Hello and welcome to our SEC Baseball Weekend Wrap-Up.
Here’s a quick glide through what went down in the Southeastern Conference in the second round of weekend action this season.
Alabama: Took two of three from Ball State. The Tide did what they needed to do against an inferior team, the game they lost was a suspended game in the seventh inning that was 7-4 Cardinals already. Up next: North Alabama, Tuesday-Wednesday
Auburn: Took two of three at UCF. Very, VERY nice early season wins for the Tigers. Those will look nice on a postseason resume come May. Edouard Julien and Tanner Burns are living up to their hype. Julien already has four home runs through eight games while Burns has a 1.69 ERA. Up next: Cincinnati, Friday-Sunday
Arkansas: Went out west and took two of three from USC. Sneaky good wins, as it’s never easy to go across the country and win. Early in the season, Casey Martin has been Casey Martin, tying for the team lead with seven RBIs. Up next: Memphis, Wednesday
Florida: Took two of three from Miami. The 5-3 start will raise some eyebrows, but Kevin O’Sullivan will get these guys going in the right direction. He always does. Up next: at Jacksonville, Tuesday
Georgia: The dream for an undefeated season is alive! A pair of weekend sweeps against Dayton and UMass Lowell have the Bulldogs staying at No. 9 in the polls. Up next: LIU-Brooklyn, Tuesday
Kentucky: Swept at Texas Tech. Not a great weekend for the ‘Cats. Texas Tech is a Top 3 team in the nation, so going on the road and getting swept isn’t necessarily the worst thing, but the thing here is HOW they lost. Kentucky was firmly in control of both the Friday and Saturday game, then six run innings doomed them and they couldn’t recover. Sunday they became a punching bag, losing by 15 runs. Up next: Eastern Kentucky, Tuesday
LSU: Like Georgia, the dream for an undefeated season is alive! Unfortunately, LSU and the Bulldogs play each other at the end of March, so one team will lose at least two games. The Tigers swept Bryant, who has been one of the better mid majors in the country for the past few years. Up next: South Alabama, Tuesday
Mississippi State: An in-state battle at the new Dudy Noble Field this past weekend saw the Bulldogs take two of three from Southern Miss. Believe it or not, the wins over the Golden Eagles will be huge resume builders later in the year. Up next: Jackson State, Tuesday
Missouri: Took two of three from Rhode Island. The Tigers went down to Fort Myers to play this series to get away from the copious amounts of snow that’s plagued so much of the Midwest this winter. Two of three is a minimum most weekends, and they did that. Up next: Alabama A&M, Tuesday
Ole Miss: Won two of three at Tulane. A very underrated series win, as all these games were close and very well played. In the end, the Rebels showed why they are a top ten squad. Up next: UT Martin, Tuesday
South Carolina: Swept Utah Valley. A “get well” series if there ever was one, two of these wins were smooth sails, but Saturday needed a walk off two run home run by Noah Campbell. Up next: Appalachian State, Tuesday.
Tennessee: Perhaps the biggest surprise of the early season, the Vols are 7-0 after a sweep of Indiana this past weekend. Like Georgia and LSU, the Volunteers are going for an undefeated season. UT does play Georgia though, so one of those three teams is not going undefeated. The more impressive part is that Tennessee has given up just four runs in seven games with five shutouts. Up next: Liberty, Tuesday
Texas A&M: Took two of three from Illinois-Chicago. Well, after winning seven in a row to start the season, teams are bound to lose, right? That’s what happened on Sunday, losing the finale to the Flames. No shame in winning the series though. Up next: Houston Baptist, Tuesday
Vanderbilt: Battled the rain and swept a doubleheader from Pepperdine. A Sunday doubleheader was all these two were able to play after Friday and Saturday were washed out. The Commodores are number one in the country, and it might be awhile before they are knocked off that perch. Up next: Southeast Missouri State, Tuesday