Tennessee Baseball vs. Queens Score, Updates

Blake Burke against Bellarmine // Photo via Tennessee Athletics

SCORE: Tennessee 0, Queens 0 | AFTER


Top-ranked Tennessee baseball (39-9, 17-7 SEC) is set to host the Queens Royals (12-36, 8-16 ASUN) of Queens University of Charlotte Tuesday night in a midweek bout in Knoxville.

First pitch is at Lindsey Nelson Stadium at 6:00 pm ET on SEC Network +. Reminder that the online broadcasts can be accessed on any mobile device through WatchESPN. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN App, or online at You can also watch or listen to the game using the links.

The Vols are looking to continue their winning ways after beating Florida in two of three games last weekend to win the series in Gainesville. After splitting a Friday doubleheader with a 6-2 win and 4-3 loss, Tennessee used an 11-run sixth inning to run-rule the Gators in game three, 16-3.

Tennessee’s bats came alive as Florida’s pitching depth deteriorated late Saturday, and Hunter Ensley’s seven RBI led the way in the Vols’ statement win.

Thanks to another impressive and seventh straight series win from Tennessee and a pair of series losses from Texas A&M and Arkansas, the Vols catapulted their two SEC counterparts in the rankings to takeover the No. 1 spot. Tennessee is now the unanimous number 1 team in the country for the first time since early June of 2022.

The first time Tennessee achieved the nation’s top ranking was in the middle of the 2022 season, a ranking they kept until their super regionals lost to Notre Dame. Therefore, this week’s No. 1 ranking marks the second time the Vols have ever been number one.

For more on Tennessee being atop the polls for the second time in program history, click here.

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Prior to the significant series win on the road at Florida, Tennessee dropped a midweek contest to Lipscomb, 9-6. It was Tennessee’s first midweek loss of the season. Tuesday night’s matchup against Queens serves as Tennessee’s ultimate midweek bout of the year.

In addition to the Florida series wins, Tennessee owns series sweeps over defending national champions LSU and Missouri in Knoxville, series wins over No. 15 Georgia and Ole Miss at home, and series wins over No. 4 Kentucky and Auburn on the road.

Injury Note

-Sophomore RHP AJ Russell remains out as he deals with forearm soreness. Russell will likely be out for a while, but he didn’t suffer a very serious injury.

For all of RTI’s baseball coverage so far this season, including what Tony Vitello said after Tennessee’s series-clinching win against the Gators last Saturday, click here.

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Lineups, pitching matchup and additional pre-game notes are below, followed by the LIVE at-bat by at-bat game thread.

Starting Lineups


2B Christian Moore (R)

1B Blake Burke (L)

3B Billy Amick (R)

RF Kavares Tears (L)

LF Dylan Dreiling (L)

CF Hunter Ensley (R)

SS Dean Curley (R)

DH Cannon Peebles (S)

C Charlie Taylor (R)

Lineup Notes:
  • Cannon Peebles a midweek starts as he has been, but this time at DH.
  • Charlie Taylor gets the start behind the plate, his first since March 26 vs. Tennessee Tech.
  • No rest days for the every day guys on the weekends outside of Cal Stark. (Moore, Burke, Amick, Tears, Dreiling, Ensley, Curley)
  • Peebles gets the DH start over Colby Backus, Dalton Bargo, Reese Chapman and Robin Villeneuve with Taylor behind the dish.

SS Jake Barbour (L)

CF Dillon Lewis (R)

RF Matthew Corlew (R)

C Tyler Cotto (R)

1B Will Budnick (L)

DH Connor Manco (L)

2B Zach Weston (L)

3B Tyler Peters (R)

LF Andrew McDermott (L)

Pitching Matchup:

Vols So. RHP Marcus Phillips (0-0, 2.77 ERA, 12 app., 1 start, 2 SV, 13.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 8 BB, 13 K, .174 opp. batting avg., 1.23 WHIP)


Royals So. RHP Landry Jurecka (3-7, 7.21 ERA, 12 app., 12 starts, 63.2 IP, 85 H, 57 R, 51 ER, 22 BB, 66 K, .319 opp. batting avg., 1.68 WHIP)

Pitching notes:
  • Phillips gets his second midweek start of the season. Phillips did not see any action last weekend in Gainesville as many other arms had success in long outings.
  • Jurecka has been Queens’ Friday night guy all season. This is his first midweek appearance and start of the season. As his numbers indicate, he has had very little great outings. He’s had three good-to-great outings this season against FGCU, NIAGARA, and North Florida.
    • This is Jurecka’s first action against P5 competition. The best team he’s pitched against is Austin Peay, who leads the nation in home runs. The Govs scored 11 ER on 11 hits vs. Jurecka.

Tennessee: Midweek pinstripes

Queens: TBD

*NOTE* There IS a RUN RULE today. If Tennessee or Florida leads by 10 or more runs in the seventh inning or later, the game is OVER.

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Score: Vols 0, Royals 0

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FINAL: Tennessee Vols __, Queens Royals __