A summer tradition unlike any other in the South, the SEC Baseball Tournament gets underway on Tuesday morning at the Hoover Met. Like years prior, this year’s SEC Baseball Tournament is expected to provide College Baseball fans with a once and a lifetime opportunity to witness the most magical Baseball action just shy of the big leagues.
Heading into the SEC Tournament, Tennessee is the clear-cut favorite to win the SEC Tournament, but a few teams like Texas A&M, LSU, and Arkansas are all lurking closely behind, waiting for the chance to strike.
However, with a league like the Southeastern Conference combined with the magic of the Hoover Met, predicting what will happen this week is almost impossible to do. Coming into the SEC Tournament this week, all twelve programs have issues, but all have a legitimate chance to win an SEC Championship this week.
Starting at the bottom, you have two programs in Kentucky and Alabama that had to make a deal with lady luck herself to secure their bids to the SEC Tournament.
Alabama dominated Arkansas last weekend in Tuscaloosa by scoring 29 runs. Alabama will face Georgia on Tuesday morning at 9:30 local time. The winner will advance to play Arkansas on Wednesday morning at 9:30.
Kentucky defeated Auburn this past weekend, taking two games to secure the Wildcats’ bid to the SEC Tournament. Kentucky will open their SEC Tournament slate late Tuesday night as the Wildcats take on the Auburn Tigers.
Around the rest of the Tournament on Tuesday, you will have the Ole Miss Rebels facing off with the Vanderbilt Commodores with the first-pitch time of 4:30.
Following the Georgia and Alabama game, SEC fans will have the pleasure of watching Florida take the dirt against South Carolina in the matchup that will determine who plays the LSU Tigers on Wednesday. Both South Carolina and Flordia played last weekend, with the Gators taking the series in Gainesville.
The SEC Tournament at the Hoover Met is always a magical time for Baseball fans to celebrate life and enjoy the excitement of College Baseball at the highest level possible. This week in Hoover will showcase SEC Baseball like never before.