: SEC Network+
  • Announces: PxP: Clay Matvick, CC: Ben McDonald

What Tony Vitello Said About The Hoosiers

On what stands out about Indiana

“At first you hear all of these things, and I was dreading people texting me about music. All of this stuff is going on all week, I don’t listen to it, but if it is loud enough, you hear. People claiming that either they are not good, or they shouldn’t be in the tournament is madness. If you peel back the curtain, you have a team that had injuries early in the year that they have had to overcome. Prior to those injuries, there is a lot of deserved hype behind the team. There are a bunch of future big leaguers on the team. They have got a pretty proud winning tradition too. They have been here before, and they are a well-coached group. So, I think as they work through some issues, as we did too early in the year, they have started to find themselves. They are a complete team, I bet it just looks different from how they mapped it out in August. They are gutsy. Big-time stuff effort they got out of their starters, and the lineup one through nine did damage today. The one category that was brought up was doubles, but they are a well-balanced team.”

How They Got Here

Indiana landed in the Knoxville Regional as a three-seed after a solid regular season and Big 10 Tournament run. The Hoosiers jumped on Southern Miss early and coasted to a 10-4 win in their NCAA Tournament opener on Friday afternoon.

The regional host Tennessee overcame a small first inning deficit before knocking off Northern Kentucky 9-3 on Friday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Projected Pitching Matchup

  • RHP Drew Beam (8-2, 3.92 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 75 K, 21 BB, 85 IP) vs. RHP Connor Foley (4-1, 3.71 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 80 K, 42 BB, 60.2 IP)

Bats To Know


2B Christian Moore — .382/.446/.785, 28 HR, 44 EBH, 63 RBI, 26 BB, 41 K

1B Blake Burke — .367/.440/.692, 17 HR, 42 EBH, 51 RBI, 29 BB, 38 K

3B Billy Amick — .317/.392/.673, 20 HR, 33 EBH, 56 RBI, 22 BB, 43 K

RF Kavares Tears — .338/.438/.657, 17 HR, 30 EBH, 49 RBI, 37 BB, 60 K

LF Dylan Dreiling — .324/.442/.691, 18 HR, 37 EBH, 62 RBI, 42 BB, 53 K


Devin Taylor — .356/.448/.640, 18 HR, 30 EBH, 50 RBI, 36 BB, 37 K

Nick Mitchell — .351/.474/.563, 5 HR, 23 EBH, 49 RBI, 40 BB, 32 K

Tyler Cerny — .310/.366/.520, 10 HR, 33 EBH, 60 RBI, 15 BB, 46 K

Joey Brenczewski — .335/.417/.453, 3 HR, 13 EBH, 42 RBI, 16 BB, 26 K

Brock Tibbitts — .317/.412/.485, 4 HR, 18 EBH, 43 RBI, 21 BB, 29 K

Recent Results


  • Defeated Northern Kentucky 9-3 in Knoxville Regional
  • Went 4-1 to win the SEC Tournament (wins over Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and LSU)
  • Swept South Carolina in Knoxville
  • Won two out of three against Vanderbilt in Nashville


  • Defeated Southern Miss 10-4 in Knoxville Regional
  • Went 2-2 in Big 10 Tournament (wins over Purdue and Ohio State)
  • Won two out of three against Michigan in Bloomington
  • Lost two out of three against Nebraska in Lincoln

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