Kerfeld throws five hitless innings in Vols victory

from staff reports

   KNOXVILLE -- Mike Kerfeld hurled five no-hit innings with a season-high seven strikeouts as the No. 13 Tennessee Volunteers posted a hard-fought 4-2 decision over the Wofford Terriers at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
   After issuing two first-inning walks, Kerfeld (4-0) retired the final 14 hitters he faced in winning his fourth straight start.
   David Lamar had two hits to lead Tennessee, including an RBI double in the second, which gave the Vols (22-5) a 1-0 lead. A Terrier error with two outs in the third led to two more Tennessee runs as it built a 3-0 lead.
   Wofford (8-12), which dropped its ninth straight game, pulled to within 3-2 with a single run in the seventh on Scott Holloway's hit and David Long's RBI double in the eighth.
   The Vols added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth as Brian Cleveland doubled home Chris Kemp who doubled off the wall in the right center. Of Tennessee's seven hits, five were doubles.
   Chris Clark (1-2) suffered the loss in two innings of work, while three other Terrier hurlers limited the Vols to three runs (one earned) on five hits in six innings.
   Tennessee plays host to the Kentucky Wildcats in a key three-game Southeastern Conference series, April 2-4. Game times are 7 p.m. on April 2nd and 3rd and 2 p.m. on the 4th. Friday and Saturday's games will be televised by CSS.