Here is your SEC Recap for April 24th.
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.
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.
#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.”
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.