No. 8 Tennessee defeats Texas Tech on opening day

No. 8 Tennessee (1-0) defeated No. 22 Texas Tech (0-1), 6-2, Friday in the Shriners Children’s College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers.

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Tennessee led, 2-0, after Billy Amick hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Hunter Ensley and Bradke Lohry also recorded RBIs for the Vols.

AJ Causey (1-0) pitched 4.2 innings of scoreless relief for Tennessee. He allowed two hits and recorded seven strikeouts.

AJ Russell started for the Vols and pitched 4.1 innings, allowing two earned runs, three hits and one walk. He totaled 10 strikeouts.

10,992 were in attendance at Globe Life Field.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire