Amick, Burke & Beam Lead #7/8 Vols to Run-Rule Win Over Bowling Green
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Amick, Burke & Beam Lead #7/8 Vols to Run-Rule Win Over Bowling Green

Game Recap: Baseball | March 02, 2024

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 7/8 Tennessee continued its hot start to the season with its second straight run-rule win, downing Bowling Green 12-1 in seven innings on Saturday night in front of a record crowd of 5,343 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Following AJ Causey’s dominant outing on Friday night, Drew Beam gave the Vols another great start on Saturday, allowing one run on five hits and one walk in six innings to improve to 2-0 on the year. The junior righthander also finished with a season-high nine strikeouts, one away from tying a career best.

For the second consecutive day, UT homered four times, showing off its impressive array of power up and down the lineup.

After Falcons’ leadoff man DJ Newman homered to start the game, the Vols responded immediately with back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the first by Christian Moore and Blake Burke to take a lead that they would never relinquish.

Burke added another long ball in the sixth inning and finished the night with three hits, three runs and two RBIs. Billy Amick registered another impressive hitting performance, as well, going 3-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored, a home run and two RBIs. The junior third baseman leads the team with seven round trippers this season and has homered in all three games this week.

Sophomore catcher Cannon Peebles also had a nice night at the dish with a pair of hits, a run scored and an RBI. The NC State transfer has recorded back-to-back multi-hit performances this week.

Leading 5-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, UT busted the game wide open with seven runs in the frame, all coming with two outs.

Shortstop Sam Seidel led Bowling Green (2-6) with two hits. Starting pitcher Nic Good had eight strikeouts but suffered his first loss of the year after allowing four runs on seven hits in four innings of work.

UP NEXT: Tennessee (10-1) will look to extend its winning streak to 10 games and finish off the sweep in Sunday’s series finale, which is slated for a 1 p.m. start.

STAT OF THE GAME: The Vols mashed four home runs for the second game in a row and have now hit four long balls in a game four different times this season.

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