The 2018 All-Bats and Blogs college baseball team was unveiled today. The all-star team was selected by Bats and Blogs publisher and editor Barry Allen. To be eligible for the team, I actually had to see the player in person (at least one game or a number of games) during the 2018 college baseball season. The stats are based only on the games that I witnessed. Overall, I attended 61 college baseball games this season and saw 27 different Division I teams. There were many great individual performances during the season.
So, here is my 2018 All-Bats and Blogs College Baseball team. Continue reading “2018 All-Bats and Blogs Team Named”
Ole Miss won a share of the SEC Western Division championship; Mississippi State swept No. 1 ranked Florida and Missouri claimed the final SEC Tournament spot with a series-clinching win over Tennessee on Saturday.
For only the second time in league history, nine SEC teams finished with .500 or better conference record (it also happened in 2016).
Here are Saturday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, May 19)”
Welcome to the final day of the 2018 SEC baseball regular season!
There is still so much to be played for in the final seven games on the regular-season schedule. Arkansas and Ole Miss are battling for the SEC Western Division title. The Missouri-Tennessee winner earns the No. 12 seed in next week’s SEC Tournament.
SEC Tournament seeding will be a major factor on the final day of the regular season.
Here are Friday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Friday, May 18)”
The final weekend of the SEC regular season began Thursday night with 12 of the league’s 14 teams jockeying for post-season positioning.
Florida has locked up the No. 1 seed at the 2018 SEC Tournament and Mississippi State, with a thrilling comeback win over the Gators on Thursday night, clinched a tournament berth. Missouri defeated Tennessee 3-2 in 12 innings on Thursday and owns a one-game lead over the Vols for the final tournament berth.
Arkansas and Ole Miss, who are close to locking up first round byes in the SEC Tournament, are battling for the SEC Western Division championship. Arkansas holds a one-game lead over Ole Miss with two games to play. Arkansas needs one more win over Georgia and one loss by Ole Miss at Alabama to clinch the division title. Ole Miss wins the division with three wins over Alabama and one Arkansas loss at Georgia
Here are Thursday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Thursday, May 17)”
Florida scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Georgia 7-6 in the series opener at Gainesville on Friday night. The Gators are one win away from clinching the 2018 SEC Championship. Florida (19-6 SEC) has four-game lead over Georgia (15-10 SEC) and Arkansas (15-10 SEC) in the SEC standings.
Senior captain JJ Schwarz went 3-for-4 with one run, one double, one home run and three RBIs to lead the Gators to the win.
Ole Miss picked up a huge series win with an 8-3 victory over Auburn at Swayze Field. Tyler Keenan went 3-for-4 with two runs, one double, one home run and four RBIs. He delivered and RBI single in first and then belted a 2-run home run in the fourth inning. He capped the night with an RBI double in sixth inning. Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco recorded his 800th career win on Friday night. He also has 700 career wins at Ole Miss.
LSU kept its NCAA Tournament hopes alive with an improbable 7-5 win over Alabama. Trailing 5-1 in the eighth, LSU scored six runs, capped by Beau Jordan’s go-ahead grand slam.
Here are Friday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Friday, May 11)”
Georgia completed another season sweep of rival Georgia Tech, while Alabama and Florida posted comeback wins on Tuesday night on the diamond.
Georgia (34-14) defeated Georgia Tech 3-1 in front of 17,751 fans at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta. Georgia has swept the last two season series with Tech, giving the Bulldogs (6 games) their longest series winning streak since 1985-87.
Alabama got a walk-off two-run double from Sam Praytor with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Jacksonville State, 9-8. The Tide snapped a three-game losing streak to the Gamecocks. Florida erased a 6-0 deficit to defeat South Florida, 11-8. Auburn hit four home runs, including two by Brenden Venter, in the Tigers 10-4 win over South Alabama.
Here are Tuesday’s SEC baseball recaps. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, May 8)”
Auburn and Georgia were the only teams to sweep their SEC series this weekend.
Georgia posted a three-game road sweep at Missouri. It was the Bulldogs first SEC road sweep since 2015 (at Tennessee). Auburn completed the sweep of Vanderbilt with a resounding 14-0 win on Sunday. It was Auburn’s first sweep vs. Vanderbilt since 2002 and first shutout of the Commodores since 1998. The 14-run win was largest margin of victory vs. SEC Eastern Division team since 1967.
Mississippi State, LSU and Tennessee all picked up series wins on Sunday. Miss. State posted a 6-4 win at Alabama. LSU knocked off No. 4 Arkansas 7-5. Tennessee got a 2-run HR in the seventh inning from Brandon Chinea to defeat Kentucky 5-3.
Here are Sunday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Sunday, May 6)”