The Vols (36-17, 14-13 SEC) are facing a top-five RPI team in a weekend series for the second-consecutive time as the Gamecocks (37-15, 15-11 SEC) sit at No. 3 nationally in RPI while Tennessee is coming off a series win over the No. 1 RPI team in the country, Kentucky, last week.
Tennessee finished out the home slate on Tuesday night in a 9-5 victory over Belmont. Prior to the in-state battle, the Big Orange recognized six seniors for their hard work and efforts to better the program throughout their time on Rocky Top, honoring Logan Chambers, Kirby Connell, Zane Denton, Seth Halvorsen, Griffin Merritt and Ethan Payne shortly prior to first pitch.
WEEKEND SCHEDULE/PROJECTED STARTING PITCHERS
Game 1 – Thursday, May 18 (7 p.m.)
RHP Andrew Lindsey (1-2, 2.98 ERA) vs. Eli Jones (4-3, 3.40 ERA)
Game 2 – Friday, May 19 (7 p.m.)
RHP Chase Dollander (6-5, 4.35 ERA) vs. TBA
Game 3 – Saturday, May 20 (2 p.m.) [SEC Network]
TBA vs. TBA
Both the Friday and Saturday games will be streamed live on SEC Network+ with Dave Weinstein (PxP) calling the action. Weinstein will be joined by Kip Bouknight (Analyst) on Thursday and Stuart Lake (Analyst) on Friday.
The online broadcast can be accessed on any mobile device through WatchESPN. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN App, or online at espn.com/watch.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on SEC Network with Dave Neal (PxP) and Kyle Peterson (Analyst) calling the action. In addition to being on television, the game can be streamed HERE.
Fans can also listen to the Voice of Tennessee Baseball, John Wilkerson, call the action on the Vol Network (FM 99.1/AM 990) or via a free audio stream on UTSports.com and the Tennessee Athletics Gameday App.
Overall: South Carolina leads, 66-43
in Knoxville: Tennessee leads, 25-24
in Columbia: South Carolina leads, 39-16
at Neutral Sites: South Carolina leads, 3-2
Last 10 Meetings: Tennessee leads, 7-3
Last Meeting: W, 10-0 (March 20, 2022, in Knoxville)
UT swept the Gamecocks at home last season after earning their first series win in Columbia since 2006 the year prior. Tennessee has won four straight in the series and would tie its…