SEC Baseball Recaps (Friday, May 11)

sec-baseball-logoFlorida scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Georgia 7-6 in the series opener at Gainesville on Friday night. The Gators are one win away from clinching the 2018 SEC Championship. Florida (19-6 SEC) has four-game lead over Georgia (15-10 SEC) and Arkansas (15-10 SEC) in the SEC standings.

Senior captain JJ Schwarz went 3-for-4 with one run, one double, one home run and three RBIs to lead the Gators to the win.

Ole Miss picked up a huge series win with an 8-3 victory over Auburn at Swayze Field.  Tyler Keenan went 3-for-4 with two runs, one double, one home run and four RBIs.  He delivered and RBI single in first and then belted a 2-run home run in the fourth inning. He capped the night with an RBI double in sixth inning.  Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco recorded his 800th career win on Friday night. He also has 700 career wins at Ole Miss.

LSU kept its NCAA Tournament hopes alive with an improbable 7-5 win over Alabama. Trailing 5-1 in the eighth, LSU scored six runs, capped by Beau Jordan’s go-ahead grand slam.

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Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament Headed to Montgomery

Sun Belt LogoThe Sun Belt Conference announced Thursday that Montgomery, Ala., will be the host site for the league’s annual baseball championship beginning in 2020.

The agreement between the Sun Belt, the Central Alabama Sports Commission, and the city of Montgomery is a five-year term that will see the conference tournament played at Riverwalk Stadium each spring from 2020 to 2024.

via Sun Belt Conference Baseball Championship Headed to Montgomery in 2020 – Sun Belt Conference

SEC Baseball Recap (Thursday, May 10)

sec-baseball-logoOle Miss turned to Parker Caracci for a seven-out save and the junior delivered as the Rebels opened their weekend series with a 5-4 win over Auburn. Will Golsan and Nick Fortes both homered in the win.

Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco recorded his 699th win with the Rebels, to tie for Tennessee head coach Rod Delmonico for fifth place on the all-time SEC wins list. Former Kentucky coach Keith Madison is next on the list with 735 career wins.

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SEC Baseball Recaps (Wednesday, May 9)

sec-baseball-logoAs the non-conference slate winds downs, only three SEC teams were in action Wednesday.

Mississippi State posted an extra-inning, walk-off win over Troy at the Hoover Met.  LSU posted a run-rule win over McNeese State. South Carolina was drubbed by the College of Charleston, who is coached by former Gamecock head coach Chad Holbrook.

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Former UK Standout No-Hits Blue Jays

UK LogoThe last two no-hitters in Major League Baseball have involved SEC alums. On Tuesday, former Kentucky standout James Paxton fired a complete-game no-hitter in the Seattle Mariners 5-0 win at Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night. Paxton is second Canadian born player in MLB history to throw a no-hitter.

Paxton, who pitched at Kentucky from 2004-06, is the second SEC pitcher to be involved in a no-hitter this season. Former Vanderbilt RHP Walker Buehler threw six innings in the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 win over San Diego Padres in Monterrey, Mexico on May 4.

Paxton is the first SEC pitcher to record a complete-game no-hitter, following his 99-pitch gem in Toronto. He is one of four SEC pitchers to be involved in a no-hitter in MLB history.

Former LSU pitcher Charlie Furbush was part of a 4-man no-hitter as the Seattle Mariners beat the LA Dodgers 1-0 on June 8, 2012. Former Miss. State hurler Jonathan Papelbon was part of a 4-man no-hitter as the Philadelphia Phillies shutout the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Sept. 1, 2014.

via MLB.com | The Official Site of Major League Baseball

SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, May 8)

sec-baseball-logoGeorgia completed another season sweep of rival Georgia Tech, while Alabama and Florida posted comeback wins on Tuesday night on the diamond.

Georgia (34-14) defeated Georgia Tech 3-1 in front of 17,751 fans at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta. Georgia has swept the last two season series with Tech, giving the Bulldogs (6 games) their longest series winning streak since 1985-87.

Alabama got a walk-off two-run double from Sam Praytor with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Jacksonville State, 9-8.  The Tide snapped a three-game losing streak to the Gamecocks.  Florida erased a 6-0 deficit to defeat South Florida, 11-8. Auburn hit four home runs, including two by Brenden Venter, in the Tigers 10-4 win over South Alabama.

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