Don't call it a comeback!

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Vincent Jackson's double down the right-field line scored Nick Senzel to lift Tennessee to a 10-9 victory over No. 8 Alabama in walk-off fashion at Lindsey Nelson Stadium on Sunday.

After jumping out to a 2-1 lead, Tennessee (25-13, 7-11 Southeastern Conference) posted six goose eggs on the scoreboard and found itself down 8-2 and a host of sundresses and families trickling out of the ballpark.

The Big Orange weren't ready to hang up the Easter baskets just yet and rallied with six runs in the eighth behind a double from A.J. Simcox, an RBI single from Christin Stewart, an RBI double from Taylor Smart, an RBI single from Jackson and an RBI double from Will Maddox.

Stewart finished with three of Tennessee's 13 hits and scored three times. Senzel joined Jackson with two knocks, including the double.

Kyle Serrano started on the hill for Tennessee but gave up five earned runs on seven hits with three walks and two strikeouts in five innings. Trevor Bettencourt allowed two more runs in two innings before Bret Marks and Andrew Lee (4-1) pitched the eight and ninth, respectively.

Jon Keller was handed a no-decision for Alabama (28-12, 12-6) after seven solid frames, striking out six, giving up six hits, two walks and two runs. He was relieved by five pitchers — none of whom recorded a full inning pitched.

Alabama first baseman Austen Smith homered twice and drove in four. Ben Moore, Kyle Overstreet and Wade Wass each had two hits.

Alabama 7, Tennessee 6: On Saturday, the Vols blew a 6-1 lead heading into the sixth. Three runs on four hits in the seventh brought the Tide even with its hosts. Chance Vincent was hit by a pitch in the top of the ninth to give Alabama its game-winning score.

Senzel, Stewart and Pierce Bily evenly split a pair of hits in the Vols' 9-hit output.

Reliever Andy Cox (3-1 picked up his first loss of the 2014 season, charged with four runs on five hits in 3 2/3.

Alabama 8, Tennessee 5: On Friday, Vols right-hander Peter Lenstrohm didn't give up a single hit nor walk a single batter in 4 1/3 innings. However, the damage had already been done as starter Nick Williams was tuned up for eight runs on 10 hits.

Maddox singled and homered for a third of Tennessee's six hits.

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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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