SEC Baseball Series Preview: Kentucky at Missouri

Preview of the Kentucky-Missouri SEC baseball series including key players, stats, schedules/results, rosters and a prediction of the series winner

Missouri-Kentucky

The Kentucky Wildcats travel to the Missouri 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

Series Schedule March 22-24

Devin Burkes of Kentucky
Devin Burkes of Kentucky
Taylor Stadium 3,031
Taylor Stadium 3,031
Danny Corona of Missouri
Danny Corona of Missouri
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 7:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Friday 4:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 12:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Kentucky
Missouri
89
109
11
13
99
95
Batting Average Kentucky
Missouri
100
182
9
14
0.290
0.263
Double Plays Kentucky
Missouri
40
129
1
6
16
12
Double Plays Per Game Kentucky
Missouri
65
166
1
6
0.80
0.60
Doubles Kentucky
Missouri
47
85
5
9
43
38
Doubles Per Game Kentucky
Missouri
64
119
4
9
2.15
1.90
Earned Run Average Kentucky
Missouri
15
141
5
14
3.69
5.79
Fielding % Kentucky
Missouri
82
110
10
13
0.973
0.971
Hit Batters Kentucky
Missouri
50
70
1
2
33
31
Hit by Pitch Kentucky
Missouri
20
25
5
6
42
39
Hits Kentucky
Missouri
112
140
10
12
182
173
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
Missouri
6
130
3
13
6.71
9.37
Home Runs Missouri
Kentucky
73
137
10
13
25
20
Home Runs Per Game Missouri
Kentucky
92
147
11
13
1.25
1.00
On Base % Kentucky
Missouri
63
142
11
14
0.415
0.384
Runs Kentucky
Missouri
55
110
10
14
162
138
Sacrifice Bunts Kentucky
Missouri
13
95
1
5
15
8
Sacrifice Flies Kentucky
Missouri
71
132
7
11
10
8
Scoring Kentucky
Missouri
67
136
8
14
8.1
6.9
Shutouts Kentucky 4 3 3
Slugging % Kentucky
Missouri
77
134
10
14
0.479
0.444
Stolen Bases Kentucky
Missouri
15
115
2
6
44
24
Stolen Bases Per Game Kentucky
Missouri
18
132
2
6
2.20
1.20
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Missouri
Kentucky
59
71
11
12
2.34
2.23
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Missouri
Kentucky
156
162
13
14
8.6
8.6
Triple Plays
Triples Kentucky
Missouri
22
147
1
10
8
3
Triples Per Game Kentucky
Missouri
31
183
1
10
0.40
0.15
WHIP Kentucky
Missouri
8
73
5
12
1.17
1.45
WL Pct Kentucky
Missouri
8
178
5
14
0.850
0.450
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Missouri
Kentucky
37
49
6
8
3.68
3.85

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player avg ab h 2b 3b hr rbi slg% bb ob% sb-att
Nick Lopez 0.426 68 29 9 2 2 18 0.706 7 0.462 2-2
Emilien Pitre 0.378 82 31 8 1 2 24 0.573 14 0.459 11-14
Ryan Waldschmidt 0.321 53 17 5 0 2 12 0.528 13 0.486 5-7
Ryan Nicholson 0.273 55 15 4 0 3 16 0.509 8 0.365 1-1
Devin Burkes 0.254 63 16 2 0 1 12 0.333 12 0.435 10-10

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player era w-l app-gs ip h er bb so 2b hr ab b/avg hbp
Mason Moore 2.28 4-0 5-5 27.2 17 7 10 27 3 3 96 0.177 6
Dominic Niman 3.51 4-1 5-5 25.2 24 10 10 22 3 1 101 0.238 4
Travis Smith 6.57 1-2 5-5 24.2 25 18 16 20 3 3 92 0.272 3
Ryan Hagenow 0.00 0-0 2-0 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 17 0.118 3
James Mccoy 0.00 0-0 3-0 2.1 3 0 1 3 1 0 10 0.300 1
Ben Cleaver 0.00 2-0 2-0 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 7 0.143 1
Carson Applegate 0.00 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.000 0
Evan Hart 0.00 0-0 2-0 0.2 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.333 2
Evan Byers 0.96 2-0 7-0 9.1 7 1 3 8 0 0 31 0.226 2
Robert Hogan 1.00 0-0 7-0 9 1 1 3 6 0 0 26 0.038 1
Johnny Hummel 1.04 1-0 7-0 8.2 2 1 2 14 0 1 28 0.071 0
Drew Lafferty 3.24 1-0 5-5 16.2 11 6 6 13 2 0 57 0.193 2
Jackson Nove 3.48 1-0 7-0 10.1 4 4 6 15 1 0 34 0.118 2
Cameron O’Brien 4.50 1-0 10-0 8 5 4 0 8 2 2 28 0.179 1
Trey Pooser 4.72 1-0 6-0 13.1 11 7 5 15 4 2 50 0.220 1
Hayden Smith 5.40 0-0 4-0 3.1 4 2 2 0 1 0 14 0.286 0
Cooper Robinson 5.68 0-0 5-1 6.1 10 4 3 8 2 2 27 0.370 0

Missouri Batting Leaders

Player avg ab h 2b 3b hr rbi slg% bb ob% sb-att
Jackson Lovich 0.342 79 27 4 2 6 20 0.671 12 0.443 3-3
Trevor Austin 0.293 75 22 6 1 7 16 0.680 9 0.424 0-3
Thomas Curry 0.271 59 16 6 0 3 16 0.525 11 0.429 0-0
Tucker Moore 0.230 74 17 3 0 1 4 0.311 9 0.345 2-3

Missouri Pitching Leaders

Player era w-l app-gs ip h er bb so 2b hr ab b/avg hbp
Carter Rustad 3.70 3-2 5-5 24.1 18 10 4 20 5 3 91 0.198 7
Javyn Pimental 2.04 0-0 4-3 17.2 14 4 3 21 2 1 64 0.219 3
Brock Lucas 2.40 2-0 6-0 15 11 4 8 12 4 0 57 0.193 3
Ryan Magdic 3.18 0-1 6-0 11.1 9 4 3 15 3 1 41 0.220 0
Charlie Miller 3.38 0-0 9-0 8 6 3 9 11 1 0 28 0.214 0
Ben Pedersen 3.60 0-0 5-0 5 4 2 2 4 1 0 16 0.250 1
Daniel Wissler 4.96 2-1 6-3 16.1 17 9 4 14 3 4 63 0.270 2
Jacob Peaden 5.14 1-1 7-0 14 16 8 5 11 3 3 54 0.296 2
Josh Mcdevitt 5.14 0-0 6-1 7 7 4 3 9 2 0 26 0.269 4
Victor Quinn 5.40 0-0 2-0 1.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 5 0.200 3
Ian Lohse 5.84 0-1 7-0 12.1 13 8 5 12 3 2 50 0.260 1

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Kentucky 10
Missouri 130

Kentucky Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
0 Jake Titus RHP 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Ottawa KS
1 Patrick Herrera INF 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Mesa AZ
2 Mitchell Daly INF 6′-1″ 185 Sr. Madison AL
4 Émilien Pitre INF 5′-11″ 185 Jr. Repentigny QC
5 Josh Skowronski UTIL 6′-5″ 215 Fr. Frederick MD
6 Reuben Church INF 6′-2″ 235 Sr. Maryville TN
7 Devin Burkes C 6′-3″ 205 R-Jr. Bradenton FL
8 Ty Crittenberger OF 6′-0″ 180 Gr. Lighthouse Point FL
9 Nick Lopez INF 6′-2″ 215 Gr. Santa Ana CA
10 Cameron O’Brien RHP 6′-5″ 220 Gr. Wake Forest NC
11 Colby Frieda RHP 6′-3″ 215 Jr. St. John’s FL
12 Grant Smith INF 6′-0″ 190 Sr. Albuquerque NM
13 James McCoy INF/OF 6′-4″ 210 R-So. Port St. Joe FL
14 Ben Higdon OF 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Paducah KY
16 Landon Franklin INF 6′-2″ 185 Fr. Cleveland TN
17 Ethan Hindle INF 6′-1″ 200 Fr. Delafield WI
19 Nolan McCarthy OF 6′-0″ 200 R-Jr. Kalamazoo MI
20 Mason Moore RHP 6′-4″ 215 Jr. Morehead KY
21 Ryan Waldschmidt OF 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Bradenton FL
22 Dominic Niman LHP 6′-3″ 220 Gr. West Hartford CT
23 Hudson Brown INF 6′-6″ 220 Fr. Olive Branch MS
24 Ryan Hagenow RHP 6′-5″ 210 Sr. Knoxville TN
25 Ryan Nicholson INF 6′-4″ 220 Gr. Louisville KY
26 Drew Lafferty RHP 6′-1″ 205 R-Fr. South Park PA
28 Hayden Smith LHP 6′-2″ 200 R-Fr. Nicholasville KY
29 Robert Hogan RHP 6′-0″ 195 Jr. North Oaks MN
33 Travis Smith RHP 6′-4″ 220 R-So. Walton KY
34 Lukas Schramm OF 6′-3″ 215 R-Fr. Apex NC
35 Blake Bowen UTIL 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Wooster OH
36 Carson Applegate RHP 6′-0″ 190 R-Fr. Columbus NJ
37 Raymond Saatman RHP 6′-0″ 165 Fr. Lexington KY
39 Cooper Robinson RHP 6′-4″ 225 Jr. Folsom CA
40 Zach Hise RHP 6′-5″ 210 Jr. Joliet IL
41 Evan Byers LHP 5′-11″ 180 R-Jr. Nicholasville KY
42 Griffin Cameron OF 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Lexington KY
43 Jackson Nove LHP 6′-5″ 215 Jr. Fairfax IA
44 Jacob Price RHP 6′-4″ 225 So. Louisville KY
46 Christian Howe RHP 6′-4″ 195 R-So. Danville KY
47 Kyuss Gargett UTIL 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Anderson IN
48 Ben Cleaver LHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Chapel Hill TN
49 Johnny Hummel RHP 6′-0″ 180 Gr. Charlotte NC
50 Evan Hart LHP 6′-5″ 200 Fr. Harrodsburg KY
51 Trey Pooser RHP 6′-4″ 200 Gr. Hanahan SC
52 Austin Fawley C/INF 6′-2″ 190 R-Fr. West Palm Beach FL
54 Eli Small C/OF 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Elkhorn NE
55 Tommy Skelding RHP 6′-3″ 190 Fr. Atwater OH

Missouri Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Juju Stevens OF 6′-0″ 180 Jr. Woodbridge CT
3 Danny Corona INF 6′-3″ 215 Jr. Brooklyn NY
4 Matt Garcia INF 6′-0″ 190 Gr. Orlando FL
5 Brock Daniels INF/OF 6′-1″ 195 So. St. Louis MO
6 Jeric Curtis OF 6′-0″ 170 So. Cypress TX
7 Drew Culbertson INF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Greenwood IN
8 Tucker Moore C 6′-1″ 198 R-Fr. Castle Rock CO
10 Jackson Beaman OF 6′-1″ 230 So. Lincoln MO
11 Jack Holubowski INF 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Chesterfield MO
12 Justin Colon INF 6′-3″ 180 Jr. Carolina PR
13 Jacob Peaden RHP 6′-2″ 200 Gr. Greenville NC
14 Isaiah Frost OF 5′-11″ 197 Jr. Lee’s Summit MO
17 Thomas Curry C 5′-11″ 230 Fr. Hartland WI
18 Jackson Lovich INF 6′-4″ 192 So. Overland Park KS
19 Trevor Austin INF/OF 5′-10″ 188 Sr. Jefferson City MO
20 Kaden Peer OF/INF 6′-2″ 185 Fr. Chesterfield MO
21 Sam Horn RHP 6′-4″ 217 So. Lawrenceville GA
22 Kadden Drew LHP 6′-2″ 210 Jr. Scottsdale AZ
23 Ian Lohse LHP 6′-0″ 199 Sr. St. Louis MO
24 Jedier Hernandez C 6′-0″ 200 Jr. Trenton NJ
25 Brock Lucas RHP 6′-3″ 229 So. St. Elizabeth MO
26 Ryan Magdic LHP 6′-5″ 240 Gr. Beamsville ON
27 Tyler Macon INF 5′-11″ 175 Fr. Kirkwood MO
28 RJ Jimerson OF 5′-10″ 185 So. Chicago IL
29 Cameron Benson INF/OF 6′-3″ 185 Jr. Farmington Hills MI
30 Carter Rustad RHP 6′-4″ 194 Gr. Kansas City MO
32 Kaden Jacobi RHP 6′-3″ 220 Jr. O’Fallon MO
35 Daniel Wissler LHP 6′-2″ 185 So. O’Fallon MO
38 Bryce Mayer RHP 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Marthasville MO
39 Charlie Miller RHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Lohman MO
40 Victor Quinn RHP 6′-1″ 217 Jr. O’Fallon MO
41 Nic Smith LHP 6′-3″ 198 So. Jamestown TN
42 Wil Libbert LHP 6′-1″ 205 Fr. St. Thomas MO
43 Javyn Pimental LHP 6′-3″ 213 Jr. Kane’ohe HI
44 Xavier Lovett RHP 6′-0″ 190 Jr. Houston TX
47 Ben Pedersen RHP 6′-6″ 210 Gr. Duluth MN
48 Logan Lunceford RHP 6′-0″ 180 So. Edmond OK
49 Tony Neubeck LHP 6′-2″ 237 Jr. Hugo MN
50 Ben Smith RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Springfield MO
53 Seth McCartney RHP 6′-0″ 200 Jr. Brandon MS
54 Josh McDevitt RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Effingham IL
58 Miles Garrett RHP 5′-10″ 175 Jr. Stone Mountain GA
88 Mateo Serna C 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Doral FL

Kentucky Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Kentucky 11 SC Upstate 7
23-Feb 3:00 PM ET Washington St 6 Kentucky 4
24-Feb 5:00 PM ET Texas St 5 Kentucky 11
25-Feb 1:00 PM ET Kentucky 8 Kansas 5
27-Feb 4:00 PM ET Western KY 0 Kentucky 5 SEC Network +
1-Mar 4:00 PM ET Lipscomb 4 Kentucky 7 SEC Network +
2-Mar 1:00 PM ET Lipscomb 1 Kentucky 16 SEC Network +
3-Mar 1:00 PM ET Lipscomb 1 Kentucky 19 SEC Network +
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET E Kentucky Kentucky SEC Network +
6-Mar 6:30 PM ET Kentucky 10 E Kentucky 0 ESPN+
8-Mar 4:00 PM ET Kennesaw St Kentucky SEC Network +
9-Mar 1:00 PM ET Kennesaw St 13 Kentucky 1 SEC Network +
10-Mar 1:00 PM ET Kennesaw St 9 Kentucky 7 SEC Network +
12-Mar 6:30 PM ET Murray St 6 Kentucky 10 SEC Network +
15-Mar 6:30 PM ET Georgia 10 Kentucky 16 SEC Network +
16-Mar 2:00 PM ET Georgia 3 Kentucky 9 SEC Network +
17-Mar 1:00 PM ET Georgia 1 Kentucky 12 SEC Network +
19-Mar 6:30 PM ET Evansville 3 Kentucky 11
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Kentucky Missouri SEC Network +
23-Mar 4:00 PM ET Kentucky Missouri SEC Network +
24-Mar 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Missouri SEC Network
26-Mar 6:30 PM ET Miami OH Kentucky SEC Network +
29-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky Ole Miss SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:30 PM ET Kentucky Ole Miss SEC Network +
31-Mar 2:30 PM ET Kentucky Ole Miss SEC Network +
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET Louisville Kentucky SEC Network
5-Apr 6:30 PM ET Alabama Kentucky
6-Apr 2:00 PM ET Alabama Kentucky
7-Apr 12:00 PM ET Alabama Kentucky SEC Network
9-Apr 7:30 PM ET Kentucky Samford
11-Apr 7:30 PM ET Kentucky Auburn
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky Auburn
13-Apr 3:00 PM ET Kentucky Auburn
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky Louisville ACC Network
19-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky
20-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky
21-Apr 1:00 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky South Carolina
27-Apr 6:00 PM ET Kentucky South Carolina SEC Network
28-Apr 3:00 PM ET Kentucky South Carolina SEC Network
3-May 6:30 PM ET Arkansas Kentucky
4-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Kentucky
5-May 1:00 PM ET Arkansas Kentucky
7-May 3:00 PM ET Kentucky Xavier
10-May 6:30 PM ET Kentucky Florida
11-May 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network
12-May 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network
14-May 6:30 PM ET Wright St Kentucky
16-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky
17-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky
18-May 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Missouri Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Missouri 2 Cal Poly 3
16-Feb Missouri 3 Cal Poly 1
22-Feb 9:00 PM ET Bakersfield 3 Missouri 6
23-Feb 9:00 PM ET Missouri 3 San Diego St 10
24-Feb 4:00 PM ET Missouri 4 UC San Diego 8 ESPN+
24-Feb 7:30 PM ET Missouri 5 UC San Diego 4 ESPN+
27-Feb 4:00 PM ET SE Missouri 8 Missouri 3 SEC Network +
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET N Kentucky Missouri SEC Network +
2-Mar 3:00 PM ET N Kentucky 10 Missouri 28 SEC Network +
3-Mar 2:00 PM ET N Kentucky 16 Missouri 15 SEC Network +
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET Lindenwood 4 Missouri 5 SEC Network +
8-Mar 4:00 PM ET Purdue FW Missouri SEC Network +
9-Mar 1:00 PM ET Purdue FW 9 Missouri 7 SEC Network +
9-Mar 3:30 PM ET Purdue FW 9 Missouri 7
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET Purdue FW 2 Missouri 20 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 5 Kansas 4
15-Mar 7:30 PM ET Missouri 0 Arkansas 8 SEC Network +
16-Mar 3:00 PM ET Missouri 0 Arkansas 6 SEC Network +
17-Mar 3:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Arkansas 9 SEC Network +
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET Kansas 4 Missouri 3
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Kentucky Missouri SEC Network +
23-Mar 4:00 PM ET Kentucky Missouri SEC Network +
24-Mar 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Missouri SEC Network
26-Mar 7:00 PM ET Illinois Missouri SEC Network
28-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri Vanderbilt SEC Network +
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri Vanderbilt SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:00 PM ET Missouri Vanderbilt SEC Network
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET UT Martin Missouri
3-Apr 4:00 PM ET UT Martin Missouri
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Missouri
6-Apr 4:00 PM ET Florida Missouri
7-Apr 2:00 PM ET Florida Missouri
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET SIUE Missouri
11-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri Georgia SEC Network
12-Apr 6:00 PM ET Missouri Georgia
13-Apr 2:00 PM ET Missouri Georgia
16-Apr 7:30 PM ET Missouri Missouri St
19-Apr 8:00 PM ET LSU Missouri SEC Network
20-Apr 5:00 PM ET LSU Missouri
21-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU Missouri
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri St Missouri
25-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri Tennessee SEC Network
26-Apr 6:30 PM ET Missouri Tennessee
27-Apr 12:00 PM ET Missouri Tennessee SEC Network
30-Apr 7:00 PM ET Lindenwood Missouri SEC Network
3-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Missouri
4-May 4:00 PM ET South Carolina Missouri
5-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Missouri
10-May 7:00 PM ET Auburn Missouri
11-May 4:00 PM ET Auburn Missouri
12-May 2:00 PM ET Auburn Missouri
16-May 7:00 PM ET Missouri Mississippi St
17-May 7:00 PM ET Missouri Mississippi St
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M
18-May 3:00 PM ET Missouri Mississippi St
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Kentucky-Missouri Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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Kentucky Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,015-1,905-25
SEC Record: 772-1,015-8
SEC Championships: 1 (2006)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 23 (1979, 1981,1987-88, 1991, 1993-96, 1998-2000, 2006, 2008, 2012-14, 2016-18, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 25-39
SEC Tournament Championships: 07 (1981, 1982,
1984, 1988, 1991, 2011, 2015)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 9 (1949, 1950, 1988,
1993, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2017)
NCAA Regional Championships: 0
Super Regional Appearances: 0
Super Regional Championships: 0
College World Series Appearances: 0
National Championships: 0
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 14-18

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Missouri Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,412-1,669-21
SEC Record: 97-172-1
SEC Championships: 0
SEC Tournament Appearances: 6 (2013, 2015-19)
SEC Tournament Record: 2-8 (.200)
SEC Tournament Championships: 0
NCAA Regional Appearances: 22 (1952, 1954, 1958,
1962-65, 1976, 1978, 1980-81, 1988, 1991, 1996, 2003-09, 2012)
NCAA Regional Championships: 1 (2006)
Super Regional Appearances: 1 (2006)
Super Regional Championships: 0
College World Series Appearances: 6 (1952, 1954, 1958, 1962-64)
National Championships: 1 (1954)
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 43-46

Kentucky-Missouri Series Prediction

Kentucky 3 wins, Missouri 0 wins

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