SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, April 21)

sec-baseball-logoAuburn and Miss. State stole the headlines on Saturday after both teams swept their respective series.

Auburn pulled off a historic sweep of arch-rival Alabama in Tuscaloosa, while Miss. State handed Arkansas three straight losses in Starkville. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, April 21)”

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SEC Baseball Recaps (Friday, April 20)

sec-baseball-logoFlorida right fielder Wil Dalton drove in six runs to lead the Gators to a 9-4 series-clinching win at Kentucky. Dalton stroked a 3-run triple in third inning to give the Gators a 4-0 lead. He later added 3-run home run in eighth inning to extend lead to 7-0. Jackson Kowar (W, 7-1) spins seven shutout innings.

Auburn blasted Alabama 19-5 in Tuscaloosa.  The Tigers equaled their most runs ever scored against Alabama. AU defeated Alabama 19-11 in 1991. Auburn also equaled its largest margin of victory over Alabama. The Tigers beat the Tide 14-0 in Tuscaloosa in 1906. Auburn hit three home runs in the win.

South Carolina blanked LSU 11-0 in the series opener in Columbia. Georgia, Miss. State and Missouri all posted late-inning wins on Friday.  Tennessee handed Texas A&M ace Mitchell Kilkenny his first loss of the season in Knoxville.

Here are Friday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Friday, April 20)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Thursday, April 19)

sec-baseball-logoThe second half of the Southeastern Conference regular-season schedule began on Thursday with a pair of SEC Eastern Division games.  Top-ranked and league-leading Florida opened a three-game series at Kentucky, while Vanderbilt and Missouri meet in Columbia.

Missouri announced on Thursday afternoon that it has added a non-conference game on May 1 against Iowa at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City. The game will begin at 3 p.m. (CT).

North Dakota State and Milwaukee will finally play their 2018 home openers this weekend. They are the last two Division I teams to play a home game this season. After playing the first 28 games on the road, NDSU will play its home opener on Friday, April 20 against Western Illinois. Milwaukee, who played its first 30 games away from home, will host Youngstown State its home opener on Friday.

Here are Thursday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Thursday, April 19)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Wednesday, April 18)

sec-baseball-logoAlabama, Ole Miss, Miss. State and LSU were the only teams in action Wednesday night on the diamond.

The biggest news on Wednesday came from NCAA legislation regarding some changes to the NCAA college baseball landscape. Click on the D1Baseball.com and Baseball America articles below for more insight into the legislation.

Here are Wednesday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Wednesday, April 18)”

NCAA Regional Projections (April 18)

2017 NCAA RegionalMy friends at D1Baseball.com and Baseball America have made their latest NCAA Regional projections.

According to D1Baseball.com, the SEC will have 10 teams in the 64-team field, including national seeds (1) Florida, (2) Arkansas and (8) Ole Miss. Kentucky (9), Vanderbilt (12) and Texas A&M (15) are among the Top 16 seeds. Auburn, Georgia, LSU and Missouri are also included in the field.

Baseball America also has 10 SEC teams in the field, with Florida (1), Arkansas (3) and Ole Miss (7) as national seeds.  Vanderbilt (9) and Kentucky (13) are among the Top 16 seeds. Auburn, Georiga, LSU,  Missouri and Texas A&M are also in the field.

D1Baseball NCAA Regional Projections

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SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 17)

SamfSamford Baseballord won its 13th straight game with a dominating 6-0 win at Alabama on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs set the tone with two runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Ayrton Schafer and Max Pinto.

Brooks Carlson went 3-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs. He had an RBI single in the third and then blasted a solo home run in the sixth. Samford added two more runs in the ninth.

A trio of Bulldog pitchers had its way with a listless Alabama offense. Hamp Skinner, Jack Rude and Wyatt Burns combined on the two-hit shutout. The trio faced four batters over the minimum and at one point retired 13 straight UA hitters.

Sam Praytor and Jett Manning had the lone two singles for Alabama.

Samford (22-14) owns the nation’s third-longest winning streak behind Tennessee Tech (21) and Michigan (16). The Bulldogs 13-game winning streak is the second longest single-season winning streak in school history. Samford had a 17-game winning streak to begin the 1959 season, which was a part of a school-record 28 game winning, dating back to the last 11 games of the 1958 season.

Jacksonville knocked off top-ranked Florida 8-4 in Gainesville. John Cassala led the charge by going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. He smacked a 2-run home run in the seventh to give the Dolphins a four-run lead.

Here are Tuesday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 17)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Sunday, April 15)

sec-baseball-logoLSU scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, capped by Daniel Cabrera’s walk-off three-run home run to give the Tigers a 9-7 win over Tennessee to complete the three-game sweep at Alex Box Stadium. The win gave head coach Paul Mainieri his 1,400th career win.

Vanderbilt posted back-to-back 8-7 wins over Ole Miss in Sunday’s double header at Hawkins Field in Nashville. Stephen Scott scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning in the opener while Ty Duvall ripped a go-ahead three-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning in the nightcap.

Auburn scored all seven runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by Brendan Venter’s go-ahead three-run home run to complete the series win over Miss. State.

Here are Sunday’s SEC recaps. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Sunday, April 15)”