SEC Baseball Recaps (April 30)

Auburn, Mississippi State and Kentucky are all tied for first place in the SEC standings with a 14-7 conference record; Auburn won two out of three at Miss. State this weekend and owns the tie-breaker over the Bulldogs; MSU won two out of three from Kentucky in Starkville on April 7-9 and owns the tie-breaker over the Wildcats; Auburn and Kentucky do not meet in the regular season.

Seven teams are within one game of first place in the SEC standings with three SEC series remaining in the regular season; Arkansas, Florida, LSU and Texas A&M are all have identical 13-8 SEC records.

Kentucky won its first series at South Carolina since 1999 with a 9-4 win on Sunday; Florida and Texas A&M both completed weekend sweeps; the Gators topped Georgia 4-3, while Texas A&M swept Missouri with a 7-2 win on Sunday; Tennessee and Vanderbilt were rained out in Nashville.

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

Kentucky 9, South Carolina 4
Kentucky wins series, 2-1
UK snaps tie with 3-run eighth inning; plays add-on with 2-runs in ninth
Teams combined for 4 home runs (7 of 13 runs came off HRs)
Tyler Marshall 3-for-5, R, 2 RBI; go-ahead single in eighth inning
Tristan Pompey 2-run single in eighth
Pompey 6-for-12, HR, 7 RBIs in series
Riley Mahan belts 2-run HR in ninth inning
Evan White 2-run HR in third inning
Ross Grosvenor and John Jones homered for the Gamecocks
Kentucky improves to 31-14; 14-7 SEC
South Carolina falls to 25-17; 10-11 SEC

Florida 6, Georgia 3
Florida wins series, 3-0
JJ Schwarz 3-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI; stroked 2-run HR in second inning
Michael Byrne records third save of the weekend
Byrne has seven saves in UF’s last 9 games (8.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K)
Georgia scored all three runs in the eighth
Cam Shepherd 2-run double in eighth inning
Florida improves to 30-13; 13-8 SEC
Georgia falls to 17-28; 5-16 SEC

Texas A&M 7, Missouri 2
Texas A&M wins series, 3-0
Texas A&M outscored Missouri 25-4 in 3-game series
Texas A&M did not allow an earned run in series
Aggies Pitchers: 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 Save; 27 IP, 13 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 30 K
Aggies blow open 1-0 game with six runs in ninth inning
Aggies hit for cycle in ninth inning
Walker Pennington 2-run triple in ninth
Nick Choruby RBI single in ninth
Logan Foster RBI double in ninth
Braden Shewmake 2-run HR in ninth (8-for-16, HR, 7 RBIs in series)
Robbie Glendinning 2-run HR in ninth for Mizzou
Texas A&M improves to 32-13; 13-8 SEC
Missouri falls to 27-18; 8-13 SEC (Mizzou 7-17 after starting season 20-1)

Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Series tied, 1-1
Sunday’s series finale was rained out
Tennessee 22-18; 6-14 SEC
Vanderbilt 26-17; 10-10 SEC

Upcoming SEC Series (May 4-7, 2017)
Arkansas at Tennessee (Thursday-Saturday)
Miss. State at Texas A&M (Thursday-Saturday)
Alabama at Auburn
Ole Miss at Florida
Georgia at Kentucky
South Carolina at LSU
Missouri at Vanderbilt

 

 

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