SERIES CENTRAL: #1 Tennessee Caps SEC home slate with #22/NR Georgia – 71Bait


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— The top-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are playing their final regular-season series at Lindsey Nelson Stadium, welcoming No. 22/NR Georgia to Rocky Top for a weekend set beginning Thursday night.

The Vols are looking for their 11thth Series win of the season after losing their first three-game set of the year in Kentucky last weekend.


For the most up-to-date gameday information related to baseball in Tennessee, please visit our Gameday Central page by clicking HERE. The Baseball Gameday Central page has information on tickets, parking, stadium policies and more.


Season and single game tickets are for all remaining home games SOLD OUT. Limited general admission tickets for all games will be sold at the Lindsey Nelson Stadium box office 90 minutes before the first pitch.

Single game tickets for all games can also be purchased through Vivid Seats, the exclusive resale marketplace for Tennessee Athletics, by clicking HERE.

In order to keep Lindsey Nelson Stadium as full as possible, we encourage season ticket holders who are unable to use their tickets for a game to either transfer their tickets to someone else (instructions HERE).


Thursday’s game will be streamed live on ESPNU with Dave Neal (PxP) and Kyle Peterson (Analyst). Friday’s competition will be covered by the same crew and will be broadcast live on SEC Network. Saturday’s series finale will be streamed live on SEC Network+ and the ESPN app with commentary from Andy Brock (PxP) and VFL Cody Hawn (Analyst).

The online broadcasts can be accessed via WatchESPN on any mobile device. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN app or online at

Fans can also listen to the Voice of Tennessee Baseball with John Wilkerson and Vince Ferrara covering the game on the Vol Network (FM 99.1/AM 990), and the Tennessee Athletics App.

New partners of Vol Network Radio

The Vol Network had added several radio affiliates to broadcast the remaining baseball SEC games in Tennessee that season. The full list of new partners is below. Before each weekend, please check your local listings to see what games are being broadcast on each channel.

Chattanooga: WFLI (FM 97.7, FM 100.3, AM 1070)

Cleveland: The Hum (FM 101.3)

Lawrenceburg: WWLX (FM 106.1, FM 93.1, AM 590)

Muscle Swarms, AL: WSBM (FM 97.9, AM 1340)

Nashville: The Zone (FM 104.5)

Oneida: WBNT (FM 105.5)

Pulaski: WKSR (VHF 107.7, VHF 100.9, AM 1420)


Game 1 – Thursday, May 12 (7 p.m.)

RHP Chase Dollander (6-0, 2.66 ERA) vs. RHP Nolan Crisp (1-3, 5.17 ERA)

Game 2 – Friday, May 13 (5:30 p.m.)
RHP Blade Tidwell (1-1, 3.18 ERA) vs. RHP Jonathan Cannon (9-1, 2.38 ERA)

Game 3 – Saturday May 14 (1pm)
TBD vs. LHP Liam Sullivan (3-3, 4.91 ERA)


Overall: series tied, 124-118
in Knoxville: Tennessee leads, 69-49
in Athens: Georgia leads, 69-52
at Neutral Sites: Tennessee leads, 3-0
Last meetings: W, 4-1, in Athens
Tennessee has won the last two series against the Bulldogs and has been the head coach since 5-4 against Georgia Tony Vitello took over at UT.


Success against ranked enemies

Tennessee has played some of its best baseball games against top-25 teams, averaging a 10-3 record against ranked opponents this season, including two sweeps over top-10 foes Ole Miss and Vanderbilt while facing the series in late April Maroon. Since Tony Vitello As head coach in 2018, the Vols have 43 wins against ranked opponents, including 20 wins against teams in the top 10 and six wins against top teams — Ole Miss (x3) in 2022, Arkansas in 2021, Texas Tech in 2020 and Florida in 2018.

Vitello’s record against ranked teams at UT is 43-41 and UT has won 13 series against ranked teams during his tenure.

phenomena in the pen

Tennessee’s loaded bullpen posted a 2.19 season ERA with 218.0 innings and 273 strikeouts. In total, the Vols have 13 helpers who have an ERA below 3.00.

Tennessee has six aides who have completed 19 or more appearances, each with an ERA under 2.60, led by Ben Joyce with a 1.23 ERA. As a unit 12 of the 17 arms that emerged from the UT bull[1]Pen averaged more than one strikeout per inning this year.

Blade is back

Preseason All-American Pitcher Blade Tidwell made his first SEC start of the year in Florida last Saturday and looked like the dominant force everyone was expecting this season before being shut down for the first half of the year due to injury. Tidwell gave up just two hits in 4.2 shutout innings while batting five batters.

The boys rake

Tennessee’s four hitters with the most home runs, Trey Lipscomb (19), Jordan Beck (13), Jorel Ortega (11) and Luc Lipkius (11) have hit a combined 54 home runs. This total counts more than 217 teams in Division I.


#22/NR Georgia Bulldogs

  • Record: 32-16 (13-11 SECONDS)
  • Postseason 2021: N/A
  • 2022 SEC Preseason Poll: 3rd in the East
  • Head Coach: Scott Stricklin (9th year)
  • Preseason Conference Honors:

    • SP Jonathan Cannon (2nd team)
    • RP Jaden Woods (2nd Team)

  • Statistics Guide:

    • Batting Average: Connor Tate (.354)
    • Runs: Ben Anderson (47)
    • Match: Connor Tate (63)
    • Home runs: Corey Collins (10)
    • RBI: Connor Tate (49)
    • Stolen Bases: Ben Anderson (9)
    • Wins: Jonathan Cannon (9)
    • Saves: Jack Gowen (10)
    • ERA (min. 20 IP): Jack Gowen (1.88)
    • WHIP (min. 20 IP): Jonathan Cannon (0.76)
    • Innings served: Jonathan Cannon (64.1)


For game day promotions for all of Tennessee’s home athletics events, visit the UT Fan Experience page by clicking HERE.

Fans are encouraged to download the My All app for their phones and devices this season. Available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, the app allows fans to participate in in-game trivia, the custom filter selfie camera, and more year-round.

The first 1,000 fans to attend Thursday’s series launch will receive free replica 1951 ‘Shirseys’.


Friday SEC block parties will be held at Pat Head Summitt Street for ticketed fans for each Friday SEC competition (weather permitting). The area will only be accessible to fans with tickets to Friday’s game. The block party this Friday will open at 3:30 p.m

Friday’s SEC Block Parties will feature music, giveaways, face paint, food/beverage options, VolShop outlets and Vol Network sponsor activations. In addition, VFL Sterl the Pearl will attend various SEC weekend games to power Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Food, drinks and anything else purchased at the block party can be brought into the stadium. Gates 10A and 11 are open to fans to enter the stadium. Fans can come and go from the stadium to the block party as they please.


Tennessee caps its five-game homestand with a midweek matchup against Belmont on Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m

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