March 30, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Melissa Davin's leadoff home run in the bottom of the fourth sparked a three-run inning for No. 2 Tennessee and the Lady Vols took a 5-2 win over No. 4 Florida on Sunday in Game 3 of the season series.
Tennessee (30-5, 7-1 SEC) plated three in the fourth and two in the sixth. Florida (31-6, 5-6) scored two in the second .
Davin finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Hannah Akamine was 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Ellen Renfroe (20-0) earned her 20th win of the season and fanned 11 batters with no earned runs allowed over seven innings.
Hannah Rogers (14-5) took the loss for Florida after issuing five earned runs over six innings.
Florida took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. With two outs and the bases loaded, Kelsey Stewart knocked a two-RBI double to left center, plating Stephanie Tofft and Taylor Schwarz.
Tennessee rallied in the bottom of the fourth with three runs to take a 3-2 lead. Davin clubbed a solo home run to center field to open the fourth. With two on and one out, Akamine hit an RBI single off the top of the left field wall, advancing on the throw and scoring Madison Shipman and knotting the game at 2-2. With the bases loaded, Taylor Koenig grounded out to short, driving in pinch runner Jennifer Burroughs from third base to give the Lady Vols the lead.
The Lady Vols added two runs in the bottom of the sixth. With one out and runners on the corners, Haley Tobler ripped an RBI single through the left side, scoring Akamine. Megan Geer followed with an RBI single past the second baseman to score Koenig from third base.
Game 2 was stopped entering the top of the sixth with Florida leading, 6-4, in order to prepare for the start of a televised Game 3 on CSS. Game 2 resumed after Game 3 finished and the Lady Vols came back for a 7-6 win and their first series sweep of Florida since 2004.
UT will next head to Baton Rouge, La., for a three-game series at SEC foe LSU from April 4-6. Tennessee's game against Appalachian State, originally scheduled for April 1, has been canceled and will be re-scheduled at a later date.