Vols ride momentum of Texas A&M sweep with midweek win

No. 9 Tennessee blanks UNC Asheville 5-0 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium
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Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 10:37 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 28, 2023 at 10:55 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - No. 9 Tennessee took down UNC Asheville to record its 20th win of the year with a 5-0 victory over the Bulldogs on Tuesday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The Volunteers’ pitching staff was downright dominant in the win, holding UNCA to a single hit to record their seventh shutout of the season and third straight midweek blanking.

The Vols (20-6, 3-3 SEC) used nine different pitchers to get the job done. Junior lefty Zander Sechrist got his usual midweek start and pitched 1.2 shutout frames with a pair of strikeouts to get things rolling.

Maui Ahuna led the way at the plate on what was a somewhat quiet day for the offense. The junior shortstop went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored from the leadoff spot.

Blake Burke and Christian Scott both hit solo home runs, as well.

With the win, Tennessee capped its five-game homestand with a perfect 5-0 record and carries that win streak into a top-10 series at top-ranked LSU this Thursday-Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.