KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 2/3 Tennessee came up just short in a wild, back-and-forth affair against Boston College on Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium, falling 7-6 in 10 innings.
The game featured four ties and five lead changes as the two teams traded blows throughout the night before the Eagles (9-1) were able to hold on for the win in the 10th inning to extend their winning streak to nine games and end the Vols’ streak of consecutive victories at 11.
The two teams combined to use 13 different pitchers and score in eight of the 10 innings played. Christian Moore led the offensive charge for the Big Orange (11-3), going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs, including game-tying hits in the seventh and ninth innings.
Maui Ahuna, Blake Burke and Griffin Merritt also drove in runs for UT on the night, but mistakes in the field and on the base paths cost the Vols on multiple occasions an proved to be the difference.
Joe Vetrano led the Eagles at the dish with three hits, three runs scored and a pair of solo homers. Cameron Leary was also big for BC, finishing with a pair of hits, including the eventual game-winning solo home run in the top of the 10th inning, one of four long balls for the Eagles in the game.
Matthew Nunan picked up the win for Boston College after tossing 1.2 perfect innings of relief in the ninth and 10th innings. Seth Halvorsen was stuck with the loss for Tennessee after allowing two runs on three hits in two innings of work.
Andrew Lindsey was a bright spot for the Orange and White out of the pen, striking out three batters while allowing just one hit over two scoreless innings.
UP NEXT: The Vols will look to rebound with another home series this weekend when they host Morehead State starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. All three games can be streamed on SEC Network+ and the ESPN app.