SEC Baseball Tournament, Day 3

MISSISSIPPI STATE 4  – ARKANSAS 3

Brent Rooker doubled home Ryan Gridley in the top of the ninth to tie the score at 3-3 and the Bulldogs then drew a bases loaded walk to take the lead.   It was the 22nd time the Bulldogs used a late rally to win a game.   The Razorbacks had built a 3-0 lead, thanks in part to a two=run homer from Luke Bonfield.

SOUTH CAROLINA 10   MISSOURI 2

Freshman Carlos Cortes blasted two three run homers pacing the Gamecocks to an easy victory.   Wil Crowe was dominant on the mound striking out nine, over six innings.    It was the first time since 2007 that the Gamecocks have won two games in the tournament.    The loss by the Tigers, eliminated them from the tournament.   The Tigers will wait to see if they advance to the field of 64.

ARKANSAS 12  – AUBURN 0

The Razorbacks made history twice on Thursday, as three pitchers combined to throw the first no-hitter in SEC history.  Chad Spanberger became the first player to hit three home runs in a SEC tournament game.   Spanberger’s seven RBI’s were also a tournament record for a single game.   The loss by the Tigers eliminated them from tournament play.

LSU 10 – KENTUCKY 0

The highly anticipated pitching duel between Alex Lange and Sean Hjelle turned into a blowout.   LSU scored five runs in the second inning and added five more in the fifth to rout the Wildcats.   Lange recorded his third complete game shutout of the season, striking out seven in the process.   Lange moved past Ben McDonald with his 374th strikeout and now sits second all-time in the LSU record books.

 

 

 

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