Today’s Baseball Schedule
|Arkansas vs. Texas A&M||Noon||SEC Network||WatchESPN|
|Kentucky vs. Florida||1 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Ole Miss vs. Auburn||2 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Alabama vs. Vanderbilt||2 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Missouri vs. Tennessee||2 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Georgia vs. South Carolina||3 p.m.||SEC Network||WatchESPN|
|LSU vs. Mississippi State||4:30 p.m.||ESPNU||WatchESPN|
After an active weekend, SEC baseball resumes play on Tuesday with midweek nonconference action.
Two of the SEC’s many ranked teams will be taking the field as Florida battles Florida A&M while Texas A&M hosts Houston Baptist. Both the Rattlers and Huskies are above the .500 mark this season, with the former standing at 23-19 while the latter is 22-17. As a result, while there’s a stark difference in the talent levels, these should prove to be somewhat competitive affairs if only for a few innings.
Tennessee and Vanderbilt meanwhile take part in matchups against ETSU and Austin Peay. Both the Bucs and Governors stand with sub-.500 records at 20-22 and 20-21 respectively. The Vols are in need of propping their record up further and will look to the bat of Jordan Rodgers, one of the SEC’s top hitters, to help them get there. Vanderbilt has recently seen an uptick in their play and they’ll hope to continue their winning ways against Austin Peay in Nashville.
Speaking of needing wins: Missouri. The Tigers have been dropping like flies lately and while they stand at 27-18, their RPI ranking continues to tumble. As of writing, Mizzou is 73rd in the RPI and they’ll be looking to salvage things when they face 22-22 Murray State on Tuesday night. The Racers are ranked 183rd in the RPI, so should Mizzou drop this one, the result would turn quite ugly.
Finally, Ole Miss has perhaps the easiest matchup of the night against UL Monroe. The Hawks are a dismal 12-32 this year and ranked 235th in the RPI. They’re 7-21 on the road and they do indeed head to Oxford for this early May matchup. The Rebels are likely champing at the bit to collect more wins as they look to make a strong push in the final month of the season.