It was a busy night for SEC baseball on Tuesday, as the conference put up a perfect 6-0 record in nonconference contests. Let’s jump right in.
Tennessee 9, ETSU 2
The Vols welcomed their in-state foes to Knoxville and promptly shut them down in the 9-2 victory. Eight different Vols recorded at least one hit, and second baseman Jeff Moberg hit his seventh home run of the season to tie Jordan Rodgers for the team lead. The game was relatively close, until a five-run bottom of the eight inning put Tennessee up 9-2.
(7) Florida 8, Florida A&M 7
The Gators suffered quite a scare early on, as Florida A&M tagged UF started Andrew Baker for three runs in the top of the first inning. The Gators got one back in the bottom of the second before a five-run outburst in the bottom of the fourth put them up 6-3. A&M responded with two of its own in the top of the fifth to cut the lead to 6-5, but Florida would hold on for the 8-7 victory. Christian Hicks and Garrett Milchin each homered.
Missouri 11, Murray State 0
The Tigers got back on track with a bombardment of the Racers Tuesday evening in Columbia. It was a team effort for Mizzou as eight different Tigers drove in at least one run. Brett Bond hit his team-leading ninth home run of the year and Andy Toelken delivered seven shutout innings in the victory.
Ole Miss 21, UL Monroe 7
Run Ruled! Nick Fortes had two homers and six RBI. This was a football score. Not much more to say.
(17) Texas A&M 8, Houston Baptist 2
The Aggies scored four in the bottom of the second and kept cruising along and adding on when they saw fit. Hunter Coleman and Joel Davis each had a home run. A&M’s bullpen was most excellent, allowing just one hit in 3.2 innings pitched.
Vanderbilt 8, Austin Peay 4
The Commodores scored early and often, getting out to a 6-1 lead by the end of the fourth inning. Four Vandy players doubled, while five recorded at least one RBI. Julian Infante led with three runs batted in to extend his team-lead to 42. Jeren Kendall stole his 15th base of the season to move into third place in the SEC.
Today’s Baseball Schedule
|Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
|Kentucky vs. Florida
|Ole Miss vs. Auburn
|Alabama vs. Vanderbilt
|Missouri vs. Tennessee
|Georgia vs. South Carolina
|LSU vs. Mississippi State
Three games, including one that’s starting right now, are going down on Tuesday.
Ole Miss and UL Monroe take the field yet again and the Rebels will again be looking to slam the Hawks down.
Florida meanwhile will host Jacksonville a day after edging out the Rattlers.
Finally, South Carolina takes the field for a midweek matchup with Wofford.