Game 1: Tennessee 5, South Carolina 1
Despite a furious comeback attempt on Wednesday against Missouri, South Carolina's attempt at a run to the championship was halted Thursday afternoon as the Tennessee Vols took care of business, handing the Gamecocks a 5-1 defeat. Megan Geer went yard in the first inning for a two-run opposite field homer to give the Vols their first two runs of the game. From there, two more runs would be scored in the following inning and Meghan Gregg tacked on the fifth and final run for the Vols later in the game.
The play of the game perhaps came from Erin Gabriel who helped save a run in a crucial spot:
Game 2: LSU 3, Kentucky 1
After taking down Texas A&M on Wednesday, LSU turned their attention to No. 2 seeded Kentucky on Thursday. A change of day didn't result in a change of performance as the Tigers are semifinals bound after their 3-1 victory over the Wildcats Thursday afternoon in Mississippi.
The Tigers had been plagued by a lengthy scoreless streak vs. the Wildcats. However, that changed in the top of the fifth inning when Sandra Simmons took SEC Pitcher of the Year Kelsey Nunley deep for a three-run homer.
Those three runs would be all they would need despite a run scored by a double from Katie Reed in the bottom of the seventh inning.
LSU will now face Tennessee in the semifinals on Friday.
Game 3: Florida 1, Ole Miss 0
On a rain-soaked night in Starkville, one run was all the Florida Gators would need to take down the Ole Miss Rebels.
Kelsey Stewart would score on a passed ball in the fifth inning following a lengthy rain delay that put things to a halt. Great pitching kept the Gators in the mix as Aleshia Ocasio stood firmly on the hill and did not let any Rebels pass through home plate. The Gators proved why they're the team to beat in the SEC and will head to the semis to face the winner of Alabama-Auburn.
Game 4: Auburn 6, Alabama 4
After being rained out, Auburn and Alabama hit the diamond on Friday afternoon under sunny skies in Mississippi. The end result saw chalk get the better of the equation, as No. 4 seeded Auburn defeated No. 5 seeded Alabama 6-4 to advance to the semifinals against No. 1 Florida.
The Tigers got off and running to a fast start, leading 4-0 after the first inning following a very busy sequence at the plate where nine batters took Crimson Tide pitcher Sydney Littlejohn to task. Unfortunately for Sydney, her efforts fell short as Auburn laced hit after hit leading to plenty of scoring opportunities.
Emily Carosone led the way for Auburn with a 3-for-4 day at the plate with two runs scored and an RBI.
Rachael Waters allowed just two earned runs in 3.1 innings pitched and three extra base hits. She struck out three Alabama batters to move to 10-3 on the season. Makayla Martin came on for the save and pitched well through 3.2 innings, allowing only one earned run and just three hits.