The season is off and running. That means the FPN Games and or Series of the week is back. This week we look at an SEC vs. Pac-12 match-up. That would be No. 9 Tennessee facing No. 13 Utah at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, AZ. The two are set to play on Saturday.
Tennessee is already 2-0, at the time this is being written. Thursday they secured wins over Boise State and Arizona State. They are led by FPN All-American Meghan Gregg who started well going 4-7 with a double, a two home runs and six RBI's in the two games. Utah has yet to play.
At the Plate
Gregg is the leader of this Tennessee offense that will look to grow around her. Last season Gregg received numerous awards and honors including first-team All-American honors and she was named a top-three finalist for national player of the year. The question with the Vols is; which other players will step up at the plate? Scarlet McSwain, as a freshman, batted .293 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI's. The problem is that was in 2015, she is coming off her worse year at the plate in 2017. If she can get back to the form she was in 2015, she could help the Vols. The opposite can be said about teammate CJ McClain who is coming off her best year batting .362 and swiping 27 bases in 2017.