SEC Weekend Preview (May 8th-10th)

I am pinch-hitting this week for Colin Weber as he had another commitment. The top series of the weekend sees Florida making their first trip to the new Alex Box Stadium to take on the LSU Tigers. The other marquee series is Arkansas visiting Alabama. The Vanderbilt Commodores have an important series at Georgia as they will give freshman Sonny Gray his first career start on Friday night. We also see Mississippi State visiting Ole Miss in an intrastate rivalry series. The other two series sees Auburn going to Kentucky and South Carolina heading to Tennessee.

ARKANSAS (31-14, 14-9 SEC) at ALABAMA (32-15, 14-9 SEC)

Friday: Ark LHP Dallas Keuchel (7-1, 4.17 ERA) vs Bama RHP Austin Hyatt (7-1, 3.38 ERA)
Saturday: Ark RHP T.J. Forrest (2-4, 4.96 ERA) vs Bama LHP Del Howell (5-2, 5.44 ERA)
Sunday: Ark RHP Brett Eibner (4-3, 3.80 ERA) vs Alabama LHP Adam Morgan (3-1, 3.73 ERA)

Brian’s Prediction: Arkansas 2-1
Colin’s Prediction: Arkansas 2-1

Arkansas Series Notes
Alabama Series Notes

AUBURN (27-22, 8-16 SEC) at KENTUCKY (24-23, 9-15 SEC)

Friday: AU RHP Jon Luke Jacobs (3-4, 6.23 ERA) vs KU LHP James Paxton (5-2, 5.40 ERA)
Saturday: AU LHP Grant Dayton (2-5, 5.61 ERA) vs KU LHP Chris Rusin (5-4, 4.07 ERA)
Sunday: AU RHP Dexter Price (3-2, 5.74 ERA) vs KU TBA

Brian’s Prediction: Kentucky takes two out of three.
Colin’s Prediction: Auburn 2-1

Auburn Series Notes
Kentucky Series Notes

FLORIDA (34-15, 16-8 SEC) at LSU (36-13, 16-8 SEC)

Friday: UF Sr. LHP Stephen Locke (3-0, 3.69 ERA) vs LSU So. RHP Anthony Ranaudo (5-3, 3.28 ERA)
Saturday: UF Fr. RHP Anthony DeScalfani (5-1, 3.58 ERA) vs LSU Sr. RHP Louis Coleman (9-2, 2.71 ERA)
Sunday: UF TBA vs LSU So. RHP Austin Ross (5-5, 4.88 ERA)

Brian’s Prediction: LSU take 2-1
Colin’s Prediction: LSU 2-1

Florida Series Notes
LSU Series Notes

VANDERBILT (29-20, 10-13 SEC) at GEORGIA (33-15, 14-10 SEC)

Friday: VU Fr. RHP Sonny Gray (3-1, 5.34 ERA) vs UGA Sr. RHP Trevor Holder (7-2, 4.34 ERA)
Saturday: VU Jr. LHP Mike Minor (4-4, 3.93 ERA) vs UGA Jr. LHP Alex McRee (4-1, 3.55 ERA)
Sunday: VU Jr. RHP Drew Hayes (4-3, 6.17 ERA) vs UGA So. RHP Justin Grimm (2-3, 4.42 ERA)

Brian’s Prediction: UGA 2 games to 1
Colin’s Prediction: Georgia 2-1

Georgia Series Notes
Vanderbilt Series Notes

MISSISSIPPI STATE (21-26, 6-17 SEC) at OLE MISS (36-13, 16-8 SEC)

Friday: MSU So. LHP Tyler Whitney (2-4, 5.09 ERA) vs MISS So. LHP Drew Pomeranz (5-2, 3.27 ERA)
Saturday: MSU Fr. LHP Nick Routt (4-3, 3.54 ERA) vs MISS Sr. LHP Brett Bukvich (8-1, 3.63 ERA)
Sunday: MSU TBA vs MISS TBA

Brian’s Prediction: Ole Miss takes 2 out of 3 games.
Colin’s Prediction: Ole Miss sweep

MSU Series Notes
Ole Miss Series Notes

SOUTH CAROLINA (30-18, 12-12 SEC) at TENNESSEE (21-27, 7-17 SEC)

Friday: SC So. RHP Sam Dyson (7-3, 5.05 ERA) vs Tenn. Jr. LHP Nick Hernandez (2-5, 5.58 ERA)
Saturday: SC Fr. LHP Nolan Belcher (3-3, 4.40 ERA) vs Tenn. Sr. RHP Ty’Relle Harris (4-4, 6.18 ERA)
Sunday: SC Jr. RHP Blake Cooper (6-4, 5.14 ERA) vs Tenn. TBA

Brian’s Prediction: South Carolina sweeps
Colin’s Prediction: USC sweep

South Carolina Series Notes
Tennessee Series Notes