No. 24 UT collects a season-high 19 hits to knock off the Knights

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Hits and runs abounded on a pleasant Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium as No. 8/24 Tennessee routed Bellarmine 19-1 to win its fourth straight and move into another key SEC series with momentum.

The Volunteers committed six turnovers and recorded a season-high 19 hits as 12 players finished with at least one hit on the night. Despite not going into the fifth inning, Ryan Miller finished with a career-high six RBIs after hitting a pair of three-run jacks.

Christian Scott had two hits and tied career highs with three runs and four RBIs, while Dylan Dreiling also set a career high in RBIs with three after hitting his fifth homer and second triple of the year.

UT’s first six pitchers allowed no baserunners and pitched a perfect game in the seventh inning before it was broken up on a single by Tommy Dils.

Zander Secrist bounced back from a rocky outing in his last start and retired all six batters he faced to start the game to set the tone for the game.

Jacob Bimby followed Secrist and picked up the win to improve to 2-0 on the year after tossing 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

The Knights (11-30) scored their only run of the night on Dylan Byerly’s solo home run in the top of the eighth inning. Matt Craven got the start and fell to 1-3 on the year after giving up three runs on six hits in two innings.

The Big Orange scored in each of their first seven trips to the plate before being shut out in the eighth inning. With the win, the Vols improved to 9-2 this season in midweek games, outscoring their opponents 113-26.

NEXT. Tennessee (27-14, 8-10 SEC) will have a quick turnaround as it prepares to host Mississippi State for the series opener Thursday night at 7 p.m., which will be televised on the SEC Network.

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