Mid 8 | HAL HUGHES ????
The freshman makes a tremendous play at shortstop to get the Tigers out of the jam.
— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) May 23, 2018
The LSU Tigers have played inconsistent baseball this season, but they stayed tough when it counted Tuesday night in an 8-5 victory over Mississippi State at the Southeastern Conference tournament.
With the win, the eighth-seeded Tigers eliminated the No. 9 Bulldogs and advanced to the double-elimination round, where they will meet the nation’s No. 1-ranked Florida Gators (41-15) Wednesday night.
Florida won the NCAA title last year when it knocked out six-time champion LSU in the championship round at the College World Series. The SEC tournament is being played in Hoover, Alabama.
Mississippi State 31-25
— Texas A&M Baseball (@AggieBaseball) May 23, 2018
Texas A&M ousts Vandy
Texas A&M upended sixth-seeded Vanderbilt 3-1 in a rain-interrupted SEC tournament opener Tuesday morning.
With the victory, the 11th-seeded Aggies eliminated the Commodores and solidified themselves as an NCAA tournament team.
The Aggies will move to enter the double-elimination phase of the tournament
against the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (37-17) on Wednesday morning.
Texas A&M 37-19
At Hoover, Alabama
Texas A&M 3, Vanderbilt 1
Auburn 4, Kentucky 3 (11 innings)
LSU 8, Mississippi State 5
South Carolina 4, Missouri 2
(With tournament seeds)
(11) Texas A&M vs. (3) Georgia, 9:30 a.m.
(7) Auburn vs. (2) Ole Miss, TBD
(8) LSU vs. (1) Florida, 4:30 p.m.
South Carolina vs. (4) Arkansas, TBD
American Athletic Conference
At Clearwater, Florida
Game 1: East Carolina 8, UCF 4
Game 2: Tulane 11, Houston 6