SEC Baseball Recaps (May 12)

Four of the seven games decided in seventh inning or later on Friday night; Florida beats Alabama in classic pitcher’s duel; Alex Faedo and Jake Walters combined for 16 strikeouts and 11 one-pitch outs in a pair of no decisions as the Gators edged the Crimson Tide 2-1; Arkansas gets walk-off win over Vanderbilt; Auburn suffers sixth straight loss at LSU; Kentucky belts four home runs in blowout win over Tennessee; Konnor Pilkington tosses eight scoreless innings; Brent Rooker and Elijah MacNamee homer in win at Georgia; Braden Shewmake hits two home runs as Texas A&M pounds Ole Miss; South Carolina rallies past Missouri on Battle of Columbia; here is the latest news and notes from Sunday’s SEC baseball action.

Florida 2, Alabama 1
Florida leads series, 1-0
Nelson Maldonado game-winning sacrifice fly in ninth inning
JJ Schwarz game-tying, solo home run in seventh inning
Cobie Vance RBI double in fourth inning for Alabama
Alex Faedo (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 8 K) strikes out eight in no decision
Jake Walters (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) fans eight in no decision
Faedo and Walters 16 combined strikeouts; 11 one-pitch outs
Alabama 0-for-7 (.000) RISP
Alabama suffers 30th loss of season
Florida improves to 36-14; 17-8 SEC
Alabama falls to 19-30; 5-20 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT)

Arkansas 4, Vanderbilt 3
Arkansas leads series, 1-0
Luke Bonfield walk-off single in bottom of ninth
Bonfield 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI for the Razorbacks; hit solo HR in first inning
Dominic Fletcher game-tying, 2-run HR in seventh inning; UA trailed 3-1
Trevor Stephan records 11 strikeouts (22 K; 14 IP in last 2 starts)
Jeren Kendall RBI single in fifth inning
Ethan Paul go-ahead 2-run HR in second inning
Paul 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI in loss
Arkansas improves to 36-13; 15-9 SEC
Vanderbilt falls to 29-20, 12-12 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT)

LSU 5, Auburn 3
LSU wins series, 2-0
Michael Papierski game-winning 2-run home run in seventh inning
Zach Watson 3-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI; 2-run HR in fifth inning
Papierski and Watson 4-for-5, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI in the win
Jonah Todd 4-for-5, R, RBI in loss for AU
Auburn has lost six straight games
LSU improves to 34-17, 17-9 SEC
Auburn falls to 32-20, 14-12 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at Noon on SEC Network

Miss. State 9, Georgia 3
MSU leads series, 1-0
Konnor Pilkington eight scoreless innings (7 K) for MSU
Brent Rooker 2-for-3, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI; 3-run HR in third inning
Elijah MacNamee 2-run HR in fifth inning
Georgia three runs in ninth; capped by Tucker Bradley 2-run single
Georgia suffers 30th loss of season
Miss. State improves to 33-17, 17-8 SEC
Georgia falls to 20-30, 7-18 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 4 p.m. (ET) on SEC Network

Kentucky 15, Tennessee 5
Kentucky leads series, 1-0
UK belts four home runs in series-opening win
Evan White 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
Zach Reks 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Riley Mahan 3-for-4, 3 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
Troy Squires 3-for-3, 3 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
White/Reks/Mahan/Squires were a combined 10-for-15, 10 R, 3 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI
Andre Lipcius 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI
Jeff Moberg solo home run for UT
Kentucky improves to 34-16; 16-9 SEC
Tennessee falls to 26-20; 7-16 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (ET)

Texas A&M 12, Ole Miss 5
Texas A&M leads series, 1-0
Texas A&M scored in 7 of 9 innings
Aggies score 3 runs in first and third innings to take 6-1 lead
Braden Shewmake belts 2 home runs (first career multi-homer game)
Shewmake 2-for-4, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI; 2-run HR in third; solo HR in 9th
Logan Foster 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI; solo home run in fifth inning
Kaylor Chafin (3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K) earns seventh win
Will Golsan 3-for-4, R, 2 RBI for the Rebels
Grae Kessinger 5-game SEC hitting streak
Texas A&M improves to 35-15, 15-10 SEC
Ole Miss drops to 29-21; 11-14 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT) on SEC Network

South Carolina 4, Missouri 3
South Carolina leads series, 1-0
Jonah Bride go-ahead 2-run HR in sixth inning
Bride 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Blake Taylor game-tying 2-run double in fifth inning
TJ Sikemma (5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) first career start and first career loss
Robbie Glendinning 2-for-3, 2B for Mizzou
South Carolina improves to 30-19; 12-13 SEC
Missouri falls to 29-21; 9-16 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)





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