SEC Recap for March 24th

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#4 LSU 4 Louisiana-Lafayette 3

BATON ROUGE — A pair of RBI by catcher Micah Gibbs and five shutout innings by the LSU bullpen led the fourth-ranked Tigers to a 4-3 victory over UL-Lafayette Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.

The Tigers (17-3) have won seven of their last 10 meetings with the Cajuns (11-10) since 2000 and lead the all-time series 46-22.

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Louisiana-Lafayette Recap

#5 Florida 13 Florida Gulf Coast 8

Trailing 8-0 in the second inning, No. 2 Florida (17-3) reeled off 13 unanswered runs to post a 13-8 victory over Florida Gulf Coast (12-7) on Wednesday night at McKethan Stadium for its season-best sixth-consecutive win. The Gators used a three-run homer with two out in the fourth by senior Matt den Dekker (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) (2-for-3, four RBI) to seize the lead and UF’s bullpen closed the contest with seven shutout innings. Freshman Nolan Fontana (Winter Garden, Fla.) went 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI, while Josh Adams (Jacksonville , Fla.) (2-for-5, three RBI) cranked a two-run homer as part of a five-run fourth.

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Florida Gulf Coast Recap

#16 Arkansas 7 McNeese State 6

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Matt Reynolds hit his first career home run and Monk Kreder had a three-run double to lead the offensive charge as the No. 16 University of Arkansas baseball team beat McNeese State Wednesday night, 7-6. The Razorback offense scored all of its runs in the first four innings and held off a hard-charging Cowboy club. Zack Cox tied a season high with three hits to extend his hitting streak to 20 games. Collectively, the Razorback pitchers had 14 strikeouts in the victory.

The Razorbacks grabbed the early lead with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. Collin Kuhn led things off with a single on the first pitch of the game. After a walk to Zack Cox and a pass ball by the McNeese catcher, the Hogs had runners on second and third. Andy Wilkins plated the team’s first two runs with a two-out double to left center.

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#19 Ole Miss 14 St. Louis 5

OXFORD, Miss. - Kevin Mort hit his first home run and combined with sophomore Mike Snyder to lead the Rebel offense in a 19 hit performance as No. 17 Ole Miss (17-5) defeated Saint Louis (11-11) by a score of 14-5 on Tuesday night at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

Mort and Snyder both went 3-for-5 at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored to lead a group of eight Rebels with multiple hits in the game.

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Auburn 8 #20 Alabama 6

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference’s top offense got the better of the second-best pitching staff in the league as Auburn claimed an 8-6 non-conference win over No. 16 Alabama in the second annual Capital City Classic at Riverwalk Stadium on Wednesday night. Auburn reliever Michael Hurst was named the game’s Most Valuable Player as he shut down the Alabama offense in the middle innings to pick up the win for Auburn, which has now won seven straight games.

"It was a typical Auburn-Alabama baseball game. Both teams played one heck of a ball game tonight," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "Michael Hurst came in in middle relief and did an outstanding job for us. Add in Austin Hubbard and when you have to step up and make big pitches, I thought these guys did a really good job for us."

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Alabama Recap

#23 Vanderbilt 18 Wright State 2

NASHVILLE — Vanderbilt broke open a 2-1 contest with a 10-run third inning, highlighted by a grand slam homer by Brian Harris and a three-run homer by Jason Esposito and rolled to a 18-2 win over Wright State Wednesday night at Hawkins Field.

“These midweek games are very difficult to play,” said Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin. “I knew they were a good team because we had a tough time with them last year after they beat Georgia. The game got away from them. It doesn’t diminish my thoughts of them as a team. I know how they feel because we felt that way last Tuesday (17-2 loss to WKU). It’s the nature of the game. I’m happy with how we played because we hit the ball very well. We had a lot of hard balls, quality at-bats, and some great defense.”

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Furman 10 Georgia 9

ATHENS, GA. — Daniel Stallsmith hurled six strong innings in his first collegiate start and Furman raced to a big lead and held off a ninth inning Georgia rally to defeat the Bulldogs, 10-9, Wednesday evening at Foley Field.

The victory was the first by Furman (8-13) over Georgia (8-13) since 1979 and the first by the Paladins in Athens since 1925.

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Mississippi State 7 Memphis 6

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State (12-9) struck for four runs in the seventh inning Wednesday night to rally past the University of Memphis (9-12) at Dudy Noble Field. The Bulldogs trailed the Tigers 5-1 after four innings before staging the comeback.

"I was pleased with our comeback tonight," said State skipper John Cohen. "But we are still a long way from where we need to be. We just aren’t making the plays in situations and we are putting too much pressure on ourselves, and that is on the coaches."

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