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Tony Vitello after Tennessee's loss to Virginia: Vols fans deserve better

Tennessee fans showed up strong in Omaha for the 2021 College World Series. Volunteers skipper Tony Vitello said they deserved better after a 6-0 loss to Virginia on Sunday. “Clearly, we got beat today in a few different facets,” Vitello told reporters after the game. “(Virginia pitcher) Andrew Abbott was outstanding. I thought there were some moments where we lacked conviction… We kind of uncharacteristically lost our edge a little bit, which has been so beneficial to us. Vol fans deserve better.”

Tony Vitello names Tennessee's starting pitcher for first game in College World Series

Chad Dallas will get the first start for Tennessee in the 2021 College World Series. During a Friday appearance on FOX Sports Radio’s “The Drive,” Vitello announced that Dallas will take the mound when Tennessee faces Virginia. UT and UVA open the two-game Sunday slate, a game set to air at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN. This year’s CWS opens with two games (Stanford-NC State, Vanderbilt-Arizona) on Saturday.

Tennessee's Tony Vitello picks up 2 national Coach of the Year awards

Tony Vitello is getting national recognition for Tennessee baseball’s impressive 2021 season. On Friday, Vitello was named national Coach of the Year by both the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the publication Perfect Game. “It is very fitting that Tony Vitello won the inaugural NCBWA Coach of the Year...
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Everything Tony Vitello said Thursday in Omaha

The Tennessee baseball team is in Omaha preparing for the College World Series, but Vols coach Tony Vitello sat aside a half-hour Thursday to discuss the Omaha experience to this point. Vitello had plenty to say in the conversation, discussing how his second-ranked Vols are handling all the hoopla surrounding...

Tony Vitello And The Vols Are Keeping it Loose In Omaha

If you were worried about this Tennessee baseball team having the trip to Omaha get in their heads, Tony Vitello put that to rest on Thursday afternoon. The Vols landed in Nebraska on Wednesday, looking to start their preparations for the College World Series, but also soak in the environment, which is well deserved, after the season they’ve had so far.
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Tony Vitello weighs in on Arkansas Super Regional loss

Arkansas was the the test that Tennessee couldn’t pass this season. The Vols lost three of four against the Razorbacks, including two games in a three-game series at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in May, then the SEC Tournament championship game two weeks later. Arkansas won 50 games, won two SEC titles...
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Tony Vitello Named Perfect Game Coach of the Year

Tennessee's magical season will continue this weekend in Omaha, as the Volunteers have landed and already started to prepare for Sunday's showdown against Virginia. The post-season honors have continued to roll in for the Vols, and the latest one is for Tony Vitello. Vitello was named the Coach of the...