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SEC Sunday baseball recap LSU and Alabama get road sweeps, Vols extend record streaks

 Chris Lee   in Baseball

Here's what happened in Southeastern Conference baseball on Sunday, April 10. 

Photo courtesy of LSU baseball. 

LSU sweeps Mississippi State

LSU’s Josh Person homered twice and drove in five as LSU blasted Mississippi State, 13-3, at Dudy Noble Field in Starkville on Saturday.

The Tigers (23-9, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) also got a home run from Cade Doughty as well as a 3-for-4 day from catcher Tyler McManus, who had a triple and scored three runs. 

MSU starter Cade Smith was hit for six runs in five innings with a walk and a strikeout. Bulldog pinch hitter Slate Alford’s first home run of the year was the offensive highlight for MSU (18-15, 4-8).

LSU has won the last nine series between the teams.

Vols extend winning streak

Tennessee extended two incredible winning streaks, as it rode 6 1/3, seven-strikeout innings from starter Drew Beam to a 4-3 win over Missouri at Lindsey Nelson Field. The Volunteers (30-1) extended their SEC record for consecutive conference wins to start a season to 12, and their 23-game winning streak is the second-longest in SEC history.

Luc Lipcius added a homer for the Vols, who had just five hits but made them count. A three-run sixth, during which Lipcius connected for a two-run bomb and Drew Gilbert added an RBI double, was key. 

Josh Day, Nander De Sedas and Ty Wilmsmeyer had had two hits for Missouri (18-11, 3-9(. 

DiChiara bombs Vandy

Auburn’s Sonny DiChiara homered twice and added a double as the Tigers (22-10, 7-3) took the series from Vanderbilt (22-9, 5-7). 

Joseph Gonzalez was terrific, scattering eight hits over nine innings with seven strikeouts and no walks in a complete-game victory that lowered his ERA to 1.95. 

Vanderbilt starter Patrick Reilly struggled, allowing six runs (all earned) in two innings. The Commodores have now lost three straight SEC series and seven of their last eight SEC games. 

Alabama gets road sweep at Ole Miss

Alabama got its first road sweep of Ole Miss since 1997, as the Crimson Tide’s Grayson Hitt gave up three runs while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings. 

Tommy Seidl and Andrew Pickney added home runs for Alabama (21-12, 7-5).

Ole Miss (19-12, 4-8) got a home run from Tim Elko, who had two of the Rebels’ four hits. Ole Miss starter Jack Washburn gave up three earned runs in three innings. 

Georgia takes series at Carolina

Chaney Rogers homered and drove in five, while Corey Collins homered and scored three times, as Georgia (24-8, 8-4) blasted South Carolina (15-16), 4-8) by a 13-9 score at Founder’s Park in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday. 

The Bulldogs lit up Carolina starter Aidan Hunter for five runs in three innings, and added three more against John Gilreath, who threw one inning. Andrew Eyster and Brandt Belk each hit their fifth home runs of the season for the Gamecocks as both had three-hit afternoons.

Jack Gowen allowed 3 2/3 innings of one-run ball to finish for Georgia.