An extremely eventful day went down on the diamond on Tuesday.
In all, 13 teams from the SEC were in action. 10 of those 13 picked up victories while the three others weren’t able to make the most of their opportunities.
Some of them fell by slim margins (Tennessee Tech took down Vanderbilt 5-2), others dropped games in lopsided fashion (Tennessee lost to ETSU 10-2) and, well, then there was South Carolina who lost 20-5 to UNC. Let’s not delve too far into that.
Florida was able to get the better of their in-state rival Florida State on Tuesday, defeating them 10-7. After falling behind 2-0, the Gators jumped all over FSU, scoring four runs in the fourth. With the score tied in the fourth inning, UF jumped all over the ‘Noles again, scoring six runs in the frame. Florida never looked back after that as those 10 runs through four would be all they needed to put their opponents away.
Ole Miss meanwhile was able to knock off 18th-ranked Southern Miss with a 6-2 victory. The Rebels kept a steady pace throughout the game, chalking up a run in the second, fourth, seventh and eighth before erupting for two in the ninth to put a feather in the cap. While Southern Miss scored two runs, it was simply not enough to take down the Rebels who improve to 21-12 on the year.
One of the wilder games on Tuesday night was the one between Auburn and Samford. The Tigers wound up winning the contest 16-15 (!) in a game that featured huge swings back and forth and plenty of offense. After the score was tied at one run apiece following the 1st inning, Auburn exploded for seven runs in the second inning. Samford would answer for five (!) more in the second, putting the score at 8-6 after just two innings. Auburn put up two in the third and Samford responded with two in the fourth.
The Tigers would mount an even bigger lead in the next two innings, putting up six combined runs in the fifth and sixth to prop the score up to 16-9. Samford would do their damnedest to climb back into it but ultimately fell short by a run. Auburn hitters had themselves a day obviously with seven of them collecting at least one hit, three with at least two and one (Jonah Todd) with four.
LSU, Arkansas and Mississippi State, ranked eighth, 15th and 21st, all were able to scrape out victories against their adversaries on Tuesday. The Bayou Bengals won 3-2 over UL Lafayette, the Hogs picked up a 12-4 win over the Missouri State Bears and the Bulldogs tallied up a 5-0 win over Mississippi Valley State. In total, five of the six ranked teams from the conference picked up wins as it was a very successful day to say the least.
But ranked teams weren’t the only ones to have fun. No, there was plenty to go around. Alabama beat UAB 6-4, Georgia scored a 5-1 win over in-state rival Georgia Tech and Mizzou beat up on Arkansas-Pine Bluff 13-1. The Texas A&M Aggies also got in on the fun, winning 8-1 over fellow Texas club Abilene Christian.
Two games are going down:
Today’s Baseball Schedule
|Arkansas vs. Texas A&M||Noon||SEC Network||WatchESPN|
|Kentucky vs. Florida||1 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Ole Miss vs. Auburn||2 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Alabama vs. Vanderbilt||2 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Missouri vs. Tennessee||2 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Georgia vs. South Carolina||3 p.m.||SEC Network||WatchESPN|
|LSU vs. Mississippi State||4:30 p.m.||ESPNU||WatchESPN|
Mizzou will look to keep their winning ways going while Kentucky is back in action against UT Martin. As seen above, you can catch both of these games on the alternate SEC Network channel (area pending) and watch them online via WatchESPN.