Vols wind up with road sweeps of three of the past four national champs

The most groundbreaking regular season in Tennessee baseball history made room for one final accomplishment Saturday afternoon.

Tennessee had never swept Mississippi State in Starkville but attained that with a 10-5 triumph that improved the No. 1 Volunteers to 49-7 overall and completed a 25-5 run through Southeastern Conference play. Included in that league record were road sweeps of Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Florida and the freshly dispatched Bulldogs.

Florida, Vandy and Mississippi State have won three of the past four national championships.

"Just to win one game on the road in the SEC is an accomplishment," Tennessee coach Tony Vitello said, "but this in particular is a really tough place to play. Fortunately, for these guys, they've earned it, and they'll get to enjoy that on the trip to Birmingham, but they're tired, too.