Tennessee's opening baseball weekend will go on -- but snow forces one team to cancel

KNOXVILLE, TN - May 16, 2013: Will Maddox #1 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the baseball game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Texas A&M Aggies at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville, TN. 
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KNOXVILLE, TN - May 16, 2013: Will Maddox #1 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the baseball game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Texas A&M Aggies at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Gabby Valentine/Tennessee Athletics

Travel problems have forced Nebraska-Omaha to skip this weekend's season-opening baseball series in Knoxville.

Tennessee and Purdue, the other team in what was supposed to be a three-team round robin, will now play each other three times.

The first game is Saturday at 3 p.m. The Vols and Boilermakers will play a doubleheader beginning at noon on Sunday.

UT said fans with questions regarding tickets should call the Vols' ticket office at (865) 656-1200 during normal business hours on Friday.

Sophomore Andrew Lee is expected to throw the first pitch of the 2014 season. The sophomore, who was recovering from Tommy John surgery, played in 25 games last year but did not pitch.

Two freshmen are expected to start for the Vols on Sunday -- Hunter Martin and Farragut graduate Kyle Serrano. Martin will start the first game of the doubleheader while Serrano will start Game 2, scheduled to begin at 4.

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