Arkansas’ Trey Killian Shines in SEC Action

Trey Killian FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Sophomore Trey Killian allowed an earned run over eight innings of work while striking out seven as Arkansas downs Texas A&M 3-2 in SEC action Friday night at Baum Stadium. The Hogs would get the win on a one-out, walk-off single by Joe Serrano that scored Michael Bernal giving the Razorbacks a win in the series opener of a pivotal match-up, not only for the SEC but also for NCAA Regionals’ aspirations.

Killian retired the first 14 Aggies he faced until Troy Stein reached base on a fielding error by Eric Fisher in the fifth inning. The righty would then retire six of the next seven batters before Stein struck again with a solo homer to lead off the eighth inning cutting the Arkansas lead to 2-1.

The Razorbacks built a 2-0 lead on Clark Eagan‘s offensive efforts, hitting a third inning solo home run and then drawing a seventh inning walk and scoring on a fielder’s choice.

However, Arkansas’ pen couldn’t hold the lead giving up back-to-back hits in the ninth, the first being a double to Jonathan Maroney who would score on the second which was a single by Cole Lankford.

Bernal led-off the Hogs’ ninth with a single to set up the walk-off by Serrano. The Razorbacks and Aggies are on the bubble for the NCAA Regionals making the series this weekend important for post season play.

SEC Baseball Scores

OXFORD, Miss. – Auston BousfieldAustin Anderson and Errol Robinson each had two hits as No. 15 Ole Miss had a 14 hit night in defeating Georgia 12-2 to take the series opener Friday night. Bousfield scored three times and drove in two runs on a night when Chris Ellis wasn’t dominant as he surrendered 10 hits and two walks, yet stranded seven runners and got a pair of double plays to allow only two earned runs to improve to 8-0 on the year.

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Nathaniel Maggio hit a two-run single as Tennessee piled up a four-run fourth inning to defeat No. 25 Mississippi State 4-2 in Friday night’s series opener at Dudy Noble Field. Hunter Martin allowed two earned runs over 6.1 innings with five strikeouts to get the win improving to 4-3 as the Volunteers take in important game in a match-up of team on the NCAA Regionals bubble.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A. J. Reed allows three earned runs over eight innings of work and hits a solo home run to lead Kentucky to a 6-3 win over Auburn Friday night. Reed struck out five to improve to 9-2 while also scoring a run in the Wildcats four-run seventh that put them in the lead. Ka’ ai Tom had a three hit night that included a two-run single in the seventh that scored Reed.

BATON ROUGE, La. – Rain took the game scheduled between No. 23 Alabama and No. 8 Louisiana State. The teams will play a double-header on Saturday.

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Mark West
Mark West grew up playing and loving baseball. In college, he found an interest in writing and reporting on sports. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television Broadcasting with a News emphasis and a minor in Political Science. Mark can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @MarkWestCBC Mark began writing a few years ago informally about politics and sports on various blogs, but has focused primarily on baseball writing for the last two years. He loves Arkansas State Red Wolves baseball and writes about the games and the players for the Red Wolves and the Sun Belt Conference. Mark is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting. Follow on Twitter @MarkWestCBC