OMAHA, Neb. — The stage is set. Tennessee baseball starts its chase for the national crown Sunday at 2 p.m. ET as the Vols face Virginia in the opening round of the College World Series.
The game will be aired on ESPN2. Tom Hart (play-by-play), VFL Chris Burke (analyst) and Ben McDonald (analyst) have the call.
Former WBIR 10Sports Reporter Kris Budden is also on the call as a reporter.
Tennessee enters the game with a 50-16 record. This is only the third time in program history that UT has totaled 50 wins in a season and the first time since 1995.
Most recently, the Vols beat LSU 15-6 on June 13 to win the NCAA Tournament Knoxville Super Regional. UT totaled six home runs in the game, with five players hitting a home run.
Virginia sits at 35-25 overall. The Cavaliers beat Dallas Baptist 5-2 to win the NCAA Tournament Columbia Super Regional.
Junior right-handed pitcher Chad Dallas will start on the mound for Tennessee.
The Vols stranded eight runners, en route to a 6-0 loss to Virginia in the College World Series. This is Tennessee's third shutout loss of the season.
Virginia pitcher Andrew Abbott held Tennessee's offense in check with 10 strikeouts over six innings. He only allowed five hits. Matt Wyatt came in relief, holding Tennessee to one hit in the final three innings.
Tennessee lost to Virginia 6-0.