The baseball regionals were announced yesterday and 9 of 12 (75 percent) of the league will be playing postseason baseball. While the conference was not as strong this year as it has been in the past, No. 7 LSU and No. 8 Georgia both managed to secure National Seeds and seem to represent the best SEC chances to reach Omaha. The nine teams in the tournament were far and away the most of any conference, but the two No.1 seeds were only half the ACC's four. Get a copy of the bracket here.
Speaking of LSU, their current winning streak is absolutely ridiculous. For those not into college baseball, the Bayou Bengals have pieced together an unbelievable 20-game winning streak, and have not lost a game since April 19, when they dropped a game in Athens to fall to 6-11 in conference. After tying UGA 10-10 in 12 innings on April 20, they’ve won their midweek games and swept conference series from USC, Kentucky, Mississippi State, and Auburn. If they beat a 16-32 Texas Southern team, they’ll set a new conference record for consecutive wins.
Other SEC schools still playing:
Ole Miss: Headed to Coral Gables, FL as a No. 3 to be fed to the Miami Hurricanes
Kentucky: An 18-0 start turned into a No. 3 seed in Ann Arbor
South Carolina: I like the Gamecock’s chances in Raleigh
Arkansas: The Palo Alto Regional consists of No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Pepperdine, No. 4 UC-Davis, and the No. 3 Hogs. Losing that season-ending series to the last place MSU Bulldogs really put a damper on the season
Florida: Gators are visiting their good friends in Tallahassee in what should be a not-so-friendly atmosphere as the Noles’ p*nis envy tends to shine in matchups with the Gators
Alabama: The Tide head to an overlooked and underrated Coastal Carolina Regional that could get ugly
Vanderbilt: The ‘Dores have enough talent to play with anyone in the country. Tempe should be one of the most entertaining Regionals this year