Tuesday recap: The SEC goes 4-0
Barry Allen • 3/2/2021 in Baseball
Carolina bludgeons Winthrop, and A&M pitches a shutout
Gamecocks, Rebels post lopsided midweek wins
South Carolina and Ole Miss combined for 35 runs in lopsided midweek wins over Winthrop and Memphis.
The Gamecocks scored 16 runs in the first four innings en route to a 19-6 win over the Eagles in Rock Hill. South Carolina scored five runs in the second inning and added a 9-run outburst in the fourth inning.
Right fielder Brady Allen went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, one home run and four RBIs. His 3-run home run was the big blow in the five-run second inning. Infielder Joe Satterfield went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and five RBIs in the win. He had two-run singles in the second and fourth innings. Left fielder Andrew Eyster belted a 3-run homer in the fourth inning.
Surprisingly, catcher Wes Clarke was held hitless for the first time this season. He was 0-for-3 with two walks and one strikeout on Tuesday night. Last week, Clarke smacked three home runs in a win over Winthrop.
Ole Miss used a 6-run third inning to post a 16-4 win over Memphis.
Shortstop Jacob Gonzalez and centerfielder Justin Bench combined for five hits, six runs scored and seven RBIs out of the top two spots in the batting order. Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with three runs scored, one double and one RBI from the leadoff spot. Bench was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, one triple and five RBIs from the two-hole in the order.
The Rebels also took advantage for 14 walks and three Memphis errors.
Aggies throw shutout
Nathan Dettmer and Chandler Jozwaik threw a combined five-hit shutout and struck out 14 batters in the 4-0 win over Houston Baptist.
Dettmer tossed six scoreless innings for his first win of the season. He allowed three hits, walked one and struck out seven. At one point he retired nine straight hitters.
Jozwiak added three more scoreless innings for his first save. He allowed three hits and fanned seven batters.
Designated hitter Austin Bost and centerfielder Britt Logan provided the offense. Bost went 3-for-4 with one double, one home run and two RBIs. He had an RBI double in the first inning and solo home run in the fourth. Logan smacked a 2-run homer in the fourth to cap the scoring.
What a relief
There were several quality performances by Ole Miss and Kentucky on Tuesday night.
The Ole Miss bullpen was also stellar in Tuesday’s win over Memphis.
Sophomore left-hander Jackson Kimbrell and senior right-hander Greer Holston combined for five perfect innings against the Tigers. Kimbrell retired all nine batters he faced with five strikeouts. Holston retired all six batters he faced in the eighth and ninth innings and struck out three.
Memphis All-American and America Athletic Conference preseason Player of the Year catcher Hunter Goodman was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Rebels.
Kentucky got four perfect innings from junior lefty Cole Daniels and senior right-hander Sean Harney.
Daniels retired all nine batters he faced in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings with seven strikeouts. Harney struck out the side in the ninth for his second save of the season.
Mother Nature prevails
Four SEC games were postponed on Tuesday night due to rain.
Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Miss. State all had games affected by the heavy rains that rolled through the southeast on Monday and Tuesday.
Mississippi State and Southern Miss were scheduled to play at Trustmark Park in Pearl. The game was been rescheduled for tonight.
LSU and Nicholls State were set to play in Baton Rouge. The game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night double header today at Alex Box Stadium. LSU will host Nicholls State at 2 p.m., followed by LSU and Southern at 6:30 p.m. Both games are scheduled for nine innings.
Auburn’s home game with Jacksonville State was rescheduled for April 21.
The Alabama-UAB game was scheduled for Regions Field. A makeup date had not been announced at this time.