The double-elimination part of the SEC baseball tournament is over. As part of the format change to the tourney in recent years, and at least in part to make things more television friendly, the conference got rid of "if necessary" games and moved to single elimination for the semifinals and the final. Whether a team has one loss or is undefeated in the tournament now matters not at all; win and advance or lose and go home.
Game 15: (2) Vanderbilt vs. (3) Texas A&M
Noon ET | SEC Network | WatchESPN | Sirius 219 | XM 190
These teams did not play each other during the regular season, though you might recall Texas A&M's relatively easy 6-1 victory on Thursday. The Commodores are still likely to land outside of the list of national seeds -- they were ranked No. 14 in the RPI going into Friday's action, and Boyd's World says there's no way for Vanderbilt to make the Top 8. But wins over A&M and either LSU or Florida might be emphatic enough to get them into the conversation, particularly with Dallas Baptist getting knocked out of its conference tournament. Texas A&M is in good position for a national seed and can only solidify that with a victory.
Game 16: (1) LSU vs. (4) Florida
TBA (based on conclusion of Game 15) | SEC Network | WatchESPN | Sirius 219 | XM 190
Here's another series between two teams that didn't play in the regular season (HT on both: Chris Burke on SEC Now), despite the fact that they are annual rivals in football. Unlike Vanderbilt and Texas A&M, they also managed to dodge each other throughout the tournament thus far. Because of the degree to which simply playing each other will shore up their RPI, both of these teams are likely to be national seeds despite what happens in this game. It should just be a good game to watch.