Justin Ammons' walk-off does it for Vols in 5-4 win

Tennessee found another way to register a win, using extra innings to take down Norfolk State on Sunday. Get details and a wrap-up from Dave Serrano.

Justin Ammons smacked a walk-off single to left-center field to plate Jeff Moberg and give Tennessee a 5-4 win over Norfolk State in 11 innings on Sunday.

The victory improved the Volunteers' record to 9-1 and was their eighth straight win.

Tennessee scored in the bottom of the second and held the advantage until the Spartans scored once in both the fourth and fifth, which marked the first time the Orange & White trailed in its past 26 innings.

Ammons' bases-loaded walk and Andre Lipcius' groundout both resulted in runs for the Vols in the bottom of the fifth.

Norfolk State wouldn't go away quietly and countered with a two-run sixth to ease in front 4-3. Freshman pitcher Garrett Stallings entered in relief of Will Neely in the sixth and allowed both inherited runners to score but shut down the Spartans from then on, registering 3 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.

Dom Thornton reached on an infield error and eventually came home on Reggie Southall's single to right field to knot it at 4-all.

Jon Lipinski (2-0) faced just seven batters in the last two frames to get the win.

Moberg led Tennessee at the plate as the Big Orange has banged out 10 hits or more in 8 of 10 games. Moberg (.488) singled four times, walked twice and scored two runs. Ammons raised his average to .405 by pairing another single to his game-winner. Jay Charleston got the start in left and singled twice. Junior catcher Benito Santiago doubled, singled and scored once.

Attendance for the series finale at Lindsey Nelson Stadium was 2,037.

The Vols hit the road to play East Tennessee State in Johnson City on Tuesday night at 6:30 Eastern.

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