March 18, 2011
Florida-LSU highlights start of
As the calendar moves further into March, there
are more teams entering conference play.
SEC starts with a huge series in Baton Rouge, as top-ranked
Florida visits No. 7 LSU at Alex Box Stadium. The Gators are
15-2 after their 10-inning win over Florida State on Tuesday.
This will be Florida’s first trip outside the Sunshine State.
The Tigers are 16-1, with all but one game at home. LSU swept a
three-game set from No. 16 Cal State Fullerton this past
No. 6 Virginia has its second straight series
with a Top Ten conference opponent. The Cavaliers had a
three-game sweep at then-No. 6 Clemson this past weekend and
they welcome No. 5 Florida State to Davenport Field. UVa is
17-1, riding an 11-game win streak into the weekend. The
Seminoles are 15-2 and 3-0 in the ACC after their sweep of
Boston College a week ago.
Big 12 action begins with third-ranked Oklahoma
entertaining No. 12 Texas A&M. The Sooners won their first 16
before dropping their past three, losing Sunday to UALR and
falling twice at Arizona State. The Aggies are 13-4 after their
win over Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday. A&M will play for the
first time outside the Lone Star State.
Other key series include No. 10 TCU at UNLV in
the Mountain West, FIU at Florida Atlantic in the Sun Belt,
James Madison at VCU in the CAA, Mercer at Stetson in the
Atlantic Sun, Elon at Western Carolina in the Southern
Conference and Bryant at Central Connecticut State in the
Two interesting non-conference sets include
Coastal Carolina at Pepperdine and Oral Roberts at No. 9 Arizona
Enjoy the games this weekend!
(photo by Jimmy Jones)