SEC Weekend Pitching Rotations (April 1-4); Gators shake up weekend starters

 Barry Allen   in Baseball

Auburn at Arkansas      

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

Auburn Rotation

Game 1: Sr. RHP Cody Greenhill (2-0, 1.71 ERA)

Game 2: Sr. LHP Jack Owen (0-1, 23.14 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Joseph Gonzalez (0-2, 5.28 ERA)

Arkansas Rotation

Game 1: Jr. LHP Patrick Wicklander (1-0, 2.33 ERA)

Game 2: Sr. RHP Zebulon Vermillion (2-0, 3.14 ERA)

Game 3: Gr. LHP Lael Lockhart (1-1, 2.77 ERA)

Series Notes: Arkansas has won two straight series and four of the last five series with Auburn … The Razorbacks have swept the last two series at Baum Stadium … Arkansas is 5-1 in the SEC for the fourth time in five years … Auburn is 0-6 in league play for the first time since 2013.

Ole Miss at Florida        

Thursday 8 p.m. ET (SECN); Friday 6:30 p.m. ET (SECN+); Saturday 1 p.m. ET (SECN+)

Ole Miss Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Gunnar Hoglund (3-0, 2.63 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. LHP Doug Nikhazy (2-1, 3.00 ERA)

Game 3: So. RHP Derek Diamond (3-2, 4.06 ERA)

Florida Rotation

Game 1: RHP Franco Aleman (0-1, 4.58 ERA)

Game 2: RHP Christian Scott (0-1, 1.35 ERA)

Game 3: LHP Hunter Barco (3-2, 5.58 ERA)

Series Notes: The Gators have made major changes to its pitching rotation as Tommy Mace and Jack Leftwich are not in the weekend rotation … Ole Miss is off to its best start in SEC play since 1964 … The home team was won the last six series … Ole Miss has not won in Gainesville since 2009.

Kentucky at Mississippi State   

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

Kentucky Rotation

Game 1: Fr. RHP Ryan Hagenow (1-0, 1.00 ERA)

Game 2: So. RHP Cole Stupp (3-0, 1.47 ERA)

Game 3: So. RHP Zack Lee (2-1, 3.28 ERA)

Mississippi State Rotation

Game 1: Fr. LHP Christian MacLeod (2-2, 3.33 ERA)

Game 2: Fr. RHP Will Bednar (1-0, 2.12 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Jackson Fristoe (2-2, 3.28 ERA)

Series Notes: UK head coach Nick Mingione was an assistant at Miss. State from 2009-16 … UK has won six of the last series with MSU … The Bulldogs have won five the last seven series in  Starkville.

Vanderbilt at LSU          

Thursday 6:30 p.m. CT (SECN+); Friday 8 p.m. CT (ESPN2); Saturday 2 p.m. CT (SECN+)

Vanderbilt Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Kumar Rocker (6-0, 0.73 ERA)

Game 2: So. RHP Jack Leiter (6-0, 0.25 ERA)

Game 3: So. RHP Thomas Schultz (2-2, 5.14 ERA)

LSU Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Landon Marceaux (2-2, 0.26 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. RHP Jaden Hill  (2-2, 6.35 ERA)

Game 3: Jr. RHP AJ Labas (1-0, 2.97 ERA)

Series Notes: LSU has dropped its first two SEC series for the first time since 2016 … The Tigers haven’t lost their first three SEC series since 2006 … The Commodores have won seven of the last eight series over the Tigers, including three of the last four in Baton Rouge.

Texas A&M at Missouri

Thursday 6:30 p.m. CT (SECN+); Friday 6:30 p.m. CT (SECN+); Saturday 3 p.m. CT (SECN)

Texas A&M Rotation

Game 1: Sr. LHP Dustin Saenz (4-2, 3.34 ERA)

Game 2: So. LHP Jonathan Childress (2-2, 3.38 ERA)

Game 3: Jr. LHP Chris Weber (1-0, 4.58 ERA)

Missouri Rotation

Game 1: So. RHP Spencer Miles (1-4, 6.47 ERA)

Game 2: RSo. RHP Seth Halvorsen (2-1, 7.52 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Zach Hise (0-3, 5.40 ERA)

Series Notes: Texas A&M and Missouri are former Big 12 rivals … The Aggies and Tigers are playing the fifth series as SEC members … Texas A&M won the first three series before the teams split the last series in 2019 at Blue Bell Park ... Texas A&M will be without Bryce Miller for the second straight week due to Covid-19 issues. 

Tennessee at Alabama 

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

Tennessee Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Chad Dallas (4-0, 3.90 ERA)

Game 2: Sr. LHP Will Heflin (2-1, 4.38 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Blade Tidwell (3-1, 1.91 ERA)

Alabama Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Tyler Ras (3-1, 2.81 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. RHP Dylan Smith (0-3, 2.43 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Series Notes: Tennessee is off to its best start in SEC play since 2001 and looks to match that squad for the best start in school history at 8-1 through nine games … Alabama has won three of the last four series with Tennessee … The Vols swept the Crimson Tide in the last meeting in 2018 … Tennessee has not had a series win in Tuscaloosa since 2011.

South Carolina at Georgia         

Friday 6 p.m. ET (SECN+); Saturday 2 p.m. ET (SECN+); Sunday 1 p.m. ET (SECN+)

South Carolina Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Thomas Farr (2-1, 2.94 ERA)

Game 2: Sr. RHP Brannon Jordan (2-2, 2.70 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Georgia Rotation

Game 1: Fr. LHP Luke Wagner (3-2, 2.95 ERA)

Game 2: Sr. LHP Ryan Webb (2-0, 1.59 ERA)

Game 3: So. RHP Jonathan Cannon (1-1, 3.07 ERA)    

Series Notes: Georgia has won six straight series with South Carolina; including back-to-back sweeps in 2018 and 2019 … South Carolina has not won a series at Foley Field since 2010 … In the last 20 years, there have been 11 sweeps in the series (7 by South Carolina; 4 by Georgia).