KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- No. 15/ Tennessee defeated Delaware, 10-2, on Sunday to improve to 18-2 on the season and finish 5-0 in the Tennessee Invitational at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.
UT's freshman third baseman Chelsea Seggern led the Vols with a 3-for-3 performance and two RBIs. The Texas native excelled in the tournament with nine hits, seven RBIs, and three runs in her 15 at-bats over the weekend.
The Big Orange came alive in the third inning with hits from Brooke Vines, Abby Lockman, Seggern and Haley Bearden. An error by the Delaware center fielder allowed Vines to score to and tie the game at two. The Vols regained the lead with an infield RBI single from Lockman and extended their advantage to 5-2 after a two-run single by Bearden.
Vols' pitcher Matty Moss threw 2.1 innings, allowing only one hit and no runs to get the win and improve to 10-0 on the year. Sophomore Kelsey Morrison started the game for UT and allowed two runs on three hits over 2.2 innings.
The Volunteers opened the scoring in the first inning when Seggern hit a single that allowed Aubrey Leach to cross home plate and spot UT an early 1-0 lead.
Delaware (2-12) answered with a home run by Devon Steiner to tie the ballgame in the top of the second inning and took a 2-1 lead in the third on an RBI groundout by Mariah Kondravy.
Seggern recorded her third hit and drove in her second run of the game to extend the score to 6-2 in the fourth inning.
Tennessee put the game out of reach for the Blue Hens in the fifth inning when Bearden drilled the ball down the left-field line for a leadoff double. Gregg singled through the right side, bringing home CJ McClain and Tianna Batts later in the inning to make it 8-2 before Taylor Rowland singled through the left side to send the run rule into effect and end the game early.
Leanna Gearhart led Delaware with a 2-for-3 performance while Kondravy and Steiner drove in the Blue Hens' two runs.
SEGGERN'S BIG WEEKEND: Chelsea Seggern went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. In the Tennessee Invitational, she batted .600 for the tournament with seven RBIs and three doubles.
TENNESSEE TOPPLES COMPETITION: The Volunteers outscored their opponents in this weekend's tournament by a 33-7 margin. They went undefeated in the tournament as well going 5-0 to improve to 18-2 overall this season.
UP NEXT: The Vols are back in action tomorrow evening when they welcome Campbell to Lee Stadium. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m. ET.