March 10, 2004
Knoxville, Tenn. - Chris Kemp hit his second home run of the season and drove in four runs as the Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Niagara Purple Eagles, 7-2, in the first game of a doubleheader at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Kemp had three hits, including an RBI single in the first that gave the Vols (12-2) a 2-0 lead. His RBI double in the third keyed a three-run rally as Tennessee took a commanding 5-1 lead, while his towering blast to right in the eighth put the game out of reach.
Craig Cobb (2-0) worked seven strong innings, yielding two runs on six hits with two strikeouts, in the win.
Tennessee out-hit the Purple Eagles 14-7. Kyle Norrid doubled twice as he was one of four Vols with two hits.
Matt Fuller (0-1) took the loss in five innings of work, while Chris Cerchie finished the game for Niagara, which fell to 0-6.
The Purple Eagles plated their two runs on a pair of sacrifice flies by Mike Altari in the second and Michael Medici in the sixth.
Tim Fitzgerald and Jeff Vicent led Niagara with two hits apiece.