#1 Vanderbilt 4 #6 Florida 2 (Top 6/Suspended)
Nashville, Tenn, – Friday night’s game between Vanderbilt and Florida has been suspended due to rain with the Commodores leading 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth. Friday night’s game will resume at 1 p.m. at Hawkins Field and the teams will finish the full nine innings. Saturday’s scheduled game will begin 40 minutes after the completion of the suspended game.
#16 Arkansas 6 South Carolina 2
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina dropped the first of a three-game series to Arkansas, falling 6-2 on Friday night/Saturday morning at Carolina Stadium.
The Gamecocks (39-11, 18-7 SEC) tied a season-high by committing five errors, leading to four of the six runs for the Razorbacks (33-15, 13-12).
Arkansas starter D.J. Baxendale (8-1) worked six-plus innings and allowed one run on six hits with six strikeouts and three walks. South Carolina starter Michael Roth (10-2) allowed three runs, two earned, on 10 hits in 5.1 innings with five strikeouts and a walk. Both of Roth’s losses on the season have come in games where the Gamecocks committed five errors; the other was a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Georgia on March 18.
South Carolina Recap
Kentucky 7 Georgia 4
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Behind the ninth quality start of the season from Alex Meyer and a three-hit outing from Thomas McCarthy, the Kentucky Wildcats plated four runs in the first inning and posted a 7-4 series-opening win over Georgia, on a pleasant Friday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Kentucky (23-27, 6-19 Southeastern Conference) got tremendous two-out hitting in the contest, batting 8-for-14 as a team with two outs, with all three of McCarthy’s knocks coming with two down. UK plated seven runs on 12 hits in the game, with all of its runs coming with two outs.
Meyer (6-5) turned in his ninth quality start in his 13th starting assignment of the year, going 6.1 innings, allowing seven hits and three runs, walking four and striking out five, with the UK bullpen allowing one inherited runner to score in the seventh. Junior lefty Alex Phillips replaced Meyer with the bases loaded and one out and got the second out of the frame on a sacrifice fly, before getting out of the seventh with a foul out. Phillips closed out the game with 2.2 innings, allowing four hits and one run, striking out two for his second save of the year and his second of the week, also picking up a save in a win over Indiana on Tuesday.
Full Recap coming soon
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LSU 9 Tennessee 0
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU (31-19, 9-16 SEC) broke a scoreless tie with a three-run fourth inning and rode freshman starter Kevin Gausman’s complete game shutout gem to a 9-0 victory against Tennessee (23-25, 5-20 SEC).
The Tigers added five runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to erase any thoughts of a Volunteer comeback. Gausman (4-6) recorded seven strikeouts, allowed four hits and commanded the strike zone from the outset without allowing a single walk.
Gausman pitched LSU’s first complete-game shutout since May 2, 2009 when Louis Coleman blanked Arkansas in Fayetteville.