It’s been a little while since we’ve talked about baseball around here, but allow us to get back into the mix here, shall we?
We’ve got 13 of the 14 teams in the SEC in action on Tuesday. Play starts at 6 ET with two games going on concurrently. Tennessee will bring their 20-5 record into battle against ETSU, while Florida plays Florida State in Tallahassee. The Gators already own an emphatic 20-7 victory over the Seminoles, but Florida is trying to rebound right now. The Gators were promptly swept over the weekend by Vanderbilt, and scored just six runs in the series to Vandy’s 34.
At 6:30 p.m., Kentucky will face Morehead State. The Wildcats are 14-10 on the season so far, and have yet to win a single conference game. They’re the only team in the SEC who has that distinction, and like Florida, is trying to rebound right now. The Cats were slugged by the Texas A&M Aggies over the weekend, scoring just 11 runs to A&M’s 31, all the while playing at home.
The 6th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs play in-state rival Georgia Tech at 7 , as one of the five games going on at that time. They’ve been strong armed mostly by the bat of LJ Talley, who is fourth in the conference at the moment in batting average. He and the rest of the Dawgs will hope to take one from the rival Yellow Jackets this evening.
Also at 7 p.m., South Carolina faces off with North Carolina A&T. The Gamecocks are 16-8 on the season so far, but are just 2-5 in their last seven games, including five losses to Georgia and Tennessee. They will hope to get it right before their weekend series against auburn.
Speaking of the Tigers, they will play Alabama in a midweek conference game. It’s the standalone Capital City Classic, taking place in Montgomery, which will be a treat for all of course. ‘Bama and Auburn are 19-6 and 20-4 respectively on the season, with Auburn posting a 4-2 league record to Alabama’s 2-4 mark.
Elsewhere at 7, Ole Miss will play Memphis and Mizzou will battle UTSA. The 22nd-ranked rebels are hoping to get back on the right foot after being jarred a bit lately. They are 3-3 in league play and lost a series to, coincidentally, Mizzou this past weekend. Perhaps scoring 37 runs against Arkansas-Pine Bluff last week tired them out a peg.
8th-ranked Arkansas is in action at 7:30, as they face off with Missouri State. Arkansas has lost just two games in their last 11 games, and are out to a hot start in league play. Before they face Ole Miss this weekend, they will hope to take care of the Bears in their lone midweek matchup this week.
Also at 7:30, 15th-ranked LSU faces off with McNeese, Texas A&M battles Lamar, 2nd-ranked Mississippi State tackles Mississippi Valley State and 5th-ranked Vanderbilt faces Lipscomb. All four teams should be able to prove victorious in these matchups as they await conference play later this week.