MIZZOU TRIUMPHS OVER LSU
The Missouri Tigers picked up a humongous series win over the vaunted LSU Tigers. Mizzou won a rubber match on Sunday 11-5, in which they accumulated 14 hits at Taylor Stadium in Columbia. The series win over the 8th ranked Bayou Bengals pushes the Tigers up to 25-12 on the season. They now have a 7-7-1 conference record on the year and sit third in the SEC East at the moment. LSU, meanwhile, has dropped down to 9-6, tying them up with Arkansas and Ole Miss at the moment.
This marked the first time since Mizzou joined the conference that they claimed a series win over LSU.
VANDY TAKES TWO OF THREE, BUT LOSES SLUGFEST TO ARKANSAS
The Vanderbilt Commodores earned themselves a series win over the Arkansas Razorbacks, but the Hogs wouldn’t allow them to sweep them. Arkansas won 14-12 on Sunday in a slugfest to say the very least. The teams combined for 26 runs and 34 hits, 14 of them for extra bases. They combined for five homers, eight doubles and one triple on Arkansas’ side of things. Needless to say, pitching wasn’t exactly easy to come by. To be fair though, Vandy had shut down Arkansas in the previous two games, allowing just four runs and 14 hits.
AGGIES EARN SERIES WIN OVER AUBURN
Texas A&M were winners on Sunday, capping off a series victory over the 19th ranked Auburn Tigers. After losing 7-0 on Saturday, the Aggies bounced back with a 4-1 victory in the rubber match. They had previously won 4-0 on Friday, so Auburn’s offensive outburst on Saturday was merely an anomaly. Logan Foster went deep in the Aggie win, crushing a three-run bomb in the 4th inning. Conor Davis had homered in the Saturday matchup, but the Tiger bats were otherwise kept in check.
WILDCATS BOUNCE BACK TO TAKE TWO OF THREE FROM OLE MISS
After dropping the first game on Friday, Kentucky roared ahead on Saturday and Sunday to earn a huge series win over Ole Miss. The Wildcats were 4-1 and 4-2 winners on Saturday and Sunday after losing 8-2 back on Friday. Sunday’s game was shortened up due to weather, but they were still able to finish an official game and etch a tally in the win column anyway. TJ Collett had the biggest bop of the day with a three-run bomb in the 4th. It was his second of the weekend, as he’d gone deep in the Saturday victory as well. Cole Zabowski had hit a three-run long ball back on Friday night, his team-leading 5th of the season.
MISSISSIPPI STATE SWEEPS ‘BAMA
The only sweep of the weekend belong to Mississippi State. The Bulldogs bulldozed the Alabama Crimson Tide to remain on top of the SEC West. State has a 10-5 record in conference play, one game ahead of A&M who sits at 9-5-1. Jake Mangum hit a milestone on Sunday, as he claimed his 344th career hit in the 13-3 victory. Dustin Skelton picked up a homer back on Saturday, and Ethan Small struck out FIFTEEN ‘Bama batters back on Friday night, which was the most that any Bulldog pitcher had racked up in seven years.