SEC weekend pitching matchups (April 29-May 2)

 Barry Allen   in Baseball

Here are Southeastern Conference pitching matchups for the seventh weekend of league play.



SEC Baseball Weekend Pitching Matchups – April 29-May 2

 Auburn at Georgia

Thursday 7 p.m. ET (SECN); Friday 7 p.m. ET (SECN+); Saturday Noon ET (SECN)

Auburn Rotation

Game 1: Sr. LHP Jack Owen (1-2, 6.04 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. RHP Richard Fitts (0-3, 7.82 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Georgia Rotation

Game 1: Sr. LHP Ryan Webb (2-3, 3.42 ERA)

Game 2: So. RHP Jonathan Cannon (2-2, 4.25 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Series Notes:  Another opportunity for Georgia to improve its post-season  status … After starting 3-6 in SEC play, Georgia is 6-3 in its last three series with three straight series wins over Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Missouri … Auburn has not won an SEC series this season and lost seven straight dating back to 2019 … The Tigers have dominated the series of late, winning three of the last four series and five of the last seven series with Georgia.

Kentucky at Tennessee

Thursday 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU); Friday 6:30 p.m. ET (SECN+); Saturday 1 p.m. ET (SECN+)

Kentucky Rotation

Game 1: So. RHP Cole Stupp (4-3, 3.18 ERA)

Game 2: TBA            

Game 3: So. RHP Zack Lee (4-3, 4.07 ERA)

Tennessee Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Chad Dallas (6-1, 3.62 ERA)

Game 2: Sr. LHP Will Heflin (2-1, 3.83 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Blade Tidwell (4-2, 4.26 ERA)

Series Notes: Tennessee is seeking its third straight series win over Kentucky … Neither team has won three consecutive series over the other since the Vols won four straight from 1992-95 … Over the last 24 years, Tennessee has 12 series win and UK has 12 series wins … The Vols are seeking their sixth SEC series win of the season … UT has not won six SEC series since 2005 … UK is hoping to build on the momentum of its series win over Alabama last week in Lexington.

Missouri at Alabama

Friday 6 p.m. CT (SECN+); Saturday 2 p.m. CT (SECN); Sunday 11 a.m. CT (SECN)

Missouri Rotation

Game 1: RSo. RHP Seth Halvorsen (4-2, 6.24 ERA)

Game 2: So. RHP Spencer Miles (1-6, 7.25 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Zach Hise (0-6, 7.28 ERA)

Alabama Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Tyler Ras (6-1, 3.90 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. RHP Dylan Smith (0-5, 3.34 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Series Notes: Missouri has lost three straight SEC series … Alabama is coming off a road series loss at Kentucky … The Crimson Tide was outscored 16-2 in the Sunday double header and managed only one hit in the 11-0 loss in the finale … Alabama is 5-1 in SEC openers … Alabama and Missouri have split the previous four series, with both winning two series apiece … Missouri swept Alabama in its last trip to Tuscaloosa in 2017.

Arkansas at LSU               

Friday 6 p.m. CT (SECN); Saturday 6:30 p.m. CT (SECN+); Sunday 2 p.m. CT (SECN+)

Arkansas Rotation

Game 1: Jr. LHP Patrick Wicklander (2-1, 2.20 ERA)

Game 2: So. RHP Peyton Pallette (1-2, 3.98 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

LSU Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Landon Marceaux (4-3, 2.10 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. RHP AJ Labas (3-0, 3.15 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Series Notes: Arkansas’ 13-5 league mark matches its best record since 2010 ... Arkansas has won all six series this season and  seeking its fourth road series victory, a feat not accomplished since 2015 … Florida is the last team to open with seven straight overall series triumphs in 2018 (won first nine), including four consecutive road series victories … Mississippi State was the last team to win all five road series back in 2016 … LSU sits at 6-12 for the first time since 2006 … Arkansas’ series victory in 2019 snapped a seven-series win streak by LSU … The Tigers have dominated this series, winning 23 of 28 series, since the Razorbacks joined the league in 1992 … Arkansas is seeking to win back-to-back series for the first time against LSU ... The Hogs have won only one series in Baton Rouge and that came in 2004 with an Arkansas sweep.

Vanderbilt at Florida     

Friday 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU); Saturday 6:30 p.m. ET (SECN+); Sunday 3 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Vanderbilt Rotation

Game 1: So. RHP Kumar Rocker (9-1, 1.55 ERA

Game 2: So. RHP Jack Leiter (7-1, 1.49 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Florida Rotation

Game 1: So. RHP Franco Aleman (1-1, 3.50 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. RHP Tommy Mace (4-0, 4.00 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. LHP Hunter Barco (6-2, 4.73 ERA)

Series Notes: Vanderbilt, which has been tied or held sole possession of the top spot in the SEC standings for the last four weeks, puts its impressive six road-series winning streak on the line in Gainesville … The Commodores have two road sweeps this season (Missouri & LSU) … Their 13-5 league mark is its best since starting 16-2 in 2013 … Florida has quietly crept back into the mix for a top-four seed in the SEC Tournament …The Gators have won their last two series and are 6-1 in their last seven conference games following a 5-6 beginning … Florida has triumphed in four of the last five series over Vanderbilt and seven of the last 10 … The Commodores are seeking their first series win in Gainesville since 2014.

South Carolina at Ole Miss         

Friday 6:30 p.m. CT (SECN+); Saturday 6 p.m. CT (SECN); Sunday 11:30 a.m. CT (SECN+)

South Carolina Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Thomas Farr (2-4, 3.36 ERA)

Game 2: Sr. RHP Brannon Jordan (4-2, 3.04 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Will Sanders (6-2, 2.70 ERA)

Ole Miss Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Gunnar Hoglund (3-2, 2.73 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. LHP Doug Nikhazy (4-2, 1.81 ERA)

Game 3: So. RHP Drew McDaniel (4-0, 4.15 ERA)

Series Notes:  Ole Miss has lost four straight SEC series … South Carolina saw its four-series win streak snapped last weekend by Arkansas … South Carolina and Ole Miss are meeting for the fourth time in the last nine seasons … The Gamecocks have won the last three series and six of the last seven over the Rebels … The Gamecocks recorded a sweep on its last trip to Oxford in 2016 … The Rebels have won four of the last six series at Swayze Field.

Texas A&M at Mississippi State

Friday 6:30 p.m. CT (SECN+); Saturday 2 p.m. CT (SECN+); Sunday 2 p.m. CT (SECN)

Texas A&M Rotation

Game 1: Sr. LHP Dustin Saenz (5-5, 3.97 ERA)

Game 2: Sr. RHP Bryce Miller (2-1, 3.82 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Nathan Dettmer (3-1, 3.59 ERA)

Mississippi State Rotation

Game 1: Fr. RHP Christian MacLeod (3-3, 3.40 ERA)

Game 2: Fr. RHP Will Bednar (3-1, 3.32 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Jackson Fristoe (3-3, 4.54 ERA)

Series Notes: Texas A&M, which is seeking its first road series win, has lost its last four series, posting a 2-9 game mark in its last 11 SEC contests … Mississippi State has four series victories under its belt, while posting its best league mark since the 2017 squad started 13-5 … he Bulldogs are 9-3 in their last 12 conference games and are 5-1 in their last six home series dating back to 2019 … Texas A&M has won four of the seven series since joining the SEC, including going 3-0 in Starkville.