Tennessee baseball is on the good side of the Clemson Regional and trying to stay there.
The No. 2 seed Vols (39-19) face No. 1-seeded Clemson (44-17) on Saturday (6 p.m., ESPN2) in the winners bracket of the NCAA Tournament regional.
Tennessee dispatched No. 3-seeded Charlotte 8-1 on Friday night after Clemson topped No. 4 seed Lipscomb 12-5 in the opener.
Clemson is the No. 4 national seed. The winner will advance to Sunday without a blemish, while the loser will play earlier Sunday in a win-or-go-home game.
Tennessee has reached the super regional in each of the past two seasons.
Tennessee baseball score updates vs. Clemson in Clemson regional, NCAA Tournament
Clemson 14th: Will Taylor walks, steals second on a questionable strike 3 that sat Caden Grice down, and remains on third as Jack Crighton ends the game on a pop up.
FINAL: Tennessee 6, Clemson 5
Tennessee 14th: Hunter Ensley finally gets in on the fun with a go-ahead RBI double that scores Maui Ahuna.
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Clemson 13th: 1-2-3 inning for the Tigers. Cam Cannarella was apparently ejected in between innings for some jawing with Vol players.
Tennessee 13th: Vols load the bases with a single, walk and IBB. But Christian Scott grounds into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.
Clemson 12th: Tigers also can do nothing in the 12th. Still 5-5. To the 13th.
Tennessee 12th: Vols go down 1-2-3.
Clemson 11th: Chase Burns is done with two on and two out and Caden Grice batting. Burns allowed a run on six hits in 6.1 innings. He got to 99 pitches, so he's done for the weekend.
Seth Halvorsen comes in and strikes out Grice. 5-5, to the 12th.
Tennessee 11th: A Christian Moore double, a sacrifice and a walk has runners on the corners with one out for the Vols. Reed Garris now in at pitcher after Jackson Lindley started the inning.
A diving tag of first base by Caden Grice, who remains in the game at first, gets Clemson out of the inning.
Clemson 10th: Tigers load the bases with a single, walk and HBP. Burns strikes out Blake Wright and then gets a GIDP to end the inning. Wow.
The call was originally safe at first for Ben Blackwell, but it was overturned via review. To the 11th.
Tennessee 10th: A leadoff single but nothing else in the Vols' 10th. Will Chase Burns continue on the mound?
Clemson 9th: Blake Wright leads off with a double that Christian Scott nearly got to near the wall. Two batters later, Cannarella doubles and scores Wright with two out. Wow. Tennessee 5, Clemson 5.
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Tennessee 9th: Caden Grice back out for the 9th inning. He's at 98 pitches.
Christian Moore singles with two out. Blake Burke singles through the right side as well, and here comes Zane Denton.
Denton smashes a 3-run home run to left field. Wow. Tennessee 5, Clemson 4.
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Clemson 8th: The Tigers again waste a baserunner with an aggressive play. Riley Bertram is thrown out trying to leg out a double. If Tennessee comes back in the 9th, remember all the baserunning outs.
Tennessee 8th: An 8-pitch inning for Grice leaves the door open for him to return in the 9th.
Clemson 7th: Cannarella leads off with a double off the first base bag, but is thrown out a couple batters later while trying to steal third base. Tigers baserunning has not been good.
Tennessee 7th: Zane Denton hits a solo home run just over Cam Cannarella's leap at the wall in center. Clemson 4, Tennessee 2.
Clemson 6th: 1-2-3 inning for Chase Burns, who looked in command.
Tennessee 6th: Griffin Merritt hits into a 5-4-3 double play to end the inning.
Clemson 5th: Cam Cannarella 3-run home run breaks this game open for the Tigers. First extra-base hit allowed by Dollander today. Clemson 3, Tennessee 1.
Will Taylor nearly crushes the left field fence with a long single. Clemson starting to get some barrels on Dollander pitches.
Dollander is done after 4.1 innings and 91 pitches. Here comes Chase Burns. Interesting decision to bring in the former starter.
Burns' first pitch results in a RBI double by Caden Grice. Clemson 4, Tennessee 1.
Tennessee 5th: This has been quite the pitching duel. Caden Grice has eight strikeouts through 5 innings, but Moore's solo HR is standing up so far.
Clemson 4th: Chase Dollander has been very good today, keeping Clemson off balance.
Tennessee 4th: The Vols are on the board with a Christian Moore solo home run to left. Tennessee 1, Clemson 0.
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Clemson 3rd: Dollander walks the No. 9 hitter but works a clean inning otherwise.
Tennessee 3rd: Christian Scott draws a leadoff walk and is bunted over to second base. But Ahuna and Ensley strike out to end the inning.
Clemson 2nd: The Vols defense shines again, with Burke throwing out Billy Amick at home to end the inning. Clemson's aggressiveness bites them.
Tennessee 2nd: Blake Burke singles, but nothing else in the Vols' 2nd.
Clemson 1st: Cooper Ingle singles, then is thrown out trying to steal second base. It's reviewed, and the call stands.
Tennessee 1st: Caden Grice strikes out the side. Here comes Chase Dollander.
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