s spring arrives, outdoor sports come back in full swing. One of Birmingham’s annual premiere events is the SEC Baseball Tournament held at the Hoover Met. This year the tournament will be run May 22-27 and is sure to bring record crowds. LSU won last year and has won the event twelve times, the most by any school since the tournament started in 1977. Meanwhile, Florida is the current, defending national champion.
The top twelve teams in the SEC standings will play in Hoover. The tournament starts May 22nd with the eight teams seeded 5-12 playing a single-elimination game. The four winners will join the top four teams on Wednesday as they begin a double-elimination format that goes until the semi-finals for the final three games. Florida, Ole Miss, Georgia and Arkansas are the top four teams.
Attendance for this event has been tremendous. For the twenty years this tournament has been in Hoover, Alabama, crowds of over 150,000 fans have been recorded to show up to watch this tournament. This year should be no different.