Watch video · Tennessee Tech is surging toward the NCAA baseball tournament, while Vanderbilt is spinning its wheels in hopes of still reaching it. They stayed in that same mode Tuesday night when Tennessee Tech beat the Commodores 6-4 at Hawkins Field in a critical game for both clubs.
Tech also posted its fourth victory of the year against Power Five conference opponents in as many opportunities, also claiming wins against West Virginia twice, and a win at Tennessee. Tech jumped all over the scoreboard early in the contest, beginning with a three-run first frame.
The Vanderbilt–Tennessee football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Vanderbilt Commodores and Tennessee Volunteers. They are both founding members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Vanderbilt and Tennessee have played 112 times since 1892. Tennessee leads the all-time series 75–32–5.
Tech put itself in position to erase the deficit in the third, but Kaleiwahea struck out looking with two outs and runners on second and third. Clemens and Petrinsky hit solo home runs in the third to put Texas ahead 4-0. Tech …