Knoxville, Tenn.--(UTSports) No. 8 Tennessee concludes its 2014 regular season schedule with a three game home series against Ole Miss from May 2-4. Tennessee will celebrate Senior Day and honor seniors Melissa Davin, Ellen Renfroe and Madison Shipman on May 3 before Game 2.
The 2014 senior class of Melissa Davin, Ellen Renfroe and Madison Shipman is 192-47 entering this weekend's games. The trio's .803 winning percentage ranks third all-time among Tennessee softball four-year senior classes.
Friday's game will feature free live video via UTSports.com with Brian Rice on the call. Saturday's game will feature a free live internet broadcast via ESPN3 with Evan Ellis as the play-by-play announcer and Shelby Burchell King providing analysis. Sunday's game will be televised on FOX Sports/SportSouth with Dave Baker on the call and Cheri Kempf providing analysis.
For Sunday's game, the ESPN3 link will be blacked out in areas that have Fox SportSouth. The Saturday ESPN3 link should work everywhere.
All three games this weekend will also feature a live radio broadcast on WNML 990 AM with Brian Rice on the call.
Tennessee (39-9, 14-7 SEC) is coming off series win at then-No. 9 Kentucky last weekend. UT took the first and third games of the series to improve to 9-2 on the season against ranked teams.
UT enters this week tied for second in the SEC regular-season standings. Alabama has a three-game lead, but if Tennessee sweeps Ole Miss (22-28, 3-18 SEC) and Missouri sweeps Alabama, then Tennessee, Alabama and Missouri would share the 2014 SEC regular season title.
Tennessee is 39-7 all-time against Ole Miss and 18-1 against the Rebels in games played in Knoxville. UT has won its last 11 games against Ole Miss, including a three-game sweep last season in Oxford, Miss.
The 2014 seniors are 9-0 against Ole Miss in their careers. Davin owns a .542 batting average (13-for-24) with three homers, three doubles, 14 RBIs and eight runs against Ole Miss. Ellen Renfroe is 4-0 with a 1.81 ERA and 37 strikeouts over seven appearances and 27.0 innings pitched against the Rebels.
Ole Miss has lost six-straight games and the Rebels are coming off three losses at LSU. Ole Miss has been run-ruled in five of its last eight games.