No. 9 Tennessee outlasted No. 16 LSU for a 6-3 victory in a back-and-forth affair to extend its nation-leading win streak to 19 straight games on Friday night at Tiger Park. Tennessee’s Matty Moss made her 18th start of the season and tossed her 10th complete game, giving up three runs with only two of them being earned. She also had eight strikeouts on the night and improved to 21-1 on the season.
The No. 20 Kentucky softball team got three hits from sophomore Missourian Katie Reed and a great outing in the
circle from senior pitcher Meagan Prince to take the series opener against Missouri, 4-2 on Friday night. With the win,
Kentucky improves to 28-13 overall and picks up its seventh Southeastern Conference win and is now 7-9 in SEC action this season. Missouri falls to 27-19 overall and drops to 5-10 in SEC play this season.
The No. 4 Texas A&M Aggies defeated the No. 22 Georgia Bulldogs, 10-3, Friday afternoon at the Aggie Softball Complex. Samantha Show delivered a complete-game performance in the circle and two homers at the plate to highlight the series opening victory.
The University of Pittsburgh softball couldn’t hold off a late surge by NC State, falling 13-10 in eight innings Friday evening at Vartabedian Field. The Panthers (21-21, 4-15 ACC) twice held six-run leads over the Wolfpack (16-29, 9-7 ACC) but a seventh-inning grand slam by NC State slugger Tyler Ross tied the game before the visitors scored three runs in the eighth to decide the contest.
Ole Miss’ Kaitlin Lee gave up just one earned run to No. 1 Florida, but the Rebel bats couldn’t come alive falling to the Gators, 2-0, Friday night in the series opener at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.The Rebels (31-14, 6-10 SEC) got an early baserunner in the first when Kylan Becker, the team’s leading hitter in SEC play, singled to left. She went on to
single again in the seventh, the only two hits all game. Florida pitcher Kelly Barnhill earned her 19th win striking out 16.
Kaylee Carlson threw her fourth complete game shutout of the season to guide the No. 7 Auburn softball team to a 2-0 win at South Carolina Friday night. Carlson earned her SEC-leading 22nd win of 2017 in the seven-inning contest captured by the Tigers (38-7, 11-5 SEC). “I thought Kaylee Carlson pitched extremely well,” said head coach Clint Myers. “We’ve got to do a better job of swinging the bats, but our defense was outstanding.”
On Friday evening at Red & Charline McCombs Field, Texas softball (24-19, 3-7 Big 12 Conference) dropped a tough,
2-1 decision to Iowa State (17-31, 2-11 Big 12 Conference). Texas’ offense left eight base runners stranded in the loss to the Cyclones.