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Tennessee takes series against Alabama with a 15-4 win in Game 3

After dropping game one, No. 1 Tennessee Baseball scored 24 runs combined in games two and three to win the series.
Credit: Tennessee Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After dropping game one of the series, and losing its first SEC game, Tennessee won the series over Alabama on Sunday with a 15-4 win.

The Vols were without their head coach, Tony Vitello, and their pitching coach, Frank Anderson. The two were suspended for today's game following Saturday's ejections.

Vitello received a four-game suspension due to making physical contact with an umpire. 

RELATED: Tony Vitello receives four-game suspension following Saturday's ejection vs. Alabama

Offensively, the Vols were fueled by senior Trey Lipscomb and redshirt sophomore Jorel Ortega. The two combined for seven hits, including three home runs, nine RBIs, and five runs scored in Sunday's game.

Lipscomb had two home runs in the game, his second multi-homer game of the season. He now has 15 home runs on the season.

As a team in the series, the Vols had eight home runs. 

Ortega finished with a career-high four hits, going 4-of-5 at the plate with one home run and three singles to go along with a personal-best four RBIs.

Freshman right-handed pitcher Drew Beam continues to be Tennessee's Sunday starter.

He struck out a career-high 10 batters in six innings pitched.

UP NEXT: Tennessee hosts Bellarmine Tuesday, April 19 for a 6:30 p.m. game at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Vols then travel to Gainesville for a series with the Florida Gators next weekend. Tony Vitello will be able to coach in Sunday's series finale.

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