SEC Weekend Preview (April 9th-11th)

The SEC enters its fourth weekend of action seeing South Carolina visiting Vanderbilt in the only matchup between two ranked squads. The rest of the matchups see Alabama visiting Kentucky, Arkansas at Mississippi State, LSU at Auburn, Florida at Tennessee, and Ole Miss at Georgia. LSU leads the Western Division with a 7-2 SEC record while South Carolina leads the Eastern Division also with a 7-2 conference record.

#25 Alabama (20-9, 4-5 SEC) at Kentucky (19-11, 2-7 SEC)

Players to Watch
Alabama: Taylor Dugas (.443 BA, 15 RBI, 13-17 SB)
Kentucky: Gunner Glad (.364 BA, 7 HR, 30 RBI)

Pitchers to Watch
Alabama: Jimmy Nelson (4-0, 2.52 ERA, 37 K, 14 BB)
Kentucky: Mike Kaczmarek (1-0, 1.59 ERA)

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday (6:30 p.m. ET) Bama-So. LHP Adam Morgan (4-0, 3.60 ERA) vs UK Jr. LHP Logan Darnell (3-2, 4.50 ERA)
Saturday (6:30 p.m. ET) Bama- Jr. RHP Jimmy Nelson (4-0, 2.52 ERA) vs UK Fr. LHP Taylor Rogers (3-3, 5.31 ERA)
Sunday (1 p.m. ET) Bama- TBA vs UK So. RHP Alex Meyer (4-2, 7.64 ERA)

Predictions
Brian Foley- Alabama 2-1
Allen Kha- Alabama 2-1

Alabama Series Notes
Kentucky Series Notes

#9 Arkansas (23-6, 6-3 SEC) at Mississippi State (16-13, 3-6 SEC)

Players to Watch
Arkansas: Zach Cox (.430 BA, 5 HR, 33 RBI
Mississippi State: Connor Powers (.390 BA, 9 HR, 43 RBI)

Pitchers to Watch
Arkansas: Drew Smyly (3-0, 1.60 ERA)
Mississippi State: Greg Houston (4-0, 2.45 ERA, 11 Relief Appearances)

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday (6:30 p.m. CT) ARK- So. LHP Drew Smyly (3-0, 1.60 ERA) vs MSU So. RHP Caleb Reed (0-2, 4.20 ERA)
Saturday (2 p.m. CT) ARK- Jr. RHP Brett Eibner (2-2, 4.05 ERA) vs MSU Fr. RHP Chris Stratton (3-3, 3.75 ERA)
Sunday (1:30 p.m. CT) ARK- TBA vs MSU TBA

Predictions
Brian Foley: Arkansas 2-1
Allen Kha: Arkansas 3-0

Arkansas Series Notes
Mississippi State Series Notes

#3 LSU (25-4, 7-2 SEC) at Auburn (20-10, 5-4 SEC)

Players to Watch
LSU: Micah Gibbs (.402 BA, 5 HR, 31 RBI)
Auburn: Hunter Morris (.403 BA, 8 HR, 36 RBI)

Pitchers to Watch
LSU: Anthony Ranaudo (0-0, 0.90 ERA, 3 starts)
Auburn: Cole Nelson (4-1, 3.29 ERA)

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday (7 p.m. CT) LSU Jr. RHP Anthony Ranaudo (0-0, 0.90 ERA) vs AUB Jr. LHP Cole Nelson (4-1, 3.29 ERA)
Saturday (2 p.m. CT) LSU So. LHP Chris Matulis (5-0, 2.57 ERA) vs AUB TBA
Sunday (1 p.m. CT) LSU So. RHP Joey Bourgeois (3-1, 5.50 ERA) vs AUB Jr. LHP Grant Dayton (4-1, 4.86 ERA)

Predictions
Brian Foley: LSU 2-1
Allen Kha: LSU 3-0

LSU Series Notes
Auburn Series Notes

Florida (21-7, 6-3 SEC) at Tennessee (15-15, 2-7 SEC)

Players to Watch
Florida: Preston Tucker (.359 BA, 4 HR, 22 RBI)
Tennessee: PJ Polk (.365 BA, 7 HR, 24 RBI)

Pitchers to Watch
Florida: Alex Panteliodis (5-1, 1.93 ERA)
Tennessee: Stephen McCray (3-3, 2.08 ERA)

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday (7 p.m. ET) UF-So. LHP Alex Panteliodis (5-1, 1.93 ERA) vs UT Jr. LHP Bryan Morgado (2-3, 5.06 ERA) 
Saturday (4 p.m. ET) UF- Fr. LHP Brian Johnson (3-1, 3.09 ERA) vs UT Sr. RHP Stephen McCray (3-3, 2.08 ERA)
Sunday (12:30 p.m. ET) UF- Fr. RHP Hudson Randall (2-3, 4.68 ERA) vs UT So. LHP Steven Gruver (1-1, 5.27 ERA)

Predictions
Brian Foley: Florida 3-0
Allen Kha: Florida 3-0

Florida Series Notes
Tennessee Series Notes

#16 South Carolina (23-6, 7-2 SEC) at #19 Vanderbilt (25-6, 5-4 SEC)

Players to Watch
South Carolina: Whit Merrifield (.350 BA, 6 HR, 22 RBI)
Vanderbilt: Brian Harris (.370 BA, 3 HR, 20 RBI)

Pitchers to Watch
South Carolina: Matt Price (3-0, 1.40 ERA, 11 relief appearances)
Vanderbilt: Sonny Gray (4-3, 2.33 ERA)

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday (6 p.m. CT) USC- Sr. RHP Blake Cooper (5-0, 3.11 ERA) vs VU So. RHP Sonny Gray (4-3, 2.33 ERA)
Saturday (2 p.m. CT) USC Jr. RHP Sam Dyson (2-1, 4.79 ERA) vs VU So. RHP Jack Armstrong (4-0, 4.93 ERA)
Sunday (1 p.m. CT) USC TBA vs VU Jr. RHP Taylor Hill (3-2, 3.95 ERA)

Predictions
Brian Foley: Vanderbilt 2-1
Allen Kha: Vanderbilt 2-1

South Carolina Series Notes
Vanderbilt Series Notes  

#18 Ole Miss (21-9, 5-4 SEC) at Georgia (10-19, 2-7 SEC)

Players to Watch
Ole Miss: Tim Ferguson (.355 BA, 4 HR, 17 RBI)
Georgia: Zach Cone (.371 BA, 6 HR, 28 RBI)

Pitchers to Watch
Ole Miss: Drew Pomeranz (5-0, 1.65 ERA, 65/17 K/BB)
Georgia: Justin Grimm (2-3, 4.46 ERA)

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday (8 p.m. ET) OM Jr. LHP Drew Pomeranz (5-0, 1.65 ERA) vs UGA Jr. RHP Justin Grimm (2-3, 4.46 ERA)
Saturday (4 p.m. ET) OM Sr. RHP Aaron Barrett (6-1, 2.22 ERA) vs UGA Sr. RHP Jeff Walters (1-2, 8.62 ERA)
Sunday (2 p.m. ET) OM TBA vs UGA So. RHP Michael Palazzone (3-3, 8.24 ERA)

Predictions
Brian Foley: Ole Miss sweep
Allen Kha: Ole Miss sweep

Ole Miss Series Notes
Georgia Series Notes