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SEC Softball Recap: Mid-week domination by Florida, Auburn, and Kentucky; Texas A&M falls

The SEC went almost perfect, 7-1, on Wednesday night.

The SEC dominated in their nonconference games on Wednesday. Out of the eight games played, seven teams from the conference picked up victories. Most of the teams limited their opponents to four runs or fewer.

Texas A&M, one of the top teams in the conference, couldn’t quite get the victory to give the SEC a perfect record in the mid-week games.

Here are the recaps for Wednesday’s outings:

Missouri 7, Nebraska-Omaha 4

The Tigers got their 26th win and pitcher Cheyenne Baxter picked up her 14th victory of the season. She pitched four scoreless innings in the contest, showing off her stuff in a big way. Gabby Garrison went 2 for 2 in the game while Kirsten Mack and Natalie Fleming both homered. Mack continued her reached-base streak in win, pushing it up to 22 with an RBI single to go along with the aforementioned homer.

Florida 9, UCF 1

The Gators came out of the swamp swinging by taking a six-run lead going into the third inning and secured the win with three more runs in the sixth. The team went into double digits with 12 hits and pitcher Aleshia Ocasio got her eighth victory while striking out five. Nicole DeWitt went 3-for-4 in the game, including a double. Kayli Kvistad also doubled with three RBI as she’s up to 34 this season.

With the win, the Gators are now a robust 41-3.

Georgia 11, Georgia State 1

The Bulldogs barked out 14 hits against the Panthers in the 11-1 victory. Alyssa DiCarlo had a great offensive game herself with four RBI on two hits, one being a three-run homer.

Amanda Ablan got her first career college win, pitching three innings while allowing two hits. Kylie Bass closed it out allowing just two hits with one strikeout.

Georgia improved their record to 30-15 on the year.

Kentucky 6, Indiana 2

The Wildcats got a victory with Meagan Prince in the circle. In five innings, Prince allowed one run on four hits with three walks and one strikeout. Katie Reed led the team offensively with three hits and three RBI.

Auburn 7, Kennesaw State 3

Kennesaw State did not make this an easy win for the seventh-ranked Tigers. The game was tight and in fact was scoreless until the third inning. Eight players got at least one hit as Auburn would go on to rack up another tally in the win colum.

Carlee Wallace, Jenna Abbott and Alyssa Rivera all doubled and Courtney Shea homered with two RBI added to her offensive performance. Pitcher Makayla Martin pitched six innings and struck out three.

Alabama 2, Southern Miss 0

The Crimson Tide recorded their 23rd shutout of the season with their 2-0 victory over the Golden Eagles. Madi Moore held the opposition down, allowing only three hits in 6.1 innings of work. Chandler Dare and Reagan Dykes racked up the only RBI in this game.

Arkansas 9, UL Monroe 3

Tied through three innings, the Razorbacks finally broke out to take the lead and win the game. Shelby Hiers, Madison Yannetti and Parker Pocklington combined for three hits, five RBIs and five runs scored. Yannetti and Tori Cooper each homered. Autumn Storms got her 13th victory in the circle.

UL Lafayette 11, Texas A&M 9

No. 4 Texas A&M couldn’t quite get the job done despite a late rally in the last three innings, scoring seven runs but ultimately fell to the Ragin’ Cajuns.

UL Lafayette made a statement, jumping out with an early 6-0 lead in the first two innings. A&M’s offense was led by Riley Sartain, who hit her 10th homerun of the season and Ashley Walters, who doubled twice.

Samantha Show gave up six runs on five hits with two strikeouts in 1oneinning. Lexi Smith threw one inning, allowing five runs on three hits and two walks. Payton McBride took over in the third inning and stopped the “bleeding,” recording four strikeouts in four innings allowing one hit out of 14 batters faced.