OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss ace Chris Ellis out-duels Arkansas’ Trey Killian as the Rebels pull out a 3-2 SEC win in the series opener. Ellis allowed two earned runs over six innings of work on six hits and three walks while striking out two batters. Ellis improved to 7-0 while stranding seven Razorback baserunners and inducing a double play on the night.
Killian allowed three earned runs over eight innings on nine hits and a walk while striking out five in the losing effort that dropped him to 2-8 on the year. Killian surrendered a run on back-to-back hits by Braxton Lee and Auston Bousfield in the third. The Rebels got to him again in the fourth with a pair of doubles by Will Allen and J.B. Woodman and a single by Will Jameson taking a 3-0 lead.
Tyler Spoon would hit a two-out, two-run triple in the fifth to bring the Hogs within a run but Ellis would get a fielder’s choice ground out after loading the bases on a walk and a hit batsman to get out of the jam.
Aaron Greenwood came on in the seventh and held the Hogs without a hit over the last three innings to record his second save of the year while striking out four.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Aaron Nola returned to form Friday night striking out seven and allowing three earned runs over 8.1 innings pitched but would not figure in the decision as LSU won 5-4 in extras over Texas A&M. Nola allowed four hits and three walks on the night but couldn’t get through the ninth inning as the Aggies plated four runs in the ninth to force extras. Mark Laird continues to be clutch in extras getting the game-winning RBI fielder’s choice in the 10th for the win.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Spencer Turnbull allowed two runs, one earned, over six inning pitched and left trailing 2-o but the Crimson Tide bullpen gave up five runs over the final three innings as the Tide fall 7-3 to Florida. Logan Shore threw six scoreless for the Gators before giving way to a bullpen that surrendered a three-run eighth to Alabama.
AUBURN, Ala. – Trevor Fitts, Jacob Lindgren and Jonathan Holder combined on a five-hit road shutout as Mississippi State defeats Auburn 3-0 to open a key weekend series for NCAA Regional hopes. Fitts improved to 4-2 striking out three over 5.1 innings and Holder grabbed his sixth save of the year. Dillon Ortman falls to 8-3 in a seven and one-third inning effort in which he surrendered three earned runs. C.T. Bradford homered on a 3-for-4 night in which he drove in two Bulldog runs.