SEC Baseball Series Preview: South Carolina at Alabama

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

Alabama-South Carolina baseball series preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to the Alabama Crimson Tide for a 3-game, Thursday-Saturday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews this series and predicts the series winner.

By 14Powers SEC Baseball Staff

Series Schedule March 28-30

Cole Messina of South Carolina
Cole Messina of South Carolina
Sewell-Thomas Stad. (8,500)
Sewell-Thomas Stadium (8,500)
Alton Davis II of Alabama
Alton Davis II of Alabama
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 8:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 7:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 2:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls South Carolina
Alabama
1
78
1
9
187
120
Batting Average Alabama
South Carolina
15
150
1
13
0.325
0.276
Double Plays South Carolina
Alabama
60
168
1
10
18
13
Double Plays Per Game South Carolina
Alabama
86
209
1
11
0.75
0.54
Doubles Alabama
South Carolina
84
151
8
11
46
40
Doubles Per Game Alabama
South Carolina
112
178
8
11
1.92
1.67
Earned Run Average South Carolina
Alabama
3
66
3
9
2.96
4.76
Fielding % Alabama
South Carolina
103
106
12
13
0.971
0.971
Hit Batters South Carolina
Alabama
137
148
4
5
31
30
Hit by Pitch South Carolina
Alabama
21
23
3
4
48
47
Hits Alabama
South Carolina
13
146
2
11
269
211
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings South Carolina
Alabama
3
55
2
11
6.63
8.51
Home Runs Alabama
South Carolina
15
36
5
8
46
37
Home Runs Per Game Alabama
South Carolina
18
41
5
8
1.92
1.54
On Base % South Carolina
Alabama
8
24
2
4
0.443
0.432
Runs Alabama
South Carolina
21
37
3
5
220
202
Sacrifice Bunts South Carolina
Alabama
35
285
3
13
14
1
Sacrifice Flies Alabama
South Carolina
25
210
3
12
15
7
Scoring Alabama
South Carolina
24
50
3
5
9.2
8.4
Shutouts Alabama
South Carolina
3
25
2
6
4
2
Slugging % Alabama
South Carolina
12
54
3
8
0.565
0.490
Stolen Bases South Carolina
Alabama
94
195
5
9
32
20
Stolen Bases Per Game South Carolina
Alabama
111
212
5
10
1.33
0.83
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio South Carolina
Alabama
16
19
5
6
2.89
2.87
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings South Carolina
Alabama
33
76
9
11
10.3
9.5
Triple Plays
Triples Alabama
South Carolina
51
74
3
6
7
6
Triples Per Game Alabama
South Carolina
66
93
4
6
0.29
0.25
WHIP South Carolina
Alabama
5
23
3
8
1.13
1.31
WL Pct South Carolina
Alabama
17
25
6
9
0.792
0.750
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Alabama
South Carolina
20
32
3
6
3.31
3.58

Statistical Leaders

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Kennedy Jones 0.362 0.494 69 17 25 1 5 1
Dylan Brewer 0.346 0.476 81 26 28 1 3 10
Ethan Petry 0.345 0.530 84 28 29 0 12 2
Blake Jackson 0.291 0.429 55 13 16 2 1 7
Tyler Causey 0.288 0.442 66 21 19 1 4 0
Talmadge LeCroy 0.273 0.462 88 28 24 1 1 0
Cole Messina 0.266 0.426 94 28 25 0 9 1
Parker Noland 0.261 0.395 92 21 24 0 2 2
Gavin Casas 0.222 0.455 54 9 12 0 3 0

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Dylan Eskew 2 2 3.81 6 6 0 26.0 18 11 8 20 7 0.184
Eli Jones 2 0 2.35 6 6 0 30.2 27 8 7 23 4 0.235

Alabama Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Gage Miller 0.429 0.500 98 42 42 1 11 0
Bryce Eblin 0.365 0.434 74 23 27 2 4 4
TJ McCants 0.355 0.435 107 25 38 1 11 10
Ian Petrutz 0.330 0.457 94 18 31 1 2 1
Justin Lebron 0.325 0.453 83 25 27 0 5 4
Evan Sleight 0.316 0.405 98 21 31 2 4 0
Will Hodo 0.279 0.421 86 25 24 0 6 1

Alabama Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Greg Farone 3 0 2.49 7 6 0 25.1 22 7 5 28 1 0.227

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

South Carolina 13
Alabama 19

South Carolina Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
2 Roman Kimball RHP 5′-11″ 185 R-So. New Hartford NY
3 Lee Ellis INF 5′-11″ 170 Fr. White Plains MD
4 Jackson Phipps LHP 6′-4″ 225 R-Jr. Dallas GA
5 Talmadge LeCroy INF/C 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Belton SC
6 Blake Jackson OF 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Coppell TX
7 Kennedy Jones OF 6′-1″ 220 Jr. Norfolk VA
8 Austin Brinling OF 5′-8″ 180 Jr. Bradenton FL
9 Evan Stone OF 6′-0″ 185 Jr. Irmo SC
10 Dylan Brewer OF 6′-2″ 180 Gr. Latta SC
11 Parker Noland INF 6′-1″ 208 Gr. Knoxville TN
12 Tyler Causey INF 6′-6″ 220 Sr. Fort Mill SC
13 Will Tippett INF 6′-2″ 185 So. Stone Mountain GA
14 Eli Jones RHP 6′-1″ 200 Jr. Peachtree City GA
15 Carson Hornung INF 6′-3″ 225 Jr. Overland Park KS
16 Dylan Eskew RHP 6′-3″ 200 Jr. Tampa FL
18 Eli Jerzembeck RHP 6′-2″ 185 So. Charlotte NC
19 Cole Messina C 6′-0″ 230 Jr. Summerville SC
20 Ethan Petry OF/INF 6′-4″ 235 So. Land O’ Lakes FL
21 Ryan Bakes C 5′-10″ 190 Fr. Algonquin IL
22 Ricky Williams RHP 6′-2″ 200 R-Jr. Lexington SC
23 Jake McCoy LHP 6′-1″ 185 Fr. Fort Mill SC
24 Ty Good RHP 6′-2″ 190 Gr. Rock Hill SC
25 Sam Simpson RHP 6′-1″ 190 R-So. Carrollton GA
26 Jordan Carrion INF 6′-1″ 162 Sr. Miami FL
27 Tyler Zedalis INF 6′-2″ 220 Fr. Charlotte NC
28 Austin Williamson RHP 6′-4″ 220 So. Sherrills Ford NC
29 Matthew Becker LHP 6′-3″ 205 Jr. Chapin SC
30 Eddie Copper RHP 6′-2″ 210 Fr. Ivyland PA
31 David Cromer OF 6′-2″ 225 R-Jr. Lexington SC
32 Michael Polk RHP 6′-3″ 220 Gr. Milton GA
33 Tyler Pitzer RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. McDonald PA
34 Drake Quinn RHP 6′-3″ 215 Gr. High Point NC
35 Connor Fuhrman OF 6′-0″ 190 R-Fr. Daleville VA
36 Tristan Salinas INF/OF 6′-2″ 200 Fr. Boone NC
37 Chris Veach RHP/INF 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Chapin SC
39 Joey Wittig RHP 5′-11″ 175 Fr. San Diego CA
40 Garrett Gainey LHP 6′-1″ 200 Sr. Hartsville SC
44 Dalton Reeves C 6′-5″ 215 Sr. Lexington SC
45 Jevarra Martin LHP 6′-7″ 220 Fr. Covington GA
46 Xavier Pelzer LHP 6′-3″ 200 Fr. Cayce SC
47 Connor McCreery RHP 6′-6″ 225 So. Williston Park NY
48 Parker Marlatt RHP 5′-11″ 185 Fr. Dacula GA
49 Tyler Dean RHP 6′-3″ 195 Jr. Vinton VA
52 Gavin Casas INF 6′-4″ 230 Sr. Pembroke Pines FL
55 Reese Marcum RHP 6′-1″ 200 Fr. Lexington SC

Alabama Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
20 Zane Adams LHP 6′ 4” 195 Fr. Porter TX
48 Bobby Alcock RHP 6′ 5” 245 R-Jr. Lynn MA
12 Walt Bailey RHP 6′ 1” 205 R-Sr. Tuscaloosa AL
52 Jackson Baker RHP 6′ 1” 175 Fr. Austin TX
41 Connor Ball LHP 6′ 0” 165 Jr. Sterrett AL
36 Hagan Banks RHP 6′ 4” 210 Jr. Plainville GA
88 Beau Brailey RHP 6′ 3” 205 Fr. Hoschton GA
46 Coulson Buchanan RHP 5′ 10” 200 Jr. Sugar Hill GA
42 Alton Davis II LHP 6′ 5” 185 So. Hueytown AL
13 Bryce Eblin INF 5′ 11” 185 Sr. Greenwood IN
26 Greg Farone LHP 6′ 6” 240 Sr. Schenectady NY
8 Tyler Fay RHP 6′ 5” 215 R-Fr. Doniphan NE
50 Pierce George RHP 6′ 6” 240 So. Austin TX
6 Max Grant INF 6′ 0” 200 Sr. Fredericton NB
17 Kameron Guangorena C 6′ 0” 195 Gr. Whittier CA
9 Mac Guscette C 6′ 0” 190 Sr. Nokomis FL
29 Evan Haeger OF 6′ 2” 200 Fr. New Hudson MI
11 William Hamiter OF 5′ 11” 195 Gr. Tuscaloosa AL
22 Camden Hayslip OF 6′ 2” 215 Jr. Lebanon TN
40 Matthew Heiberger OF 6′ 3” 205 Fr. Birmingham AL
27 Ben Hess RHP 6′ 5” 255 Jr. Charleston IL
18 Will Hodo INF/OF 6′ 3” 230 Jr. Waynesboro MS
35 Jansen Kenty LHP 6′ 0” 195 Fr. Newnan GA
1 Justin Lebron INF 6′ 2” 175 Fr. Miramar FL
5 Sammy Leis C 6′ 2” 185 R-Fr. Cumming GA
44 TJ McCants OF/INF 6′ 3” 200 Sr. Cantonment FL
30 Gage Miller INF 6′ 0” 200 Jr. Palmyra PA
39 Sam Mitchell RHP 6′ 7” 230 Fr. Madison AL
15 Coleman Mizell OF 6′ 3” 230 Fr. Hartselle AL
99 Austin Morris RHP 6′ 4” 210 R-Fr. Warrior AL
23 Aidan Moza RHP 6′ 1” 190 Jr. Dallas GA
32 Braylon Myers RHP 6′ 2” 205 Jr. Bessemer AL
21 Ian Petrutz OF 6′ 0” 210 Jr. Mantua NJ
43 Parker Picot OF/INF 6′ 2” 210 Fr. Rochester Hills MI
37 Will Plattner C 6′ 1” 215 So. Springfield IL
31 Will Portera C/INF 5′ 10” 185 R-Jr. Memphis TN
19 Zane Probst RHP 6′ 4” 210 Sr. Mill Hall PA
4 Riley Quick RHP 6′ 6” 255 So. Trussville AL
24 Tate Robertson LHP 6′ 0” 170 Jr. Tuscaloosa AL
10 Joey Rubin INF 5′ 9” 180 Jr. Charlton MA
3 Evan Sleight OF 6′ 1” 230 Gr. Framingham MA

South Carolina Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Miami OH 1 South Carolina 5
23-Feb 4:00 PM ET Belmont 1 South Carolina 8 SEC Network +
24-Feb 2:00 PM ET Belmont 11 South Carolina 2 SEC Network +
25-Feb 1:30 PM ET Belmont 1 South Carolina 12 SEC Network +
27-Feb 4:00 PM ET Gardner-Webb 1 South Carolina 7 SEC Network +
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET Clemson South Carolina SEC Network +
2-Mar 4:00 PM ET South Carolina 5 Clemson 4 ACC Network Extra
3-Mar 2:00 PM ET South Carolina 4 Clemson 5 ACC Network Extra
5-Mar 6:30 PM ET The Citadel 1 South Carolina 7 SEC Network +
6-Mar 3:00 PM ET Davidson 1 South Carolina 4 SEC Network +
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Longwood 0 South Carolina 10 SEC Network +
9-Mar 4:00 PM ET Longwood 0 South Carolina 10 SEC Network +
10-Mar 1:30 PM ET Longwood 6 South Carolina 22 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Georgia St 3 South Carolina 4 SEC Network +
15-Mar 7:30 PM ET South Carolina 4 Ole Miss 5 SEC Network +
16-Mar 2:00 PM ET South Carolina 3 Ole Miss 12 SEC Network
17-Mar 2:30 PM ET South Carolina 6 Ole Miss 2 SEC Network +
19-Mar 6:00 PM ET South Carolina 14 SC Upstate 8
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 South Carolina 8 SEC Network +
23-Mar 4:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 South Carolina 8 SEC Network +
24-Mar 1:30 PM ET Vanderbilt 2 South Carolina 10 SEC Network +
26-Mar 6:30 PM ET Presbyterian South Carolina SEC Network +
28-Mar 8:00 PM ET South Carolina Alabama SEC Network
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Alabama SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Alabama SEC Network +
3-Apr 7:00 PM ET GA Southern South Carolina SEC Network
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M South Carolina
6-Apr 4:00 PM ET Texas A&M South Carolina
7-Apr 1:30 PM ET Texas A&M South Carolina
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET North Carolina South Carolina
12-Apr 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Florida
13-Apr 4:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida
14-Apr 12:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET South Carolina The Citadel
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Arkansas South Carolina
20-Apr 4:00 PM ET Arkansas South Carolina
21-Apr 1:30 PM ET Arkansas South Carolina
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
1-May 6:30 PM ET ETSU South Carolina
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
7-May 6:00 PM ET South Carolina Winthrop
9-May 8:00 PM ET Georgia South Carolina
10-May 5:30 PM ET Georgia South Carolina SEC Network
11-May 2:00 PM ET Georgia South Carolina
16-May 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee
17-May 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee
18-May 1:00 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Alabama Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Manhattan 0 Alabama 4
23-Feb 5:00 PM ET Valparaiso 2 Alabama 14 SEC Network +
24-Feb 3:00 PM ET Valparaiso 3 Alabama 13 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET Valparaiso 1 Alabama 11 SEC Network +
27-Feb 7:00 PM ET Alabama 9 UAB 7 ESPN+
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET Indiana 0 Alabama 12
2-Mar 5:00 PM ET Arizona 6 Alabama 7
3-Mar 5:00 PM ET Dallas Baptist 7 Alabama 5
5-Mar 5:00 PM ET J’Ville St Alabama SEC Network +
6-Mar 5:00 PM ET Troy 7 Alabama 8 SEC Network +
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Lipscomb Alabama SEC Network +
9-Mar 7:00 PM ET Lipscomb 13 Alabama 20 SEC Network +
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET Lipscomb 5 Alabama 10 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Alabama 7 Southern Miss 9
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 11 Alabama 3 SEC Network +
16-Mar 8:00 PM ET Tennessee 3 Alabama 6 SEC Network
17-Mar 2:00 PM ET Tennessee 6 Alabama 7 SEC Network
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET Alabama St 6 Alabama 7
23-Mar 6:00 PM ET Alabama 5 Georgia 9 SEC Network +
23-Mar 12:00 PM ET Alabama 5 Georgia 6 SEC Network
24-Mar 1:00 PM ET Alabama 0 Georgia 10 SEC Network +
26-Mar 7:00 PM ET Belmont Alabama SEC Network +
28-Mar 8:00 PM ET South Carolina Alabama SEC Network
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Alabama SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Alabama SEC Network +
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama Samford
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 7:00 PM ET South Alabama Alabama
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Alabama
13-Apr 5:00 PM ET Arkansas Alabama
14-Apr 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Alabama
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET UAB Alabama
18-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M Alabama SEC Network
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M Alabama
20-Apr 5:00 PM ET Texas A&M Alabama
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Samford Alabama
25-Apr 7:30 PM ET Alabama Ole Miss
26-Apr 7:30 PM ET Alabama Ole Miss
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Alabama Ole Miss SEC Network
3-May 7:00 PM ET Alabama Mississippi St
4-May 3:00 PM ET Alabama Mississippi St
5-May 2:00 PM ET Alabama Mississippi St
7-May 7:00 PM ET Alabama Troy
10-May 7:00 PM ET LSU Alabama
11-May 5:00 PM ET LSU Alabama
12-May 2:00 PM ET LSU Alabama
16-May 7:00 PM ET Alabama Auburn
17-May 7:00 PM ET Alabama Auburn
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M
18-May 3:00 PM ET Alabama Auburn
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

South Carolina-Alabama Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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South Carolina Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,706-1,642-17
SEC Record: 486-390-1
SEC Championships: 3 (2000, 2002, 2011)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 29 (1992-95, 1997-2019, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 29-51
SEC Tournament Championships: 1 (2004)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 33 (1974-77, 1980-86, 1988, 1992-93, 1998, 2000-14, 2016,18, 21)
NCAA Regional Championships: 18 (1975, 1977, 1981-82, 1985, 2000-04, 2006-07, 2010-13, 2016, 18)
Super Regional Appearances: 13 (2000-04, 2006-07, 2010-13, 2016, 2018)
Super Regional Championships: 6 (2002-04, 2010-12)
College World Series Appearances: 11 (1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010-12)
National Championships: 2 (2010-11)
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 137-71

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All-Time Record:: 2,719-1,717-24
SEC Record: 983-880-5
SEC Championships: 14 (1934-36, 1938, 1940-42, 1947, 1950, 1955, 1968, 1983, 1996, 2006)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 30 (1981-84, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993-2000, 2002-03, 2005-11, 2013-16, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 52-48
SEC Tournament Championships: 7 (1983, 1995-97, 1999, 2002-03)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 25 (1947-48, 1950, 1955, 1968, 1983, 1986, 1991, 1995-2000, 2002-04, 2006, 2008-11, 2013-14, 21)
NCAA Regional Championships: 7 (1950, 1983, 1996-97, 1999, 2006, 2010)
Super Regional Appearances: 3 (1999, 2006, 2010)
Super Regional Championships: 1 (1999)
College World Series Appearances: 5 (1950, 1983,1996-97, 1999)
National Championships: 0
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 71-51

South Carolina-Alabama Series Prediction

Alabama 2 wins, South Carolina 1 win

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