SEC Recap for April 24th

Here is your SEC Recap for April 24th.

ConnorPowers Game 1: #23 Ole Miss 11 #5 LSU 9

OXFORD, Miss. - Matt Snyder hit a grand slam as one of his two home runs as part of a four home run effort for the game from the Rebels as No. 19 Ole Miss (26-13, 9-7 SEC) downed No. 5 LSU 11-9 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

Snyder finished the first game 4-for-5 with six RBI and two runs scored to help the Rebels claim the slugfest. Miles Hamblin and Tim Ferguson also homered on the afternoon. Ferguson also went 4-for-5 at the plate with three runs scored and two RBI.

Ole Miss Recap
LSU Recap

Game 2: #23 Ole Miss 9 #5 LSU 8 (11 innings)

OXFORD, Miss. - It took 11 innings, but freshman Alex Yarbrough came up with a walk-off RBI single to drive in Matt Smith and give No. 19 Ole Miss (27-13, 10-7 SEC) a 9-8 win over No. 5 LSU (32-8, 11-6 SEC).

The win gave the Rebels the weekend series as Ole Miss claimed the first game of the doubleheader, 11-9 earlier in the day.

With men at the corners and two outs, Yarbrough took a full count pitch and drove it back up the middle on Tigers reliever Matt Ott to score Smith from third and snag the win for the Rebels.

Ole Miss Recap
LSU Recap

#12 Florida 8 #6 Arkansas 2

A six-run fourth inning helped No. 7 Florida (27-11/11-6 SEC) even its weekend series with No. 4 Arkansas (33-7/13-4 SEC), 8-2, on Saturday afternoon at McKethan Stadium. The victory snapped the Hogs’ 13-game winning streak and ended a seven-game slide for the Gators against the Hogs dating back to a 6-1 win on April 12, 2008. UF pulled back to within two games of the league leaders and the teams will play the rubber match of the series tomorrow at 1 p.m.

“Hudson (Randall) gave us a quality start and a chance to play outstanding defense,” head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “When you face a good pitcher like (Brett) Eibner, you have to take advantage of your opportunities. We had a big fourth and really swung the bat well, that’s what you have to do against great pitching.”

Florida Recap
Arkansas Recap

Alabama 8 Mississippi State 5

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama baseball team scored seven runs with two outs en route to an 8-5 win over Mississippi State in the first game of a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

The series opener began Friday night and was suspended in the bottom of the first inning with Alabama leading 1-0.  After several delays on Saturday, the game was resumed at 8:31 p.m. (CDT) and concluded just before midnight.  The teams played a total of two hours and 34 minutes with the rain delays totaling four hours and 17 minutes.

When the game finally recommenced Saturday, Alabama extended its lead to 3-0 with a pair of two-out runs in the second inning on back-to-back RBI singles by sophomore center fielder Taylor Dugas and junior shortstop Josh Rutledge.

Alabama Recap
Mississippi State Recap

#14 South Carolina at Georgia PPD
#15 Vanderbilt at Tennessee PPD
Kentucky at Auburn PPD
Game 2: Mississippi State at Alabama PPD