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SEC Recap for Feb. 28th

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Game 1: #1 LSU 9 William and Mary 6
Game 2: #1 LSU 7 William and Mary 4

BATON ROUGE – No.1 LSU completed the weekend sweep of William and Mary as the Tigers captured both games of a Sunday doubleheader, winning Game 1 by a score of 9-6 and taking Game 2 by a 7-4 margin in Alex Box Stadium.

With the wins, the Tigers (7-0) completed their second series sweep of the season. William and Mary fell to 3-3 with Sunday’s losses.

LSU Recap
William and Mary Recap

#16 Arkansas 7 Troy 6

FAYETTEVILLE – Andy Wilkins collected a pair of hits and four RBI to lead the No. 16 University of Arkansas baseball team to a 7-6 win over Troy Sunday afternoon at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks (5-1) scored all seven of their runs in the first two innings, but as it did during game two Saturday, the team from Troy (3-4) put together a run to close the gap before eventually coming up short. DJ Baxendale worked a perfect ninth inning to earn his second save.

"(Today) was the same game," head coach Dave Van Horn said, referring to Arkansas’ win Saturday. "Sometimes that early big inning is not a good thing because sometimes you lose your focus. We had two innings in a row where we saw four pitches-eight pitches total. We hit some balls hard and right at them. (Troy) chipped away. Their pitcher got confident and then they put together their big inning, so obviously when you get a big lead, you have to put somebody away. I think we’re still learning."

Arkansas Recap
Troy Recap

#21 East Carolina 4 #18 South Carolina 2

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Brad Mincey rebounded from his rough outing last week scattering three hits over seven innings as No. 13 East Carolina (4-3) took the rubber match from No. 10 South Carolina (4-2) 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Mincey (1-1) faced 27 batters allowing one run (unearned), walked three and struck out five while reliever Seth Simmons picked up his first save of the year working a scoreless 1.2 innings with pair of punch outs. Mike Wright (0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R) and Patrick Somers (0.0 IP, 1 BB) bridged the gap from Mincey to Simmons.

ECU Recap
South Carolina Recap

#20 Oregon State 1 Tennessee 0

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Greg Peavey dominated Tennessee Sunday afternoon, holding the Volunteers to three hits in a 1-0 shutout in front of 2,217 fans at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.

"What an outstanding performance by Greg," head coach Pat Casey said. "He kept Tennessee off balance today and really made an outstanding performance. It was a great way to close the series."

Oregon State Recap
Tennessee Recap

#24 Ole Miss 9 Oakland 3

OXFORD, Miss. – The Rebels picked up the first series sweep of the season behind solid defense and a strong hitting performance as No. 17 Ole Miss (6-1) defeated Oakland (0-3) by a score of 9-3 on Sunday at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

The top of the order was big for the Rebels in picking up the sweep, combining for nine hits and seven walks in the win. Freshman Tanner Mathis pace the team with a 3-for-4 performance, while sophomore Matt Snyder drew three walks on the afternoon.

Ole Miss Recap
Oakland Recap

#29 Kentucky 10 Bowling Green 4

LEXINGTON, Ky. — With the game tied 4-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the No. 29 Kentucky Wildcats got a go-ahead, three-run home run from preseason All-American Chris Bisson and finished plating seven unanswered runs to claim a 10-4 win for its first series sweep of the season, Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Bisson led the charge for the Wildcats offensively, who fell in a 4-0 hole after the top of the second inning. UK rebounded with three runs in the bottom of the second to stay within striking distance, then utilized a four-run frame – highlighted by Bisson’s three-run jack – to put the Falcons away. A third-team preseason All-American second baseman by Baseball America, Bisson finished 2-for-5 with four RBI, a season high.

Kentucky Recap
Bowling Green Recap

#30 Vanderbilt 7 Oklahoma State 6

LOS ANGELES — Vanderbilt jumped out to a 5-1 lead after two innings and withstood a late Oklahoma State rally to capture a 7-6 win Sunday morning at Dodger Stadium.
The game was played in front of 1220 fans at Dodger Stadium in the first game of a doubleheader, with USC playing UCLA in game two.

Vanderbilt improved to 6-1 on the year and finished 2-1 in the Dodgertown Classic, while OSU fell to 1-1.

Vanderbilt Recap
Oklahoma State Recap

Auburn 17 Florida Atlantic 4

AUBURN, Ala. – Riding the arm of Cole Nelson and the hot bat of Brian Fletcher, Auburn cruised to a 17-4 win over Florida Atlantic in the final game of the Auburn Classic on Sunday afternoon. Nelson struck out 12 hitters in six innings of work while walking just one and Fletcher upped his season RBI total to 17 with a four-RBI afternoon as Auburn finished the weekend 2-1.

"We established ourselves early in the game, scoring seven runs in the first two innings," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "With the performance that Cole had today, he was dominant. He had 16 out of 24 first-pitch strikes and he was around the zone all day long. When you score runs and you can pitch like that, it makes things easier."

Auburn Recap
Florida Atlantic Recap

Southeastern Louisiana 6 Mississippi State 5

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Southeastern Louisiana’s Trey Martin snapped a 5-5 eighth inning deadlock when he stole home, capping a two-run inning and helping the Lions to a 6-5 win over SEC opponent Mississippi State and a three-game sweep Sunday at Dudy Noble Field.

Southeastern (7-0) rallied twice from two-run deficits in claiming its first-ever three-game series against an SEC school as relievers Josh Janway (2-0) and Chris Franklin held Mississippi State (4-3) scoreless for the final 5.2 innings.

Southeastern Louisiana Recap
Mississippi State Recap

Georgia 7 Stetson 5

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia completed a three-game sweep of Stetson Sunday, recording a 7-5 win to delight the Foley Field crowd of 2,198.

Sophomore right fielder Peter Verdin drove in a career-high three runs highlighted by a two-run home run in the fifth to put the Bulldogs ahead for good. Georgia went 4-0 on the week to improve to 6-2 overall while Stetson fell to 3-4.

Georgia Recap
Stetson Recap

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