SEC Baseball Recaps (March 17)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Missouri wins 17th straight game; Ole Miss records fifth straight shutout; LSU’s Antoine Duplantis ties SEC record; Auburn’s offense explodes; Kentucky blanks the Aggies. Here are the recaps on all seven SEC games from opening night action.

Missouri 3, Alabama 0
Tanner Houck and TJ Sikkema combined for 14 strikeouts in the win at Alabama
Missouri won its 17th straight game (two shy of school record) to tie Louisville for longest active winning streak
Alabama pitchers combined to walk 14 batters in the loss
Missouri 0-for-11 with RISP; Tigers stranded 12 base runners
Teams combined for five hits
Mizzou scored two runs in first inning; Trey Harris solo home run in ninth inning
Missouri improves to 17-1; 1-0 SEC play
Alabama drops to 10-8; 0-1 SEC play
Game two of series is Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT) on SEC Network

Arkansas 3, Miss. State 1
All four runs came via home run
MSU Ryan Gridley solo home run in top of first inning
Arkansas Luke Bonfield 2-run HR in bottom of first inning
Arkansas Grant Koch solo home run in sixth inning
Arkansas RHP Blaine Knight strikes out 11 batters in seven innings
Arkansas improves to 15-4; 1-0 SEC play
Miss. State drops to 12-7; 0-1 SEC play
Game two of series is Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT) on SEC Network

Auburn 14, Florida 3
The Tigers erupt for 14 runs off SEC’s top pitching staff
AU scores eight runs in fifth inning
Auburn’s Will Holland 2-for-3, HR, 4 RBIs
AU Bowen McGuffin 3-for-5, 3 R, 2B, RBI
AU most runs scored vs. UF since 1997
AU most runs scored vs. UF at Plainsman Park since 1972
Florida RHP Alex Faedo allowed six runs and walked six batters in loss
Florida has lost all four road games this year
Auburn improves to 15-5, 1-0 SEC play
Florida drops to 13-6, 0-1 SEC play
Game two of series is Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)

LSU 22, Georgia 9
LSU sophomore LF Antonie Duplantis ties SEC record and sets LSU record with 6 hits
Duplantis was 6-for-6 with four runs scored and seven RBIs
Duplantis is fifth player in SEC history to record 6 hits in a regular season SEC game
It was the 23rd 6-hit game in SEC history and first since 2014 (JT Riddle, UK vs. Niagara)
LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson went 5-for-5 and scored five runs
Georgia scored four runs in the first inning to take an early lead on the Tigers
RF Will Campbell was 3-for-4 with two runs, one home run and four RBIs
SS Cam Shepherd was 4-for-5 with three runs and one RBI
LSU improves to 14-5; 1-0 SEC play
Georgia falls to 8-11; 0-1 SEC play
Game two of series is Saturday at 6:30 p.m. (CT)

Ole Miss 1, Vanderbilt 0
Ole Miss spins fifth straight shutout
David Parkinson, Will Stokes and Dallas Woolfolk combine on 3-hitter
Ole Miss’ last seven games have all been shutouts (6-1)
Tim Rowe pinch-hit RBI single in sixth inning scored Colby Bortles with the only run
Vanderbilt is 0-5 this season in Kyle Wright’s five starts
Ole Miss improves to 13-5; 1-0 SEC play
Vanderbilt falls to 12-7; 0-1 SEC play
Game two of series is Saturday at 1:30 p.m. (CT)

South Carolina 7, Tennessee 1
South Carolina scores three times in seventh and eighth innings
The game was tied 1-1 after six innings
RF Jacob Olson smacks 3-run HR in seventh inning
C Chris Cullen solo HR in eighth inning
South Carolina improves to 12-5; 1-0 SEC play
7-8-9 Hitters: SC: 5-10, HR, 5 RBI; UT: 0-10, 2 K
Tennessee drops to 12-3; 0-1 SEC play
Game two of series is Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT)

Kentucky 6, Texas A&M 0
Sean Hjelle fires complete-game, 4-hit shutout in SEC opener
RF Tristan Pompey sets tone with first-inning HR for Wildcats
1B Tyler Marshall 2-for-2, R, 2B, 3 RBIs; 2-run double in 3-run sixth inning
Brigham Hill suffers first loss of season
Kentucky improves to 13-6; 1-0 SEC play
Texas A&M falls to 14-5; 0-1 SEC play
Game two of series is Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)

















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