SEC Baseball Recaps (April 7)

Two extra inning games; Mize dominates; UK strengthens lead in SEC East; Vandy trio shines at South Carolina; Arkansas hits three home runs; Vols get huge road win; Aggies still winless at home in SEC play; recaps from SEC games on Friday, April 7.

Kentucky 5, Miss. State 2
Kentucky leads series, 1-0
UK leads SEC Eastern Division by 2.5 games
MSU 6-game SEC winning streak snapped
UK snaps 2-2 tie with three runs in ninth inning
Zach Reks go-ahead 2-run triple; later scored on passed ball
Cody Brown game-tying, inside-the-park home run for MSU in seventh inning
UK Tristian Pompey 3 walks; 2 RBIs in win
Kentucky improves to 22-8, 8-2 SEC
Miss. State falls to 20-12; 6-4 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 7 p.m. (ET)
Super Bulldog Weekend in Starkville

Auburn 2, Texas A&M 1
Auburn leads series, 1-0
AU surpasses 2016 win total (23 wins in 2016)
Texas A&M 0-4 in SEC home games
Casey Mize (5-1) spins seven scoreless innings
Tied career-high with 12 strikeouts
He retired the first 10 batters he faced
Jay Estes 2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI; 2-run double in third inning
Joel Davis solo HR in bottom of the ninth
Auburn improves to 24-8; 8-2 SEC
Texas A&M falls to 20-11; 3-7 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 4 p.m. (ET)

Arkansas 9, LSU 3
Arkansas leads series, 1-0
Arkansas surpasses 2016 SEC win total (7-23)
LSU three straight SEC series opening losses (Florida, Texas A&M and Arkansas)
Arkansas belts 3 home runs; leads SEC with 43 home runs this year
Arkansas scored eight total runs in fifth, sixth and seventh innings
Jared Gates 2-run HR in sixth inning
Chad Spanberger 3-run HR in seventh inning
Blaine Knight (5-1) tosses six shutout innings
Cole Freeman, Greg Deichamnn and Zach Watson all had two hits for LSU
Arkansas improves to 25-6; 8-2 SEC
LSU drops to 20-11; 5-5 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 7 p.m. (ET)

Vanderbilt 5, South Carolina 3 (13) (Friday)
Vanderbilt wins series, 2-0
Julian Infante 2-for-6, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI; game-winning 2-run HR in 13th inning
The home run gave VU its only lead of the game
Infante has homered in both games
Reed Hayes pinch-hit, RBI single in ninth inning to force extra innings
Kyle Wright (6 IP) and Matt Ruppenthal (7 IP) pitched all 13 innings
South Carolina scored all three runs in third inning
Vanderbilt improves to 21-11; 6-5 SEC
South Carolina falls to 20-10l 6-5 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at Noon (ET); Game televised by ESPN2

Vanderbilt 7, South Carolina 6 (Thursday)
Commodores take opener on Thursday
Jason Delay 3-for-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI; 2-run triple in 3-run fifth inning
Jeren Kendall and Walker Grisanti 2 hits each
Patrick Raby (5-3) works seven innings; 6 Ks
LT Tolbert 3-run home run in seventh inning cut the lead to one

Missouri 8, Georgia 5 (Friday)
Series Tied, 1-1
Missouri evens series with 5-run third inning
Trey Harris 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Kirby McGuire scored three runs
Cole Bartlett (4-0) record 4.1 scoreless IP in relief
Cam Shepherd 2-for-5, 2 R for Georgia
Missouri improves to 22-9; 5-6 SEC
Georgia falls to 14-18; 4-7 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. (ET) at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta
First college game at the Braves new ballpark

Georgia 3, Missouri 0 (Thursday)
Andrew Gist, Zac Kristofak and Blake Cairnes combine on 3-hit shutout
Gist strikes out season-high 10 batters; Georgia pitchers 17 Ks
Michael Curry RBI single in first inning
Tucker Maxwell solo home run in third inning
Missouri shutout for first time this season
Mizzou RF Trey Harris 2-for-4, K; Rest of Team: 1-for-27, 16 K

Tennessee 7, Florida 6 (10)
Tennessee leads series, 1-0
Vols take opener in extra innings
Will Heflin game-winning sac fly in 10th inning
Andre Lipcius 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI
Ryan Larson game-tying HR in eighth inning for the Gators
Alex Faedo recorded 12 strikeouts in 5.2 IP
Tennessee improves to 16-11; 2-8 SEC
Florida falls to 20-10; 5-5 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 6 p.m. (ET); Game televised by SEC Network

Ole Miss 7, Alabama 2
Ole Miss leads series, 1-0
Rebels score four runs in fourth inning to take the lead
Tim Rowe 2-for2, 2 RBI off the bench for Ole Miss
Alabama’s two runs came on double play (first inning) and throwing error (ninth inning)Ole Miss improves to 18-12; 4-6 SEC
Alabama falls to 13-17; 2-8 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 4 p.m. (ET)

 

 

 

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