SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at LSU

LSU-Kentucky

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

Émilien Pitre of Kentucky
Émilien Pitre of Kentucky
Alex Box Stadium (10,326)
Alex Box Stadium (10,326)
Dylon Crews of LSU
Dylon Crews of LSU

Series Schedule April 13-15

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

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Kentucky
LSU
24
26
6
7
183
181
Batting Average LSU
Kentucky
3
49
1
5
0.333
0.299
Double Plays Kentucky
LSU
83
195
4
7
23
18
Double Plays Per Game Kentucky
LSU
109
213
3
7
0.72
0.56
Doubles LSU
Kentucky
35
71
2
6
70
65
Doubles Per Game LSU
Kentucky
39
84
2
5
2.19
2.03
Earned Run Average Kentucky
LSU
7
22
4
6
3.29
3.98
Fielding Percentage LSU
Kentucky
8
9
1
2
0.982
0.982
Hit Batters Kentucky
LSU
207
231
8
9
32
29
Hit by Pitch Kentucky
LSU
6
10
2
3
72
70
Hits LSU
Kentucky
18
104
3
11
353
307
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings LSU
Kentucky
3
5
2
4
6.57
6.91
Home Runs LSU
Kentucky
11
225
4
14
61
22
Home Runs Per Game LSU
Kentucky
10
240
4
14
1.91
0.69
On Base Percentage LSU
Kentucky
1
8
1
3
0.452
0.434
Runs LSU
Kentucky
1
46
1
10
332
255
Sacrifice Bunts Kentucky
LSU
5
260
1
10
30
5
Sacrifice Flies LSU
Kentucky
5
107
1
12
24
14
Scoring LSU
Kentucky
1
46
1
8
10.4
8.0
Shutouts LSU
Kentucky
1
21
1
7
7
3
Slugging Percentage LSU
Kentucky
3
118
2
13
0.591
0.446
Stolen Bases Kentucky
LSU
34
281
1
14
57
13
Stolen Bases Per Game Kentucky
LSU
39
284
1
14
1.78
0.41
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio LSU
Kentucky
10
44
3
8
2.97
2.42
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings LSU
Kentucky
4
79
2
12
11.9
9.3
Triple Plays
Triples Kentucky
LSU
36
36
3
3
10
10
Triples Per Game Kentucky
LSU
49
49
3
3
0.31
0.31
WHIP LSU
Kentucky
5
6
4
5
1.18
1.20
WL Pct Kentucky
LSU
4
4
2
2
0.844
0.844
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
LSU
51
70
5
6
3.85
4.01

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player Team BA OBP R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Hunter Gilliam Kentucky 0.376 0.457 26 44 8 1 6 42 14 0
Émilien Pitre Kentucky 0.349 0.500 35 37 10 1 1 31 28 10
Jase Felker Kentucky 0.341 0.492 25 30 3 1 0 18 20 13
Jackson Gray Kentucky 0.319 0.487 37 36 9 3 2 20 21 14
Ryan Waldschmidt Kentucky 0.307 0.459 29 31 9 1 3 23 22 10
Grant Smith Kentucky 0.292 0.377 21 31 4 0 3 17 8 1
Devin Burkes Kentucky 0.284 0.444 32 33 10 1 4 30 26 5

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA SV IP H R ER BB K BA
Darren Williams Kentucky 2 0 3.31 1 35.1 24 14 13 9 31 0.189
Zack Lee Kentucky 2 1 3.65 0 37.0 31 16 15 16 35 0.231
Tyler Bosma Kentucky 4 2 4.33 0 35.1 35 17 17 12 24 0.257

LSU Batting Leaders

Player Team BA OBP R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Dylan Crews LSU 0.505 0.639 55 54 11 0 9 36 33 3
Jared Jones LSU 0.368 0.446 26 35 9 0 9 31 15 2
Tommy White LSU 0.364 0.434 31 40 11 0 11 54 8 0
Gavin Dugas LSU 0.347 0.507 38 34 6 1 10 33 22 0
Tre’ Morgan LSU 0.330 0.435 34 37 8 3 2 24 14 0
Paxton Kling LSU 0.324 0.432 22 22 4 2 3 8 7 2
Jordan Thompson LSU 0.305 0.439 27 32 7 1 5 26 15 4
Brayden Jobert LSU 0.296 0.393 15 21 3 1 5 18 9 0
Brady Neal LSU 0.209 0.411 18 14 1 1 3 9 21 0

LSU Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA SV IP H R ER BB K BA
Ty Floyd LSU 5 0 3.67 1 34.1 19 18 14 14 38 0.160
Paul Skenes LSU 5 1 1.14 0 47.1 21 7 6 8 91 0.130

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Kentucky

8

LSU

1

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

LSU Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
30 Nate Ackenhausen LHP 6′-2″ 240 So. Owasso OK
45 Kaleb Applebey RHP 6′-7″ 220 So. Mount Carmel IL
24 Cade Beloso 1B 6′-0″ 216 Gr. New Orleans LA
0 Jason Bollman RHP 6′-2″ 185 RS Jr. Peoria IL
14 Nic Bronzini LHP 6′-3″ 238 Fr. San Ramon CA
29 Micah Bucknam RHP 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Abbotsford BC
49 Javen Coleman LHP 6′-2″ 173 RS So. Richmond TX
21 Bryce Collins RHP 6′-0″ 180 RS Jr. Valencia CA
38 Riley Cooper LHP 6′-2″ 264 Jr. Fresno CA
3 Dylan Crews OF 6′-0″ 203 Jr. Longwood FL
8 Gavin Dugas OF/INF 5′-10″ 204 Gr. Houma LA
17 Samuel Dutton RHP 5′-11″ 185 So. Southside AL
43 Garrett Edwards RHP 6′-5″ 195 Jr. Pitkin LA
9 Ty Floyd RHP 6′-2″ 194 Jr. Rockmart GA
33 Ethan Frey C/1B 6′-5″ 215 Fr. Leesville LA
1 Gavin Guidry INF 6′-2″ 182 Fr. Lake Charles LA
48 Will Hellmers RHP 6′-4″ 203 Jr. Metairie LA
35 Griffin Herring LHP 6′-2″ 197 Fr. Southlake TX
26 Thatcher Hurd RHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Manhattan Beach CA
6 Brayden Jobert OF 6′-1″ 215 RS Jr. Slidell LA
22 Jared Jones C/1B 6′-4″ 230 Fr. Marietta GA
28 Paxton Kling OF 6′-2″ 210 Fr. Roaring Springs PA
99 Christian Little RHP 6′-4″ 210 Jr. St. Louis MO
53 Jack Merrifield INF 6′-2″ 189 5-year Sr.Prairieville LA
7 Alex Milazzo C 5′-10″ 190 RS Jr. Zachary LA
32 Aiden Moffett RHP 6′-3″ 240 Fr. Mount Olive MS
44 Blake Money RHP 6′-7″ 240 Jr. Spring Hill TN
18 Tre’ Morgan 1B/OF 6′-1″ 191 Jr. New Orleans LA
16 Brady Neal C 5′-10″ 180 Fr. Tallahassee FL
5 Ben Nippolt INF 5′-11″ 175 Jr. St. Paul MN
27 Jaden Noot RHP 6′-4″ 235 Fr. Oak Park CA
13 Mic Paul OF 5′-10″ 175 Fr. Salt Lake City UT
11 Josh Pearson OF 5′-10″ 195 So. West Monroe LA
41 DJ Primeaux LHP 5′-10″ 184 Fr. Baton Rouge LA
39 Zeb Ruddell OF 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Monroe LA
34 Chase Shores RHP 6′-8″ 250 Fr. Midland TX
20 Paul Skenes RHP/UT 6′-6″ 235 Jr. Lake Forest CA
23 Josh Stevenson OF 6′-1″ 195 So. Youngsville LA
50 Grant Taylor RHP 6′-3″ 220 So. Florence AL
4 Jordan Thompson INF 6′-1″ 176 Jr. Chula Vista CA
25 Hayden Travinski C 6′-3″ 218 RS Jr. Shreveport LA
47 Tommy White 3B 6′-0″ 242 So. St. Pete Beach FL

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 2 Kentucky 12 SEC Network +
1-Apr 3:00 PM ET Missouri 0 Kentucky 10 SEC Network +
2-Apr 2:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Kentucky 3 SEC Network
4-Apr 6:30 PM ET Dayton 6 Kentucky 13 SEC Network +
8-Apr 2:00 PM ET Kentucky PPD Georgia PPD SEC Network +
9-Apr 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Georgia SEC Network
9-Apr 3:00 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

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
17-Feb 7:30 PM ET W Michigan 0 LSU 10 SEC Network +
18-Feb 2:30 PM ET W Michigan 3 LSU 5 SEC Network +
19-Feb 1:30 PM ET W Michigan 2 LSU 9 SEC Network +
21-Feb 3:00 PM ET Southern 4 LSU 18 SEC Network +
24-Feb 3:00 PM ET Kansas St 3 LSU 7 SEC Network +
25-Feb 1:00 PM ET LSU 4 Iowa 2
26-Feb 5:00 PM ET Sam Houston 4 LSU 16 SEC Network +
28-Feb 7:30 PM ET LSU 3 Texas 0 Longhorn Network
3-Mar 7:30 PM ET Butler 2 LSU 12 SEC Network +
4-Mar 2:30 PM ET C Connecticut 4 LSU 26 SEC Network +
5-Mar 2:00 PM ET C Connecticut 0 LSU 13 SEC Network +
6-Mar 7:30 PM ET Butler 0 LSU 11 SEC Network +
8-Mar 7:30 PM ET Lamar 2 LSU 9 SEC Network +
10-Mar 7:30 PM ET Samford 1 LSU 11 SEC Network +
11-Mar 7:30 PM ET Samford 0 LSU 12 SEC Network +
12-Mar 2:00 PM ET Samford 1 LSU 13 SEC Network +
14-Mar 7:30 PM ET New Orleans 0 LSU 16 SEC Network +
17-Mar 7:00 PM ET LSU 9 Texas A&M 0 SEC Network
18-Mar 3:00 PM ET LSU 12 Texas A&M 7 SEC Network +
19-Mar 2:00 PM ET LSU 6 Texas A&M 8 SEC Network +
21-Mar 7:30 PM ET C Arkansas 4 LSU 10 SEC Network +
24-Mar 8:00 PM ET Arkansas 9 LSU 3 ESPN2
25-Mar 11:00 AM ET Arkansas 2 LSU 12 SEC Network
25-Mar 2:00 PM ET Arkansas 14 LSU 5 SEC Network
28-Mar 7:30 PM ET Grambling 5 LSU 17 SEC Network +
30-Mar 8:00 PM ET Tennessee 2 LSU 5 ESPNU
31-Mar 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 4 LSU 6 SEC Network
1-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee 14 LSU 7 SEC Network +
4-Apr 7:30 PM ET Nicholls 2 LSU 12 SEC Network +
6-Apr 7:00 PM ET LSU 5 South Carolina 13 SEC Network +
7-Apr 7:00 PM ET LSU PPD South Carolina PPD SEC Network +
8-Apr 12:00 PM ET LSU PPD South Carolina PPD SEC Network
11-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tulane 5 LSU 11 SEC Network +
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 7:30 PM ET Louisiana LSU SEC Network +
21-Apr 7:30 PM ET LSU Ole Miss SEC Network +
23-Apr 2:30 PM ET LSU Ole Miss SEC Network +
25-Apr 7:30 PM ET Nicholls LSU SEC Network +
28-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama LSU SEC Network
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama LSU SEC Network +
30-Apr 2:00 PM ET Alabama LSU SEC Network +
2-May 7:30 PM ET SE Louisiana LSU SEC Network +
5-May 7:00 PM ET LSU Auburn SEC Network +
6-May 9:00 PM ET LSU Auburn SEC Network
7-May 2:00 PM ET LSU Auburn SEC Network +
9-May 7:30 PM ET N’Western St LSU SEC Network +
12-May 8:30 PM ET Mississippi St LSU SEC Network
13-May 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St LSU SEC Network +
14-May 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St LSU SEC Network +
16-May 7:30 PM ET McNeese LSU SEC Network +
18-May 6:00 PM ET LSU Georgia SEC Network +
19-May 6:00 PM ET LSU Georgia SEC Network +
20-May 1:00 PM ET LSU Georgia SEC Network +
May 23-28 TBA SEC Tournament
June 16-26 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Kentucky-LSU 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
Kentucky
2,015-1,905-25
772-1,015-8
1
23
25-39
7
9
0
0
0
0
0
14-18
LSU
2,719-1,677-31
1,015-812-9
17
36
88-46
12
34
25
13
8
18
6
163-70

Kentucky-LSU Series Prediction

LSU 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win

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