The SEC Tournament was in elimination mode on Friday, as Florida faced off against Arkansas and LSU battled South Carolina in win or go home games. Here is your SEC Tournament recap for Friday, May 22.
#2 LSU 4, #26 South Carolina 1
HOOVER, Ala. — A brilliant eight-inning performance by LSU right-hander Louis Coleman and timely base hits for the Tigers were enough to lift top seeded LSU past fifth-seeded South Carolina 4-1 Friday night in the SEC tournament at Regions Park.
The Tigers (43-16) will face off against Georgia on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CT. If LSU defeats the Bulldogs, the teams would meet again later in the day. Georgia is 2-0 in the SEC tournament with wins over Ole Miss and Arkansas.
#30 Arkansas 10, #11 Florida 7
HOOVER, Ala. – Freshman Zack Cox had two hits, including a monstrous home run, and the save to lead the No. 20 Arkansas Razorback baseball team to a 10-7 victory over the No. 9 Florida Gators in an elimination game at the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Hoover, Ala., on Friday afternoon.
Arkansas (34-21) picks up its fifth victory against Florida (39-20) this season and advance to Saturday’s semifinal round of the tournament where the Vanderbilt Commodores await the Hogs for a 10 a.m. showdown on Saturday.
The Hogs once again took advantage of Florida errors and used Cox’s big blast to score five runs in the fourth inning after falling behind in the game, 3-2, to take a 7-4 lead in the game, a lead that Arkansas would not relinquish. The fateful fourth inning for the Razorbacks began with a freshman Jarrod McKinney getting hit by a pitch with one out. Cox then stepped to the plate a hit a 3-1 fastball over the right-center field wall and off the R on the Region’s Park sign at the top of the 90-foot structure.