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  • Page 12010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes

    C 11 Blake Forsythe Jr. .250 6 31 Has hit safely in 13 of last 17 contests1B 44 Cody Hawn Jr. .320 6 33 Holds team lead with 18 two-out hits this year2B 8 Khayyan Norfork Jr. .297 1 18 Has reached base in 50.0 percent of leadoff at-bats3B 19 Matt Duffy Jr. .305 3 29 Hitting team high .364 w/ 3 home runs in SEC playSS 6 Zach Osborne So. .297 4 21 Has started 90 of 91 games at SS since arriving at UTLF 1 P.J. Polk Jr. .351 8 32 Hiitting .576 (19-for-33) with RISP this seasonCF 33 Josh Liles Jr. .319 2 18 Hitting .350 (21-for-60) with runners on baseRF 12 Charley Thurber So. .253 5 22 Hit two home runs in series at Mississippi StateDH 28 Matt Ramsey So. .422 4 10 10 of 19 hits have gone for extra bases

    Date Opponent (TV) Time/ResultFeb. 19 Xavier W, 16-6 Feb. 20 Xavier W, 7-6 Feb. 21 Xavier W, 17-1Feb. 26 at No. 10 Oregon State L, 1-17Feb. 27 at No. 10 Oregon State W, 9-2Feb. 28 at No. 10 Oregon State L, 0-1March 3 Eastern Kentucky L, 7-8 (10 inn.)March 5 Binghamton L, 4-7March 6 Kennesaw State L, 2-4 Binghamton W, 19-2March 7 Kennesaw State W, 3-2 (11 inn.)March 9 at Western Kentucky L, 5-4 (10 inn.)March 10 at Middle Tennessee State W, 8-6March 13 Connecticut W, 3-2March 14 No. 17 Ohio State L, 0-2 Marshall W, 13-8March 17 Morehead State W, 13-2March 19 at No. 16 South Carolina * L, 2-4March 20 at No. 16 South Carolina * L, 7-10March 21 at No. 16 South Carolina * L, 0-4March 23 USC Upstate W, 9-1March 26 No. 4 LSU * (CSS) L, 2-6March 27 No. 4 LSU * (FSN) L, 6-10 No. 4 LSU * L, 6-8March 30 Tennessee Tech W, 9-3March 31 Presbyterian W, 25-6April 2 at No. 11 Ole Miss * L, 3-7April 3 at No. 11 Ole Miss * W, 5-2April 4 at No. 11 Ole Miss * W, 10-6April 7 Western Carolina L, 9-14April 9 No. 8 Florida * L, 2-4April 10 No. 8 Florida * (Sun Sports) W, 12-4April 11 No. 8 Florida * (CSS) L, 1-9April 13 Lipscomb W, 16-7April 16 at Mississippi State * W, 15-13April 17 at Mississippi State * L, 7-11April 18 at Mississippi State * L, 6-14April 21 at Western Carolina 6 p.m. ETApril 23 Vanderbilt * (CSS) 7 p.m. ETApril 24 Vanderbilt * (CSS) 7 p.m. ETApril 25 Vanderbilt * 2 p.m. ETApril 27 Belmont 6 p.m. ETApril 30 Kentucky * (ESPNU) 5 p.m. ETMay 1 Kentucky * 4 p.m. ETMay 2 Kentucky * 2 p.m. ETMay 7 at Georgia * 6:30 p.m. ETMay 8 at Georgia * 3 p.m. ETMay 9 at Georgia * 2 p.m. ETMay 12 Middle Tennessee State 7 p.m. ETMay 14 at Auburn * 7:30 p.m. ETMay 15 at Auburn * 4 p.m. ETMay 16 at Auburn * 2 p.m. ETMay 18 UNC Asheville 7 p.m. ETMay 20 Alabama * 7 p.m. ETMay 21 Alabama * 7 p.m. ETMay 22 Alabama * (CSS) 1 p.m. ET

    May 26-31 SEC Tournament TBAJune 4-7 NCAA Regionals TBAJune 11-15 NCAA Super Regionals TBAJune 19-30 College World Series TBA

    Home Games in Bold*-SEC Game

    TENNESSEE (18-19) at WESTERN CAROLINA (23-11-1)Cullowhee, N.C. Childress Field at Hennon Stadium April 17-19

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    Media Relations: Cameron Harris u CHarri48@utk.edu u Office: (865) 974-8876 u Cell: (817) 408-7604 u Fax: (865) 974-1269 u UTSports.com

    VOLS AT A GLANCEThe University of Tennessee baseball team split four games last week, defeating Lipscomb in a mid-week

    contest and taking the first of a three-game set at Mississippi State before dropping the next two to close out the first half of Southeastern Conference action. In the win over Lipscomb, junior Cody Hawn recorded a career-high five hits, including his sixth home run of the season as UT cruised to a 16-7 victory. The Volunteers had 12 different players combine to pound out a total of 20 hits in the game, led by Hawns five and three each by sophomores Zach Osborne and Matt Ramsey. All nine UT starters had a hit in the con-test, marking the fifth time this season that the Big Orange has accomplished the feat. In the series opener against Mississippi State, eight different Vols had multiple hits and scored at least one run, highlighted by a 4-for-6, two-run effort by junior Josh Liles as UT claimed a 15-13 victory. Ramsey was 3-for-3 with a solo home run and juniors P.J. Polk and Matt Duffy each pounded out three hits, including a four-bagger of their own, in the victory. Ramsey also worked the ninth on the mound to become the first Tennessee player to earn a save and hit a home run in the same game since Jeff Lockwood accomplished the feat against Middle Tennessee State on March 11, 2008.

    Freshman Alan Walden will the first start of his collegiate career against Western Carolina on Wednesday. It will be his 10th appearance of the season. The Chattanooga, Tenn., native is currently 1-0 on the year with an 8.18 ERA and seven strikeouts and 10 walks in 11.0 innings pitched.

    SCOUTING WESTERN CAROLINAWestern Carolina currently sports an overall record of 23-11-1 heading into Wednesday nights showdown

    with Tennessee. The Catamounts have already defeated the Vols once this season on April 7 and later picked up an impressive victory on the road at then-No. 16 Clemson, 7-5, on April 14. WCU is 14-4 on its home turf at Childress Field at Hennon Stadium this year. Sophomore infielder Ross Heffly leads the squad offensively as he is hitting at a team-best clip of .356 and ranks second with seven home runs. Holding the lead in the longball category are senior infielder Tyler Kirkpatrick and junior catcher Ollie Goulder who have nine round-trippers each. Kirkpatrick is hitting .346, while Goulder is batting .336 on the year. Sophomore southpaw Vance Chavis will get the start for the Catamounts, his 10th of the season. He is currently 2-4 with a 5.31 ERA in 42.1 innings pitched. He has 29 strikeouts and has walked 19 batters and opposing hitters are batting .269 off of him.

    SERIES HISTORY WITH THE CATAMOUNTSTennessee holds a commanding lead in the all-time series with Western Carolina as it is 17-7 against the

    Catamounts, including wins in nine of the last 11 matchups and 17 of the last 21. WCU, however, won the first of two contests this season, defeating the Vols, 14-9, in Knoxville on April 7. Against his former team, UT Head Coach Todd Raleigh holds a 1-2 mark. He led the Vols to a 5-1 victory last year after suffering a 5-2 loss to the Catamounts in his first year at Rocky Top. Tennessee is 3-2 all-time in Cullowhee, with its last victory coming on March 27, 2001.

    LAST 10 MEETINGSApril 7, 2010 Western Carolina 14, Tennessee 9 Knoxville, Tenn.March 24, 2009 Tennessee 5, Western Carolina 1 Knoxville, Tenn.April 29, 2008 Western Carolina 5, Tennessee 2 Knoxville, Tenn.May 10, 2006 Tennessee 7, Western Carolina 2 Knoxville, Tenn.March 27, 2001 Tennessee 15, Western Carolina 13 Cullowhee, N.C.March 14, 2001 Tennessee 6, Western Carolina 1 Knoxville, Tenn.April 18, 2000 Tennessee 5, Western Carolina 4 (10 inn.) Knoxville, Tenn.Feb. 2, 2000 Tennessee 12, Western Carolina 1 Knoxville, Tenn.Feb. 1, 2000 Tennessee 6, Western Carolina 0 Knoxville, Tenn.

    4/21 RHP 21 Alan Walden Fr. 1-0 8.18 vs.


    2010 SCHEDULE (18-19, 4-11)Home: 13-10 Away: 5-9 Neutral: 0-0 Vs. Top 25: 4-12

    LHP 15 Vance Chavis So. 2-4 5.31


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