Sports Recap- Tempers Flare in Omaha

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College Baseball:

Tennessee Volunteers – Loss 8-4

The Tennessee Volunteers made a valiant effort in their game yesterday but came up short. The season came to a close as they lost to Texas 8-4 yesterday afternoon. The Vols took the lead first by scoring 2 in the second inning. However, Texas stormed back in the bottom of the inning with 3 runs to snatch the lead from the Vols. Tennessee tied things back up in the 4th inning with a pair of RBI singles. Texas got the runs right back though in the bottom half of the inning. Also, in the bottom half of the 4th inning, Tennessee’s assistant coach was ejected from the game after a heated exchange with umpires. After the ejection, Texas scored 2 runs on a controversial play at the plate. The Longhorns tacked on 1 more in the inning to make it 3 runs and a 3-run lead. Every time it looked like Tennessee would pull back into the game, Texas responded with runs to secure their lead. The Vols’ incredible season came to an end.

 

Nashville Sounds: Win 6-3

          The Nashville Sounds jumped out to an early 4-0 lead as they plated 4 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Lopes homered and Westbrook hit an RBI single to get the early lead. The Sounds held off a late push against the Knights as the Knights scored in both the eighth and ninth innings. The Sounds held the Knights to 3 runs on 5 hits and escaped with the win 6-3.

 

Atlanta Braves: Win 3-0

          The Atlanta Braves held off the NY Mets as they faced off against one another this past Tuesday. The Braves ended up striking on a Dansby Swanson home run. It scored all 3 runs of the day. On the mound, Charlie Morton earned his 100th career victory as he struck out 11 batters in seven innings pitched.

 

In other Braves’ news, the team placed pitcher Max Fried on the 10-day IL list.

 

Cincinnati Reds: Win 10-7

          The Reds came down to the wire against the Minnesota Twins yesterday. The Reds held the lead until a disastrous 8th inning. Cincinnati let up 5 runs in the bottom half of the 8th and the game was knotted up at 7 apiece. Then, in the 9th inning, Tyler Naquin stepped into the batter’s box. He smacked a 3-run home run to retake the lead for the Reds. Naquin finished the day going 4-4 with 3 RBIs. The Reds held on for the win in the bottom of the 9th as Amir Garett picked up the save.

 

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