Tennessee baseball was better than Vanderbilt in a sloppy Game 1

Brendan Hail

Baseball isn’t like football or hockey or maybe basketball or even soccer, where an angry team tends to be what you want. The more that’s supplied by hatred of the opposition, the better, making you play harder, more vicious, more relentless. Doesn’t work like that in baseball. This isn’t a sport fueled by […]

Baseball isn’t like football or hockey or maybe basketball or even soccer, where an angry team tends to be what you want. The more that’s supplied by hatred of the opposition, the better, making you play harder, more vicious, more relentless.

Doesn’t work like that in baseball. This isn’t a sport fueled by emotion as much as it’s about focus and precision and doing the little things.

And that’s why this weekend’s series at Hawkins Field is already so fascinating.

Because these two teams obviously dislike one another.

You could feel it throughout Friday night’s series opener. You could see it in the delightful pettiness of the celebrations. You could hear it, too, in comments from both sides after top-ranked Tennessee (25-1, 7-0 SEC) secured a 6-2 victory over their hosts from Vanderbilt (20-5, 4-).

https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vanderbilt/2022/04/02/tennessee-baseball-better-than-vanderbilt-sloppy-game-1/7159570001/

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