Kemp Powers Vols Past Niagara 7-2

March 10, 2004

Box Score

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.

Brandon Crowe, who had shoulder surgery in December, made his debut by striking out the side in the eighth. Scot Drucker worked a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts.

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.





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