SEC Baseball: News, Notes, and Divisional Rankings


The conclusion of week five action changed little in the landscape of SEC baseball as all favorites entering the weekend won their individual series.

The only noteworthy movement in the divisional standings was South Carolina climbing from fourth in the SEC East to third with Tennessee dropping to fifth.

Florida could not gain ground on Kentucky in the SEC East as both teams won their series 2-1.

Arkansas maintained second place in the SEC West after dropping their series to Kentucky. The Razorbacks hold on second place in their division was helped by Auburn, Mississippi State and Alabama losing their series.

LSU extended their SEC West lead to three games over the Razorbacks after sweeping Bama.

The Ole Miss vs. Georgia series ended 1-1 after Sunday’s game was cancelled.

SEC Thursday Night Game of the Week

Tennessee at Mississippi State

SEC Series: April 12-15

No. 18 Ole Miss at Georgia 3-6 and 8-3 (Georgia won game one of series)

No. 7 Florida at Tennessee 3-1, 4-5, and 8-1 (series won by Florida)

Mississippi State at No. 10 South Carolina 7-6, 5-3, and 6-4

No. 3 Kentucky at No. 11 Arkansas 7-8, 5-4, and 2-1 (series won by Kentucky)

Alabama at No. 5 LSU 10-2, 7-1, and 5-1 (series won by LSU)

Auburnat Vanderbilt 5-4, 2-5, and 11-2 (series won by Vanderbilt)

SEC Players of the Week

The SEC awarded Florida Gators left handed pitcher and designated hitter Brian Johnson player of the week for week five. Johnson hit .500 against Tennessee(6-12) and knocked in 6 of the 12 runs scored against the Vols.

SEC pitcher of the week was awarded to LSU pitcher Ryan Eades. Eades worked 7.1 innings against Alabama giving up one run on two hits. He walked four and struck out five.

SEC East (Overall Record, SEC Record)

Kentucky 32-5, 11-4

Florida 28-8, 9-6

South Carolina 27-10, 8-7

Georgia 22-14, 7-8

Tennessee 21-15, 7-8

Vanderbilt 16-20, 6-9

SEC West (Overall Record, SEC Record)

LSU 30-7, 11-4

Arkansas 25-10, 8-7

Ole Miss 24-12, 7-8

Auburn19-16, 7-8

Mississippi State 21-15, 5-10

Alabama 13-23, 4-11

*All records and divisional standings are through April 15.