The Tennessee softball team was down 3-1 in the top of the fourth inning on Monday against Alabama when lightning struck and the game was later canceled. 

A loss would have broken their 18-game winning streak. But what could have been, we'll never know.

The Vols escaped the series against the Crimson Tide with their winning streak still in tact. 

They currently hold the nation's longest winning streak, but this is hardly the program's longest. Back in 2007, they won 26 straight. With nine games remaining in the regular season, they have the chance to make history with 27 if they win out. 

Although that's impressive, the team isn't even thinking about it. 
"Honestly we have never addressed the win streak with out team," said co-head coach Ralph Weekly. "And that's because we know every game coming up in the future is a game that could end that win streak real quick."
Weekly has a different message for the team.

"This is a cliché, but it's true," said Weekly. "I tell our team, if i tell you you have to win this game you probably won't play as well. I tell you you have to play against your own best self. That's my message to them. If they go out and play against their own best self they're going to be successful."

The Vols are in Baton Rouge this weekend taking on No. 16 LSU in a three-game series. followed by Florida at home and Texas A&M in College Station.