Georgia and Vanderbilt sit atop the SEC standings with identical 5-1 conference records. Georgia the early surprise of the SEC swept South Carolina and is off to its best 6-game SEC start since 2002. The Bulldogs completed their first home SEC series sweep since 2012 (Auburn). Georgia has won five straight SEC series dating back to last season.
Vanderbilt took two of three at home from LSU. The series finale was 1-0 pitcher’s duel between a pair of dominant freshmen. Mason Hickman (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K) out-dueled Ma’Kahil Hillard (6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) in the 7-inning game. Phillip Clarke score the only run in the first inning when he singled, stole second, move to third on fly ball and scored on passed ball.
Nelson Maldonado hit a game-winning two-run home run in the seventh inning to lift the Gators to a series-clinching win over Arkansas.
Arkansas and Ole Miss are tied for first place in the SEC Western Division with 4-2 league records. Nine teams are .500 or better in SEC play after two weekends. Five teams have losing records, with Alabama, Miss. State and South Carolina all sitting at 1-5 in SEC play.
Tennessee got a pair of 7-inning complete games from Garrett Stallings and Will Neely in the double header sweep of Alabama in Knoxville. Tennessee leads the SEC with five complete games this season. The rest of the league has only three CGs and two of those came from Hickman and Hillard on Sunday. Auburn’s Casey Mize has the other when he no-hit Northeastern on March 9. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Sunday, March 25)”
The weather affected three games across the SEC on Saturday, setting up two double headers and the completion of a suspended game on Sunday.
Auburn and Kentucky were rained out in Lexington, forcing a pair of 7-jnning games on Sunday. Alabama and Tennessee were also rained out in Knoxville and the two teams will play a pair of 7-inning games on Sunday.
LSU was leading Vanderbilt 6-2 in the game was suspended with two outs in the eighth inning. The teams will resume the game on Sunday at 10 a.m. and play the regularly scheduled game at Noon (CT) on ESPN2. The series finale will now be seven innings, according to SEC Baseball rules. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (March 24)”
Arkansas and Vanderbilt opened SEC play with three-game sweeps. Arkansas swept Kentucky in Fayetteville. Vanderbilt swept Miss. State in Starkville.
Vanderbilt held MSU to four runs in the weekend series. Arkansas belted 10 home runs in the sweep of the Wildcats.
Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss all had series wins.
Florida, Georgia and Vanderbilt had road series wins.
On the national scene, Siena (0-14) and St. Peter’s (0-7) are the last two winless teams in the country.
Here are Sunday’s SEC Baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (March 18)”
Texas A&M and Ole Miss completed weekend sweeps on Sunday. The Aggies dismantled Long Beach State, outscoring the Dirtbags, 27-3 in the series. Ole Miss swept Eastern Illinois on the final non-conference weekend.
The final undefeated team went down as Louisville suffered its first loss of the season in a 10-3 loss to North Carolina. Louisville was also the last team to lose in 2017.
St. Peter’s (0-6) extended the nation’s longest losing streak to 45 games with a pair of losses at LIU-Brooklyn on Sunday. The Peacocks lost 9-5 and 13-2 (7 innings). St. Peter’s plays at Seton Hall on Wednesday. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (March 11)”