SEC Baseball Recaps (April 29)

Auburn sweeps double header at Miss. State; the Tigers and Bulldogs are tied for first place in SEC standings; seven teams are within 1.5 games of first place; LSU completes sweep with 11-inning win at Alabama; Carlos Cortes homers in Gamecocks win over Kentucky; Florida rallies past Georgia; scored 8 of 12 runs this weekend in final three innings; Tennessee scored nine runs in final two innings to even series in Nashville; Vandy RHP Kyle Wright no-hit the Vols through six innings.

Who’s On First? Auburn first baseman Dylan Ingram and Miss State first baseman Brent Rooker were a combined 9-for-17 (.529) with eight runs scored, two doubles, four home runs and nine RBIs in Saturday’s double header.  Ingram went 3-for-8 with two home runs and six RBIs, including a grand slam in game two.  Rooker fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle in both games. He went 6-for-9, three runs, two doubles, two home runs and three RBIs in the two games.

Here is the latest news and notes from Saturday’s SEC baseball action.
Auburn 5, Mississippi State 5 (Game 2)
Auburn wins series, 2-1
Auburn scored all 5 runs in fourth inning
Auburn collected 12 runs and 8 hits in the fourth inning of both games on Saturday
DH Conor Davis 2-for-5, R, 2 RBI
1B Dylan Ingram 2-run HR in fourth inning
Ingram was 2-for-2, 2 HR, 6 RBIs in the fourth inning of both games
Ingram 3-for-8, 5 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI in double header
MSU 1B Brent Rooker 6-for-9, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI in double-header
Rooker fell triple shy of cycle in both games; HR in both games
MSU P Denver McQuary three scoreless innings in relief
Auburn improves to 32-14; 14-7 SEC
Miss. State falls to 30-16; 14-7 SEC

Auburn 17, Mississippi State 8 (Game 1)
Auburn erupts with seven runs in fourth inning
AU 1B Dylan Ingram 2-for-4, 4 R, HR, 4 RBI
Ingram hit grand slam in fourth inning
AU CF Jonah Todd 3-for-4, 2 R, 3B, 4 RBI, 2 BB
MSU 1B Brent Rooker 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
MSU LF Cody Brown 2-for-4, R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
Teams combined to hit for home run cycle
AU (grand slam); MSU (solo HR; 2-run HR; 3-run HR)

LSU 4, Alabama 3 (11)
LSU wins series, 3-0
Alabama has lost 13 straight SEC games
LSU C Michael Papierski game-winning RBI single in 11th inning
LSU DH Jordan Romero game-tying single in seventh
LSU bullpen 6.2 scoreless innings
UA 1B Cody Henry 2-for-5, R, 2B, RBI
LSU RF Greg Deichmann 2-run HR in first inning
LSU improves to 30-15; 12-8 SEC
Alabama falls to 15-29; 2-19 SEC

Florida 6, Georgia 3
Florida leads series, 2-0
Florida posts come-from-behind win for second straight day
Gators score five runs in seventh inning on three RBI singles and two sacrifice fliesUF CF Austin Langworthy 3-for-5, R, 2 B, 2 RBI
UF P Brady Singer works eight innings for win
GA RF Tucker Bradley 3-for-5, 2 2B
Florida improves to 29-13; 12-8 SEC
Georgia falls to 17-27; 5-15 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at 1 p.m. (ET)

South Carolina 5, Kentucky 1
Series tied, 1-1
Gamecock bullpen shines with four scoreless innings
SC LF Carlos Cortes 2-for-4, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
He stroked 2-run home run in third inning; added RBI double in sixth inning
UK 3B Tyler Marshall hit solo HR in the fourth inning
South Carolina improves to 25-16; 10-10 SEC
UK drops to 30-14; 13-7 SEC
Game 3 on Sunday at 1 p.m. (ET)

Tennessee 9, Vanderbilt 3
Series tied, 1-1
Tennessee scored all nine runs in last two innings
UT 3B Jordan Rodgers smacked eighth-inning grand slam
VU RHP Kyle Wright took no-hitter into seventh inning (Rodgers broke up no-hitter with single)
Tennessee Offense First 6 Innings:  0-for-17 (.000)
Tennessee Offense Final 3 Innings: 6-for-17 (.352), 9 R, HR, 7 RBI
Tennessee improves to 22-18; 6-14 SEC
Vanderbilt falls to 26-17; 10-10 SEC
Game 3 on Sunday at 3 p.m. (CT) (SEC Network)



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