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Gamecock Baseball SEC Championship Scenarios

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Thumbnail image for BSB-12 Celebration vs. Alabama.jpegWith the rain cancellation of Sunday's series finale against Georgia, there was a lot of discussion about how not playing the game could affect the Gamecocks' chances at a conference title. Assistant Media Relations Director Andrew Kitick compiled the following information about the scenarios the baseball team faces this weekend.

South Carolina will enter this weekend with a 17-9 record in the SEC, one-half game behind Kentucky for first place in the Southeastern Conference with three league games remaining.  The Gamecocks have won 14 of the last 16 games played in the league entering the match-up with LSU.

Here are the standings in the conference as of today.

1) Kentucky 18-9
2) South Carolina 17-9
3) LSU 17-10
4) Florida 16-11
5) Ole Miss 14-13
6) Georgia 13-13
7) Arkansas 13-14
Mississippi State 13-14
Vanderbilt 13-14
10) Auburn 12-15
11) Tennessee 8-19
12) Alabama 7-20

The SEC champion will be determined by the team with the highest winning percentage.  Due to the rain-out on Sunday in Athens, this scenario will become a factor depending on the results of the final weekend.

If all games are played this weekend and there are no cancellations, the Gamecocks will have to win at least two games to have a shot at the SEC Championship

If South Carolina wins two games vs. LSU, the Gamecocks will need Kentucky to lose at least two games at Mississippi State to win the title.  

If South Carolina wins two and Kentucky wins one
South Carolina 19-10 (.655)
Kentucky 19-11 (.633)

If South Carolina wins all three games vs. LSU, the Gamecocks will need Kentucky to lose at least one game at Mississippi State to win the title.
South Carolina 20-9 (.690)
Kentucky 20-10 (.667)

For the first time this year, 10 teams will be represented at the Southeastern Conference Tournament.  The Eastern Division champion and the Western Division champion earn the top two seeds and byes.  LSU has already clinched at least the one or two seed depending on results from the final weekend. 
South Carolina has clinched one of the top four seeds. We'll have more SEC Tournament information for you after the games this weekend.

Win Anyway. -BL

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