With the stage set for Arkansas and LSU to meet up on Thursday afternoon, that also meant that the stage was set for a pitching duel between two of the SEC and the country’s finest arms in Arkansas’s Ryne Stanek and LSU’s Aaron Nola.
As top seeded Vanderbilt met up with the four seed of South Carolina, it was an expected matchup with how the bracket was set up, but on the other side of the bracket. As both teams had lost their opening games, they met up in an elimination game faced with the reality that one of these teams would be going home earlier than expected. It took extra innings to decide, but eventually Vanderbilt sent South Carolina back to Columbia with a 4-3 win over the Gamecocks. Continue reading
The Alabama Crimson Tide sent the Ole Miss Rebels packing with a 7-5 extra innings victory.
“It’s always disappointing to finish here and not on the weekend. That’s the reason it’s the number one baseball conference in the country. This is the reason it’s the best tournament in the country. It’s very unforgiving. If you don’t play well, you lose” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. Continue reading
The 6’4″ south paw from Houston came to LSU after being drafted in the 15th round by Toronto out of high school. During the 2012 season, Glenn saw action in eleven games including three starts, finishing the year with a 5.62 ERA with six walks and 16 strikeouts in a total of 16 innings pitched. Continue reading
Hot in the Heart of the Order
The Mississippi State Bulldogs came up big in the top of the ninth to avoid extra innings and to defeat the South Carolina Gamecocks 5-3 on Wednesday evening. The Bulldogs took an early 3-0 lead on the Gamecocks in the first two innings, however that lead was erased in the bottom of the fourth as the Gamecocks had a three-run inning. Continue reading
Number One Goes Down
Nine-seeded Texas A&M defeated the consensually first-ranked and top-seeded Vanderbilt Commodores 5-0 on Wednesday evening. Aggie starting pitcher Parker Ray pitched eight scoreless innings allowing just three hits while walking three and striking out three. Continue reading
LSU defeated Alabama 3-0 in the Tigers’ first game of the 2013 SEC Tournament. After a three-run bottom of the first for LSU, it was a pitchers’ duel from that point forward. However the Alabama Crimson Tide was unable to put up any offense against LSU left-handed pitcher Cody Glenn who was fantastic on the mound.
““It was a very well played game by both teams. It was also a very well pitched game by both teams. We had a nice first inning against Charley Sullivan. It looked like we could have a big day, and he regrouped like the great competitor that he is. I have a lot of respect for him” said LSU head coach Paul Mainieri. Continue reading
The Arkansas Razorbacks handed the Ole Miss Rebels their first loss of the SEC tournament as they defeated them 2-1 on Wednesday morning. The game was a pitchers’ duel with a run scored by each team in the first inning and none following until Brian Anderson scored the final run in extra innings on a wild pitch.
“It was a very well played game. Both pitchers and bullpens did a tremendous job. We got out of some jams. We both hit some line drives. We had the unfortunate play that would have been a two-run single and given us a two-run lead going into the ninth and it hits a runner in the foot. It just figures that the game would end on a wild pitch, the most exciting play in baseball next to the sacrifice fly. From our standpoint, we were glad to see it,” said Razorback head coach Dave Van Horn. Continue reading
School: Texas A&M
Position: Third base
In what goes down as one of the longest SEC Baseball Tournament games in history, the Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Missouri Tigers 2-1 in 17 innings late into the evening on Tuesday night. After an RBI by Hunter Renfroe tied the game at one-one in the bottom of the fifth inning, the game remained scoreless until the deciding RBI by Mitch Slauter in the bottom of the 17th.