SEC Baseball Schedule (4/7/17)
|Tennessee vs. (7) Florida||5 p.m.||SEC Network +||WatchESPN|
|Vanderbilt vs. (9) South Carolina||7 p.m||ESPNU||WatchESPN|
|Missouri vs. Georgia||7 p.m||SEC Network +||WatchESPN|
|(10) Kentucky vs. (25) Mississippi State||7 p.m||SEC Network +||WatchESPN|
|(13) LSU vs. (15) Arkansas||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network +||WatchESPN|
|Alabama vs. Ole Miss||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network +||WatchESPN|
|(11) Auburn vs. Texas A&M||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network +||WatchESPN|
Upon first glance, you notice the multitude of top 25 teams in action this weekend. That’s due to the fact that the SEC leads the nation in teams in the top 25 with seven.
Florida and Tennessee will get the fun started in Gainesville, as the Gators (20-9, 5-4) look to take care of business against the lowly Vols (15-11, 1-8). The Gators have had a tremendous amount of success at McKethan Stadium this season, racking up a 16-2 record on their home diamond.
Vanderbilt and South Carolina will meet in a pretty big series for both teams. The Gamecocks come in at 6-4 in SEC play, while Vanderbilt sits at 5-5. While it’s still early, you want to gain ground on teams close to you at any possible opportunity.
Since their 20-game winning streak came to an end, the Missouri Tigers have struggled mightily, losing eight of nine games. They were shutout, 3-0, by the Georgia Bulldogs in Thursday’s series opener, so Mizzou will be looking to even the series Friday night in Athens.
Now the fun begins, as we look at our first of two series where both teams are ranked. The SEC East leading #10 Kentucky Wildcats head to Starkville to face the #25 Mississippi State Bulldogs. Mississippi State’s Brent Rooker has been one of the best players in the SEC this season, and Kentucky will have to be mindful of him every time he comes to bat.
LSU and Arkansas square off in what may be the weekend’s best series. Both teams are ranked in the top 15. Both teams are hungry for a big series win. SEC Network’s Peter Burns and Ben McDonald break it down HERE.
Alabama and Ole Miss are the bottom two teams in the SEC West, but perhaps one could jumpstart some momentum with a big series win this weekend in Oxford. You never know.
Finally, Auburn travels to College Station to take on Texas A&M. The Tigers took an 11-8 loss to Georgia Tech earlier in the week, so they’ll certainly be looking to get back on track. Meanwhile, the Aggies have won five of their last six games, including a series win in Baton Rouge against LSU last weekend.