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Southeastern Conference Baseball snapshot

by Chris Lee in Sports

The Southeastern Conference baseball regular season is in its third weekend of league play, and already, there are plenty of developing storylines. Chris Lee catches us up on those and plenty of other stuff. Key storylines Right-handed reliever Matt Vinson is a vital part of A&M’s deep, talented bullpen. PHOTO COURTESY TEXAS A&M ATHLETICS Texas A&M’s torrid start. Okay, we figured the Aggies would be good—they went to a regional last year and were picked by many to go to one this year—but nobody knew they’d be this good. Coach Rob Childress’s club was the country’s last undefeated team before losing a game to Alabama last week, and is now America’s only one-loss team. Right now, the Aggies do just about everything well; they get on base and hit for power, have three excellent weekend starters and a deep, dominant bullpen, and the only real question is on defense, where they’re just average. The one caveat: A&M’s early schedule has been suspect, as rates it 175th-toughest of the country’s 301 teams, but they do have wins over ranked teams in Houston and Nebraska, as well as a sweep of Auburn. Missouri’s surprising emergence. The Tigers’ entrance into the league [...]


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