SEC Baseball Series Preview: Mississippi State at Auburn

Auburn-Mississippi State baseball series preview

The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to the Auburn Tigers 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

Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
Plainsman Park (4,096)
Plainsman Park (4,096)
Ike Irish of Auburn
Ike Irish of Auburn

Series Schedule April 21-23

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

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Mississippi St.
Auburn
6
69
3
10
224
178
Batting Average Mississippi St.
Auburn
50
106
4
11
0.299
0.285
Double Plays Auburn
Mississippi St.
111
242
5
14
24
17
Double Plays Per Game Auburn
Mississippi St.
145
264
5
14
0.67
0.46
Doubles Auburn
Mississippi St.
25
63
1
5
80
73
Doubles Per Game Auburn
Mississippi St.
40
94
1
6
2.22
1.97
Earned Run Average Mississippi St.
Auburn
176
198
12
14
6.21
6.49
Fielding Percentage Auburn
Mississippi St.
32
237
7
14
0.978
0.960
Hit Batters Mississippi St.
Auburn
114
129
2
4
44
43
Hit by Pitch Auburn
Mississippi St.
136
200
10
11
42
35
Hits Mississippi St.
Auburn
43
77
4
8
366
349
Hits Allowed Per Nine Innings Mississippi St.
Auburn
86
177
10
14
9.03
10.09
Home Runs Mississippi St.
Auburn
13
82
5
11
66
45
Home Runs Per Game Mississippi St.
Auburn
19
92
5
11
1.78
1.25
On Base Percentage Mississippi St.
Auburn
24
98
5
12
0.415
0.390
Runs Mississippi St.
Auburn
25
92
7
13
296
251
Sacrifice Bunts Mississippi St.
Auburn
129
192
3
7
12
9
Sacrifice Flies Mississippi St.
Auburn
12
98
2
11
23
16
Scoring Mississippi St.
Auburn
43
113
7
13
8.0
7.0
Shutouts
Slugging Percentage Mississippi St.
Auburn
23
74
5
11
0.524
0.472
Stolen Bases Mississippi St.
Auburn
65
227
4
12
53
26
Stolen Bases Per Game Mississippi St.
Auburn
85
240
4
12
1.43
0.72
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Mississippi St.
Auburn
161
195
13
14
1.80
1.66
Strikeouts Per Nine Innings Mississippi St.
Auburn
12
102
4
14
10.9
9.1
Triple Plays
Triples Auburn
Mississippi St.
131
284
8
14
7
2
Triples Per Game Auburn
Mississippi St.
155
294
8
14
0.19
0.05
WHIP Mississippi St.
Auburn
190
214
13
14
1.68
1.73
WL Pct Mississippi St.
Auburn
88
110
11
12
0.595
0.569
Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings Auburn
Mississippi St.
236
259
13
14
5.46
6.07

Statistical Leaders

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player Team BA OBP R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Dakota Jordan Mississippi State 0.348 0.435 17 32 6 0 6 26 18 3
Hunter Hines Mississippi State 0.336 0.398 31 48 9 0 17 47 14 0
Colton Ledbetter Mississippi State 0.333 0.483 39 44 7 1 9 43 38 15
Luke Hancock Mississippi State 0.297 0.478 30 33 11 0 3 29 35 0
Amani Larry Mississippi State 0.295 0.461 45 36 10 0 3 23 27 15
Kellum Clark Mississippi State 0.291 0.392 37 37 8 1 9 22 21 3
Slate Alford Mississippi State 0.252 0.305 19 27 2 0 5 19 8 0
Lane Forsythe Mississippi State 0.248 0.402 20 26 6 0 2 14 26 4

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA SV IP H R ER BB K BA
Landon Gartman Mississippi State 2 2 6.65 0 43.1 43 36 32 19 45 0.246

Auburn Batting Leaders

Player Team BA OBP R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Ike Irish Auburn 0.369 0.445 27 55 16 1 3 33 19 2
Bryson Ware Auburn 0.352 0.422 37 50 9 1 15 44 14 4
Cole Foster Auburn 0.326 0.438 34 43 10 0 4 26 24 1
Kason Howell Auburn 0.273 0.363 29 38 18 0 3 16 15 3
Justin Kirby Auburn 0.264 0.403 25 32 9 1 8 26 25 6
Caden Green Auburn 0.255 0.372 18 24 5 0 2 12 15 2

Auburn Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA SV IP H R ER BB K BA
Will Cannon Auburn 2 1 3.81 29.0 31 14 12 18 29 0.282
Tanner Bauman Auburn 2 1 4.97 37.1 21 19 18 25 41 0.164

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Mississippi State

35

Auburn

56

Mississippi State Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
24 Slate Alford INF 6′-3″ 220 So. Madison AL
48 Brooks Auger RHP 6′-5″ 205 Jr. Farmerville LA
38 Bryce Chance OF 5′-10″ 180 So. Ridgeland MS
16 Cole Cheatham LHP 6′-3″ 185 So. Ardmore AL
13 Nate Chester INF 6′-2″ 190 So. Kansas City MO
50 Jurrangelo Cijntje BHP 5′-11″ 170 Fr. Pembroke Pines FL
11 Kellum Clark OF 6′-4″ 205 Jr. Brandon MS
45 Tyler Davis LHP 6′-2″ 210 Jr. Newport News VA
25 Nate Dohm RHP 6′-4″ 210 So. Zionsville IN
5 Aaron Downs INF/OF 6′-0″ 210 So. Pella IA
43 Lane Forsythe INF 5′-11″ 175 Jr. Humboldt TN
6 Logan Forsythe RHP 6′-0″ 190 Fr. D’Iberville MS
36 Landon Gartman RHP 6′-0″ 215 Sr. Bogue Chitto MS
14 Will Gibbs RHP 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Flowood MS
20 Luke Hancock INF/C 5′-11″ 195 Gr. Houston MS
26 Tyson Hardin RHP 6′-2″ 185 So. Dover FL
22 Ross Highfill C 6′-0″ 200 Fr. Madison MS
44 Hunter Hines INF/OF 6′-3″ 210 So. Madison MS
21 Colby Holcombe RHP 6′-6″ 250 So. Florence AL
27 Wil Hoyle INF 5′-10″ 170 Gr. Durham NC
28 Bryce Hubbard C 5′-11″ 210 Fr. Norcross GA
7 Connor Hujsak INF/OF 6′-2″ 200 Jr. Goffstown N.H.
2 KC Hunt RHP 6′-3″ 200 Sr. Wyckoff NJ
42 Dakota Jordan OF 6′-0″ 220 Fr. Canton MS
9 Pico Kohn LHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Verbena AL
8 Amani Larry INF 5′-11″ 190 Jr. Bossier City LA
10 Colton Ledbetter OF 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Hoover AL
30 Bradley Loftin LHP 6′-3″ 197 Fr. Southaven MS
3 David Mershon INF 5′-7″ 165 Fr. Taylors SC
19 Max Miller LHP 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Vancleave MS
4 Aaron Nixon RHP 6′-0″ 210 Jr. McAllen TX
37 Hollis Porter INF/OF 6′-4″ 220 Fr. Hurley MS
33 Von Seibert INF/OF 6′-4″ 245 Sr. Daphne AL
12 Evan Siary RHP 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Columbus MS
17 Stone Simmons RHP 6′-4″ 235 Sr. Houston TX
15 Cade Smith RHP 6′-1″ 190 Jr. Southaven MS
32 Parker Stinnett RHP 6′-2″ 190 Sr. Oxford MS
55 Brock Tapper LHP 6′-1″ 185 Fr. Nesbit MS
46 Austin Tommasini RHP 5′-11″ 235 Fr. Madison MS
29 Nate Williams RHP 6′-3″ 230 So. Acworth GA
40 Ryan Williams C 6′-2″ 170 Fr. Cypress TX
39 Graham Yntema LHP 6′-4″ 230 So. Lilburn GA

Auburn Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
46 Chase Allsup RHP 6′-1″ 238 So. Dothan AL
41 John Armstrong RHP 5′-11″ 208 So. Marietta GA
25 Tanner Bauman LHP 6′-4″ 208 Jr. Jacksonville FL
31 Mike Bello OF 6′-0″ 203 So. Oak Ridge NJ
34 Ben Bosse RHP 6′-0″ 200 So. Brenham TX
28 Elliott Bray RHP 6′-0″ 219 Fr. Hartselle AL
33 Will Cannon RHP 6′-1″ 187 So. Orange Park FL
23 Parker Carlson RHP 6′-1″ 184 So. Mobile AL
54 Konner Copeland LHP 6′-2″ 185 Sr. Mobile AL
77 Zach Crotchfelt LHP 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Jackson NJ
6 Ryan Dyal C 5′-10″ 197 R-Jr. Senoia GA
7 Cole Foster IF 6′-1″ 193 Jr. Plano TX
45 Joseph Gonzalez RHP 6′-4″ 233 Jr. Humacao PR
1 Caden Green IF 5′-11″ 164 Jr. Tulsa OK
2 Josh Hall OF 5′-9″ 174 R-Sr. Homewood AL
29 Christian Herberholz RHP 5′-11″ 197 R-Jr. Scottsboro AL
16 Cam Hill IF 6′-4″ 219 Jr. Madison AL
36 Jackson Hilton LHP 6′-4″ 231 Fr. Columbus GA
17 Trevor Horne RHP 6′-3″ 203 R-Fr. Phenix City AL
5 Kason Howell OF 6′-0″ 180 5th Argyle TX
18 Ike Irish C 6′-2″ 202 Fr. Hudsonville MI
43 Chase Isbell RHP 6′-2″ 210 Sr. Springville AL
47 Cameron Keshock RHP 6′-6″ 214 Fr. Spanish Fort AL
14 Justin Kirby OF 5′-11″ 203 Gr. Alpharetta GA
37 Mason Land IF 5′-10″ 181 Sr. Cantonment FL
24 Nate LaRue C 6′-3″ 223 Sr. Mobile AL
51 Ty Mauldin IF 6′-0″ 196 Jr. Trussville AL
26 Cooper McMurray IF 6′-3″ 258 R-So. Tulsa OK
11 Gavin Miller IF 5′-11″ 192 Fr. Oakdale PA
9 Brody Moss IF 5′-11″ 183 So. Helena AL
22 Hayden Murphy RHP/IF 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Chula GA
12 Drew Nelson LHP/OF 5′-11″ 198 Fr. Troy AL
44 Ryan Olson RHP 6′-1″ 206 Fr. Auburn AL
27 Bobby Peirce OF 6′-0″ 183 R-Sr. Scottsdale AZ
19 Caleb Pittman RHP 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Hartselle AL
13 Ben Schorr RHP 6′-0″ 201 R-So. Columbus GA
20 Tommy Sheehan LHP 6′-0″ 210 6th Brielle NJ
3 Chris Stanfield OF 6′-1″ 189 Fr. Tallahassee FL
21 Will Turner LHP 5′-10″ 180 Fr. Hartselle AL
49 Tommy Vail LHP 6′-0″ 195 6th Seattle WA
50 Alex Wade OF 6′-2″ 186 Fr. Decatur AL
8 Bryson Ware IF/OF 6′-2″ 211 Sr. Madison MS
10 Brody Wortham IF 6′-1″ 187 Gr. Wedowee AL
4 Carter Wright C 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Blairsville GA

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
17-Feb 5:00 PM ET VMI 2 Mississippi St 11 SEC Network +
18-Feb 3:00 PM ET VMI 14 Mississippi St 13 SEC Network +
19-Feb 2:00 PM ET VMI 3 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network +
21-Feb 5:00 PM ET UL Monroe 11 Mississippi St 5 SEC Network +
22-Feb 5:00 PM ET UL Monroe 3 Mississippi St 14 SEC Network +
24-Feb 5:00 PM ET Arizona St 13 Mississippi St 4 SEC Network +
25-Feb 3:00 PM ET Arizona St 1 Mississippi St 5 SEC Network +
26-Feb 2:00 PM ET Arizona St 9 Mississippi St 5 SEC Network +
28-Feb 7:00 PM ET Southern Miss 9 Mississippi St 10 SEC Network +
3-Mar 7:00 PM ET Ohio State 8 Mississippi St 3 SEC Network +
4-Mar 2:00 PM ET Oklahoma 15 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network +
5-Mar 12:00 PM ET Mississippi St 8 California 4
7-Mar 7:00 PM ET Valparaiso 2 Mississippi St 12 SEC Network +
10-Mar 7:00 PM ET Lipscomb 2 Mississippi St 8 SEC Network +
11-Mar 3:00 PM ET Lipscomb 4 Mississippi St 12 SEC Network +
12-Mar 2:00 PM ET Lipscomb Mississippi St SEC Network +
14-Mar 7:00 PM ET Nicholls 4 Mississippi St 12 SEC Network +
15-Mar 6:00 PM ET Louisiana 4 Mississippi St 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 7:00 PM ET Arkansas St 2 Mississippi St 16 SEC Network +
24-Mar 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 26 Mississippi St 3 SEC Network +
25-Mar 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 18 Mississippi St 5 SEC Network +
26-Mar 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 11 Mississippi St 7 SEC Network +
28-Mar 7:00 PM ET Samford 4 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network +
30-Mar 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 6 Mississippi St 4 SEC Network
31-Mar 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 3 Mississippi St 13 SEC Network +
1-Apr 3:00 PM ET South Carolina 14 Mississippi St 5 SEC Network +
4-Apr 7:00 PM ET Grambling 2 Mississippi St 21 SEC Network +
6-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 12 Alabama 8 SEC Network +
7-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 1 Alabama 11 SEC Network +
8-Apr 6:00 PM ET Mississippi St 8 Alabama 4 ESPNU
11-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 7 UAB 3
14-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 3 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network +
15-Apr 4:00 PM ET Ole Miss 7 Mississippi St 8 SEC Network
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss 3 Mississippi St 5 SEC Network +
18-Apr 7:00 PM ET Southern Mississippi St SEC Network +
21-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Auburn SEC Network +
22-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Auburn SEC Network +
23-Apr 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St Auburn SEC Network +
25-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Mississippi St SEC Network +
27-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Tennessee SEC Network
28-Apr 6:30 PM ET Mississippi St Tennessee SEC Network +
29-Apr 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St Tennessee ESPNU
5-May 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Mississippi St SEC Network +
6-May 7:30 PM ET Arkansas Mississippi St ESPNU
7-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Mississippi St SEC Network +
9-May 7:00 PM ET Memphis Mississippi St 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 7:00 PM ET North Alabama Mississippi St SEC Network +
18-May 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M Mississippi St SEC Network +
19-May 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M Mississippi St SEC Network +
20-May 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M Mississippi St SEC Network +

Auburn Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
17-Feb 7:00 PM ET Indiana 4 Auburn 8 SEC Network +
18-Feb 3:00 PM ET Indiana 1 Auburn 6 SEC Network +
19-Feb 2:00 PM ET Indiana 11 Auburn 2 SEC Network +
21-Feb 7:00 PM ET North Alabama 1 Auburn 13 SEC Network +
24-Feb 9:30 PM ET Auburn 5 USC 3 SEC Network +
25-Feb 9:30 PM ET Auburn 12 USC 6 SEC Network +
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Auburn 12 USC 12 SEC Network +
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET FAMU 8 Auburn 18 SEC Network +
3-Mar 7:00 PM ET Lipscomb 3 Auburn 7 SEC Network +
4-Mar 3:00 PM ET Lipscomb 11 Auburn 12 SEC Network +
5-Mar 2:00 PM ET Lipscomb 3 Auburn 4 SEC Network +
7-Mar 7:00 PM ET UAB 1 Auburn 4 SEC Network +
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 6 J’Ville St 3 ESPN+
10-Mar 7:00 PM ET SE Louisiana 1 Auburn 7 SEC Network +
11-Mar 3:00 PM ET SE Louisiana 8 Auburn 3 SEC Network +
12-Mar 2:00 PM ET SE Louisiana Auburn SEC Network +
14-Mar 7:00 PM ET Georgia Tech 11 Auburn 12 SEC Network +
17-Mar 7:30 PM ET Auburn 2 Arkansas 7 SEC Network +
18-Mar 3:00 PM ET Auburn 2 Arkansas 9 SEC Network +
19-Mar 3:00 PM ET Auburn 0 Arkansas 5 SEC Network +
21-Mar 7:00 PM ET South Alabama 5 Auburn 6 SEC Network +
23-Mar 7:00 PM ET Georgia 6 Auburn 7 SEC Network +
25-Mar 3:00 PM ET Georgia 24 Auburn 7 SEC Network +
28-Mar 7:00 PM ET North Alabama 1 Auburn 14 SEC Network +
31-Mar 6:30 PM ET Auburn 10 Florida 1 SEC Network +
1-Apr 6:30 PM ET Auburn 5 Florida 12 SEC Network +
2-Apr 1:00 PM ET Auburn 8 Florida 17 SEC Network +
4-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 5 UAB 6
6-Apr 8:00 PM ET Texas A&M 9 Auburn 5 SEC Network
7-Apr 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 9 Auburn 10 SEC Network +
7-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 12 Auburn 6 SEC Network +
11-Apr 6:00 PM ET Auburn 8 Georgia Tech 12
14-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 8 Alabama 4 SEC Network +
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 2 Alabama 4 SEC Network +
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn 1 Alabama 6 SEC Network +
18-Apr 7:00 PM ET Samford 3 Auburn 13 SEC Network +
21-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Auburn SEC Network +
22-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Auburn SEC Network +
23-Apr 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St Auburn SEC Network +
25-Apr 7:00 PM ET Troy Auburn SEC Network +
28-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn South Carolina SEC Network +
29-Apr 4:00 PM ET Auburn South Carolina SEC Network +
30-Apr 12:00 PM ET Auburn South Carolina 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 7:00 PM ET Auburn Samford SEC Network +
11-May 8:00 PM ET Auburn Ole Miss ESPNU
12-May 7:30 PM ET Auburn Ole Miss SEC Network +
13-May 3:00 PM ET Auburn Ole Miss SEC Network
16-May 7:00 PM ET J’Ville St Auburn 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

Mississippi State-Auburn 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
Mississippi State
2,780-1,628-29
987-854-3
11
35
66-57
7
39
16
10
5
12
1
125-90
Auburn
2,562-1,731-33
941-884-3
6
29
35-52
3
23
7
4
2
6
0
59-51

Mississippi State-Auburn Series Prediction

Auburn 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win

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