SEC Recaps (Saturday, March 18)

Missouri wins 18th straight game; two lengthy scoreless streaks ends; Auburn takes series from No. 5 Florida; Hogs dig the long ball; Auburn, Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri and South Carolina all looking for sweeps. Here is a recap on all seven SEC games from Saturday.

Missouri 7, Alabama 4
Missouri riding 18-game winning streak; tied with Louisville for longest active winning streak in NCAA
Mizzou one win shy of tying school record for longest winning streak (19 games)
Missouri seeking first SEC sweep since March 14-15 at Georgia
Missouri started 0-7 in SEC play in 2016 (0-3 Florida; 0-3 Vandy; 0-1 Arkansas)
Mizzou won one SEC road series in 2016 (at Arkansas); Tigers were 3-12 in SEC road games
last year
Connor Brumfield 5-for-5, 2 R, 3B in series-clinching win
Alabama pitchers 20 walks in series
Missouri improves to 18-1; 2-0 SEC play
Alabama drops to 10-9; 0-2 SEC play
Game three of series is Sunday at Noon (CT) on SEC Network

Arkansas 5, Miss. State 3
Arkansas has won first two games against Miss. State
Arkansas lost 10 straight SEC games to close out 2016 season
Arkansas leads SEC with 29 home runs
All eight runs in series by Razorbacks have come via home run
Carson Shaddy 2-run HR in second inning (Saturday)
Chad Spanberger 3-run HR in second inning (Saturday)
Arkansas Luke Bonfield 2-run HR first inning (Friday)
Arkansas Grant Koch solo home run in sixth inning (Friday)
Arkansas improves to 16-4; 2-0 SEC play
Miss. State drops to 12-8; 0-2 SEC play
Game three of series is Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT)

Auburn 2, Florida 1
Casey Mize and Cole Lipscomb dominate Gators
Mize (7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) picks up third win
Lipscomb (2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K) notches third save
SS Luke Jarvis 3-for-3, 2B, RBI
Florida has lost all five road games this year
Auburn improves to 16-5, 2-0 SEC play
Florida drops to 13-7, 0-2 SEC play
Game three of series is Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT)

LSU 5, Georgia 1
LHP Jared Poche’ scoreless inning streak snapped (33 innings)
LF Keegan McGovern (2-for-3, HR, RBI) solo HR in fourth inning for the Bulldogs
LSU sophomore LF Antonie Duplantis 2-for-4, 3 RBI to lead the Tigers
Duplantis 8-for-10 (.800), 5 R, 10 RBIs in series vs. Georgia
LSU improves to 15-5; 2-0 SEC play
Georgia falls to 8-12; 0-2 SEC play
Game three of series is Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT)

Vanderbilt 5, Ole Miss 2
Only SEC series where teams have split first two games
Ole Miss scoreless innings streak snapped (48 innings)
Vanderbilt hits back-to-back home runs in 3-run fourth inning
3B Will Toffey (1-for-2, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI) belts 2-run HR in fourth inning
LF Stephen Scott (2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI) follows with solo home run
DH Thomas Dillard solo HR for the Rebels
Vanderbilt improves 13-7; 1-1 SEC play
Ole Miss falls to 13-6; 1-1 SEC play
Game three of series is Sunday at 3 p.m. (CT) on SEC Network

South Carolina 6, Tennessee 4 (10)
South Carolina scores winning runs on bases loaded walk and bases loaded HBP
Jonah Bride draws bases-loaded walk (Danny Blair scores) to plate go-ahead run
Jacob Olson HBP with bases-loaded (Matt Williams scores) to plate insurance run
Matt Waldren pinch-hit solo HR in eighth inning as Vols force extra innings
South Carolina improves to 13-5; 2-0 SEC play
Tennessee drops to 12-4; 0-2 SEC play
Game three of series is Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT)

Kentucky 6, Texas A&M 0
Kentucky seeking first sweep in SEC road series since 2008 (at Tennessee)
UK overcame 2-run deficits twice in final three innings
Marcus Carson scores winning run on squeeze bunt by Zack Reks in ninth inning
Kentucky improves to 14-6; 2-0 SEC play
Texas A&M falls to 14-6; 0-2 SEC play
Game three of series is Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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