There were four games on the docket for a slow Wednesday in SEC baseball.
The first game on the day saw Tennessee face off against UNC-Asheville at home to move to 19-15 on the year. The Volunteers’ strong pitching performance led them to a 5-2 win. Tennessee had six different pitchers on the mound, tallying 13 strikeouts over nine innings. Jeff Moberg led the Volunteers at the plate with three hits, a run, and a RBI. The Volunteers moved to 19-15.
In the second game of the day, Ole Miss took down Arkansas- Pine Bluff 14-6 at home. The Rebels, now 23-14 on the year after their victory, took control of the game early, scoring eight runs in the first two innings to jump out to an 8-1 lead. The leader for the Rebels was senior Colby Bortles, who tallied three hits, three RBI, and two runs on the night. Ole Miss had 11 different hitters record a hit in the game..
Georgia took on No. 4 ranked Clemson on the road, falling to the Tigers 9-7. Georgia’s downfall was a six-run inning, where the Tigers went up to 6-1 in the fourth inning. The Tigers sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning to put the game out of reach. The ‘Dawgs made a last-ditch effort to steal the game with a three-run home run by Cam Shepherd, and then had the tying run at the plate after a Michael Curry double, but the ultimately fell short. With the loss, Georgia falls to 15-23 on the season.
The 14th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks took the field on Wednesday against Memphis at home. Arkansas would go on to shut out the Tigers 2-0 behind a great pitching performance from Kacey Murphy. He allowed two base-runners over seven strong innings while striking out seven Tiger Batters. He held a no-hitter going into the seventh inning before Chris Carrier placed a perfect bunt and beat out the throw for the team’s first hit. Josh Alberius threw two shutout innings to close out the game, moving the Razorbacks to 31-8.
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|
Two games are on tap on Thursday, but both are pivotal conference encounters. 16th-ranked Mississippi State will host Alabama in a conference matchup on the SEC Network while a Top 25 showdown is going down in Gainesville.
The South Carolina Gamecocks head down to the Sunshine State to battle with the 10th-ranked Florida Gators. With UF holding a slim lead at the top of the standings, this series may go a long way towards seeing how far the Gators can separate themselves from the teams that are breathing down their necks.
This game will be on ESPNU, and with broad audiences being able to see both games, this could be a very nice showcase for a league that has been terrific this season to say the least.