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SEC BASEBALL STOCK EXCHANGE WEEK 6


Week six saw Kentucky and Auburn pulled off pivotal series wins. Vandy, Florida, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss also had series victories. Here's a look at our week 6 SEC Baseball stock exchange.

STOCK PRICE HIGH

MISSISSIPPI STATE- Mission accomplished for the Bulldogs. Sweeps are like gold in SEC baseball and State needed to take advantage of the opportunity against the struggling Crimson Tide. The sweep included two close 1-run victories but a win is a win. State will host Auburn this weekend.

KENTUCKY- Kentucky continues to lead the league in hitting still batting over .300 as a team. The Wildcats took two out of three games from a storied LSU program. UK travels to South Carolina this weekend and should continue to roll.

AUBURN- Auburn has been a pretty average batting team all season but has come up with timely hits. However, against Arkansas the Tigers' bats were blazing. Josh Anthony led the way batting .688 (11-for-16) for the week with three doubles, one homer, and nine RBIs.

ARKANSAS- The Razorbacks lost a tough road series to Auburn but the Hog's season is far from over. They'll likely be a national seed. This week they host Ole Miss and get a mid-week game with Kansas State in Kansas City, not too far to drive for Razorback fans.

FLORIDA- The Gators pulled off a tough home series against South Carolina, two games to one. The key was a 1-0 victory on Thursday night in the first game. Gator pitcher Alex Faedo struck out nine in 8 2/3 innings to lead the way.

TEXAS A&M- You've got to tip your hat to the Aggies. They were sitting at 1-5 just six games into the conference slate. They've won four straight series since that slow start, including series wins over Auburn and LSU. They are dead-on course for another NCAA bid.

LSU- LSU lost a road series to a good Kentucky team but they at least avoided being swept by pulling off a win in the second game on Friday, 4-3. Good teams have bad weekends but they generally avoid being swept, which can be disastrous to a team's season.

STOCK PRICE SO-SO

SOUTH CAROLINA- The Gamecocks lost a series at Florida but they competed tooth and nail with the Gators. The hard luck 'Cocks have now lost four straight series, two games to one. Each of those series has featured a 1-run loss for USC. They host Kentucky this weekend and might just shock the world.

OLE MISS- After dropping the Friday night contest to Mizzou, 9-3, the Rebs won two straight to take the series. Ole Miss has a tough remaining schedule with trips to Arkansas (this weekend), Florida and Auburn. They'll face much improved Texas A&M in Oxford the next to last series of the season.

VANDERBILT- Vandy won two out of three at Georgia to make it back to .500 (9-9). After several tough conference series in the first part of SEC play, they'll have a very favorable schedule to finish the season. This weekend rival Tennessee visits Nashville.

MISSOURI- The Tiger's 2-1 series loss to Ole Miss puts them in an 8-10 conference hole. To make the NCAA they need two or three series wins including at least one sweep, along with a SEC Tournament run. They have the talent to do that.

STOCK PRICE LOW

GEORGIA- The Bulldogs are a young team and will do a lot of on-the-job learning the next four weeks. You see they have series with Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State and South Carolina coming up. An achievable goal for the Bulldogs would be to win at least one game of each series and win one of the series.

TENNESSEE- At Texas A&M the Vols lost close games on Friday (2-1) and Saturday (3-1) but were resilient enough to pull off a 5-3 victory on Sunday. The Vols travel to Nashville to face rival Vandy this weekend. UT needs some wins down the stretch to earn a conference tournament berth.

ALABAMA- Crimson Tide baseball is the inverse of Alabama football. One is a powerhouse and the other, well, like an outhouse. Bama has series with LSU, Auburn, Florida and Vandy coming up so it doesn't look good for 2017. Greg Goff, in his first season, needs time to bring in some horses to get the job done in Tuscaloosa. He's got the knowledge for the job but magic wands aren't real. It'll take some time.

SEC BASEBALL SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

All times eastern

Tuesday, April 25
Jacksonville State at Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 7 p.m. | SECN+
Troy at Auburn Auburn, Ala. 7 p.m. | SECN+
Georgia at Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Missouri at Missouri State Springfield, Mo. 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
A&M Corpus Christi at Texas A&M College Station, Texas 7:30 p.m. | SECN+
Arkansas vs. Kansas State Kansas City, Mo. 7 p.m. | CST
Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State Pearl, Miss. 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
LSU at Tulane New Orleans, La. 8 p.m. | CBS Sports Network

Wednesday, April 26
Tennessee vs. ETSU Kodak, Tenn. 6 p.m.
Xavier at Kentucky Lexington, Ky. 7 p.m. | SEC Network

Thursday, April 27
Ole Miss at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. 7 p.m. | SEC Network
LSU at Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Friday, April 28
LSU at Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 7 p.m. | SECN+
Ole Miss at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. 7 p.m. | SEC Network
Florida at Georgia Athens, Ga. 7 p.m. | SECN+
Kentucky at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 7 p.m. | SECN+
Auburn at Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. 7:30 p.m. | SECN+
Texas A&M at Missouri Columbia, Mo. 7:30 p.m. | SECN+
Tennessee at Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. 7:30 p.m. | SECN+

Saturday, April 29
Florida at Georgia Athens, Ga. 2 p.m. | SECN+
LSU at Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 3 p.m. | SECN+
Texas A&M at Missouri Columbia, Mo. 3 p.m. | SECN+
Kentucky at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 4 p.m. | SECN+
Ole Miss at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. 5 p.m. | SECN+
Tennessee at Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. 5 p.m. | SEC Network
Auburn at Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. 8 p.m. | SEC Network

Sunday, April 30
Auburn at Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. 1 p.m. | SEC Network
Florida at Georgia Athens, Ga. 1 p.m. | SECN+
Kentucky at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 1:30 p.m. | SECN+
Texas A&M at Missouri Columbia, Mo. 2 p.m. | SECN+
Tennessee at Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. 4 p.m. | SEC Network

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