A Megan Geer grand slam helped lift Tennessee over No.1 Florida on Sunday for the team's first and only win of the series.
Tennessee lost the first two games of the series without putting a single run on the board, being outscored 14-0. There was some concern at the beginning that would be the theme for the series finale, Matty Moss struggled out of the gate as the starter, giving up a solo home run in the second inning.
Caylan Arnold would come in to replace her and absolutely tear it up. In 16 at bats, Arnold had five strikeouts and only gave up one hit.
Arnold would hold open the door for Tennessee, could the Vols take advantage and pull off the comeback? It would all come down to the fifth inning. The Vols had two outs, with no one on base. In came pinch hitter Tianna Batts. Her single, followed by a CJ McClain single put Tennessee in scoring position. An Aubrey Leach walk loaded the bases. Megan Geer would take care of the rest.
A grand slam over the left field wall for the senior on senior weekend.
"We had come up with a simple goal for me," said Geer after the game, "and trying to stick to that goal and not get too excited with the bases loaded in a clutch situation and I guess I did a good job."
CJ McClain would add an insurance run in the sixth inning, and Matty Moss would come back in to close the game. Vols go on to win, final score, 5-1.
"When you get beat 6-0, 9-0," said co-head coach Ralph Weekly, "and then you can turn right around and beat the number one team in the country, you've done something, so I'm proud of them."
Tennessee will travel to College Station for the team's final series of the regular season against No.5 Texas A&M.
On May 10-13, Tennessee will host the SEC Tournament at Sherri Parker Lee Softball Stadium.
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