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Alabama baseball hopes to keep momentum after sweep of Auburn

Jake Walters will get Friday start against Florida

It was difficult for Alabama fans too get overly interested in baseball as the
Southeastern Conference season began winding down. But the Crimson Tide rekindled interest with its three-game sweep of previously too-10 ranked Auburn in Auburn last weekend.
This weekend the assignment is difficult, but Bama will be home in Sewell-Thomas Stadium to host the Florida Gators and hopes that momentum from last weekend will carry over.
For the first time in several weeks Bama Coach Greg Goff has revealed his starting pitching rotation for the Friday-Sunday series.
Jake Walters returns to his Friday start with Dylan Duarte going Saturday and Nick Eicholtz pitching Sunday.
Games are at 6 p.m. CDT Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Here is this week’s SEC lineup with pitchers, beginning with the Auburn at LSU series, which starts a day early, playing Thursday-Saturday.
Thursday-Saturday
Auburn (32-18, 14-10 SEC) at LSU (32-17, 15-9 SEC)
Auburn: Thursday - Jr. LHP Andrew Mitchell (5-2, 3.21 ERA); Friday - Jr. RHP Keegan Thompson (5-3, 2.08 ERA); Saturday - So. RHP Casey Mize (6-1, 1.39 ERA)
LSU: Thursday - Jr. RHP Alex Lange (5-5, 3.27 ERA); Friday - Sr. LHP Jared Poche’ (8-3, 3.33 ERA); Saturday - Fr. RHP Eric Walker (5-1, 4.09 ERA)
Friday-Sunday
Florida (35-14, 16-8 SEC) at Alabama (19-29, 5-19 SEC)
Florida: Friday - Jr. RHP Alex Faedo (7-1, 2.42 ERA); Saturday - So. RHP Brady Singer (5-3, 2.23 ERA); Sunday - So. RHP Jackson Kowar (8-0, 3.79 ERA)
Alabama: Friday - Jr. RHP Jake Walters (5-4, 3.82 ERA); Saturday - So. LHP Dylan Duarte (2-5, 5.22 ERA); Saturday - Sr. RHP Nick Eicholtz (1-2, 5.96 ERA)
Vanderbilt (29-19, 12-11 SEC) at Arkansas (35-13, 14-9 SEC)
Vanderbilt: Friday - So. RHP Patrick Raby (8-3, 2.29 ERA); Saturday - Jr. RHP Kyle Wright (2-5, 3.35 ERA); Sunday - So. RHP Chandler Day (7-1, 3.54 ERA)            
Arkansas: Friday - Jr. RHP Trevor Stephan (5-3, 3.14 ERA); Saturday - So. RHP Blaine Knight (6-3, 3.63 ERA); Sunday - TBA
Mississippi State (32-17, 16-8 SEC) at Georgia (20-29, 7-17 SEC)
Mississippi State: Friday - So. LHP Konnor Pilkington (5-4, 3.82 ERA); Saturday - Fr. RHP Denver McQuary (2-1, 3.57 ERA); Sunday - Jr. RHP Jacob Billingsley (1-1, 4.63 ERA)
Georgia: Friday - Sr. LHP Andrew Gist (2-3, 3.75 ERA); Saturday - Jr. RHP Chase Adkins (5-6, 4.19 ERA) OR So. LHP Kevin Smith (3-5, 5.94 ERA); Sunday - TBA
Tennessee (26-19, 7-15 SEC) at Kentucky (33-16, 15-9 SEC)
Tennessee: Friday - Sr. RHP Hunter Martin (5-5, 3.15 ERA); Saturday - Fr. RHP Garrett Stallings (3-2, 2.85 ERA); Sunday - Jr. LHP Zach Warren (2-4, 5.69 ERA)
Kentucky: Friday - So. RHP Sean Hjelle (7-2, 3.46 ERA); Saturday - Jr. LHP Zach Logue (6-4, 4.41 ERA); Sunday - So. RHP Justin Lewis (6-2, 3.12 ERA)
Texas A&M (34-15, 14-10 SEC) at Ole Miss (29-20, 11-13 SEC)
Texas A&M: Friday - Jr. RHP Brigham Hill (7-3, 2.62 ERA); Saturday - Jr. RHP Corbin Martin (5-3, 3.13 ERA); Sunday - So. RHP Stephen Kolek (3-2, 3.31 ERA)
Ole Miss: Friday - So. RHP James McArthur (3-4, 3.99 ERA); Saturday - Fr. LHP Ryan Rolison (6-2, 2.19 ERA); Sunday - Jr. LHP David Parkinson (5-3, 3.66 ERA)
South Carolina (29-19, 11-13 SEC) at Missouri (29-20, 9-15 SEC)
South Carolina: Friday - Jr. RHP Wil Crowe (4-4, 3.59 ERA); Saturday - So. RHP Adam Hill (3-4, 2.82 ERA); Sunday - TBA
Missouri: Friday - Fr. LHP T.J. Sikkema (7-0, 2.39 ERA); Saturday - Jr. RHP Tanner Houck (3-7, 2.88 ERA); Sunday - Jr. RHP Bryce Montes De Oca (3-5, 3.97 ERA)


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