It’s day two of this weekend’s games, but we already have some exciting series in the works.
The mighty South Carolina Gamecocks were defeated by the Auburn Tigers in a tough 5-4 loss that will either make or break the Gamecocks this weekend. Being the highest ranked team in the Southeastern Conference it’s believable that they will use this loss to fuel them in the next two games, but don’t count out the Tigers, who have played fantastic baseball this season.
In another high profile conference matchup, the Florida Gators and Missouri Tigers faced off last night, with UF pulling head to beat Mizzou 4-3. The Gators are looking to crawl back to the top spot in the conference, but will have to win the next two games against a Missouri team that has proven themselves to be unstoppable at times.
One team that is beginning to really make a name for themselves as the season goes on is the Kentucky Wildcats, who beat Vanderbilt in their first of three games last night. The performance by the Wildcats was absolutely dominant, as they ran up the score to an embarrassing 10-3. Although starting off the year strong, Vandy has really struggled to build any sort of momentum that would bring them back into the Top 25. If the trend continues, this should be a happy weekend for Kentucky baseball fans everywhere.
Speaking of domination and struggle, Arkansas and Alabama face off this weekend in what should be a one-sided battle for the Razorbacks. No. 20 ranked Arkansas put on a clinic last night to beat the Crimson Tide 7-1. ‘Bama (much like Georgia) have sat at the bottom of the SEC totem poll all season and it doesn’t look light they will see the light anytime soon.
Two of the more interesting games this weekend are LSU vs. TAMU and the in-state battle between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
Last night, the Tigers beat the Aggies 7-4 in the second game of a series that favors LSU, but that doesn’t mean the Aggies are out of the series. Throughout the season, Texas A&M has shown signs that they can compete with some of the better teams in the league, they just need a little momentum on their side. It will be interesting to see how the Aggies react to the loss and play the rest of the weekend.
In addition, the rivalry between Miss. St. and Ole Miss might be the cause of an interesting series between the two teams. Ole Miss who is currently ranked 22nd right now, will have their work cut out for them against the Bulldogs who took down the Rebels in a 5-3 victory on Friday. Don’t expect Ole Miss to be complacent though, this should be a hard fought series for which ever team comes out on top.