SPORTING ALERT – The following is schedule, matchups and live streaming information for the 2016 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Baseball Tournament.
This year’s tournament gets underway on 24 May and concludes on 29 May, with the action coming live from the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala.
All the live streaming action will are available on the SEC Network.
There are four games listed on the schedule for Tuesday 24 May – with No. 5 LSU taking on No. 12 Tennessee in the last game on the day, which gets going at 8 pm CT.
After a few hiccups along the way, which saw them starting with a 2-5 record in league play, the Tigers bounced back to win 17 of their last 23 SEC outings, as well as taking 11 wins from their final 12 regular season games.
LSU coach Paul Mainieri was delighted with the way his team responded during the latter part of the season and hopes it can carry over that form into the SEC Tournament and secure a place in the NCAA Tournament.
“Our team has grown so much over the past couple of months, and we’re looking certainly forward to the postseason,” Mainieri said, after his Tigers fell 6-2 to top-ranked Florida in the final game of the regular season on Saturday.
“We talked about finishing strong and winning our final 12 games of the season, and we nearly pulled it off, winning 11 in a row.
“We’ll go to the SEC Tournament, try to win as many games as we can, and put ourselves in the best possible position for the NCAA Tournament.”
Tennessee, with a little help in other matches, clinched a spot in the SEC Baseball Tournament for the third consecutive year and will start as the 12th seed.
Meanwhile, Game 1 in the tournament will see No. 6 Vanderbilt taking on No. 11 Missouri at 9:30 am.
Game 2 will see No. 7 Ole Miss battling with No. 10 Georgia, while Game 3 sees No. 8 Kentucky playing No. 9 Alabama.
On Wednesday, 25, No. 1 seed Mississippi State will play the winner of the Kentucky vs Alabama matchup, while nationally top-ranked team and SEC Tournament No. 4 seed Florida will meet the winner of the LSU v Tennessee battle.