Vols sweep Illinois for 15th consecutive win

No. 8 Tennessee (16-1) defeated Illinois (5-9), 8-3, on Sunday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

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Sunday’s win completed a three-game series sweep for Tennessee. The Vols also extended its win streak to 15 games.

Aaron Combs started and pitched three innings for Tennessee. He recorded two strikeouts and totaled 57 pitches (39 strikes).

Nate Snead (4-0) pitched six innings in relief for the Vols, earning his fourth win of the season. Snead recorded five strikeouts and totaled 89 pitches (56 strikes).

Tennessee totaled six hits against Illinois, including three home runs (Blake Burke, Hunter Ensley, Robin Villeneuve).

The Vols recorded six two-out RBIs in the series finale.

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