SEC Baseball Recaps (April 24)

sec-baseball-logoNorthwestern State right fielder Tyler Smith hit three home runs and knocked in seven runs as the Demons upset No. 6 Arkansas 10-7 in Fayetteville. The Demons split the two-game midweek series with Razorbacks. Northwestern State has two wins over SEC Western Division teams this year. NSU defeated LSU 3-1 on March 12.  Alabama scored three runs in the ninth inning for a 6-3 win at Jacksonville State. The Crimson Tide completed the season sweep of the Gamecocks. Junior RHP Kyle Cameron retired all 12 batters faced, with six strikeouts for the win.

Two SEC series begin in Thursday, with Ole Miss hosting Texas A&M and Vanderbilt hosting Auburn.  Texas A&M (30-12-1, 11-6-1 SEC) trails Arkansas by one-half game in the SEC Western Division standings. The Aggies are 1.5 games behind SEC leading Georgia. Ole Miss (27-15, 10-8 SEC) is in a three-way tie with Auburn and Miss. State for fourth place in the SEC Western Division. Auburn (27-14, 10-8 SEC) looks to break up that logjam with a trip to Nashville. Vanderbilt (31-9, 12-6 SEC) trails Georgia by one game for the overall lead in the SEC standings.

Updated SEC Baseball Standings

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SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 23)

Mississippi State took down arch-rival Ole Miss in front a record crowd at the annual Governor’s Cup in Pearl … Georgia fell to rival Georgia Tech in the annual game at Sun Trust Park … Auburn, Arkansas, Kentucky and South Carolina posted lopsided wins … FAU scored four times in the ninth inning for a 13-11 win over the Florida Gators in Gainesville.

Updated SEC Baseball Standings

Here is Tuesday’s SEC baseball recap. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 23)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, April 20)

sec-baseball-logoArkansas, Georgia and Tennessee all completed weekend sweeps. Arkansas turned in a dominating performance with a sweep of Miss. State. The Razorbacks outscored the Bulldogs 27-10 in the three-game series. Tennessee won all three games at Kentucky, as the Vols recorded their first SEC road series sweep since 2010 at Georgia. Speaking of Georgia, the Bulldogs swept Missouri to maintain the top spot in the SEC.

Auburn, LSU, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt had series-clinching wins on Saturday. Auburn picked a walk-off win in 10 innings to take the series with Ole Miss. LSU took two out of three from Florida in a series where none of the three games were competitive. After falling behind 13-0 in the series opener, LSU outscored Florida 32-6 in the final 23 innings. Texas A&M picked up a road series win at South Carolina. Vanderbilt belted five home runs, including two from SEC home run leader JJ Bleday, to take the series at Alabama.

Georgia has a one game lead over Arkansas in the overall SEC standings. The Bulldogs lead the SEC East and the Razorbacks lead the SEC West. A total of eight SEC teams have won 10 conference games. Five teams are within two games of the overall SEC lead.

Updated SEC Baseball Standings

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SEC Baseball Recaps (Friday, April 19)

sec-baseball-logoArkansas, Georgia and Tennessee all picked up series wins on Friday night. Casey Martin hit a second inning grand slam to spark the Razorback win. Georgia turned a triple play in the top of the first inning and then scored four runs in the bottom of the frame to take the series from Missouri. The triple play was the first by Georgia since 1963. Tennessee picked up its first SEC road series win since 2017 (at Florida) with a 16-1 thrashing at Kentucky. Ole Miss and LSU posted wins on Friday to set rubber games in their series on Saturday. Vanderbilt won its series opener at Alabama. It was the Commodores first trip to Tuscaloosa since 2012. Texas A&M and South Carolina were rained out on Friday.

Updated SEC Baseball Standings

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SEC Baseball Recaps (Thursday, April 18)

sec-baseball-logoThe second half of the SEC baseball season kicked off on Thursday night, with six of the seven weekend series getting underway on this Easter weekend. Arkansas defeated Miss. State 5-3 in the pitcher’s duel in Fayetteville. Isaiah Campbell (7.2 IP, 10 K) out-dueled Ethan Small (6 IP, 9 K). Casey Martin had a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth and Dominic Fletcher added some insurance with a two-run home run in the eighth.

Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas A&M all won their series openers on Thursday.

Updated SEC Baseball Standings

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SEC Baseball Weekend Preview

sec-baseball-logoThe second half of the SEC baseball season begins tonight with six of the seven series taking place Thursday through Saturday. The Vanderbilt-Alabama series is the only Friday through Sunday series this weekend.

Georgia (30-8, 10-5 SEC) and Miss. State (32-6, 10-5 SEC) lead their respective divisions. MSU has the most win among all NCAA Division I teams. Six teams are within one game of first place and eight teams are within 2.5 games of the league lead.

Here are the SEC weekend match ups for April 18-21. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Weekend Preview”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 16)

sec-baseball-logoA full slate of SEC baseball on Tuesday spilled into Wednesday morning as Georgia won an epic 20-inning thriller over Clemson at Foley Field in Athens. Connor Tate delivered the walk-off single in the bottom of the 20th inning to score Tucker Maxwell with the winning run to cap the six-hour and 33-minute game.

The 20-inning game was longest game for both Clemson and Georgia, and it was the second-longest game in the NCAA this season. Penn defeated Dartmouth 21-15 in 21 innings on April 6, 2019.

Georgia tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in a bizarre play down the left field line. Cam Shepherd doubled into the left field corner to send pinch-runner Steven Minter to third base. Clemson left fielder Chad Fairly accidentally threw the ball into the ground as the ball slipped out of his hand, and both runners scored on the error.

Clemson (26) and Georgia (24) set school records for most strikeouts in a game. The teams combined for 50 strikeouts in the game, one shy of the single-game NCAA record.

The teams combined to use 30 position player and 15 pitchers in the 20-inning game. Clemson used 13 position players and seven pitchers, while Georgia used 17 position players and seven pitchers.

Overall the SEC posted a 10-4 record on Tuesday night. The league split the four SEC-ACC matchups, with Georgia (Clemson) and South Carolina (North Carolina) posting wins, and Auburn (at Georgia Tech) and Kentucky (Louisville) suffering losses.

Here are Tuesday’s SEC baseball recaps. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 16)”