By Stephen K. Lee
The Tennessee softball team will play eight fall exhibition games in September and October as the Vols prepare for the upcoming 2016 season.
All of UT’s fall exhibition games will be held at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium and admission is free.
On Sept. 26, Tennessee will host four games at Lee Stadium with game times to be announced at a later date. UT will face Tennessee Tech and Alabama-Huntsville. Chipola will also play the Golden Eagles and the Chargers.
On Sept. 27, Lee and Chipola will play at 10:30 a.m. with Tennessee taking on each team in the afternoon. The Vols play Chipola at 1 p.m. and Lee at 3:30 p.m.
UT welcomes Tennessee State and Shorter on Oct. 4. TSU and Shorter open the day with a noon game. Tennessee plays TSU at 2:30 p.m. and Shorter right after at 5 p.m.
Tennessee wraps its fall exhibition slate on Oct. 17 against Chattanooga State 11 a.m.
UT returns 10 players from its 2015 Women’s College World Series and SEC Tournament runner-up squad, including NFCA All-American Rainey Gaffin and Capital One Academic All-American Erin Gabriel. Tennessee also welcomes the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation with 11 exciting newcomers.