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The Vols are on TV for the first time this season.

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Vols finish up their four game home stand tonight as they host Tennessee Tech in their first nationally televised match up of the year.  They are looking to get back to winning after dropping two of three against the Ole Miss Rebels over the weekend.

Last week Tennessee went 2-2.  They opened the week with a midweek victory at UNC Asheville before returning home to open SEC play against #8 Ole Miss.  The Vols won the opener in a pitchers duel on a walk off RBI single by Derek Lance in the bottom of the 9th.  They then fell in the next two games 6-4 and 10-7 after falling behind early in each.  25 Vols were left stranded on base over the weekend, helping to seal the defeats.

Tennessee leads the all time series against TTU 67-29-1.  The Vols won the last meeting 10-1 back in 2014 in Cookeville. The Golden Eagles have won two of the last five though including the last Knoxville meeting.

The Golden Eagles are currently on a four game winning streak, defeating Kennesaw State last Wednesday before sweeping UT Martin over the weekend.

Next up this week is a trip to Tuscaloosa for a three game series against #22 Alabama starting Friday.

Tennessee Volunteers (12-7) (1-2 SEC) vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (10-8) (3-3 OVC)

Date: Tuesday March 22, 2016

First Pitch: 7 p.m. ET at Lindsey Nelson Stadium, Knoxville, TN

TV: SEC Network

Live Audio: UTSports / Internet Video: WatchESPN / Live Stats: GameTracker

Probable Starting Pitchers:

UT RHP Daniel Vasquez (1-2, 5.65 ERA) vs TTU RHP Nick Osborne (0-0, 4.22 ERA)

Players to Keep an Eye on:

School Pos Name BA RBI R HR SB-A
UT 3B Nick Senzel .358 26 26 1 9-10
UT OF Vincent Jackson .328 20 19 3 4-5
UT 1B Jordan Rodgers .301 36 16 3 6-6
UT OF Chris Hall .377 10 17 0 2-2
TTU C Chris Brown .365 13 16 2 0-0
TTU 1B Chase Chambers .339 17 18 4 1-1
TTU DH Ryan Flick .270 12 8 3 0-0
TTU SS David Garza .266 5 12 2 1-1
School Arm Name ERA WHIP K BAA W-L (S)
UT RHP Daniel Vasquez 5.65 2.09 15 .333 1-2
UT RHP Jon Lipinski 1.74 0.97 8 .176 1-0 (3)
TTU RHP Nick Osborne 4.22 1.59 5 .200 0-0

Go Vols!