Here is your SEC Recap for March 25th.
#6 South Carolina 9 #1 Florida 2
Gainesville, Fla. – Junior left-hander Michael Roth allowed just two runs in a season-high 8.1 innings and was backed by an offense that pounded out 13 hits as fourth ranked South Carolina (17-4, 3-1 SEC) defeated top ranked Florida (20-3, 3-1) 9-2 on Friday evening in game one of a three-game SEC baseball series at McKethan Stadium. For the third straight game, all nine position starters for Carolina had at least one hit. Game two of the series set for 7 p.m. on Saturday and will be televised on Fox Sports Florida and can be heard on the Gamecock Radio Network and at GamecocksOnline.com. Continue reading
Here is your SEC Recap for March 20th.
Mississippi State 9 #1 Vanderbilt 8
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A go-ahead RBI-single by C.T. Bradford capped a five-run eighth inning as Mississippi State rallied to stun No. 2 Vanderbilt 9-8 in a Southeastern Conference baseball game played Sunday afternoon at Hawkins Field.
After being shut out in the first two games of the series, the Bulldogs salvaged the finale in the opening series of conference play. MSU snapped a 12-game VU win streak in the series and a 12-game win streak for the 2011 Commodores. Continue reading
Here is your SEC Recap for March 19th.
#1 Vanderbilt 4 Mississippi State 0
Nashville, Tenn, – For the second straight day and third straight game Vanderbilt shutout the opponent with a 4-0 win over Mississippi State to win the series on Saturday afternoon at Hawkins Field. Continue reading
Here is your SEC Recap for March 18th.
#1 Vanderbilt 10 Mississippi State 0
Nashville, Tenn, – Vanderbilt opened Southeastern Conference play with a 10-0 win over Mississippi State Friday night at Hawkins Field.
Sonny Gray dominated over 7.1 innings to earn his fifth win of the year. The junior right-hander fanned 10 Bulldogs, scattered four hits and walked four in his fifth start of the year. He worked into eighth striking out his final batter of the night before turning it over to the bullpen. Corey Williams and T.J. Pecoraro finished off the Dores’ second shutout of the year. Continue reading
Here is your SEC Tourney Recap for Day 2 of action from Hoover Alabama.
#4 Florida 5 #15 Arkansas 4
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.”
Here is your SEC Tourney Recap for Day 1 of action from Hoover, Alabama.
#30 LSU 10 #4 Florida 6
HOOVER, Ala. – LSU exploded for 19 hits, including three apiece by shortstop Austin Nola and left fielder Mason Katz, and junior right-hander Anthony Ranaudo hurled an outstanding 7.2 innings as the eighth-seeded Tigers defeated the No.1-seed Florida Gators, 10-6, Wednesday in the opening round of the SEC Tournament in Regions Park.
The Tigers (37-20) will face the winner of Wednesday night’s matchup between the fifth-seeded Vanderbilt and fourth-seeded Arkansas on Thursday night at a time to be determined. Florida (40-14) will face the loser of the Vanderbilt-Arkansas game Thursday afternoon.
Here is your SEC Recap for May 22nd.
Alabama Sweeps Tennessee, 9-7
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Alabama scored three runs in the eighth inning to overcome a one-run deficit en route to a 9-7 win over Tennessee to complete the three-game sweep of the Volunteers at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in the 2010 regular season finale Saturday afternoon.
Alabama (34-21, 15-15 SEC) has won four of the last five series against Tennessee, including sweeps in 2006, 2009 and 2010. The Tide has won 12 of the last 15 meetings in the series.
Here is your SEC Recap for May 21st.
Florida 5 South Carolina 2
Junior Josh Adams (Jacksonville, Fla.) snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning as No. 4 Florida (40-12/22-7 SEC) clinched its first Southeastern Conference title since 2005 with a 5-2 victory over No. 6 South Carolina (42-13/20-9 SEC) before a record crowd of 8,242 fans at Carolina Stadium on Friday night. Freshman Steven Rodriguez (Miami, Fla.) (1-0) earned his first career win by working 1.1 scoreless innings in which he registered three strikeouts and junior Kevin Chapman (Coral Springs, Fla.) nailed down the victory with 1.2 scoreless and hitless innings to collect his 10th save, second in as many nights.
Here is your SEC Recap for May 20th.
#5 Florida 3 #9 South Carolina 2
Junior left-hander Kevin Chapman (Coral Springs, Fla.) closed the contest with two scoreless innings as No. 4 Florida (39-12/21-7 SEC) posted a thrilling 3-2 victory over No. 6 South Carolina (42-12/20-8 SEC) on Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series that will decide the Southeastern Conference champion. The showdown between Eastern Division rivals at Carolina Stadium was played in front of 8,188 fans, the third-highest total in the facility’s existence. The Gators tied the school’s single-season record with their 21st victory in league play and raised their winning streak to six games.
Here is your SEC Recap for May 18th.
#5 Florida 9 North Florida 3
Freshman Austin Maddox (Jacksonville, Fla.) went 4-for-4 and drove in five runs to lead No. 4 Florida (38-12) to a 9-3 victory over UNF (29-23) on Tuesday night in front of 3,314 fans at McKethan Stadium. In addition, the rookie belted his team-leading 17th homer, a two-run shot in the fifth, to establish a Gator freshman single-season record. UF extended its winning streak to five games and has captured 12 of its last 13 outings.
“We got a really good start from Tommy Toledo and North Florida has always played us tough,” head coach Kevin O’Sullivan. “They’re scrappy and they’re well coached by Dusty Rhodes. It was good to get on the board early and get a 5-0 lead. I thought it gave us a little cushion and it was great to get a lot of players in there tonight. Overall, it was a great team effort and a positive way to end the regular season here at home.”