SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, May 5)

Alabama CelebrationFlorida has turned in a pair of dominant pitching performances to take the first two games of the series at Texas A&M. Florida pitchers have held the Aggies to one run and nine hits in the first two games. The Gators have now won 18 straight series.

Georgia recorded its first SEC road sweep since 2005 after its 7-1 win at Missouri on Saturday. Adam Sasser had an incredible weekend for the Bulldogs. He was 7-for-13 with five runs scored, four home runs and 10 RBIs. He tied the Georgia single-game record with three home runs in Thursday’s series opener.

Alabama snapped its 10-game SEC losing streak with a 4-3, 10-inning win over Miss. State. Keith Holcombe’s walk-off single scored Joe Breaux with the winning run.  John Trousdale hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning. It was also Alabama’s first win against an SEC Western Division team this year.

South Carolina has outscored Ole Miss 24-12 in the first two games in Columbia. South Carolina won the opener 13-6 and then took the series with an 11-6 win on Saturday. Ole Miss has allowed 10+ runs in back-to-back games for first time since 2010.

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SEC Baseball Recaps (Friday, May 4)

sec-baseball-logoFormer Vanderbilt standout Walker Buehler threw six no-hit innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a combined no-hitter with 4-0 in over the San Diego Padres in Monterrey, Mexico. It was the 298th no-hitter in MLB history and the 18th combined no-hitter in MLB history. The Dodgers have 23 no-hitters, but this was the first combined no-hitter in franchise history.

Buehler, the 23-year-old rookie making only his third career start, pitched six innings and was removed after making 93 pitches, having struck out eight and walked three. Buehler has been handled delicately since requiring Tommy John surgery in 2015 and being drafted in the first round.

In keeping with the pitching theme, Auburn RHP Casey Mize and Florida RHP Brady Singer were dominant on Friday night. Mize tied the Auburn single-game record with 15 strikeouts in a complete-game victory over Vanderbilt.  Singer posted his 10th win of the season with a complete-game shutout at Texas A&M.

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SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, April 28)

SIUE Player.JPGArkansas, Florida, Georgia and Ole Miss all posted series-clinching wins on Saturday.

Arkansas scored four runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by Jack Kenley’s 2-run single to beat Alabama 7-3. Florida erased a three-run first inning deficit by scoring six runs in the fourth inning en route to a 12-3 win over Auburn. Nick Horvath ripped a three-run double in the decisive fourth inning. Georgia scored four runs in the second and fourth innings for a 12-4 win over Tennessee. Keegan McGovern hit a three-run home run.  Ole Miss scored five runs in the seventh inning, highlighted by Thomas Dillard’s game-winning 3-run home run to defeat LSU 9-8.  LSU reliever Caleb Gilbert gave up all five runs in the inning.  Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, April 28)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Friday, April 27)

sec-baseball-logoSouth Carolina strikes again.

The Gamecocks spotted Vanderbilt a 7-0 lead after three innings but mounted another improbable comeback for an 8-7 win at Hawkins Field on Friday night.

Vandy led 7-0 entering the fifth inning before South Carolina struck for two runs on RBI singles by TJ Hopkins and Carlos Cortes. South Carolina then scored six runs in the sixth inning to take an 8-7 lead. LT Tolbert stroked a game-tying 2-run single and Cortes capped the six-run inning when he stole home with the go-ahead run.

South Carolina erased a 6-0 deficit at home to LSU on Sunday afternoon by scoring eight runs in the final three innings for an 8-6 comeback win.

South Carolina relievers T.J. Shook, Eddy Demurias and Sawyer Bridges twirled 6.1 hitless innings in the win over Vanderbilt on Friday. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Friday, April 27)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Thursday, April 26)

sec-baseball-logoFlorida’s Brady Singer and Auburn’s Casey Mize squared off in Gainesville tonight, in what has to be the top pitching matchup of the season in college baseball.  Mize is the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, while Singer is projected as the No. 20 overall pick.

The two right handers did not disappoint as Singer out-dueled Mize in the Gators 3-1 series-opening win.

Singer (9-1) held the Tigers to one run and four hits over seven innings. He added eight strikeouts and walked only two batters.  Mize (8-2) limited the Gators to three runs on three hits. He added 10 strikeouts and walked one batter. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Thursday, April 26)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Sunday, April 22)

sec-baseball-logoSouth Carolina and Tennessee picked up wins in the only two games on the SEC docket on Sunday afternoon.

South Carolina completed its three-game sweep with a thrilling comeback win over LSU.  The Gamecocks trailed 6-0 in the sixth inning before scoring the game’s final eight runs against the LSU bullpen.  Justin Row hit a game-tying two-run home run the seventh inning and LT Tolbert delivered the game-winning two-run single in the eighth.

Tennessee claimed a home series win over Texas A&M.  Justin Ammons put the Vols ahead with a go-ahead single in the sixth inning.  The UT bullpen closed the game with 3.1 scoreless innings. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Sunday, April 22)”

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)”