In the only SEC game on Easter Sunday, Vanderbilt blanked Alabama 2-0 to complete the three-game sweep at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. It marked the Commodores first sweep in Tuscaloosa since 1906.
With the win the Commodores remained one game back of Georgia for the overall SEC lead in the standings.
Georgia (33-8, 13-5) is the overall leader and SEC Eastern Division leader with 12 games remaining. Vanderbilt (31-9, 12-6) is one game back of the first-place Bulldogs. Tennessee (30-11, 9-9 SEC) is the only other Eastern Division team with a .500 record. Missouri, Florida, South Carolina and Kentucky all have losing SEC records.
The SEC Western Division is a lot more congested as six teams are within two games of the division lead. Arkansas (30-10, 12-6 SEC) lead the West and is one-game behind Georgia for the overall league lead. Texas A&M (29-12-1, 11-6-1 SEC) is one-half game behind the Razorbacks. LSU is one-game back, while Ole Miss, Miss. State and Auburn are two games off the division lead.
Updated SEC Baseball Standings
Here is Sunday’s SEC baseball recap.
VANDERBILT 2, ALABAMA 0
Vanderbilt won series, 3-0
Vanderbilt (31-9, 12-6 SEC); Alabama 24-17, 4-14 SEC)
Vandy completes first sweep in Tuscaloosa since 1906
Patrick Raby, Hugh Fisher and Tyler Brown combine in 3-hitter
Raby six scoreless innings (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 8 K) for the win
Brown records second save of the weekend; ninth overall
JJ Bleday solo home run in second inning
Bleday (UA Series): .357 (5-14), 4 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB
Bleday and Tulane’s Kody Hoese share NCAA lead with 20 home runs
Alabama 7-game SEC losing streak; swept in last two series (MSU, VU)
Alabama shutout for third time in SEC play
SEC Baseball Schedule (April 25-28)
Texas A&M at Ole Miss (Thursday-Saturday)
Auburn at Vanderbilt (Thursday-Saturday)
Kentucky at Florida
LSU at Alabama
Tennessee at Arkansas
Georgia at Miss. State
South Carolina at Missouri