4.17.14 SPORTS baseball
Andrew Bruckse • Tennessee Athletics

Sophomore outfielder Christin Stewart swings at a pitch in the Vols' 6-2 victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts in Lindsey Nelson Stadium on April 16.

Vols fend off Western Carolina, 6-2

Despite having a final-hour wrinkle tossed into his nonconference plan, Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano refused to accept a bare week.

"I don't like not playing midweek games," he said. "I think it gets your team out of rhythm. Sometimes you need it for rest, but I'm glad we were able to find a game."

After inclement weather postponed the Vols' Tuesday night showdown with Virginia Tech, UT successfully reached out to Western Carolina last-minute, securing the matchup a mere hours after the cancellation.

That initial excitement only grew Wednesday evening as the No. 29 Vols capped off the eventful two day-stretch with a 6-2 victory over the Catamounts at Lindsey-Nelson Stadium.

"It worked out best for us," Serrano said. "We were lucky to get Western Carolina — which I think is a good opponent too — to come in here, and (we) come out on top.