SEC Baseball Series Preview: Mississippi State at Florida

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

SEC Baseball Series Preview Mississippi State-Florida

The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to the Florida Gators 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 29-31

Dakota Jordan of Mississippi State
Dakota Jordan of Mississippi State
Condron Family Ballpark 7,000
Jac Caglianon of Florida
Jac Caglianon of Florida
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 7:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 3:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Mississippi St.
Florida
29
135
8
13
139
109
Batting Average Mississippi St.
Florida
65
95
6
8
0.298
0.289
Double Plays Mississippi St.
Florida
168
258
10
13
13
9
Double Plays Per Game Mississippi St.
Florida
226
270
12
13
0.52
0.39
Doubles Mississippi St.
Florida
56
84
5
8
49
46
Doubles Per Game Florida
Mississippi St.
85
98
6
7
2.00
1.96
Earned Run Average Mississippi St.
Florida
32
115
7
14
4.11
5.45
Fielding % Florida
Mississippi St.
8
9
2
3
0.983
0.982
Hit Batters Florida
Mississippi St.
210
282
6
13
25
17
Hit by Pitch Florida
Mississippi St.
23
160
4
12
47
29
Hits Mississippi St.
Florida
36
84
5
8
250
231
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Florida
24
36
8
9
7.82
8.16
Home Runs Florida
Mississippi St.
6
117
3
13
52
25
Home Runs Per Game Florida
Mississippi St.
6
148
3
13
2.26
1.00
On Base % Mississippi St.
Florida
61
83
8
12
0.411
0.401
Runs Mississippi St.
Florida
54
77
7
11
192
182
Sacrifice Bunts Mississippi St.
Florida
29
201
2
7
15
5
Sacrifice Flies Florida
Mississippi St.
93
119
7
9
11
10
Scoring Florida
Mississippi St.
69
81
8
10
7.9
7.7
Shutouts Florida
Mississippi St.
25
62
6
10
2
1
Slugging % Florida
Mississippi St.
24
117
5
12
0.547
0.455
Stolen Bases Mississippi St.
Florida
123
226
6
12
28
16
Stolen Bases Per Game Mississippi St.
Florida
150
234
7
12
1.12
0.70
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Mississippi St.
Florida
12
66
4
12
3.01
2.29
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Florida
Mississippi St.
9
15
4
6
11.5
10.9
Triple Plays
Triples Mississippi St.
Florida
135
238
10
14
4
2
Triples Per Game Mississippi St.
Florida
181
256
10
14
0.16
0.09
WHIP Mississippi St.
Florida
15
78
6
13
1.27
1.46
WL Pct Mississippi St.
Florida
57
88
10
13
0.680
0.609
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Florida
37
167
7
13
3.62
5.01

Statistical Leaders

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Dakota Jordan 0.396 0.536 96 30 38 0 12 2
David Mershon 0.348 0.416 89 23 31 2 1 8
Connor Hujsak 0.341 0.426 88 27 30 2 2 4
Hunter Hines 0.306 0.371 111 20 34 0 7 0
Amani Larry 0.297 0.438 101 25 30 0 2 4
Bryce Chance 0.250 0.352 76 13 19 0 3 5
Dylan Cupp 0.238 0.355 63 12 15 0 0 4

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA

Florida Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Jac Caglianone 0.402 0.479 102 28 41 0 12 0
Ty Evans 0.387 0.467 93 23 36 1 6 1
Tyler Shelnut 0.306 0.427 85 21 26 0 8 4
Colby Shelton 0.298 0.432 94 30 28 0 12 2
Cade Kurland 0.296 0.387 81 21 24 1 5 1
Luke Heyman 0.253 0.390 95 23 24 0 6 1

Florida Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Jac Caglianone 3 0 1.65 5 5 0 27.1 12 5 18 39 0 0.130
Ryan Slater 2 0 3.51 14 1 0 25.2 20 10 10 23 3 0.220
Cade Fisher 2 2 8.13 6 6 0 27.2 33 25 7 42 6 0.287

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Mississippi State 37
Florida 34

Mississippi State Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
2 Cam Schuelke RHP 6′-1” 195 Sr. Dorr MI
3 David Mershon INF 5′-8” 165 So. Taylors SC
4 Mikhai Grant RHP 6′-3” 215 Fr. Stockbridge GA
5 Aaron Downs INF/OF 6′-0” 210 Jr. Pella IA
6 Logan Forsythe RHP 6′-0” 190 So. D’Iberville MS
7 Connor Hujsak INF/OF 6′-2” 200 Sr. Goffstown NH
8 Amani Larry INF 5′-11” 190 Sr. Bossier City LA
9 Pico Kohn LHP 6′-4” 200 Jr. Verbena AL
10 Dylan Cupp INF 6′-1” 200 Fr. Cedartown GA
11 KK Clark RHP 6′-0” 195 Fr. Brandon MS
12 Evan Siary RHP 6′-1” 190 So. Columbus MS
13 Nate Chester INF 6′-2” 190 Jr. Kansas City MO
14 Khal Stephen RHP 6′-4” 215 Jr. Williamsport IN
15 Luke Dotson INF/LHP 6′-4” 210 Fr. Marietta GA
16 Cole Cheatham LHP 6′-3” 185 Jr. Ardmore AL
17 Stone Simmons RHP 6′-4” 235 Gr. Houston TX
18 Johnny Long C 6′-0” 190 Gr. Naples FL
19 Max Miller LHP 6′-1” 205 So. Vancleave MS
20 Will Passeau RHP 6′-2” 215 Jr. Mobile AL
21 Colby Holcombe RHP 6′-6” 250 Jr. Florence AL
22 Ross Highfill C 6′-0” 200 So. Madison MS
23 Jackson Owen C 5′-10” 200 Jr. Starkville MS
24 Jace Norton INF 6′-5” 190 Fr. Auburn AL
25 Nate Dohm RHP 6′-4” 210 Jr. Zionsville IN
26 Tyson Hardin RHP 6′-2” 185 Jr. Dover FL
27 Gavin Black RHP 6′-0” 195 So. Bogart GA
28 Gage Haley RHP 6′-7” 265 Fr. Southaven MS
29 Nate Williams RHP 6′-3” 230 Jr. Acworth GA
30 Bradley Loftin LHP 6′-3” 197 So. Southaven MS
31 Karson Ligon RHP 6′-1” 210 Jr. Sarasota FL
32 Michael O’Brien OF 6′-0” 175 Fr. River Ridge LA
33 Rives Reynolds OF 6′-0” 175 Fr. Flowood MS
36 Nolan Stevens UTL 6′-4” 210 Fr. Elk Grove CA
37 Brett House INF/OF 6′-3” 200 Fr. Hoschton GA
38 Bryce Chance OF 5′-10” 180 Jr. Ridgeland MS
40 Logan Kohler INF 6′-1” 195 Sr. Little Elm TX
41 Ethan Pulliam INF/OF 6′-1” 180 Fr. Starkville MS
42 Dakota Jordan OF 6′-0” 220 So. Canton MS
43 Steven Spalitta INF/C 6′-0” 185 Fr. Mandeville LA
44 Hunter Hines INF/OF 6′-3” 210 Jr. Madison MS
45 Tyler Davis LHP 6′-2” 210 Sr. Newport News VA
46 Jackson McKenzie UTL 6′-2” 215 Fr. Pace FL
48 Brooks Auger RHP 6′-5” 205 Sr. Farmerville LA
50 Jurrangelo Cijntje BHP 5′-11” 200 So. Pembroke Pines FL
54 Jud Files RHP 6′-3” 195 Fr. Plantersville MS
55 Joe Powell C 5′-10” 185 Sr. Mason OH
99 Will Gibbs RHP 6′-0” 180 So. Flowood MS

Florida Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Dale Thomas INF 5′-10″ 205 Sr. De Leon Springs FL
2 Ty Evans OF 6′-2″ 225 Jr. Auburndale FL
3 Cade Fisher LHP 6′-4″ 210 So. Dalton GA
4 Cade Kurland INF 5′-11″ 195 So. Tampa FL
5 Sammy Mummau INF 6′-0″ 185 Fr. Palm Harbor FL
6 Tyler Shelnut INF/OF 6′-2″ 200 Sr. Lake City FL
8 Christian Rodriguez RHP 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Coral Springs FL
9 Luke McNeillie RHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Milton GA
10 Colby Shelton INF 6′-0″ 200 So. Lexington SC
11 Michael Robertson OF 6′-2″ 195 R-So. Venice FL
12 Liam Peterson RHP 6′-5″ 205 Fr. Palm Harbor FL
13 Ryan Slater RHP 6′-3″ 205 R-Jr. Palm Harbor FL
14 Jac Caglianone LHP/1B 6′-5″ 250 Jr. Tampa FL
15 Landon Russell INF/OF 6′-1″ 190 So. Phenix City AL
16 Hayden Yost OF 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Tampa FL
17 Jacob Gomberg LHP 5′-10″ 175 Fr. Coral Springs FL
18 Pierce Coppola LHP 6′-8″ 255 R-So. Verona NJ
20 Jake Clemente RHP 6′-3″ 220 R-Fr. Coral Springs FL
21 Caden McDonald RHP/1B 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Tampa FL
22 Brandon Neely RHP 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Seville FL
23 John Martinez INF 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Orlando FL
24 Blake Brookins OF 6′-5″ 215 Fr. Palmetto Bay FL
25 Reilly Witmer RHP 6′-4″ 220 Fr. Naples FL
26 Tanner Garrison C 6′-3″ 220 Sr. Dallas TX
27 Fisher Jameson RHP 6′-5″ 240 Jr. Lake Worth FL
28 Luke Heyman C 6′-4″ 220 So. Longwood FL
29 Brody Donay C 6′-5″ 235 So. Lakeland FL
30 Ashton Wilson OF/INF 6′-0″ 195 So. Orlando FL
31 Frank Menendez LHP 6′-1″ 230 Fr. Miami FL
32 Grayson Smith RHP 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Rocky Face GA
33 Robert Satin LHP 6′-3″ 215 Fr. Tampa FL
34 Alex Philpott RHP 6′-5″ 175 Fr. Tampa FL
41 Blake Purnell RHP 6′-3″ 220 R-Jr. Boynton Beach FL
44 Armando Albert INF 5′-11″ 160 Sr. Plantation FL
48 Hunter Jones RHP 6′-3″ 170 Fr. Anthony FL
50 Jaylen Guy OF 6′-0″ 200 Sr. Greensboro NC

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Air Force 4 Mississippi St 8
23-Feb 5:00 PM ET GA Southern 1 Mississippi St 5 SEC Network +
24-Feb 3:00 PM ET GA Southern 11 Mississippi St 4 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET GA Southern 2 Mississippi St 10 SEC Network +
27-Feb 5:00 PM ET Jackson St 6 Mississippi St 19 SEC Network +
29-Feb 5:00 PM ET Mount St Marys 2 Mississippi St 12 SEC Network +
1-Mar TBA Mount St Marys 2 Mississippi St 7 SEC Network +
2-Mar TBA Mount St Marys 0 Mississippi St 6 SEC Network +
5-Mar 7:00 PM ET Southern Miss 4 Mississippi St 5
8-Mar 5:00 PM ET Evansville Mississippi St SEC Network +
9-Mar 3:00 PM ET Evansville 2 Mississippi St 5 SEC Network +
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET Evansville 3 Mississippi St 13 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET South Alabama 6 Mississippi St 5
13-Mar 6:00 PM ET New Orleans 1 Mississippi St 2
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET LSU 4 Mississippi St 10 SEC Network +
16-Mar 5:00 PM ET LSU 9 Mississippi St 8 SEC Network
17-Mar 2:00 PM ET LSU 5 Mississippi St 15 SEC Network +
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET Memphis 9 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network +
21-Mar 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St 3 Texas A&M 6 ESPNU
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 1 Texas A&M 6 SEC Network +
23-Mar 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 1 Texas A&M 6 SEC Network +
26-Mar 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Samford
29-Mar 6:30 PM ET Mississippi St Florida SEC Network +
30-Mar 6:30 PM ET Mississippi St Florida SEC Network +
31-Mar 1:00 PM ET Mississippi St Florida SEC Network +
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET C Arkansas Mississippi St
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia Mississippi St
6-Apr 8:00 PM ET Georgia Mississippi St SEC Network
7-Apr 2:00 PM ET Georgia Mississippi St
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET UAB Mississippi St
12-Apr 8:00 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss SEC Network
13-Apr 8:30 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss
14-Apr 2:30 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alcorn St Mississippi St
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn Mississippi St
20-Apr 6:00 PM ET Auburn Mississippi St SEC Network
21-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn Mississippi St
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Memphis
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt
28-Apr 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt
1-May 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Mississippi St
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
10-May 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St Arkansas
11-May 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Arkansas
12-May 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Arkansas SEC Network
14-May 7:00 PM ET North Alabama Mississippi St
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

Florida Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb St John’s 9 Florida 5
23-Feb 6:30 PM ET Columbia 6 Florida 15 SEC Network +
24-Feb 6:00 PM ET Columbia 3 Florida 7 SEC Network +
25-Feb 11:00 AM ET Columbia Florida SEC Network +
27-Feb 6:30 PM ET Florida 4 Stetson 7 ESPN+
28-Feb 6:30 PM ET Bethune 2 Florida 9 SEC Network +
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET Florida 7 Miami 3 ACC Network Extra
2-Mar 3:00 PM ET Florida 6 Miami 10 ACC Network
3-Mar 1:00 PM ET Florida 8 Miami 4 ACC Network Extra
5-Mar 6:00 PM ET FAU Florida SEC Network +
6-Mar 6:00 PM ET UCF 9 Florida 5 SEC Network +
8-Mar 6:30 PM ET Saint Mary’s 11 Florida 12 SEC Network +
9-Mar 6:30 PM ET Saint Mary’s 11 Florida 12 SEC Network +
10-Mar 1:00 PM ET Saint Mary’s 0 Florida 10
12-Mar 6:00 PM ET Florida St 12 Florida 8 SEC Network
15-Mar 6:30 PM ET Texas A&M 6 Florida 8 SEC Network +
16-Mar 6:30 PM ET Texas A&M 10 Florida 6 SEC Network +
17-Mar 1:00 PM ET Texas A&M 2 Florida 4 SEC Network +
19-Mar 6:30 PM ET Jacksonville 7 Florida 6 SEC Network +
22-Mar 8:00 PM ET Florida 6 LSU 1 SEC Network
23-Mar 7:00 PM ET Florida 4 LSU 6 SEC Network +
24-Mar 3:00 PM ET Florida 12 LSU 2 SEC Network
26-Mar 6:00 PM ET Florida Florida St SEC Network +
29-Mar 6:30 PM ET Mississippi St Florida SEC Network +
30-Mar 6:30 PM ET Mississippi St Florida SEC Network +
31-Mar 1:00 PM ET Mississippi St Florida SEC Network +
2-Apr 6:30 PM ET Florida A&M Florida
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 Florida Florida St
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 6:30 PM ET Jacksonville Florida
18-Apr 7:30 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt
20-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt
23-Apr 6:30 PM ET Stetson Florida
26-Apr 8:00 PM ET Florida Arkansas SEC Network
27-Apr 1:00 PM ET Florida Arkansas
28-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida Arkansas
2-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Florida
3-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Florida
4-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Florida
7-May 6:30 PM ET South Florida Florida
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
16-May 6:00 PM ET Florida Georgia
17-May 6:00 PM ET Florida Georgia
18-May 2:00 PM ET Florida Georgia
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Mississippi State-Florida Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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Mississippi State Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,780-1,628-29
SEC Record: 987-854-3
SEC Championships: 11 (1948-49, 1965-66, 1970-71, 1979, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2016)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 35 (1977-79, 1981, 1983-85, 1987-2003, 2005, 2007, 2011-19, 21)
SEC Tournament Record: 66-57
SEC Tournament Championships: 7 (1979, 1985, 1987, 1990, 2001, 2005, 2012)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 39 (1949, 1953, 1965-66, 1970-71, 1978-79, 1981, 1983-85, 1987-93, 1996-2001, 2003-07, 2011-14, 2016-19, 21)
NCAA Regional Championships: 16 (1979, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2016-19, 21)
Super Regional Appearances: 10 (2000, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2016-19, 21)
Super Regional Championships: 5 (2007, 2013-19, 21)
College World Series Appearances: 12 (1971, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2013, 2018, 2019, 21)
National Championships: 1 (2021)

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Florida Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,681-1,650-24
SEC Record: 1059-707-2
SEC Championships: 15 (1952, 1956, 1962, 1981-82, 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2010-11, 2014, 2017, 2018)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 41 (1977-85, 1987-98, 2000-02, 2004-05, 2007-2019, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 75-69
SEC Tournament Championships: 7 (1981, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1991, 2011, 2015)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 37 (1958, 1960, 1962, 1977, 1979, 1981-82, 1984-85, 1988-89, 1991-92, 1994, 1996-98, 2000-05, 2008-19, 21-22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 14 (1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2004-05, 2009-12, 2015-18)
Super Regional Appearances: 10 (2004-05, 2009-12, 2015-18)
Super Regional Championships: 8 (2005, 2010-12, 2015-18)
College World Series Appearances: 12 (1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2010-12, 2015-18)
National Championships: 1
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 119-82

Mississippi State-Florida Series Prediction

Florida 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 wins

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