Vols Baseball Celebrates First SEC Tournament Victory Since 2007

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) – Max Ferguson and Pete Derkay each collected three RBIs and No. 2 seed Tennessee beat third-seeded Mississippi State 12-2 in eight innings for its first victory in the SEC Tournament since 2007. Tennessee advances to the fourth round on Friday. Mississippi State was eliminated after being outscored 25-3 in two games. Chad Dallas (10-1) became the first Tennessee pitcher since 2005 to reach 10 wins in a season. He went 6 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on six hits. Derkay started the scoring with a three-run homer in a four-run second. Ferguson hit a two-run double in the eighth and two batters later, Drew Gilbert ended it on the 10-run rule.

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