Tennessee baseball’s game against Vanderbilt on Saturday was full of action both on and off the field. Christian Moore, a valuable player for the Vols, was ejected in the seventh inning and will be suspended for Sunday’s series finale. The fiery sophomore has a lot of passion and always has his teammates’ backs, according to Coach Tony Vitello. Despite Moore’s absence, the Vols dominated in a run-rule victory over the No. 4 Commodores. While the ejection may have been unnecessary, it shows the team’s determination and drive to come out on top. Tennessee looks to continue their winning streak and complete the sweep against Vanderbilt on Sunday.
In a surprising turn of events during a baseball game, pitcher Moore returned to his position on the field only to be ejected from the game shortly after. The incident occurred in the top of the seventh inning with one out, and it was caused by Dollander covering first after a foul pop out. According to Vitello, the umpires needed to take action for something that had happened during the play. Apparently, there was contact when Dollander covered first, but Vitello stated that it was just two guys playing baseball. It’s interesting to wonder what really happened during the play to cause Moore’s ejection.
In a surprising turn of events during the game, Vitello expressed his intention to replace Moore regardless. However, when Moore was abruptly ejected, freshman Jake Kendro took his chance to step up and enter the game for the final two outs. While it was an unexpected shift, Vitello saw the silver lining and suggested that it might be a good thing in the end. With a new player in the mix for the next game, there’s a chance for someone else to shine and make their mark on the field. Who will it be? Only time will tell, but it’s clear that there’s no shortage of eager players ready to prove themselves out on the field.