Vols Sweep Razorbacks With 4-3 Win In 11

May 11, 2003

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Knoxville, Tenn. - Josh Alley scored on an Arkansas error following a double by Nick Crowe with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Tennessee Volunteers posted a 4-3 victory to sweep the No. 22 Razorbacks at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

With its fifth straight win and a Florida loss to Mississippi, Tennessee solidified its hold on second place in the Eastern Division as it improved to 30-21 overall and 13-14 in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas fell to 33-16 and 13-14 in the league.

After playing a make up game against Tusculum Monday at 7 p.m., the Volunteers wind up the regular season at Vanderbilt next weekend.

Alley singled off loser Ryan Fox (0-1) to start the 11th and then with one out, Crowe lined a double to right that Andrew Wishy had trouble picking up off the soggy turf following a morning thunderstorm. As Wishy fumbled with the ball, Alley raced around third and easily beat the relay throw in to cap Tennessee's 11th comeback win of the year.

Jimbo Watson went 3-for-4 to lead the 11-hit Volunteer attack, while Joey Andrews (3-1) earned the win as he thwarted a Razorback scoring threat in the top of the inning.

Brady Toops got hit by a Steve Welsey pitch to start the 11th and took third on a wild pitch before Andrews entered. Toops reached third on a sacrifice, but Andrews got Scott Bridges to ground out to first on a hot shot and a fly ball to center to end the frame.

Charley Boyce hurled 10 innings for Arkansas, giving up three runs in the second as the Volunteers reeled off four straight one-out hits in taking a 3-1 lead.

Walter Sevilla started with a single and steal of second before tying the game on Kyle Norrid's hit. Norrid then came around to score on a double by Watson as catcher Brady Toops dropped the ball. Watson plated on Brian Cleveland's single.



Arkansas got one in the first on three straight one-out singles, including an RBI hit from Haas Pratt, and two more in the fourth on a wild pitch and an RBI single from Bridges off Brandon Crowe to knot the game 3-3.

Dusty Johnson came on with two out in the fourth and retired the first five hitters he faced, working 3 1/3 innings. Luke Hochevar also tossed three shutout innings.



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