A two-run homer off the bat of Lexi Overstreet and seven shutout innings from Ellen Renfroe propel Tennessee on to the Norman Super Regional.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (School release) -- Sophomore Lexi Overstreet powered the No. 10 seed Lady Vols (45-10) to a 2-0 victory over Lipscomb (41-15) on Saturday afternoon in the Knoxville Regional. UT advances to the NCAA Super Regionals for the seventh time in program history and third straight season.
After five scoreless innings, sophomore Haley Tobler led off with a hit to left center to snag a single. Overstreet followed up with a two-run homer, putting UT on the board. It marked Overstreet's eighth homerun this season.
Senior Ellen Renfroe (29-6) earned the win, allowing only three hits, while striking out 10 Lipscomb batters in 7.0 innings pitched. It marked her 11th shutout this year. Ashley Anderson (20-8) takes the loss for the Bison, allowing five hits, two earned runs and retiring nine UT batters in 7.0 innings pitched.
The Lady Vols head to Norman, Okla., for the NCAA Super Regionals held May 22-25.