Texas A&M Baseball: Updated rankings, SEC Tournament preview

Texas A&M baseball (36-19-1, 16-13-1 SEC) finished the regular season fourth in the SEC west and sixth overall as they head to Hoover for the tournament.

This week will give Texas A&M baseball their last chance to solidify a resume that’s worthy of hosting a regional when the selection show airs next Monday. A&M finishing sixth means they missed out on the first round bye and will face the Florida Gators who enter the tournament on the bubble in need of a win.

The Aggies earned the No. 6 seed after taking the series from west co-champion Arkansas by winning games two and three. Game one was for all the fans of offense with the teams combining for 10 extra base hits. Arkansas hit five home runs in the game which accounted for all of their runs in the (7-3) win.

Games two and three were dominated by Aggie pitching. John Doxakis, Christian Roa, Bryce Miller, Joseph Menefee and Kasey Kalich combined for 26 strikeouts, 13 hits and three earned runs. A&M won game two (6-2) and game three (6-1) to take the series.

If the pitching and timely hitting can continue in Hoover, the Aggies could be destined for something special. It starts with Florida and with a win would take on Georgia in a game that should secure hosting a regional with an Aggie victory.

Ahead of the SEC tournament, the Aggies moved up in four of the rankings with the series win over Arkansas.

As we look towards the SEC tournament, here’s a few tidbits to on the Aggies history in the tournament since joining the SEC in 2013.

Seed History:

  • 2013 – No. 9
  • 2014 – No. 10
  • 2015 – No. 3
  • 2016 – No. 3
  • 2017 – No. 7
  • 2018 – No. 11

First Round History:

  • 2013 – Beat Florida (6-3)
  • 2014 – Lost to Arkansas (4-0)
  • 2017 – Lost to Missouri (12-7)
  • 2018 – Beat Vanderbilt (3-1)

History vs. Florida in SEC tournament:

  • 2013 First Round – A&M won (6-3)
  • 2016 Championship Game – A&M won (12-5)

Dates: May 21-26

Location: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Alabama

Live Video: SEC Network+ (WatchESPN app)

Television: All games on SEC Network, Championship Game will air on ESPN2

Tuesday, May 21:

  • Game 1 – 9:30 AM CST – #6 Texas A&M vs. #11 Florida
  • Game 2 – TBD – #7 Ole Miss vs. # 10 Missouri
  • Game 3 – 4:30 PM CST – #8 Auburn vs. #9 Tennessee
  • Game 4 – TBD – #5 LSU vs. #12 South Carolina

Wednesday, May 22:

  • Game 5 – 9:30 AM CST – #3 Georgia vs. Winner of Game 1
  • Game 6 – TBD – #2 Arkansas vs. Winner of Game 2
  • Game 7 – 4:30 PM CST – #1 Vanderbilt vs. Winner of Game 3
  • Game 8 – TBD – #4 Mississippi State. vs. Winner of Game 4

Thursday, May 23:

  • Game 9 – 9:30 AM CST – Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6
  • Game 10 – TBD – Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8
  • Game 11 – 4:30 PM CST – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
  • Game 12 – TBD – Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8

Friday, May 24:

  • Game 13 – 3:00 PM CST – Winner Game 9 vs. Loser Game 11
  • Game 14 – TBD – Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 12

Saturday, May 25:

  • Game 15 – Noon CST – Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 11
  • Game 16 – TBD – Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 12

Sunday, May 26 (Championship Game):

  • Game 17 – 2:00 PM CST – Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 16

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