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Baseball Drops Thursday Decision at Tennessee
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Baseball Drops Thursday Decision at Tennessee

KNOXVILLE  – Tennessee used four home runs in a 9-3 win over the University of South Carolina baseball team Thursday night (May 16) in the first of a three-game series against the Volunteers at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Ethan Petry opened the scoring with his 20th home run of the season, a solo shot to left in the first inning. Tennessee answered with Christian Moore’s 25th home run, tying the game at one after one inning of play. Tennessee scored four runs the third on home runs from Moore and Kavares Tears.

The Volunteers went up 6-1 in the fourth on Blake Burke’s RBI double, but Cole Messina got that run back in the sixth with a solo home run over the batter’s eye in center.

Tennessee scored three runs in the seventh, highlighted by a Dylan Dreiling two-run home run. Dalton Reeves brought in the game’s final run in the eighth on a single up the middle.

Ty Good took the loss, allowing five hits and six runs with four strikeouts in four innings. Tyler Pitzer had four strikeouts in three innings. Petry, Messina and Reeves had two hits apiece with Messina scoring two runs.


  • Petry now has 43 career home runs, tied for sixth in Carolina history.
  • Petry has a 12-game hit streak after the home run in the first.
  • Good now has 341 career strikeouts between Carolina and the College of Charleston.

Carolina and Tennessee continue the three-game set on Friday night (May 17) at 6:30 p.m., at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus.