Tennessee’s prodigious home run prowess arrived too late in Game 1 of the Men’s College World Series finals.

It showed up right on time in Game 2.

Tennessee’s Dylan Dreiling hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, Cal Stark went deep in the eighth and after Nate Snead turned back a scoring threat by Texas A&M in the bottom of the ninth, the Volunteers forced a deciding third game with a 4-1 victory Sunday.

One of the teams will win its first national title in baseball and become the fifth straight champion from the Southeastern Conference when they meet Monday night.

“I felt we were more true to who we were today in pregame, in the dugout, during the game,” Volunteers coach Tony Vitello said. “It’s easy to say that because we end up doing OK on the scoreboard. But I’d rather go into battle with that group the way they showed up today, and hope they do the same tomorrow.”

Tennessee (59-13) is trying to become the first No. 1 national seed to win the championship since Miami in 1999. The Volunteers were down seven runs when Dreiling and Hunter Ensley hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning of a 9-5 loss Saturday.