The 2022 SEC Baseball Tournament comes to a close Sunday afternoon with the conference championship game. The surging Florida Gators will face the dominant Tennessee Volunteers for the hardware at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
The Gators battled their way through the loser’s bracket to win 2 elimination games Saturday — 11-6 over Alabama and 9-0 over Texas A&M. Florida was able to use just 4 pitchers total in both games, and the Gators offense is red-hot! Florida eliminated South Carolina in the first round; however, the Aggies run-ruled the Gators in the second round to send them to the loser’s bracket. Florida then eliminated Arkansas on Friday, and the Gators won 2 games Saturday to reach the championship.
Tennessee, on the other hand, hasn’t lost in Hoover yet. The Volunteers hammered Vanderbilt 10-1 in the second round, beat LSU 5-2 in the third round and dominated Kentucky 12-2 late Saturday night. Tennessee can beat teams in many different ways, and despite the outcome of Sunday’s championship game, Tennessee should be the No. 1 overall seed Monday when the tournament bracket is announced.
Following the conclusion of the SEC baseball tournament — and other conference tournaments, the field of 64 teams and regional site locations will be announced and played June 3-5, Super Regionals will be played June 10-12 and the College World Series will be played June 16 through June 27.
2022 SEC Baseball tournament schedule, scores
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|Tuesday, May 24||Game 1: No. 11 Alabama 5, No. 6 Georgia 3||SEC Network|
|Game 2: No. 7 Florida 2, No. 10 South Carolina 1 (F/10)||SEC Network|
|Game 3: No. 8 Vanderbilt 3, No. 9 Ole Miss 1||SEC Network|
|Wednesday, May 25||Game 4: No. 12 Kentucky 3, No. 5 Auburn 1||SEC Network|
|Game 5: No. 11 Alabama 4, No. 3 Arkansas 3||SEC Network|
|Thursday, May 26||Game 6: No. 2 Texas A&M 10, No. 7 Florida 0||SEC Network|
|Game 7: No. 1 Tennessee 10, No. 8 Vanderbilt 1||SEC Network|
|Game 8: No. 4 LSU 11, No. 12 Kentucky 6||SEC Network|
|Friday, May 27||Game 9: No. 7 Florida 7, No. 3 Arkansas 5||SEC Network|
|Game 10: No. 12 Kentucky 10, No. 8 Vanderbilt 2||SEC Network|
|Game 11: No. 2 Texas A&M 12, No. 11 Alabama 8||SEC Network|
|.||Game 12: No. 1 Tennessee 5, No. 4 LSU 1||SEC Network|
|Saturday, May 28||Game 13: No. 7 Florida 11, No. 11 Alabama 6||SEC Network|
|Game 14: No. 12 Kentucky 7, LSU 2||SEC Network|
|Game 15: No. 7 Florida 9, No. 2 Texas A&M 0||SEC Network|
|Game 16: No. 1 Tennessee 12, No. 12 Kentucky 2||SEC Network|
|Sunday, May 29||No. 1 Tennessee 8, No. 7 Florida 5 (Championship Game)||ESPN2|
Here are the annual SEC tournament champions since the tournament started in 1977.
|2020||Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
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Theres no sign this team is letting up either, as the Volunteers beat the Bulldogs 27-2 on Thursday as part of a three-game sweep to close out the regular season.
Its going to be tough to overcome the Tennessee juggernaut, but its not impossible in the high-stakes tournament format. All it takes is a few cold bats or a couple of off nights on the mound for another team to take the crown.
If this team cant do it, its hard to imagine who will. The Volunteers have the best pitching staff in Division I with a team 2.31 ERA, nearly a full point lower than second-best Southern Mississippi. Sophomore Chase Dollander (2.30 ERA) and freshman Chase Burns (2.34 ERA) pace the staff in that category. Another freshman, Drew Beam (2.54 ERA) isnt far behind. That trio will make the Volunteers tough to beat in any tournament format. Hitting isnt a problem either, with the team boasting a .313 batting average, tied for ninth in the country. Theres power across the lineup, as eight players have smacked at least 10 home runs this season. Third baseman Trey Lipscomb paces the squad with 20 homers and 72 RBI, while Catcher/outfielder Evan Russell hit his 38th career home run on Saturday, tying the great Todd Helton for the most in Volunteers history.
Sunday, May 29 (Championship Game) One game, opponents TBD If you want to get an idea of who is going to make some noise in the College World Series, this tournament is one to keep an eye on. The SEC routinely sends multiple teams to the CWS, with either three or four squads qualifying in each edition since 2015. Recent champions include the aforementioned Mississippi State, Vanderbilt (2014, 2019), Florida (2017). Tennessee will be hoping the SEC tournament can serve as a springboard to CWS success. The Volunteers won 3 SEC tournament titles from 1993 to 1995, but those years saw the tournament divided between East and West. Theyve never won it outright.
College baseballs top team will look to add some hardware in the 2022 SEC tournament. The No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers wont have it easy as they head into the postseason, as their conference is home to some of the best talent in the country. Texas A&M (6), Arkansas (7), Auburn (19) and Vanderbilt (21) are all among the top 25 as of Saturday, with LSU only recently dropping out of that elite group. The Volunteers (49-7, 25-5 conference) have the top seed as winners of the SEC West and regular-season conference champions. The No. 2 seed belongs to Texas A&M, who beat out Arkansas for the SEC East crown. The two teams came into Saturday with identical conference records at 18-11; the Aggies beat Ole Miss 12-5, while the Razorbacks were blown out by Alabama 18-5.
SEC Baseball Tournament Seeds
Missouri and reigning national champion Mississippi State were the 2 SEC teams that failed to qualify for the tournament in Hoover.
1. Tennessee (advances to SEC Championship Game) 2. Texas A&M (eliminated) 3. Arkansas (eliminated) 4. LSU (eliminated) 5. Auburn (eliminated) 6. Georgia (eliminated) 7. Florida (advances to SEC Championship Game) 8. Vanderbilt (eliminated) 9. Ole Miss (eliminated) 10. South Carolina (eliminated) 11. Alabama (eliminated) 12. Kentucky (eliminated)
How many teams make it to the SEC baseball tournament?
Do all teams make the SEC Baseball tournament?
What teams go to the SEC baseball tournament?
- Mississippi State.
- Texas A&M.
- Ole Miss.
What teams are in SEC Baseball Tournament 2022?
- Mississippi State.
- Texas A&M.
- Ole Miss.