Updates, Score, Game Notes: No. 1 Tennessee vs. Florida Series Finale – Sports Illustrated

The No. 1 Tennessee BaseVols (36-3, 16-1 SEC) are set to take on Florida (23-16, 6-11 SEC) in Gainesville for the series finale at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday. SECN+ has the stream. 
The Vols are looking for a series sweep on Sunday, as UT won the first two games 8-2 and 3-0 powered by terrific pitching from Chase Burns, Blade Tidwell and Camden Sewell across the two games. 
Tennessee head coach Tony Vitello will make his return to the Vols dugout for the series finale, as his four-game suspension for bumping an umpire last Saturday has been served.
If Tennessee sweeps Florida, they will set SEC history with the best start to SEC play with a 17-1 record. The Vols will also set a program record with a win by recording their eighth series sweep. The 2022 Volunteers are tied with the 1994 Vols at seven series sweeps. 
The Vols have started SEC play 16-1, tying the best start in conference history with the 1951 Vols. No team has started conference play 17-1. 
Tennessee's starting lineup in the series finale against the Gators is below: 
Lineup notes: 
-Christian Moore starts at DH and Christian Scott starts at LF, as Jared Dickey was bothered by his foot against Florida on Saturday. 
-Jorel Ortega has stayed in the No. 2 spot all weekend. 
Pitching matchup: Vols RHP Drew Beam (8-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. Gators RHP Brandon Neely (1-0, 4.30 ERA)
The section below will be continuously updated with updates and the score from Tennessee's series finale against Florida. 
UPDATE THREAD
1st Inning: 
T1
-Christian Scott strikes out swinging. Reached for it. 
-Jorel Ortega flies out to RF. 
-Jordan Beck flies out to LF. 
B1
-Halter flies out to LF. 
-Jud Fabian is walked. Beam's first walked batter of SEC play. 
-Sterlin Thompson singles up the middle. Fabian advances to second. 
-Thompson steals second, Fabian steals third. Beam facing his first adversity of the game early. 
-Langford is walked. Bases loaded. 
-Riopelle is plunked. Fabian scores. 
-Calilao sac flies out to RF as Thompson scores. 
-Rivera lines out to end the inning. 
Score: Vols 0, Gators 2
2nd Inning: 
T2
-Drew Gilbert strikes out looking on a full count. 
-Trey Lipscomb strikes out swinging. 
-Luc Lipcius strikes out looking. 
B2
-Caglianone strikes out looking. 
-Deric Fabian singles to left center. 
-Halter flies out to CF. 
-Jud Fabian flies out to CF. 
Score: Vols 0, Gators 2
3rd Inning: 
T3
-Evan Russell flies out to RF. 
-Christian Moore is walked. 
-Moore advances to second on a balk. 
-Cortland Lawson strikes out swinging. 
-Christian Scott is plunked on the first pitch of the AB. 
-Jorel Ortega strikes out swinging to leave the pair stranded. 
B3
-Sterlin Thompson flies out to right center. 
-Wyatt Langford singles to 3B, advances to second on a throwing error from Lipscomb. 
-Riopelle grounds out to 2B, Langford advances to third. 
-Calilao flies out to end the inning. 
Score: Vols 0, Gators 2
4th Inning: 
T4
-Jordan Beck lines out to RF. 
-Drew Gilbert strikes out swinging. 
-Trey Lipscomb grounds out to SS. 
B4
-Rivera flies out to CF. 
-Caglianone homers over the center field wall. A missile to give the Gators a 3-0 lead.
-Deric Fabian grounds out to p. 
-Halter fouls out to RF. 
Score: Vols 0, Gators 3
5th Inning: 
T5
-Luc Lipcius pops up to SS. 
-Evan Russell lines out to SS. 
-Christian Moore grounds out to end the top of the frame. Vols still struggling to find offense. 
B5
-Jud Fabian was down to an 0-2 count but ultimately draws a walk. 
**Will Mabrey to pitch for Drew Beam**
-Sterlin Thompson reaches first on a fielder's choice as Fabian is out at second. Nice work from Mabrey to work out of a 3-0 count. Call is under review to see if Thompson is safe at first. Call upheld.
-Thompson steals second.
-Wyatt Langford grounds out to SS. Thompson advances to third. 
-Riopelle strikes out swinging to end the inning. 
Score: Vols 0, Gators 3
6th Inning: 
T6
-Cortland Lawson flies out to CF. 
-Christian Scott flies out to RF. 
-Jorel Ortega flies out to shallow left field. SS makes the grab. Another quick 1-2-3 inning as Tennessee cannot get any offense going. 
B6
-Calilao grounds out to SS. 
-Rivera bunt singles down the 3B line. Goes on to advance to third via a throwing error from Lipscomb. His second of the game. 
-Caglianone sac flies out to CF and Rivera scores. 
-Deric Fabian strikes out swinging. 
Score: Vols 0, Gators 4
7th Inning: 
T7
-Jordan Beck fouls out to 1B. 
-Drew Gilbert smacks a triple to right field for the Vols' first hit of the game. 
-Trey Lipscomb lays down an RBI groundout to score Gilbert. 
-Luc Lipcius strikes out swinging. 
B7
-Halter flies out to LF. 
-Jud Fabian strikes out looking. 
-Sterlin Thompson singles up the middle on a 3-1 count.
**Mark McLaughlin to pitch for Will Mabrey**
-Thompson steals second. 
-Langford flies out to RF to end the inning. 
Score: Vols 1, Gators 4
8th Inning: 
T8
-Evan Russell is walked. 
**Blake Purnell to pitch for Neely**
-Christian Moore flies out to RF. 
-Cortland Lawson pops up to SS. 
-Scott reaches on a fielder's choice but Russell is out at second to end the top of the frame. 
B8
-Riopelle pops up to McLaughlin. 
-Calilao fouls out to McLaughlin. 
-Rivera flies out to LF. 
Score: Vols 1, Gators 4
9th Inning: 
T9
-Jorel Ortega solo homers to cut the deficit to two runs. 
-Jordan Beck strikes out swinging. 
-Drew Gilbert strikes out swinging. 
-Trey Lipscomb singles to RF. Tying run at the plate in Luc Lipcius. 
-Lipcius is walked. Runners on first and second with two outs. 
**Seth Stephenson pinch running for Lipcius**
-Evan Russell singles to left field. Bases are loaded. 
-Christian Moore cracks a two-run single. Lipscomb and Stephenson score. Russell to second. 
-Lawson hit by pitch. Bases loaded again for the Vols. 
-Christian Scott flies out to end the top of the frame. 
B9
**Redmond Walsh to pitch for Mark McLaughlin**
-Walsh plunks Caglianone. 
**Corey Robinson to pinch run for Jac Caglianone**
-Robinson steals second. 
-Deric Fabian out at first on a bunt. Robinson advances to third. 
-Halter strikes out swinging, out at catcher to 1B. 
-Jud Fabian intentionally walked. 
-Sterlin Thompson flies out to LF. Extra innings bound. 
Score: Vols 4, Gators 4
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T10
-Jorel Ortega is walked. 
-Jordan Beck grounds out to SS. Ortega advances to second. 
-Drew Gilbert intentionally walked. 
-Trey Lipscomb lines into a double play as Ortega is out as well. 
B10
-Langford flies out to RF. 
-Riopelle is walked. 
-Calilao lines out to left center. 
-Riopelle steals second. 
-Rivera intentionally walked. 
**Guscette pinch hitting for Corey Robinson**
-Guscette grounds out to p to end the inning. 
Score: Vols 4, Gators 4
T11
-Logan Steenstra flies out to CF. 
-Evan Russell singles up the middle. 
-Christian Moore leaves the yard for a two-run 💣 . Massive shot by the freshman. 
-Cortland Lawson lines out.
-Christian Scott flies out. 
B11
-Deric Fabian flies out to CF. 
-Halter strikes out looking. 
-Fabian flies out to end the game. 
Score: Vols 6, Gators 4
FINAL: Tennessee 6, Florida 4
Photo Credit: Saul Young of Knox News
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