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Tennessee Baseball Weekly Update (3/3)

March 3, 2014



March 3, 2014
Overall Record: 10-0
Record Last Week: 3-0
Last Week's Results
MON. 24
TUES. 25
WED. 26
THUR. 27
This Week's Schedule
Home Game
MON. 3
TUES. 4
vs. La Salle
6 pm ET
Knoxville
WED. 5
vs. La Salle
6 pm ET
Knoxville
THUR. 6
FRI. 7
at Arizona St.
8:30 pm ET
Tempe
SAT. 8
at Arizona St.
8:30 pm ET
Tempe
SUN. 9
at Arizona St.
3:30 pm ET
Tempe
Pitcher of the Week Nomination
ANDY COX
Sophomore
LHP - 6-2 - 160
Arlington, Tenn.

Weekly Stats: 1-0, 6.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 Ks, 0.95 Opp. BA

Season Stats: 2-0, 0.50 ERA, 4 G, 1 GS, 0 CG, 18.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 13 K, .093 Opp. BA

Notes: Sophomore southpaw Andy Cox pitched 6.2 innings of relief against Quinnipiac on Saturday, leading the Vols to a 10-inning, 4-3 comeback win. He Struck out a career-best eight, allowed no runs and just two hits against the Bobcats.

Cox currently leads the team with a 0.50 ERA and has thrown a team-high 18 innings this season. He's 2-0 on the season, has struck out 13 and allowed just five hits and one run in 2014.

Player of the Week Nomination
WILL MADDOX
Junior
INF - 5-11 - 180
Gainesville, Ga.

Weekly Stats: .625/1.250/.750, 8 AB, 5 R, 5 H, 3 RBIs, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 BB, 1 SB

Season Stats: .385/.692/.543, 26 AB, 13 R, 10 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 7 BB, 2 HBP, 0 K, 4-5 SB-SBA

Notes: Junior infielder Will Maddox hit .625 over a weekend sweep of Quinnipiac, going 5-for-8 at the plate. He a three-run home run, two doubles, scored a team-high five runs and drew a team-best four walks against the Bobcats. Maddox was 1-for-1 with a three-run homer, two runs scored and three walks in the Vols' 13-2 win over Quinnipiac on Friday. He had a pinch-hit double in Tennessee's 10-inning, 4-3 comeback win on Saturday and closed the weekend with a 3-for-5 performance with a double and three runs scored as UT completed the sweep and improved to 10-0 with a 9-4 win.

The Gainesville, Ga., native is currently hitting .385 for the season with team highs in runs scored (13), slugging percentage (.692) and stolen bases (4). Maddox has yet to strike out in 2014.

Tennessee Weekly Notes

The Tennessee Volunteers continued their season-long 12-game home stretch to open the season with three games against Quinnipiac over the weekend. The Vols recorded their third-consecutive weekend series sweep to improve to 10-0 on the season. It was the first time UT recorded three-consecutive weekend series sweeps since the 2005 campaign. Tennessee is off to the best start in program history, surpassing the 8-0 mark to start the 1992 and 2003 seasons. UT is now just one of two unbeaten teams still remaining in the nation. With a win over Texas A&M to end the 2013 season, Tennessee currently holds the nation's longest winning streak at 11 games.

Infielders Will Maddox and Taylor Smart led the Vols at the plate over the weekend, hitting .625 and .667, respectively. Maddox went 5-for-8 with a three-run home run and two doubles, while scoring a team-high five runs. Smart was 6-for-9 with six singles, two RBIs and three runs scored. Freshman Nick Senzel hit .444 (4-for-9) and sophomore outfielder Vincent Jackson was 4-for-10 with a team-high five RBIs and two stolen bases.

On the hill, the Vols got stellar starting performances from senior Nick Williams and freshman Kyle Serrano. Williams got the win on Friday, tossing seven innings of two-hit baseball, giving up just two hits and striking out five. On Sunday, Serrano complete the series sweep with a six inning two-hitter. Serrano struck out five - the most of his young UT career - and allowed just one run. On Saturday, sophomore southpaw Andy Cox pitched 6.2 innings of relief against the Bobcats, leading the Vols to 10-inning, 4-3 comeback win. Cox struck out a career-best eight, allowed no runs and just two hits in the appearance, and picked up his second win of the season.

Tennessee blew out Quinnipiac 13-2 to open the series on Friday as Scott Price extended his hit streak to 20 games with a 2-for-5 performance at the dish. Price's streak would stop at 20 games, tying him for the fourth-longest hit streak in program history. Maddox was 1-for-1 with a three-run homer and three walks in the game. Smart delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th on Saturday, capping a three-run comeback by the Vols for a 4-3 win. UT completed the sweep on Sunday behind Serrano's performance on the mound. The Orange and White jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings and never looked back, cruising to a 9-4 win. Sophomore outfielder Christin Stewart belted a three-run homer in the first inning off the Lindsey Nelson Stadium scoreboard in right center to get the Vols started. Maddox and Smart both had three hits in the series finale.

Tennessee hosts La Salle (1-9) for two midweek games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, before heading to Tempe, Ariz., for a three-game series with No. 19 Arizona State (6-4) on the weekend.

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