SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Missouri at Kentucky

Missouri-Kentucky SEC Baseball Series Preview

The Missouri Tigers travel to the Kentucky Wildcats for a 3-game, Friday-Sunday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews this series and predicts the series winner.

By 14Powers SEC Baseball Staff

Tony Neubeck of Missouri
Tony Neubeck of Missouri
Kentucky Proud Park (5,000)
Kentucky Proud Park (5,000)
Émilien Pitre of Kentucky
Émilien Pitre of Kentucky

Series Schedule March 31-April 2

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:30 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 3:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 12:00 PM SEC Network Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Kentucky
Missouri
26
92
7
13
135
114
Batting Average Kentucky
Missouri
41
91
5
12
0.307
0.287
Double Plays Kentucky
Missouri
67
223
2
9
18
11
Double Plays Per Game Kentucky
Missouri
94
243
2
9
0.75
0.48
Doubles Kentucky
Missouri
44
61
4
6
52
49
Doubles Per Game Kentucky
Missouri
60
66
3
4
2.17
2.13
Earned Run Average Kentucky
Missouri
7
26
3
7
3.00
3.92
Fielding Percentage Kentucky
Missouri
29
72
5
11
0.979
0.975
Hit Batters Missouri
Kentucky
212
253
8
12
23
19
Hit by Pitch Kentucky
Missouri
7
53
2
7
57
38
Hits Kentucky
Missouri
46
133
6
14
245
212
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
Missouri
4
5
3
4
6.42
6.45
Home Runs Missouri
Kentucky
50
202
11
14
32
17
Home Runs Per Game Missouri
Kentucky
54
222
11
14
1.39
0.71
On Base Percentage Kentucky
Missouri
9
65
3
12
0.437
0.402
Runs Kentucky
Missouri
37
99
10
14
198
165
Sacrifice Bunts Kentucky
Missouri
3
166
1
7
26
6
Sacrifice Flies Missouri
Kentucky
26
92
4
11
14
11
Scoring Kentucky
Missouri
39
105
8
13
8.2
7.2
Shutouts Kentucky
Missouri
36
36
7
7
2
2
Slugging Percentage Missouri
Kentucky
42
92
10
13
0.502
0.459
Stolen Bases Kentucky
Missouri
31
111
1
8
44
29
Stolen Bases Per Game Kentucky
Missouri
38
120
1
6
1.83
1.26
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Kentucky
Missouri
28
29
7
8
2.79
2.79
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Missouri
Kentucky
8
70
3
12
11.7
9.7
Triple Plays
Triples Kentucky
Missouri
18
52
3
5
9
7
Triples Per Game Kentucky
Missouri
30
62
3
5
0.38
0.30
WHIP Kentucky
Missouri
4
11
3
6
1.10
1.18
WL Pct Kentucky
Missouri
4
29
2
9
0.875
0.739
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
Missouri
28
89
3
10
3.46
4.20

Statistical Leaders

Missouri Batting Leaders

Player Team BA OBP SLG PA H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Dalton Bargo Missouri 0.367 0.458 0.617 72 22 5 2 2 13 7 0
Luke Mann Missouri 0.352 0.477 0.693 109 31 4 1 8 21 15 4
Trevor Austin Missouri 0.342 0.485 0.566 102 26 6 1 3 19 15 4
Ty Wilmsmeyer Missouri 0.325 0.409 0.438 94 26 7 1 0 8 9 11
Hank Zeisler Missouri 0.307 0.455 0.747 101 23 4 1 9 29 21 1
Justin Colon Missouri 0.286 0.410 0.444 85 18 4 0 2 12 10 5
Cam Chick Missouri 0.180 0.349 0.220 64 9 2 0 0 5 10 3

Missouri Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA SV IP H R ER BB K BA
Chandler Murphy Missouri 3 1 4.15 0 30.1 25 14 14 13 30 0.221

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player Team BA OBP SLG PA H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Hunter Gilliam Kentucky 0.400 0.476 0.667 107 36 7 1 5 35 9 0
Émilien Pitre Kentucky 0.378 0.509 0.537 111 31 8 1 1 22 19 7
Jackson Gray Kentucky 0.353 0.518 0.553 116 30 8 3 1 16 16 13
Grant Smith Kentucky 0.309 0.394 0.370 99 25 2 0 1 12 5 0
Devin Burkes Kentucky 0.301 0.432 0.548 119 28 9 1 4 29 15 4
Ryan Waldschmidt Kentucky 0.299 0.465 0.494 104 23 7 1 2 14 17 7
James McCoy Kentucky 0.211 0.362 0.342 95 16 5 1 1 14 16 1

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA SV IP H R ER BB K BA
Darren Williams Kentucky 1 0 2.39 1 26.1 16 5 7 5 24 0.170
Zack Lee Kentucky 2 0 3.03 0 29.2 23 9 10 11 29 0.219
Tyler Bosma Kentucky 3 1 5.13 0 26.1 26 13 15 10 16 0.257

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Missouri

29

Kentucky

9

Missouri-Kentucky Pitching Rotations

Missouri
Game 1: Jr. RHP Austin Troesser (2-1, 2.66 ERA)
Game 2: Sr. RHP Chandler Murphy (3-1, 4.15 ERA)
Game 3: Sr. RHP Rorik Maltrud (1-0, 2.13 ERA)
Kentucky
Game 1: TBA
Game 2: Gr. LHP Tyler Bosma (3-1, 5.13 ERA)
Game 3: Sr. RHP Zack Lee (3-0, 2.73 ERA)

Missouri Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
19 Trevor Austin INF 5′-10″ 188 Jr. Jefferson City MO
50 Dalton Bargo C/1B 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Omaha NE
10 Jackson Beaman OF 6′-1″ 205 Jr. Lincoln MO
44 Kyle Brown RHP 5′-10″ 180 Jr. Columbia MO
52 Cam Careswell INF 6′-2″ 220 So. Lee’s Summit MO
6 Cam Chick INF/OF 5′-9″ 180 5th Columbia MO
12 Justin Colon INF 6′-3″ 170 So. Carolina PR
5 Brock Daniels INF/OF 6′-1″ 185 So. St. Louis MO
8 Zach Franklin RHP 6′-1″ 200 6th Marion NC
14 Isaiah Frost OF 5′-11″ 190 So. Lee’s Summit MO
4 Matt Garcia INF 6′-0″ 187 Sr. Orlando FL
26 Jacob Hasty LHP 6′-2″ 215 Sr. Keller TX
45 Aiden Heberlie OF 6′-3″ 190 Fr. St. Genevieve MO
21 Sam Horn RHP 6′-4″ 220 Fr. Lawrenceville GA
2 Dylan Leach C 6′-0″ 210 Jr. Carthage TX
23 Ian Lohse LHP 6′-0″ 182 Jr. St. Louis MO
18 Jackson Lovich INF 6′-4″ 180 Fr. Kansas City MO
7 Ross Lovich OF 6′-0″ 170 Jr. Overland KS
37 Brock Lucas RHP 6′-3″ 220 Fr. St. Elizabeth MO
48 Logan Lunceford RHP 6′-0″ 182 Fr. Edmond OK
42 Rorik Maltrud RHP 6′-4″ 220 5th Austin TX
24 Hector Mangual INF 6′-4″ 180 So. Rio Grande PR
11 Luke Mann INF 6′-2″ 200 5th St. Louis MO
38 Bryce Mayer RHP 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Marthasville MO
39 Tucker Moore C 6′-1″ 200 Fr. Castle Rock CO
3 Tre Morris C 5′-10″ 190 5th Columbia MO
53 Jack Mosh INF 5′-10″ 185 Fr. Kansas City MO
32 Chandler Murphy RHP 6′-3″ 205 Sr. Peoria AZ
49 Tony Neubeck LHP 6′-2″ 240 So. Hugo MN
17 Ben Pedersen RHP 6′-6″ 227 Sr. Duluth MN
27 Carlos Peña OF 6′-2″ 215 So. Bayside NY
43 Javyn Pimental LHP 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Kane’ohe HI
47 Kyle Potthoff RHP 6′-5″ 190 Sr. Chesterfield MO
30 Carter Rustad RHP 6′-4″ 180 Sr. Kansas City MO
41 Nic Smith LHP 6′-3″ 195 Fr. Jamestown TN
1 Juju Stevens OF 6′-0″ 180 So. Woodbridge CT
25 Austin Troesser RHP 6′-3″ 160 Jr. Loose MO
9 Ty Wilmsmeyer OF 6′-1″ 185 Sr. Springfield MO
54 Daniel Wissler LHP 6′-2″ 165 Fr. O’Fallon MO
36 Parker Wright RHP 6′-3″ 208 Jr. Columbia MO
40 Hank Zeisler 1B 5′-10″ 210 6th Kentfield CA

Kentucky Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
47 Carson Applegate INF/RHP 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Columbus NJ
30 Aaron Blum LHP 6′-3″ 190 Fr. Cincinnati OH
35 Tyler Bosma LHP 6′-6″ 235 Gr. Holland MI
7 Devin Burkes C 6′-3″ 210 RS So. Bradenton FL
8 Isaiah Byars IF 6′-1″ 190 Sr. Mountain GA
41 Evan Byers LHP 5′-11″ 180 RS So. Nicholasville KY
10 Seth Chavez RHP 6′-4″ 200 Sr. Pinetop AZ
6 Reuben Church INF 6′-2″ 240 Jr. Maryville TN
23 Magdiel Cotto LHP 6′-4″ 250 Jr. Fort Mill SC
31 Alex Degen RHP 6′-8″ 210 RS Sr. Readington Township NJ
0 Kendal Ewell OF 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Calumet City IL
52 Austin Fawley C/INF 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Lantana FL
2 Jase Felker INF 6′-2″ 175 Sr. Princeton KY
11 Colby Frieda RHP 6′-3″ 205 So. St. Johns FL
44 Reed Gannon LHP 6′-3″ 185 RS Fr. Minooka IL
1 Ryder Giles INF/RHP 6′-0″ 180 Sr. Pinehurst NC
14 Hunter Gilliam INF 6′-2″ 230 RS Sr. Farmville VA
51 Jackson Gray OF 6′-3″ 220 Sr. Wheaton IL
24 Ryan Hagenow RHP 6′-5″ 210 Jr. Knoxville TN
22 Patrick Herrera INF 6′-2″ 170 So. Mesa AZ
40 Zach Hise RHP 6′-5″ 220 RS So. Joliet IL
46 Christian Howe RHP 6′-4″ 185 RS Fr. Danville KY
42 Tanner Kim OF 6′-0″ 180 RS Fr. Knoxville TN
26 Drew Lafferty RHP 6′-1″ 200 Fr. South Park PA
48 Zack Lee RHP 6′-4″ 200 Sr. Effingham IL
25 Seth Logue RHP 6′-1″ 185 Jr. Mason OH
36 Logan Martin RHP 6′-1″ 185 Sr. Cartersville GA
19 Nolan McCarthy OF 6′-0″ 195 So. Kalamazoo MI
13 James McCoy INF 6′-4″ 205 RS Fr. Dunwoody GA
20 Mason Moore RHP 6′-4″ 205 So. Morehead KY
43 Jackson Nove LHP 6′-5″ 200 So. Fairfax IA
4 Émilien Pitre INF 5′-11″ 175 So. Repentigny QC
34 Lukas Schramm OF 6′-3″ 225 Fr. Apex NC
12 Grant Smith INF 6′-0″ 180 Sr. Albuquerque NM
28 Hayden Smith LHP 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Nicholasville KY
33 Travis Smith RHP 6′-4″ 200 RS Fr. Walton KY
9 Chase Stanke C 6′-2″ 215 Sr. Sugar Grove IL
16 Austin Strickland RHP 6′-2″ 210 Jr. Winchester OH
21 Ryan Waldschmidt OF/INF 6′-1″ 205 So. Bradenton FL
5 Darren Williams RHP 6′-6″ 240 Gr. Maysville KY

Missouri Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
17-Feb 12:00 PM ET Missouri 3 Oklahoma St 5
18-Feb 4:00 PM ET Missouri 6 Texas 5
19-Feb 7:30 PM ET Missouri 9 TCU 8
23-Feb 8:00 PM ET Missouri 3 FIU 4
24-Feb 7:00 PM ET Missouri 5 FIU 2
25-Feb 3:00 PM ET Missouri 10 FIU 4
26-Feb 2:00 PM ET Missouri 9 FIU 5
28-Feb 4:00 PM ET Lindenwood 2 Missouri 17 SEC Network +
4-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas Southern PPD Missouri PPD SEC Network +
4-Mar Texas Southern 0 Missouri 8
4-Mar 3:00 PM ET Texas Southern 7 Missouri 8 SEC Network +
5-Mar 2:00 PM ET Texas Southern 7 Missouri 15 SEC Network +
7-Mar 4:00 PM ET W Illinois 0 Missouri 6 SEC Network +
10-Mar 7:00 PM ET NJIT 1 Missouri 6 SEC Network +
10-Mar 7:00 PM ET NJIT 2 Missouri 1 SEC Network +
12-Mar 1:00 PM ET NJIT 3 Missouri 5 SEC Network +
15-Mar 4:00 PM ET Lamar 8 Missouri 10 SEC Network +
17-Mar 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 1 Missouri 9 SEC Network +
19-Mar 6:00 PM ET Tennessee 4 Missouri 7 SEC Network +
19-Mar 2:00 PM ET Tennessee 1 Missouri 7 SEC Network +
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Kansas 3 Missouri 8 SEC Network +
24-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 8 South Carolina 9 SEC Network
25-Mar 1:00 PM ET Missouri 1 South Carolina 8 SEC Network +
25-Mar 4:00 PM ET Missouri 4 South Carolina 5 SEC Network +
28-Mar 7:30 PM ET Missouri 6 Illinois 5
29-Mar 4:00 PM ET Missouri Lindenwood
1-Apr 3:00 PM ET Missouri Kentucky SEC Network +
2-Apr 2:00 PM ET Missouri Kentucky SEC Network
6-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Missouri SEC Network +
7-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Missouri SEC Network +
8-Apr 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Missouri SEC Network +
11-Apr 7:30 PM ET Missouri Missouri St SEC Network +
13-Apr 8:00 PM ET Missouri Texas A&M ESPNU
14-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri Texas A&M SEC Network +
15-Apr 2:00 PM ET Missouri Texas A&M SEC Network +
18-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri St Missouri SEC Network +
21-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama Missouri SEC Network +
22-Apr 3:00 PM ET Alabama Missouri SEC Network
23-Apr 2:00 PM ET Alabama Missouri SEC Network +
26-Apr 6:00 PM ET Missouri SIUE SEC Network +
28-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri Florida SEC Network +
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri Florida SEC Network
30-Apr 1:00 PM ET Missouri Florida SEC Network +
2-May 7:00 PM ET Kansas Missouri SEC Network +
4-May 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss Missouri SEC Network
5-May 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Missouri SEC Network +
6-May 3:00 PM ET Ole Miss Missouri SEC Network +
12-May 7:00 PM ET Georgia Missouri SEC Network +
13-May 3:00 PM ET Georgia Missouri SEC Network +
14-May 2:00 PM ET Georgia Missouri SEC Network
16-May 7:00 PM ET Indiana St Missouri SEC Network +
18-May 7:00 PM ET Missouri Auburn SEC Network +
19-May 7:00 PM ET Missouri Auburn SEC Network +
20-May 3:00 PM ET Missouri Auburn SEC Network +
May 23-28 TBA SEC Tournament
June 16-26 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Kentucky Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
17-Feb 4:00 PM ET Kentucky 0 Elon 2
18-Feb 2:00 PM ET Kentucky 5 Elon 1
19-Feb 1:00 PM ET Kentucky 4 Elon 0
21-Feb 4:00 PM ET Evansville 3 Kentucky 6 SEC Network +
24-Feb 4:00 PM ET Wright St 3 Kentucky 8 SEC Network +
25-Feb 1:00 PM ET Wright St 12 Kentucky 9 SEC Network +
26-Feb 1:00 PM ET Wright St 0 Kentucky 15 SEC Network +
28-Feb 4:00 PM ET Morehead St 1 Kentucky 15 SEC Network +
3-Mar 4:00 PM ET Indiana St PPD Kentucky PPD SEC Network +
4-Mar Indiana St 2 Kentucky 4
4-Mar 1:00 PM ET Indiana St 4 Kentucky 5 SEC Network +
5-Mar 1:00 PM ET Indiana St 6 Kentucky 7 SEC Network +
7-Mar 4:00 PM ET Murray St 2 Kentucky 6 SEC Network +
8-Mar 4:00 PM ET Ohio 2 Kentucky 9 SEC Network +
10-Mar 7:00 PM ET Kentucky 5 S Illinois 4 ESPN+
11-Mar 3:00 PM ET Kentucky 7 S Illinois 2 ESPN+
12-Mar 2:00 PM ET Kentucky 21 S Illinois 3 ESPN+
14-Mar 6:30 PM ET Indiana 2 Kentucky 12 SEC Network +
17-Mar 6:30 PM ET Mississippi St 5 Kentucky 6 SEC Network +
18-Mar 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St 3 Kentucky 12 SEC Network +
19-Mar 12:00 PM ET Mississippi St 3 Kentucky 17 SEC Network
21-Mar 6:30 PM ET E Kentucky 3 Kentucky 9 SEC Network +
24-Mar TBA Kentucky 4 Alabama 3 SEC Network +
25-Mar TBA Kentucky 9 Alabama 5 SEC Network +
26-Mar TBA Kentucky 3 Alabama 4 SEC Network
28-Mar 6:00 PM ET Kentucky 10 Western KY 8
31-Mar 7:30 PM ET Missouri Kentucky SEC Network +
1-Apr 3:00 PM ET Missouri Kentucky SEC Network +
2-Apr 2:00 PM ET Missouri Kentucky SEC Network
4-Apr 6:30 PM ET Dayton Kentucky SEC Network +
8-Apr 2:00 PM ET Kentucky Georgia SEC Network +
9-Apr 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Georgia SEC Network
11-Apr 6:00 PM ET Kentucky Louisville
13-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky LSU SEC Network
14-Apr 7:30 PM ET Kentucky LSU SEC Network +
15-Apr 2:00 PM ET Kentucky LSU SEC Network +
18-Apr 6:30 PM ET Xavier Kentucky SEC Network +
21-Apr 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M Kentucky SEC Network +
22-Apr 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M Kentucky SEC Network +
23-Apr 2:00 PM ET Texas A&M Kentucky SEC Network +
25-Apr 7:00 PM ET Louisville Kentucky SEC Network +
28-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky Vanderbilt SEC Network +
29-Apr 3:00 PM ET Kentucky Vanderbilt SEC Network +
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Kentucky Vanderbilt SEC Network
5-May TBA South Carolina Kentucky SEC Network +
6-May TBA South Carolina Kentucky SEC Network +
7-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Kentucky SEC Network
9-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Tech Kentucky SEC Network +
12-May 6:30 PM ET Kentucky Tennessee SEC Network +
13-May 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Tennessee SEC Network
14-May 1:00 PM ET Kentucky Tennessee SEC Network +
18-May 6:30 PM ET Florida Kentucky SEC Network +
19-May 6:30 PM ET Florida Kentucky SEC Network +
20-May 2:00 PM ET Florida Kentucky SEC Network +
May 23-28 TBA SEC Tournament
June 16-26 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Missouri-Kentucky Baseball Legacy Comparison

All-Time Record
SEC Record
SEC Championships
SEC Tournament Appearances
SEC Tournament Record
SEC Tournament Championships
NCAA Regional Appearances
NCAA Regional Championships
Super Regional Appearances
Super Regional Championships
College World Series Appearances
National Championships
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record
Missouri
2,412-1,669-21
97-172-1
0
6
2-8 (.200)
0
22
1
1
0
6
1
43-46
Kentucky
2,015-1,905-25
772-1,015-8
1
23
25-39
7
9
0
0
0
0
0
14-18

Missouri-Kentucky Series Prediction

Kentucky 2 wins, Missouri 1 win

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