On Sunday afternoon at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla., the #9 Tennessee Lady Vol softball team (10-3) got another complete-game shutout effort from sophomore pitcher Ellen Renfroe and a three-run home run by junior second baseman Lauren Gibson in recording a 5-0 victory over Massachusetts.
Tennessee raced out to a four-run lead in the first inning and kept the pressure on offensively all game while four Volunteer pitchers combined on a two-hitter to clinch the series sweep over Seton Hall with a 10-2 victory on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
After drawing a one-out walk in the bottom of the 11th inning, senior Chris Pierce took advantage of three consecutive wild pitches to score the game-winning run as Tennessee defeated Seton Hall, 3-2, to claim its sixth straight victory to open the 2012 season on Saturday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano became the first coach in the 103-year history of the UT program to start his Volunteer managerial career with five straight wins as the Big Orange remained perfect on the season with a series-opening, 9-2 victory over Seton Hall at Lindsey Nelson Stadium on Friday night.
Arkansas handed the No. 10/9 Lady Vols a tough 72-71 defeat in overtime on Thursday night. It was the Razorbacks' first-ever win in Knoxville and just their second win ever against the Lady Vols in 25 meetings.