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.
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OXFORD, Miss. – Auston Bousfield, Austin 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.