RHP - 6-6 - 220
Weekly Stats:5 G, 5 SV, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.1 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Notes: Blount became the first pitcher in Tennessee history to record five saves in five consecutive games as he closed out all five Tennessee victories this week.
He has earned a save in each of the Vols' last six wins and has rocketed up both the UT single-season and career saves charts, already placing seventh and eighth, respectively. The Loganville, Ga., native did not allow a run in any of his five appearances this week, striking out five.
After picking up saves in UT's two midweek wins over Mississippi Valley State, Blount closed out each of the Orange and White's three wins against Alabama as the Vols swept the Tide for just the second time in school history, dating back to the start of the rivalry in 1897. It was Tennessee's first home SEC sweep since 2008 against LSU.
His final two saves came on the same day, as rain postponed the end of Saturday's contest, forcing the teams to play a modified doubleheader on Sunday. Blount recorded the final three outs of both games to preserve a pair of two-run wins and complete the sweep.
Including two wins in Tuscaloosa last season, one of which Blount tallied a win in, the Vols have now defeated Alabama a school record five consecutive times. The previous mark was three in UT's only other sweep of UA which took place in Tuscaloosa in 1994.