■ Georgia 2, Texas A&M 0: HOOVER, Ala. — Cam Shepherd belted a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give No. 3 seed Georgia a 2-0 victory over No. 6 seed Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday.
Shepherd blasted a 2-2 pitch from Joseph Menefee (3-2) over the left-field fence, barely sailing over the glove of left fielder Cam Blake.
Georgia (43-14) got just three hits but still won an SEC Tournament game for the first time since 2011. The Bulldogs had lost eight straight SEC Tournament games.
The Bulldogs remain in the winners’ bracket and have a matchup today with No. 2 seed Arkansas, which beat No. 7 seed Mississippi 5-3 on Wednesday.
Texas A&M (37-20-1) faces Ole Miss in an elimination game today.
Texas A&M starter Chris Weber held Georgia hitless before allowing Randon Jernigan’s one-out single in the eighth.
Georgia’s Tim Elliott, Justin Glover and Zac Kristofak (5-0) combined on a two-hitter.
■ Arkansas 5, Mississippi 3: HOOVER, Ala. — Jack Kenley knocked home three runs Wednesday as No. 2 seed Arkansas defeated No. 7 seed Mississippi 5-3 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Arkansas (41-15) remains in the winners’ bracket and faces No. 3 seed Georgia. Ole Miss (34-24) has an elimination game today with Texas A&M.
Ole Miss led 3-2 until Arkansas pulled ahead for good on Kenley’s two-run single off Zack Phillips (4-3) with two outs in the sixth inning.
Ole Miss put the tying run on third and the potential go-ahead run on first in the eighth inning, but Matt Cronin struck out pinch-hitter Chase Cockrell to end the threat. Arkansas added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth.
Arkansas’ Kevin Kopps (6-3) allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings of relief. Cronin got the last four outs — all by strikeout — to earn his 11th save of the season.
■ Texas Tech 7, Kansas State 4: OKLAHOMA CITY — Taylor Floyd got top-seeded Texas Tech out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth and the Red Raiders held off Kansas State in the Big 12 Tournament.
Josh Jung and Cameron Warren each had three hits for Texas Tech (37-15), which faces West Virginia, a 12-8 winner over Kansas, today.
Texas Tech jumped ahead 5-1 after three innings and 7-4 after seven. The Wildcats (25-32) loaded the bases with one out in the top of the ninth, but Floyd induced a groundout and struck out Chris Ceballos to close the game.
Micah Dallas (5-0) pitched five innings of five-hit ball to get the win, while Tech chased Jordan Wicks (6-3) after just three innings and five earned runs allowed.
from wire reports