SEC Weekend Preview (March 19-21)

The SEC kicks off conference play this weekend with a three series featuring ranked squads facing off against each other. The marquee series of the weekend sees the 14th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks visiting Baton Rouge to take on the sixth ranked LSU Tigers. The number 18 ranked Vanderbilt Commodores will head to Tuscaloosa to play the 23rd ranked Crimson Tide. The other series that features two ranked squads facing off is the 22nd ranked Ole Miss Rebels visiting the number 20 ranked Kentucky Wildcats. 8th ranked Florida hosts Mississippi State, Tennessee heads to 24th ranked South Carolina, and Auburn visits Athens GA to take on the Georgia Bulldogs. You can take a look at the expected pitching matchups below. I also did a season preview of the SEC Eastern Division and SEC Western Division which looks at each team in depth.

#18 VANDERBILT (15-2, 0-0 SEC) at #23 ALABAMA (14-1, 0-0 SEC)
FRIDAY (6:30 p.m. CT) Vanderbilt RHP Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.96 ERA) vs Alabama LHP Adam Morgan (2-0, 3.27 ERA)
SATURDAY (3 p.m. CT) Vanderbilt RHP Taylor Hill (3-0, 2.05 ERA) vs Alabama RHP Jimmy Nelson (3-0, 0.82 ERA)
SUNDAY (2 p.m. CT) Vanderbilt RHP Jack Armstrong (2-0, 3.72 ERA) vs Alabama LHP Taylor Wolfe (2-0, 2.45 ERA)

#14 ARKANSAS (12-3, 0-0 SEC) at #6 LSU (14-2, 0-0 SEC)
FRIDAY (7 p.m. ET) Arkansas Mike Bolsinger (2-0, 3.38 ERA) vs LSU Austin Ross (2-0, 4.57 ERA)
SATURDAY (3 p.m. ET) Arkansas LHP Drew Smyly (2-0, 1.80 ERA) vs LSU RHP Joey Bourgeois (2-1, 4.74 ERA)
SUNDAY (1 p.m. ET) Arkansas RHP Brett Eibner (2-1, 1.23 ERA) vs LSU TBA

AUBURN (11-5, 0-0 SEC) at GEORGIA (8-9, 0-0 SEC)
FRIDAY (7 p.m. ET) Auburn LHP Cory Luckie (0-0, 7.45 ERA) vs UGA RHP Michael Palazzone (3-1, 7.85 ERA)
SATURDAY (3 p.m. ET) Auburn LHP Cole Nelson (3-0, 3.74 ERA) vs UGA RHP Justin Grimm (1-1, 5.40 ERA)
SUNDAY (2 p.m. ET) Auburn TBA vs UGA RHP Jeff Walters (0-1, 8.83 ERA)

MISSISSIPPI STATE (11-6, 0-0 SEC) at #8 FLORIDA (13-3, 0-0 SEC)
FRIDAY (7 p.m. ET) MSU RHP Kendall Graveman (1-0, 3.78 ERA) vs Florida LHP Alex Panteliodis (4-0, 1.10 ERA)
SATURDAY (7 p.m. ET) MSU RHP Chris Stratton (2-2, 2.95 ERA) vs Florida LHP Brian Johnson (1-1, 5.52 ERA)
SUNDAY (1 p.m. ET) MSU LHP Nick Routt (1-1, 7.27 ERA) vs Florida TBA

#22 OLE MISS (13-4, 0-0 SEC) at #20 KENTUCKY (14-3, 0-0 SEC)
FRIDAY (6:30 p.m. ET) Ole Miss LHP Drew Pomeranz (2-0, 1.54 ERA) vs Kentucky LHP Logan Darnell (3-0, 2.17 ERA)
SATURDAY (1 p.m. ET) Ole Miss RHP Aaron Barrett (4-0, 1.80 ERA) vs Kentucky LHP Taylor Rogers (3-0, 4.30 ERA)
SUNDAY (1 p.m. ET) Ole Miss LHP Matt Tracy (1-1, 3.38 ERA) vs Kentucky RHP Alex Meyer (3-2, 7.29 ERA)

TENNESSEE (10-7, 0-0 SEC) at #24 SOUTH CAROLINA (13-4, 0-0 SEC)
FRIDAY (7 p.m. ET) LHP Bryan Morgado (2-1, 5.16 ERA) vs RHP Blake Cooper (3-0, 3.28 ERA)
SATURDAY (4 p.m. ET) RHP Aaron Tullo (0-0, 3.52 ERA) vs RHP Sam Dyson (1-0, 6.23 ERA)
SUNDAY (1:30 p.m. ET) RHP Stephen McCray (2-1, 0.73 ERA) vs LHP Tyler Webb (0-1, 3.45 ERA)