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SEC Weekend Preview (April 15th-17th)

The SEC enters the fifth weekend of conference play with the big matchup taking place in Columbia SC between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the South Carolina Gamecocks. Vanderbilt enters the series as the number 1 team in the country while South Carolina is number 3. The other series sees Auburn heading to LSU, Florida facing Georgia, Mississippi State at Arkansas, Kentucky at Ole Miss, and Alabama facing off against Tennessee in the Thursday-Saturday series in which Alabama won the first game on Thursday night. You can check out our predictions and the starting pitchers for this weekend below.

Auburn (18-14, 5-7 SEC) at LSU (22-12, 3-9 SEC)

Friday: AU Jr. RHP Zach Blatt (1-2, 6.53 ERA) vs LSU Fr. RHP Kurt McCune (5-1, 1.80 ERA)
Saturday: AU Sr. LHP Cory Luckie (1-1, 5.20 ERA) or Jr. RHP Jon Luke Jacobs (1-2, 2.74 ERA) vs LSU Fr. RHP Kevin Gausman (2-3, 4.60 ERA)
Sunday: AU TBA vs LSU Sr. RHP Ben Alsup (4-3, 3.27 ERA)

Prediction: Auburn 2-1

Florida (26-8, 9-3 SEC) at Georgia (18-16, 8-4 SEC)

Friday UF So. RHP Hudson Randall (5-1, 1.56 ERA) vs UGA So. LHP Alex Wood (4-3, 3.66 ERA)
Saturday UF So. LHP Brian Johnson (5-1, 2.54 ERA) vs UGA Jr. RHP Michael Palazzone (5-1, 2.28 ERA)
Sunday UF Fr. RHP Karsten Whitson (4-0, 2.01 ERA) vs UGA Jr. LHP Craig Gullickson (3-2, 5.86 ERA)

Prediction: Florida 2-1

Mississippi State (21-12, 5-7 SEC) at Arkansas (24-8, 6-6 SEC)

Friday MSU So. RHP Chris Stratton (4-3, 4.22 ERA) ARK Fr. RHP Brandon Moore (2-1, 3.40 ERA)
Saturday MSU Jr. LHP Nick Routt (0-1, 2.35 ERA) vs ARK So. LHP Randall Fant (1-2, 3.26 ERA)
Sunday MSU TBA vs ARK TBA

Prediction: Arkansas sweep

Kentucky (17-17, 2-10 SEC) at Ole Miss (20-14, 5-7 SEC)

Friday UK Jr. RHP Alex Meyer (3-4, 3.74 ERA) vs OM Jr. LHP Matt Crouse (6-2, 2.93 ERA)
Saturday UK Fr. LHP Corey Littrell (4-2, 5.56 ERA) vs OM Jr. RHP David Goforth (1-5, 3.86 ERA)
Sunday UK So. LHP Taylor Rogers (2-4, 4.91 ERA) vs OM Jr. LHP Austin Wright (4-3, 4.03 ERA)

Prediction: Ole Miss 2-1

Vanderbilt (31-3, 10-2 SEC) at South Carolina (26-6, 10-2 SEC)

Friday VU Jr. RHP Sonny Gray (7-1, 1.54 ERA) vs SC Jr. LHP Michael Roth (7-1, 1.25 ERA)
Saturday VU Jr. LHP Grayson Garvin (6-1, 2.04 ERA) vs SC So. RHP Colby Holmes (3-0, 3.00 ERA)
Sunday VU Sr. RHP Taylor Hill (2-0, 2.19 ERA) vs SC Fr. RHP Forrest Koumas (4-0, 1.91 ERA)

Prediction: Vanderbilt 2-1

Tennessee (19-14, 2-10 SEC) at Alabama (23-13, 7-5 SEC)

Friday UT Jr. LHP Steven Gruver (3-4, 2.93 ERA) vs UA Jr. LHP Adam Morgan (4-2, 4.34 ERA)
Saturday UT TBA vs UA So. RHP Trey Pilkington (1-2, 3.41 ERA)

Prediction: Alabama 2-0..Won Game 1 already