BSB PREVIEW: #1 Vols Set to Wrestle Bruins in Final Midweek Game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 1/1 Tennessee host Belmont on Tuesday evening at Lindsey Nelson Stadium to kick off the final week of the regular season. First pitch against the Bruins is slated for 5 p.m.

The Big Orange are coming off their eighth straight weekend series victory after taking two of three games at No. 25 Vanderbilt in Nashville.

The Vols will honor their outgoing seniors on Tuesday during a pregame ceremony starting at 4:35 p.m.


Limited single-game tickets for Tuesday’s game can be purchased through

Single-game tickets for all games can also be purchased through Ticketmaster, the exclusive resale marketplace for Tennessee Athletics, by clicking HERE.

In order to keep Lindsey Nelson Stadium as full as possible, we are encouraging season ticket holders who are unable to use their tickets for a game(s) to transfer your tickets to other Vol fans (Instructions HERE).

If you’re a season ticket holder and can’t make it to a baseball game this season, you also now have the option to donate your tickets. Your tickets will be donated back to Tennessee Athletics and will be distributed to the military and/or local charities in the Knoxville area.

All ticket donations will be accepted until 5 PM the business day before a game. After donating your tickets a gift receipt equal to the ticket value will be emailed to you. You may save that receipt for your tax records. 


As we prepare for the next phase in renovations, please pardon our progress… and our dust. Once completed, Lindsey Nelson Stadium will offer fans an unrivaled experience and be among the nation’s finest college baseball venues. We appreciate your support and patience when you enter Lindsey Nelson Stadium this season. Please be advised changes may occur from game to game.


Tuesday’s game will be streamed live on SEC Network+ and the ESPN app as Myan Patel (PxP) and Caylan Arnold (analyst) will be on the call.

Fans can also listen to John Wilkerson and Vine Ferrara call the action on the Vol Network (FM 99.1/AM 990). A free audio stream will also be available on, the Tennessee Athletics App and the Varsity App.  


Overall: Vols lead, 14-4

in Knoxville: Vols lead, 13-4

in Nashville: Vols lead, 1-0

at Neutral Sites: N/A

Last Meeting: W, 9-5 (8 Inn.) in Knoxville on May 16, 2023

For the fourth straight season, UT hosts Belmont to cap its midweek slate. The Vols have won each of those previous three contests and nine in a row overall in the series dating back to 2015.


Another Weekend Series Win
The Vols continue to take care of business on the weekends as they posted their eighth straight SEC series win last week by toppling No. 25 Vanderbilt in Nashville, winning each of the first two games before dropping the series finale on Sunday, which ended a nine-game winning streak against the Commodores.

Tennessee is the only Power conference team that has won eight consecutive weekend series and sits one game behind Kentucky for first place in the SEC standings entering the final week of conference play.

Tennessee Remains On Top

After going 3-1 overall last week, including a road series win against the Commodores, the Vols held steady atop all five of the major college baseball polls as the nation’s unanimous No. 1-ranked team. This week marks the 14th in program history that Tennessee has been ranked No. 1 in at least one poll and the 12th in which they’ve been the unanimous top-ranked team.

Return to Rocky Top

After spending the last two weekends on the road, the Vols return to Knoxville to host four home games this week, starting with Tuesday’s in-state battle against the Bruins. UT is 17-4 against fellow Volunteer State schools since the start of the 2022 season.

The Big Orange are 31-3 at home this year with five series sweeps, marking the program’s fourth consecutive season with 30 or more home victories. Tennessee’s 31 home victories this season are the third most in the country entering play this week while their .912 winning percentage at home ranks sixth nationally.


Belmont Bruins (24-27, 11-13 MVC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Jarvis (27th season)
  • 2023 Record: 27-33 (10-17 MVC)
  • 2023 Postseason: N/A
  • 2024 MVC Preseason Poll: 6th
  • Preseason All-Conference Selections (0)
  • Stat Leaders:

    • Batting Avg: Mason Landers (.333)
    • Runs: Mason Landers (46)
    • Hits: Mason Landers (67)
    • Home Runs: Mason Landers (18)
    • RBI: Brodey Heaton (57)
    • Stolen Bases: Sam Slaughter (17)
    • Wins: Cade Granzow / Joe Ruzicka (4)
    • Saves: Hank Liss (3)
    • ERA (min. 20 IP): Hank Liss (4.58)
    • WHIP (min. 20 IP): Bill Duby (1.28)
    • Innings Pitched: Joe Ruzicka (66.0)
    • Strikeouts: Will Pryor (59)


The Vols wrap up their regular season slate against No. 23/24 South Carolina this Thursday through Saturday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. All three games will be streamed online via SEC Network+ and the ESPN app.

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