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SEC Softball weekend recap

The early season fun continues!

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Alabama

The Crimson Tide had a rough go of it the Husky Classic in Seattle, going 2-3 on the weekend with two losses to top-ranked Washington and one to Northwestern. Bailey Hemphill homered in both wins, including a grand slam in the 7-6 victory over BYU to start the weekend.

Overall Record: 12-5

Game Results

Friday: Alabama d. BYU, 8-7 (8 innings)

Friday: Washington d. Alabama, 8-0 (5 innings)

Saturday: Alabama d. Portland State, 3-0

Saturday: Washington d. Alabama, 4-1

Sunday: Northwestern d. Alabama, 4-0

Arkansas

Arkansas dominated the field in the Razorback Invitational over the weekend. Mary Haff opened the weekend with the seventh no-hitter in program history, picking up 12 strikeouts along the way in the six inning 9-0 victory over Northern Colorado. The Razorbacks also had a 12-3 five inning win over Dartmouth on Friday. Saturday brought wins over Dartmouth and Central Connecticut State, and Sunday brought wins over Central Connecticut State and Northern Colorado to take home the Razorback Invitational crown.

Overall Record: 16-1

Game Results

Friday: Arkansas d. Dartmouth, 12-3

Friday: Arkansas d. Northern Colorado, 9-0

Saturday: Arkansas d. Dartmouth, 2-1

Saturday: Arkansas d. Central Connecticut State, 7-0

Sunday: Arkansas d. Northern Colorado, 1-0

Sunday: Arkansas d.Central Connecticut State, 6-5

Auburn

After going 3-2 last weekend, the Tigers roared back with a 6-0 performance of their own, taking home some hardware from the Wilson/DeMariani Classic. Auburn’s bats exploded, scoring 42 runs over the weekend. Victoria Draper went 10-for-12 in the six games.

Overall Record: 22-3

Game Results

Friday: Auburn d. UNC-Wilmington, 9-0 (5 innings)

Friday: Auburn d. Western Carolina, 9-0 (5 innings)

Saturday: Auburn d. Western Carolina, 5-0

Saturday: Auburn d. Western Illinois, 6-2

Sunday: Auburn d. Western Illinois, 7-0

Sunday: Auburn d. UNC-Wilmington, 6-1

Florida

While Florida’s weekend in the Judi Garman Classic was waterlogged and abbreviated, they made the games they did play count. After run-ruling Loyola Marymount (13-0) and Cal State Fullerton (10-0), Kelly Barnhill and Aleshia Ocasio threw a combined no-hitter against #8 Baylor to complete the weekend for #2 Florida.

Game Results

Thursday: Florida d. Loyola Marymount, 13-0 (5 innings)

Thursday: Florida d. Cal State Fullerton, 10-0 (5 innings)

Saturday: Florida d. Baylor, 4-0

Georgia

The #14 Bulldogs swept the weekend and pushed their winning streak to 17 in a row after a strong performance in the Bulldog Classic.

The weekend was highlighted by Friday’s combined no-hitter against Jacksonville State. Amanda Ablan and Kylie Bass combined to hold the Gamecocks hitless.

Overall Record: 17-1

Game Results

Friday: Georgia d. Radford, 12-2 (5 innings)

Friday: Georgia d. Jacksonville State, 7-0

Saturday: Georgia d. UNC-Greensboro, 7-0

Saturday: Georgia d. Jacksonville State, 6-0

Sunday: Georgia d. UNC-Greensboro, 6-1

Kentucky

As has been the theme so far, Kentucky rolled through their weekend competition, going 5-0. The highlight came Sunday when the Wildcats scored 11 runs against both Southeast Missouri State and Ohio.

Overall Record: 14-3

Game Results

Thursday: Kentucky d. Dayton, 4-1.

Saturday: Kentucky d. Ohio, 5-3

Saturday: Kentucky d. Southeast Missouri, 4-2

Sunday: Kentucky d. Southeast Missouri, 11-2

Sunday: Kentucky d. Ohio, 11-1 (5 innings)

LSU

The Tigers, much like the rest of the SEC, went undefeated this weekend! They’re #10 in the poll as nonconference play has ended.

Overall Record: 19-2

Game Results

Friday: LSU d. Illinois State, 1-0 (10 innings)

Friday: LSU d. McNeese State, 2-0.

Saturday: LSU d. Purdue, 6-2

Saturday: LSU d. Florida Atlantic, 6-1

Sunday: LSU d. Florida Atlantic, 5-1

Mississippi State

The Bulldogs went 4-0 in the Bulldog Slamboree, which is a fun name. They have two more weeks of nonconference play before SEC play gets underway.

Overall Record: 16-3

Game Results

Friday: Mississippi State d. Lamar, 6-3

Saturday: Mississippi State d. Mercer, 7-1

Saturday: Mississippi State d. Sam Houston State, 9-0 (5 innings)

Sunday: Mississippi State d. Sam Houston State, 5-0

Ole Miss

We actually have a loss to report. Ole Miss went 3-1 in the Ole Miss Classic, picking up a pair of run rule wins along the way, but taking a Sunday loss to in-state foe Southern Miss.

Overall Record: 13-3

Game Results

Friday: Ole Miss d. UT-Martin, 10-2 (5 innings)

Saturday: Ole Miss d. Saint Louis, 3-1

Saturday: Ole Miss d. Chattanooga, 10-2 (5 innings)

Sunday: Southern Miss d. Ole Miss, 5-2

Missouri

Mizzou had a busy home-opening weekend, going 6-0 against Southeastern Louisiana, Drake, and Creighton. The Tigers go to Knoxville next weekend to open SEC play.

Overall Record: 16-7

Game Results

Friday: Mizzou d. SELA, 8-0 (5 innings)

Friday: Mizzou d. Drake, 4-3

Saturday: Mizzou d. SELA, 6-4 (8 innings)

Saturday: Mizzou d. Creighton, 11-3 (5 innings)

Sunday: MIzzou d. Creighton, 8-0 (6 innings)

Sunday: Mizzou d. Drake, 10-3

South Carolina

The Gamecocks are on a 16-game winning streak! They rolled through the weekend, going 4-0 against Liberty, George Washington, and Marshall. They’ll be in Norman next weekend for the Oklahoma Tournament before heading into conference play.

Overall Record: 19-1

Game Results

Friday: South Carolina d. Liberty, 12-1 (6 innings)

Saturday: South Carolina d. George Washington, 2-0

Saturday: South Carolina d. Marshall, 5-2

Sunday: South Carolina d. Marshall, 11-3 (5 innings)

Tennessee

Tennessee’s home-opening weekend went as well as possible, as the #5 Vols went 5-0 and allowed just five runs on the weekend.

Overall Record: 21-1

Game Results

Friday: Tennessee d. Charleston Southern, 13-1 (5 innings)

Friday: Tennessee d. Toledo, 6-2

Saturday: Tennessee d. South Alabama, 4-0

Saturday: Tennessee d. Charleston Southern, 6-3

Sunday: Tennessee d. South Alabama, 2-0

Texas A&M

The Aggies also took a loss this weekend, because they didn’t feel like following the SEC’s theme of dominance. What a shame! Oh well, 4-1 is still a solid weekend.

Overall Record: 18-3

Game Results

Friday: TAMU d. Louisiana Tech, 1-0

Friday: Utah d. TAMU, 8-7

Saturday: TAMU d. Texas State, 6-3

Saturday: TAMU d. Utah, 1-0

Sunday: TAMU d. Louisiana Tech, 10-1 (5 innings)