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Tennessee Baseball Weekly Update (3/4)

March 4, 2013



March 4, 2013
Overall Record: 4-7
Record Last Week: 2-2
Last Week's Results
MON. 25
WED. 27
THUR. 28
This Week's Schedule
Home Game
MON. 4
TUES. 5
vs. Belmont
6 pm ET
Knoxville
WED. 6
THUR. 7
FRI. 8
vs. Alcorn St.
6 pm ET
Knoxville
SAT. 9
vs. Alcorn St.
12 pm ET
Knoxville
SUN. 10
vs. Alcorn St.
12 pm ET
Knoxville
Player of the Week Nomination
WILL MADDOX
Sophomore
3B - 5-11 - 180
Gainesville, Ga.

Weekly Stats:.556, .778 SLG, .600 OBP, 18 AB, 2 R, 10 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBIs, 2 BB, 0 HBP, 0 K, 1-2 SB-SBA

Season Stats:.420, .520 SLG, .463 OBP, 50 AB, 9 R, 21 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBIs, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 9 K, 3-5 SB-SBA

Notes: Sophomore Will Maddox continued his torrid start to the 2013 campaign at the plate this weekend, hitting at a scalding .556 clip with 10 hits in 18 at-bats. Three of those hits went for extra bases and he also knocked in five runs and scored two more. The Gainesville, Ga., native has now notched multi-hit contests in each of his last six games, including three-hit efforts against ETSU and Virginia Tech last week.

During his current six-game hitting streak, the Gainesville, Ga., native is hitting .520 clip (13-for-25) with seven RBIs and five runs scored. He has hit safely in all but one game this year, recording at least two hits in nine of the team's 11 games. For the year, he leads the squad with a .420 batting average, nine RBIs and nine runs scored.

Making his efforts even more impressive is the fact that most of his damage has come with two outs on the scoreboard. When put in that situation, Maddox is hitting .588 (10-for-17) this season. All nine of his RBIs this year have come with two outs as well.

Tennessee Weekly Notes

Tennessee split its four contests this week, defeating in-state foe ETSU in a midweek showdown before traveling to Cary, N.C., to take part in the USA Baseball Irish Classic where it picked up a win over UMass, between losses to No. 22 Notre Dame and 25th-ranked Virginia Tech.

Sophomore Will Maddox continued his hot start to the 2013 season, hitting .556 (10-for-18) on the weekend with five RBIs and two runs scored. The Gainesville, Ga., native has now notched multi-hit contests in each of his last six games, including three-hit efforts against ETSU and Virginia Tech last week.

During his current six-game hitting streak, the Gainesville, Ga., native is hitting at a scalding .520 clip (13-for-25) with seven RBIs and five runs scored. He has hit safely in all but one game this year, recording at least two hits in nine of the team's 11 games. For the year, he leads the squad with a .420 batting average, nine RBIs and nine runs scored.

Maddox and freshman Vincent Jackson led the way offensively in Tuesday's 9-7 win over ETSU as they both went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. In the opening game of the USA Baseball Irish Classic on Friday, it was senior RHP Zack Godley that set the tone, firing a career-high 8.1 innings against No. 22 Notre Dame. He allowed just two runs - one earned - while scattering eight hits and striking out four in a tough no-decision as the Fighting Irish outlasted the Vols, 3-2, in a 12-inning nail biter.

The Orange and White returned to the win column on Saturday, defeating UMass, 6-4, thanks to a pair of successful squeeze plays in the fifth inning and 6.1 innings of scoreless relief from Blake Thomas, Dalton Saberhagen and Trevor Charpie. In his UT debut, Thomas picked the win while Charpie pitched the final two innings to earn the first save of his young career.

In the finale of the weekend competition, Tennessee got another three-hit effort from Maddox, but it wasn't enough as No. 25 Virginia Tech used a pair of big innings to pick up a 7-3 victory.

The Big Orange will next be in action this Tuesday when it welcomes Belmont to Knoxville for a 6 p.m. contest at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Vols will then host Alcorn State for a three-game series this weekend with first pitch set for 6 p.m. on Friday and noon on both Saturday and Sunday.

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