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Get ready, Tennessee fans. Your Vols are headed to the College World Series!
After defeating the LSU Tigers handily in Game 2 of the Knoxville Super Regional, the No. 2. Tennessee Volunteers will be headed to the College World Series for the first time in over 15 years.
Sunday’s action at Lindsey Nelson Stadium showcased a high-octane offense from the Vols squad, who knocked six home runs out of the venue, culminating in a 15-6 win against the No. 14 ranked Tigers baseball team.
The highlight of Sunday’s contest came when RF Jordan Beck hit a 3-run homer to extend the Vols’ lead to 9-2 in the fifth inning, sending the stadium into madness. Tennessee could have cruised to their win from there. However, the team scored four more runs to punctuate their already dominating performance.
Tennessee Vols’ head coach Tony Vitello gave his reaction to the historic play by his squad on Sunday, with all sights set for Omaha to bring the championship title back to Knoxville.
“It is hard to put into words, going to Omaha,” Vitello said. “We will be dancing in the streets like crazy (Sunday). … I think the next thing is the most important. That means we have a chance to make it to the national championship series.”
Tennessee is already rolling out the festivities en route to the College World Series, with Vols basketball player John Fulkerson jumping in on the celebration to congratulate the Tennessee baseball team.
Feeding off the energy of an in-person audience at Lindsey Nelson, the Vols’ upcoming ticket to the CWS will be their fifth appearance in team history. Tennessee’s first trip to the CWS came in 1951. They then returned in 1995, 2001, and 2005.
Sunday’s win marked the Vols’ 50th win of the season (50-16), four away from an all-time record for Tennessee.