Friday, May 22, 2015

College Baseball Update

Here's what's been going on at the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Ala (seeds in parentheses).:

First Round (Tuesday):
(11) Alabama 6, (6) Mississippi 1 (Mississippi eliminated)
(7) Missouri 5, (10) S. Carolina 1 (S. Carolina eliminated)
(9) Auburn 6, (8) Kentucky 3 (Kentucky eliminated)
(5) Arkansas 2, (12) Tennessee 1 (Tennessee eliminated)

Second Round (Wednesday):
(3) Texas A & M 4, Alabama 3
(2) Vanderbilt 7, Missouri 6
(1) Louisiana St. 9, Auburn 8
Arkansas 7, (4) Florida 6

Third Round (Thursday)
Alabama 4, Missouri 3 (Missouri eliminated)
Florida 11, Auburn 2 (Auburn eliminated)
Texas A & M 6, Vanderbilt 1
Louisiana St. 10, Arkansas 5

Fourth Round (Friday)
Vanderbilt v. Alabama (elimination game)
Florida v. Arkansas (elimination game)

Today's winners will join A & M and LSU in the semi-finals on Saturday.  The Final will take place on Sunday.

 Meanwhile, in Jackson, Tenn., here's what's happened in the OVC Tournament:

(4) Tennessee Tech 5, (5) Jacksonville St. 3
(6) Belmont 9, (3) SIU-Edwardsville 7 (11 innings)

Jacksonville St. 8, SIU-Edwardsville 5 (SIU-Edwardsville eliminated)
(2) Morehead St. 4, Tennessee Tech 3 (10 innings)
Belmont 7, (1) SE Missouri St. 2

Jacksonville St. v. SE Missouri St. (elimination game)
Tennessee Tech v. winner of Jacksonville St/SE Missouri St. (elimination game)
Morehead St. v. Belmont

The ACC, instead of hosting a normal American-style tournament, has a European-style pool system at its tournament.  (You will not be surprised to learn that the ACC plays its tournament in Durham, North Carolina.)  Louisville is in a pool with Florida State, Clemson, and North Carolina.  So far the Cardinals have beaten North Carolina (7-4), and lost to Clemson (7-2).  So they need to beat Florida State (which has won its first two games) in order to have a chance at reaching the title game.  (I have no idea how the ACC breaks ties -- for all I know it depends on how far your campus is from Chapel Hill.  So Louisville may be out of it even if they beat FSU, but I refuse to try to find out.)  The title game will be on Sunday, and Louisville will either be in it or not.

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