With another weekend of SEC baseball in the week, midweek action picks up on this fine Tuesday with 13 games on the docket.
Nine ranked teams from the conference will be in action. The biggest matchup of the day will see 9th-ranked Arkansas facing 15th-ranked Texas down in Austin. The Hogs and Longhorns are set to duke it out in a high-profile two-game series that should garner plenty of attention nationally.
The Longhorns are 15-7 on the season and come into this one on the heels of a series victory over conference adversary Texas Tech. Austin Todd will be one to watch for UT, as he’s hit a team-best .289 with a team-best .834 OPS through the first 22 games of the year. The first of this two-game set will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Longhorn Network.
As for the other ranked squads, they’ll all be facing off with non-power conference teams. 4th-ranked Mississippi State will be in action after a very successful weekend, as they host Little Rock at 7:30 p.m. ET. Elsewhere, 6th-ranked Vanderbilt will square off with Belmont at 7:30 p.m. ET, while 8th-ranked Georgia battles Georgia State at 5 p.m. ET. Going down the rungs, 12th-ranked Auburn will battle UAB also at 7:30 p.m., while 14th-ranked Florida hosts Jacksonville in Gainesville at 6 p.m.
Further down the rungs, 18th-ranked Texas A&M welcomes in-state foe Rice to College Station for a 7:30 p.m. ET showdown. 20th-ranked Ole Miss is set to host Arkansas-Pine Bluff, also at 730 p.m., and lastly, 22nd-ranked Tennessee will be taking aim at ETSU in a road contest.
Four unranked SEC squads will be in action, as well. South Carolina will hit the road for a matchup against the Furman Paladins at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., Kentucky will play host to Xavier, and Alabama will play Maine at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., Mizzou will welcome Murray State to town for some midweek action.
The lone team not playing on Tuesday is LSU, and we’ll see the Tigers in action against Nicholls on Wednesday night.