SEC Recaps (Sunday, March 19)

Missouri ties school record with 19th straight win; six series sweeps on opening weekend; Auburn impressive in sweep of Gators; SEC defending champs swept. Here is a recap on all seven SEC games from Sunday in the SEC.

Missouri 9, Alabama 5
Missouri ties school record with 19th straight win (also won 19 straight in 1964)
Missouri third-ever SEC series sweep (at Alabama, 2017; Tennessee, 2016; at Georgia, 2015)
Tigers take control of game with 3-run fifth inning
TJ Sikkema (3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) notches second save of weekend
Connor Brumfield 8-for-14 (.533), 4 R, 4 RBI, 2-2 SB in series
Alabama pitchers (4.31 ERA) issued 26 walks in 3-game set
Missouri improves to 19-1; 3-0 SEC play
Alabama drops to 10-10; 0-3 SEC play

Arkansas 6, Miss. State 1
Arkansas sweeps SEC opening series
Arkansas lost 10 straight SEC games to close out 2016 season
Arkansas first SEC opening sweep since 2012 (vs. Alabama)
Carson Shaddy 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs
Arkansas leads SEC with 30 home runs
Arkansas: 9 of 14 runs scored in series came via home run
Arkansas improves to 17-4; 3-0 SEC play
Miss. State drops to 12-9; 0-3 SEC play

Auburn 6, Florida 5
Auburn sweeps Florida for first time since 1987
Auburn 3-0 in SEC play for first time since 2010
Florida 0-3 in SEC play for first time since 2001
Pinch-runner JJ Shafer scored winning run on throwing error in ninth inning
Teams combined for 7 runs in fourth inning
Florida 0-6 on the road this season
Auburn improves to 16-5, 2-0 SEC play
Florida drops to 13-7, 0-2 SEC play

LSU 7, Georgia 6
LSU sweeps three-game series with Georgia
LSU SS Kramer Robertson scored four runs in the win
LSU RF Greg Deichmann 1-for-3, R, 2 RBIs
Austin Biggar and Will Proctor 4-for-7, 4 R, HR, 2 RBIs in loss
Robertson 7-for-10 (.700), 11 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB, HBP in series
LF Antoine Duplantis 8-for-13 (.615), 6 R, 10 RBIs in series
LSU improves to 16-5; 3-0 SEC play
Georgia falls to 8-13; 0-3 SEC play

Ole Miss 10, Vanderbilt 8
Only SEC series that was not a sweep
Game featured two ties and three lead changes
Teams used 12 different pitchers (Vandy 7; Ole Miss 5)
Colby Bortles game-tying HR in 3-run eighth inning
Chase Cockrell go-ahead RBI on eighth inning
Nick Fortes RBI single plates insurance run in eighth inning
Jeren Kendall 3-for-5, 3 R in loss for Commodores
Reed Hayes 3 RBIs for Vandy
Ole Miss improves 14-6; 2-1 SEC play
Vanderbilt drops 13-8; 1-2 SEC play

South Carolina 10, Tennessee 2
Gamecocks explode for 7 runs in fifth inning
Five players accounted for seven RBIs in the inning
Alex Destino 3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBIs (2-run double in 5th inning)
LT Tolbert and Madison Stokes 2 RBIs each
Colby Lee retire 12 of 13 batters faced for the win
South Carolina improves to 14-5; 3-0 SEC play
Tennessee drops to 12-5; 0-3 SEC play

Kentucky 11, Texas A&M 7
Kentucky notches first SEC road series sweep since 2008 (at Tennessee)
UK won 15 of 17 games since 0-4 start
Six UK players with 2 or more hits
SS Connor Heady 2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBIs
Kole Cottam, Riley Mahan and Troy Squires all had 3 hits
Aggies trailed 11-1 entering bottom of seventh inning
Texas A&M scored six runs in final three innings
George Janca 3-run HR in eighth inning
Kentucky improves to 15-6; 3-0 SEC play
Texas A&M falls to 14-7; 0-3 SEC play

SEC Schedule (March 24-26)
Ole Miss at Kentucky (March 23-25)
Alabama at South Carolina
Auburn at Georgia
LSU at Florida
Arkansas at Missouri
Tennessee at Mississippi State
Texas A&M at Vanderbilt

SEC Television Schedule (March 21-26)
March 21              Rice at Texas A&M (6 PM, SEC Network)
March 23              Ole Miss at Kentucky 6 PM, SEC Network)
March 24              LSU at Florida (6 PM, SEC Network)
March 25              Ole Miss at Kentucky (11 AM, SEC Network)
March 25              Arkansas at Missouri (2 PM, SEC Network)
March 25              LSU at Florida (2 PM, ESPN2)
March 25              Texas A&M at Vanderbilt (7 PM, SEC Network)
March 26              LSU at Florida (Noon, SEC Network)
March 26              Texas A&M at Vanderbilt (3 PM, SEC Network)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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