SEC Baseball Recaps (April 14)

Tennessee and Arkansas post walk-off wins; all was Wright in Nashville as Commodores even series with Gators;  Jason Delay scores both runs in Vandy’s 2-0 win; Ole Miss uses long ball to even series at LSU; Colby Bortles and Nick Fortes hit back-to-back home runs in fourth inning; Brent Rooker hits solo home run in first inning; has homered in all five SEC series; South Carolina 0-3 in SEC home openers this season; all the news and notes from Friday night in SEC.

Vanderbilt 2, Florida 0
Series tied, 1-1
Kyle Wright dominates Gators for second straight year
Wright (9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 13 K) with career-high 13 strikeouts
Wright (18 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 23 K) in last two starts vs. Gators
Jason Delay leads Commodores with three hits and scored both runs
Connor Kaiser squeeze bunt in fifth inning (Delay scored)
Jeren Kendall sac fly in seventh inning (Delay scored)
Brady Singer (8 IP, 11 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) fires complete game in loss
Vanderbilt improves to 22-14; 7-7 SEC
Florida drops to 23-12; 7-7 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2

Auburn 3, Tennessee 2
Series tied, 1-1
Tennessee rallies for walk-off win
Tennessee collects three sac flies in win
Andre Lipcius walk-off sac fly in 10th inning (Justin Ammons scores winning run)
Matt Waldren game-tying sac fly in the ninth inning
Jonah Todd and Daniel Robert with run-scoring doubles in third inning
Tennessee fifth straight 1-run SEC game
Auburn falls to 26-11; 9-5 SEC
Tennessee improves to 18-14, 4-10 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT)

Arkansas 5, Georgia 4 (10)
Arkansas leads series, 2-0
Arkansas in sole possession of first place in SEC Western Division
Arkansas PH Evan Lee scored winning run on two Georgia errors in 10th inning
Georgia tied game on throwing error in ninth inning
Luke Bonfield go-ahead 2-run HR in seventh inning
Arkansas DH Eric Cole with four hits in win
Georgia C Michael Curry 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Arkansas improves to 28-8; 10-4 SEC
Georgia falls to 15-21; 4-10 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)

LSU 15, Ole Miss 2
Series tied, 1-1
Ole Miss seeking first series win at LSU since 1982
Ole Miss hits three home runs in the win
Dallas Woolfolk collects seventh save for the Rebels
Tate Blackman led off game with solo home run
Colby Bortles and Nick Fortes back-to-back home runs in fourth inning
LSU Josh Smith 2-for-4, RBI
Ole Miss improves to 22-13; 7-7 SEC
LSU falls to 24-12; 8-6 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)

Texas A&M 8, Alabama 2
Texas A&M leads series, 2-0
Aggies scored four runs in third inning; led 7-0 after 5 innings
A&M CF Nick Choruby 3-for-4, 3 R, BB
Aggies DH Cole Bedford 4-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI (3-run HR in third inning)
Texas A&M bullpen scoreless streak ends at 21.1 innings
Alabama only team without SEC series win
UA 2B Cobie Vance 2-for-4, 2B, RBI
Texas A&M improves to 25-11; 7-7 SEC
Alabama falls to 14-21; 2-12 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at 2 p.m (CT)

Kentucky 5, Missouri 2
Kentucky leads series, 1-0
UK with 2-game lead in SEC Eastern Division
Sean Hjelle (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K) seven shutout innings for the Wildcats
Mizzou’s two errors lead to three unearned runs for UK
UK RF Tristan Pompey 3-for-5, 2B, RBI
UK 2B Riley Mahan 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
Trey Harris and Brent Bond hit solo home runs in ninth inning
MU RHP Tanner Houck (8 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) suffers loss
Kentucky improves to 24-11; 9-4 SEC
Missouri falls to 25-10, 6-7 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 7 p.m (CT) (SEC Network)

Mississippi State 7, South Carolina 4
MSU leads series, 1-0
MSU scored four times in second inning; led 5-0 after 2 innings
Brent Rooker solo home run in first inning
Rooker has homered in all five SEC series (8 HR in 13 SEC games)
South Carolina 0-3 in SEC home openers
Gamecocks cut lead to 5-4 with 4 runs in seventh inning
MSU adds two unearned runs in ninth inning
MSU improves to 24-12; 9-4 SEC
South Carolina falls to 21-12, 7-6 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 3 p.m (CT)

 

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