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Tennessee wasn't going to lose a second consecutive Southeastern Conference baseball series.

The No. 7 Volunteers made sure of that Sunday afternoon by hitting six home runs in a 20-7 trampling of Texas A&M in College Station. Tennessee trailed 6-5 entering the seventh but used three-run homers by Evan Russell in that inning and the eighth to notch a historic triumph.

Tennessee's scoring output was its highest in a league game since a 25-5 rout of Georgia on May 8, 2010.

After the attention placed on the previous weekend's top-five showdown between Tennessee and Vanderbilt, which the Commodores won two games to one, the Vols had Friday night's opener washed out by rain. The Vols won Saturday's opener 6-1 and had a 5-2 lead in the second game before the Aggies used a four-run seventh to even the series.

"This was three games in 24 hours," Tennessee coach Tony Vitello said Sunday afternoon, "and the way they've played all year long, we figured if anyone was up for the challenge — it's the definition of who they are."

Tennessee (32-9, 12-6 SEC), which has won five of six series, hosts Lipscomb in a nonconference game Tuesday.

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6524. Follow him on Twitter @DavidSPaschall.

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