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2011 SEC Baseball Tournament Preview

The SEC Baseball Tournament kicks off today with all eight teams in action in the beginning of the double elimination tournament. Year in and year out the SEC conference tournament is regarded as the toughest championship to win with the caliber of schools playing in the conference. Here are some players to watch in each matchup today.

Alabama at Arkansas

Players to Watch
Alabama: Taylor Dugas (.343 BA, 5 HR, 27 RBI)
Arkansas: Dominic Ficcocielli (.349 BA, 4 HR, 47 RBI)

Pitchers to Watch
Alabama: Jonathan Smart (4-2, 2.34 ERA, 9 SV)
Arkansas: DJ Baxendale (8-2, 1.62 ERA, .227 BAA)

Mississippi St at Florida

Players to Watch
Mississippi State: Jarrod Parks (.385 BA, 3 HR, 36 RBI)
Florida: Mike Zunino (.383 BA, 15 HR, 59 RBI)

Pitchers to Watch
Mississippi State: Caleb Reed (0-1, 1.41 ERA, 11 SV)
Florida: Hudson Randall (8-3, 2.45 ERA)

Auburn at South Carolina

Players to Watch
Auburn: Casey McElroy (.370 BA, 8 HR, 52 RBI)
South Carolina: Christian Walker (.358 BA, 9 HR, 57 RBI)

Pitchers to Watch
Auburn: Jon Luke Jacobs (1-4, 3.49 ERA)
South Carolina: Michael Roth (10-3, 1.28 ERA

Georgia at Vanderbilt

Players to Watch
Georgia: Levi Hyams (.333 BA, 4 HR, 37 RBI)
Vanderbilt: Aaron Westlake (.360 BA, 13 HR, 43 RBI)

Pitchers to Watch
Georgia: Michael Palazzone (9-3, 3.17 ERA)
Vanderbilt: Grayson Garvin (11-1, 2.32 ERA)