Here is your SEC Recap for April 6th.
Mahtook became the first Tiger to hit for the cycle since Aaron Hill accomplished the feat on April 5, 2003 against South Carolina. Mahtook went 4-for-4 with five runs scored as he doubled in the first inning, singled in the second, ripped a triple off the wall in the fifth and blasted a two-run dinger in the sixth.
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Kentucky 5 #7 Louisville 0
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Mike Kaczmarek retired 12 of the 13 hitters he faced in relief and Gunner Glad belted his fifth home run in the last six games, as the Kentucky baseball team posted a dominating 5-0 win over No. 7 Louisville, in front of a season-high, sellout crowd of 3,819 fans Tuesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Kentucky (19-11) rode a dominating performance from its bullpen and a middle-inning offensive outburst, including Glad’s two-run homer in the fifth inning, to its 22nd win in the last 30 meetings in the rivalry contest with Big East power Louisville. UK still leads the all-time series, 64-32-1, including a 31-12 mark in games played in Lexington.
#10 Florida 12 Jacksonville 2
No. 8 Florida (21-7) used a four-run second and a five-run sixth to cruise to a 12-2 victory over Jacksonville (16-14) on Tuesday night at McKethan Stadium. Senior Jonathan Pigott (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and freshman Nolan Fontana (Winter Garden, Fla.) each chipped in with two-run triples as the Gators tallied 14 hits, scored 10 runs with two out and their bullpen ended the game with six scoreless innings.
“We had built up 12 consecutive scoreless innings so it was important for us to get a lead and we were swinging the bats better tonight,” head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “It was great to get (Greg) Larson back on the mound as it’s been awhile since he’s been up. I thought he gave us a quality effort and I was really pleased with his stuff tonight. You hope to have games like this every so often when we can get a lot of players in there and use a bunch of pitchers. Overall, it was a great game for us.”
#14 Clemson 15 Georgia 5
Athens, GA – John Hinson went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and a career-high five RBIs to lead #11 Clemson to a 15-5 victory over Georgia in front of 3,783 fans at Foley Field on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the home-and-home midweek series, improved to 21-8, while Georgia fell to 10-18.
The Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and scored six more runs in the second inning to take a commanding lead. Clemson added a run in the seventh and five runs in the eighth for the 10-run win. The victory snapped Georgia’s four-game winning streak over the Tigers in the series.
#19 Vanderbilt 12 Belmont 5
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt pounded out 15 hits and got some timely two-out hitting en route to a 12-5 win over Belmont at Hawkins Field Tuesday.
The Commodores scored six runs in the first inning and played solid defense for its SEC leading 25th win of the year.
Offensively, the Commodores (25-6) had six players with at least two hits in the game. Jason Esposito led Vanderbilt with three hits and four RBI, including a triple and double.
Belmont got on the scoreboard first when Derek Hamblen hit a one-out solo home run to left center off of starter Drew Hayes, giving Belmont a 1-0 lead.
UAB 11 #25 Alabama 4
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Luke Stewart and Jamal Austin racked up four hits each Tuesday night, and the UAB pitching staff worked out of two major jams as the Blazers defeated 19th-ranked Alabama, 11-4, to give head coach Brian Shoop his 100th victory with the program.
Tuesday’s win also secured a sweep of the two-game season series between the teams for UAB (18-9), which also defeated the Crimson Tide (19-9) last week at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.
Auburn 22 Georgia State 7
AUBURN, Ala. – Thirteen different hitters collected at least one of Auburn’s season-high 24 hits, 11 of which went for extra-bases, as Auburn cruised to a 22-7 win over Georgia State on Tuesday night at Plainsman Park. Trent Mummey returned to the field after a seven-week layoff due to injury and went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and a home run, driving in four after entering the game as a pinch hitter in the sixth.
"It was probably one of the happiest moments of my life when the coaches told me before the game that they were going to get me a pinch hit in the DH role," Mummey said. "Baseball is a humbling sport. When you go down with an injury, you have to regroup. It was great to lace up the spikes and be back out on the field…It was exciting to get back out there, get my feet wet and see some pitching."
Mississippi State 18 Jackson State 2
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State’s Ryan Duffy homered three times Tuesday night as the Baseball Bulldogs defeated Jackson State 18-2 in a college baseball game played at Dudy Noble Field.
Duffy kicked off M-State’s nine-game homestand in grand fashion by becoming the seventh player in Bulldog history to homer three times in a game. Duffy finished with a career-high five hits, career-high nine RBIs and also set a new school standard with 15 total bases.
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