Tennessee baseball is one win away from a third straight regional title.
The Vols face Charlotte (36-27) on Sunday (6 pm ET, ESPN+) with a super regional berth on the line.
No. 2 seed Tennessee (40-19) clinches the Clemson Regional title with a win on Sunday. If the Vols lose, they would clinch a regional title with a victory Monday in a rematch with third-seeded Charlotte.
Tennessee beat Charlotte 8-1 in its opener on Friday. The 49ers stayed alive by beating Lipscomb 9-2 on Saturday and Clemson 3-2 on Sunday.
The Vols entered Sunday in the winner’s bracket after beating Clemson 6-5 in 14 innings on Saturday.
Tennessee baseball vs. Charlotte live updates on the Clemson Regional final
Charlotte 9: AJ Russell takes out Charlotte in order and the Vols head to Super Regionals!
FINISH: Tennessee 9, Charlotte 2
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Tennessee 8: Vols adds two more runs on a Christian Scott single. Tennessee 9, Charlotte 2.
Charlotte 8: Fisher ejected at the plate trying to get from second to home on a base hit. Entry finished.
Tennessee 7th: Ahuna RBI on a fielder’s pick adds to the advantage. Tennessee 7, Charlotte 2.
Charlotte 7: Camden Sewell in the game to pitch. Beam allowed two runs on four hits and 10 strikeouts in 6 innings. He threw 92 pitches. Sewell allows a walk and a double, but strikes out to strand RISP and end the threat.
Tennessee 6th: Christian Moore again! A two-run burst to center extends the Vols lead. Tennessee 6, Charlotte 2.
Charlotte 6: Cam Fisher RBI double cuts on the lead. Tennessee 4, Charlotte 2.
Tennessee 5th: Charlotte Hale Sims pitcher in the game, and he puts the Vols in order.
Charlotte 5: Austin Knight, transfer from Tennessee, home runs to left field. Tennessee 4, Charlotte 1.
Tennessee 4th: Vols has something to do in the room. Jared Dickey comes through an E3 and Griffin Merritt hits a double off the left field wall.
Zane Denton’s 3-run home run to center puts Tennessee ahead by 4. It’s been a big deal this weekend. #analysis Tennessee 4, Charlotte 0.
Charlotte 4: Drew Beam gets three outs on 8 pitches.
Tennessee 3rd: 1-2-3 input.
Charlotte 3: A two-out HBP serves as the only 49ers baserunner in the game. Drew Beam’s only (slight) concern is the pitch count, 50 to 3 innings.
Tennessee 2nd: Christian Moore’s solo home run to left field opens the scoring. Tennessee 1, Campbell 0.
Charlotte 2nd: Beam has retired all six Charlotte batters.
Tennessee first: Hunter Ensley HBP, but nothing else in Vols 1st against lefty Andrew Spolyar.
Charlotte 1: Drew Beam strikes out on the side.
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