SEC Baseball Recaps (March 14)

sec-baseball-logoSoutheastern Conference play begins this weekend and several SEC teams had some final tuneups for the 85th season of SEC play begins Friday.

Alabama belted five home runs in a 14-0 win over Alabama A&M. Hunter Alexander led the charge with two home runs and five RBIs. Auburn (17-1) matched the 1997 CWS team for best 18-game start with a comeback win over Memphis.  Tennessee freshman Sean Hunley threw a complete-game shutout in the win over Western Carolina.

On the national scene, NAIA newcomer Lawrence Tech upended Michigan 8-3 on Wednesday. The Blue Devils are just in their second season of college baseball. The school is located in Southfield, Michigan.

St. Peter’s extended the nation’s longest losing streak to 46 games with a 2-0 loss at Seton Hall on Wednesday. The Peacocks (0-7) loss all 38 games in 2017.

Here are the SEC recaps.
ALABAMA 14, Alabama A&M 0
7 innings; 10-run rule
Alabama outscored A&M, 29-0 in series
Alabama 7 runs in fifth; 6 runs in sixth inning
The Crimson Tide hit 5 home runs
Matt Malkin 4-for-4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI
Hunter Alexander 2-for-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Connor Stutts 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

ARKANSAS 7, Texas 5
Arkansas sweeps 2-game series
Evan Lee 2-for-3, R, 2B, 2 RBI
Lee go-ahead 2-run single in fourth
Casey Martin 2-for-3, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI
Martin homered in both games
Caleb Bolden (W) retired 9 of 12 batters

AUBURN 5, Memphis 4
Auburn scored 4 runs in final two at-bats
Memphis led 4-1 in seventh inning
AU three runs in seventh; 2 runs in wild pitch and balk
Brendan Venter game-tying single
Luke Jarvis game-winning, pinch-hit single

LSU 9, South Alabama 5
The Tigers led 8-0 after six innings
Zach Watson 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI, BB
Watson 2-run single caps 4-run fourth inning
Hunter Feduccia 2-for-4, 2 RBI
Feduccia 2-run single in first inning
AJ Labas six scoreless innings in relief (5 H, 5 K)

SE Louisiana 11,MISS. STATE 5
MGM Park – Biloxi
SLU 6 straight wins over MSU
Miss. State led 5-1 after one inning
Lions scored the final 10 runs in win
Drew Avans 1-for-5, R, 3B, 3 RBI
Kyly Schimpf 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI

OLE MISS 16, Georgia State 2
Rebels post five multiple run innings
Cole Zabowski 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
Stroked 3-run HR in third inning
Chase Cockrell 3-run double in first inning
Nick Fortes 1-for-2, 2 R, 3 RBI, 3 BB
Ryan Olenek 3-for-4, 2 R
Jordan Fowler five scoreless frames; retired 15 of 17 hitters

SOUTH CAROLINA 12, Harvard 5
Fourth straight game with Ivy League school
Gamecocks score 4 in fourth; 5 in seventh
SC tallied 14 hits, all singles
Noah Campbell 2-for-3, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB
TJ Hopkins 1-for-2, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB

TENNESSEE 5, Western Carolina 0
Sean Hunley complete game shutout
First by UT freshman since Josh Lindblom in 2006
Hunley 20.2 consecutive scoreless innings
Benito Santiago 3-for-4, R, RBI

Eastern Kentucky 6, VANDERBILT 5
Vandy comeback (4 runs in ninth) falls one run short
The Commodores left 13 runners on base; left bases loaded 3 times
Alex Holderbach 2-for-5, 5 RBIs for the Colonels
Kaven Brown 5.1 scoreless innings (8 K) for EKU
Connor Kaiser 1-for-4, R, 2 RBI for Vandy
The Commodores used nine different pitchers

NAIA Lawrence Tech Stuns Michigan





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