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Monday Recap: Road Woes

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The struggles continue, but the Hogs still lead the west.

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LSU Wins Series vs. Arkansas

Arkansas fell short once again of getting a road series win. It shouldn’t come as a big shock as the Hogs haven’t won a series against LSU since 2011. The good news for Arkansas is the results elsewhere in the West still have them in first place. Since they’ve put themselves in this situation, the upcoming series at home against Texas A&M falls in the must win scenario for a top-8 seed.

Auburn Sweeps Vanderbilt

The Tigers looked dominant against Vanderbilt and rushed their way back up to a tie for second in the west and setting up a huge series against Ole Miss with regional host implications. Auburn won the three games by scores of 4-1, 11-5, and 14-0 to finish off the sweep.

South Carolina Wins Series vs. Ole Miss

The Gamecocks won the first two of the series before Ole Miss salvaged the final game of the weekend, and it took 10 innings to do it. After losing to the Hogs, South Carolina has gone 7-2 in conference play and might be the hottest team in the conference right now.

Florida Wins Series at Texas A&M

Florida now has a three game lead over Georgia with six conference games to go. They’ve pretty much wrapped up the regular season crown. A&M still has a shot to host a regional but getting past Arkansas and South Carolina won’t be easy.

Georgia Sweeps Missouri

Taking all three on the road is no easy feat for anyone in the SEC. Georgia just did that and jumped to second overall in the SEC. After a five run inning in the series opener, the Bulldogs didn’t trail at for the rest of the weekend.

Tennessee Wins Series vs. Kentucky

It’s been one step forward and two steps back for Kentucky this season in SEC play. Their non conference mark has kept them afloat but an 11-13 SEC record is keeping them from succeeding at the level their talent really has them at. For the Vols they get to stay in the race to make the SEC Tournament and get some valuable experience for that program.

Miss State Wins Series at Alabama

Mississippi State basically guaranteed Alabama will stay at the bottom of the conference, and got some wiggle room over Missouri for an SEC Tournament spot. The Tide, well, they have six more games until the end of a rough year.

Standings

East

  1. Florida (18-6, 38-11)
  2. Georgia (15-9, 33-14)
  3. S Carolina (13-11, 28-19)
  4. Kentucky (11-13, 30-17)
  5. Vanderbilt (11-13, 25-22)
  6. Tennessee (10-14, 27-23)
  7. Missouri (9-15, 30-18)

West

  1. Arkansas (14-10, 33-15)
  2. Ole Miss (13-11, 36-13)
  3. Auburn (13-11, 34-14)
  4. Texas A&M (12-12, 34-14)
  5. LSU (12-12, 28-20)
  6. Miss State (11-13, 26-22)
  7. Alabama (6-18, 24-25)