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Tony Vitello previews Tennessee-Kentucky baseball series

No. 20 Tennessee (33-16, 12-12 SEC) will host No. 16 Kentucky (34-13, 14-10 SEC), Friday-Sunday, at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Rankings reflect the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.

Friday’s series opener between the Vols and Wildcats is slated for 6:30 p.m. EDT (SEC Network+), while game No. 2 will take place at noon EDT on Saturday (SEC Network).

Sunday’s series finale is slated for 1 p.m. EDT (SEC Network+).

Tennessee enters the Kentucky series projected to play in the Winston-Salem Regional of the NCAA Tournament, hosted by Wake Forest.

Wake Forest and Tennessee played an 18-inning fall exhibition on Oct. 9, 2022 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. After 18 innings, Tennessee led 13-9.

Kentucky is projected to host the Lexington Regional.

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Ahead of the Tennessee-Kentucky series, sixth-year Vols’ head coach Tony Vitello met with media. Vitello’s series preview can be watched below.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire