Here is your SEC Recap for April 28th.
#7 Arkansas 5 Missouri State 4
FAYETTEVILLE – Brett Eibner totaled four RBI and Jordan Pratt came out of the bullpen to pick up the win as the No. 7 University of Arkansas baseball team beat Missouri State, 5-4, Wednesday night at Baum Stadium. Eibner hit his 14th home run of the season to power the Razorback offense, while Pratt struck out four in 2.1 innings of relief work against the Bears.
"(Pratt) did a great job," head coach Dave Van Horn said. "He came in and settled the game down. If it weren’t for the weekend and having to save some pitchers, we would have left Jordan in there but we have to get him ready for the weekend."
#12 Louisville 10 Kentucky 9
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freshman Zak Wasserman capped a wild ninth inning with a walk-off RBI single to complete the 11th-ranked Louisville baseball team’s 10-9 come-from-behind win over rival Kentucky in front of a regular season school crowd of 4,039 at Jim Patterson Stadium.
With the win, the Cardinals improved to 33-7 overall and evened the season series with the Wildcats, who dropped to 23-18 overall. The crowd, which surpassed the previous regular season record crowd of 3,707 set on April 2, 2010 in Louisville’s win over Villanova, was also the fourth largest home crowd in school history.
#17 Ole Miss 15 Tennessee Martin 6
OXFORD, Miss. – Matt Smith was 4-for-4 at the plate with four runs scored and three RBI to help lead the Rebels to a seventh-consecutive win as No. 14 Ole Miss (30-13) defeated Tennessee-Martin (19-21) by a score of 15-6 on Wednesday.
Smith connected for his 10th home run of the season in the first inning to tie the score at two after a quick start by the Skyhawks and never looked back as he also reached base when he was hit by a pitch to reach base safely in every plate appearance on the night.
Ole Miss Recap
Tennessee Martin Recap
Alabama 5 Mississippi Valley State 1
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – After escaping a bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh inning, Alabama scored three runs on three hits in the bottom of the frame to post a 5-1 win over Mississippi Valley State on Wednesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Alabama (27-15) managed only two runs and three hits off MVSU starter Britt Goodman through six innings, before scoring three runs on three hits in the decisive seventh inning to extend its winning streak to five games.
Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide pitching staff limited the Delta Devils to just one run on three hits in six innings. Alabama used eight pitchers in the game, with freshman right-hander Tucker Hawley and senior right-hander Jake Smith each pitching more than one inning.
Mississippi Valley State Recap
Georgia 13 Western Carolina 10
ATHENS — Powered by an eight-run outburst, Georgia slugged past Western Carolina 13-10 Wednesday in front of a Foley Field crowd of 2,257.
The Bulldogs (13-29) got home runs from Levi Hyams (3-for-4, 3 RBI), Zach Taylor, Christian Glisson and Todd Hankins (3-for-4, 3 RBI) as part of an 18-hit attack to defeat the Catamounts (25-14-1). Wednesday’s contest was just the second game in the past 18 that the Bulldogs did not face a ranked opponent. During this stretch, Georgia went 4-14.