Tennessee softball head coach Karen Weekly has announced the program’s exhibition schedule for the 2022 fall semester. The autumn slate features eight home contests for the Lady Vols.
Admission is free for all fall contests at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. Gates will open one hour prior to first pitch. Restrooms will be open, but concessions will not be available for fall softball games.
Fall ball begins Sunday, Sept. 25, when the Lady Vols welcome Pfeiffer University to SPL at 1 p.m. ET. On Friday, Sept. 30, in-state foe Tennessee Tech will head eastward to Knoxville for a 6 p.m. first pitch.
UT will play host to Tusculum University for another in-state contest on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.
The Lady Vols are set to host a three-team event Oct. 8-9, facing off against Lakeland University and Duke over the course of the weekend. Tennessee will host Lakeland on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. before concluding the weekend against the Blue Devils on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.
Tennessee will wrap up the fall with three-straight interdivisional home contests against in-state opponents. Chattanooga State will visit Knoxville Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. before Carson-Newman takes on the Lady Vols on Friday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. UT’s fall finale will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23 against King University, with first pitch set for 4 p.m.
The Lady Vols return 11 players from the 2022 squad—highlighted by a pair of NFCA All-Americans in Kiki Milloy and Ashley Rogers. UT also welcomes 13 newcomers that will look to gain valuable experience this fall leading into the spring season.
In its first season under the sole leadership of head coach Karen Weekly, Tennessee finished the 2022 season 41-18 overall and 15-8 in SEC play—good for a third-place finish in the conference standings. The Lady Vols reached the semifinals of the SEC Tournament for the second year in a row and earned the No. 11 national seed, hosting the NCAA Knoxville Regional for the 17th consecutive postseason.
The 2022 fall softball schedule can be viewed below. Dates and times (ET) are subject to change.
Sunday, Sept. 25 – Tennessee vs. Pfeiffer – 1 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30 – Tennessee vs. Tennessee Tech – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 – Tennessee vs. Tusculum – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8 – Tennessee vs. Lakeland – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9 – Tennessee vs. Duke – 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16 – Tennessee vs. Chattanooga State – 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21 – Tennessee vs. Carson-Newman – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 – Tennessee vs. King University – 4 p.m.