SKYHAWK BASEBALL SET TO TAKE ON SYSTEM RIVAL TENNESSEE IN TWO-GAME MATCHUP
April 9, 2018
Game Notes Game 1 Live Stream Game 1 Live Stats
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MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin baseball program is set to travel to system rival Tennessee to take on the Volunteers in a two-game midweek battle. This marks the ninth time in program history that the two schools have competed against each other. First pitch on Tuesday, April 10 is slated for 5:30 p.m. CST. The Wednesday, April 11 matchup is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. CST.
Tuesday’s game will be aired on the SEC Network Plus as well as the WatchESPN app with Mike Keith (play-by-play) and Charlie Puelo (color) on the call. Wednesday’s game will be aired nationally on the SEC Network with Keith (play-by-play) and Todd Walker (color) on the call.
UT Martin is led by Jordan Stoner (.348 batting average, three home runs and 11 RBIs). The duo of Carson Shrode and Ethan Whitley has provided the Skyhawk lineup with the biggest bats as both have tallied six homers each and hit driven in 18 and 22 RBIs, respectively. A total of nine UT Martin batters have put up double digit RBI numbers on the year. The same nine batsmen have also tallied at least one home run this season.
Freshman backstop Blake Davis (.276 batting average, three home runs and 13 RBIs) is coming off of a red-hot weekend where he swung to the tune of a .545 batting average and posted a 1.583 OPS against Morehead State.
Right handed pitcher Peyton Cain (0-3, 7.92 ERA) is scheduled to get the starting nod on Tuesday while fellow righty Dalton Westfall (0-2, 14.73 ERA) will start in the Wednesday matchup. Both hurlers have accounted for a total of 36 innings pitched on the season while also fanning a combined 24 batters.
The Skyhawk bullpen is led by left handed pitcher Konnor Aherin (2-2, 6.62 ERA) who has fanned 13 opponents in 17.2 innings and recorded a save on the campaign. Nick Wohlbold (0-0, 6.00 ERA) has tossed just three innings on the year but the righty recorded a pair of perfect outings in the series against Eastern Kentucky.
Tennessee is led by Jay Charleston (.300 batting average, three home runs and 18 RBIs), Andre Lipcius (.294 batting average, three home runs and 25 RBIs), Benito Santiago (.293 batting average, four home runs and 16 RBIs) and Justin Ammons (.293 batting average, two home runs and 16 RBIs).
The Volunteers will turn to Sean Hunley (5-0, 1.85 ERA) for the start on Tuesday with Wednesday’s starter to be determined. Hunley has rung up 26 batters in 39.0 innings pitched on the year while also adding a complete game to his repertoire under first-year head coach Tony Vitello.