SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Vanderbilt

Kentucky-Vanderbilt baseball series preview

The Kentucky Wildcats travel to the Vanderbilt Commodores 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

Émilien Pitre of Kentucky
Émilien Pitre of Kentucky
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Enrique Bradfield Jr of Vanderbilt
Enrique Bradfield Jr. of Vanderbilt

Series Schedule April 28-30

  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 3:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player Team BA OBP R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Jackson Gray Kentucky 0.362 0.525 52 54 11 4 4 26 32 17
Émilien Pitre Kentucky 0.360 0.500 45 54 13 1 1 39 37 14
Hunter Gilliam Kentucky 0.346 0.423 32 55 9 1 8 55 19 0
Jase Felker Kentucky 0.310 0.451 34 39 4 1 0 21 24 15
Grant Smith Kentucky 0.279 0.373 24 38 4 0 3 22 13 2
Ryan Waldschmidt Kentucky 0.273 0.416 31 38 11 1 3 27 27 11
Devin Burkes Kentucky 0.255 0.402 39 41 10 1 4 35 29 7

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA SV IP H R ER BB K BA
Darren Williams Kentucky 3 1 4.37 1 47 37 24 23 16 43 0.216
Zack Lee Kentucky 2 2 3.86 0 46 43 21 20 24 43 0.251
Tyler Bosma Kentucky 4 3 4.82 0 46 47 26 25 17 31 0.260

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player Team BA OBP R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
RJ Schreck Vanderbilt 0.364 0.502 44 55 14 2 11 49 35 5
Matthew Polk Vanderbilt 0.317 0.391 23 38 8 1 4 21 4 4
Enrique Bradfield Jr. Vanderbilt 0.290 0.454 53 45 8 1 5 24 42 29
Jonathan Vastine Vanderbilt 0.289 0.363 32 46 13 2 3 29 20 5
RJ Austin Vanderbilt 0.275 0.364 30 47 8 0 5 35 21 4
Parker Noland Vanderbilt 0.269 0.357 25 43 9 1 6 29 19 0
Jack Bulger Vanderbilt 0.250 0.356 27 32 5 0 5 26 18 3
Davis Diaz Vanderbilt 0.235 0.365 42 39 3 1 6 36 27 2

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA SV IP H R ER BB K BA
Carter Holton Vanderbilt 4 0 3.51 0 48 37 19 19 22 55 0.216
Hunter Owen Vanderbilt 3 0 3.42 0 50 42 22 19 16 58 0.226
Devin Futrell Vanderbilt 6 2 2.56 0 56 42 21 16 14 45 0.205

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Kentucky

6

Vanderbilt

5

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

Vanderbilt Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
99 Jack Anderson RHP 6′-6″ 206 Gr. Nashville TN
2 Ivan Arias IF 5′-8″ 170 Fr. Boston MA
42 RJ Austin UTL 5′-11″ 189 Fr. Atlanta GA
51 Enrique Bradfield Jr. OF 6′-1″ 170 Jr. Hialeah FL
16 Jack Bulger UTL 6′-0″ 216 Jr. Bowie MD
98 Greysen Carter RHP 6′-4″ 241 So. Louisville CO
97 Bryce Cunningham RHP 6′-5″ 234 So. Headland AL
11 Davis Diaz IF 5′-11″ 186 So. Pittsburg CA
43 Michael Doolin RHP 6′-4″ 219 Sr. Schererville IN
80 Andrew Dutkanych IV RHP 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Indianapolis IN
45 Alan Espinal C 6′-0″ 209 Jr. Viera FL
95 Devin Futrell LHP 6′-5″ 200 So. Pembroke Pines FL
17 Ryan Ginther LHP 5′-11″ 204 So. Hendersonville TN
21 Calvin Hewett OF 6′-3″ 223 Jr. Greenland NH
40 Sam Hliboki RHP 6′-3″ 209 Sr. Los Angeles CA
32 Cooper Holbrook OF 6′-3″ 198 Fr. Mount Pleasant SC
20 Carter Holton LHP 5′-11″ 201 So. Guyton GA
38 David Horn RHP 6′-4″ 220 Fr. Mission Viegjo CA
23 Devan Kodali OF 6′-2″ 190 Fr. New York NY
19 Troy LaNeve OF 6′-0″ 209 Sr. Pittsburgh PA
44 Cade Law C 6′-1″ 224 Fr. Kingston Springs TN
8 Chris Maldonado IF 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Short Hills NJ
29 Nick Maldonado RHP 6′-1″ 207 Sr. Short Hills NJ
10 T.J. McKenzie OF 6′-1″ 191 Sr. Loxahatchee FL
36 Grayson Moore RHP 6′-3″ 215 Jr. Longwood FL
25 Parker Noland IF 6′-1″ 203 Sr. Knoxville TN
33 Hunter Owen LHP 6′-6″ 261 Jr. South Portland ME
1 Matthew Polk UTL 5′-11″ 185 So. Long Beach CA
5 Logan Poteet C 6′-2″ 214 Fr. Powell TN
55 Colton Regen RHP 6′-4″ 183 So. Mt. Juliet TN
88 Patrick Reilly RHP 6′-3″ 208 Jr. Sea Girt NJ
18 JD Rogers OF 5′-10″ 203 So. Carmel IN
3 RJ Schreck OF 6′-1″ 210 Gr. Los Angeles CA
66 Thomas Schultz RHP 6′-6″ 243 Sr. Mount Carmel PA
22 JD Thompson LHP 6′-0″ 193 Fr. Rusk TX
13 Jonathan Vastine IF 5′-11″ 176 So. Bartow FL
9 Raymond Velazquez IF 6′-1″ 201 Fr. Lowell MA
6 Matt Wolfe IF 6′-1″ 187 Fr. Westerville OH

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 6 LSU 16 SEC Network
14-Apr 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 13 LSU 10 SEC Network +
15-Apr 2:00 PM ET Kentucky 6 LSU 7 SEC Network +
18-Apr 6:30 PM ET Xavier 2 Kentucky 13 SEC Network +
21-Apr 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M PPD Kentucky PPD SEC Network +
22-Apr 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 6 Kentucky 3 SEC Network +
22-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 8 Kentucky 7 SEC Network +
23-Apr 2:00 PM ET Texas A&M 1 Kentucky 8 SEC Network +
25-Apr 7:00 PM ET Louisville 7 Kentucky 0 SEC Network +
28-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky 4 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network +
29-Apr 3:00 PM ET Kentucky 3 Vanderbilt 9 SEC Network +
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Kentucky 2 Vanderbilt 3 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

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
17-Feb 4:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 TCU 11
18-Feb 12:00 PM ET Oklahoma St 9 Vanderbilt 11 SEC Network +
19-Feb 11:30 AM ET Texas 2 Vanderbilt 12 SEC Network +
21-Feb 5:30 PM ET C Arkansas 5 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
22-Feb 5:30 PM ET UAB 1 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network +
24-Feb 5:30 PM ET UCLA 0 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET UCLA 3 Vanderbilt 0 SEC Network +
26-Feb 1:00 PM ET UCLA 1 Vanderbilt 2 SEC Network +
28-Feb 5:30 PM ET Austin Peay 7 Vanderbilt 11 SEC Network +
3-Mar 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 3 Nebraska 5
4-Mar 12:00 PM ET Maryland 7 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network +
5-Mar 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 Minnesota 0
7-Mar 5:30 PM ET Tennessee Tech 1 Vanderbilt 12 SEC Network +
8-Mar 5:30 PM ET Evansville 1 Vanderbilt 2 SEC Network +
10-Mar 5:30 PM ET LMU 1 Vanderbilt 2 SEC Network +
11-Mar 3:00 PM ET LMU 0 Vanderbilt 2 SEC Network +
12-Mar 2:00 PM ET LMU 9 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network +
14-Mar 7:00 PM ET Belmont 6 Vanderbilt 15 SEC Network +
16-Mar 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 2 Vanderbilt 12 SEC Network +
17-Mar 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 0 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network +
18-Mar 12:00 PM ET Ole Miss 2 Vanderbilt 7 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 Lipscomb 1 Vanderbilt 11 SEC Network +
31-Mar 7:00 PM ET Georgia 2 Vanderbilt 9 SEC Network +
1-Apr 3:00 PM ET Georgia 8 Vanderbilt 16 SEC Network +
2-Apr 2:00 PM ET Georgia 0 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
4-Apr 7:00 PM ET Western KY 1 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network +
6-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 7 Missouri 6 SEC Network +
7-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 Missouri 5 SEC Network +
8-Apr 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 5 Missouri 0 SEC Network +
11-Apr 7:00 PM ET North Alabama 2 Vanderbilt 14 SEC Network +
14-Apr 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 14 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network +
15-Apr 3:00 PM ET South Carolina 5 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network +
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET South Carolina 4 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network +
18-Apr 7:00 PM ET Indiana St 10 Vanderbilt 2 SEC Network +
21-Apr 6:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 3 Tennessee 4 SEC Network
23-Apr 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 5 Tennessee 10 ESPN2
28-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky 4 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network +
29-Apr 3:00 PM ET Kentucky 3 Vanderbilt 9 SEC Network +
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Kentucky 2 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network
2-May 7:00 PM ET Georgia St 5 Vanderbilt 11 SEC Network +
4-May 8:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Alabama ESPNU
5-May 8:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Alabama SEC Network
6-May 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Alabama SEC Network +
9-May 6:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Louisville
12-May 5:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Florida SEC Network
13-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Florida SEC Network
14-May 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Florida SEC Network +
16-May 7:00 PM ET MTSU Vanderbilt SEC Network +
18-May 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Vanderbilt SEC Network +
19-May 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Vanderbilt SEC Network +
20-May 3:00 PM ET Arkansas Vanderbilt SEC Network +
May 23-28 TBA SEC Tournament
June 16-26 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Kentucky-Vanderbilt 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
Vanderbilt
2,457-1,812-33
724-947-10
3
26
53-41
5
20
10
10
4
5
2
80-45

Kentucky-Vanderbilt Series Prediction

Vanderbilt 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win

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