Here is your SEC Recap for April 27th.
ATLANTA – Matt Skole and Evan Martin delivered big two-RBI hits in Georgia Tech’s six-run, eighth-inning outburst Tuesday night, carrying the fourth-ranked Yellow Jackets to a 6-4 victory in the ninth Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Spring Baseball Classic at Turner Field.
Tech (35-7) won for just the second time in nine meetings between the two teams at Turner Field, before a crowd of 16,194 that braved a chilly and windy night and the threat of rain, and earned their first regular-season sweep of the Bulldogs since 1994. The Yellow Jackets took a 6-5 decision at Russ Chandler Stadium and a 25-6 win in Athens earlier in the season.
New Orleans 7 #11 LSU 4
BATON ROUGE, La. — The University of New Orleans baseball team scored four runs in the final two innings to take a 7-4 upset at No. 15 LSU on Tuesday at Alex Box Stadium.
UNO (11-29) pounded out 14 hits, including a team-best 15th home run from senior Nick Schwaner, as the Privateers snapped a nine-game losing streak.
Rodarrick Jones went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Schwaner was one of five Privateers to record two hits, as UNO picked up its first win over a nationally-ranked team this year.
#17 Ole Miss 11 Murray State 10 (10 innings)
OXFORD, Miss. – Alex Yarbrough hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to push the Rebels to a third walk-off win in as many games as No. 14 Ole Miss (29-13) defeated Murray State (19-21) by a score of 11-10 on Tuesday.
It’s the second home run of the season or Yarbrough who hit a game-tying home run in the 8th inning against No. 5 LSU on Sunday to put the Rebels in position to claim a series sweep over the Tigers.
"That was a crazy baseball game," said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. "You have to credit Murray State for being down on the road and putting together that kind of inning. I love the way we responded when they tied it up in the eighth. Nobody panicked and everyone stayed focused.
Austin Peay 5 #18 Vanderbilt 4
CLARKSVILLE – Senior designated hitter Matt Kole kept his hot April going, hitting a game-tying grand slam as Austin Peay State University’s baseball team downed Vanderbilt, 5-4, in non-conference action, Tuesday night at Raymond C. Hand Park.
Austin Peay (22-18) was trailing 4-0 entering the sixth inning. Leadoff hitter Reed Harper reached on a walk and reached second courtesy a Vanderbilt error that allowed second baseman Jon Clinard to reach base. Centerfielder Jared DeLong singled to load the bases, bringing Kole to the plate.
Tennessee 13 Belmont 5
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Junior Blake Forsythe crushed his second grand slam of the season and finished with a career-high tying five RBIs as the University of Tennessee baseball team cruised to a 13-5 triumph over Belmont on Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville.
"It’s always good to get a win, especially tonight because we needed to keep our momentum going into the weekend," UT Head Coach Todd Raleigh said. "I thought all of our pitchers threw well tonight. (Steven) Gruver gave us a solid start and (Will) Locante and (Alan) Walden were the best I’ve seen them all year. I’m happy with where our pitching is at right now and it helps that we’ve been scoring some runs and doing some good things at the plate. Obviously, Blake was huge for us today, it seemed like (Josh) Liles was on base all night and I was glad to see Khayyan (Norfork) stay patient and walk three times.
Alabama 7 Mississippi Valley State 4
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama senior first baseman Clay Jones hit two home runs to lead the Crimson Tide to a 7-4 win over Mississippi Valley State at Sewell-Thomas Stadium on Tuesday night.
Jones hit a two-run home run in the Tide’s four-run first inning and then hit the first of two home runs in the eighth as the Crimson Tide added a pair of insurance runs.
Jones provided most of the offense to support freshman left-hander Taylor Wolfe, who struck out a career-high 11 batters in seven innings for his third win of the season. Wolfe allowed four runs and seven hits in his first start since April 4 and added three walks. The 11 strikeouts eclipsed his previous high of seven set against Georgia on March 3. The Georgia game was his first collegiate start.
Mississippi Valley State Recap
Auburn 11 Samford 4
AUBURN, Ala. – Dan Gamache and Trent Mummey each hit three-run home runs in Auburn’s 11-4 win and season series sweep of Samford on Tuesday night at Plainsman Park. Justin Fradejas went 2-for-4 with three runs scored from the leadoff spot to extend his hitting streak to 23 games.
Gamache (1-for-2, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI) delivered his three-run blast in the bottom of the first, scoring Fradejas and Hunter Morris (0-for-4, BB, R) and giving Auburn a lead that would never be threatened.