SEC Baseball Recaps (April 21)

A busy night in the SEC with nine total games on the Friday night slate; Miss. State sweeps Alabama in wild series finale with bizarre ending in 13-inning win; Auburn hits 3 home runs in exclamation point win over Arkansas; MSU sweeps Alabama with three straight come-from-behind wins, including epic comeback in series finale; Vandy hits 3 home runs to extend winning streak over Georgia to 12 games; Carolina’s Carlos Cortes remains red-hot with 4 home runs and 7 RBIs in last four SEC games; George Janca lifts Aggies with walk-off single over Tennessee; Braden Shewmake scored both runs for Texas A&M, including game-winner in ninth; Missouri cruises past Ole Miss (Tanner Houck did not pitch for Tigers); Tennessee RHP Kyle Serrano has left the team; there was even a double Showcase winner today on The Price is Right (missed bid by only 8 bucks); catch all the Friday night scoop in the SEC.

Auburn 15, Arkansas 2
Auburn leads series, 1-0
Tigers blowout Hogs in SEC West showdown
AU scored 5 runs in first innings; scored 8 runs in third inning
Five Tigers with at least two hits; four Tigers with at least 2 RBIs
Daniel Robert 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI; 2-run HR in first inning
Josh Anthony 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI; 3-run HR in third inning
Dylan Ingram 2-for-3, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI; 2-run HR in fifth inning
AU roughs up Blaine Knight (2.1 IP, 8 H, 8 ER)
Auburn improves to 29-11; 11-5 SEC
Arkansas drops to 31-9; 11-5 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)

South Carolina 4, Florida 2
Series tied, 1-1
Carlos Cortes 2-for-5, R, HR, 2 RBI; 2-run HR in first inning
Cortes 4 HRs, 7 RBIs in last four SEC games
Jacob Olson 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; RBI double in fifth inning
JJ Schwarz and Kennan Bell two hits each for the Gators
Wil Crowe (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 K) picks up fourth win
South Carolina improves to 24-14; 9-8 SEC
Florida drops to 26-13; 9-8 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at Noon (ET) on ESPN2

LSU 4, Kentucky 3 (Game 2)
Series tied, 1-1
Antoine Duplantis game-winning single in eighth inning (Josh Smith scored winning run)LSU scores three runs to tie game in fifth inning; Nick Coomes game-tying 2-run single
Coomes 2-for-5, 2 RBI
UK led 3-0 after four innings
Kyle Cottam solo HR in second inning for UK
Zach Hess (3.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K) picks up fourth win in relief of Alex Lange
UK pinch-hitter Tom Collett had a 9-3 ground out in ninth inning
LSU improves to 27-13, 10-7 SEC
Kentucky falls to 27-13, 11-6 SEC
Game 3 on Sunday at 1 p.m. (ET)

Kentucky 12, LSU 5 (Game 1)
UK explodes for 12 runs and 16 hits in series opener
Six UK players with at least two hits
Luke Becker comes off bench to hit 2 home runs for UK
Becker 2-for-3, 2 HR, 5 RBIs; pinch-hit HR in fifth; grand slam in seventh
Riley Mahan 5-for-5, R, 2B, 3 RBIs; drove in runs in first, third and fifth innings
Cole Freeman and Greg Deichmann two hits each for LSU

Miss. State 13, Alabama 12 (13 Innings) (Game 2)
MSU wins series, 3-0
Game ended at 1:53 a.m. (CT)
MSU with three come-from-behind wins in series (19 comeback wins this year)
UA led in all three games (Game 1: 1-0; Game 2: 3-0; Game 3: 5-0)
Luke Alexander walk-off single in bottom of 13th inning
(TV replay showed ground ball actually hit runner at 2B)
MSU tied game with 3 runs in bottom of the 11th
Alabama took 12-9 lead with three runs in top of the 11th inning
Alabama scored two runs in seventh and eighth innings to tie game
MSU erased 5-0 deficit with a 9-run sixth inning
Jake Walters took no-hitter into sixth inning
MSU Sixth Inning: 13 batters to plate; 9 runs; 7 hits; 2 errors; 2 walks; 4 UA pitchers
Alabama led 5-0 after entering the bottom of the sixth
Miss. State improves to 28-14; 13-5 SEC
Alabama falls to 15-25; 2-16 SEC

Miss. State 4, Alabama 3 (Game 1)
MSU rallied for the one-run win
Cody Brown 3-for-4, R, 2B
Jake Mangum, Tanner Poole and Hunter Stovall 2 hits each
Alabama led 3-0 in the third inning
Chandler Taylor and Cody Henry 5-for-7, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Rest of Team: 0-for-23, 9 K

Vanderbilt 8, Georgia 1
Vandy leads series, 1-0
Vanderbilt 12-game winning streak against Georgia
Patrick Raby (9 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 4 K) complete-game victory for Vanderbilt
Will Toffey 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI; 3-run double in fifth inning
Stephen Scott 2-run HR in fourth inning
Jeren Kendall 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, RBI; solo HR in seventh inning
Julian Infante 1-for-3, 2 R, HR, RBI; solo HR in ninth inning
Cam Shepherd solo HR for Georgia in fourth inning
Vanderbilt improves to 24-15; 8-8 SEC
Georgia falls to 15-24; 4-12 Game 2 on Saturday at 6 p.m. (ET)

Texas A&M 2, Tennessee 1
Texas A&M leads series, 1-0
George Janca walk-off single in bottom of the ninth
Janca has had GW RBI in Aggies last two SEC wins (3-ru HR at Alabama on April 15)
Braden Shewmake 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI; scored both Aggies runs in win
He singled and scored winning run in ninth inning; solo HR in seventh inning
Brigham Hill seven shutout innings in no decision
Jeff Moberg tripled and score tying run in eighth inning
UT RHP Kyle Serrano has left the program (“personal medical reasons” according to UT Twitter account)
Texas A&M improves to 27-12; 9-7 SEC (won 9 of last 11 SEC games)
Tennessee falls to 19-16; 4-12 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)

Missouri 9, Ole Miss 3
Missouri leads series, 1-0
Cole Bartlett (9 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) hurls first career complete game
Tanner Houck did not start series opener (pushed back due to rain delay according to Mizzou Twitter)
Tigers blow open close game; scored six runs over final three innings
Connor Brumfield 2-for-4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI; go-ahead solo HR in third inning
Brett Bond 1-for-3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI; game-tying 2-run HR in second inning
Bond, Trey Harris and Brian Sharp all had 2 RBIs
Will Golsan 3-for-4, 2 R for the Rebels
Ole Miss led 2-0 after one inning
Missouri improves to 27-12; 8-8 SEC
Ole Miss falls to 27-15; 7-9 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 4 p.m. (CT)

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