April 10, 2018

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin baseball squad fell to UT system rival Tennessee 9-0 this evening.

UT Martin (5-24, 2-13 OVC) was led by Billy Edwards’ two hits while Jordan Stoner, Collin Edwards and Anthony Adduci all tallied a base knock apiece. Stoner and Carson Shrode were able to work the counts and draw a walk each.

Peyton Cain (0-4) got the starting nod and tossed 4.2 innings as he allowed four earned runs. The righty fanned three Volunteers in his time on the mound. Nick Wohlbold worked for one full inning and allowed three earned runs. Konnor Aherin pitched 0.1 inning and did not allow a run in that span. Zack Denney tossed two complete innings and allowed just one earned run along the way.

Jordan Stoner led off the game by rapping a single on just the second pitch he saw, squirting the ball through the left side. He would later swipe second base to give the Skyhawks a prime scoring opportunity but fly balls would plague any chance UT Martin had at taking the early advantage.

Cain went to work early as he forced a pair of groundouts on five pitches. He would concede a two-out single but found a line out to centerfield to end the first unscathed.

Tennessee would strike for one run in the second frame to take a 1-0 lead but not before Cain sat down a pair of Volunteers on swinging strikeouts.

The Skyhawks threatened again in the third inning as Billy Edwards led the frame off with a single through the right side. A nifty pickoff move by Tennessee pitcher Sean Hunley would erase Edwards from the base paths. Stoner then worked a four-pitch walk and moved up to second on a wild pitch. He would be stranded as the bats were unable to pull through.

In the third inning, Cain worked around a leadoff single to sit down the next three batters in order on a pair of groundouts and a fly out.

The Volunteers put up eight runs over the next four innings to extend their lead out to 9-0.

UT Martin looked to get a fire started in the eighth as Adduci led off the inning with a pinch-hit single through the left side. Shrode later walked to put a pair of runners on but to no avail.

The Skyhawks return to action against Tennessee tomorrow for a nationally televised contest. Catch the action on the SEC Network as Mike Keith (play-by-play) and Todd Walker (color) will be on the call. First pitch from Robert M. Lindsay Field is scheduled for 3 p.m. CST.


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