SEC Baseball Recaps (April 9)

Auburn, Arkansas, Kentucky and Miss. State in a four-way tie atop the SEC standings; Ole Miss sweeps Bama; Texas A&M, LSU and Miss. State secure series wins; Gators salvage finale with Tennessee; here are Sunday’s SEC baseball recaps.

Texas A&M 6, Auburn 3
Texas A&M wins series, 2-1
Stephen Kolek works eight innings (7 K) for second win
Braden Shewmake 2-for-4, RBI to lead the Aggies
He collected RBI singles in first and fifth innings
Walker Pennington RBI single in sixth inning
Bowen McGuffin delivers RBI single in eighth as Tigers avoid the shutout
Texas A&M improves to 22-11; 5-7 SEC
Auburn falls to 24-10; 8-4 SEC

Florida 5, Tennessee 4
Tennessee wins series, 2-1
All three games were 1-run games
Florida has played six straight 1-run SEC games
Gators are 11-8 in one-run games this year
Florida led 5-0 after four innings; scored three times in fourth inning
Nelson Maldonado and Christian Hicks 2 hits each for Gators
UT 4-5-6 hitters: 5-for-10, 3 R, 2 RBI in loss
Michael Byrne records fifth save with two scoreless innings
He pitched in all three games (0-2, 1 SV) and threw 92 total pitches
Tennessee left bases loaded in eighth inning against Byrne
Florida improves to 21-11; 6-6 SEC
Tennessee drops to 17-12; 3-9 SEC

LSU 2, Arkansas 0
LSU wins series, 2-1
Tigers outscored Razorbacks 11-0 over final 12 innings of series
Eric Walker hurls complete-game shutout (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K)
Nick Coomes RBI double in first innings
Greg Deichmann RBI single in eighth inning
Jack Reindl solid relief effort (5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) for the Razorbacks
LSU improves to 22-11; 7-5 SEC
Arkansas falls to 25-8; 8-4 SEC

Miss. State 10, Kentucky 6
Miss. State wins series, 2-1
MSU bounces back to take series after dropping Friday’s opener
MSU posted back-to-back 10-6 wins over UK
UK led 4-1 after two innings; scored three runs in second inning
Eli MacNamee 3-for-5, 3 R for MSU
Cody Brown 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Harrison Bragg pinch-hit 3-run HR in seventh inning
Jake Mangum and Bragg were 3-for-5, 2 R, 3B, HR, 5 RBI form leadoff spot for MSU
Trey Jolly (5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) earns first win in relief
Miss. State improves to 22-12; 8-4 SEC
Kentucky falls to 22-10, 8-4 SEC

Ole Miss 8, Alabama 2
Ole Miss wins series, 3-0
Ole Miss scored three runs in seventh and eighth innings to break open close game
Tate Blackman and Will Golson combined 5-for-7, 5 R, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI
Ole Miss pitchers record 13 strikeouts
Alabama (2-10 SEC) in last place in SEC
Alabama 5-game losing streak
Sam Finnerty (UA) first career SEC start on the mound
Ole Miss improves to 20-12; 6-6 SEC
Alabama falls to 13-19; 2-10 SEC

Next Week’s Schedule (April 13-16)
Texas A&M at Alabama (Thursday-Saturday)
Auburn at Tennessee (Thursday-Saturday)
Georgia at Arkansas (Thursday-Saturday)
Florida at Vanderbilt (Thursday-Saturday)
Ole Miss at LSU (Thursday-Saturday)
Miss. State at South Carolina (Friday-Sunday)
Kentucky at Missouri (Friday-Sunday)

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