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Tennessee head coach Tony Vitello discussed the Vols’ performance following the game.
“I think this regional was what it was supposed to be,” Vitello said. “It was a bunch of teams that have really good offenses.
“Today, our team was challenged to the fullest as it relates to the starting pitching we saw, and of course, we saw some other good, good arms, too, and it’ll make us better.”
The Vols will host Notre Dame in Super Regional play at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Super Regional play is a best-of-three game series with the winner advancing to the College World Series.
“We’re back to being guaranteed two games only.” Vitello said. “I think going into next week, it’ll be good for our team that they were able to do what they did tonight, and use Monday as kind of a rest day.
“Then I think we’re a better team because of the arms we saw. Then, for our pitchers, maybe there’s better offenses out there, I guess, but they were certainly pushed equally as much as the hitters.”