Two games went down on Tuesday, and both SEC teams that took the field picked up victories.
Mizzou were winners again after defeating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 15-6. The game was put out of reach in the first inning as the Tigers batted around and then some to score SEVEN (!) runs. They’d follow that up with ANOTHER seven-run inning in the fourth as the Golden Lions were simply outmatched despite putting up a monster inning of their own, scoring six in the third inning. The victory included homers by Brian Sharp and Kameron Misner.
Elsewhere, Kentucky kept the line moving, shutting out UT Martin 8-0. The Wildcats chipped away at the Skyhawks at a methodical pace, scoring one run in the first, the fourth and the fifth before dropping three runs in the seventh and two in the eighth. The Skyhawks were held to just five hits in the contest as UK’s pitching held it down too say the least. Zach Reks and Evan White each had a longball in the win.
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|
Thursday marks the beginning of a few conference series beginning. LSU-Ole Miss has plenty of implications as the two teams are separated by just a game (7-5 to 6-6) and are no worse than two games back of the lead in the SEC West.
Florida-Vanderbilt is heavy as well as both are 6-6 in conference play and stuck in a logjam with Mizzou in the middle of the SEC East standings. All are two games back of Kentucky, idle on Thursday, for the lead in the division right now.
The other squads are simply just hoping to avoid missteps. Auburn, 8-4 in conference play, plays lowly Tennessee who stands at 3-9 against league opponents and last in the East. Arkansas, also 8-4, plays Georgia who has a 15-19 record overall and a 4-8 mark in the SEC. With the Tigers and Hogs tied atop the SEC West with Mississippi State, any slip-ups could prove costly.
Then there is also Texas A&M-Alabama, which to this point doesn’t feature many league implications. The Aggies and Crimson Tide are 5-7 and 2-10 respectively in league play, so each of them will simply look to dig themselves out of the cellar in their division.