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SEC Baseball Update: April 6

With the beginning of April come and gone, it’s time to see how things are shaking out on the diamond.

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As April has begun, let’s check in on the baseball side of things and see how the SEC is faring!

SEC Softball Standings (thru 4/24)

Team Wins Losses Conf Wins Conf Losses RS RA Diff
Team Wins Losses Conf Wins Conf Losses RS RA Diff
Arkansas 35 8 14 4 325 147 178
Auburn 36 10 9 9 307 134 173
Florida 35 12 11 10 280 128 152
Alabama 39 8 14 7 270 120 150
Tennessee 33 13 11 6 295 153 142
Georgia 37 11 10 8 342 202 140
LSU 30 17 10 8 284 162 122
Kentucky 30 13 9 8 291 170 121
Texas A&M 26 18 5 13 271 161 110
Ole Miss 33 14 8 10 253 153 100
Mississippi State 29 19 8 10 252 170 82
Mizzou 27 17 7 9 229 153 76
South Carolina 25 24 2 16 262 222 40

Observations!

  • Tennessee has been outstanding for quite a while now and their first-place showing so far tells us that. Not only have scored the Vols scored the most runs, but they’ve also allowed the fewest too. Their whopping run differential of +230 is downright intimidating to look at. So is their 28-1 record and 9-0 conference record. Right now, it’s not hard to argue who the best team in the country is if you’re not arguing against Tennessee. Otherwise, have fun with that.
  • Arkansas has been very rock solid this year. They have the second-highest amount of conference wins (7) and the second-fewest amount of losses (2). They haven’t gotten over 200 runs scored this year, but their 194 is pretty damn close. They were picked by many to finish first in the SEC West this year, and they do hold an edge in that regard right now. But their offense will have to get better. The same can be said of Vanderbilt, as while they’ve allowed just 86 runs on the season, they’ve racked up just 199 runs.
  • Ole Miss is playing up to par this year. While they have a 4-5 mark in SEC play, their offense has been great. Their 237 runs are the third-highest in the SEC, trailing only Tennessee and LSU. Pitching-wise, it could be better, but they can’t complain about their +114 run differential and with how the offense is going. This is still a very dangerous team in my opinion and has a shot to make plenty of noise.
  • LSU was one of four teams in the SEC West to receive a first-place vote in the SEC coaches poll. They’ve shown exactly why many were right to praise them. Their 4-5 record against the SEC might be an issue to some. However, they’re still one of the best teams in this conference.
  • A team that’s caught fire of late is Auburn. The Tigers have won six of their last nine games since dropping a set to Ole Miss. They’ve taken road series against both Texas A&M and LSU. Their run production has been great, plating across 226 runs so far this year. It will be intriguing to see how they keep on here, as a big series awaits versus Vanderbilt.
  • Georgia has been a team to reckon with this season. They’re behind Tennessee in the SEC East of course, but the Dawgs have piled up a 22-7 record with a 6-3 mark against the SEC. In addition, they’ve gone 17-2 in home matchups this season, protecting their home field in Athens very well.