Friday was awfully busy in the world of SEC softball even with three games never officially taking place. Losses were had by a few teams in the conference as Missouri, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Kentucky were on the receiving end of defeats at least once during the day.
On the flipside though, some teams were able to grab victories in bunches. Georgia swept a doubleheader against Northern Kentucky and UL Monroe, outscoring them 16-0 in the process; Florida chomped Florida A&M and Northwestern State, winning by the combined score of 17-4; and South Carolina certainly flexed their muscles, outscoring Texas and Indiana 22-9.
2nd-ranked Auburn was able to defeat Creighton and SIU Edwardsville awfully soundly, winning 8-0 and 8-1 respectively. 4th-ranked Alabama was set to face UL Lafayette, but due to other circumstances, they will now play a doubleheader later today. Not to be outdone, 17th-ranked Texas A&M picked up a sweep of their own, outscoring Stephen F. Austin and Missouri State 13-0 on Friday.
Softball Schedule - February 18
|Maryland vs. Florida||11:15 a.m.|
|Dayton vs. Georgia||12:30 p.m.|
|Ole Miss vs. Incarnate Word||12:30 p.m.|
|New Mexico vs. Texas A&M||1:15 p.m.|
|Florida vs. Northwestern State||1:30 p.m.|
|South Carolina vs. Indiana||1:30 p.m.|
|Alabama vs. UL Lafayette||2 p.m.|
|Ole Miss vs. URI||3 p.m.|
|UL Monroe vs. Georgia||3 p.m.|
|Illinois vs. Arkansas||3:30 p.m.|
|Georgia Southern vs. LSU||3:30 p.m.|
|Florida Gulf Coast vs. Mississippi State||3:30 p.m.|
|Arkansas vs. Illinois||3:30 p.m.|
|Tennessee vs. DePaul||4 p.m.|
|Missouri State vs. Texas A&M||4 p.m.|
|Alabama vs. UL Lafayette||4 p.m.|
|Evansville vs. Auburn||4:30 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Mizzou vs. Wichita State||4:30 p.m.|
|Central Arkansas vs. LSU||6 p.m.|
|Creighton vs. Auburn||7 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Louisiana Tech vs. South Carolina||7 p.m.|
|Arkansas vs. San Diego||8 p.m.|
|Tennessee vs. Bradley||8 pm.|
|Kentucky vs. UCLA||8:30 p.m.|
|Mizzou vs. Arizona State||10 p.m.|
|Kentucky vs. Cal State Northridge||11 p.m.|
Apart from the doubleheader between Alabama and UL Lafayette, two other Top 25 matchups are set to take place. Kentucky faces off with UCLA yet again and Mizzou gets yet another crack at Arizona State late in the day. Apart from that, a few matchups may catch the eye based on name brand alone but in most cases, the teams of the SEC should see lots of success on Saturday. If not, well, you know who to blame.