Vols arms shut out No. 7 Vanderbilt

Keep updated on Tennessee baseball news by visiting InsideTennessee.com. Check out this report on the three-game series on Rocky Top this weekend.

A trio of pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout as Tennessee took down No. 7 Vanderbilt 7-0 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium on Sunday.

The Volunteers (21-9, 5-7 Southeastern Conference) got one of the better performances of freshman right-hander Kyle Serrano's career. He gave up two hits and four walks against three strikeouts to improve to 3-1.

Andy Cox and Andrew Lee came in out of the bullpen with 3 2/3 hitless frames.

After two runs in the second, Tennessee plated two more in the third after Derek Lance's home run and Scott Price's RBI triple.

In the bottom of the fifth, Christin Stewart's two-run triple upped the advantage to 6-0. Stewart slid into home safety on a wild pitch for the final score.

Stewart and A.J. Simcox split four hits and four runs between them.

Tennessee 10, Vanderbilt 9: On Saturday, Nathaniel Maggio walk-off single to left field plated Stewart and Tyler Schultz.

Three errors plagued the Big Orange in the early going, resulting in four unearned runs.

Bret Marks picked up his second victory as a Vol with 2/3 of an inning pitched. Will Maddox tallied a third of their nine hits and walked once. Derek Lance totaled four RBIs and two runs off a double and a single. Stewart added a double and single.

Vanderbilt 6, Tennessee 4: On Friday, the Vols carried a three-run lead into the fourth inning before the Commodores bats came alive.

Taylor Smart homered, doubled and drove in all four runs for the hosts. Losing pitcher Nick Williams went 4 1/3.

Winning arm Tyler Beede struck out six and allowed five hits and two walks in eight frames.

Up next, Tennessee hits the road for five straight games starting with a matchup with Tennessee Tech in Cookeville on Tuesday night at 7.

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Danny Parker is currently the Managing Editor, Recruiting Analyst and Staff Photographer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously the sports editor at Shelbyville Times-Gazette. He joined the Scout team July 2011.
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