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TENNESSEE 2010 BASEBALL 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 (6-5) vs. Western Kentucky (8-3) / MTSU (7-3)

2010 SCHEDULE (6-5)

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

SEC Tournament NCAA Regionals NCAA Super Regionals College World Series

Home Games in Bold *-SEC Game 2010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes

TBA TBA TBA TBA

Bowling Green, Ky. • Nick Denes Field • March 9 • 4 p.m. ET Murfreesboro, Tenn. • Reese Smith, Jr. Field • March 10 • 4 p.m. ET Audio: Live streaming on UTSports.com with Roger Hoover Live Stats: www.UTSports.com Twitter: www.Twitter.com/VolBaseball VOLS AT A GLANCE Despite dropping its first three games of the week, the University of Tennessee baseball team bounced back to claim consecutive victories over Binghamton and Kennesaw State on Saturday and Sunday night, respectively. The Volunteers got quality starts from all four of their starters this weekend as the quartet – Bryan Morgado, Steven Gruver, Stephen McCray and Rob Catapano – combined to post a 1.00 ERA, allowing just three earned runs on 13 hits in 27.0 innings. They also struck out 22 batters, walked only three and held opposing hitters to a .137 batting average with just three extra base hits. The Big Orange received a pair of home runs from senior Matt Hamaker and scored three runs in the bottom of the 10th against Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday, but it was not enough as a grand slam by the Colonels proved to be too much to overcome in an 8-7 (10 inn.) loss. On Friday, junior Bryan Morgado gave UT a strong start, allowing just two runs in seven innings. Once again, however, the performance did not equate to a victory as Binghamton claimed a 7-4 decision. The Vols dropped their fourth straight game on Saturday morning, 4-2 to Kennesaw State, in spite of seven innings of one-run ball by sophomore Steven Gruver, but they bounced back with a resounding 19-2 triumph later that night. Senior Stephen McCray was absolutely brilliant in the win, twirling eight near-perfect innings. The Lilburn, Ga., native did not allow a hit until the eighth inning and struck out a career-high seven en route to claiming his second win of the season. In its final game of the weekend, junior Rob Catapano tossed five shutout innings in his first start at UT, but it was senior Steve Crnkovich who picked up the win, throwing four innings of relief and allowing just one run before junior Blake Forsythe closed out the contest with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th. SCOUTING WESTERN KENTUCKY Defending Sun Belt Conference champion Western Kentucky was ranked 23rd in the nation last week, but dropped out of the polls after going 3-2 with a road loss to Belmont and a Sunday defeat to IllinoisChicago. WKU is 8-3 on the season, including victories over Baylor, Texas State and Texas A&M at the QTI Baylor Classic in Waco, Texas. Freshman southpaw Tanner Perkins leads the Hilltopper pitching staff with a 2-0 record and 2.40 ERA in three starts this season. Fellow freshman and Mount Juliet native Taylor Haydel will get the nod on the mound against UT on Tuesday. The 6-0 righty, who will be making his second career start, carries an 8.68 ERA in 9.1 innings of work into the contest. He has allowed 13 hits while striking out eight and walking four. SCOUTING MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE Following its contest against Western Kentucky, Tennessee will head south to Murfreesboro to take on the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, who are 7-3 on the season. MTSU will have a game on Tuesday as well, as it is slated to take on Belmont in Nashville. The Blue Raiders are coming off a tough weekend that saw them drop two of three on the road to Jacksonville State. Prior to those losses, however, Steve Peterson’s squad had won six straight, including a three-game sweep of Ohio. Pacing the MTSU offense are preseason All-American and Knoxville native Bryce Brentz (.378, 2 HR, 6 RBIs) and fellow Knoxvillian Justin Miller (.341, 6 HR, 12 RBIs). Freshman right-hander Hunter Adkins will get the start for the Blue Raiders. A teammate of UT freshman Alan Walden at Red Bank High School in Chattanooga last season, Adkins is 1-0 this season with a 2.08 ERA in two appearances, including one start. He has struck out eight and walked two.

PROBABLE UT STARTERS C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF DH

11 10 8 19 6 1 33 7 44

Blake Forsythe Cody Stubbs Khayyan Norfork Matt Duffy Zach Osborne P.J. Polk Josh Liles Charley Thurber Cody Hawn

Avg. HR RBI Notes Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr.

PROBABLE UT STARTERS RHP RHP

26 41

Aaron Tullo Nick Blount

Sr. Fr.

.275 .294 .263 .258 .259 .417 .444 .318 .429

2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1

14 5 2 8 3 2 6 6 2

Had walk-off RBI single in 11th vs. Kennesaw State (3/7) Had walk-off RBI single vs. Xavier on 2/20 Had four hits on opening day against the Musketeers Tied for team lead with three multiple-RBI games Has started 65 of 66 games at SS since arriving at UT Named SEC POW on 2/22 after hitting .750 vs. Xavier Hitting .500 (6-for-12) with RISP this season Has hit safely in 8 of 10 games that he has played Has team-high seven two-out hits this year

W-L

ERA

Notes

0-0 1-0

0.00 4.09

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2010 TENNESSEE BASEBALL ROSTER

MEDIA INFORMATION Media Credentials Media 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 Policy Players 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 Interviews Tennessee 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 members 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 team’s media relations representative. Photographers Media 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 Box The 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 scorers, 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.

NUMERICAL No. 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 36 37 40 41 43 44 45

Name P.J. Polk Zeth Stone Adam King Zach Osborne Chris Fritts Khayyan Norfork Matt Hamaker Cody Stubbs Blake Forsythe Charley Thurber Will Locante Steve Crnkovich Mason Forbis Rob Catapano Matt Duffy Drew Steckenrider Alan Walden Mike Theodore Cody Grisham Bryan Morgado Spencer Clifft Aaron Tullo D.J. Leffler Matt Ramsey Stephen McCray Steven Gruver Adam Adkins Dylan Hochevar Josh Liles Andy Hillis Jon Reed Josh Allman Nick Blount Hunter Daniel Cody Hawn Andy Yates

Cl. Jr. So. So. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Sr. RS-Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. RS-Jr. So. Sr. So. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. RS-Fr. Jr. Fr.

Pos. B-T OF R-R INF R-L C R-R INF R-R OF R-R 2B/SS R-R C R-R 1B L-R C R-R OF L-L LHP L-L RHP R-R RHP R-R LHP L-L INF R-R OF S-R RHP R-R RHP R-R INF R-R LHP L-L RHP R-R RHP R-R LHP L-L RHP/C R-R RHP/DH L-R LHP L-L LHP L-L RHP R-R OF R-R RHP R-R RHP R-R LHP L-L RHP R-R LHP L-L INF L-R C R-R

Ht. 5-9 5-10 6-2 5-7 5-8 5-10 5-11 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-4 5-11 6-0 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-7 6-2 5-11 6-6 6-3 5-11 5-10

Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day School

Booneville, Miss./Itawamba (Miss.) CC Miami, Fla./Florida Christian Huntingdon, Tenn./Manatee (Fla.) CC St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg College Yorba Linda, Calif./Saddleback (Calif.) College Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut Lilburn, Ga./Young Harris (Ga.) College Canfield, Ohio/Austintown Fitch Goodlettsville, Tenn./Goodpasture Wray, Colo./Wray Jackson, Tenn./ USJ Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Tulsa, Okla./Tulsa Memorial Bryson City, N.C./Swain County Loganville, Ga./South Gwinnett Knoxville, Tenn./Bearden Knoxville, Tenn./Walters State (Tenn.) CC Mount Juliet, Tenn./Wilson Central

Head Coach: 35 Todd Raleigh (Western Carolina, 1991), Third year Assistant Coach: 2 Bradley LeCroy (Clemson, 2001), Third year Assistant Coach: 34 Jason Beverlin (Western Carolina, 2001), First year Volunteer Assistant Coach: 15 Bill Currier (Vermont, 1984), First year Director of Operations: Nate Headley (Colorado State, 2003), Third year on staff Strength & Conditioning Coach: Herman Demmink (Clemson, 2006) Athletic Trainer: Jeff Wood (Marshall, 1984) Managers: Jon Michael Craze, Matt McCoy, Drew Saberhagen, Barrett Shaft

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Nick BLOUNT.............................................................BLUNT Rob CATAPANO...................................... cat-uh-PAN-oh Steve CRNKOVICH.................................... SIRN-koh-vich Matt HAMAKER............................................HAM-uk-kerr

Telephones The 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 reciprocal basis. Visiting radio crews needing assistance should contact Assistant Media Relations Director Cameron Harris at (865) 974-8876.

General University Information Location:...................................................................Knoxville, Tenn. Founded (Enrollment):............................................1794 (26,400) Conference:................................................................. Southeastern Nickname:......................................................................... Volunteers Colors:............................................. Orange (PMS 151) and White Mascot:...................................Smokey (a blue tick coon hound) Acting President:....................................................... Dr. Jan Simek Athletics Director:...................................................Mike Hamilton NCAA Faculty Representative:......................... Dr. Dan Murphy

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Hometown/Previous School Murfreesboro, Tenn./Oakland Trenton, Ga./Elon Alpharetta, Ga./Young Harris (Ga.) College Louisville, Ky./Pleasure Ridge Park Houston, Texas/Cypress Ridge Ripley, Tenn./Jackson State CC Clarksville, Tenn./Jackson State CC Waynesville, N.C./Tuscola Memphis, Tenn./Christian Brothers Elmira, N.Y./Elmira Free Academy Memphis, Tenn./Briarcrest Christian School Downers Grove, Ill./Univ. of Illinois-Chicago Hendersonville, Tenn./Beech Knoxville, Tenn./North Carolina Milton, Mass./Vermont Lawrenceville, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian Chattanooga, Tenn./Red Bank

COACHING STAFF

Press Box Services Updated cumulative statistics, game notes and scorecards, 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.

Internet High-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 men’s athletics web site is: UTsports.com The official Southeastern Conference web site is: SECsports.com

Wt. 175 175 200 165 185 170 190 225 220 220 190 192 200 185 210 213 155 200 180 203 185 207 195 208 230 200 205 200 205 210 200 175 210 215 202 150

Will LOCANTE................................................ luh-CON-tay Bryan MORGADO...................................more-GAH-doe KHAYYAN Norfork..................................................KY-ann Aaron TULLO.........................................................TOO-low

2010 TENNESSEE QUICK FACTS

Media Relations Asst. Media Relations Director:........................Cameron Harris Office Phone/Fax:...............................(865) 974-8876/974-8875 Cell Phone:................................................................ (817) 408-7604 E-mail:...................................................................CHarri48@utk.edu Men’s Athletics Web Site....................................... UTsports.com Lindsey Nelson Stadium Press Box:................. (865) 974-3376 UT Athletics Media Relations Address: 217 Stokely Athletics Center 1720 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37996

Facility Information Facility (Opened):...................Lindsey Nelson Stadium (1993) Capacity:......................................... 3,800 (renovations ongoing) Dimensions:..............................................................L 320; C 390; R 320 Surface:.........................................................Tifway Bermuda Grass Record at LNS:...........................................................408-161 (.717) Baseball History First Year of Baseball:................................................................ 1897 All-Time Overall Record:............................. 1,791-1,358-14 (.568) All-Time Collegiate Record:....................... 1,785-1,355-14 (.568) SEC Championships:.........................................................................3 SEC Tournament Appearances:................................................. 12 SEC Tournament Championships:...............................................3 Regional/Super Regional Appearances:................................9/2 Regional/Super Regional Championships:...........................3/2 CWS Appearances:.............................................................................4 2009 Team Information 2009 Record (Final National Ranking):.................... 26-29 (NR) 2009 SEC Record (Finish):...................................11-19 (6th East) Positional Starters Returning/Lost:..........................................6/3 Pitchers Returning/Lost:........................................................... 13/7 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.............................................18/12 Newcomers:....................................................................................... 14 2010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes


TODD RALEIGH

Turn up the VOLume

Third Season Western Carolina, 1991 Record at UT: 59-62 (.488) Career Record: 316-271 (.538) Tennessee head coach Todd Raleigh is in his second season at Tennessee after guiding his alma mater, Western Carolina, for eight seasons. While at Tennessee, Raleigh has had seven players drafted, including two in 2008 and five more in 2009, highlighted by first-round pick Kentrail Davis. In 18 seasons as a collegiate coach, Raleigh has now produced a total of 39 MLB draft picks and 56 professional players. That number will undoubtedly continue to grow as 2009 third-round selection Bryan Morgado made the decision to return to Knoxville for a chance to continue to grow under Raleigh’s leadership during his junior campaign. During his tenure in Cullowhee, Raleigh’s clubs won two regular-season Southern Conference championships, one Southern Conference tournament title, turned in five top-three league finishes and made a pair of NCAA Regional appearances—reaching the Regional final both times. His 2007 WCU team posted a winning record against teams in the top 35 of the RPI and earned a rare mid-major at-large bid to the NCAA Championships. The Catamounts were touted by ESPN’s Kyle Peterson as featuring an “SEC-style offense.” In 18 collegiate seasons, Raleigh has coached 56 players who have gone on to play professional baseball, including 13 players who were drafted in the top-10 rounds and seven who have advanced onto Major League rosters. In those 18 seasons as a collegiate assistant or head coach, Raleigh’s teams have finished third or better in their respective league 12 times (67 percent). Raleigh and his wife, Stephanie, have three children: Cal (12), Emma Grace (10) and Carley (3).

TODD RALEIGH NOTES u Raleigh led an offensive juggernaut in 2007 that ranked fifth nationally in runs per game (8.4), sixth nationally in home runs per game (1.4), scoring (8.4) and slugging percentage (.517), seventh in doubles per game (2.39) and 11th in batting average (.323). u Raleigh’s 2008 UT squad hit 67 home runs in just 56 games, the fifth-highest single-season total in program history. u The Vols improved upon that number in Raleigh’s second season, blasting out 87 home runs in 55 games, good for the second-best single-season total in UT history. u Despite fielding a lineup that regularly included six or more underclassmen in 2009, UT improved its RPI by 31 positions from the previous season, moving from 89 to 58. u Under Raleigh’s guidance, first-year Vol Cody Hawn became just the 10th player in UT history to claim the team Triple Crown with a .364 batting average, 22 home runs and 81 RBIs.

Raleigh’s Head Coaching Record Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Totals

Overall 15-38 30-26 33-23 43-21 28-31 33-23 33-27 42-20 27-29 26-29 6-5 316-271

Pct. .283 .536 .589 .672 .475 .589 .550 .677 .482 .472 .545 .538

Conf. Pct. NCAA Tournament 8-22 .267 18-11 .621 20-10 .667 22-8 .733 Wilson (N.C.) Regional 12-18 .400 18-12 .600 14-13 .519 20-7 .741 Chapel Hill Regional 12-18 .400 11-19 .366 0-0 .000 _ 158-138 .533

Raleigh’s Career Breakdown Home:.....................................................................................193-86 Away:......................................................................................96-141 Neutral:.................................................................................... 28-34 SEC Regular Season (while at UT):................................... 23-37 SEC Tournament:..................................................................... 0-0 NCAA Regionals:...................................................................... 4-4 Extra-Innings:....................................................................... 17-12 February:................................................................................. 43-44 March:.....................................................................................109-85 April:.......................................................................................... 92-82 May:........................................................................................... 70-56 June:............................................................................................... 2-3

“Tennessee has everything. It’s the state school, the flagship school. We can recruit this state, and there are enough good players in this state to win a national championship. We’ve got to build this program from the inside out, and that’s what we plan on doing.” — Head Coach Todd Raleigh “When you make a crazy play like that, say when you are younger, you’re like ‘Man, what if there was a TV camera around? That could end up on SportsCenter.’ Luckily they dug through it and found a video, and I was just sitting there on my couch. It was weird seeing me and then LeBron. It was crazy.” — UT Outfielder Chris Fritts “I think we’ve done a good job of building a foundation that we need to build, but obviously, with that comes the end product. The end product for us is winning some games, and I think we’re poised to do that. I think what we had to do was go through the right process and we have gone through those proper channels. I feel excited about this season. We’ve got a tremendous team. We’re more athletic, more physical, we’re deeper, we’re better. You combine that with the way we ended last year, the momentum we had, I feel like we’re going to have a great year, I really do.” — Head Coach Todd Raleigh “The renovations that have been made to the stadium are unbelievable. It’s a place we can call home now. Coming to the park every day, I feel really at home and proud to be a part of this team and this university. This is probably the most talented team I’ve been a part of at Tennessee. Our depth is just tremendous and everywhere on the field is a strong point.” — Junior Catcher Blake Forsythe “I’ve been a fan my entire life and I will be even when I leave this university. It’s always going to be home to me. No matter if I’m here playing or watching younger guys several years down the road, I will always want to see UT do well and hopefully we can really turn it around and become one of the premier programs in the country, starting this year.” — Junior First Baseman Cody Hawn

A 2005 loss to Clemson which started at home, was halted, and then concluded on a different date on the road is not included in Raleigh’s home-away-neutral record.

NEXT WEEK IN TENNESSEE BASEBALL Monday 15 OFF DAY

Tuesday 16 PRACTICE 2-5 p.m. Lindsey Nelson

2010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes

Wednesday 17 USC Upstate Knoxville

7 p.m.

Thursday 18

Friday 19

Saturday 20

21

Sunday

PRACTICE 2-5 p.m. Lindsey Nelson

CONNECTICUT Knoxville, Tenn. 6 p.m.

OHIO STATE Knoxville, Tenn. 5 p.m.

MARSHALL Knoxville, Tenn. 4 p.m.

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NOTEWORTHY QuiCK HITS uScoring the initial run of the game has been a key to victory for Tennesse this season as it is 4-0 when it cracks the scoreboard first. When they allows its opponent to do so, however, the Vols are just 2-5 with both wins coming on walk-off hits in the bottom of the ninth. uIn his first three starts of 2010, senior Stephen McCray has already induced 36 groundballs while giving up just 10 flyouts, good for an astounding 3.60 groundout/flyout ratio. In comparison, McCray’s G/F ratio last season was 0.75, as he recorded just 44 groundouts in 32 more innings than he has pitched this season. uUT scored 40 runs in its season-opening sweep over Xavier, the most since it tallied 47 in a three-game set against Radford in 2005. brothers in arms The story of the past weekend was starting pitching for UT as Bryan Morgado, Steven Gruver, Stephen McCray and Rob Catapano combined to post a 1.00 ERA, allowing just three earned runs on 13 hits in 27.0 innings. They also struck out 22 batters, walked only three and held opposing hitters to a .137 batting average with just three extra-base hits. For the year, the Tennessee pitching staff leads all Southeastern Conference teams with an opposing batting average of .236. Senior Stephen McCray tops the league with an opposing batting average of .104. hAmmerin’ hamaker Senior Matt Hamaker had a breakout offensive performance against Eastern Kentucky on March 3, notching the first two home run performance of his UT career. The 5-11 Clarksville, Tenn., native had just one home run in his first 31 at-bats as a Vol before blasting two in three plate appearances versus the Colonels.

adkins named “care”acter star athlete of the week Sophomore pitcher Adam Adkins has been selected as UT’s CAREacter Star Athlete of the Week. The CAREacter Program is based on a five-point star system that includes the basic traits of a true champion, whether on or off the field. Those traits are attitude, character, grades, community service and performance. A southpaw from Goodlettsville, Tenn., Adkins has appeared in three games, striking out two in 2.2 innings, and has an ERA of 6.75. This semester, Adkins is participating in the VOLScholar Program for academic and citizenship-building and wears the VOLScholar logo on his uniform as the holder of a 3.0 or better grade-point average. The sophomore has a 3.2 GPA as an agricultural major. Every two weeks one student-athlete is selected as the school’s “Star Athlete of the Week” based on the aforementioned five criteria. As a reward for their accomplishments, honorees will be recognized each week by their local media and presented with a T-shirt and a letter acknowledging them as their county’s “Star Athlete of the Week.” Fritts’ Diving Catch Earns Spot Among SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Day The diving catch made by University of Tennessee freshman outfielder Chris Fritts in the seventh inning of the Vols’ Feb. 28 game against No. 10 Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., was tabbed No. 9 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 “Plays of the Day” on Monday, March 1. It was also shown on the show “SportsNation” the following day, when it was voted “More Athletic” than an in-your-face dunk by the Phoenix Suns’ Amar’e Stoudemire. It did not, however, win a vote against a LeBron James alley-oop when it was up for the best play of the week award, but it did garner 39 percent of the vote. With a runner on first and one out just moments after the Beavers scored their first

run of the day on Sunday, OSU’s Carter Bell drove an 0-1 pitch from UT starter Stephen McCray to deep left. Although the ball was slicing away from him, Fritts made a leaping grab, somersaulted on the warning track and gunned it back into shortstop Zach Osborne who was able to relay it to Cody Stubbs at first to double up Parker Berberet to end the inning and the Oregon State threat. Gruver Recognized as CB360 Primetime Pitcher of the Week After logging seven shutout innings against 10th-ranked Oregon State on Feb. 27, University of Tennessee sophomore southpaw Steven Gruver was named the CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime Pitcher of the Week, the web site announced March 2. A native of Canfield, Ohio, Gruver picked up the first win of his collegiate career with a sterling performance against the Beavers on Saturday, getting the Volunteers back on track after a 17-1 loss the previous night. The 6-1 lefty threw seven shutout innings, while striking out a career-high nine and allowing only three hits and one walk. Gruver allowed just two runners to reach second and none to advance to third during his time on the mound. He threw a total of 97 pitches with 65 going for strikes and sat down 11 of the final 12 batters he faced, including 10 straight at one point. FORSYTHE NAMED TO JOHNNY BENCH AWARD WATCH LIST Following a stellar sophomore season and a strong start to the 2010 campaign, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced that UT junior catcher Blake Forsythe was named to the Watch List for the 2010 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award delivered by Papa John’s Pizza. Fifty-three catchers were nominated for the award by their coaches. Because the award is given annually to the top division one catcher, the list will be updated to include other candidates until May 5, 2010.

UT-WESTERN KENTUCKY MATCHUP

UT-MTSU MATCHUP

SERIES HISTORY

Tennessee Category Western Kentucky 6-5....................................Record.....................................8-3 .311.............................Batting Avg................................297 386...................................At Bats....................................384 85........................................ Runs........................................ 90 120...................................... Hits.......................................114 28.....................................Doubles..................................... 19 2........................................ Triples.........................................5 13................................. Home Runs................................. 12 78.........................................RBIs......................................... 83 .495..............................Slugging %...............................466 18/24...............................SB/SBA................................14/17 66....................................... Walks....................................... 32 .425.............................. On-Base %................................368 4.59...............................Team ERA................................4.32 7.61................................Opp. ERA.................................6.97 0......................................... Saves..........................................3 43....................................... Walks....................................... 29 85...................................Strikeouts................................... 89 .236.................... Batting Avg. Against......................275 .973.............................. Fielding %................................976 12....................................... Errors....................................... 10

Tennessee Category MTSU 6-5....................................Record.....................................7-3 .311.............................Batting Avg................................354 386...................................At Bats....................................404 85........................................ Runs........................................ 91 120...................................... Hits.......................................143 28.....................................Doubles..................................... 30 2........................................ Triples.........................................1 13................................. Home Runs................................. 18 78.........................................RBIs......................................... 79 .495..............................Slugging %...............................567 18/24...............................SB/SBA................................10/17 66....................................... Walks....................................... 43 .425.............................. On-Base %................................419 4.59...............................Team ERA................................5.26 7.61................................Opp. ERA.................................7.55 0......................................... Saves..........................................2 43....................................... Walks....................................... 39 85...................................Strikeouts................................... 54 .236.................... Batting Avg. Against......................297 .973.............................. Fielding %................................972 12....................................... Errors....................................... 11

Tennessee vs. Western Kentucky Overall: Series tied 2-2 Streak: Tennessee has won the last two games Previous games: Tennessee 14 vs. WKU 8............................... 3/10/09 Tennessee 5 vs. WKU 2....................................4/9/86 WKU 11 vs. Tennessee 4............................... 3/20/85 WKU 4 vs. Tennessee 3................................. 3/19/85

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Tennessee vs. Middle Tennessee State Overall: Tennessee leads the series, 29-17 Streak: Tennessee has won the last two games Last 10 games: Tennessee 5 at MTSU 4 (11 inn.)............... 5/12/09 Tennessee 16 vs. MTSU 4............................. 4/15/09 MTSU 13 vs. Tennessee 6............................. 4/15/08 Tennessee 5 vs. MTSU 3............................... 3/11/08 Tennessee 2 vs. MTSU 1 (NCAA)................ 5/25/01 Tennessee 11 at MTSU 4.................................5/9/01 Tennessee 7 vs. MTSU 0............................... 5/10/00 Tennessee 2 at MTSU 1....................................4/4/00 Tennessee 15 vs. MTSU 10.......................... 5/11/99 MTSU 6 vs. Tennessee 3............................... 4/21/99 2010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes


VOLS HOST ‘kICKS FOR KIDS’ SHOE DRIVE Tennessee Baseball hosted a “Kicks for Kids” day on Sunday, March 7, collecting new and slightly used shoes for those in need through the Soles4Souls charity. Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and closets of people. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need. The charity’s slogan is “Changing the world, one pair at a time.” Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 7 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes. The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. POLK CLAIMS INITIAL SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS OF 2010 SEASON After leading Tennessee to its first seasonopening series sweep since 2004 with a trio of three-hit performances, junior outfielder P.J. Polk was named the first Southeastern Conference Player of the Week of the 2010 campaign on Feb. 22. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native was 9-for-12 during the opening weekend, good for a stellar .750 batting average. In addition to his nine hits, Polk also walked three times to allow him to reach base safely in 12 of his 16 plate appearances. The 5-9 speedster posted a tremendous 1.083 slugging percentage with four doubles and five singles, while also adding a pair of stolen bases, two RBIs, a sacrifice fly, as assist from his position in left field and a team-high seven runs. The award was the second of Polk’s career, as he also earned the honors in week nine last season after hitting for a .455 average in the Volunteers’ series win on the road against top-ranked LSU. hawn rakes in preseason honors Following a monster year in his first yeat at Tennessee, junior first baseman Cody Hawn has been raking in the preseason awards. Below is a list of his accolades to date. u2010 Preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List uSEBaseball.com Preseason SEC Hitter of the Year and All-SEC First Team uPing! Baseball Preseason First Team AllAmerican u Rivals.com Preseason All-American uBaseball America Preseason Second Team All-American uLouisville Slugger Preseason First Team All-American uNCBWA Preseason Third Team AllAmerican morgado returns for junior season; back in the rotation A third-round pick by the Chicago White Sox in 2009, UT junior Bryan Morgado is one of just three college players drafted in the first three rounds to return to school, joining Kentucky’s James Paxton and Arizona State pitcher Josh Spence. In 2009, the Miami, Fla., native started five games and made 15 appearances out of the 2010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes

bullpen for the Volunteers. He finished the year with a 4-2 record, a 6.36 ERA and two saves, while striking out a team high 75 batters in 52 1/3 innings. The 6-3 left-hander has returned to the Tennessee rotation as its Friday night starter in 2010 after spending most of his sophomore campaign pitching out of the bullpen. UT SCHEDULE RANKED AS 16TH MOST DIFFICULT BY BOYDSWORLD.COM With a schedule that features a total of 34 games against teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year, the University of Tennessee baseball schedule has been rated as the 16th-most difficult among 301 NCAA Division I teams, according to BoydsWorld. com. The Volunteers’ schedule ranks as the thirdhardest in the Southeastern Conference, behind only Georgia (No. 8) and Arkansas (No. 15). BoydsWorld.com is a comprehensive college baseball ratings source with up-to-date RPI, strength-of-schedule and NCAA-leading statistics calculated throughout the season. vols name captains for 2010 season The Tennessee baseball team announced Wednesday that juniors Blake Forsythe, Josh Liles, Bryan Morgado and Rob Catapano will serve the squad’s captains for the 2010 campaign. SUMMER LEAGUE SUCCESS for vols After a strong finish to the 2009 season, a numbe of Vols were able to carry that momentum over into summer league action where they put their talents on full display. Junior Bryan Morgado spent his summer helping to lead the Bourne Braves to their first-ever league championship in the prestigious Cape Cod League. In the regular season portion of the team’s schedule, he threw 32.1 innings, amassing a 2-1 record with a 3.06 ERA in eight appearances, including six starts. While Morgado was setting down hitters in Cape Cod, UT sophomore Steven Gruver was dominating the Northwoods League, earning postseason all-star honors. As the undisputed ace of the La Crosse Loggers pitching staff, Gruver put together a stellar 7-1 record and 2.23 ERA in 14 appearances, while leading his team to the championship series. forSYTHE SPENDS SUMMER WITH USA COLLEGIATE NATIONAL TEAM Following a breakout season in 2009, junior catcher Blake Forsythe completed a stint with the USA Collegiate Baseball National Team this summer, where he hit at a .293 clip with a pair of home runs and nine RBIs. He also walked 21 times in as many games, en route to an impressive .500 on-base percentage. He is the 17th Vol to have either played for or been invited to try out for Team USA. new faces in the crowd The Volunteers have welcomed 14 newcomers to Rocky Top this season. Highlighting the group are four freshmen that heard their name called in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. The class includes a total of nine fresh-

2010 SEC STANDINGS Eastern Division Team Vanderbilt Kentucky Florida South Carolina Tennessee Georgia

SEC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct. Overall .000 10-1 .000 9-1 .000 7-2 .000 6-4 .000 6-5 .000 6-6

Western Division Team LSU Alabama Auburn Ole Miss Arkansas Mississippi State

SEC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct. Overall Pct. .000 11-0 1.000 .000 8-1 .889 .000 9-2 .818 .000 9-2 .818 .000 8-2 .800 .000 8-3 .727

Pct. .909 .900 .778 .600 .545 .500

MARCH 9 (Tuesday) Alabama vs. Auburn (Riverwalk Stadium) 7 p.m. CT South Dakota State at Arkansas 3 p.m. CT Illinois State at Florida 6:30 p.m. ET Kennesaw State at Georgia 5 p.m. ET Evansville at Kentucky 4 p.m. ET UL-Monroe at LSU 6:30 p.m. CT Austin Peay at Ole Miss 6:30 p.m. CT Tennessee at Western Kentucky 4 p.m. ET Valparaiso at South Carolina 7 p.m. ET 10 (Wednesday) Michigan State at Alabama 6:30 p.m. CT South Dakota State at Arkansas 3 p.m. CT Appalachian State at Auburn 6:30 p.m. CT Illinois State at Florida 6:30 p.m. ET Georgia at Kennesaw State 5 p.m. ET Evansville at Kentucky 4 p.m. ET LSU at Northwestern State 6 p.m. CT Austin Peay at Ole Miss 6:30 p.m. CT Western Kentucky at Mississippi State 4 p.m. CT Valparaiso at South Carolina 7 p.m. ET Tennessee at MTSU 4 p.m. ET UT Martin at Vanderbilt 4 p.m. CT 12 (Friday) Stony Brook at Alabama Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Arkansas Auburn at Arizona State Charleston Southern at Florida Sienna at Georgia IPFW at Kentucky Kansas at LSU Louisville at Ole Miss 2-Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma Brown at South Carolina Connecticut at Tennessee Ohio at Vanderbilt

6:30 p.m. CT 3 p.m. CT 6:30 p.m. MT 6:30 p.m. ET 6:30 p.m. ET 4 p.m. ET 7 p.m. CT 6:30 p.m. CT 2 p.m. CT 7 p.m. ET 6 p.m. ET 4 p.m. CT

13 (Saturday) Stony Brook at Alabama (DH) Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Arkansas Auburn at Arizona State Charleston Southern at Florida Sienna at Georgia IPFW at Kentucky Kansas at LSU Louisville at Ole Miss 2-Mississippi State vs. UCLA Brown at South Carolina Ohio State at Tennessee Ohio at Vanderbilt

1 p.m. CT 2 p.m. CT 6:30 p.m. MT 4 p.m. ET 3 p.m. ET 1 p.m. ET 2 p.m. CT 1:30 p.m. CT 5 p.m. CT 4 p.m. ET 5 p.m. ET 2 p.m. CT

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men, two transfers and three junior college players. catapano brings cws experience Junior left-handed pitcher Rob Catapano brings an element to this year’s team that no other Volunteer can claim: experience playing in the College World Series. The 6-0 Knoxville native is donning the Orange and White for the first time in 2010 after sitting out a season after transferring from North Carolina. During his time as a Tar Heel, Catapano amassed a 5-1 record and 3.42 ERA in 46 appearances, including seven starts. North Carolina advanced to the College World Series in both of his seasons in Chapel Hill. Catapano twirled 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief against Rice, as well as a a third of an inning versus Oregon State in the squad’s first go-around and another perfect inning against Fresno State the following year. new faces on the coaching staff In addition to the 14 new players, Tennessee also welcomes a trio of new coaches in pitching coach Jason Beverlin, volunteer assistant Bill Currier and strength and conditioning coach Herman Demmink. Former volunteer assistant Nate Headley also moved into a fulltime position as the team’s director of operations during the offseason. homegrown talent plentiful on tennessee roster Tennessee’s roster includes 16 players from the state of Tennessee (44 percent of the roster). Four Vols are from Knox County and one is from Hamilton County (Chattanooga), while five other hail from West Tennessee and six are from Middle Tennessee. VERMONT’s loss is tennessee’s gain When the University of Vermont made the decision to disband its baseball program last year, Catamount coaches and players were not sure what their futures held. For two, shortstop Matt Duffy and head coach Bill

2010 TV SCHEDULE Date March 26 March 27 April 10 April 11 April 23 April 24 April 30 May 8 May 9 May 22

Opponent vs. LSU vs. LSU vs. Florida vs. Florida vs. Vanderbilt vs. Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky at Georgia at Georgia vs. Alabama

Location Knoxville Knoxville Knoxville Knoxville Knoxville Knoxville Knoxville Athens Athens Knoxville

Currier, their paths would lead to Tennessee. The 2009 America East Conference Player of the Year, Duffy found out he would be playing in Knoxville in April. It wasn’t until the next January though, that he discovered that he would be joined by his former head coach, as Bill Currier assumed the reigns as UT’s volunteer assistant coach. Duffy, who has moved to third with the Vols, hit .388 with 13 home runs and 57 RBIs en route to second-team All-American honors. Currier coached at Vermont for 22 years, putting together a record of 486-470. FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING According to freshman outfielder Chris Fritts, the sacrifice bunt he laid down in the third inning of UT’s 17-1 win over Xavier on Sun., Feb. 21, was the first of his life, including high school and summer league ball. “I didn’t even really think about it until I got back to the dugout and all of the guys were giving me high-fives,” Fritts said. “Bunting was not one of my strong points when I got here, but I’ve done a lot of extra work before practices to get better at it, so it felt good to get that first one down.” second phase of renovations underway at lindsey nelson stadium The second of four phases of renovations is nearing completion at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Crews have already finished adding a new club area and MVP seating behind home plate that will allow fans to sit closer to

Time 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m. ET 2 p.m. ET 1 p.m.

Channel CSS/ESPN360.com FSN/ESPN360.com Sun Sports CSS/ESPN360.com CSS/ESPN360.com CSS/ESPN360.com ESPNU CSS/ESPN360.com CSS/ESPN360.com CSS/ESPN360.com

the field. Permanent chair-back seating has also been added throughout the entire main grandstand, while the stadium’s exterior has been faced with brick. In addition, the visitor’s locker room behind the third-base dugout has been renovated and a a new batting cage facility, approximately 60 yards in length, will be added down the right-field line. The first phase, complete prior to the 2009 season, included more than $4 million worth of improvements, primarily to player development areas. Work was finished on a team clubhouse that features a state-of-the art locker room, training room and coaches’ office complex. Phase I also included the addition of nearly 1,000 seats down the right-field line, as well as a party plaza, and saw the field surface replaced. Phase three will include the construction of a new press box and luxury suites, while the fourth and final phase will add permanent stands down the left-field line. baseball hosts 18th annual leadoff banquet; announces all-decade teams Former University of Tennessee standouts James Adkins and Mike Lincoln joined fellow former Vols and current professional players J.P. Arencibia, Chase Headley and Luke Hochevar as part of the speaker panel featured at the 18th Annual Tennessee Baseball Leadoff Banquet on Feb. 5 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The team also announced the 2000-09 All-

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLLS Baseball America (March 8)

1. Virginia...............................................................9-2 2. LSU................................................................... 11-0 3. Texas...................................................................8-3 4. Georgia Tech. .............................................. 10-1 5. Florida St........................................................ 10-0 6. Florida................................................................7-2 7. TCU......................................................................8-2 8. Coastal Carolina.......................................... 10-1 9. Rice......................................................................7-5 10. Louisville...................................................... 11-0 11. Arizona St.................................................... 11-0 12. Clemson..........................................................9-1 13. East Carolina.................................................7-3 14. Arkansas.........................................................8-2 15. UCLA................................................................9-0 16. UC Irvine.........................................................6-5 17. North Carolina........................................... 10-1 18. Ole Miss...........................................................9-2 19. South Carolina..............................................6-4 20. Miami (Fla.)....................................................7-3 21. Oregon St.......................................................7-3 22. Kentucky.........................................................9-1 23. Stanford..........................................................7-4 24. Vanderbilt................................................... 10-1 25. Oklahoma.................................................... 11-1 Page 6

Collegiate Baseball (March 8)

1. LSU................................................................... 11-0 2. Arizona St...................................................... 11-0 3. Florida St........................................................ 10-0 4. Virginia...............................................................9-2 5. Georgia Tech. .............................................. 10-1 6. Texas...................................................................8-3 7. Coastal Carolina.......................................... 10-1 8. Louisville........................................................ 11-0 9. Florida................................................................7-2 10. UCLA................................................................9-0 11. TCU...................................................................8-2 12. Oregon St.......................................................7-3 13. Clemson..........................................................9-1 14. North Carolina........................................... 10-1 15. Miami (Fla.)....................................................7-3 16. Oklahoma.................................................... 11-1 17. Ohio St.............................................................8-2 18. Ole Miss...........................................................9-2 19. Arkansas.........................................................8-2 20. East Carolina.................................................7-3 21. Wichita St.......................................................7-1 22. New Mexico...................................................8-4 23. South Carolina..............................................6-4 24. Kentucky.........................................................9-1 25. Washington State........................................9-1

USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ (March 8)

1. LSU................................................................... 11-0 2. Florida St........................................................ 10-0 3. Arizona St...................................................... 11-0 4. Virginia...............................................................9-2 5. Georgia Tech. .............................................. 10-1 6. Texas...................................................................8-3 7. Clemson............................................................9-1 8. Florida................................................................7-2 9. TCU......................................................................8-2 10. Coastal Carolina........................................ 10-1 11. Louisville...................................................... 11-0 12. North Carolina........................................... 10-1 13. UCLA................................................................9-0 14. Miami (Fla.)....................................................7-3 15. Oklahoma.................................................... 11-1 16. Arkansas.........................................................8-2 17. Ole Miss...........................................................9-2 18. Oregon St.......................................................7-3 19. Rice...................................................................7-5 20. Vanderbilt................................................... 10-1 21. East Carolina.................................................7-3 22. Kentucky.........................................................9-1 23. Ohio State..................................................... 8-2. 24. UC Irvine.........................................................6-5 25. Alabama..........................................................8-1

NCBWA (March 8)

1. LSU................................................................... 11-0 2. Florida St........................................................ 10-0 3. Arizona St...................................................... 11-0 4. Virginia...............................................................9-2 5. Georgia Tech. .............................................. 10-1 6. Texas...................................................................8-3 7. Florida................................................................7-2 8. TCU......................................................................8-2 9. Clemson............................................................9-1 10. Louisville...................................................... 11-0 11. North Carolina........................................... 10-1 12. Coastal Carolina........................................ 10-1 13. Miami (Fla.)....................................................7-3 14. Arkansas.........................................................8-2 15. Rice...................................................................7-5 16. UCLA................................................................9-0 17. East Carolina.................................................7-3 18. Oregon St.......................................................7-3 19. Oklahoma.................................................... 11-1 20. Ole Miss...........................................................9-2 21. Vanderbilt................................................... 10-1 22. UC Irvine.........................................................6-5 23. Ohio State..................................................... 8-2. 24. Kentucky.........................................................9-1 25. Stanford..........................................................7-4

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Decade first and second teams at the banquet. The two teams include a total of 30 players, including 19 that played in the College World Series and 12 that claimed All-American honors during their time at Rocky Top. sec coaches pick vols to finish sixth in preseason poll Tennessee was picked to finish sixth in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division, as determined by a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches, the conference office announced prior to the season. LSU was predicted to repeat as the 2010 SEC champions. In the overall SEC Champion vote, LSU received five of a possible 11 votes. Florida received four votes while Arkansas had three. In addition to picking a preseason SEC champion, the league’s head coaches voted a predicted order of finish in the SEC Eastern and Western Divisions. In the Eastern Division, Florida was the favorite with 64 of a possible 66 points. South Carolina came in second with 52 points and Georgia third with 42. Tennessee finished with a total of 19 points in the poll. LSU was named the favorite in the Western Division with a total of 63 points. Arkansas was second with 59, while Ole Miss, who shared the overall title last season with LSU, finished third with 39. Points were compiled on a 6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for each division. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. Each coach also voted for one team as an overall conference champion.

follow ut baseball on twitter For the latest news, scores and information on the University of Tennessee baseball program, fans are encouraged to begin following the team on Twitter. Simply go to Twitter. com/VolBaseball to get up-to-the minute updates on the team. Fans can also follow Head Coach Todd Raleigh at Twitter.com/ToddRaleighUT to get his thoughts on the season.

volunteers on the tube The Volunteer baseball team will be featured in a total of 10 televised games in 2010. In addition, 46 of the squad’s 56 regularseason games are scheduled for broadcast locally on WNML “The Sports Animal” (AM 990, FM 99.1 and 99.3), with veteran play-byplay man John Wilkerson on the call. ESPN360. com will stream each television broadcast live online except for UT’s ESPNU contest against Kentucky on April 30. The 10 televised contests are part of the SEC’s 2010 baseball television schedule, the first under a new 15-year contract with ESPN. The regular-season package will include 87 broadcasts in 2010, up from eight games in 2009. In addition, all games from the 2010 SEC Tournament will continue to be broadcast, with the championship game airing nationally on ESPN2. Baseball Participates in Light the Night Walk, Raises More than $9,500 for Cancer Research For the third consecutive year, the University of Tennessee baseball team participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk at Circle Park on the UT campus this past November. The Volunteers exceeded their fundraising goal, raising $9,509 to increase their three-year total to more than $22,000 in support of research into the treatment and prevention of cancer.

2010 HOME RUN TRACKER No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Player Gm# Cody Hawn 1 Josh Liles 1 Drew Steckenrider 1 Charley Thurber 3 Zach Osborne 4 Blake Forsythe 5 Charley Thurber 7 Matt Hamaker 7 Matt Hamaker 7 Blake Forsythe 8 P.J. Polk 10 Cody Hawn 10 Chris Fritts 10

Date Opponent Feb 19 Xavier Feb 19 Xavier Feb 19 Xavier Feb 21 Xavier Feb 26 at Oregon State Feb 27 at Oregon State Mar 03 Eastern Kentucky Mar 03 Eastern Kentucky Mar 03 Eastern Kentucky Mar 05 Binghamton Mar 06 Binghamton Mar 06 Binghamton Mar 06 Binghamton

Pitcher On Base Mutsch 1 Mutsch 1 Kuykendoll 1 Liska 3 Waldron 0 Nygren 3 Smith * 0 Smith 1 Purcell 0 Rogers 0 Lynch * 0 Lynch 3 Sosa 2

Inn Outs Count 2 2 0-0 4 0 0-0 8 1 1-1 6 1 0-0 5 2 1-0 8 2 1-1 4 0 2-1 6 2 2-2 10 1 3-2 8 1 3-1 1 0 0-0 3 0 1-1 8 0 2-2

* - leadoff homerun 2010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes

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2010 TENNESSEE BASEBALL STATISTICS Record: 6-5 Home: 5-3 Away: 1-2 Neutral: 0-0 SEC: 0-0 Player

AVG GP GS AB

5 Adam King .667 33 Josh Liles .429 9 Matt Hamaker .429 1 P.J. Polk .395 44 Cody Hawn .387 8 Khayyan Norfork .296 12 Charley Thurber .294 10 Cody Stubbs .294 11 Blake Forsythe .275 19 Matt Duffy .270 7 Chris Fritts .250 6 Zach Osborne .238 23 Cody Grisham .214 20 Drew Steckenrider .111 Totals .311 Opponents .236

2 9 8 11 9 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 7 7 11 11

R

H

0 3 2 2 8 28 10 12 4 21 6 9 10 38 9 15 9 31 4 12 8 27 9 8 7 34 7 10 9 34 10 10 11 40 8 11 9 37 5 10 7 28 2 7 11 42 8 10 4 14 3 3 2 9 2 1 11 386 85 120 11 377 56 89

2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% 2 2 1 4 3 0 3 2 2 1 2 4 2 0 28 19

0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 13 2 7

2 4 1.333 8 17 .607 8 18 .857 3 22 .579 9 21 .677 2 8 .296 8 21 .618 5 12 .353 14 19 .475 8 11 .297 4 12 .429 4 17 .405 1 5 .357 2 4 .444 78 191 .495 51 133 .353

0 5 5 11 8 9 3 10 8 1 2 2 1 1 66 43

0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 4 1 1 3 1 1 15 18

1 2 1 6 6 8 6 2 11 6 7 2 2 7 67 85

0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 11 5

.667 .472 .519 .520 .525 .500 .351 .467 .434 .308 .323 .319 .313 .273 .425 .340

SF 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3

SH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4

SB ATT PO 0 4 0 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 18 13

A

E FLD%

0 2 0 0 5 11 0 0 0 28 6 1 7 12 1 0 2 2 0 0 5 18 21 2 1 11 0 0 0 92 2 1 1 76 10 0 1 8 22 4 0 9 0 0 2 14 30 4 0 8 13 0 0 5 0 0 24 300 125 12 21 291 124 9

1.000 1.000 .971 1.000 1.000 .951 1.000 .989 1.000 .882 1.000 .917 1.000 1.000 .973 .979

LOB - Team (99), Opp (89). DPs turned - Team (6), Opp (12). IBB - Team (2), FORSYTHE 2. Picked off - POLK 1, NORFORK 1, DUFFY 1.

Player

2 Dylan Hochevar 40 Josh Allman 43 Hunter Daniel 29 Stephen McCray 41 Nick Blount 13 Will Locante 30 Steven Gruver 17 Rob Catapano 28 Matt Ramsey 31 Adam Adkins 14 Steve Crnkovich 24 Bryan Morgado 25 Spencer Clifft 21 Alan Walden Totals Opponents

ERA W

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.89 1.29 2.08 3.00 3.86 6.00 6.75 7.20 7.47 9.53 27.00 4.59 7.61

0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 5

L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 6

1 1 1 3 3 5 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 2 11 11

0 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 11 11

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

IP

H

0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 20.1 7 0 0 7.0 6 0 0 4.1 6 0 0 18.0 18 0 0 7.0 4 0 0 6.0 4 0 0 2.2 4 0 0 10.0 15 0 0 15.2 14 0 0 5.2 10 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 100.0 89 0 1 97.0 120

R

0 0 0 2 3 1 6 3 4 4 8 13 7 5 56 85

ER BB SO 2B 3B HR 0 0 0 2 1 1 6 3 4 2 8 13 6 5 51 82

0 0 0 4 2 3 3 2 4 7 5 8 0 5 43 66

0 0 0 12 6 3 20 5 4 2 8 20 3 2 85 67

0 0 0 1 2 0 3 1 1 1 4 4 2 0 19 28

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2

0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 7 13

AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

3 1 1 67 29 16 71 24 21 13 41 60 25 5 377 386

.000 .000 .000 .104 .207 .375 .254 .167 .190 .308 .366 .233 .400 .200 .236 .311

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 7 12

0 0 0 3 0 0 2 4 1 1 2 3 0 2 18 15

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 6

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 2

PB - Team (2), FORSYTHE 1, HAMAKER 1, Opp (1). Pickoffs - Team (2), MORGADO 1, CLIFFT 1, Opp (3). SBA/ATT - FORSYTHE (11-17), MORGADO (5-7), MCCRAY (4-5), CRNKOVICH (1-3), HAMAKER (2-3), A. ADKINS (1-1), RAMSEY (0-1), GRUVER (1-1), LOCANTE (0-1), CATAPANO (1-1), BLOUNT (0-1).

Player

C PO

A

11 Blake Forsythe 86 76 10 23 Cody Grisham 21 8 13 1 P.J. Polk 13 12 1 33 Josh Liles 11 11 0 12 Charley Thurber 11 11 0 7 Chris Fritts 9 9 0 28 Matt Ramsey 5 1 4 24 Bryan Morgado 5 1 4 20 Drew Steckenrider 5 5 0 29 Stephen McCray 3 0 3 30 Steven Gruver 3 0 3 14 Steve Crnkovich 3 1 2 13 Will Locante 2 0 2 5 Adam King 2 2 0 44 Cody Hawn 2 2 0 17 Rob Catapano 1 0 1 31 Adam Adkins 1 1 0 25 Spencer Clifft 1 0 1 10 Cody Stubbs 95 92 2 9 Matt Hamaker 35 28 6 8 Khayyan Norfork 41 18 21 6 Zach Osborne 48 14 30 19 Matt Duffy 34 8 22 43 Hunter Daniel 0 0 0 40 Josh Allman 0 0 0 41 Nick Blount 0 0 0 32 Dylan Hochevar 0 0 0 21 Alan Walden 0 0 0 Totals 437 300 125 Opponents 424 291 124

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E FLD% DPs SBA CSB SBA% PB CI

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 9

1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .989 .971 .951 .917 .882 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .973 .979

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 12

11 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 18

6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 6

.647 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .714 .000 .800 1.000 .333 .000 .000 .000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .667 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .619 .750

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Inning-by-Inning Scoring:

Team Tennessee Opponents

1 8 2

2 5 3

Multi-Hit Games: 2 33 Josh Liles 2 11 Blake Forsythe 4 1 P.J. Polk - 10 Cody Stubbs 2 44 Cody Hawn 2 19 Matt Duffy 2 7 Chris Fritts 2 12 Charley Thurber 2 9 Matt Hamaker - 6 Zach Osborne 2 8 Khayyan Norfork - 23 Cody Grisham - TEAM 18

3 14 10

3 4 2 - - - 4 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - 2 - - - - 1 1 - 12 1

4 5 7

5 5 6

5+ Total - 4 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 0 31

6 12 3

7 5 2

8 20 10

Multi-RBI Games: 2 19 Matt Duffy 1 11 Blake Forsythe - 33 Josh Liles 1 44 Cody Hawn 1 9 Matt Hamaker 1 12 Charley Thurber - 7 Chris Fritts - 20 D. Steckenrider 1 10 Cody Stubbs 1 TEAM 6

HITTING STREAKS 12 Charley Thurber 44 Cody Hawn 6 Zach Osborne 8 Khayyan Norfork 33 Josh Liles 11 Blake Forsythe 10 Cody Stubbs 1 P.J. Polk 7 Chris Fritts 5 Adam King 19 Matt Duffy 9 Matt Hamaker 23 Cody Grisham 20 Drew Steckenrider

9 7 9

Extra Total 4 85 4 56 3 2 2 1 - 1 - 1 - - 7

4 - 1 - - - 1 - - - 2

5+ Total - 3 - 3 - 2 1 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 1 16

Longest Current 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1

3 4 4 4 2 2 2 1 -

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2010 TENNESSEE BASEBALL RESULTS Date

Opposing Team (TV)

Feb 19, 2010 XAVIER Feb 20, 2010 XAVIER Feb 21, 2010 XAVIER Feb 26, 2010 No. 10 Oregon State Feb 27, 2010 No. 10 Oregon State Feb 28, 2010 No. 10 Oregon State March 3, 2010 EASTERN KENTUCKY March 5, 2010 BINGHAMTON Mar 06, 2010 KENNESAW STATE Mar 06, 2010 BINGHAMTON Mar 07, 2010 KENNESAW STATE

W W W L W L L L L W W

Score R-H-E (UT) R-H-E

Innings Overall SEC

Pitcher of Record

16-6 7-6 17-1 1-17 9-2 0-1 7-8 4-7 2-4 19-2 3-2

9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 (11)

MORGADO (W 1-0) LOCANTE (W 1-0) MCCRAY (W 1-0) MORGADO (L 1-1) GRUVER (W 1-0) MCCRAY (L 1-1) RAMSEY (L 0-1) CLIFFT (L 0-1) BLOUNT (L 0-1) MCCRAY (W 2-1) CRNKOVICH (W 1-0)

16-19-1 7-9-0 17-13-1 1-5-1 9-13-0 0-3-0 7-11-3 4-11-3 2-8-2 19-21-1 3-7-0

6-7-2 6-14-0 1-4-3 17-12-0 2-4-1 1-3-0 8-10-0 7-12-0 4-11-1 2-2-2 2-10-0

1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 3-1-0 4-1-0 4-2-0 4-3-0 4-4-0 4-5-0 5-5-0 6-5-0

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Attend. Time 2300 1596 1732 1849 2358 2217 1060 1164 1565 1565 1430

3:06 3:14 3:17 3:16 2:53 2:07 3:29 3:20 2:40 2:58 3:51

*-Conference game ( )-Extra-inning game TV-SUN = Sun Sports; CSS = Comcast Sports Southeast; FSN = FOX Sports Net South; SS = Sportsouth

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AB - R - H - RBI Opponent Date XU Feb 19 XU Feb 20 XU Feb 21 OSU Feb 26 OSU Feb 27 OSU Feb 28 EKU Mar 03 BING Mar 05 KSU Mar 06 BING Mar 06 KSU Mar 07

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Matt DUFFY 5-0-2-3 4-0-0-0 5-2-2-2 3-0-0-0 5-1-3-3 3-0-0-0 6-1-1-0 2-0-0-0 Def 1-1-1-0 3-0-1-0

Blake FORSYTHE 3-1-1-3 3-0-0-0 3-1-2-3 3-0-0-0 4-2-2-4 4-0-0-0 4-0-0-1 4-1-1-1 3-2-1-0 4-1-2-1 5-0-2-1

Chris Cody Matt Cody Adam Josh FRITTS GRISHAM HAMAKER HAWN KING LILES 1-0-0-0 2-1-1-1 2-2-2-2 5-3-3-3 3-0-1-0 4-1-3-2 2-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 3-1-1-1 1-1-1-1 2-2-0-1 2-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 3-0-2-0 2-0-0-0 5-1-2-0 Def 3-1-1-0 3-0-1-0 3-0-1-0 4-0-2-1 2-0-0-0 5-2-3-3 3-0-0-0 5-1-2-0 2-0-0-0 4-0-1-1 5-0-1-1 2-1-2-1 1-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 3-0-1-0 4-0-1-0 1-1-1-3 5-3-3-1 5-1-3-2 5-1-3-5 2-1-1-1 2-2-1-1 4-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 4-0-1-1 2-0-0-0

Khayyan Zach NORFORK OSBORNE 5-2-4-1 3-1-0-0 2-1-0-1 3-2-1-0 2-2-0-0 5-1-2-0 1-0-0-0 3-1-1-1 4-0-0-0 5-1-2-1 3-0-0-0 3-0-0-0 2-1-1-0 5-0-1-1 4-0-1-0 4-1-1-0 3-0-1-0 4-0-1-1 0-1-0-0 4-1-1-0 1-2-1-0 3-0-0-0

P.J. Drew POLK STECKENRIDER 4-3-3-0 1-1-1-2 4-2-3-1 3-1-0-0 4-2-3-1 1-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 4-1-1-0 4-0-0-0 Def 0-0-0-0 4-0-3-0 3-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 4-1-1-1 2-0-0-0 3-0-1-0 0-0-0-0

Cody STUBBS 6-2-2-0 5-0-1-2 2-3-0-1 3-0-1-0 4-1-0-0 3-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 2-1-1-0 3-0-2-0 4-3-3-1 1-0-0-1

Charley THURBER 5-0-0-0 2-2-2-4 3-0-1-0 5-1-2-1 3-0-1-0 4-2-1-1 2-0-0-0 1-0-1-1 5-2-1-1 4-0-1-0

2010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes


2010 SUPERLATIVES Batting

Team Highs and Lows

Most At-Bats................................................44, vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Fewest At-Bats......................................... 28, at Oregon State 2/26/10 Most Runs (Game):....................................19, vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Runs (Inning):...........................9 (3rd), vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Hits (Game):......................................21, vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Fewest Hits (Game):..................................3, at Oregon State 2/28/10 Most Hits (Inning):.............................9 (3rd), vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most RBIs:.....................................................17, vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Doubles:...............................6 (2x), last vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Triples:..................................1 (2x), last vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Home Runs:........................3 (3x), last vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Total Bases:.......................................38, vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Walks:...........................................13, vs. Kennesaw State 3/7/10 Fewest Walks:.............................................1, at Oregon State 2/28/10 Most Strikeouts:...................................... 10, at Oregon State 2/27/10 Fewest Strikeouts:..................................................2, vs. Xavier 2/19/10 Most Hit-by-Pitch:..................................................4, vs. Xavier 2/19/10 Most Sac Bunts:.....................1 (2x), last vs. Kennesaw State 3/7/10 Most Sac Flies:.........................................................2, vs. Xavier 2/21/10 Most Stolen Bases:...............................4 vs. Eastern Kentucky3/3/10 Most Left on Base:...............................16 vs. Kennesaw State 3/7/10 Most Left on Base (X-Inn):............. 13 vs. Eastern Kentucky 3/3/10

Fielding Most Putouts:.......................................33, vs. Kennesaw State 3/7/10 Most Assists:..........................................................17, vs. Xavier 2/21/10 Most Errors:....................................3 (2x), last vs. Binghamton 3/5/10 Most Passed Balls:....................1 (2x), last at Oregon State 2/27/10 Most Double Plays:..................2 (2x), last at Oregon State 2/27/10

Pitching Most Innings Pitched:.....................11.0 vs. Kennesaw State 3/7/10 Most Runs Allowed:............................... 17, at Oregon State 2/26/10 Most Runs Allowed (Inn.):...........6 (4th), at Oregon State 2/26/10 Most Earned Runs Allowed:................ 14, at Oregon State 2/26/10 Fewest Runs Allowed:.............1 (2x), last at Oregon State 2/28/10 Most Hits Allowed:..............................................14, vs. Xavier 2/20/10 Fewest Hits Allowed:................................... 2 vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Hits Allowed (Inn.):.................6 (8th) vs. Binghamton 3/5/10 Most Home Runs Allowed:..............2 vs. Eastern Kentucky 3/3/10 Most Strikeouts:................................ 12 vs. Eastern Kentucky 3/3/10 Fewest Strikeouts:..................................................3, vs. Xavier 2/21/10 Most Walks:............................................... 11, at Oregon State 2/26/10 Fewest Walks:..........................................................1, vs. Xavier 2/21/10 Wild Pitches:.................................................. 2, vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Hit Batters:...................................................5, at Oregon State 2/26/10 Balks:...............................................................1 at Oregon State 2/27/10

Misc. Longest Winning Streak:........................... 3 games, from 2/19-2/21 Longest Losing Streak:..................................4 games, from 2/28-3/6 Longest Game (Innings):...............11.0 vs. Kennesaw State 3/7/10 Longest Game (Time):......................... 3:20, vs. Binghamton 3/5/10 Longest Game (Time, X-Inn):...3:51 (11) vs. Kennesaw St. 3/7/10 Shortest Game (Time):........................2:07 at Oregon State 2/28/10 Largest Victory Margin:.............. 17 (19-2), vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Largest Defeat Margin:............ 16 (1-17), at Oregon State 2/26/10 Largest Paid Home Attendance:............... 2,300 vs. Xavier 2/19/10 Largest Paid Home Attendance (Series):................5,268 vs. Xavier

Individual Highs and Lows

Batting Most At-Bats:............. 6 (2x), last Matt Duffy vs. Eastern Ky. 3/3/10 Most Runs:.............................................................................3 (5x), several Most Hits:................................4, Khayyan Norfork vs. Xavier 2/19/10 Most RBIs:...............................5, Cody Hawn vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Doubles:........2 (2x), last C. Grisham vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Triples:............1 (2x), last C. Thurber vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Home Runs:..............2, Matt Hamaker vs. Eastern Ky. 3/3/10 Grand Slams:........ 1 (3x), last Cody Hawn vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Total Bases:...............9, Matt Hamaker vs. Eastern Ky. 3/3/10 Most Walks:.........3 (3x), last Stubbs/Polk vs. Kennesaw St. 3/7/10 Most Strikeouts:...................4, Cody Hawn vs. Binghamton 3/5/10 Most Sac Bunts:....1 (2x), last C. Thurber vs. Kennesaw St. 3/7/10 Most Sac Flies:......................................................................1 (6x), several Most Stolen Bases:.....2 (2x), last Josh Liles vs. Eastern Ky. 3/3/10 Most Hit-by-Pitch:...................2, Blake Forsythe vs. Xavier 2/19/10 Fielding Most Putouts:............................. 18, Cody Stubbs vs. Xavier 2/21/10 Most Assists:.....................7, Cody Grisham vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most Errors:............. 2, Zach Osborbe vs. Eastern Kentucky 3/3/10 Most Passed Balls:.........1 (2x), last B. Forsythe at Oregon State 2/27/10 Pitching Most Innings Pitched:............. 8.0, S. McCray vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Most IP, Relief:........4.0, Steve Crnkovich vs. Kennesaw St. 3/7/10 Most Runs:.................. 8, Bryan Morgado at Oregon State 2/26/10 Most Earned Runs:... 8, Bryan Morgado at Oregon State 2/26/10 Most Hits Allowed:...................9, Steven Gruver vs. Xavier 2/20/10 Low-Hit CG:............................................................................................... N/A Most HRs Allowed:...1 (7x), last S. Gruver vs. Kennesaw St. 3/6/10 Most Strikeouts:...........9, Steven Gruver at Oregon State 2/27/10 Most Walks:................. 5, Bryan Morgado at Oregon State 2/26/10 Wild Pitches:........................2, Alan Walden vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Hit Batters:............................. 3, Stephen McCray vs. Xavier 2/21/10 Balks:................................1, Steven Gruver at Oregon State 2/27/10

Miscellaneous Superlatives Vols at Lindsey Nelson Stadium 5-3 Vols on the road 1-2 Vols at neutral sites 0-0 Record in 3-game series 1-1 February 4-2 March 2-3 April 0-0 May 0-0 June 0-0 vs. Non-Conference 6-5 vs. SEC 0-0 vs. SEC East 0-0 vs. SEC West 0-0 Monday 0-0 Tuesday 0-0 Wednesday 0-1 Thursday 0-0 Friday 1-2 Saturday 3-1 Sunday 2-1 Decisions vs. LHP starters 3-2 Decisions vs. RHP starters 3-4 When Vols score first 4-0 When opponents score first 2-5 Comeback wins (trailing after five inn.) 2 Last at-bat wins 2 Leading after 6/7/8 inn. 4-0 / 4-0 / 4-0 Trailing after 6/7/8 inn. 2-3/ 2-2 / 2-4 Tied after 6/7/8 inn. 0-2 / 0-3 / 0-1 Extra innings 1-1 1-run games 2-2 2-run games 0-1 When starter went 6+ inn. 2-3 When Vols got 10+ hits 3-2 Day Games 5-3 Night Games 1-2 When Vols score 4+ 5-2 When Vols score 3- 1-3 When Vols allow 4+ 2-3 When Vols allow 3- 4-2 When Vols hit a home run 4-3 When Vols out-hit opponent 4-1 When opponent out-hits Vols 2-3 When Vols/opp. had = hits: 0-1 Orange with White “Power T” on Front 2-2 Solid White w/ Script “Vols” 1-1 Solid White w/Orange Underarms 1-0 Solid Gray w/“Power T” on Nameplate 0-2 Solid Gray (sleeveless) 0-0 Black w/Orange Shoulder Stripes 0-0 Black w/Orange Underarms 2-0

The Last Time ... No-Hitter: . ............................................................................Jeffery Terrell vs. Bowling Green State 2/15/02 (W, 5-0) One-Hitter: ...................................................................................................Luke Hochevar at Auburn 3/18/05 (W, 2-1) Complete Game: ................................................................ Nick Hernandez at Arkansas 4/18/08 (L, 5-4; 8 innings) Shutout (individual): . ..........................................................................Craig Cobb vs. LSU 4/8/06 (W, 19-0, 9.0 inn.) Shutout (Team): . ......................................................................................................................... vs. Siena 3/10/07 (W, 5-0) Back-to-Back shutouts: . ...................................Morehead State 4/17/06 (doubleheader; wins of 3-0 and 9-0) 10+ Strikeouts (individual): . ............................................................. Bryan Morgado (11 Ks) at Arkansas 4/19/08 10+ Innings Pitched: ................................................................................... Jamie Bennett (10.0) vs. Auburn 4/14/00 1-0 Win: . ....................................................................................................................................vs. UNC Wilmington 2/26/05 1-0 Loss: . ........................................................................................................................................... at Oregon State 2/28/10 Inside the Park Home Run: .......................................................................................... Cody Brown vs. MTSU 4/15/09 Inside the Park Grand Slam: . ................................................................................... Joe Randa vs. Louisville 4/23/91 Pinch-Hit Home Run: .......................................................................Charley Thurber vs. Xavier 2/21/10 Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: .....................................................................Charley Thurber vs. Xavier 2/21/10 Leadoff Home Run: ............................................................................... P.J. Polk vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Two-Home-Run Game: ...................................................... Matt Hamaker vs. Eastern Kentucky 3/3/10 Three-Home-Run Game: .....................................................................................................Cody Hawn vs. Ohio 3/6/09 Two-Run Home Run: .......................................................... Matt Hamaker vs. Eastern Kentucky 3/3/10 Three-Run Home Run: ......................................................................Chris Fritts vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Grand Slam: ............................................................................................................Cody Hawn vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Back-to-Back HR: ...................................... Blake Forsythe (2-run) and Matt Hamaker (solo) vs. Radford 3/3/09 Back-to-Back-to-Back HR: . ..............................................Ken Folkers, Ed Lewis & Ray Espinosa vs. ETSU 4/3/96 HR in Three-Straight Games: .....................................Shawn Griffin vs. Florida 4/5-8/08 (four straight games) Three-Double Game: . .........................................................................Josh Liles vs. Charlotte 4/2/08 (four doubles) Two-Triple Game: ...........................................................................................................Hunter Rigsby vs. ETSU 4/17/02 Four-Hit Game: ...............................................................................Khayyan Norfork vs. Xavier 2/19/10 Five-Hit Game: ................................................................................... Tony Delmonico vs. Tennessee Temple 5/8/07

2010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes

Six-Hit Game: .................................................................................................................. Kris Bennett vs. Georgia 6/11/01 Four-Run Game: ............................................................................................................. Kentrail Davis vs. MTSU 4/15/09 Five-Run Game: ................................................................................. Tony Delmonico vs. Tennessee Temple 5/8/07 Four-RBI Game: . ........................................................................................ Blake Forsythe at Oregon State 2/27/10 Five-RBI Game: . ............................................................................... Cody Hawn vs. Binghamton 3/6/10 Six-RBI Game: .................................................................................................................... Yan Gomes vs. LSU 3/16/08 G2 Seven-RBI Game: . ................................................................................................................ Hawn (4/15) and Horne (5/9) Eight-RBI Game: ........................................................................................................ Sonny Cortez vs. NC State 1/30/98 Four Steals:............................................................................................ Jordan Czarniecki vs. Tennessee Tech 3/26/03 Straight Steal of Home: ..................................................................................................Josh Liles vs. Ohio 3/7/09 (G1) UT Turned a Triple Play: . ........................................................................................ Eastern Kentucky 2/22/97 (SS-1B) UT Hit into a Triple Play:..................................................vs. Florida 4/6/08 (Jeff Lockwood lined into 2B-SS-1B) No-Hitter vs. UT: . ......................................................................................... LHP Brian Dodd of Arizona State 3/19/88 Opposing Player Hit Three HR: ...........................................................................Gregg Maluchnik of Duke 1/31/98 Three Straight Complete Games:................................................ Ryan Meyers, Mike Lincoln & Scott Schroeffel, 1996 Atlantic Regional vs. Charleston Southern, Georgia Southern and West Virginia Home Series Won: . ................................................................................................................Xavier, 2010 Home Series Lost: ................................................................................................................................ South Carolina, 2009 Home Series Sweep: . ............................................................................................................................................... LSU, 2008 Home Series Swept: . ........................................................................................................................................Georgia, 2009 Away Series Won: .........................................................................................................................................Vanderbilt, 2009 Away Series Lost: .................................................................................................................................... Oregon State, 2010 Away Series Sweep: . ...................................................................................................................................Vanderbilt, 2009 Away Series Swept: ........................................................................................................................................Alabama, 2009 UT Player Ejection: ..................................................................................................... Eli Iorg (9th) vs. Arkansas 4/15/05 UT Head Coach Ejection: ................................................................................. Todd Raleigh (2nd) vs. MTSU 5/12/09 UT Assistant Coach Ejection: ............................................................................ Bradley LeCroy (8th) at ETSU 4/9/08

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AARON #26 TULLO RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER Senior 6-2 • 207 St. Petersburg, Fla. St. Petersburg College

2010 HIGHS Innings (Starter)................................................................................................................N/A Innings (Reliever)..............................................................................................................N/A Runs Allowed......................................................................................................................N/A ER Allowed...........................................................................................................................N/A Strikeouts.............................................................................................................................N/A Walks.......................................................................................................................................N/A Hits Allowed........................................................................................................................N/A Wild Pitches.........................................................................................................................N/A HBP..........................................................................................................................................N/A

CAREER HIGHS (at Tennessee)

2009 - JUNIOR First-year Vol made 15 appearances with six starts…Posted a 7.80 ERA with a 2-6 record over 42 2/3 innings…Recorded 50 strikeouts with only 24 walks…Right-handers hit .231 against him while left-handers hit .278… Batters hit .204 against him with two outs in the inning…He made eight appearances during SEC play…All of his starts came during conference play…Began the season as the Vols’ most consistent long-relief pitcher before moving into the starting rotation for the final two months of the season…Made his Volunteer debut on Feb. 27 against West Virginia as he took the loss after surrendering one run on two hits in four innings pitche. ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE 2008 - SOPHOMORE Posted a 4.96 ERA and a 6-4 record while pitching 49 innings in 14 appearances...Struck out 57 batters while issuing 21 walks...Coached at St. Petersburg College by Dave Pano...Rated by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in the Florida Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2007 after he logged 43 strikeouts and allowed only 19 hits in 26 innings for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs.

Innings (Starter)......................................................5.0 vs. Mississippi State (4/10/09) Innings (Reliever)..................................................................4.2 vs. Louisville (3/11/09) Runs Allowed....................................................................................... 10 at LSU (4/17/09) ER Allowed...............................................................................................9 at LSU (4/17/09) Strikeouts........................................................................................6 vs. Auburn (3/15/09) Walks...........................................................................................................5 at LSU (4/17/09) Hits Allowed............................................................................................7 at LSU (4/17/09) Wild Pitches...............................................................1 (3x) last at Vanderbilt (5/16/09) HBP...................................................................................................... 4 at Alabama (4/3/09)

2010 SPLITS Home Away Day Night

W - - - -

L - - - -

ERA --- --- --- ---

WP

BK

G/S -/- -/- -/- -/-

IP ER --- --- --- --- -

Home Away Day Night

AVG. --- --- --- ---

Score

W

H - - - -

AB - - - -

HR - - - -

BB SO - - - - -

2007 - FRESHMAN Threw 36 1/3 innings in 10 appearances, allowing 17 runs (15 earned) for a 3.72 ERA...Compiled a 1-3 record with 56 strikeouts and 38 walks...Was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 47th round of the 2007 MLB draft (1,375th overall pick)...It was the second straight year he was drafted by the Brewers. HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from St. Petersburg High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he was coached by Stefan Futch...Was selected to try out for the USA Baseball Youth National Team when he was 16-years-old...Was a second-team All-County honoree as a sophomore in 2004 and then suffered an injury to his throwing arm that summer...Re-aggravated the injury three innings into his 2005 junior debut...Missed the rest of the 2005 season...Was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 2006 MLB draft (512th overall pick). PERSONAL Full name is Aaron James Tullo...Born March 9, 1988, in St. Petersburg, Fla....Son of Vince and Karen Tullo...Recipient of the Hinkle & Mincey Athletic Scholarship Endowment...Academic major: Arts & sciences.

2010 GAME-BY-GAME Date OPPONENT No appearances

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CAREER STATISTICS Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV 2007 2008 2009 7.80 2 6 15 6 0 0 0 0 2010 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL 7.80 2 6 15 6 0 0 0 0 Page 12

IP H R ER BB SO --- AT ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE ----- AT ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE --42.2 41 38 37 24 50 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 42.2 41 38 37 24 50

2B 3B HR

BF

7 0 7

200 .252 0 .000 200 .252

2 0 2

10 0 10

B/Avg

WP HBP BK SFA SHA 3 0 3

10 0 10

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1 0 1

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2010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes


NICK #41 BLOUNT

2010 and CAREER HIGHS Innings (Starter)................................................................................................................N/A Innings (Reliever)........................................................... 3.0 vs. Eastern Kentucky (3/3) Runs Allowed......................................................................... 3 vs. Kennesaw State (3/6) ER Allowed.............................................................................. 1 vs. Kennesaw State (3/6) Strikeouts..............................................................................4 vs. Eastern Kentucky (3/3) Walks.........................................................................1 (2x), last vs. Kennesaw State (3/6) Hits Allowed........................................................................... 5 vs. Kennesaw State (3/6) Wild Pitches.........................................................................................................................N/A HBP..........................................................................................................................................N/A

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER Freshman 6-6 • 210 Loganville, Ga. South Gwinnett HS

2010 SPLITS

2010 - FRESHMAN Was perfect in his collegiate debut, throwing two flawless frames against Xavier on Feb. 19...Struck out two and recorded six outs on just 24 pitches, including 19 strikes...Added three more scoreless innings in his second appearance... Struck out four, walked one and allowed one hit against Eastern Kentucky on March 3....Suffered the first loss of his career after allowing three runs, only one earned, on five hits in two innings against Kennesaw State on March 6.

Home Away Day Night

W 0 - 0 -

L 1 - 1 -

ERA 1.29 --- 1.29 ---

WP 0 0 0 0

BK 0 0 0 0

G/S 3/0 -/- 3/0 -/-

IP ER 7.0 1 -- -7.0 1 -- --

AVG. Home .207 Away --- Day .207 Night

H 6 -- 6 --

AB 29 -- 29 --

HR 0 -- 0 --

SV 0 0 0 0

ERA 0.00 0.00 1.29 1.29

BB SO 2 6 -- -2 6 -- --

HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from South Gwinnett High School in Loganville, Ga., where he was coached by Steve Teschner...Rated by PGCrosschecker.com as one of the Top 300 high school prospects in the country...Was also rated as the No. 16 overall prospect and No. 9 pitching prospect in the state of Georgia...Played four years of baseball and two of basketball at South Gwinnett H.S....Was the 2009 Gwinnett County Player of the Year in baseball as well as First-Team AllGwinnett County, a player of the month and tallied the lowest earned run average in the county (0.58) as a senior...Also picked up Second-Team All-Gwinnett County and player of the month accolades as both a sophomore and junior in 2007 and 2008...Recorded a .333 batting average with eight home runs and 22 RBIs, while posting a 7-1 pitching mark with a 0.58 ERA and 40 strikeouts as a senior for the Region 8-AAAAA Champion Comets...Hit .356 with three HR’s, 19 RBIs, a 5-5 pitching record, a 2.25 ERA and 24 K’s in ’08 and hit .400 overall with three big flies, 21 RBIs, a 4-5 pitching record, a 3.81 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 2007...As a high school freshman in 2006, Blount was 1-2 from the mound with 12 K’s and a 4.62 ERA...Averaged a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds as a center on the South Gwinnett basketball team as a rookie in 2006 and followed that up with a six-point, 12-carom average during his sophomore hardwood campaign (2007)...Played club baseball for both Team Georgia and Team Elite, winning the Tournament of Stars with the former in 2008...Chose to come to Tennessee over Georgia Tech. PERSONAL Full name is Nicholas Jackson Blount...Born September 1, 1990, in Atlanta, Ga.....Son of David and Patti Blount...Has one sibling, Danielle...Recipient of the Carroll/Diane Sasser Endowment...Academic major: Arts & sciences.

2010 GAME-BY-GAME Date OPPONENT GS Feb 19, 2010 XAVIER Mar 03, 2010 EASTERN KY. Mar 06, 2010 KENNESAW ST. Totals 0

IP 2.0 3.0 2.0 7.0

H 0 1 5 6

R 0 0 3 3

ER 0 0 1 1

BB 0 1 1 2

SO 2 4 0 6

2B 0 0 2 2

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0 0

HBP 0 0 0 0

IBB 0 0 0 0

Score 16-6 7-8 2-4 25-18

W 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 1 1

WP 0 0

HBP BK 0 0 0 0

NP/S 24/19 45/28 51/32

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 TOTAL

ERA 1.29 1.29

W 0 0

L 1 1

App GS 3 0 3 0

CG SHO CBO SV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2010 Tennessee Volunteer Baseball Game Notes

IP 7.0 7.0

H 6 6

R 3 3

ER BB 1 2 1 2

SO 6 6

2B 3B HR 2 0 0 2 0 0

BF 31 31

B/Avg .207 .207

SFA SHA 0 0 0 0 Page 13


2010 TENNESSEE BASEBALL SPOTTING CHART

Adam Adkins 31, LHP, So.

Josh Allman 40, LHP, So.

Nick Blount 41, RHP, Fr.

Rob Catapano 17, LHP, Jr.

Spencer Clifft 25, RHP, Jr.

Steve Crnkovich 14, RHP, Sr.

Hunter Daniel 43, LHP, Fr.-RS

Matt Duffy 19, 3B, Jr.

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Mason Forbis 16, RHP, Fr.-RS

Blake Forsythe 11, C, Jr.

Chris Fritts 7, OF, Fr.

Cody Grisham 23, INF, Sr.

Steven Gruver 30, LHP, So.

Matt Hamaker 9, C, Sr.

Cody Hawn 44, 1B, Jr.

Andy Hillis 36, RHP, Fr.

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Dylan Hochevar 32, RHP, So.

Adam King 5, C, So.

D.J. Leffler 27, LHP, Sr.

Josh Liles 33, OF, Jr.

Will Locante 13, LHP, So.

Stephen McCray 29, RHP/DH, Sr.

Bryan Morgado 24, LHP, Jr.

Khayyan Norfork 8, 2B/SS, Jr.

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Zach Osborne 6, SS, So.

P.J. Polk 1, OF, Jr.

Matt Ramsey 28, RHP/OF, So.

Jon Reed 37, RHP, Fr.

Drew Steckenrider 20, OF, Fr.

Zeth Stone 4, INF, So.

Cody Stubbs 11, 1B, Fr.

Michael Theodore 22, RHP, Fr.

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Charley Thurber 12, OF, Fr.

Aaron Tullo 26, RHP, Jr.

Alan Walden 21, RHP, Fr.

Andy Yates 45, C, Fr.

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Todd Raleigh Head Coach 35, Third Base

Bradley LeCroy Assistant Coach 2, First Base

Jason Beverlin Assistant Coach 34, Pitching Coach

Bill Currier Volunteer Asst. Coach 15, Outfield Coach

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