In a game that featured two Top 10 teams in, all eyes were on the Florida Gators to see how they would fair against SEC rival LSU. For those in Gainesville, the Gators did not disappoint, as they beat the Tigers in two of the three games this weekend, with LSU managing a win on Sunday to avoid the sweep.
This tightens up the race for the top spot in the rankings between the two teams and the South Carolina Gamecocks who occupy a spot in the Top 10 also.
South Carolina ended this weekend winning two games in their series against the Crimson Tide, with a heartbreaking 4-2 loss on Friday. Although still high in the rankings, this should’ve been a sweep for the Gamecocks who have played phenomenal this year.
Alabama’s in-state rival Auburn has had better luck this season than the Tide and won the majority of their series against the Georgia Bulldogs this past weekend. Georgia has really struggled to get much of anything going this season and it will be difficult to do so given the extremely high level that the conference is playing at, with nearly half of the teams in the conference in the Top 25.
And finally, what seemed like it was never going to end came to a close this weekend, the Missouri Tigers lost a series. The winning streak that stretched on for weeks came to a close on Friday as the Arkansas Razorbacks would take down the Tigers with a devastating 9-2 victory. After a short lived victory on Saturday, Mizzou would fall again to the Hogs on Sunday, 9-8.
Players of the Week
Player of the Week
Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
Pitcher of the Week
Logan Salow, LHP, Kentucky
Freshman of the Week
Davis Daniel, RHP, Auburn
|Little Rock vs. Ole Miss||Noon||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|SE Missouri State vs. Mizzou||4 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Savannah State vs. Georgia||6 p.m.||SEC Network||WatchESPN|
|Florida State vs. Florida||6 p.m.|
|Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee||6 p.m.|
|Cincinnati vs. Kentucky||6:30 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Texas A&M vs. Texas State||7 p.m.||WatchESPN|
|South Carolina vs. The Citadel||7 p.m.|
|Tulane vs. LSU||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Mississippi State vs. Memphis||7:30 p.m.|
|Vanderbilt vs. Lipscomb||7:30 p.m.|
|Auburn vs. Alabama||8 p.m.||ESPNU||WatchESPN|
The highlight of Tuesday’s slate will be the second edition of the FSU-Florida rivalry. The Gators will host the Seminoles two weeks after they shut them out 1-0. The game was quite the entertaining encounter, and we’ll see if the ‘Noles and Gators can bring the excitement once again.
Six other ranked squads will be in action on Tuesday with most of them facing inferior opponents. Ole Miss, Mizzou and South Carolina will be facing Little Rock, SE Missouri State and The Citadel. LSU revives a rivalry with Tulane while Kentucky will be battling the Cincinnati Bearcats. 17th-ranked Auburn gets their ‘Iron Bowl’ on over on the diamond as they travel to Tuscaloosa to face the Alabama Crimson Tide.
16-7 Memphis will be taking on 15-10 Mississippi State in the Tigers’ home dwelling of AutoZone Park. Memphis defeated Ole Miss last week at AutoZone Park, so the Bulldogs will be looking to ensure that the Tigers don’t pull off a Mississippi sweep.
Many of the other games see possibilities for the teams of the SEC to grab victories. Georgia faces Savannah State, Tennessee gets a crack at Tennessee Tech, Texas A&M battles Texas State and Vanderbilt will be taking on Lipscomb.