March 3, 2004
Knoxville, Tenn. - Nick Crowe homered and drove in a career-high five runs as the Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, 13-4, at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The win moved head coach Rod Delmonico into sole possession of sixth place on the Southeastern Conference's all-time victory list with 558.
Crowe's three-run blast capped a decisive third inning in which the Vols plated six runs in grabbing an 8-0 lead. He drove in two more in the sixth with a double as Tennessee won its 13th consecutive home game and fourth straight on the season to improve to 8-2. Tech dropped to 0-2.
Ben Riley (1-0), one of seven Vol pitchers on the day, picked up the win after pitching a designated four shutout innings. He struck out four and gave up just two bunt singles.
Eric Brewer (0-1) took the loss in 1 2/3 innings as the five Tech pitchers combined to walk eight batters.
The Golden Eagles got on the board in the sixth on back-to-back RBI singles by Chris Gant and Brandon Selvog. They added two more in the ninth on a two-run single by Brent Bilodeau. Gant and Selvog each had two hits to pace Tech.
Tennessee opens a three-game home stand with the Georgia State Panthers, March 5-7. Game times are 3 p.m, 3 p.m. and 2 p.m. ET.