SEC College Baseball Roundup

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LSU 7, Alabama 3
Stephen Waguespack's bases-loaded double off the right field wall in the first inning scored three runs as LSU jumped ahead and defeated Alabama 7-3 today.

Alabama (18-12, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) scored their first run of the game in the fourth inning on Ryan Rhoden's bases loaded ground out, cutting the LSU lead to 3-1.

LSU (17-12-2, 3-5-1 SEC) regained their three run cushion in the top of the fifth, on a Chris McGee RBI single. The Tigers scored their final run of the day in the ninth innings on a RBI single by Michael Hollander.

Alabama starting pitcher Brandon Belcher (1-1) took the loss.

Auburn 3, Ole Miss 2
Reliever Brett Butts picked up his third save of the year with 2.2 innings of perfect relief, striking out one while facing the minimum eight hitters in Auburn's 3-2 victory over Mississippi Sunday.

With the win, Auburn (20-11, 1-8 Southeastern Conference) avoided an Ole Miss sweep of the series. Ole Miss (21-9, 5-4 SEC) saw its five game winning streak ended.

Butts had entered the game with one down and a runner on second in the top of the seventh and worked a full count to clean-up hitter Cody Overbeck before striking him out and then getting Andrew Clark to foul out to third baseman Joseph Sanders.

Johnny Thompson (1-1) earned the win for Auburn, working 1.0 inning out of the pen.

Combined Auburn's bullpen allowed just four base hits and did not issue a walk.

Ole Miss starter Craig Rodriguez (3.2) was tagged with the loss, allowing all of Auburn's runs on six hits and a walk in 3.2 innings.

Mississippi State 5, Kentucky 4
Brandon Turner had an R-B-I in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Mississippi State to a 5-4 win over Kentucky Sunday.

Turner's hit capped late rally for the Bulldogs (18-7, 5-4 Southeastern Conference). Mitch Moreland hit a two-run home run in the eighth to tie the game 4-4.

Josh Johnson pitched five innings for Mississippi State, allowing three hits and two runs. Moreland (2-0) got the final two outs to pick up the win.

Kentucky (24-4-1, 4-4-1) had trailed early in the game 2-0, when Sawyer Carroll hit a two-run homer.


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