SEC Baseball Recaps (April 23)

Auburn out-slugged Arkansas to win a crucial SEC Western Division series on Sunday at Plainsman Park; Kentucky overpowers LSU for series win in Lexington; Tennessee outlasts Texas A&M in 14 innings to salvage series finale; Ole Miss uses big inning to take series with Missouri.

Mississippi State (28-14, 13-5 SEC) is the overall SEC leader with four weeks remaining in the regular season.  MSU has a one-game lead over SEC Eastern Division leader Kentucky (28-13, 12-6 SEC), Auburn (30-12, 12-6 SEC) and Arkansas (32-10, 12-6 SEC) in the league standings.  Miss. State hosts Auburn next weekend at Dudy Noble Field.

Here is the latest news and notes from Sunday’s SEC baseball action.

Auburn 11, Arkansas 6
Auburn wins series, 2-1
Auburn scores five runs in final two at-bats to win back-and-forth game
Josh Anthony 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 RBIs; go-ahead 2-run double in seventh
Luke Jarvis 3-for-4, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI; 2-run HR in four-run second inning
Dylan Ingram 3-for-4, 3 R, HR, RBI
Andrew Mitchell (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) picks up fifth win
Chad Spanberger 4-for-5, R, 2 RBI for the Hogs
Arkansas Starting Pitchers (Series); 5.1 IP, 18, H, 15 ER, 5 BB, 5 K
Auburn improves 30-12; 12-6 SEC
Arkansas drops to 32-10; 12-6 SEC

Kentucky 10, LSU 2
Kentucky wins series, 2-1
UK scores 10 runs on 18 hits in series finale
The Wildcats score four runs in first inning and add three runs in second and fourth
UK 1-5 Hitters: 15-for-23 (.652), 10 R, 6 RBIs
Kyle Cottam and Riley Mahan back-to-back homers in second inning
Zach Reks 4-for-5, 3 R, RBI
Riley Mahan 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Justin Lewis (9 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) complete-game win for UK
Zach Watson collects two hits for LSU
Eric Walker (2.1 IP, 7 H, 7 ER) suffers first loss
Kentucky improves to 28-13; 12-6 SEC
LSU falls to 27-14; 10-8 SEC

Tennessee 5, Texas A&M 3 (14)
Texas A&M wins series, 2-1
Vols score two runs in 14th; outlast Aggies in series finale
Luc Lipcius game-winning RBI single in 14th inning
Pete Derkay added base-loaded walk in the decisive frame
Tennessee scored two runs in eighth inning to force extra innings
Aggies held scoreless over final 9 innings
Zach Linginfelter (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K) hurls seven scoreless innings in relief for win
Nick Chourby, Logan Foster and Braden Shewmake combined for 7 hits for the Aggies
Texas A&M starting pitchers: 22 IP, 14 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 24 K (3-game series; 2 no-decisions)
Tennessee improves to 20-17; 5-13 SEC
Texas A&M falls to 28-13; 10-8 SEC)






Missouri 9, Ole Miss 3

Ole Miss wins series, 2-1

Ole Miss led 9-1 after four innings; holds on for series win

Mike Bianco 655th career win ties Roy Mewbourne (Vandy) for sixth most in SEC history

Colby Bortles 3-run home run in five-run fourth inning

Nick Fortes 2-for-3, 2 2B, 3 RBIs (career high)

Chris Cornelius 3-for-3, HR, 2 RBI for Mizzou

Ole Miss improves to 29-15; 9-9 SEC

Missouri falls to 27-14; 8-10 SEC



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