Vols' 20-Game Win Streak Snapped at #16 LSU
April 23, 2017

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- A walk-off solo home run by Constance Quinn in the seventh inning accounted for the game's only run as No. 16 LSU snapped No. 9 Tennessee's 20-game win streak with a 1-0 victory in Sunday's series finale at Tiger Park.

Quinn lined a 1-1 pitch that just cleared the wall in left field for her first home run of the season to snap a six-game SEC losing streak and avoid a series sweep for the Tigers (34-14, 9-9 SEC).

However, the story of the day was pitching as starters Caylan Arnold and Allie Walljasper went punch for punch throughout the game. Both were dominant throughout the afternoon, allowing no runs and just two combined hits through six and half innings of play before Quinn's walk-off homer.

Arnold started her second straight game and was the tough-luck loser after allowing just one run on two hits while striking out six batters over six innings of work. Walljasper improved to 12-3 on the year after tossing a complete-game, one hit shutout with four strikeouts.

The Vols (41-6, 13-4 SEC) were shut out for just the second time this season and held to a season-low one hit. Chelsea Seggern had the only base knock for UT with a two-out double in the top of the second inning.

Tennessee's best chance to get on the board game in the top of the sixth. A pair of walks from CJ McClain and Meghan Gregg put two on with two outs, but the Vols were unable to take advantage as Walljasper got Megan Geer to pop up to end the threat.

LSU's only other hit also came in the second inning when Shemiah Sanchez singles to center with two outs.

WIN STREAK SNAPPED: UT's 20-game win streak was snapped with Sunday's 1-0 loss. The streak will go down as the fourth longest in program history. The Vols' 12-game win streak against ranked teams and their 11-game SEC win streak also came to an end with Sunday's loss.

PITCHER'S DUEL: Sunday's series finale was the definition of a pitcher's duel with both starters carrying a one-hitter into the seventh inning. Unfortunately, UT freshman Caylan Arnold came out on the losing end despite allowing just a single run and two hits.

UP NEXT: The Vols return home for a showdown with top-ranked Florida next weekend Friday-Sunday at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. The first two games will be streamed on SEC Network +/WatchESPN with Sunday's series finale set for a national broadcast on ESPN2. All three games will also be broadcast on Sports Radio WNML and UTSports.com.


 

 

 

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