DH - 6-5 - 210
Weekly Stats:.500, .714 SLG, .563 OBP, 14 AB, 5 R, 7 H, 3 2B, 7 RBIs, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 0 K, 1-1 SB-SBA
Season Stats:.244, .311 SLG, .320 OBP, 45 AB, 8 R, 11 H, 3 2B, 8 RBIs, 3 BB, 2 HBP, 9 K, 2-2 SB-SBA
Notes: Freshman Andrew Lee shrugged off a slow start to his collegiate career and broke through in a big way this weekend, leading the Vols to a series sweep of Alcorn State this past weekend.
The 6-5 designated hitter was 7-for-14 with five runs scored, three doubles, a stolen base and a team-high seven RBIs over the course of UT's three wins over the Braves. Lee, who entered the weekend with just four hits and one RBI in his first eight games as a Vol, got the ball rolling with a hit late in the Friday night contest.
The next afternoon, he exploded with a 4-for-5 performance that included two doubles, two runs scored and five RBIs. In the third inning of that game alone, he was 2-for-2 with four RBIs as he had a run-scoring single and bases-loaded, three-RBI double during the nine-run frame. His five RBIs on Saturday are the most in a single-game by a Vol so far this season.
Lee closed out the series with another strong effort in the Sunday contest, driving in two more runs as he was 2-for-5 with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored.
RHP - 6-3 - 245
Weekly Stats:1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 8 K, .125 Opp. BA
Season Stats:1-1, 3.29 ERA, 4 G, 4 GS, 27.1 IP, 23 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 11 BB, 27 K, .230 Opp. BA
Notes: Senior Zack Godley set the tone for Tennessee's dominating series sweep of Alcorn State with seven shutout innings on Friday night.
Coming off a career-high 8.1 inning-effort against Notre Dame last weekend, he followed that up by striking out eight and allowing just three hits to lead the Vols to their first shutout of the season, a 16-0 rout of the Braves. The win was the first of the year for the undisputed UT ace who now holds a 3.29 ERA and a 1-1 record through his first four starts.
He has pitched a team-high 27.1 innings this year, striking out 27 and holding opposing hitters to a .230 batting average. Over his last two starts, the Bamberg, S.C., native has yielded just a single earned run while fanning 12 over 15.1 frames.