2006 SEC Baseball Tournament

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The 2006 SEC Baseball Tournament was held on May 24-28, 2006 at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The University of Mississippi Rebels won the tournament with a 4-game sweep. It was the tournament's ninth consecutive year in Hoover and was played before record crowds totaling 108,173.

Games

Round 1

The first round was a sweep in favor of the underdogs:

  • Game 1: #7 seed South Carolina defeated #2 seed Kentucky 4-2
  • Game 2: #6 seed Vanderbilt defeated #3 seed Georgia 9-4
  • Game 3: #8 seed LSU defeated #1 seed Alabama 4-3
  • Game 4: #5 seed Ole Miss defeated #4 seed Arkansas 9-4

Round 2

  • Game 5: Georgia eliminated Kentucky with a 16-10 win
  • Game 6: Alabama wliminated Arkansas with a 4-3 win
  • Game 7: Vanderbilt defeated South Carolina 11-1 in 7 innings
  • Game 8: Ole Miss defeated LSU 12-1 in 7 innings

Round 3

  • Game 9: Georgia eliminated South Carolina with a 16-10 win
  • Game 10: Alabama eliminated LSU with an 8-3 win

Round 4

  • Game 11: Georgia defeated Vanderbilt 5-4
  • Game 12: Ole Miss eliminated Alabama with a 9-2 win

Round 5

  • Game 13: Vanderbilt eliminated Georgia with an 11-1 win in 7 innings.

Final

Ole Miss defeated Vanderbilt 9-3 in front of 9,025 fans to earn the SEC Championship. Ole Miss' Craig Rodriguez earned the win, allowing 2 runs in 5 innings of work. Will Kline picked up the save, recording the last two outs while allowing one hit and no runs. Vanderbilt's Tyler Rhoden got the loss, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) in 3 innings. Tournament MVP right fielder Mark Wright paced the Rebel bats with 3 RBI, part of a tournament-record 13 RBI recorded during the weekend.

All-Tourney team

Pitchers: Wade LeBlanc (Alabama), Mike Cisco (South Carolina)
Catcher: Jason Jacobs (Georgia)
1B: C. J. Ketchum (Ole Miss)
2B: Justin Henry (Ole Miss)
3B: Pedro Alvarez (Vanderbilt)
SS: Ryan Flaherty (Vanderbilt)
OF: Dominic de la Osa (Vanderbilt), Mark Wright (Ole Miss), Alex Presley (Ole Miss)
DH: Shea Robin (Vanderbilt)
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