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SEC Network, ESPN2 set for live coverage from Hoover

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SEC Network will again air the first, second, third, quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the 2018 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament - a total of 16 games - with the championship game airing on ESPN2. Action from Hoover Met Stadium in Hoover, Ala. begins Tuesday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Tom Hart and Dave Neal will exchange play-by-play duties throughout the week, joined by a rotating group of baseball analysts including Chris Burke, Ben McDonald, Kyle Peterson and Todd Walker. Laura Rutledge and Kris Budden return to the SEC Baseball Tournament in reporting roles, with Budden handling morning and early afternoon games through Thursday and Rutledge managing reports from the dugouts in the evenings and throughout the latter rounds.

SEC Now on site in Hoover
SEC Now, the network's flagship news and information program, will surround the games with expert analysis and interviews throughout the day at the Hoover Met Stadium. Hosts Dari Nowkhah and Peter Burns will report all of the happenings pre- and post-game from SEC Now's on-site set location in the First Base Concourse, and will be joined throughout the week by Burke, McDonald, Peterson and Walker.

Additionally, the show will air nearly a dozen features highlighting the best stories in SEC baseball. The schedule and matchups will be updated throughout the tournament on SECNetwork.com. 2018 marks the fourth consecutive year that every round of the tournament is available on national television.

SEC Now: Road to Omaha to break down postseason predictions
Following the tournament, SEC Network will air SEC Now: Road to Omaha on Monday, May 28 at 2 p.m., breaking down the NCAA Tournament field, which will be sure to feature several SEC squads. Burke and Walker will be in studio to provide insight and analysis on the road each team has to travel to advance to the College World Series.

SEC Inside: SEC Baseball Tournament goes inside the dugout and behind the scenes
Debuting Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. is SEC Inside: SEC Baseball Tournament, airing on SEC Network. The show will include new vantage points and unheard sound from the teams participating in the semifinals and championship matchups in Hoover.

The second game of each session will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

Tuesday, May 22 - SEC Tournament First Round
Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
10:30 a.m. No. 11 seed Texas A&M vs. No. 6 seed Vanderbilt
Dave Neal, Todd Walker, Kris Budden
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No. 10 seed Kentucky vs. No. 7 seed Auburn
Dave Neal, Ben McDonald, Kris Budden
SEC Network - Watch
5:30 p.m. No. 9 seed Mississippi State vs. No. 8 seed LSU
Tom Hart, Ben McDonald, Chris Burke, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network - Watch
No. 12 seed Missouri vs. No. 5 seed South Carolina
Tom Hart, Kyle Peterson, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network - Watch
Wednesday, May 23 - SEC Tournament Second Round
Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
10:30 a.m. No. 3 seed Georgia vs. Game 1 Winner
Dave Neal, Todd Walker, Kris Budden
SEC Network - Watch
No. 2 seed Ole Miss vs. Game 2 Winner
Dave Neal, Ben McDonald, Kris Budden
SEC Network - Watch
5:30 p.m. No. 1 seed Florida vs. Game 3 Winner
Tom Hart, Ben McDonald, Chris Burke, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network - Watch
No. 4 seed Arkansas vs. Game 4 Winner
Tom Hart, Kyle Peterson, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network - Watch
Thursday, May 24
Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
10:30 a.m. SEC Tournament - Third Round
Dave Neal, Todd Walker, Kris Budden
SEC Network - Watch
. SEC Tournament - Third Round
Dave Neal, Ben McDonald, Kris Budden
SEC Network - Watch
5:30 p.m. SEC Tournament - Third Round
Tom Hart, Ben McDonald, Chris Burke, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network - Watch
SEC Tournament - Third Round
Tom Hart, Kyle Peterson, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network - Watch
Friday, May 25
Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
4 p.m. SEC Tournament - Fourth Round
Tom Hart, Kyle Peterson, Chris Burke, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network - Watch
. SEC Tournament - Fourth Round
Tom Hart, Kyle Peterson, Chris Burke, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network - Watch
Saturday, May 26
Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
1 p.m. SEC Tournament - Semifinal
Tom Hart, Kyle Peterson, Chris Burke, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network - Watch
SEC Tournament - Semifinal
Tom Hart, Kyle Peterson, Chris Burke, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network - Watch
Sunday, May 27
Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
3 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship
Tom Hart, Kyle Peterson, Chris Burke, Laura Rutledge
ESPN2 - Watch
Monday, May 28
Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
2 p.m. SEC Now: Road to Omaha
Todd Walker, Chris Burke
SEC Network - Watch