SEC Recaps (Friday, March 31)

Mississippi State wins sixth straight game; takes series at Ole Miss; a great Knight on the mound for the Razorbacks; Tennessee holds on for first SEC win; Kentucky slams the ‘Dores.  Here is a look at the Friday night games in the SEC.

Arkansas 7, Alabama 1
RHP Blaine Knight dominates the Crimson Tide
Knight (8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) retired 19 straight batters and 22 of the final 23 hitters he faced
LF Luke Bonfield 3-for-5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI; 2-run HR in third inning
Arkansas season-high 17 hits
Alabama scored its only run in the first inning (Hunter Alexander RBI single)
Arkansas improves 21-5; 6-1 SEC
Alabama falls to 12-14; 1-6 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT) on SEC Network

Auburn 5, South Carolina 4
Auburn led 5-0 after three innings; held on for 5-4 win
South Carolina made three errors (led to 2 unearned runs in first inning)
Josh Anthony 2-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI; 2-run double in third inning
Casey Mize (9 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 12 K) gets complete-game win
L.T. Tolbert and Jacob Olsen 3 hits each for the Gamecocks
Auburn improves to 22-6; 6-1 SEC
South Carolina drops to 19-7; 5-2 SEC)
Game 2 on Saturday at 5 p.m. (CT) on ESPNU

Florida 4, Missouri 3
Alex Faedo out-duels Tanner Houck
Faedo (7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) picks up fifth win
Houck (7 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) suffers third loss
Michael Rivera 2-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI; 2-run HR in sixth inning
Deacon Liput 3-for-5, R for the Gators
Missouri has lost 4 of last 5 games
Connor Brumfield 2-for-5 for the Tigers
Florida improves to 18-9; 3-4 SEC
Missouri falls to 21-5; 4-3 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)

Tennessee 6, Georgia 5
Tennessee holds off Georgia for first SEC win of season
Georgia scored 4 runs in ninth and left tying and go-ahead runs on base
Tennessee snapped 1-1 tie with 3 runs in sixth and 2 runs in seventh
Andre Lipcius 3-for-3, R, 3B, 2 RBI; tallied RBI single in 6th and RBI triple in 7th
Jeff Moberg 3-for-5, 2 R, HR, RBI; hit solo home in 7th inning
Michael Curry 2-run single in ninth for Georgia
Hunter Martin (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) with quality start for Vols
Tennessee improves to 15-8; 1-6 SEC
Georgia falls to 11-16; 1-6 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT)

Vanderbilt (17-9, 3-3 SEC) at Kentucky (19-7, 5-1 SEC)
Kentucky jumps on Vandy with 5 runs in second inning
UK adds 2 runs in third inning on consecutive squeeze bunts
Tristian Pompey 3-for-4, 3 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI for the Wildcats
Sean Hjelle (7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) strikes out 9 batters
Patrick Raby (5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) struggles in first Friday night start
Kentucky improves to 20-7; 6-1 SEC
Vanderbilt drops to 17-10; 3-4 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT)

LSU 7, Texas A&M 4
Tigers even series with 7-4 win on Friday
Kramer Robertson 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI; 2-run double in third; solo HR in seventh
Robertson and Greg Deichmann back-to-back HRs in seventh inning
Jared Poche’ (7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) notches league-leading sixth win
Walker Pennington 2-run HR in seventh inning
Cole Bedford 2-run HR in ninth inning
LSU improves to 19-9; 5-3 SEC
Texas A&M falls to 18-10; 2-6 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPNU

Miss. State 5, Ole Miss 3
Miss. State takes weekend series
MSU riding 6-game winning streak
MSU bullpen works 8.2 IP in series-clinching win
Brent Rooker 2-for-5, R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI; solo HR in fifth inning
Cody Brown 2-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI; 2-run HR in fourth inning
Ole Miss 9-11 since starting the season with 7-0 record
Ryan Olenek collected 3 hits for Ole Miss
MSU improves to 18-10; 5-3 SEC
Ole Miss falls to 16-11; 3-5 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at 3 p.m. (CT)




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