Auston Bousfield 6 RBI Pace Ole Miss Rebels in SEC Play

SEC BaseballNo. 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.

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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