No. 3 national seed Tennessee (46-16) defeated Wright State (35-12), 9-8, Friday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
The Vols were victorious after sophomore Drew Gilbert hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Gilbert’s grand slam is the Vols’ sixth of the season.
“I have nothing I can add to that,” Tennessee head coach Tony Vitello said after Gilbert’s grand slam. “Literally, a blood and guts game. Seriously. I’m bleeding, somehow.”
The win advances Tennessee to the winner’s bracket game Saturday against Liberty.
First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. EDT.
Following Tennessee’s victory over Wright State, Gilbert, Vitello…