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A Look at the Top College Baseball Matchups of the Weekend



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#10 Tennessee vs #1 LSU

In what is by far the biggest matchup of the weekend, the tenth ranked Tennessee Volunteers travel to Baton Rouge to take on the number one LSU Tigers. The Tigers have been nearly unbeatable at home where they boast an impressive 17-1 record on the year. While LSU has undoubtedly looked like the best team in the country this season, they’ll be facing a tough test when the Volunteers come to town for a three game series. Tennessee is on a five-game winning streak and is fresh off of a sweep of a very good Texas A&M team, while LSU is coming off a 2-1 series win against Arkansas that saw the Tigers drop their first game at home. LSU is certainly the favorite going into this huge SEC battle, but the Vols have had the Tigers as of late. Tennessee has won the last six matchups between the two dating back to 2021. LSU will be looking for revenge as the series gets started at 8PM on Thursday night on ESPNU.

#21 Texas vs #17 Oklahoma State

In the only other ranked matchup of the weekend, the top two teams in the Big 12 will face off in Stillwater as the #21 Texas Longhorns make the trip north to take on the #17 Oklahoma State Cowboys. Texas currently sits atop the Big 12 standings with OSU right behind them in second. Both teams are looking to keep their momentum in conference play rolling after sweeping each of their respective conference opponent’s last weekend. Texas is coming off a sweep of fourteenth ranked Texas Tech while Oklahoma State swept Baylor Bears in a series where they scored 39 runs over three games. The Longhorns have been nearly perfect at home, but are a mediocre 2-5 in games away from Austin. Oklahoma State will look to take advantage of their home field advantage and take control of the top spot in the Big 12 standings this weekend with first pitch coming Friday night at 6PM.

FSU vs #23 Miami

It will be a big rivalry weekend in Coral Gables as the Florida State Seminoles head south to battle the #23 Miami Hurricanes. Miami and FSU will be looking to bounce back and get back into the ACC race after both were swept in dominant fashion on the road by conference opponents. The Canes were outscored 19-2 in Winston Salem as Wake Forest swept them with ease while FSU traveled to Charlottesville and were outscored 30-10 in a sweep by Virginia. Miami has struggled on the road where they currently have a 2-6 record. Luckily for the Canes, they’ll be at Mark Light Field for this matchup against the Noles. The Miami offense has been a different animal at home, where they’ve averaged nearly ten runs per game over their last seven home games. A sweep of the rival Seminoles would be huge to bump the Canes back up in a very tightly contested ACC Coastal race. The rivalry reignites Friday night at 7PM and will be broadcast on the ACCN.