Baseball Preview: #1 Vols Conclude Home Regular Season with Belmont

Baseball Preview: #1 Vols Conclude Home Regular Season with Belmont

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Top-ranked Tennessee concludes its home regular season schedule on Tuesday facing Belmont at 6 p.m. at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The Vols are looking for their 13th midweek victory of the season on Tuesday. A win would mark the second-highest total in a single season since 2001.

Prior to the game, Tennessee will honor its seniors for their accomplishments and time spent with the program.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

For the most updated gameday information related to Tennessee baseball, please visit our Gameday Central page by clicking HERE. The baseball Gameday Central page contains info in regard to tickets, parking, stadium policies and more.

TICKET INFORMATION

Season and single-game tickets for the final game of the year are SOLD OUT. Limited standing room only tickets will go on sale for all games 90 minutes prior to first pitch at the Lindsey Nelson Stadium ticket office.

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 are encouraging season ticket holders who are unable to use their tickets for a game(s) to either transfer your tickets to someone else (Instructions HERE).

BROADCAST INFO

Tuesday’s game will be streamed live on SEC Network+ and the ESPN app with Andy Brock (PxP) calling the action. The online broadcasts can be accessed on any mobile device through WatchESPN. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN App, or online at espn.com/watch.

Fans can also listen to the Voice of Tennessee Baseball John Wilkerson and Vince Ferrara call the game on the Vol Network (FM 99.1/AM 990) as well as UTSports.com and the Tennessee Athletics App.

PROJECTED STARTING PITCHERS

LHP Zander Sechrist (4-0, 1.62 ERA) vs. RHP Jordan Zuger (2-1, 3.03 ERA)

SERIES HISTORY

Overall: Tennessee leads, 12-4
in Knoxville: Tennessee leads, 11-4
in Nashville: Tennessee leads, 1-0
at Neutral Sites: N/A
Last 10 Meetings: Tennessee leads, 9-1
 
Tennessee is seeking its eighth consecutive victory over the Bruins. The two sides have played each other the last seven seasons (not counting the COVID-shortened year) and Tennessee has taken each meeting. In six of the last seven meetings, the Vols have allowed 3 or fewer Belmont runs.

NOTABLE

Swinging Hard
Totaling the combined home runs hit by Trey LipscombJordan BeckJorel Ortega and Luc Lipcius (58), would rank 77th nationally, ahead of 212 teams.
 
Vols on the (Rocky) Top
Tennessee regained its position as the unanimous No. 1-ranked team in the country Monday. It marks the seventh week this season UT has been the top-ranked squad in all major polls.

OPPONENT SCOUT

Bellarmine Knights

  • Record: 35-17 (16-5 OVC)
  • 2021 Postseason: N/A
  • 2022 OVC Preseason Poll: 5th
  • Head Coach: Dave Jarvis (25th year)
  •  Preseason Conference Honors:
    • 3B Logan Jarvis (1st team)
    • OF John Behrends (1st team)
    • SP Andy Bean (1st team)
    • SP Joshua South (1st team)
  •  Stat Leaders:
    • Batting Avg: Guy Lipscomb (.399)
    • Runs: Guy Lipscomb (50)
    • Hits: Guy Lipscomb (75)
    • Home Runs: Heaton/Crider (11)
    • RBI: Brodey Heaton (51)
    • Stolen Bases: Guy Lipscomb (38)
    • Wins: Andy Bean (9)
    • Saves: Kyle Brennan (14)
    • ERA (min. 25 IP): Jordan Zuger (3.03)
    • Innings Pitched: Andy Bean (77.1)
    • Strikeouts: Joshua South (69)

GAME PROMOTIONS

Gameday promotions for all Tennessee athletics home events can be found on the UT Fan Experience page by clicking HERE.

Fans are encouraged to download the My All App for their phones and devices this season. The app is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and will allow fans to participate in in-game trivia, the custom filter selfie cam and more throughout the year.

ON DECK

Tennessee concludes the 2022 regular season on the road facing Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss. beginning on Thursday night at 6 p.m. CT/ 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network.

-UT Athletics

Vols OF Seth Stephenson / Credit: UT

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