Lady Vol softball blows out Bradley and Virginia on Sunday

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Junior Caylan Arnold pitched a complete-game shutout to give No. 7/8 Tennessee an 8-0 win over Bradley at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium in the Lady Vols' second Sunday game of the Tennessee Classic.

Arnold improved to 4-1 on the season while recording five strikeouts and giving up just one hit in six innings pitched. Ashley Morgan provided a spark at the plate for Tennessee (11-2), going 2-for-3 with a 3-run homer. Between the two games on Sunday, she had four hits, five RBIs and three runs scored.

After a quiet first inning from both teams, the Lady Vols got things going in the second with a pair of runners. A throwing error allowed Kaili Phillips to reach base and advance to second. Gracie Osbron then singled down the left field line to move Phillips to third. One batter later, Haley Bearden hit an RBI single up the middle for the first score of the game and allowed Treasuary Poindexter, who pinch ran for Osbron, to go to third. On the next at-bat, Bradley (5-7) bit on a double-steal attempt that allowed Poindexter to score and make it 2-0.

Tennessee's bats were hot in the third frame, recording three extra-base hits and three runs. Morgan made it a 5-0 game with a 3-run blast over right field for her first home run of the season, bringing in Aubrey Leach and Chelsea Seggern.

Bearden kicked things off in the fourth inning with a single to right field that went under the fielder's glove and rolled to the wall, allowing the senior to advance all the way to third. Three batters later, Bearden came home after Amanda Ayala hit a sacrifice fly to deep left field.

Morgan struck again in the fifth, hitting a single to center field which allowed Tennessee to bring Tianna Batts in to pinch run. A fielding error let her move to third on a ground ball. Phillips then grounded out to the pitcher, but Batts' speed didn't give the Braves an option to go home for the tag out, giving UT a 7-0 advantage.

The Lady Vols brought in another run in the sixth frame to run-rule Bradley. Bearden was hit by a pinch to begin the inning and moved to second on a single by Jenna Holcomb. Seggern then knocked one through the right side to score Bearden and end the game.

TENNESSEE CLASSIC: The Lady Vols are now 51-6 all time in Tennessee Classic games, dating back to the program's inaugural season in 1996.

UP NEXT: The Lady Vols will wrap up the Tennessee Classic Monday with a doubleheader against Virginia at 2 p.m. and Louisville at 4:30 p.m. Both games will be streamed via a live radio broadcast on UTSports.com. The Virginia matchup will be aired on SECN+/WatchESPN App.