Opening Weekend is behind us, and the grind of the SEC Baseball season has just begun! This weekend in Oxford, we have a battle of top-ranked teams as the Tennessee Volunteers will travel to Swayze Field to take on the Ole Miss Rebels in a three-game momentum SEC Baseball series. Whoever takes the series this weekend in Oxford will have a leg up in the SEC arms race as the race turns to home towards Hoover. A series win for either Ole Miss or Tennessee would provide a clearer picture heading into the meat of the schedule.
Every game this weekend is sold out; College Baseball expects to see record-breaking attendance numbers as Tennessee and Ole Miss fans come together to cheer on their respected programs with one goal in mind to beat the breaks off of the other program.
For Ole Miss, they bring their number one in the country ranking to be tested this weekend. A series win over the Volunteers this weekend would show to the rest of the College Baseball world that Head Coach Mike Bianco and his Ole Miss Rebels are deserving of the number one ranking at this point in the season.
For Tennessee, the Volunteers have a unique opportunity to earn their position as the number one team in College Baseball with a series win over the Ole Miss Rebels.
From a matchup standpoint, both the Rebels and Volunteers provide College Baseball with a unique chance to see two of the most explosive offensive units going up against two of the best pitching rotations in Baseball. Something will have to give this weekend as both the Volunteers and Rebels dominate just about every stat category in College Baseball in all honesty; the difference could be the Swayze Crazies who often push Ole Miss past the finish line.
Ole Miss Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin. will get all the drama of the weekend started by throwing out the first pitch on Friday night, and most are expecting Kiffin to bring a golf ball to throw in honor of the chaos that happened this past October when Ole Miss defeated Tennessee in Knoxville.
Overall, College Baseball fans are in for a real treat this weekend as two of the best teams go to war to prove that their program is as good as advertised. No matter who wins the three-game set, Ole Miss and Tennessee will deliver upon being the most anticipated regular-season matchup to date.