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What Tennessee baseball said about Drew Gilbert and Frank Anderson ejections

What Tennessee baseball said about Drew Gilbert and Frank Anderson ejections

Tony Vitello spoke with his Tennessee baseball team twice Thursday about the emotions that would be present in the super regional against Notre Dame.

Then a worst-case scenario unfolded before Vitello’s eyes in Round 5 on Friday.

Center fielder Drew Gilbert turned to plate umpire Kellen Levy, furious with a strike call and unleashed a series of choice words at Levy and was ejected.

“He let it overflow a bit there,” Vitello said. “It’s up to their discretion what is and what isn’t (ejection-worthy). I really enjoy competing with him and would love to do it again. You cannot take it back.

Gilbert, the heart and soul of Tennessee, will miss Saturday’s game against the Fighting Irish as the Vols play to keep their season alive. UT lost 8-6 to Notre Dame. The Vols must win consecutive games to qualify for the College World Series.

They’ll have to do it without Gilbert and pitching coach Frank Anderson, who was kicked out after Gilbert.

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