NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — After ending the program’s long NCAA Tournament drought in 2019, Tennessee baseball was looking for even bigger things in 2020. Even in a season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vols accomplished some historic things that we honor in this Curtain Call.
Tennessee won its first 13 games of the season, trailing only last year’s 15-0 mark as the best start in school history. The Vols climbed to no. 11 in the national rankings while posting a 14-2 overall record. It was the highest ranking the program had held since 2007.
This version of the Vols did it with offense. Led by Alrick Soularie's five home runs. they led the nation in total runs, and ranked second in home runs, slugging percentage, walks and on-base percentage through the first month and change of the season.
The pitching staff was doing its job on the mound as well as they turned their attention towards the start of SEC play when the season was canceled.
This year may have been cut short, but the future is definitely bright on Rocky Top for Tony Vitello's Vols.