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Vols' Morrison has career night in shutout win

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Kelsey Morrison had a career night in No. 19 Tennessee's 6-0 win over Liberty in Game 2 of a doubleheader Tuesday night at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.

Morrison got the start for the Vols and threw her first-career complete-game shutout to earn her first-career win. She recorded a career-high six strikeouts and only gave up two hits. She also set a career high with seven innings pitched.

The Volunteers didn't wait long to strike first using an Aubrey Leach walk and a double from Meghan Gregg to push across the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning. Tennessee plated another run in the inning when Brooke Vines hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score Gregg and give UT a 2-0 lead.

Tennessee (28-5) added another run in the third when Gregg singled to left, picking up her second RBI of the game. Tonight marked the 13th time this season Gregg has driven in multiple RBIs in a game.

The Big Orange struck for three more runs in the fifth inning as Vines picked up her second and third RBIs of the night when she singled down the right-field line with the bases loaded. Vines has now driven in two or more runs in six of the last seven games to increase her RBI total to 34 this season.

Liberty (18-15) struggled offensively in Game 2, scratching out only two hits coming from Jaclyn Amader and Jasmeen Click. The Big Orange roughed up Flames' starting pitcher Chase Cassady, tagging her for seven hits and five runs on the night.

HOLCOMB HAS BIG DAY IN DOUBLEHEADER: In Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader, Jenna Holcomb went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. In Game 2, she added two more hits and two more runs to give her four hits and four runs scored on the day. Holcomb also had a stolen base in Game 1 and a double in Game 2.

GREGG'S TWO'S IN GAME 2: Meghan Gregg went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored in Game 2 of Tennessee's doubleheader against Liberty. With three RBIs on the day, Gregg retook the national lead for RBIs with 46.

UP NEXT: Tennessee has an SEC off weekend and will host ACC foe NC State for a three-game series this weekend from March 31 -- April 2. Listen live as Brian Rice calls the action on Sports Radio WNML (99.1 FM | 990 AM) and