INF/DH - 6-1 - 205
Weekly Stats: .333/.750/.500, 12 AB, 5 R, 4 H, 5 RBIs, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 SH, 0-0 SB-SBA
Season Stats: .381/.667/.519, 21 AB, 7 R, 8 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 5 BB, 1 HBP, 4 K, 1-2 SB-SBA
Notes: A local product of Farragut High School in Knoxville, freshman designated hitter Nick Senzel closed his second week as a Vol with a .333 average, .750 slugging percentage and .500 on-base clip. Senzel led the Vols with five RBIs, five runs scored and four walks this week. He was also tied for the team lead in triples (1) and home runs (1). The rookie is now hitting .381 for the season.
Senzel broke open a two-run game against No. 29 UNLV on Friday with a seventh-inning grand slam. Up 4-2 in the inning, Senzel sent a 1-1 pitch over the left-center wall to put UT on top 8-2. His slam proved to be crucial as the Vols held off a ninth-inning rally to win 8-7. It was UT's first grand slam since former Vol Ethan Bennett hit one against Alabama A&M on March 15, 2011. Bennett was also a freshman that season.
On Sunday, Senzel added two more base knocks, including a two-out RBI single in the third inning to help UT sweep the Rebels.