SEC Saturday wrap-up: Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky (and Ole Miss) remain unbeaten, more
Chris Lee • 2/19/2022 in Baseball
Tennessee's offensive onslaught continues, as Vols remain one of the SEC's four unbeaten teams
Trey Lipscomb photo courtesy of Tennessee athletics.
Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee stay unbeaten
Tennessee (6-0) once again nearly broke the scoreboard at Lindsey Nelson Stadium, hammering Iona by a 29-0 score one day after the Vols’ 27-1 win. The Vols had 20 hits, with Jordan Beck, Christian Scott, Trey Lipscomb and Christian Moore all homering. Lipscomb was a double shy of hitting for the cycle for the second consecutive day and the Vols established a school record for margin of victory in a game.
Tennessee has scored an astounding 105 runs and is hitting .394/.532/.815 as a team, with 20 home runs.
Kentucky (6-0) came from eight down to walk off Western Michigan, 13-12. Ryan Ritter, Jacob Plastiak and Chase Estep each had three hits, with Plastiak mashing a home run.
Georgia (7-0) swept Akron in a doubleheader. In the first game, Liam Sullivan fired five innings and Garrett Spikes (three hits) led a 15-hit attack in a 10-0 win. In Game Two, Luke Wagner threw four shutout innings in relief and Dwight Allen II homered and scored twice in a 7-2 victory.
Ole Miss is the league’s other unbeaten team; the Rebels’ Saturday game with VCU was canceled.
Johnson’s stellar start carries Mississippi State
Mississippi State got a great start from right-hander Preston Johnson, who went 6 1/3 innings, struck out five and gave up one run to pick up a win. Catcher Logan Tanner homered and led MSU (3-3) with three RBIs.
Florida blasts Georgia State
Colby Halter, Wyatt Langford, Rene Lastes and Kris Armstrong all homered, as Langford and Sterlin Thompson each had five hits, as Florida scored in all but two innings in blasting Georgia State, 13-4.
Auburn splits doubleheader with Yale
Sonny DiChara blasted a homer (his third) in Auburn's 4-3 Game One win, and JUCO transfer Blake Rambusch hit his first Auburn homer in the second, but the bigger story may have been Trace Bright, who threw six shutout innings in a Game Two loss (five separate Auburn pitchers gave up a run in a 5-4 defeat). Auburn (5-2) now has a season ERA of 1.86.
Alabama pitches well again, but loses at Texas
The Crimson Tide’s Antoine Jean and Hunter Furtado combined to throw eight innings of two-run ball, but the offense managed just five hits (all singles) in a 2-0 loss to No. 1 Texas.
The Carters help Vandy by Army
Freshman Carter Holton pitched six innings of two-run ball, Dominic Keegan hit a two-run homer and Carter Young, a three-RBI triple, as Vandy l(4-2) ed by eight after seven and got a 10-7 win over Army.
Gamecocks’ Eyster continues his torrid start
Andrew Eyster smacked his third home run of the season, collecting two hits and scoring three runs, as South Carolina (6-1) downed Georgia Washington, 10-6, to take the series. Will Sanders pitched seven innings, striking out five, in earning a win. In Game Two, Braylen Wimmer added three hits and two runs as four Carolina pitchers combined for a 5-0 shutout.
Morgan’s four hits help LSU blast Southern
First baseman Tre’ Morgan, hitting out of the leadoff spot, went 4-for-5 with three RBIs as LSU rallied for five in the sixth and three in the seventh to knock off Southern, 9-2.
The Missouri-Louisiana-Monroe was cancelled while the Arkansas-Stanford game was postponed to Sunday. Texas A&M will play a Sunday doubleheader with Penn after Saturday's game was postponed.