SEC Weekend Headlines

Corey GautreauxSenior Analyst IApril 21, 2009

Four of the six weekend series ended with a rubber-match on Sunday.

Ole Miss won their series against Florida with victories on Friday and Sunday.  The win moved Ole Miss up six spots to No. 11 in the Baseball America Top 25 Poll.

South Carolina also won their series over Auburn with victories on Friday and Sunday.  The Gamecocks improved to 9-9 in SEC play, while Auburn dropped to 8-10.

Georgia failed to sweep their weekend series in Athens against the Arkansas Razorbacks, despite winning both Friday and Saturday games.  The Bulldogs remained at No. 8 in Baseball America, while the Razorbacks dropped one spot to No. 12.  Georgia still leads the overall SEC standings with a one-and-one-half game lead over LSU.

LSU lost their first SEC series dating back to last year with a series home loss against Tennessee.  Despite winning game one at 18-3, the Tigers failed to heat up the bats again in the series. 

It was the first SEC series win this year for Tennessee, and only their fourth and fifth win in SEC play for the season.  The Tigers dropped five spots from No. 1 to No. 6 in the latest Baseball America poll.

Alabama stormed back into the top 25 with a weekend sweep of Vanderbilt in Nashville.  The Tide made their reappearance at No. 22 to hold the longest current win streak in the SEC at three games.

Kentucky won their Friday and Sunday games to win the series against Mississippi State.  The Bulldogs remain last in the SEC West at 6-12.


Current SEC Standings


1.       Georgia (13-5)

2.       Florida (10-8)

3.       South Carolina (9-9)

4.       Vanderbilt (7-10)

5.       Kentucky (6-12)

6.       Tennessee (5-13)



1.       Arkansas (11-6)

2.       LSU (11-7)

3.       Ole Miss (11-7)

4.       Alabama (10-8)

5.       Auburn (8-10)

6.       Mississippi State (6-12)


SEC Player of the Week

P.J. Polk, Tennessee: Went eight of 16, three doubles, and six RBI.


SEC Pitcher of the Week

Brett Eibner, Arkansas: Pitched a one-hit shutout at Georgia on Sunday.


SEC Freshman of the Week

Chad Wright, Kentucky: Went 11 of 20, scored ten runs, two doubles, one triple, one homer, and three RBI.


This Week in SEC Baseball

Tuesday (Apr. 21)

Arkansas at Oral Roberts  
Samford at Auburn  
Florida at Florida Gulf Coast  
Kennesaw State at Georgia  
Ohio State at Kentucky
SE Louisiana at LSU
Arkansas Little-Rock at Ole Miss  
MTSU at Mississippi State  
South Carolina at USC Upstate  
East Tennessee State at Tennessee  
Vanderbilt at Austin Peay  


Wednesday (Apr. 22)

Alabama at South Alabama
USF at Florida
Georgia at Jacksonville State
Evansville at Kentucky
LSU vs. UL-Lafayette  
Ole Miss at Southern Miss
MTSU at Mississippi State  
Clemson at South Carolina
Vanderbilt at Louisville


Weekend Series

Kentucky at Alabama  
Arkansas at Tennessee
Auburn at LSU  
South Carolina at Florida  
Georgia at Ole Miss  
Mississippi State at Vanderbilt