#5 Florida State 7 #9 Florida 2
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fourth-ranked Florida State (20-4) defeated No. 8 Florida (18-6) 7-2 Tuesday evening in front of a sell out crowd of 9,276 at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville. The Seminoles collected their sixth win in a row and their third straight over the Gators in Jacksonville. FSU moved to 2-1 against Florida this year with the final game of the regular season series coming on Tuesday, April 13 in Tallahassee.
Geoff Parker and Brian Busch led FSU on Tuesday night as the two Seminole pitchers combined to hold the Gators to just two runs on six hits.
#10 Arkansas 18 Centenary 2
FAYETTEVILLE – Andy Wilkins tied a season high with four RBI while Bo Bigham had three hits and scored a career-high three runs as the No. 10 University of Arkansas baseball team defeated Centenary, 18-2, Tuesday night at Baum Stadium. Matt Vinson also collected three hits against the Gents, the first multi-hit game of his career, and Zack Cox tied a career high with three runs scored.
With the win, Arkansas improves to 19-5 and tallies their sixth consecutive victory. Centenary falls to 8-11 on the season heading into Wednesday’s finale.
#14 Ole Miss 5 Mississippi State 3
PEARL, Miss. – With a runner on second and the tying run at the plate, Matt Tracy struck out three Bulldog batters to pick up his first save as No. 11 Ole Miss (20-6) defeated Mississippi State (14-11) by a score of 5-3 to win the Governor’s Cup for a second straight season.
David Goforth (1-1) picked up the win in his first career start, working a career-long 5.2 innings and holding Mississippi State to two runs on three hits with a walk and a strikeout. The two runs came on a home run from Bulldog first baseman Connor Powers in the sixth inning.
#18 Vanderbilt 7 Wofford 2
NASHVILLE — Senior Andrew Giobbi went 4-for-4 with four RBI to lead Vanderbilt to a 7-2 win over Wofford Tuesday night at Hawkins Field.
The Commodores extended their winning streak to seven games and improved to 22-4, while the Terriers fell to 8-16.
Giobbi has eight hits in nine at-bats over his last two games with a homer, three doubles and six RBI. In the short span, he has raised his batting average from .289 to .340.
#19 South Carolina 10 The Citadel 1
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina belted a season-high five home runs and the Gamecock pitching staff recorded double-digit strikeouts for the 13th time this season as South Carolina defeated The Citadel 10-1 on Tuesday night at Carolina Stadium. The win marks head coach Ray Tanner’s 600th victory at South Carolina and his 995th career win. Carolina is now 20-5 on the year while the loss drops The Citadel to 18-7 for the season.
Carolina tallied 13 hits in the game including the five home runs, tying a Carolina Stadium record for home runs in a single game. Robert Beary homered and finished 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI as well as a double. His four hits tied a season-high by a Gamecock player for hits in a game. Jackie Bradley Jr. also was 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and three RBI.Whit Merrifield had a base hit to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. He has hit safely in 24 of 25 games this year. Jeffery Jones, Michael Roth and Scott Wingo also tallied home runs for the Gamecocks. Jones, Wingo and Merrifield are tied for the team lead with five home runs apiece.
#29 Alabama 7 Jacksonville State 3
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The No. 23 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning and four relief pitchers held Jacksonville State to one unearned run over the final seven innings, as the Crimson Tide posted a 7-3 win over the Gamecocks Tuesday night in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama (17-6) snapped a five-game losing streak with the win. Jacksonville State (13-12) saw its modest two-game winning streak come to an end.
#30 Kentucky 11 Cincinnati 2
CINCINNATI — The No. 30 Kentucky baseball team exploded for 11 runs on 15 hits and got a strong starting pitching performance from sophomore Sean Bouthilette, who struck out six in a career-high six innings, to lead the Wildcats to an 11-2 pounding of the Cincinnati Bearcats, Tuesday night at Marge Schott Stadium.
Kentucky (17-8) got a career pitching performance from Bouthilette, who set career highs with six innings pitched and six strikeouts. The Elizabethtown, Ky., native, walked just one and allowed only two runs and three hits in his six innings, with only one run earned. Bouthilette tossed first-pitch strikes to 17-of-23 hitters faced to improve to 1-0 on the year and 3-1 in his career.
Tennessee 9 Tennessee Tech 3
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee baseball team (12-13) wasted little time jumping ahead of Tennessee Tech on Tuesday, scoring all nine of its runs in the first three innings en route to a 9-3 victory at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Juniors P.J. Polk and Cody Hawn paced the Volunteers with a pair of three-hit performances and senior Aaron Tullo earned his first win of the season with five strong innings on the mound.
"It was good to see us get out to a quick start offensively tonight and I thought we pitched well the entire game," UT Head Coach Todd Raleigh said. "I was really excited about what we got from (Aaron) Tullo, (Dylan) Hochevar and (D.J.) Leffler tonight. Tullo was as good as I have seen him all year and that was probably the best I’ve seen out of Dylan in the last two years. He had all three of his pitches working tonight."