#7/8 Vols Extend Winning Streak to Double Digits with 16-6 Win Over BGSU
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#7/8 Vols Extend Winning Streak to Double Digits with 16-6 Win Over BGSU

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Another explosive offensive performance resulted in a 16-6 run-rule win for No. 7/8 Tennessee in Sunday’s series finale against Bowling Green at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The Vols (11-1) completed their second consecutive series sweep and rank their winning streak to 10 games with Sunday’s victory. Since the start of the 2020 season, UT has swept 13 of its 15 non-conference home series.

The Big Orange set the tone early with a four-run first inning and added five more in the second to race out to an early 9-2 lead. They finished with a season-high 17 base hits thanks to multi-hit efforts from four different players. Cannon Peebles and Dalton Bargo led the charge with three hits apiece while combining for four RBIs and four runs scored on the day.

Dylan Dreiling also had a productive afternoon at the plate, posting a career-best four RBIs on two hits, including a three-run homer in Tennessee’s five-run second inning. Ethan Payne had a career-high two hits and drove in a run, as well.

The Vols used eight different pitchers in the game with Kirby Connell picking up the win after an impressive inning of work. The veteran lefty entered the contest with runners on first and second with nobody out in the third but escaped the jam unscathed with a groundout and a pair of strikeouts to strand two runners on base.

Sam Seidel and Gavin Ganun led the Falcons’ offensively with two RBIs each, but no BGSU player recorded more than one hit on the day.

Starting pitcher Calvin Mitchell suffered the loss after allowing four runs on five hits in just one inning of work.

UP NEXT: Tennessee is slated to play five more home games next week, starting for a midweek showdown against Kansas State on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

STAT OF THE GAME: The Vols scored seven of their 16 runs with two outs and went 7-for-13 at the plate with two outs in the game. UT also was 10-of-16 with runners in scoring position.

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