Despite three games being postponed, plenty of SEC softball action went down on Wednesday night.
We’ll start with Florida, who picked up a 5-1 win over North Florida. The fourth-ranked Gators held firm to a lead from the jump, scoring two in the first, two in the second and one in the third. Those five runs would be all that they needed going forward as their pitching stymied the NoFla offense who only mustered up one run and five hits in seven innings of work. Amanda Lorenz was the biggest bopper of the day as she hit not one, but two home runs and drove in four. Nicole DeWitt racked up her seventh double on the season and Jaimie Hoover collected an RBI and a stolen base.
Arkansas traveled to Norman to face the #9 Oklahoma Sooners, and got on the board first with an A.J Belans RBI single. Unfortunately for the Razorbacks, the Sooners would answer with three in the bottom of the first. The score would remain until each team added a run in the sixth to give Oklahoma a 4-2 victory.
Mississppi State played host to Jackson State, and were quite rude, run ruling the Tigers, 14-0. Of Mississippi State’s 14 runs, only four were earned. Jackson State had five errors leading to ten runs. The Tigers also surrendered six walks in 2.2 innings. Everyone went home happy... except Jackson State, probably.
There was another shutout in the conference last night, though this one didn’t have the run rule come into play. Alabama welcomed Lipscomb to Tuscaloosa and sent them packing with a 5-0 victory. Sydney Littlejohn pitched the entire game and struck out 14 of 25 batters she faced.
Finally, the Texas A&M Aggies took care of business against McNeese State, winning 10-3. McNeese led 3-0 in the bottom of the third before A&M exploded for six runs. The Aggies would add four more in the fourth inning to skate to the victory.