Game 1: South Carolina 7, Missouri 4
The Missouri Tigers held a 4-1 lead over the South Carolina Gamecocks with one out to go in the top of the seventh inning. It appeared that the Tigers were ready to head to the quarterfinals after a more than solid outing by pitcher Paige Lowary, and clutch hits by stars Sami Fagan and Taylor Gadbois as well as the likes of Chloe Rathburn who smacked a two-run homer herself.
Fate would intervene though. Kaylea Snaer, the presumed final out for the Gamecocks, hit a three-run game-tying home run in the top of the seventh inning to even the score at four runs apiece. The game would move to extras and the swing would move from three runs to six. Taylor Williams would sock a three-run, pinch hit homer to give the Gamecocks a 7-4 lead in the top of the eighth inning.
They would not relinquish that lead, and so, the Gamecocks will move on to the quarterfinals to face No. 3 Tennessee in the opening game on Thursday morning.
Game 2: LSU 5, Texas A&M 4
The drama continued in the second game of the afternoon in Starkville.
LSU faced a 4-2 deficit heading into the bottom of the seventh inning and their conference tourney dreams were dwindling. But like the Gamecocks, the Tigers put their rally caps on and even though a possum didn't help lift the Tigers to a win, their hitters were more than up to the task.
Base hits and a passed ball helped do the damage as LSU struck for three in the seventh to push them ahead to the quarterfinals, where the No. 2 seeded Kentucky Wildcats await them.
Game 3: Ole Miss 4, Georgia 2
For the third game in a row, a comeback attempt was in the works as the Georgia Bulldogs faced a 4-2 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning.
However, it was not to be.
The Ole Miss Rebels took home their first-ever win in the SEC Softball Tournament Wednesday evening and will advance to face No. 1 seeded Florida on Thursday. The Rebs broke out to a fast start with a two-RBI hit by Elantra Cox early in the game. Runs would later be tacked on by Haley Ashton and Sarah Van Schaik and it would be all they would need to finally find the win column.
Georgia's runs were first scored by the long ball. Tina Iosefa left the ballpark in the bottom of the fourth inning for the Dawgs' first run of the game. Alyssa DiCarlo then added a run with a sacrifice fly two innings later but, ultimately, UGA's rally attempt fell short Wednesday night as they now head home to Athens empty handed.
Game 4: Alabama 7, Mississippi State 5
The final game of the day wasn't as dramatic as the two previous affairs as Alabama shut the door on Mississippi State in their own ballpark 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals. The Tide, who will meet in-state rival Auburn on Thursday, were lifted by Alexis Osorio who threw eight strikeouts in all seven innings of work that she was tasked with on the bump Wednesday night. She might have allowed five runs along the way but she was aided by a heavy offensive outburst that included big hits from Kallie Case, Leona Lafaele and Peyton Grantham who all pitched in.