Player_________Avg________HRs Eli Iorg________.381________10 Chase Headley__.377________11 Josh Alley______.348________3 J.P. Arencibia___.333________8 Eric King_______.318________1 Michael Rivera___.312________0
Tennessee Pitching- Junior Luke Hochevar (8-2) is the ace pitcher for the Tennessee staff. He's started 10 games and struck out 81 batters in 73 innings of work. Hochevar has held opponent to a .188 batting average. James Adkins is also a very capable pitcher for the Vols. Adkins sports a 2.07 ERA in 69.2 innings with 67 strikeouts. Look for Sean Watson (5-2, 3.27 ERA) or Craig Cobb (4-1, 4.30 ERA) to see action on Sunday.
FRIDAY (6:00 p.m. CT)
Vanderbilt: Jr. RHP Jensen Lewis (6-1, 1.83 ERA)
Tennessee: Jr. RHP Luke Hochevar (8-2, 1.73 ERA)
SATURDAY (6:00 p.m. CT) [CSS]
Vanderbilt: Jr. LHP Ryan Mullins (4-0, 2.72 ERA)
Tennessee: Fr. LHP James Adkins (6-1, 2.07 ERA)
SUNDAY (1:00 p.m. CT)
Vanderbilt: Fr. LHP David Price (2-2, 1.93 ERA)
NOTES- The Vols lead the SEC in batting with a .333 team average. Vanderbilt leads the conference in ERA with a 3.10 ERA. Saturday night, the Vols snapped Arkansas' nine-game winning streak. Vanderbilt won the first meeting of the two schools, 9-6, in 1888. Tennessee holds a narrow 145-137-3 lead in the series history. Vanderbilt has taken 5 of the last 6 games including a series sweep at Hawkins field in 2003.
Luke Hochevar sports a 8-2 record as the Vol's Ace.