TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Down one run in the bottom of the ninth and with runners on first and second, Ivy Davis walked the game off for the Lady Vols with a two-run double, propelling UT to the, 3-2, victory Wednesday night at Rhoads Stadium.
The win sends Tennessee into the quarterfinals and sets up a date with SEC Co-Champions, Arkansas.
Junior Ashley Rogers took the ball for the Lady Vols against Texas A&M and tossed her 22nd complete game this season. The Athens, Tennessee, native struck out 13 Aggies and allowed just two runs on four hits.
With the win, Rogers picked up her 24th victory of the year.
Tennessee (40-12) scored first in the bottom half of the first, thanks to an RBI sacrifice fly from Ally Shipman. After a single from Amanda Ayala, Ashley Morgan doubled to center field with one away to put runners in scoring position.
Shipman then stepped to the plate and hit a sac fly to center, driving home Ayala from third.
In the top half of the third, Texas A&M (31-21) knotted the game up at 1-1 with a solo home run from Makinzy Herzog.
Following five scoreless innings, Herzog blasted a 3-2 pitch over the wall in right to give Texas A&M the lead in the top of the ninth.
That set up the Lady Vols’ ninth inning heroics.
Shipman led off with a single down the left field line and was pinch run for by Treasuary Poindexter. In the next at-bat, Rylie West reached on a fielder’s choice as the Aggies went to second to get the lead runner out.
Chelsea Seggern then walked to put runners on first and second with one out and bring Davis to the plate.
With a 2-0 count, Davis roped a change up to left center for the game-winning two-run double.
Kayla Pointer started in the circle for Texas A&M, tossing four innings and allowing just one run on three hits. Herzog came on in relief, throwing 4.1 innings and surrendering two runs on two hits. Herzog suffered the loss and drops to 12-6 on the year.
Tennessee takes on Arkansas Thursday evening at the 2021 SEC Tournament. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.