Tennessee second baseman Christian Moore he was ejected from Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt and subsequently received a one-game suspension after getting into a heated exchange with the Commodores’ Troy LaNeve in defense of pitcher Chase Dollander.

Moore, a sophomore from Brooklyn, New York, was ejected in the seventh inning after running into LaNeve’s face after he apparently collided with Dollander.

Christian Moore of the Tennessee Volunteers celebrates scoring the winning run against the Texas A&M Aggies at Lindsey Nelson Stadium on March 25, 2023 in Knoxville. (Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

Dollander was covering first base for Blake Burke, who caught a fly ball for TJ McKenzie of Vanderbilt, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. When LaNeve ran to first to plead for safety, he contacted Dollander, which led to the incident.

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«I will acknowledge the fact that CMo has a lot of passion, and I’d rather have guys with passion than without it,» Vols coach Tony Vitello said. «I will also acknowledge the fact that he has his teammate’s back. I think that was the intention of what he was doing, but I also think that the situation, with all due respect to the team we played and the score, was ‘not it is necessary.»

The referees quickly separated the two players, but a visibly frustrated Moore was ejected from the game.

Christian Moore throws to first base

Christian Moore of the Tennessee Volunteers makes a throw to first base against the Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium at George Cole Field on April 16, 2023 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

was also given a game Suspension, which would rule him out for the final game of the series on Sunday.

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«What led to that was his guy ran the bases hard no matter the score and our guy came up to cover first base on Doe (Dollander), and I don’t know what Doe said about it, but there was contact. But it was I don’t want to say incidental, but it was two guys playing baseball, man,» Vitello said of the incident.

Moore’s teammate also came to his defense after the game.

Christian Moore throws to first base

Christian Moore of the Tennessee Volunteers throws to first against the Razorbacks on April 16, 2023 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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«He’s our team’s quarterback, Dollander is,» shortstop Maui Ahuna said. «I’ve got his back and I’ll have CMo’s back. Any player in this country would do the same.»

Tennessee’s 10-5 victory on Sunday completed the Vols’ series sweep of Vanderbilt and marked their seventh straight win over the Commodores.