The Tennessee Volunteers threw a wrench into Texas A&M’s aspirations of a sweep with an 8-4 victory. The Vols scooped up their 43rd win of the season thanks in large part to a five-run fifth inning that helped vault them ahead. With three runs tacked on in the final two innings (two in the seventh), the Volunteers were able to celebrate. The win lifted them to 15-7 in SEC play and they can still create a logjam with a win on Sunday as only one game in the loss column separates them from the Aggies and the Auburn Tigers.
Meghan Gregg upped her average to .447 with a 1-3 day at the plate. The mark currently has her in first among all hitters in the SEC in batting average, .003 ahead of LSU’s Bailey Landry. We’ll see how that shakes out on Sunday, but as of now, Gregg would be the SEC’s batting champion.
The aforementioned Auburn Tigers took down Alabama again to up their conference record to 17-6. That vaulted them to second place in the SEC while still remaining tied with A&M in the loss column. Consequently, Alabama drops to 11-11 but remains safely in fifth place. That’s because LSU and Kentucky both lost (again) to drop them each to 11-12 in league play. So long as the Tigers and Wildcats don’t win, the Tide will be alright in fifth place no matter if they win or lose on Sunday.
Ole Miss and Mississippi State remain tied at 10-13 in the SEC after Saturday’s action. The Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats while the Rebels notched a win against Mizzou. Sunday proves pivotal for both as either of the Mississippi teams could leapfrog one another in the standings to acquire a higher seed for the upcoming SEC Tournament.
Elsewhere, Georgia was able to tag Arkansas with a loss, but the Bulldogs will likely be stuck in the cellar as they stand at 5-18 in SEC play even with the victory. There’s still quite a gap between them and Missouri, who checks in of course at 6-16.
Florida, meanwhile, shut out North Texas 9-0. The Gators racked up win #48 in the process and will go for an even 50 on Sunday with their looming doubleheader against the Mean Green and Florida A&M.
Today’s Softball Schedule
|North Texas vs. Florida||Noon||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|LSU vs. South Carolina||Noon||SEC Network||WatchESPN|
|Ole Miss vs. Missouri||1 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Tennessee vs. Texas A&M||1 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Auburn vs. Alabama||1 p.m.||ESPN||WatchESPN|
|Georgia vs. Arkansas||2 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Kentucky vs. Mississippi State||2 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Florida A&M vs. Florida||2:30 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|