SEC Baseball Recaps (April 28)

Mississippi State takes opener with Auburn on Top 10 SEC showdown; UK offense explodes in record-setting win at South Carolina; Ole Miss, LSU and Texas A&M post series wins; Ole Miss 2B Tate Blackman hits leadoff home run; he has six home runs in last 13 games; LSU RF Greg Deichmann collects four hits and two RBI in win at Alabama; also records OF assist; Texas A&M 2B Braden Shewmake goes 7-for-11 with five RBIs in double header win at Missouri; CF Jeren Kendall and P Patrick Raby lift Commodores to 1-0 win over rival Tennessee; Florida rallies past Georgia with 3-run ninth inning; here is the latest news and notes from Friday’s SEC baseball action.

Mississippi State 5, Auburn 2
Miss. State leads series, 1-0
MSU wins series opener in battle of SEC aces
MSU holds 2-game lead in SEC West
Konnor Pilkington (7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) earns fifth win
MSU SS Ryan Gridley 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI
Keegan Thompson (6.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) suffers second loss
AU CF Jonah Todd 2-for-3, 2 R, BB
MSU improves to 30-14, 14-5 SEC
Auburn falls to 30-14, 12-7 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)
Game 3 on Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT) (SEC Network)

Kentucky 19, South Carolina 1
Kentucky leads series, 1-0
UK largest SEC win in school history
UK most runs in SEC game since 2009 (22 runs vs. Miss. State)
UK snaps 11-game losing streak in Columbia (2008)
UK snaps 9-game losing streak at Founders Park (2009)
UK scored in seven of nine innings
CF Tristan Pompey 4-for-5, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI
DH Luke Becker 2-for-2, 2 HR, 5 RBI
P Sean Hjelle six scoreless innings
P Wil Crowe (4.2 IP, 10 H, 7 R) suffers fourth loss
UK improves to 30-13; 13-6 SEC
South Carolina falls to 24-16; 9-10 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 4 p.m. (ET)

Arkansas 7, Ole Miss 4 (Game 3)
Ole Miss wins series, 2-1
Arkansas scores three runs in eighth inning
UA RF Eric Cole 2-run single in eighth inning
UA C Grant Koch 2-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI (homered in both games of DH)
UA 1B Chad Spanberger 2-for-3, 2 R, HR, RBI
OM 2B Tate Blackman 2-for-3, 2 R, HR, RBI
Blackman hits leadoff HR for second time this year; 6 HRs in last 13 games
UA RHP Jake Reindl 6.1 innings in relief
Arkansas improves to 34-12; 13-8 SEC
Ole Miss falls to 27-17, 11-10 SEC

Ole Miss 4, Arkansas 1 (Game 2)
Ole Miss scored all four runs in first inning
OM 1B Nick Fortes 2-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI
RHP Ryan Rolison (6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) collects sixth win
Ole Miss bullpen retired nine of 10 batters
UA C Grant Koch solo HR in fifth inning

LSU 7, Alabama 4
LSU wins series, 2-0
LSU scored six runs in first five innings
LSU RF Greg Deichmann 4-for-5, 2 RBI, OF Assist
LSU C Michael Papierski reached base all five times (3 BB, HBP, Solo HR)
LSU bullpen 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
Kramer Robertson and Jordan Romero 2 hits each
UA LF Chandler Taylor 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
UA 3B Connor Short solo HR
LSU improves to 29-15; 12-8 SEC
Alabama drops to 15-28; 2-18 SEC (12-game SEC losing streak)
Game 3 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)

Vanderbilt 1, Tennessee 0
Vanderbilt leads series, 1-0
VU CF Jeren Kendall hits solo HR in fourth inning
VU P Patrick Raby (8 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) picks up seventh win
UT P Hunter Martin (8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) tossed CG in loss
Vanderbilt improves to 26-16; 10-9 SEC
Tennessee drops to 21-18; 5-14 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 4 p.m. (CT) (SEC Network)

Florida 6, Georgia 4
Florida leads series, 1-0
Gators score three runs in ninth for SEC road win
UF SS Dalton Guthrie 2-for-4, R; scored tying run on wild pitch
UF 3B Christian Hicks 3-for-4, R, 2 RBI; bases-loaded walk plated winning run in ninth
Georgia scored four runs in seventh to take 4-3 lead
UG RF Tucker Bradley 3-for-5, R, RBI; game-tying single in seventh
UG 2B Will Proctor 2-for-3, R, RBI
Florida improves to 28-13; 11-8 SEC
Georgia falls to 17-26; 5-14 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (ET)

Texas A&M 7, Missouri 1
Texas A&M wins series, 2-0
Aggies out score Tigers, 18-2 in double header
Aggies score six runs in final two innings to snap 1-1 tie
TAMU 2B Braden Shewmake 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI
Shewmake collected 2-ru double in eighth; RBI single in ninth
Shewmake 7-for-11, 5 RBIs in the double header
TAMU P Kaylor Chafin retired all 14 batters faced (8 K) for sixth win
MU P Tanner Houck (7 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) suffers seventh loss
Texas A&M improves to 31-13; 12-8 SEC
Missouri falls to 27-17; 8-12 SEC (Mizzou 7-16 after starting season 20-1

Texas A&M 11, Missouri 1
Aggies score double figures in series opener
Texas A&M scored at least three runs in five different innings in DH
Shewmake 4-for-6, R, 2B, 2 RBI
TAMU P Brigham Hill (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K) hurls seven scoreless innings
TAMU 3B George Janca 2-run HR in seventh inning
MU DH Ryan McGuire collected four hits in the twin bill


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