Tennessee Baseball Game Notes - vs. Georgia (4/22-24)

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The official Tennessee baseball game notes for its three-game series vs. Georgia (4/22-24)

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  • Page 12011 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes

    C 21 Ethan Bennett Fr. .278 4 19 All four HRs came in three-game stretch (3/12-15)1B 43 Davis Morgan Jr. .236 0 4 Has started seven games at first base this year (4-3)2B 8 Khayyan Norfork Sr. .378 3 31 Hitting .492 (31-for-63) with runners on base3B 13 Matt Duffy Sr. .344 5 32 Is hitting .362 (17-for-47) with two outsSS 2 Zach Osborne Jr. .360 1 16 Diving stop on 4/7 was #8 on ESPN's Top-10 PlaysLF 7 Chris Fritts Jr. .229 2 11 Gunned down runner at HP on 4/7 for 5th OF assistCF 1 Andrew Toles Fr. .285 1 19 Tied for 3rd most SBs in the nation by a freshman (16)RF 33 Josh Liles Sr. .268 0 21 Needs 16 hits to become 15th UT player with 200DH 10 Tyler Horne Sr. .286 1 14 Is hitting .385 (10x26) over last 9 games w/ 3 2B, 3 R

    Date Opponent (TV) Time/ResultFEBRUARY18 Fri. Milwaukee W, 4-019 Sat. Milwaukee W, 7-620 Sun. Milwaukee L, 9-625 Fri. Canisius W, 4-026 Sat. Canisius W, 6-227 Sun. Canisius W, 9-4MARCH4 Fri. Bradley W, 7-35 Sat. Indiana L, 6-36 Sun. Morehead State W, 10-88 Tue. New Orleans W, 14-0 (7 Inn.)9 Wed. New Orleans W, 18-411 Fri. Manhattan W, 4-212 Sat. Manhattan W, 11-5 Manhattan W, 3-2 (7 inn.)13 Sun. Manhattan W, 15-115 Tue. Alabama A&M W, 9-116 Wed. at Austin Peay W, 5-318 Fri. *at Kentucky L, 5-319 Sat. *at Kentucky W, 12-820 Sun. *at Kentucky L, 7-323 Wed. at Lipscomb W, 7-325 Fri. *Ole Miss L, 6-126 Sat. *Ole Miss (SS) W, 6-427 Sun. *Ole Miss (SS) L, 8-030 Wed. UNC Asheville W, 14-6APRIL1 Fri. *at #3 Florida (CSS) L, 3-02 Sat. *at #3 Florida (CSS) L, 11-23 Sun. *at #3 Florida L, 9-15 Tue. Presbyterian College L, 10-67 Thu. *#3 South Carolina (ESPNU) L, 4-08 Fri. *#3 South Carolina L, 2-09 Sat. *#3 South Carolina (SS) L, 2-112 Tue. Appalachian State L, 6-514 Thu. *at Alabama (ESPNU) L, 2-816 Sat.. *at Alabama W, 2-1 (7 inn.) *at Alabama W, 1-0 (7 inn.)20 Wed. Western Carolina PPd22 Fri. *Georgia 6 p.m.23 Sat. *Georgia 4 p.m.24 Sun. *Georgia 2 p.m.26 Tue. MTSU 7 p.m.27 Wed. at Tennessee Tech 6 p.m. CT29 Fri. *at Vanderbilt 6 p.m. CT30 Sat. *at Vanderbilt (CSS) Noon CTMAY1 Sun. *at Vanderbilt 1 p.m. CT6 Fri. *Mississippi State 6 p.m.7 Sat. *Mississippi State 4 p.m.8 Sun. *Mississippi State (SS) 2 p.m.11 Wed. at MTSU 6 p.m. CT13 Fri. *at LSU (CST) 7 p.m. CT14 Sat. *at LSU (CSS) 3 p.m. CT15 Sun. *at LSU 1 p.m. CT17 Tue. Belmont 7 p.m.19 Thu. *Auburn 6 p.m.20 Fri. *Auburn 6 p.m.21 Sat. *Auburn 2 p.m.

    Home Games in Bold*-SEC Game

    NOTING THE VOLUNTEERSThe Tennessee baseball team will return to the diamond after a five-day layoff when it hosts Georgia this

    weekend. The Vols were scheduled to open the homestand against Western Carolina on Wednesday, but a sudden and extremely heavy downpour nixed those plans.

    The Big Orange is coming off its first SEC series win of the season as it claimed a pair of seven-inning victories in a doubleheader at No. 24 Alabama last weekend. Behind a stellar effort from junior Steven Gruver in the first game, the Vols claimed a 2-1 decision to snap a nine-game skid. UT then got strong performances out of sophomore Nick Blount and freshman Nick WIlliams in game two, which it won, 1-0.

    . For the most up-to-date information on Volunteer baseball, visit www.UTSports.com/baseball and follow @Vol_Baseball on Twitter.

    SCOUTING THE BULLDOGSGeorgia enters this weekend's series with an even .500 record at 19-19 overall, including a 9-7 mark in SEC

    play, which puts it fourth in the SEC Eastern Division. The Bulldogs dropped two of three to No. 4 Florida in Athens last weekend and a 5-2 midweek decision to 21st-ranked Clemson on Wednesday.

    The team's unquestioned ace, junior RHP Michael Palazzone (6-1, 2.13 ERA, 41K, 5BB, 63.1 IP) has four wins over Top 25 teams this year, adding #4 Florida to the list this past Saturday beating them 7-2. He held the league's top offense to 1R on 6H in 8 IP, shutting them out for the first 7.1 IP. In SEC action, Palazzone is 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA. His consecutive innings pitched without a walk ended Saturday at 38.2. At the plate, sophomore SS Kyle Farmer (.295-4-33) owns a career-best 15-game hitting streak. He hit .462 (6-for-13) with flawless defense in 18 total chances against the Gators.

    THIS WEEKEND'S PROMOTIONSFriday, April 22 - 6 p.m. $1 Hot Dog Night Military Appreciation Night - "Cell Phones for Soldiers" - Donate a cell phone and receive free admission Bullpen Club Meeting

    Saturday, April 23 - 4 p.m. BINGO Day: Win Chick-fil-a for a year! Tennessee baseball trading card giveaway #3

    Sunday, April 24 - 2 p.m. Kids 17 & under get in free and will receive a coupon for free food and drink. They can also run the bases

    and get autographs from the team on the field post-game



    2011 SCHEDULE (21-15, 4-11)Home: 16-9 | Away: 5-6 | Neutral: 0-0 | Vs. Top 25: 2-7

    Tennessee Volunteers | Lindsey Nelson Stadium

    WEATHER FORECAST Friday Saturday Sunday

    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

    TENNESSEE (21-15, 4-11) vs. GEORGIA (19-19, 9-6)Knoxville, Tenn. Lindsey Nelson Stadium April 21-23

    FRIDAY, APRIL 21 -- 6 p.m. ETLHP Steven Gruver (4-4, 2.60) vs. LHP Alex Wood (4-4, 4.02)

    SATURDAY, APRIL 22 -- 4 p.m. ETLHP Rob Catapano (2-3, 4.70) vs. RHP Michael Pallazone (6-1, 2.13)

    SUNDAY, APRIL 23 -- 2 p.m. ETTBA vs. LHP Craig Gullickson (3-2, 6.67)

    Live Stats/Blog: www.UTSports.comTwitter: www.Twitter.com/Vol_BaseballRadio: FM 99.1/99.3 "The Sports Animal" with John Wilkerson and Kyle HixsonLive Video: UTSports.com Sunny

    84 | 65 | 10%Scattered T-Storms

    80 | 64 | 50%Partly Cloudy84 | 64 | 10%

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    MEDIA INFORMATIONMedia CredentialsMedia credentials will be issued to members of the

    working media only. Children and other non-workers will not be allowed. Requests for credentials should be made by calling Assistant Media Relations Director Cameron Harris at least one day in advance of each home game or series. All credentials not picked up at the Media Relations Office will be left at the ticket will call window at the main entrance of the stadium.

    Interview PolicyPlayers and coaches are available for interviews during

    weekly media opportunities or by appointment arranged through Assistant Media Relations Director Cameron Harris.

    Interviews with coaches or players while the team is on the road also should be arranged through Cameron Harris.

    Postgame InterviewsTennessee head coach Todd Raleigh is available to meet

    any working member of the media following the game on the field at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Media are asked to conduct player interviews on the field, and media mem-bers are not permitted in the clubhouse area.

    Interviews with visiting team members also may be done on the field, subject to the policy of the visiting teams media relations representative.

    PhotographersMedia credentials are required for all photographers and

    television media. All credentials not picked up at the Media Relations office will be left at the ticket will-call window at the main entrance of the stadium.

    Photo decks are located atop the stairwells behind the first- and third-baselines. There are also photo field-level photo wells at the far end of each dugout. Both still and television photographers are welcome to shoot from these spots. Television crews are welcome to film from the mezzanine level underneath the press box.

    Photographers will not be permitted in or between the dugouts.

    The Press BoxThe Lindsey Nelson Stadium press box is for working

    members of the media only. The press box is located atop the grandstand behind home plate and includes space for working members of the press, official and visiting scor-ers, public address announcer and scoreboard operator. Also located on the press level are two radio booths and a television/VIP booth. Admission to the press box is by credential only.

    Press Box ServicesUpdated cumulative statistics, game notes and score-

    cards, along with team rosters, will be available in the press box at each home game. A final box score will be compiled and distributed at the completion of each game.

    An official scorer is assigned to all home games, and Cameron Harris will keep the media informed of all scoring decisions, notable facts and records.

    TelephonesThe Lindsey Nelson Stadium press box is equipped

    with two telephones for use by the media only. Each radio booth is equipped with two courtesy phone lines and an ISDN line, use of which will be granted on a recipro-cal basis. Visiting radio crews needing assistance should contact Assistant Media Relations Director Cameron Harris at (865) 974-8876.

    InternetHigh-speed wireless Internet is available in the Lindsey

    Nelson Stadium press box, including both radio booths and the television booth. There also are a limited number of DSL connections available for use by the media in the press box (but not in the radio booths), and phone lines for dial-up access are available as well. Questions regarding system requirements can be directed to Eddie Howell in the UT Athletic Department prior to the day of the game (865-974-4730 or edhowell@utk.edu).

    The official Tennessee mens athletics web site is: UTsports.com

    The official Southeastern Conference web site is: SECsports.com

    No. Name Cl. Pos. B-T Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School 1 Andrew Toles Fr. OF L-R 5-10 185 Fayetteville, Ga./Sandy Creek 2 Zach Osborne Jr. SS R-R 5-7 165 Louisville, Ky./Pleasure Ridge Park 7 Chris Fritts So. OF R-R 5-9 180 Houston, Texas/Cypress Ridge 8 Khayyan Norfork Sr. 2B R-R 5-10 185 Ripley, Tenn./Jackson State CC 9 Chris Pierce