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SEC Baseball Tournament 2022: Thursday Scores, Updated Bracket and Schedule

Erin WalshMay 26, 2022

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The 2022 SEC baseball tournament continued Thursday with six teams in action, as the No. 7 Florida Gators and the No. 2 Texas A&M Aggies kicked off the day's action.

Texas A&M defeated Florida in dominant fashion, posting a 10-0 victory in the first game, while No. 1 Tennessee followed it up with an impressive 10-1 win over No. 8 Vanderbilt. A matchup between No. 4 LSU against No. 12 Kentucky closed out Thursday's slate.

Let's take a look at the results from Day 3.


2022 SEC Baseball Tournament Results - Thursday

No. 2 Texas A&M def. No. 7 Florida, 10-0

No. 1 Tennessee def. No. 8. Vanderbilt, 10-1

No. 4 LSU def. No. 12 Kentucky, 11-6

Full schedule available at SECSports.com.


Day 3 Recap

Texas A&M 10, Florida 0

The Texas A&M Aggies had little problem with the Florida Gators, recording a 10-0 win in what was a complete performance. The game ended in just seven innings due to the SEC's run rule, which can end a contest if a team is up by 10 runs by the seventh inning.

The Aggies opened the scoring in the bottom of the third inning on a two-run home run from third baseman Trevor Werner.

Texas A&M Baseball @AggieBaseball

Tater time!<a href="https://twitter.com/TrevorWerner12?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TrevorWerner12</a> breaks the ice!<br><br>๐Ÿ’ป <a href="https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j">https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j</a> <a href="https://t.co/k8a1aQMT6p">pic.twitter.com/k8a1aQMT6p</a>

Texas A&M added another run in the bottom of the fifth inning before exploding for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, highlighted by home runs from second baseman Ryan Targac, centerfielder Jordan Thompson and designated hitter Austin Bost.

Texas A&M Baseball @AggieBaseball

TAR-GOTCHA!<br><br>Tourney tater for <a href="https://twitter.com/RyanTargac?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RyanTargac</a>!<br><br>๐Ÿ’ป <a href="https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j">https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j</a> <a href="https://t.co/YqofEAkE7D">pic.twitter.com/YqofEAkE7D</a>

Texas A&M Baseball @AggieBaseball

Runs into the wall in the 1st!<br>Goes over the wall in the 6th!<a href="https://twitter.com/jorrrdan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jorrrdan</a> kranks one out of the Met!<br><br>๐Ÿ’ป <a href="https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j">https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j</a> <a href="https://t.co/58LxuHyPmL">pic.twitter.com/58LxuHyPmL</a>

Texas A&M Baseball @AggieBaseball

CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP<br><br>This one was toasted by <a href="https://twitter.com/bost_austin?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@bost_austin</a> ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ”ฅ<br><br>๐Ÿ’ป <a href="https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j">https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j</a> <a href="https://t.co/S5vAt6buZT">pic.twitter.com/S5vAt6buZT</a>

The Aggies also received an impressive performance from starting pitcher Micah Dallas, who allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out seven batters in five innings. Joseph Menefee came on in relief, allowing no hits and striking out four batters in two innings.

Texas A&M Baseball @AggieBaseball

๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ<a href="https://twitter.com/MicahDallas?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MicahDallas</a> with four punchouts thru 2.0!<br><br>๐Ÿ’ป <a href="https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j">https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j</a> <a href="https://t.co/a0ZWWEG9aZ">pic.twitter.com/a0ZWWEG9aZ</a>

Texas A&M Baseball @AggieBaseball

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Texas A&M Baseball @AggieBaseball

๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€โš”๏ธ<br><br>Swinging! Looking! Swording!<a href="https://twitter.com/josephmenefee_?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@josephmenefee_</a> mows 'em down in the 6th!<br><br>๐Ÿ’ป <a href="https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j">https://t.co/YgDLTmEW0j</a> <a href="https://t.co/Kx6KXEnwJA">pic.twitter.com/Kx6KXEnwJA</a>

It was an incredibly disappointing performance from the Gators, whose lone hit in 22 at-bats was a single off the bat of DH Jac Caglianone in the top of the second. The team's pitching staff also struggled, with four different pitchers allowing at least two runs and combining for just two strikeouts.

Texas A&M moves on to face No. 11 Alabama on Friday, while Florida will face No. 3 Arkansas. It won't be an easy matchup for the Aggies as the Crimson Tide have upset both No. 6 Georgia and No. 3 Arkansas in this tournament.


Tennessee 10, Vanderbilt 1

The Tennessee Volunteers dominated in Thursday's 10-1 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores, thanks to a consistent offense and overwhelming pitching.

The Vols kicked things off in the bottom of the first inning with an RBI double from centerfielder Drew Gilbert.

However, the Volunteers did most of their damage in the bottom of the third inning, recording five runs on five hits en route to extending their early lead to 6-0. RBI doubles from second baseman Jorel Ortega and catcher Evan Russell highlight the inning.

Tennessee Baseball @Vol_Baseball

Jorel smacks one to the gap and Seth comes racing around third, scoring UT's second run!<br><br>๐Ÿ“บ <a href="https://t.co/VpuhMRq80c">https://t.co/VpuhMRq80c</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBO?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GBO</a> // <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OTH?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OTH</a> // <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BeatVandy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BeatVandy</a> <a href="https://t.co/wn3l1Qh3dX">pic.twitter.com/wn3l1Qh3dX</a>

Tennessee also added one run in the bottom of the fourth inning and another run in the bottom of the fifth inning courtesy of a solo home run from designated hitter Blake Burke.

Tennessee Baseball @Vol_Baseball

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Shortstop Cortland Lawson continued the damage in the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo shot over the centerfield fence before the Vols added another run in the bottom of the eighth to extend their lead to 10-1.

Tennessee Baseball @Vol_Baseball

I thought we weren't going to hit home runs here? Did anyone see that thing come down?<br><br>๐Ÿ“บ <a href="https://t.co/VpuhMRq80c">https://t.co/VpuhMRq80c</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBO?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GBO</a> // <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OTH?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OTH</a> // <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BeatVandy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BeatVandy</a> <a href="https://t.co/IKAgkiurFm">pic.twitter.com/IKAgkiurFm</a>

It was an impressive performance at the plate from Tennessee, which finished with 10 hits in 34 at-bats.

The Vols' pitching staff was equally as impressive, with starting pitcher Blade Tidwell allowing just one run on three hits in 4.1 innings while striking out three. The relief pitchers also allowed just two hits through the remainder of the game and struck out five batters.

Tennessee will move on to face the winner of No. 4 LSU vs. No. 12 Kentucky on Friday, while Vanderbilt will face the loser of that matchup in an elimination game.


LSU 11, Kentucky 6

A consistent offensive barrage from LSU, which scored three runs in a trio of different innings, was too much for Kentucky despite a late comeback push.

Josh Pearson led the hitting charge for the Tigers with a perfect night (5 for 5) that was highlighted by a two-run homer in the seventh inning.

LSU Baseball @LSUbaseball

Babe, wake up! Josh Pearson just homered!<a href="https://twitter.com/joshpearsonbb2?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@joshpearsonbb2</a> | SECN <a href="https://t.co/DYk3vrPQep">pic.twitter.com/DYk3vrPQep</a>

Pearson, Jordan Thompson and Tyler McManus each drove in three runs for LSU.

Ma'Khail Hilliard gave up two earned runs in six innings with six strikeouts to pick up the win. Riley Cooper pitched a scoreless ninth to secure to victory after the Wildcats scored four runs over the previous two innings to keep the game within reach.

LSU Baseball @LSUbaseball

Tigers Win! Tigers Win! <a href="https://t.co/uJFjktVg8j">pic.twitter.com/uJFjktVg8j</a>

Devin Burkes was the hitting star for UK, going 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs while driving in five of the team's six runs.

The Wildcats' pitchers struggled to contain the Tigers' offense, however, allowing 13 hits and four walks across eight innings.

LSU advances to face top-seeded Tennessee in the third-round of the double-elimination tournament on Friday. The winner moves on to the semifinals.

Kentucky drops to the losers' portion of the bracket where it will face Vanderbilt.

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