Vols take game one in top ten matchup with Florida

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The No. 7 Tennessee baseball team continues to impress, topping No. 10 Florida (Baseball America) in game one of the series 6-4 on Friday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Evan Russell had another big night, finishing 3 for 4 with a homerun and three RBI’s.

“I think there is unwavering confidence there,” said Vols coach Tony Vitello. “Evan’s the guy the coaching staff and his teammates want on the bus; the guy wears the Vol colors on his sleeve as much as anyone.”

Starting pitcher Chad Dallas improved to 5-0 on the season, going seven innings giving up just three earned runs while striking out 11.

The Vols improved to 26-5 on the season.

Game two is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network. The series finale is 1 p.m. Sunday.

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