Baseball Preview: #3 Vols Ready for 2023 Home Opener vs. Alabama A&M

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Ready for its home opener, the No. 3 Tennessee baseball team gears up to host Alabama A&M for a two-game midweek series on Tuesday and Wednesday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

After amassing 13 midweek victories a season ago, the Volunteers kickoff a shortened series against Alabama A&M, looking to recapture the success the 2022 squad had in midweek contests. The games mark the beginning of a 15-game homestand for the Big Orange. 


Tickets for the games are available in very limited quantities at


Tuesday and Wednesday’s games 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

Fans can also listen to Vince Ferrara call the action for both games via a free audio stream on and the Tennessee Athletics Gameday App.  


Overall: Tennessee leads, 2-0
in Knoxville: 2-0
in Huntsville: 0-0
at Neutral Sites: 0-0
Last Meeting: W, 14-1 (May 3, 2022 in Knoxville)


Vols in Home Openers
Tuesday’s game will mark the 112th home opener for UT Baseball. The Vols are 89-20-2 all-time in the first home game of the season.
Non-Con Domination
Tennessee has been extremely successful against non-conference opponents since the start of the 2019 season, posting a 95-19 record in that span. In 2022 and 2021, the Vols posted a 53-10 record against out-of-conference opponents, going 28-4 a season ago after posting a 25-6 non-conference record in 2021.
The Vols earned 13 midweek wins a season ago, reaching the baker’s dozen mark for the second time since 2019. Under head coach Tony Vitello, Tennessee has posted an impressive 52-8 midweek record.


Alabama A&M

  • 2022 Record: 14-35 (10-20 SWAC)
  • 2022 Postseason: N/A
  • 2023 SWAC Preseason Poll: 5th Eastern Division
  • Head Coach: Elliott Jones (3rd season)
  • Preseason All-Conference Selections (0):
    • None


The Vols continue their 15-game homestand prior to the start of SEC play in mid-March, welcoming Dayton to Rocky Top for a three-game set beginning on Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets for non-conference home games can be purchased at

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