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Tennessee 9, South Carolina 3

Tennessee baseball Christian Moore reacts to the program's breaking single-season home run record

Tennessee fell behind early but never looked back thanks to Christian Moore's career day as the Vols ran away from South Carolina with a 9-3 victory in Game 1 of the Southeastern Conference series.

The top-ranked Vols (44-10, 20-8) saw two home runs from Moore in a win over No. 24 South Carolina (33-19, 13-15 SEC), as the second baseman now holds the Tennessee record for home runs in a season with Taters 25 and 26 that night. Dylan Dreiling and Kavares Tears also hit home runs in the win – both with men on base.

AJ Causey (10-3) earned the win on the mound tonight after throwing 5.1 innings in relief. The sidewinder gave up two runs on six hits and eight strikeouts on 87 pitches. Ty Good (5-2) took home the loss after allowing six runs and five hits in four innings to start.

Game 2 of the final regular season series of the year is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, but first, here's how it all went down on a Thursday night.

Summary of points

Top 1: Ethan Petry sent a solo home run to left. SC 1-0
Bot 1: Christian Moore hit a home run to center. 1:1 draw

Bot 3: Christian Moore hit a home run to center field. Volumes 2-1
Bot 3: Kavares Tears unloaded for a three-run home run to left field. Volumes 5-1

Bot 4: Blake Burke doubled Cal Stark on a drive to left field. Volumes 6-1
Top 6: Cole Messina hit a home run to center field. Volumes 6-2
Bot 7: Billy Amick doubled Christian Moore from second base. Volumes 7-2
Bot 7: Dylan Dreiling drilled a two-run home run to right-center. Volumes 9-2

Top 8: Dalton Reeves RBI double hit a runner from second base. Volumes 9-3

Postgame video

The final statistics

TEnnessee Baseball's weekly schedule

Tuesday: No. 1 Tennessee 10, Belmont 0 (7 inns) | Final Statistics | How it happened | Four Takes | Vitello
Thursday: No. 1 Tennessee 9, South Carolina 3 | Final statistics
Friday: No. 1 Tennessee vs. South Carolina | 6:30 p.m. ET | SEC Network+
Saturday: No. 1 Tennessee vs. South Carolina | 1pm ET | SEC Network+

Vols in the national polls this week

NCBWA – #1
USA Today – #1
Baseball America – #1
Perfect Match – #1
D1 Baseball – #1

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