#2 Lady Vols Power Past Arkansas, 8-0 (6)

March 15, 2014

Box Score

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Melissa Davin and Annie Aldrete hit home runs as No. 2 Tennessee defeated Arkansas, 8-0, in six frames on Saturday to take the season series.

Tennessee (24-3, 2-1 SEC) scored two in the first inning, four in the second, one in the third and one in the six to end the game in six frames. Arkansas (20-8, 1-2) managed just two hits in the game.

UT won its SEC opener on Friday, defeating Arkansas, 9-2. Saturday featured a re-scheduled doubleheader for Games 2 and 3 as inclement weather was predicted for the Fayetteville area Saturday night into Sunday. The Razorbacks used a four-run seventh inning to edge Tennessee, 5-4, in Game 2 of the series just prior to the Lady Vols' convincing 8-0 (6) win Saturday afternoon.

Davin was 2-for-2 with the three-run blast and two runs scored. Madison Shipman was 3-for-4 with one double, one RBI and two runs. Rainey Gaffin was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Megan Geer was 1-for-2 with an RBI double, one run and two walks.

Ellen Renfroe (15-0) was dominant in the circle once again, throwing six shutouts inning with four strikeouts.

Sydney Wright (4-2) took the loss for the Razorbacks after allowing five earned runs over just one inning. Grace Moll gave up two runs over 1.2 relief frames. Kelly Young pitched the last 3.1 innings, allowing one run.

Tennessee took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Akamine drove in a run on an RBI groundout to second with the bases loaded to plate Shipman. Three batters later, Gaffin legged out a bases-loaded RBI single to second base.

In the second inning, UT's lead grew to 6-0. Davin hammered a three-run home run to center field. After Moll replaced Wright in the circle, Aldrete drilled a home run to center field on a full count.

Tennessee added another run in the top of the third inning when Shipman knocked a two-out RBI double to right field to plate Shaliyah Geathers from second.

UT's lead grew to 8-0 in the top of the sixth when Geer drilled an RBI double to the left field warning track to score Haley Tobler from first base.

Tennessee next heads to Columbia, Tenn., to play Middle Tennessee State on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Ridley Park.





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