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SEC Weekend Preview (May 6th-8th)

The SEC enters crunch time in the conference race this week with each team having three conference series left on the year. Leading the SEC East is South Carolina and Vanderbilt with identical 17-4 records. Florida is one game behind them at 17-5 after a 4-3 defeat to Arkansas in the SEC Thursday Night Game of the Week. Georgia would be leading the SEC West but they are in the Eastern Division so they are in fourth place at 13-8. Rounding out the Eastern Division is Tennessee at 5-16 while Kentucky is 4-17.

The SEC West is an absolute mess with Arkansas now leading the division with a 11-11 record which is good enough for a half game lead over Alabama. Ole Miss and Auburn are tied for third place at 9-12. Ole Miss is fifth at 8-13 and rounding out the division is LSU at 7-14.

GEORGIA (24-21, 13-8 SEC) at AUBURN (23-21, 9-12 SEC)

FRIDAY UGA So. LHP Alex Wood (4-5, 4.23 ERA) vs AU Jr. RHP Jon Luke Jacobs (1-3, 3.32 ERA)
SATURDAY UGA Jr. RHP Michael Palazzone (8-1, 2.14 ERA) vs AU Jr. RHP Derek Varnadore (4-2, 3.92 ERA)
SUNDAY UGA Jr. LHP Craig Gullickson (3-2, 6.14 ERA) vs AU TBA

Prediction: UGA 2-1

VANDERBILT (38-5, 17-4 SEC) at KENTUCKY (20-25, 4-17 SEC)

FRIDAY VU Jr. RHP Sonny Gray (9-2, 1.91 ERA) vs UK Jr. RHP Alex Meyer (4-5, 3.32 ERA)
SATURDAY VU Jr. LHP Grayson Garvin (9-1, 2.26 ERA) vs UK Fr. LHP Corey Littrell (5-4, 5.80 ERA)
SUNDAY VU Sr. RHP Taylor Hill (4-0, 3.03 ERA) vs TBA

Prediction: VU 2-1

FLORIDA (35-10, 17-4 SEC) at ARKANSAS (30-14, 10-11 SEC)

FRIDAY UF So. LHP Brian Johnson (7-1, 2.26 ERA) vs ARK So. LHP Randall Fant (1-3, 2.92 ERA)
SATURDAY UF Fr. RHP Karsten Whitson (6-0, 2.02 ERA) vs ARK TBA

Prediction: Arkansas won Game 1 on Thursday, Florida wins the next two games.

LSU (29-17, 7-14 SEC) at ALABAMA (28-19, 10-11 SEC)

FRIDAY LSU Fr. RHP Kurt McCune (5-3, 3.44 ERA) vs UA Sr. RHP Nathan Kilcrease (5-3, 3.12 ERA)
SATURDAY LSU Fr. RHP Kevin Gausman (3-5, 4.36 ERA) vs UA Jr. LHP Adam Morgan (4-4, 4.30 ERA)
SUNDAY LSU Sr. RHP Ben Alsup (6-4, 4.17 ERA) vs UA TBA

Prediction: Alabama 2-1

SOUTH CAROLINA (36-8, 17-4 SEC) at OLE MISS (25-20, 9-12 SEC)

FRIDAY SC Jr. LHP Michael Roth (9-1, 1.24 ERA) vs OM Jr. LHP Matt Crouse (6-3, 3.41 ERA)
SATURDAY SC So. RHP Colby Holmes (4-1, 3.86 ERA) vs OM Jr. RHP David Goforth (3-6, 4.96 ERA)
SUNDAY SC Fr. RHP Forrest Koumas (5-0, 2.93 ERA) vs OM Jr. LHP Austin Wright (4-4, 4.79 ERA)

Prediction: SC 2-1

MISSISSIPPI STATE (26-18, 8-13 SEC) at TENNESSEE (22-20, 5-16 SEC)

FRIDAY MSU So. LHP Luis Pollorena (5-3, 1.65 ERA) UT Jr. LHP Steven Gruver (4-5, 3.07 ERA)
SATURDAY MSU Jr. LHP Nick Routt (0-2, 3.81 ERA) vs UT So. RHP Nick Blount (1-2, 5.57 ERA)
SUNDAY MSU So. RHP Chris Stratton (4-5, 4.98 ERA) vs UT TBA

Prediction: MSU 2-1