Vanderbilt 3, Tennessee 0 | As a step

Tennessee baseball’s Tony Vitello details 3-0 loss to Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee missed all 10 of its attempts in the first game against rival Vanderbilt on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Commodores 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference series finale from the state capital.

No. 1 Tennessee (42-10, 19-8 SEC) experienced its worst offensive game of the season as the Vols were held to just three hits by Dylan Dreiling on the afternoon. Vanderbilt (34-18, 12-15) scored three early runs in the first two innings and moved on from there. The Commodore victory snapped a nine-game losing streak to Tennessee.

It is the first shutout for the Volunteers this season and the first since the season finale against LSU (5-0) in the knockout round of the 2023 College World Series.

Zander Sechrist (1-1) is the losing pitcher of the day after allowing three runs in two innings of work. JD Thompson (4-1) earned the win after pitching six-plus innings of scoreless baseball with nine strikeouts. Nate Snead pitched 4.1 scoreless innings of relief for the Vols, striking out four in the process.

Tennessee returns home to Lindsey Nelson Stadium for the final four games of the regular season this week, but first, here’s how it all went down in the third game from Hawkins Field.

Scoring Summary

Bot 1: Alan Espinal just hit a two-run home run over the right field wall. Vandi 2-0
Bot 2: Jonathan Vastine singled to right field, driving in a runner from second base. Vandi 3-0

Post-game video

The final statistics

tennessee weekly baseball schedule

Tuesday: No. 1 Tennessee 6, Queens 3 | Final statistics | How it happened | four shots
Friday: No. 1 Tennessee 8, Vanderbilt 4 | Final statistics | How it happened | Four shots | Vitello
Saturday: No. 1 Tennessee 7, Vanderbilt 6 | Final statistics | How it happened | Four shots | Vitello
Sunday: Vanderbilt 3, Tennessee 1 | Final statistics

Vols in this week’s national polls

NCBWA – No. 1
USA Today – No. 1
Baseball America – No. 1
Perfect Game – No. 1
D1 Baseball – No. 1