Tony Vitello recaps Vols’ 24-1 win against Illinois

No. 8 Tennessee (15-1) defeated Illinois (5-8), 24-1, on Saturday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Rankings reflect the USA TODAY Sports baseball coaches poll.

Tennessee totaled 20 hits on Saturday, including home runs by Dalton Bargo, Blake Burke, Reese Chapman, Dylan Dreiling and Christian Moore.

13 different Tennessee players recorded a hit, while the Vols also totaled four two-out RBIs.

Drew Beam (3-0) started for Tennessee and pitched five innings, recording five strikeouts. He totaled 65 pitches, including 44 strikes, against 20 batters.

Following the Vols’ series win against Illinois on Saturday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium, seventh-year head coach Tony Vitello met with media. Vitello’s postgame press conference can be watched below.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire