Tuesday Recaps: Arkansas' Robert Moore Hits for Cycle; Texas A&M and Georgia Shutout Rivals
Barry Allen • 3/31/2021 in Baseball
Arkansas second baseman Robert Moore hit for the cycle in the Razorbacks 21-8 win over Central Arkansas. Texas A&M and Georgia both posted shutouts in huge rivalry wins. In all, the SEC went 9-0 on Tuesday night.
MOORE HITS FOR CYCLE:
Arkansas second baseman Robert Moore hit for the cycle in the Razorbacks blowout win over Central Arkansas. He accomplished the feat in six innings. Moore finished 4-for-4 with four runs scored, six RBIs, one walk and one hit by pitch.
Moore’s cycle was the first by a Razorback since Kyle Harris did it against Tennessee in 1994. He began his quest for the cycle with a two-run triple in the second inning. He singled in this third plate appearance in the fourth inning. Moore hit a solo home run in the fifth and completed the cycle with a three-run double in the sixth inning.
The Hogs scored in each of the first six innings, including two seven-run frames in the 4th and 6th innings, which opened up a double-digit lead before stretch time.
Moore was the first Razorback to score four runs in a game since Trevor Ezell did against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in April of 2019. He was also the first Razorback to notch six RBIs in a game since Heston Kjerstad did it against Eastern Illinois to start the 2020 season.
Arkansas had a season-high 21 runs and 20 hits in the win. All nine Razorbacks in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit while eight knocked in at least one run.
The Razorbacks belted five home runs in the win, including two by shortstop Jaylen Battles. He hit a pair of two-run homers in the fourth and sixth innings. The last time Arkansas hit five long balls in a game was against Texas A&M in May of 2019.
TEXAS A&M BLANKS TEXAS:
Texas A&M turned an electric atmosphere into a 2-0 shutout of long-time rival Texas.
Nathan Dettmer and Chandler Jozwiak combined on a four-hit shutout of the Longhorns. Dettmer allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts and two walks en route to his third win. Jozwiak followed with two scoreless innings and three strikeouts for his third save.
The Aggies notched their fifth shutout of the season, tying for the most in the NCAA.
Texas A&M belted two solo home runs in the win. Right fielder Logan Britt homered in the fourth inning and catcher Mikey Hoehner homered in the seventh inning.
GEORGIA SHUTS OUT CLEMSON:
Georgia posted its fourth shutout of the season with a 2-0 win at Clemson. It was the Bulldogs first shutout over the Tigers since 1936.
Eight Georgia pitchers combined on the five-hitter. Junior Darryn Pasqua notched his first career save. He retired all five batters he faced with three strikeouts. He stranded the bases loaded in the eighth inning. Pasqua earned his first career win in Georgia’s epic 20-inning win over Clemson in 2019.
Third baseman Parks Harber accounted for both Georgia runs. He had a sac fly in the second inning and RBI ground out in the fourth inning.
Georgia head coach Scott Stricklin missed his eighth straight game due to Covid-19 issues. He has not been in the dugout since Sunday, March 14 against Lipscomb.
AROUND THE SEC:
Florida and Mercer did not play on Tuesday due to inclement weather. No makeup date has been announced.
Kentucky rallied for a 4-3 win over Division I newcomer Bellarmine. UK right fielder Josh Rhodes accounted for three of the four runs in the win. Rhodes hit a two-run home run in the first inning and added a sac fly in the second inning. Seth Louge worked the final two innings and fanned three for his first save.
LSU posted an 11-1 win over South Alabama, the highest-scoring game by the Tigers since March 14. LSU put the game away by scoring six runs in the second inning. Right fielder Dylan Crews had an RBI single and third baseman Cade Doughty delivered the big-blow with a three-run double. Crews added a two-run homer in the seventh inning. Catcher Hayden Travinski homered in the fifth inning. Eight LSU pitchers combined on a four-hitter.
Mississippi State and Mississippi Valley were rained out. No makeup date has been announced.
Missouri gave up eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 10-9 loss at Kansas. The Jayhawks scored all eight runs off two MU pitchers. Freshman Austin Troesser began the inning and faced seven batters and allowed five runs. Sophomore Ben Pedersen allowed three runs and did not record an out in the inning. Mizzou led 9-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh. Shortstop Mark Vierling and third baseman Luke Mann both had two hits and two RBIs. Mann hit a solo home run in the fifth inning.
Ole Miss and North Alabama were rained out on Tuesday. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, April 5.
South Carolina rode a four-run first inning to a 9-4 win over Gardner Webb. Designated hitter Wes Clarke blasted a three-run home run in the first inning to give him an NCAA-leading 14 home runs. He has homered in a season-high three straight games. He has homered in four of his last five games. Centerfielder Brady Allen went 2-for-4 three RBIs. He hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, giving him three home runs in his last two games. Shortstop George Callil added a solo home run in the fifth inning. Six South Carolina pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts.
Tennessee won its seventh straight game with a 9-2 win over Western Carolina. The Vols snapped a 2-2 tie with three runs in the fourth inning and the iced the game with three runs in the eighth inning. Centerfielder Kyle Booker had two hits and three RBIs, including a solo home run in the third inning. Right fielder Evan Russell hit a solo homer in the fifth inning, giving him four home runs in in his last three games. Third baseman Jake Rucker hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning. Tennessee used seven pitchers and blanked the Catamounts over the final six innings.
Vanderbilt first baseman Dominic Keegan had four hits and four RBIs in the Commodores 12-5 win over Tennessee Tech. Keegan had an RBI double in the first inning and added a three-run homer in the fourth inning as the Commodores took a 9-4 lead. Keegan wasn’t the only hitting star against the Golden Eagles. Centerfielder Enrique Bradfield went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Third baseman Jayson Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with one RBI and scored three runs.