Everything’s been stated that in the SEC, “it just means more,” which has enraged supporters of the Big Ten and the other Power Five conferences. The issue is, no matter how much you Ohio State and Michigan haters don’t want to accept it, it’s real. Take, for example, this Auburn Tigers fan who was in attendance at Wednesday’s SEC Baseball Tournament game against Alabama and Arkansas. However, based on what he was wearing, you wouldn’t guess he was an Auburn supporter. Despite the fact that Tennessee wasn’t participating in the game, our buddy Jeff was dressed out in full Tennessee attire from head to toe.
THE CITY OF HOOVER, ALBERTA – One of these days, new LSU baseball coach Jay Johnson will get to play in the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. After being forced back from Wednesday due to rain and again Thursday morning due to weather, the No. 4 seeded Tigers (37-18) will play No. 12 seed Kentucky (31-24) in the third game on Thursday?
The game between No. 2 seed Texas A&M (35-17) and No. 7 seed Florida (36-20) was supposed to start at 10:30 a.m. eastern time on Thursday, but weather forced it to be postponed until 3:48 p.m. No. 1 seed Tennessee (49-7) and No. 8 seed Vanderbilt (36-19) will try to play in a night game if there isn’t any additional rain on the way. The LSU-Kentucky game would thereafter be played at a very late hour. The fourth game on Thursday was a loser’s bracket matchup between No. 3 seed Arkansas (38-17) and the loser of the Texas A&M-Florida game, which was rescheduled for Friday.
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Tennessee may opt out of their SEC Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament this week in Hoover, Alabama, and still obtain one of the top eight national seeds. The Volunteers (49-7, 25-5 SEC champions) will be able to host an NCAA Regional (June 3-6) as well as an NCAA Super Regional (if they proceed) (June 10-13)
The Super Regional champions will compete in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska (June 16-27). On Monday, May 30, the top eight seeds, 16 NCAA Regional host locations, and 64-team field will be revealed.
Tennessee will play in the SEC Tournament at 5:30 p.m. eastern time Wednesday on the SEC Network, after sweeping LSU at home in the Super Regional last year before going 0-for-2 in the CWS. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Vols will face the winner of game three between No. 8 seed Vanderbilt (35-19, 14-16) and No. 9 seed Ole Miss (32-21, 14-16).
Following a 35-minute rain delay, the tournament began at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday at the 10,800-seat Hoover Metropolitan Stadium with No. 6 seed Georgia (35-20, 15-15) taking on No. 11 seed Alabama (29-25, 12-17).
At roughly 2:30 p.m., No. 7 seed Florida (35-20, 15-15) and No. 10 seed South Carolina (27-27, 14-16) will face off. At roughly 6 p.m., No. 8 seed Vanderbilt (35-19, 14-16) takes on No. 9 seed Ole Miss (32-21, 14-16), with No. 5 Auburn (37-18, 16-13) and No. 12 Kentucky (30-24, 12-18) following.
All Tuesday games are single elimination, followed by a double-elimination format from Wednesday through Friday, followed by single elimination semifinals and finals on Saturday and Sunday. The SEC Network will broadcast all games until the championship game on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Despite the fact that Alabama is only 50 minutes away, expect Tennessee to bring as many supporters as any other team, with the exception of No. 4 seed LSU (37-18, 16-13), which has a habit of taking over the town. The Tigers face the winner of the Auburn-Kentucky game from Tuesday night’s late game in the late game on Wednesday.
At 10:30 a.m., No. 3 seed Arkansas (38-16, 18-12) will face the winner of Georgia-Alabama, while No. 2 seed Texas A&M (35-17, 19-11) will face the winner of Florida-South Carolina at 2:00 p.m.