The SEC kicks off conference play this weekend with all twelve teams in action. Georgia, one of the last undefeated teams left standing, travels to Alabama to take on the Crimson Tide. The Florida Gators hit the road to take on Arkansas, a series of two nationally ranked teams. Kentucky makes the trek south to take on the top ten LSU Tigers in the new Alex Box Stadium. South Carolina travels to Starskville to do battle with Mississippi State. The Ole Miss Rebels take on the challenge of a road series at Vanderbilt, and Auburn goes to Tennessee to take on the Volunteers.
The SEC has put out a 60 minute season preview of the upcoming season which can be viewed by clicking here.
The projected weekend starting times and rotations are below (all times Eastern):
Georgia (14-0) at Alabama (9-4)
Friday (7:35): Trevor Holder (RHP, 3-0, 2.08 ERA) at Austin Hyatt (RHP, 3-0, 1.89 ERA)
Saturday (5:05): Justin Grimm (RHP, 1-0, 2.87 ERA) at Adam Morgan (LHP, 2-0, 2.65 ERA)
Sunday (3:07): Jason Leaver (LHP, 2-0, 2.92 ERA) at Austin Graham (RHP, 0-0, 7.71 ERA)
Brian’s Prediction: UGA takes two out of three games.
Florida (9-4) at Arkansas (9-3)
Friday (7:35): TBA at Dallas Keuchel (LHP, 1-0, 4.00 ERA)
Saturday (3:05): Alex Panteliodis (LHP, 2-1, 4.32 ERA) at Mike Bolsinger (RHP, 1-0, 4.76 ERA)
Sunday (2:05): Nick Maronde (LHP, 1-1, 2.25 ERA) at Drew Smyly (LHP, 1-0, 1.32 ERA)
Brian’s Prediction: Arkansas takes two out of three games.
Kentucky (11-2) at LSU (11-3)
Friday (8:00): James Paxton (LHP, 3-0, 3.63 ERA) at Anthony Ranaudo (RHP, 2-0, 0.98 ERA)
Saturday (4:00): Chris Rusin (LHP, 2-1, 3.63 ERA) at Austin Ross (RHP, 2-1, 1.59 ERA)
Sunday (2:00): TBA at TBA
Brian’s Prediction: Kentucky shocks LSU by taking two out of three games.
South Carolina (10-2) at Mississippi State (10-4)
Friday (7:30): Sam Dyson (RHP, 2-0, 0.49 ERA) at Tyler Whitney (LHP, 1-0, 0.82 ERA)
Saturday (3:00): TBA at Nick Routt (LHP, 2-0, 1.42 ERA)
Sunday (2:30): TBA at TBA
Brian’s Prediction: South Carolina sweeps Mississippi State.
Ole Miss (9-3) at Vanderbilt (10-4)
Friday (7:00): Drew Pomeranz (LHP, 1-0, 2.57 ERA) at Mike Minor (LHP, 1-0, 2.21 ERA)
Saturday (4:00): Phillip Irwin (RHP, 2-0, 1.72 ERA) at Caleb Cotham (RHP, 3-0, 1.29 ERA)
Sunday (2:00): Aaron Barrett (RHP, 0-1, 9.24 ERA) at Nick Christiani (RHP, 2-0, 3.71 ERA)
Brian’s Prediction: Vanderbilt takes two out of three games from Ole Miss
Auburn (11-4) at Tennessee (7-6)
Friday (7:00): Grant Dayton (LHP, 1-1, 3.57 ERA) at Nick Hernandez (LHP, 1-0, 4.50 ERA)
Saturday (4:00): Jon Luke Jacobs (RHP, 1-0, 3.52 ERA) at Stephen McCray (RHP, 2-0, 3.21 ERA)
Sunday (1:00): TBA at TBA
Brian’s Prediction: Tennesee takes two out of three games.