The bats were quite busy in the midweek games in the SEC. Here’s a look back at the week that was.
Tuesday, March 20
ARKANSAS VS UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-ARLINGTON
Arkansas had a two-game series against UT Arlington, in which they swept the Mavericks.
In Game 1, the Razorbacks won 6-1. Aly Manzo, Katie Warrick, and Ashley Diaz carried the big sticks, each hitting a homer. Mary Huff kept the Mavs off of the scoreboard. Diaz led the team in the RBI department with two. Huff pitched seven innings, allowing only one hit, walked one and sat down seven batters for the win.
In Game 2, the offense continued to roll, as Arkansas claimed a 10-6 victory. Diaz and Warrick homered again, each with at least one RBI to claim victory. Autumn Buczek contributed with a triple and two RBI to lead the team offensively.
SOUTH CAROLINA 6, DUKE 1
Cayla Drotar led the Gamecocks with two doubles and two RBIs in the win against the Blue Devils. Kenzi Maguire, Mackenzie Boesel and Krystan White all contributed in the RBI department. Pitcher Dixie Raley tossed a complete game, allowing only four hits, one walk and struck out four.
MEMPHIS 9, OLE MISS 3
The Rebels couldn’t quite get things rolling in the bout against the Memphis Tigers. Ally Mena led the team with two RBI. Pitcher Anna Borgen gave up five hits, five runs, walking one and striking out five.
ALABAMA 10, UAB 5
The Crimson Tide rolled over their competition in UAB. Bailey Hemphill hit her seventh home run of the season and added to her RBI count with three. Sydney Booker also had three RBI, with two triples hit. Gabby Callaway and Demi Turner both hit two doubles in the Crimson Tide victory. Courtney Gettins was the winning pitcher, as she threw 5.2 innings, allowed two hits, gave up one walk and struck out one batter.
Wednesday March 21
MISSOURI VS SE MISSOURI STATE
The Mizzou Tigers went 1-1 in this two-game series.
GAME 1: MIZZOU 10, SE MISSOURI STATE 2
Brooke Wilmes, Paige Bange, Callie Martin all hit home runs for the Lady Tigers in the victory. Bange and Martin led the pack with four RBIs each and Wilmes with two. Madi Norman pitched four innings, allowing four hits, walked two and struck out four for the win.
GAME 2: SE MISSOURI STATE 8, MIZZOU 2
Callie Martin hit a double with an RBI and Trinity Edwards had one RBI in the loss.
FLORIDA 9, USF 0
Kelly Barnhill pitched a shutout in five innings, walked two and struck out 12 batters. Amanda Lorenz, Kayli Kvistad, and Nicole DeWitt carried big sticks for the Gators. Lorenz hit a double with two RBI, Kvistad tripled with two RBI as well. And DeWitt homered and earned three RBI. Jordan Roberts and Jordan Matthews also contributed with an RBI each.
GEORGIA 10, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 3
The Bulldogs stayed consistent with at least one run scored in each inning they played. Ciara Bryan, Jessica Morgan, Alysen Febrey all came up big to lead UGA to victory. Bryan tripled with an RBI, Morgan had a double and two RBI, and Febrey also had a double and three RBI.
AUBURN 22, ALABAMA STATE 0
Since there’s no mercy rule, Auburn decided to run the score up and get in some batting practice.
Justus Perry homered twice in the game with four RBIs. Taylon Snow tripled and had three RBI in the victory. Makenna Dowell, Morgan Podany, and Casey McCrackin all came away with two RBI apiece. Chardonnay Harris pitched three innings, allowed zero hits and struck out four to win the game.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 7, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 0
Reggie Harrison and Sarai Niu led the team in the hitting department while Cassidy Knudsen pitched for the win. Harrison hit a home run and had two RBI, while Niu also homered and posted three RBI. Knudsen pitched five innings, allowed one hit, walked two and struck out eight.
Thursday March 22
LSU 2, BYU 1
The LSU Tigers went into a extra innings (12) against the BYU Cougars to pull off a 2-1 win.
The score was even until both teams scored in the 10th inning. Shemiah Sanchez scored in the bottom of the 10th off a throwing error to the tie the game at 1. In the bottom 12th, Emily Griggs singled to bring Claire Weinberger in to score the winning run.
Allie Walljasper pitched nine innings, giving up four hits, one run, five walks and struck out nine batters. Carley Hoover got the win pitching three innings and striking out four.