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Border battle set between Vols and Cats

#4 Tennessee hosts three game series with Kentucky beginning Thursday night
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Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - No. 4 Tennessee will look to continue its success in Southeastern Conference play as it hosts fellow eastern division foe Kentucky this Thursday through Saturday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The Vols have won five of their six SEC series so far after taking two of three games at Texas A&M last weekend, exploding for 20 runs in Sunday’s rubber game to clinch the series.The Wildcats are coming off a series win of their own, sweeping a Sunday doubleheader against Alabama after dropping the opener.

BROADCAST INFO

Thursday’s game will be televised on ESPNU with Clay Matvick (PxP) and Todd Walker (color) on the call. Friday and Saturday’s games will be streamed live on SEC Network+ and the ESPN app with Bob Kesling (PxP) and Charlie Puleo (color) calling the action.Fans can also listen to the official Vol Network radio call for all three games on Sports Radio WNML (FM 99.1 / AM 990), as well as UTSports.com and the UT Gameday app. John Wilkerson and Vince Ferrara will call the action.

PROJECTED STARTING PITCHERS

Game 1: RHP Chad Dallas (6-1) vs. RHP Cole Stupp (4-3)

Game 2: LHP Will Heflin (2-1) vs. TBD

Game 3: RHP Blade Tidwell (4-2) vs. RHP Zack Lee (4-3)

SERIES HISTORY

Overall: Tennessee leads, 175-151In Knoxville: Tennessee leads, 99-70In Lexington: Kentucky leads, 79-73Neutral Sites: Tennessee leads, 3-2Last Meeting: W, 8-2 (April 20, 2019)The Vols have won four straight in the series after sweeping the Wildcats in the last meeting between the two programs back in 2019. During Tony Vitello’s tenure as head coach, UT has won both of its series against Kentucky, coming away victorious in five of the six games.

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