Feb. 13, 2004
Knoxville, Tenn. - Luke Hochevar tossed seven no-hit innings and Brian Cleveland drove in four runs as the Tennessee Volunteers opened the 2004 season with an 11-0 shutout victory over the visiting Morehead State Eagles at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Hochevar (1-0), who threw 85 pitches, in his first start of the season struck out a career-high tying 10 while issuing just one walk in facing the minimum 21 batters.
Morehead State (0-1) was limited to one hit, a Zac Carr single in the eighth off reliever Patrick Hicklen. Hicklen was making his first appearance since Apr. 13, 2002, after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery.
Michael Rivera provided the first long ball of the day leading off the fourth, while Cleveland connected with a three-run shot in the seventh to make it 10-0. Alley's capped the scoring with a solo home run in the eighth.
Lance Johnston (0-1) took the loss in four innings.
The series continues Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. ET both days.