Lady Vols co-head coach Ralph Weekly wins 1,100th softball game

Tennessee’s Ralph Weekly became the 14th softball coach in NCAA history to win 1,100 games Saturday as the fifth-ranked Lady Vols beat Georgia, 9-2, at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Ga.

Weekly ranks eighth all-time among active coaches in victories.

Lauren Gibson hit a home run and drove in four runs, and Ellen Renfroe (10-1) threw a two-hitter, striking out five and walking five to earn her seventh complete game of the season.

The only runs she gave up were a solo home run in the fourth inning and a solo shot in the seventh.

The Lady Vols (33-6, 8-3 SEC) scored in every inning except the first and fifth.

Gibson went 3-for-5. She drove in two with a home run in the sixth and knocked in another two in the seventh with a single to right.

Raven Chavanne went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Kat Dotson had a double and an RBI. Melissa Brown and Rainey Gaffin each drove in a run.

The Lady Vols took the lead in the second inning as Cheyanne Tarango led with a double. Jennifer Burroughs entered to pinch run and Burroughs scored from third on a throwing error by the catcher. Two batters later, Gaffin ripped a single through the left side to bring in Melissa Davin.

UT extended the lead to 3-0 in the third when Gibson scored from third on an error.

UT and Georgia (27-12, 6-5) conclude the series 1 p.m. Sunday. The game will be televised on FSTN and online on ESPN3.com.

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SummittsCourt writes:

Another great win! Keep on rolling Lady Vols! This team is heading for something special.

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