Florida defeated Vanderbilt 6-3 in the SEC Tournament, with BT Riopelle hitting two home runs, including a grand slam. Florida advances to the semifinals on Saturday. Arkansas also won their game against LSU 5-4, with Jace Bohrofen hitting a two-run single and Hunter Hollan pitching 5 1/3 innings of solid relief. Alabama beat Auburn 7-4, with Tommy Seidl and Caden Rose each getting three hits and Garrett McMillan striking out eight in a six-inning start. Trevor Werner helped Ole Miss beat Georgia 4-0 with an RBI triple, and Doug Nikhazy pitched seven scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts.
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The SEC Tournament continued on Thursday with four games, featuring some exciting matchups and standout performances. Here is a recap of the action from the Associated Press:
Florida vs. Vanderbilt
Top-seeded Florida took on fourth-seeded Vanderbilt in the first game of the day, with BT Riopelle leading the way for the Gators. Riopelle hit two home runs, including a grand slam, to propel Florida to a 6-3 win over the Commodores. Riopelle’s solo shot and 13th home run of the year made it 6-2 and secured the victory for Florida. The Gators will now face the winner of the Alabama-Vanderbilt game in the semifinals on Saturday.
Arkansas vs. LSU
In the second game of the day, Arkansas faced off against LSU in a close matchup. Jace Bohrofen had a two-run single and Hunter Hollan pitched 5 1/3 innings of solid relief to help the Razorbacks secure a 5-4 victory over the Tigers. Arkansas scored five runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by RBI-singles from Caleb Cali and Peyton Holt, and Bohrofen’s bases-loaded single. LSU mounted a comeback with a single run in the eighth and a one-out solo home run from Dylan Crews in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Arkansas.
Alabama vs. Auburn
Alabama and Auburn faced off in the third game of the day, with the Crimson Tide coming out on top with a 7-4 win over the Tigers. Tommy Seidl and Caden Rose each had three hits, while Garrett McMillan struck out eight in a six-inning start to lead Alabama to victory. Seidl opened the scoring with a one-out homer in the first inning and added an RBI single in a three-run fourth. Alabama collected 14 hits from eight different players and went 4 for 9 with runners in scoring position. The Crimson Tide will now advance to the fourth round of the tournament for the third straight season.
Mississippi State vs. Tennessee
The final game of the day featured Mississippi State taking on Tennessee in a matchup of two of the top teams in the SEC. The game was postponed due to weather and will be played on Friday.
In short, Thursday’s SEC Tournament action provided plenty of excitement and standout performances from some of the conference’s top players. Fans can look forward to more great games as the tournament continues over the weekend.