SEC weekend pitching rotations (May 20-22)

 Barry Allen   in Baseball

SEC Baseball Pitching Matchups (May 20-22)

Mississippi State at Alabama    

Thursday 6 p.m. CT (SECN+); Friday 6 p.m. CT (SECN+); Saturday 1 p.m. CT (SECN+)

Mississippi State Rotation

Game 1: Fr. LHP Christian MacLeod (4-3, 3.20 ERA)

Game 2: Fr. RHP Will Bednar (5-2, 3.33 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Alabama Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Tyler Ras (6-3, 5.40 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. RHP Dylan Smith (1-6, 3.74 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Series Notes: Mississippi State is one of five teams with a mathematical chance to win SEC Championship heading into final weekend … Alabama is one of four SEC teams fighting to get in the NCAA Tournament … MSU dropped  home series to last-place Missouri last weekend … Alabama dropped a road series at LSU, who is one of the four teams hoping to get into the NCAA Tournament … Mississippi State has won the last four series with Alabama, and seven of the last eight … Alabama won six straight series with MSU from 2006-11 … Alabama has not won a home series with Miss. State since 2010.

Florida at Arkansas       

Thursday 6 p.m. CT (SECN); Friday 7 p.m. CT (SECN); Saturday 2 p.m. CT (SECN+)

Florida Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Tommy Mace (5-0, 4.40 ERA)

Game 2: Fr. LHP Hunter Barco (9-2, 4.13 ERA)

Game 3: So. RHP Franco Aleman (1-3, 5.26 ERA)

Arkansas Rotation

Game 1: Jr. LHP Patrick Wicklander (4-1, 1.93 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. RHP Caleb Bolden (2-0, 4.67 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Series Notes: Arkansas is looking to clinch the outright SEC Championship this weekend at Baum Stadium … Florida still has a mathematical chance at winning the SEC Championship and the SEC Eastern Division … Arkansas has won all nine SEC series this season looks to join the 2013 Vanderbilt Commodores to win all 10 SEC series … Florida is 12-4 in its last 16 SEC games and has won five straight series … The Gators are seeking a top four seed at the SEC Tournament for the sixth time in the last seven years … Arkansas is seeking its fourth consecutive top four seed in the SEC Tournament.

Auburn at Missouri       

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. LHP Jack Owen (1-4, 5.62 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. RHP Richard Fitts (0-3, 7.29 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Missouri Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Jacob Kush (2-2, 4.68 ERA)

Game 2: RSo. RHP Seth Halvorsen (4-2, 6.47 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Series Notes:  Auburn and Missouri are among the four teams fighting to get into the SEC Tournament … Auburn is coming off a home series win over Texas A&M … It was the Tigers second SEC series win of the season and first home series win … Missouri recorded a huge series win at Mississippi State … The Tigers have won two SEC series this season, including one at home (Texas A&M) and one on the road (Miss. State) … Auburn is looking to make its fourth SEC Tournament appearance, matching its longest streak since 2010-13 … Missouri is looking for its fifth straight SEC Tournament berth … Missouri has won all four of the previous series with Auburn.

Ole Miss at Georgia      

Thursday 7 p.m. ET (SECN+); Friday 7 p.m. ET (SECN); Saturday 2 p.m. ET (SECN)

Ole Miss Rotation

Game 1: Jr. LHP Doug Nikhazy (7-2, 2.43 ERA)

Game 2: So. RHP Derek Diamond (3-4, 5.50 ERA)

Game 3: So. RHP Drew McDaniel (4-0, 5.23 ERA)

Georgia Rotation

Game 1: Fr. LHP Luke Wagner (3-3, 4.98 ERA)

Game 2: Fr. LHP Liam Sullivan (1-1, 4.20 ERA)

Game 3: TBA

Series Notes: Ole Miss still has a mathematical chance at winning the SEC Western Division, but needs some help … Ole Miss is seeking an 18-win SEC season for the third time in the last five years … Ole Miss won two of three with Vanderbilt last weekend in Oxford … Georgia is 3-8 in its last 11 games … The Bulldogs have lost three straight SEC series … Ole Miss is making its ninth straight SEC Tournament appearance, the longest stretch in school history …Georgia is making fifth consecutive SEC Tournament appearance, their longest stretch since making six straight from 1985-90 … Ole Miss has won the last three series with Georgia.

Kentucky at Vanderbilt

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

Kentucky Rotation

Game 1: So. RHP Cole Stupp (4-5, 4.98 ERA)

Game 2: TBA

Game 3: TBA

Vanderbilt Rotation

Game 1: So. RHP Kumar Rocker (11-2, 2.44 ERA)

Game 2: So. RHP Jack Leiter (8-2, 2.05 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Patrick Reilly (4-2, 4.68 ERA)

Series Notes: Vanderbilt can still win the outright SEC Championship and Eastern Division title … After starting the season with an 8-1 SEC record, Vanderbilt is 9-8 in its last 17 SEC games … Vanderbilt is making its 15th consecutive SEC Tournament appearance and is the defending champion. The Commodores are looking to lock up a top four seed in the tournament for the second straight season, something it has never done … Kentucky has lost its last three series and five straight SEC games for the second time this season … Kentucky returns to the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2018 which gives its eight appearances in the last nine seasons … The Commodores have won nine of the last 10 series with the Wildcats … Vandy has won the last five series with UK in Nashville.

LSU at Texas A&M        

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

LSU Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Landon Marceaux (6-4, 2.15 ERA)

Game 2: TBA

Game 3: TBA

Texas A&M Rotation

Game 1: Sr. LHP Dustin Saenz (5-6, 4.60 ERA)

Game 2: TBA

Game 3: TBA

Series Notes: LSU is play for spot in both the SEC Tournament and NCAA Regionals … Texas A&M has made every SEC Tournament since joining the league in 2013, but that streak is in jeopardy this season … LSU has its first losing season since conference play since 2011 which was the last time it did not reach the SEC Tournament … Texas A&M has lost six of its last seven series … A&M has two home series wins over Georgia and Ole Miss … Texas A&M has won three of the last four series over LSU and four of seven since joining the SEC in 2013 … The Aggies have won the last three home series over the Tigers.

Tennessee at South Carolina     

Thursday 7 p.m. ET (SECN+); Friday 7 p.m. ET (SECN+); Saturday 12 p.m. ET (SECN)

Tennessee Rotation

Game 1: Jr. RHP Chad Dallas (8-1, 4.25 ERA)

Game 2: Sr. LHP Will Heflin (2-2, 4.20 ERA)

Game 3: Fr. RHP Blade Tidwell (6-3, 3.60 ERA)

South Carolina Rotation

Game 1: Sr. RHP Brannon Jordan (5-4, 3.66 ERA)

Game 2: Jr. RHP Brett Kerry (4-1, 1.80 ERA)

Game 3: Jr. RHP Thomas Farr (3-5, 3.68 ERA)

Series Notes: Tennessee is still in line win the outright SEC Championship and SEC Eastern Division title … The Volunteers have won all four road series, something they had not done since 2001 … They have never gone 5-0 in road series … Tennessee is making back-to-back SEC Tournament appearances since making three straight from 2014-16 … South Carolina posted its second SEC series sweep last weekend by beating Kentucky in Lexington …The Gamecocks have won four consecutive games since dropping six straight. … The Gamecocks are making their league record 24th consecutive SEC Tournament appearance … South Carolina has won 11 of the last 13 series over Tennessee, including an eight-series win streak from 2007-14 … The Gamecocks have swept the Volunteers in seven of the last 10 series … UT has not won a series in Columbia since 2006.