SEC Baseball Recaps (March 20)

sec-baseball-logoSeveral SEC teams were suffering from opening weekend hangover as Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and Tennessee all dropped non-conference games on Tuesday.

Three games were affected by weather. Arkansas at Charlotte was cancelled due to weather. Florida and Vanderbilt rescheduled their games to Wednesday. Florida will host Jacksonville on Wednesday, while Vanderbilt and Belmont will meet at First Tennessee Park in Nashville.

Kentucky belted seven home runs in a 20-4 blowout win over Xavier. Keegan McGovern had two home runs and five RBIs in Georgia’s 12-2 win at Georgia State. The Bulldogs have won eight of nine games overall.

Here are Tuesday’s SEC recaps:

UAB scored four runs in first inning
Alabama has been outscored 14-2 in first inning in last four games
Brett Blackwood 3-run home run in first inning
Blackwood 3-for-4, HR, 3 RBI
Cole Collins 3-for-5, R, 2B
Alabama 1-2-3 Hitters: 7-for-15, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI
Rest of Team: 1-for-20
Cobie Vance 3-for-5, R
Chandler Taylor 2-run HR in third inning

Georgia Tech 6, AUBURN 4
Danny Hall’s 1,000th career coaching win at Tech
Auburn stranded 13 base runners
Georgia Tech scored five runs in fourth inning
Michael Guldberg 2-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI
Brant Hurter five scoreless innings for Tech
Judd Ward (AU) 2-for-2, 2 RBI off the bench

GEORGIA 12, Georgia State 2
Georgia scored multiple runs in five innings
Keegan McGovern 3-for-3, 4 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI
McGovern 2-run HR in third inning; 2-run HR in fifth inning
Aaron Schunk 2-for-3, 4 R
Michael Curry 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI (2-run HR in seventh inning)

KENTUCKY 20, Xavier 4
Game called after 8 innings due to darkness
UK slugs seven home runs (most since March, 2014)
Kole Cottam and Luke Heyer two home runs each
Ben Aklinski, Luke Becker and T.J. Collett also homered for UK
The 20 runs are the most by UK since March 9, 2014 (26 vs. Ball State)
Cottam 3-for-4, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
Heyer 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Aklinski 3-for-5, 3 R, HR, 5 RBI 

OLE MISS 9, New Orleans 4
Annual School-Day Game at Swayze Field
First pitch was 11 a.m. (Attendance: 9,996)
Ole Miss first Division I team to 20 wins
Thomas Dillard 2-for-4, 3 R, 3B, HR, 5 RBI
Dillard solo HR in third inning; 3-run triple in fourth inning
Will Golsan 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, RBI
Houston Roth records seven strikeouts in five innings

MISS. STATE 17, Alcorn State 1
Seven MSU players with 2 or more hits
Six MSU players with 2 or more runs scored
Five MSU players with 2 or more RBIs
Josh Hatcher 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Hunter Stovall 4-for-5, 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI
Luke Alexander 2-for-6, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI (2-run HR in first inning)
Marshall Gilbert 2-for-3, R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI (solo HR in third; 3-run double in seventh)

MISSOURI 11, Arkansas State 1
Tigers score multiple runs in four different innings
Alex Samples 3-for-3, 2 R, 2B, 5 RBI (2-run double in fifth; 2-run single in sixth)
Kameron Misner 2-for-2, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Connor Brumfield 3-for-3, 3 R
Tyler LaPlante five scoreless innings
ASU broke up shutout with run in eighth inning

Ben Peden game-winning home run in ninth inning
Peden 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
Carlos Cortes (SC) game-tying HR in seventh
Cortes 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI

East Tennessee  State 9, TENNESSEE 6
ETSU scored four runs in seventh; trialed 6-5
Three of four runs scored on two errors and wild pitch
Jackson Greer 3-for-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI (2-run HR in third inning)
Chris Cook 2-for-5, 2 RBI
Jay Charleston (UT) 4-for-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI

TEXAS A&M 13, Rice 4
Aggies score six runs in fourth inning; four runs in seventh inning
Michael Helman 4-for-6, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI (solo HR in first inning)
Wayne Frizzell 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, RBI (solo HR in second inning)
Rice scored all four runs in sixth inning
Rice commits four errors
























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