SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Kentucky

Kentucky-South Carolina baseball series preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks 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

Braylen Wimmer of South Carolina
Braylen Wimmer of South Carolina
Kentucky Proud Park (5,000)
Kentucky Proud Park (5,000)
Émilien Pitre of Kentucky
Émilien Pitre of Kentucky

Series Schedule May 5-7

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 6:30 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 2:00 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 South Carolina
Kentucky
5
32
2
8
280
236
Batting Average Kentucky
South Carolina
80
108
4
9
0.292
0.287
Double Plays Kentucky
South Carolina
48
218
3
8
35
23
Double Plays Per Game Kentucky
South Carolina
56
235
3
8
0.81
0.53
Doubles South Carolina
Kentucky
128
140
8
9
79
77
Doubles Per Game South Carolina
Kentucky
146
165
8
9
1.84
1.79
Earned Run Average South Carolina
Kentucky
3
19
2
4
3.55
4.10
Fielding Percentage Kentucky
South Carolina
6
116
1
12
0.983
0.971
Hit Batters Kentucky
South Carolina
155
283
4
14
50
30
Hit by Pitch Kentucky
South Carolina
8
8
2
2
90
90
Hits South Carolina
Kentucky
129
136
10
12
407
403
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
South Carolina
7
14
4
6
7.53
7.75
Home Runs South Carolina
Kentucky
3
248
1
14
94
28
Home Runs Per Game South Carolina
Kentucky
3
257
1
14
2.19
0.65
On Base Percentage South Carolina
Kentucky
8
18
2
3
0.430
0.422
Runs South Carolina
Kentucky
12
73
3
10
390
320
Sacrifice Bunts Kentucky
South Carolina
3
141
1
4
44
14
Sacrifice Flies Kentucky
South Carolina
74
92
10
12
21
20
Scoring South Carolina
Kentucky
9
77
2
10
9.1
7.4
Shutouts South Carolina
Kentucky
14
34
4
7
4
3
Slugging Percentage South Carolina
Kentucky
10
188
4
14
0.551
0.425
Stolen Bases Kentucky
South Carolina
48
180
1
8
70
40
Stolen Bases Per Game Kentucky
South Carolina
51
190
1
8
1.63
0.93
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio South Carolina
Kentucky
4
106
2
10
3.36
2.01
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings South Carolina
Kentucky
21
103
6
14
10.3
8.9
Triple Plays
Triples Kentucky
South Carolina
52
177
2
11
12
7
Triples Per Game Kentucky
South Carolina
60
198
2
11
0.28
0.16
WHIP South Carolina
Kentucky
3
26
2
6
1.20
1.33
WL Pct South Carolina
Kentucky
3
23
1
6
0.814
0.698
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings South Carolina
Kentucky
7
114
2
6
3.06
4.45

Statistical Leaders

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player Team BA OBP R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Ethan Petry South Carolina 0.412 0.484 42 63 7 0 20 65 18 2
Cole Messina South Carolina 0.325 0.446 50 54 14 1 14 53 28 5
Talmadge LeCroy South Carolina 0.320 0.465 29 39 7 1 3 29 22 0
Braylen Wimmer South Carolina 0.299 0.419 52 47 8 1 11 35 25 13
Dylan Brewer South Carolina 0.267 0.427 38 27 5 0 6 16 23 6
Gavin Casas South Carolina 0.254 0.429 47 36 7 0 16 39 34 0
Caleb Denny South Carolina 0.252 0.381 26 32 9 1 4 29 21 8
Carson Hornung South Carolina 0.245 0.478 22 23 4 0 4 25 37 1
Evan Stone South Carolina 0.217 0.389 25 18 3 0 2 12 15 3

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA SV IP H R ER BB K BA
Will Sanders South Carolina 4 2 5.55 0 58 48 40 36 21 59 0.244
Jack Mahoney South Carolina 3 2 4.21 0 47 55 28 22 16 55 0.263

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

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

South Carolina

3

Kentucky

12

South Carolina Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
36 Cade Austin RHP 6′-3″ 230 RS So. Chapin SC
29 Matthew Becker LHP 6′-3″ 200 So. Chapin SC
7 Michael Braswell INF 6′-2″ 195 So. Mabelton GA
10 Dylan Brewer OF 6′-2″ 180 Sr. Latta SC
38 Zander Buchan C 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Columbia SC
52 Gavin Casas 1B 6′-4″ 230 Jr. Pembroke Pines FL
12 Jacob Compton 1B/OF 6′-1″ 225 Jr. Olive Branch MS
31 David Cromer OF 6′-2″ 225 RS So. Lexington SC
11 Caleb Denny OF 6′-2″ 195 Jr. Owasso OK
16 Dylan Eskew RHP 6′-3″ 190 So. Tampa FL
26 Jonathan French C 5′-11″ 235 Sr. Lilburn GA
35 Connor Fuhrman OF 6′-0″ 200 Fr. Daleville VA
33 Noah Hall RHP 6′-0″ 190 Sr. Charlotte NC
34 James Hicks RHP 6′-2″ 190 RS Jr. Conway AR
15 Carson Hornung OF 6′-3″ 215 So. Overland Park KS
18 Eli Jerzembeck RHP 6′-2″ 180 Fr. Charlotte NC
14 Eli Jones RHP 6′-1″ 195 So. Peachtree City GA
2 Roman Kimball RHP 5′-11″ 170 So. New Hartford NY
5 Talmadge LeCroy C 6′-2″ 190 So. Belton SC
50 Kevin Madden INF 6′-1″ 200 5th Year Glenwood MD
23 Jack Mahoney RHP 6′-3″ 205 Jr. Arlington Heights IL
47 Connor McCreery RHP 6′-6″ 205 Fr. Williston Park NY
6 Will McGillis INF 6′-3″ 200 5th Year San Diego CA
19 Cole Messina C 6′-0″ 220 So. Summerville SC
20 Ethan Petry INF/RHP 6′-4″ 230 Fr. Land O’ Lakes FL
4 Jackson Phipps LHP 6′-4″ 225 RS So. Dallas GA
45 Nick Proctor RHP 5′-10″ 185 5th Year Pleasanton CA
32 Will Sanders RHP 6′-6″ 215 Jr. Atlanta GA
25 Sam Simpson RHP 6′-3″ 205 RS Fr. Carrollton GA
9 Evan Stone OF 6′-0″ 185 So. Irmo SC
40 Wesley Sweatt RHP 6′-3″ 220 5th Year Rock Hill SC
30 Brett Thomas RHP 6′-5″ 240 Sr. Atlanta GA
13 Will Tippett INF 6′-1″ 170 Fr. Stone Mountain GA
37 Chris Veach RHP/INF 6′-0″ 200 RS So. Chapin SC
44 Trey Wheeler LHP 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Indialantic FL
22 Ricky Williams RHP 6′-2″ 200 Jr. Lexington SC
28 Austin Williamson RHP 6′-4″ 220 Fr. Sherrills Ford NC
3 Braylen Wimmer INF 6′-4″ 200 Sr. Yukon OK
41 Zach Zedalis RHP 5′-11″ 185 Jr. Charlotte NC

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

South Carolina Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
17-Feb 4:00 PM ET UMass Lowell 3 South Carolina 20 SEC Network +
18-Feb 2:00 PM ET UMass Lowell 1 South Carolina 17 SEC Network +
19-Feb 1:30 PM ET UMass Lowell 1 South Carolina 12 SEC Network +
21-Feb 4:00 PM ET Winthrop 3 South Carolina 19 SEC Network +
22-Feb 4:00 PM ET Queens 0 South Carolina 12 SEC Network +
24-Feb 4:00 PM ET Penn 4 South Carolina 7 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET Penn 0 South Carolina 1 SEC Network +
26-Feb 1:30 PM ET Penn 5 South Carolina 6 SEC Network +
28-Feb 4:00 PM ET NC A&T 3 South Carolina 11 SEC Network +
3-Mar 6:00 PM ET South Carolina 2 Clemson 5
4-Mar 1:00 PM ET Clemson 9 South Carolina 11 SEC Network +
5-Mar 1:30 PM ET Clemson 1 South Carolina 7 SEC Network +
7-Mar 7:00 PM ET The Citadel 1 South Carolina 8 SEC Network +
8-Mar 6:30 PM ET South Carolina 19 SC Upstate 1 ESPN+
10-Mar 7:00 PM ET Bethune 3 South Carolina 20 SEC Network +
11-Mar 4:00 PM ET Bethune 5 South Carolina 8 SEC Network +
12-Mar 1:30 PM ET Bethune South Carolina SEC Network +
14-Mar 7:00 PM ET Presbyterian 0 South Carolina 5 SEC Network +
18-Mar 2:00 PM ET South Carolina 5 Georgia 4 SEC Network +
18-Mar 5:30 PM ET South Carolina 12 Georgia 2 SEC Network +
19-Mar 3:00 PM ET South Carolina 12 Georgia 1 SEC Network
21-Mar 6:05 PM ET South Carolina 2 Charlotte 6
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 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 13 The Citadel 2
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 South Carolina 5 North Carolina 0 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 SC Upstate 2 South Carolina 7 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 Charleston So 4 South Carolina 10 SEC Network +
20-Apr 7:30 PM ET Florida 3 South Carolina 13 ESPNU
21-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 2 South Carolina 5 SEC Network +
22-Apr 2:00 PM ET Florida 5 South Carolina 7 SEC Network +
28-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 8 South Carolina 3 SEC Network +
29-Apr 4:00 PM ET Auburn 9 South Carolina 5 SEC Network +
30-Apr 12:00 PM ET Auburn 7 South Carolina 8 SEC Network
3-May 6:00 PM ET South Carolina Winthrop
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 4:00 PM ET North Florida South Carolina SEC Network +
12-May 7:30 PM ET South Carolina Arkansas SEC Network +
13-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Arkansas SEC Network +
14-May 3:00 PM ET South Carolina Arkansas SEC Network +
16-May 7:00 PM ET Charlotte South Carolina SEC Network +
18-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee South Carolina SEC Network +
19-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee South Carolina SEC Network +
20-May 2:00 PM ET Tennessee South Carolina 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 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

South Carolina-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
South Carolina
2,706-1,642-17
486-390-1
3
29
29-51
1
33
18
13
6
11
2
137-71
Kentucky
2,015-1,905-25
772-1,015-8
1
23
25-39
7
9
0
0
0
0
0
14-18

South Carolina-Kentucky Series Prediction

South Carolina 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win

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