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Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

No. 11 Lady Vols make it six straight

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Tennessee Athletics
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No. 11 Lady Vols shut out UC Davis 7-0

Cathedral City, Calif. -- No. 11 Tennessee continued its dominant start to the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a 7-0 shutout win over UC Davis on Saturday.

For the third straight game, the Lady Vols (13-1) got on the board in the first inning. After Meghan Gregg flew out to advance runners to second and third, a Chelsea Seggern single to left field scored Leach to put UT ahead, 1-0. Scarlet McSwain then hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Jenna Holcomb and give Tennessee an early two-run advantage.

In the second inning, the Lady Vols were able to load the bases with one out. With Holcomb at bat, a wild pitch scored pinch runner Brooke Langston to make it 3-0.

UT added two more runs in the third frame to give itself a commanding 5-0 edge. McSwain led things off with a single, and after advancing to third by way of a sacrifice bunt and wild pitch, scored on a CJ McClain single to left center. Aubrey Leach followed up with a single of her own which brought home Abby Lockman. An Ashley Morgan single in the fourth inning scored allowed pinch runner Treasury Poindexter to score and increase the Lady Vols lead to six.

Tennessee got to seven in the next inning with a double by freshman Amanda Ayala to bring in Seggern.

Matty Moss improved to 7-1 on the season with the credited win. Moss went three innings with two strikeouts, while Caylan Arnold struck out six in four innings of relief.

Lady Vols Make It Six Straight with 9-3 Win Over Oregon State

No. 11 Tennessee defeated Oregon State 9-3 on Friday to wrap up the second day of the Mary Nutter Classic.

The Lady Vols improved to 14-1 on the season and 4-0 in the tournament.

CJ McClain led Tennessee with three hits, while Jenna Holcomb and Meghan Gregg each added two hits. Gregg also drove in a team-high three runs and scored twice.

Caylan Arnold pitched three innings of relief to pick up her fifth win of the season.

Gregg got the Lady Vols on the board in the top of the first, blasting a three-run home run to right center after Aubrey Leach and Holcomb led off the game with singles to give Tennessee a 3-0 lead. It was Gregg's fifth home run of the season.

Oregon State scored twice in the bottom of the frame to cut the lead to 3-2, but Tennessee pushed across three more runs in the top of the fifth.

Gregg led off the frame by reaching on an error and advancing to third before Chelsea Seggern was hit by a pitch. Scarlet McSwain then doubled home the first run of the inning, giving the Lady Vols a 4-2 lead, before Ashley Morgan singled home another run.

McSwain later scored on an infield single to give the Lady Vols a 6-2 lead.

Oregon State responded by loading the bases in the bottom of the frame, but a strikeout and a double play ended the threat.

Tennessee put up another three-spot in the top of the sixth. Seggern got the scoring with an RBI single up the middle, before an Abby Lockman double with the bases loaded brought home two more runs and gave the Lady Vols a 9-2 lead.

Oregon State tacked on a run in the bottom of the seventh on a McKenna Arriola leadoff homer, but Tennessee held on for the win.

Arnold struck out six in her three innings of work. Matty Moss pitched the last three frames, striking out three and only giving up two hits.

Tennessee will wrap up the Mary Nutter Classic on Saturday against No. 5/2 Oregon and Northwestern.