Auburn and Alabama to face off in opening round of SEC baseball tournament

kprice@ledger-enquirer.comMay 18, 2013 

Rivals Auburn and Alabama will face off in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

The teams will play the second game on Tuesday. The start time will be around 1:30 p.m. at Hoover (Ala.) Metropolitan Stadium. The game will be televised by FOXSN.

The first game will feature No. 6 seed Ole Miss against No. 11 Kentucky. Other games will include No. 8 seed Florida vs. No. 9 Texas A&M at 5:30 p.m. and No. 5 Mississippi State against No. 12 Missouri around 8:30 p.m.

The first round of the 12-team tournament will be single elimination. Georgia and Tennessee were the two teams not to make the postseason.

Starting Wednesday, the tournament will be double elimination until Saturday, when it reverts to single elimination.

The Alabama-Auburn winner will face No. 2 seed LSU in Wednesday's second game.

SEC TOURNAMENT

at Hoover, Ala.

Tuesday

Game 1 -- Ole Miss vs. Kentucky, 10:30 a.m. (FOXSN)

Game 2 -- Alabama vs. Auburn, TBD (FOXSN)

Game 3 -- Florida vs. Texas A&M, 5:30 p.m. (CSS)

Game 4 -- Mississippi State vs. Missouri, TBD (CSS)

Wednesday

Game 5 -- Arkansas vs. Game 1 winner, 10:30 a.m. (CSS)

Game 6 -- LSU vs. Game 2 winner, TBD (CSS)

Game 7 -- Vanderbilt vs. Game 3 winner, 5:30 p.m. (CSS)

Game 8 -- South Carolina vs. Game 4 winner, TBD (CSS)

Thursday

Game 9 -- Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser, 10:30 a.m. (SSOUTH)

Game 10 -- Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser, TBD (SSOUTH)

Game 11 -- Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 5:30 p.m. (SSOUTH)

Game 12 -- Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, TBD (SSOUTH)

Friday

Game 13 -- Game 9 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 4 p.m. (CSS)

Game 14 -- Game 10 winner vs. Game 12 loser, TBD (CSS)

Saturday

Game 15 -- Game 13 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 1 p.m. (ESPN NEWS)

Game 16 -- Game 14 winner vs. Game 12 winner, TBD (ESPN NEWS)

Sunday

Game 17 -- Game 15 winner vs. Game 16 winner, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

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