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#1 Vols claim fifth SEC regular season title with sweep of #23 Gamecocks

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South Carolina
SOUTH CAROLINA

33-21, 13-17 SEC

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Winner

Tennessee
Utah

46-10, 22-8 SEC


South Carolina
SOUTH CAROLINA

33-21, 13-17 SEC

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Tennessee
Utah

46-10, 22-8 SEC

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South Carolina
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Tennessee
Utah
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W.: Sechrist, Zander (2-1)
l: Mateo Becker (5-3)
Yes: Combs, Aaron (4)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 1/1 Tennessee completed a series sweep of No. 23/24 South Carolina and clinched its fifth Southeastern Conference regular-season title with a 4-1 victory Saturday afternoon against a sold out crowd at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The 22 of the volunteersNorth Dakota The league win combined with a Kentucky loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday secured the No. 1 overall seed for the Big Orange in next week’s SEC Tournament.

Zander Sechrist He was dominant on the mound for UT, pitching six scoreless innings to earn his second win of the year. The senior left-hander scattered four hits and did not allow a walk while he struck out four batters on the day.

Tears of Kavares He led the Vols offensively, going 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the fourth inning to open the scoring. Dalton Bargo He also had a pair of hits and scored a run from the designated hitter spot.

Tennessee’s three-run fifth inning ended up being the difference in the game as Blake Burke, Billy Amick and Dylan Dreiling recorded three consecutive RBI singles to extend the lead to 4-0.

Nate Snead He replaced Sechrist to start the seventh and was solid in 1.1 innings of action despite allowing one run and two hits. Aaron Peines He entered with one out and two on base in the eighth inning and retired the final five batters of the game to secure his fourth save of the year.

Talmadge LeCroy went 2-for-3 and drove in the game’s only run for the Gamecocks, who fell to 33-21 overall and 13-17 in the SEC.

GAME STATISTICS: Tennessee has now claimed at least a share of the regular-season SEC Championship in two of the last three seasons (2022, 2024) and at least a share of the SEC East Division title in three of the last four years (2021, 2022, 2024).

The Vols now have nine total SEC titles, five regular season titles and four SEC tournament crowns. Before being a head coach Tony VitelloDuring his tenure, UT’s last SEC title came in 1995, when it won its second consecutive conference championship after posting a 22-8 league record.

UNTIL NEXT TIME: The Vols (45-10, 22-8 SEC) earned a bye to the double-elimination portion of the SEC Tournament and are scheduled to play their first game in Hoover at 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday afternoon against an opponent which is being determined.

Tickets for this year’s SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama can be purchased HERE.