SEC Weekend Preview (April 10-12)

Dallas Keuchel (5-0, 3.45 ERA) and the SEC leading Razorbacks host Vanderbilt this weekend.

Dallas Keuchel (5-0, 3.45 ERA) and the SEC leading Razorbacks host Vanderbilt this weekend.

As the fifth week of SEC play begins, the Arkansas Razorbacks find themselves atop the standings with an impressive 10-2 conference record.  The Vanderbilt Commodores, coming off a two games to one series victory over Florida last weekend, look to give Arkansas a home test.  LSU, tied for second place in the SEC West, travels to Alabama to take on the Crimson Tide.  The Florida Gators sit at 7-5 in league play and just one game behind SEC East leader Georgia, and they will be travelling to Auburn to take on the Tigers.  Georgia, currently 8-4 in SEC play, looks to extend their one game division lead when they visit Kentucky in an Eastern Division showdown.  Ole Miss, tied for second in the SEC West with an 8-4 conference mark, host the South Carolina Gamecocks, who desperately need a series win to get back in the SEC East race.  Tennessee, losers of nine straight SEC games, host the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Knoxville.

VANDERBILT (19-13, 5-7 SEC) at ARKANSAS (24-6, 10-2 SEC)

FRIDAY (6:30 p.m. CT):  Jr. LHP Mike Minor (2-3, 3.55 ERA) at  Jr. LHP Dallas Keuchel (5-0, 3.45 ERA)
SATURDAY (3:00 p.m. CT):  So. RHP Caleb Cotham (4-3, 3.92 ERA)  at  Jr. RHP T.J. Forrest (2-2, 4.32 ERA)
SUNDAY (1:00 p.m. CT):  TBA  at  Sr. RHP Justin Wells (1-0, 3.51 ERA)

Brian’s Prediction:  Arkansas wins series 2-1

Colin’s Prediction:  Arkansas wins series 2-1

 

LSU (24-8, 8-4 SEC) at ALABAMA (21-10, 6-6 SEC)

FRIDAY (6:30 p.m. CT):  So. RHP Anthony Ranaudo (3-2, 2.66 ERA)  at  Sr. RHP Austin Hyatt (5-1, 3.02 ERA)
SATURDAY (6:00 p.m. CT):  So. RHP Austin Ross (4-3, 3.66 ERA)  at  Jr. LHP Del Howell (3-1, 3.27 ERA)
SUNDAY (2:00 p.m. CT):  Sr. RHP Louis Coleman (7-1, 2.11 ERA)  at  Jr. RHP Adam Scott (1-0, 3.38 ERA)

Brian’s Prediction:  Alabama wins series 2-1

Colin’s Prediction:  LSU wins series 2-1

 

FLORIDA (21-11, 7-5 SEC) at AUBURN (22-10, 6-6 SEC)

FRIDAY (6:00 p.m. CT):  Jr. RHP Jeff Barfield (2-0, 2.84 ERA)  at  So. LHP Grant Dayton (2-3, 3.66 ERA)
SATURDAY (3:00 p.m. CT):  Fr. LHP Nick Maronde (1-1, 3.44 ERA) or Sr. LHP Stephen Locke (0-0, 2.89 ERA)
 at  Fr. RHP Jon Luke Jacobs (3-1, 5.59 ERA)
SUNDAY (1:00 p.m. CT):  TBA  at  TBA

Brian’s Prediction:  Auburn wins series 2-1

Colin’s Prediction:  Florida wins series 2-1

 

GEORGIA (26-6, 8-4 SEC) at KENTUCKY (18-13, 4-8 SEC)

FRIDAY (6:30 p.m. ET):  Sr. RHP Trevor Holder (5-2, 3.48 ERA)  at  Fr. RHP Alex Meyer (1-1, 4.04 ERA)
SATURDAY (7:00 p.m. ET):  Jr. LHP Alex McRee (3-0, 2.08 ERA)  at  Sr. LHP Chris Rusin (4-2, 4.02 ERA)
SUNDAY (1:00 p.m. ET):  So. RHP Justin Grimm (2-1, 4.58 ERA)  at  Jr. LHP James Paxton (4-2, 6.08 ERA)

Brian’s Prediction:  Georgia sweeps series

Colin’s Prediction:  Georgia wins series 2-1

 

SOUTH CAROLINA (21-11, 5-7 SEC) at OLE MISS (24-8, 8-4 SEC)

FRIDAY (6:30 p.m. CT):  So. RHP Sam Dyson (4-2, 4.85 ERA)  at  So. LHP Drew Pomeranz (3-0, 3.09 ERA)
SATURDAY (4:00 p.m. CT):  Fr. LHP Nolan Belcher (1-1, 4.50 ERA)  at  Jr. RHP Phillip Irwin (5-1, 2.93 ERA)
SUNDAY (1:30 p.m. CT):  Jr. RHP Blake Cooper (4-2, 4.42 ERA)  at  Sr. RHP Scott Bittle (2-2, 2.03 ERA)

Brian’s Prediction:  Ole Miss wins series 2-1

Colin’s Prediction:  Ole Miss sweeps series

 

MISSISSIPPI STATE (18-15, 4-8 SEC) at TENNESSEE (13-20, 1-11 SEC)

FRIDAY (7:00 p.m. ET):  So. LHP Tyler Whitney (2-2, 3.89 ERA)  at  Jr. RHP Aaron Tullo (1-4, 5.59 ERA)
SATURDAY (1:00 p.m. ET):  Fr. LHP Nick Routt (4-1, 2.83 ERA)  at  Jr. LHP Nick Hernandez (1-4, 5.64 ERA)
SUNDAY (1:00 p.m. ET):  TBA  at  TBA

Brian’s Prediction:  Mississippi State sweeps series

Colin’s Prediction:  Mississippi State wins series 2-1