Here is your SEC Tourney Recap for Day 2 of action from Hoover Alabama.
Top-seeded Florida (41-14) edged fourth-seeded Arkansas (40-18), 5-4, in the second elimination game of the 2010 SEC Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Regions Park. With the victory, the Gators stay alive to face the loser of tonight’s winner’s bracket contest between fifth-seeded Vanderbilt (41-15) and eighth-seeded LSU (37-20) in tomorrow’s second game that will begin 30 minutes after the completion of the 4 p.m. game. Both elimination games will televised on SportSouth, air locally in Gainesville on WLUF-TV, channel 6 on Cox Cable and be streamed on www.GatorZone.com via ESPN3.com.
“I thought both teams played really well today,” head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “I mean, let’s face it, it was an elimination round and neither team wanted to go home. Both sides pitched very well and it came down to some key hits throughout the game. I think we played good defense for the most part. Both pitching staffs gave their teams the chances to win today.”
#16 Auburn 3 #10 South Carolina 1 (12 innings)
HOOVER, Ala. – Grant Dayton and Austin Hubbard combined to hold No. 7 South Carolina to just seven hits over 12 innings and Trent Mummey delivered a one-out, two-run game-winning single in the top of the 12th as No. 13 Auburn won, 3-1, in an elimination game at the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday morning. With the win Auburn picks up its 40th win of the season and will play Ole Miss 3pm on Friday afternoon.
"I thought that was an outstanding and exciting college baseball game. Two teams going at it toe-to-toe with one pitch or play determining the ball game," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "It seemed like we just couldn’t get anything done offensively and then Trent Mummey comes up with a huge base hit that opened the gates for us a little bit. I look at the job our pitchers did for us today. Austin Hubbard and Grant Dayton had tremendous outings."
#30 LSU 7 #19 Vanderbilt 4
HOOVER, Ala. – LSU starter Austin Ross threw a magnificent eight innings and the eighth-seeded Tigers pounded 15 hits to beat fifth-seeded Vanderbilt, 7-5, in the second round of the SEC Tournament Thursday night at Regions Park.
Ross (5-4) tied his career-high in innings pitched with eight and allowed four runs on only four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. The junior right-hander had retired 14-straight batters between the second and ninth innings, and his two walks came in the first frame of the game
Alabama 6 #25 Ole Miss 3
HOOVER, Ala. – Alabama junior Nathan Kilcrease pitched into the ninth inning in his third consecutive start while the Crimson Tide offense scored three of its six runs with two outs en route to a 6-3 win over No. 21 Mississippi in the second round of the 2010 Southeastern Conference Tournament at Regions Park on Thursday evening.
Kilcrease was masterful once again as he took a shutout into the seventh inning. He threw only 45 pitches in the first five innings, including a four-pitch third inning and a five-pitch fifth inning. The Phenix City, Ala., native allowed back-to-back two-out singles to Matt Snyder and Matt Smith in the first inning and then promptly retired the next 17 Mississippi hitters until Smith stroked a one-out double to right in the seventh inning.