First Horizon Park To Host Tennessee, Samford In Fall Baseball Exhibition Game

The Nashville Sounds and First Horizon Park will be hosting the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Samford Bulldogs in a fall exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. CT.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring college baseball back to Hit City one final time in 2023,” says General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Adam English. “It is an honor to bring UT baseball to Middle Tennessee while also hosting an up-and-coming mid-major program in Samford.”

Tickets are on sale now, with concourse level seating starting at $10 plus tax. Club Level seats are available for $20 plus tax. Club Suites and Field Suites are also available. Gates will open at 12 p.m. CT. Tennessee will serve as the home team and occupy the third base dugout.

The Volunteers are coming off a 44-22 season (16-14 SEC). Tennessee swept their way through the Clemson regional before beating Southern Miss in a best-of-three super regional series to make their sixth appearance in the NCAA College World Series, where they took home a fifth-place finish. The Volunteers are coached by Tony Vitello who’s entering his seventh season at the helm.

Last season, Samford won the Southern Conference’s regular season and conference tournament with a 37-25 (15-6 SoCon) record. They qualified for their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance, where they were knocked out in the Hattiesburg Regional by Southern Miss. Tony David is the Bulldogs’ head coach, entering his third season.

Steven Boero