HOOVER, Ala. – Rain and lightning in central Alabama have caused a bit of adjustment at this week’s SEC Baseball Tournament.
Everything is pushed back one game, the league announced late Tuesday night, the tournament’s first day. A four-hour first game between South Carolina and Vanderbilt and a 106-minute rain delay in Game 2 between Missouri and Texas A&M made it impossible to fit all four scheduled games into the first day.
Now, Mississippi State and Georgia, which were scheduled to play the late game Tuesday, will instead play the first game Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. That game is the last of the first round and following its conclusion, round two will begin with South Carolina versus Kentucky.
The league hopes to fit four games into Wednesday and keep everything just a game off the usual pace. However, severe weather is expected during Tuesday night’s overnight hours and into most of the day Wednesday. That could further complicate the schedule.
As of now, at about 8 p.m. (CT) Tuesday night, Wednesday’s schedule is as follows
- 12-seed Georgia vs. 5-seed Mississippi State (first round) – 9:30 a.m.
- 11-seed South Carolina vs. 3-seed Kentucky (second round) – 1 p.m.
- 10-seed Missouri vs. 2-seed LSU (second round) – 4:30 p.m.
- 9-seed Ole Miss/8-seed Auburn vs. 1-seed Florida – 8 p.m.
That would leave 4-seed Arkansas as the only team not to have played. The Razorbacks are now scheduled to play the first game Thursday morning against the winner of Mississippi State and Georgia.