No. 14 Ole Miss blew out No. 22 Kentucky 18-5 behind the hot bat of junior center fielder Auston Bousfield who had five hits in six at bats and came a triple shy of the cycle as the Rebels clinched the series. Ole Miss has outscored Kentucky 30-9 in the first two games of the series while strengthening their position to host an NCAA Regional.
Bousfield singled and stole a base in the first inning and then hit an RBI double and scored in a four-run fifth inning rally. The junior was at it again in the sixth with a three-run shot as part of a six-run rally. Bousfield hit a pair of RBI singles in the seventh and eighth innings while scoring in the seventh. While his effort lacked a triple, it didn’t lack in production as the center fielder also scored three times on the afternoon.
No. 13 Alabama evens the series with No. 8 South Carolina with a 2-1 win behind a solid outing by Justin Kamplain who hurled 6.1 innings allowing an earned run while striking out four. The Tide’s offense was led by Ben Moore‘s two hits that included a first inning solo home run.
No. 6 LSU wastes a quality start from Jared Poche’ as Tennessee rallies for four runs in the eight and ninth to drop the Tigers and even the series. Poche’ allowed two earned runs over seven innings of work on five hits and a walk while striking out four.
Texas A&M grabs series from Mississippi State with a 6-4 win as the two teams continue to battle for on a berth in the NCAA Regionals. Blake Allemand went 3-for-4 and scored three runs leading the Aggies past Wes Rea‘s Bulldogs and his 3-for-4 day with a run and an RBI game. Texas A&M is 27-18, 10-11 in the SEC while Mississippi State is 28-17, 11-10 in the SEC.
Auburn splits a double-header with Arkansas to take the series in another match-up between bubble teams in the SEC. After Arkansas won game one on a walk-off single by Tyler Spoon in the 10th, Auburn took game two behind a solid outing by Michael O’Neal who allowed two earned runs over eight innings of work. Auburn improves to 25-20 with a 9-12 SEC mark while the Hogs fall to 10-11 in the SEC and 28-18 overall.