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.

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SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, April 13)

sec-baseball-logoFlorida, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt picked up series wins on Saturday. The Gators got a walk-off three-run home run from Jordan Butler in the bottom of the ninth inning to each a 6-4 series-clinching win over South Carolina. Down to its final out, Florida got two-out walks from Austin Langworthy and Kendrick Calilao before Butler smacked his second home run of the game. Mississippi State got three late-inning home runs to pull away from Alabama 9-1. The MSU pitching staff has held the Crimson Tide to one run and 10 hits in the series. Vanderbilt scored seven first-inning runs and thumped Arkansas 12-2. Stephen Scott hit a first-inning grand slam and JJ Bleday hit a three-run homer in the third inning.

Auburn and Missouri both evened their series on Saturday.  Auburn blanked Texas A&M 7-0 and Missouri beat LSU 4-1. Ole Miss and Kentucky were rained out on Saturday and will play two 7-inning games on Sunday. Georgia salvaged the series finale with a 7-1 win at Tennessee. Tony Locey had six shutout innings on the mound.

Miss. State became the first NCAA Division I team to win 30 games this season.

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SEC Recaps/Preview (April 11-12)

sec-baseball-logoTennessee and Florida picked up series opening wins on Thursday. The Vols knocked off league-leading Georgia 2-0 in Knoxville. Garrett Crochet, Andrew Schultz and Redmond Walsh combined on the shutout. Georgia (9-4 SEC) has scored only two runs in its four SEC losses and has been shut out (LSU, Kentucky and Tennessee) three times. Florida used a six-run third inning to beat South Carolina 9-5. Brady McConnell had a three-run home run in the 6-run inning.

Five other SEC series open tonight: Alabama at Miss. State, Arkansas at Vanderbilt (SEC Network), Auburn at Texas A&M, Kentucky at Ole Miss and LSU at Missouri.

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SEC Recaps/Preview (April 10-11)

sec-baseball-logoKentucky and Mississippi State picked up non-conference wins on Wednesday. Kentucky picked up a 6-2 win at Lipscomb, while MSU defeated South Alabama 7-5.

Two SEC series begin tonight at league-leading Georgia (28-6, 9-3 SEC) opens a three-game series at Tennessee (24-10, 4-8 SEC). Tonight’s series opener will be televised on the SEC Network at 7 p.m. (ET). The teams will also play Friday at 6:30 p.m. (ET) and Saturday at 3 p.m. (ET). Both games will be shown on SEC Network Plus. South Carolina (20-13, 3-9 SEC) opens a three-game set against Florida (22-13, 4-8 SEC) in Gainesville. Tonight’s series opener will air on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. (ET). The teams will also play Friday at 6:30 p.m. (ET) and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (ET). Both games will be shown on SEC Network Plus. Continue reading “SEC Recaps/Preview (April 10-11)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Wednesday, April 3)

sec-baseball-logoThe SEC posted a 4-0 non-conference record on Wednesday, with Miss. State and Missouri putting up big offensive numbers. Miss. State blasted UL Monroe 21-8, while Missouri ripped Kansas State 17-2. Georgia edged Kennesaw State and LSU won a 2-0 pitcher’s duel with South Alabama.

Two SEC series begin tonight, barring weather issues in the state of Alabama. South Carolina and Alabama open a three-game series in Tuscaloosa, with the Thursday and Friday games on the SEC Network. Arkansas and Auburn open a three-game series in Auburn, with tonight’s game on ESPNU. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Wednesday, April 3)”