HOOVER, Ala. — Walker Buehler allowed two runs in eight-plus innings to lead Vanderbilt to a 3-2 win over Tennessee Tuesday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
The Commodores (41-15) play Louisiana State on Wednesday, when the tournament switches to double elimination. The Volunteers (30-23) were ousted.
Vanderbilt scored twice in the first with the help of three stolen bases, a run-scoring error and an RBI single by Vince Conde. Ro Coleman singled home the go-ahead run in the second after Rhett Wiseman tripled.
Jackson and Derek Lance had RBI singles for Tennessee.
ARKANSAS 4, TEXAS A&M 0
Trey Killian and Zach Jackson combined to throw a seven-hit shutout as Arkansas beat Texas A&M.
Arkansas (36-21) advances to face Mississippi on Wednesday, when the tournament switches to a double-elimination format. Texas A&M (33-24) was eliminated.
Killian (4-8) picked up the win, throwing six scoreless innings before Jackson shut down the Aggies the rest of the way.
Arkansas held a narrow 1-0 advantage most of the afternoon, but broke the game open with three runs in the seventh inning. Eric Fisher hit his ninth homer of the season.
KENTUCKY 7, ALABAMA 1
Kentucky used a relentless offense and good pitching performances from A.J. Reed and Andrew Nelson to beat Alabama.
The Wildcats (33-22) advance to face top overall seed Florida on Wednesday, when the tournament switches to a double-elimination format. Alabama (34-22) was eliminated, but will still likely earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
The left-handed Reed (11-2) gave up one run over five innings to earn the win. Nelson threw four scoreless innings of relief.
Storm Wilson, Matt Reida and JaVon Shelby all had two hits for the Wildcats’ offense.
Alabama used six pitchers, but few of them could slow the Kentucky offense. Nick Eicholtz (3-3) took the loss, giving up two runs in one inning.