Tennessee's Drew Gilbert ejected vs. Notre Dame during Super Regional
Tennessee will be without a key starter and an assistant coach for the remainder of Friday’s Game 1 as well as Game 2 of the Knoxville Super Regional. In the bottom of the 5th inning, starting outfielder Drew Gilbert was ejected for arguing a strike call on a 1-0 pitch. Pitching coach Frank Anderson was also tossed for arguing the call.
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So Tennessee’s Drew Gilbert and Pitching Coach Frank Anderson were ejected. pic.twitter.com/KRCVRROMTu
— Mr Matthew CFB 🇺🇦 (@MrMatthewCFB) June 11, 2022
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As explained on the ESPN2 broadcast, NCAA rules state both players are suspended for Game 2 of the Knoxville Super Regional, a best-of-3 series for a spot in the College World Series. UT confirmed the suspensions to members of the media.
Confirmed by UT: Drew Gilbert and Frank Anderson will be suspended and out for Game 2.
— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) June 11, 2022
Gilbert will now have to serve a one-game suspension in addition to this ejection. So one of Tennessee’s best players will not be available tomorrow. https://t.co/SJnjXEQqU1
— Aaron Fitt (@aaronfitt) June 11, 2022
Notre Dame jumped out to an 8-1 lead on 4 home runs in the first 4 innings. Tennessee has added solo home runs in the 4th and 6th innings, cutting it to 8-3.