SEC Tourney Capsules

The Vanderbilt Commodores will face rival Tennessee in game 1 of the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament on Tuesday (9:30 am) in Hoover. Here's a look at all 12 teams that made the tournament along with the tourney bracket.

#1 Florida


Record: 37-19 (21-9 SEC)
RPI: 2
Team ERA: 3.34
OPP ERA: 3.98
Team BA: .268
OPP BA: .254
Notable series wins: LSU, @USC, @ALA
Head scratchers: @UK
Remarks: Mediocre team ERA plus mediocre batting average equals 21 SEC wins. That's great coaching.

#2 Ole Miss


Record: 40-16 (19-11 SEC)
RPI: 13
Team ERA: 2.73
OPP ERA: 5.13
Team BA: .304
OPP BA: .247
Notable series wins: @MSU
Head scratchers: Swept @ALA
Remarks: SEC West champion took advantage of favorable schedule.

#3 LSU


Record: 40-14 (17-11 SEC)
RPI: 16
Team ERA: 2.51
OPP ERA: 5.31
Team BA: .281
OPP BA: .220
Notable series wins: @OM
Head scratchers: @TAM
Remarks: Tigers benefited from one "tie" game and another cancelled game to earn bye.

#4 South Carolina


Record: 42-14 (18-12 SEC)
RPI: 8
Team ERA: 2.15
OPP ERA: 4.57
Team BA: .283
OPP BA: .223
Notable series wins: @VU
Head scratchers: @UGA, @UK
Remarks: Another well-coached program that usually finishes strong.

#5 Mississippi State


Record: 35-20 (18-12 SEC)
RPI: 31
Team ERA: 2.85
OPP ERA: 4.28
Team BA: .271
OPP BA: .240
Notable series wins: @ALA
Head scratchers: TAM
Remarks: Close, 2-1, loss to Bama on Saturday cost Dogs a bye.

#6 Vanderbilt


Record: 40-16 (17-13 SEC)
RPI: 6
Team ERA: 2.53
OPP ERA: 4.77
Team BA: .281
OPP BA: .203
Notable series wins: LSU, @UF
Head scratchers: @TEN, TAM
Remarks: 'Dores hope to ride strong pitching through SEC-T.

#7 Arkansas


Record: 35-21 (16-14 SEC)
RPI: 42
Team ERA: 2.41
OPP ERA: 4.96
Team BA: .267
OPP BA: .206
Notable series wins: USC, VU
Head scratchers: AUB
Remarks: Season ending sweep at Mizzou helped Hawgs gain a better seed.

#8 Alabama


Record: 34-21 (15-14 SEC)
RPI: 24
Team ERA: 3.22
OPP ERA: 4.73
Team BA: .279
OPP BA: .228
Notable series wins: OM, UK
Head scratchers: None
Remarks: The Tide started conference slate strong but fizzled as schedule grew tougher.

#9 Kentucky


Record: 32-22 (14-16 SEC)
RPI: 22
Team ERA: 4.04
OPP ERA: 6.66
Team BA: .304
OPP BA: .272
Notable series wins: USC, UF
Head scratchers: MIZ
Remarks: A.J. Reed leads the SEC in home runs with 23.

#10 Texas A&M


Record: 33-23 (14-16 SEC)
RPI: 37
Team ERA: 3.57
OPP ERA: 4.62
Team BA: .287
OPP BA: .262
Notable series wins: @VU, @MSU, UF, LSU
Head scratchers: @AUB, @UGA
Remarks: The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of SEC? Which one will show up in Hoover?

#11 Tennessee


Record: 31-22 (12-18 SEC)
RPI: 46
Team ERA: 3.43
OPP ERA: 4.65
Team BA: .276
OPP BA: .242
Notable series wins: VU
Head scratchers: AUB
Remarks: Improved Vol team will face rival Vandy is first game of SEC-T.

#12 Georgia


Record: 26-28 (11-18 SEC)
RPI: 56
Team ERA: 4.33
OPP ERA: 3.90
Team BA: .256
OPP BA: .267
Notable series wins: TAM, USC
Head scratchers: None
Remarks: Bulldogs scratched, clawed and bit their way to the SEC Tourney.
SEC Tournament Bracket
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