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SEC Weekend Preview (April 1st-3rd)

The SEC enters the third weekend of play with Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida tied for first place in the Eastern Division with 4-2 records. Vanderbilt took two out of three games in each of their SEC weekends with Arkansas and Mississippi State. South Carolina also took two out of three from Georgia and Florida. The Gators swept the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge on the opening weekend before losing two out of three to South Carolina. Georgia is in fourth place with a 3-3 record, while Tennessee and Kentucky round out the division in a tie for fifth place with a 2-4 record.

The SEC Western Division is led by the Alabama Crimson Tide who enter the weekend with a 5-1 overall record after taking two out of three from Ole Miss on the opening weekend before sweeping Kentucky last weekend. Mississippi State is in second place with a 4-2 record while Ole Miss is in third at 3-3. Arkansas and Auburn are tied for fourth place at 2-4 while the LSU Tigers round out the division with a 1-5 mark.

Tennessee (19-6, 2-4 SEC) at Florida (21-5, 4-2 SEC)

Friday UT Jr. LHP Steven Gruver (3-2, 2.79 ERA) vs UF So. RHP Hudson Randall (4-0, 0.66 ERA)
Saturday UT Sr. RHP Rob Catapano (2-0, 3.38 ERA) vs UF So. LHP Brian Johnson (4-1, 2.86 ERA)
Sunday UT TBA vs UF Fr. RHP Karsten Whitson (3-0, 2.40 ERA)

Prediction: Florida 3-0

Mississippi State (19-6, 4-2 SEC) at Georgia (11-14, 3-3 SEC)

Friday MSU Jr. RHP Devin Jones (2-3, 3.86 ERA) vs UGA So. LHP Alex Wood (2-3, 3.86 ERA)
Saturday MSU So. RHP Chris Stratton (4-1, 2.61 ERA) vs UGA Jr. RHP Michael Palazzone (3-1, 2.15 ERA)
Sunday MSU Jr. LHP Nick Routt (0-0, 1.29 ERA) vs UGA Jr. LHP Craig Gullickson (2-1, 5.21 ERA)

Prediction: UGA 2-1

Arkansas (18-6, 2-4 SEC) at Alabama (19-8, 5-1 SEC)

Friday ARK So. LHP Cade Lynch (2-0, 2.40 ERA) vs ALA Sr. RHP Nathan Kilcrease (3-1, 1.79 ERA)
Saturday ARK TBA vs ALA Jr. LHP Adam Morgan (3-1, 4.54 ERA)
Sunday ARK So. LHP Randall Fant (1-2, 2.49 ERA) vs ALA So. RHP Tucker Hawley (5-1, 2.89 ERA)

Prediction: Arkansas 2-1

Vanderbilt (23-3, 4-2 SEC) at Auburn (15-10, 2-4 SEC)

Friday VU Jr. RHP Sonny Gray (5-1, 1.51 ERA) vs AU Jr. RHP Andrew Morris (1-1, 4.32 ERA)
Saturday VU Jr. LHP Grayson Garvin (4-1, 2.45 ERA) vs AU TBA
Sunday VU Sr. RHP Taylor Hill (2-0, 2.76 ERA) vs AU Jr. RHP Derek Varnadore (3-1, 3.60 ERA)

Prediction: VU 2-1

Kentucky (15-11, 2-4 SEC) at South Carolina (19-5, 4-2 SEC)

Friday UK Jr. RHP Alex Meyer (3-3, 3.05 ERA) vs SC Jr. LHP Michael Roth (5-1, 1.50 ERA)
Saturday UK Fr. LHP Corey Littrell (4-1, 5.17 ERA) vs SC So. RHP Colby Holmes (2-0, 4.00 ERA)
Sunday UK So. LHP Taylor Rogers (2-2, 5.45 ERA) vs TBA

Prediction: USC 2-1

Ole Miss (18-8, 3-3 SEC) at LSU (18-7, 1-5 SEC)

Friday OM Jr. LHP Matt Crouse (6-0, 1.27 ERA) vs LSU Fr. RHP Kurt McCune (4-0, 1.56 ERA)
Saturday OM Jr. RHP David Goforth (0-4, 3.38 ERA) vs LSU Fr. RHP Kevin Gausman (2-2, 4.41 ERA)
Sunday OM Jr. LHP Austin Wright (3-2, 3.06 ERA) vs LSU Sr. RHP Ben Alsup (3-3, 3.07 ERA)

Prediction: LSU 2-1

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