HOOVER, Ala. – The 2019 SEC Baseball Tournament continues with the semi-final games at Hoover Met. Stadium in Alabama on Saturday with No. 1 seed Vanderbilt among the teams in action.
The pair of fixtures will see defending SEC Baseball Tournament champion and current No. 7 seed Ole Miss taking on No. 3 seed Georgia in the first game, while the top-seeded Vanderbilt will battle against No. 5 LSU in the second encounter.
Live on the SEC Network, WatchESPN and ESPN3 at 2:00 pm ET, Ole Miss will aim to play in the championship game for a second successive year when they lock horns with Georgia.
The Rebels moved into the semi-finals after coming from behind to eliminate Arkansas 3-2 on Friday.
Ole Miss trailed for the entirety of the game, but stepped up in the bottom of the eighth inning and plated two runs to advance.
Meanwhile, the seeded Bulldogs, who beat No. 6 seed Texas A&M and the Razorbacks so far in the SEC Baseball Tournament, enter this meeting full of confidence and will be hoping to stay undefeated.
With Thursday’s 3-1 win over Arkansas, Georgia extended its winning streak to six games and are 44-14 overall on the season.
“It was a well-played game by both teams and the starting pitchers did a good job. Connor Tate gave us some life with another big pinch-hit RBI-double and Patrick Sullivan had a huge at bat to give the lead,” said Ike Cousins head coach Scott Stricklin.
“Those two hits gave us some momentum, and our bullpen took over. That’s the best Ryan Webb has been, and that’s a good sign because we lost him for about six weeks during the season. He didn’t’ want to come out, and we went to Aaron Schunk and he closed it out. “
In the meantime, LSU will be looking to get the better of top seed Vanderbilt when the two powerhouses clash in the second semi-final game at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The Tigers impressively posted a 12-2 win over the third-ranked Mississippi State to advance.
LSU, which improved its overall record to 37-23 on the second, is reaching the SEC Baseball Tournament semi-finals for the seventh-straight year.
The 2017 champions will need to be at their best when coming up against a Vanderbilt team, which stifled Mississippi State’s offense on Thursday to secure a 1-0 win to advance.
The victory saw the Commodores improving to 47-10 on the season overall, while securing their 20th win in the last 21 games.
Vanderbilt is the SEC regular-season champion.