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2016 SEC Baseball Tournament Day 1 results, recaps, scores, updates


Game 1: Vanderbilt 7, Missouri 0

Things were deadlocked in a scoreless tie for the first five innings of the game as Patrick Raby and Tanner Houck did more than enough on the mound to keep their opponent's offense off the board. That wouldn't last forever as we'd find out, as center fielder Bryan Reynolds laced a double to right to put the Commodores on the board first. The double brought in Jeren Kendall and Ethan Paul and started what would be a big inning. After an error, Reynolds would score after stealing third base and then Will Toffey scored yet another fielding error, both coming at the hands of Tigers third baseman Brian Sharp.

Two innings later, the Commodores got on the board yet again. Julian Infante struck in his lone at-bat and made the most of it, hitting a two-run home run that brought in Reynolds as well, and then Kyle Smith would hit a single that drove in Will Toffey. By game's end, the Commodores were victorious by the score of 7-0. With the win, Vandy will now face Texas A&M in the next round while Mizzou's season has come to a bitter end.

Game 2: Ole Miss 5, Georgia 1

Unlike the previous affair, it didn't take long for the scoring to start. Stephen Wrenn hit a two-out solo home run in the top of the first inning that put the Georgia Bulldogs out in front from the jump. The Bulldogs kept the bats of the Rebels quiet for the first three frames, but Ole Miss would soon wake up. J.B. Woodman hit a two-RBI triple that scored Tate Blackman and Will Golsan to put Ole Miss in front. That would be the last time the lead would change as Ole Miss would hold on to win 5-1 to advance into the second round.

Two batters later, Colby Bortles would add two more runs after hitting a double to left field that scored Woodman and Henri Lartigue. The fifth run of the game was plated by Woodman in the bottom of the fifth as he brought Golsan in with a double. Ole MIss collected six hits on the afternoon and won despite being outhit 7-6.

Right-handed pitcher Brady Bramlett gave Ole Miss four sold innings where he only issued one walk and one earned run. Three hits were scattered by Georgia batters over his four innings of work and Bramlett fanned two batters. Wyatt Short came in to end the game with a scoreless inning and a strikeout, one of eight that Ole Miss pitchers were able to induce.

Georgia's Heath Holder was charged with the loss, his fifth and final of the year, as the Bulldogs' season has come to an end while Ole Miss advances to play South Carolina.

Game 3: Alabama 5, Kentucky 2

Derek Terry from will sum this up for us:

It's been a rough go for Kentucky for about a month now, and their season has come to a screeching halt after being dismissed by the Crimson Tide. 5-2 was the result, and the Wildcats will have to back to their old Kentucky home a little bit earlier than expected.

Alabama jumped on pitcher Zach Logue for two runs in the top of the second inning. Daniel Cucjen drew a walk that brought a runner home in a bases loaded situation and then Hunter Web drove in two with a single to center field. A home run by Evan White and a double by Riley Mahan in the bottom of the fourth and seventh innings brought the 'Cats to within a run but a two-run blast by Will Haynie put Alabama up 5-2 and effectively ended Kentucky's stint in the SEC Tournament in the process.

Alabama will now face the SEC regular season champions, Mississippi State, on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Game 4: LSU 5, Tennessee 4

The SEC saved its best and most dramatic for last as LSU defeated Tennessee 5-4 in the final game of the day in walk-off fashion.

The score was 4-0 through six innings as Tennessee looked to be cruising over No. 7 LSU in what would have scored as a pretty major upset in the early rounds of the SEC Tournament. A big seventh inning by the Tigers made things a little weary for the Vols and their fans as three runs would be plated on five hits in that inning. A double and two singles would do the damage as Greg Deichmann, Cole Freeman and Kramer Robertson got those big hits to cut the Tennessee lead down to just one.

UT would fail to score in the top of the eighth and ninth frames, setting the stage for LSU to attempt a dramatic comeback. One swing of the bat by Deichmann later, and the game was tied.

(h/t Michael Shamburger)

The Vols would get an out but after loading the bases, Robertson would sock a single down the left field line to bring in Brennan Breaux to complete the comeback and give LSU the victory.

The Tigers will now face Florida tomorrow in the late game as the second round field is now set.