Vols defeat Alabama to even series

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No. 1 Tennessee snapped its two-game losing streak with a 9-2 Southeastern Conference victory over Alabama Saturday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Tennessee (32-3, 13-1 SEC) defeated the Crimson Tide (24-12, 8-6) without head coach Tony Vitello and pitching coach Frank Anderson. They were ejected from the contest.

UT starting pitcher Chase Dollander also left early as he was hit by a line drive in the opening frame.

The Vols opened a 2-0 lead in the first inning as Jordan Beck hit the first of his two home runs in the game.

Camden Sewell pitched 4.1 innings and recorded his fourth win of the season. Sewell (4-1) surrendered two runs and five hits, while striking out two.

Mark McLaughlin, Kirby Connell and Redmond Walsh also appeared in relief for the Volunteers, who took advantage of three Alabama errors, scoring three runs off the Crimson Tide’s defensive miscues.

Beck and Luc Lipcius both had solo home runs in the sixth inning. Jorel Ortega had two hits, including a triple, and scored two runs.

Christian Moore added an RBI single for the Vols.

Alabama’s Zane Denton hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.