SEC Baseball Series Preview: Kentucky at Ole Miss

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

Ole Miss-Kentucky baseball series preview

The Kentucky Wildcats travel to the Ole Miss Rebels 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

Devin Burkes of Kentucky
Devin Burkes of Kentucky
Swayze Field 8,500
Swayze Field 8,500
Jackson Ross of Ole Miss
Jackson Ross of Ole Miss
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 2:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 2:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Ole Miss
Kentucky
5
101
3
11
172
115
Batting Average Kentucky
Ole Miss
120
129
9
10
0.283
0.280
Double Plays Kentucky
Ole Miss
60
140
1
5
18
14
Double Plays Per Game Kentucky
Ole Miss
86
196
1
6
0.75
0.56
Doubles Kentucky
Ole Miss
51
217
4
14
50
34
Doubles Per Game Kentucky
Ole Miss
67
262
3
14
2.08
1.36
Earned Run Average Kentucky
Ole Miss
11
75
5
11
3.64
4.91
Fielding % Kentucky
Ole Miss
49
85
7
10
0.976
0.973
Hit Batters Kentucky
Ole Miss
87
210
2
6
35
25
Hit by Pitch Kentucky
Ole Miss
16
126
2
9
50
32
Hits Ole Miss
Kentucky
112
127
9
10
222
215
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
Ole Miss
4
52
3
10
6.81
8.49
Home Runs Ole Miss
Kentucky
24
169
6
14
41
21
Home Runs Per Game Ole Miss
Kentucky
34
187
7
14
1.64
0.88
On Base % Ole Miss
Kentucky
48
76
7
11
0.419
0.404
Runs Kentucky
Ole Miss
60
63
8
9
190
189
Sacrifice Bunts Kentucky
Ole Miss
14
248
1
10
18
3
Sacrifice Flies Ole Miss
Kentucky
4
37
1
5
19
14
Scoring Kentucky
Ole Miss
68
85
7
11
7.9
7.6
Shutouts Kentucky 7 4 3
Slugging % Ole Miss
Kentucky
52
118
7
13
0.491
0.455
Stolen Bases Kentucky
Ole Miss
13
77
1
4
55
35
Stolen Bases Per Game Kentucky
Ole Miss
15
101
1
4
2.29
1.40
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Kentucky
Ole Miss
37
40
9
10
2.52
2.47
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Ole Miss
Kentucky
11
107
5
13
11.4
9.2
Triple Plays
Triples Kentucky
Ole Miss
23
96
1
7
9
5
Triples Per Game Kentucky
Ole Miss
36
133
1
8
0.38
0.20
WHIP Kentucky
Ole Miss
7
74
4
11
1.16
1.45
WL Pct Kentucky
Ole Miss
10
57
5
10
0.833
0.680
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
Ole Miss
38
117
8
12
3.64
4.61

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Nick Lopez 0.395 0.433 86 21 34 2 2 2
Émilien Pitre 0.327 0.429 98 26 32 1 2 12
Ryan Waldschmidt 0.297 0.483 64 23 19 0 2 8
Mitchell Daly 0.281 0.418 64 13 18 1 2 3
Ryan Nicholson 0.275 0.383 69 12 19 0 4 2
Devin Burkes 0.256 0.416 78 24 20 0 1 10
Nolan McCarthy 0.246 0.347 65 15 16 1 1 4

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Mason Moore 5 0 3.03 6 6 0 32.2 23 11 12 33 6 0.198
Dominic Niman 4 2 3.31 6 6 0 32.2 29 12 10 31 4 0.228

Ole Miss Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Ethan Lege 0.376 0.491 85 30 32 0 7 3
Andrew Fischer 0.333 0.461 90 26 30 2 11 1
Jackson Ross 0.318 0.483 88 28 28 0 6 4
Ethan Groff 0.300 0.410 100 25 30 0 4 10
Treyson Hughes 0.293 0.361 82 15 24 1 0 4
Luke Hill 0.253 0.385 87 17 22 1 1 9
Will Furniss 0.234 0.424 47 12 11 0 4 1

Ole Miss Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Gunnar Dennis 3 1 7.24 6 6 0 27.1 33 22 13 34 8 0.297

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Kentucky 11
Ole Miss 22

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

Ole Miss Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Treyson Hughes OF 6′-3” 180 Jr. Warner Robins GA
2 Riley Maddox RHP 6′-1” 205 Jr. Pearl MS
3 Andrew Fischer INF 6′-1” 205 So. Manasquan NJ
4 Seth Farni OF 6′-0” 195 Fr. Gulfport MS
6 Reagan Burford INF 6′-0” 205 Sr. Germantown TN
7 Luke Hill INF 6′-0” 195 So. Baton Rouge LA
8 Bo Gatlin INF 5′ 11” 185 Sr. Oxford MS
9 Ethan Lege INF 6′-1” 215 Sr. Abbeville LA
10 Ethan Groff OF 6′-0” 200 Sr. Orlando FL
12 Campbell Smithwick C 6′-0” 195 Fr. Oxford MS
13 Kyler Carmack RHP 6′-2” 180 So. Cabot AR
14 Brayden Randle INF 5′ 9” 175 Fr. Rockwall TX
16 Drew Markle IF/OF 6′-4” 170 Fr. Katy TX
17 John Kramer OF 6′-1” 220 Jr. Wildwood MO
18 Mitch Murrell RHP 6′-4” 210 Sr. Ocean Springs MS
19 Liam Doyle LHP 6′-2” 220 So. Derry NH
20 Jackson Ross IF/OF 6′-2” 210 Sr. Lakeland FL
21 JT Quinn RHP 6′-6” 215 So. Tampa FL
22 Connor Spencer RHP 6′-2” 220 Sr. Hernando MS
23 Josh Mallitz RHP 6′-3” 210 Jr. Tampa FL
24 Trenton Lyons C/UT 6′-3” 185 Fr. Memphis TN
25 Grayson Saunier RHP 6′-4” 210 So. Memphis TN
26 Hunter Elliott LHP 6′-3” 205 Jr. Tupelo MS
27 Judd Utermark INF 6′-5” 250 So. Charlotte NC
28 Connor Chisolm OF 5′ 10” 175 Jr. Madison MS
29 Ryne Rodriguez LHP 6′-2” 185 So. Fort Worth TX
31 Corey Braun LHP 6′-2” 195 Jr. Seminole FL
32 Gunnar Dennis LHP 6′-3” 220 Jr. Pearl MS
33 Xavier Rivas LHP 6′-4” 235 Sr. Portage IN
34 Eli Berch C 6′-0” 215 So. Bixby OK
35 Will Furniss INF 6′-4” 255 So. Nacogdoches TX
37 Mason Morris RHP/IF 6′-4” 220 So. Tupelo MS
38 Patrick Galle RHP 6′-2” 215 Fr. Biloxi MS
39 Gabe Smith RHP 6′-5” 240 Fr. Edwardsville IL
40 Wes Mendes LHP/OF 6′-1” 195 Fr. Tampa FL
43 Cole Ketchum RHP 6′-1” 205 So. West Point MS
44 Cole Tolbert RHP 6′-4” 200 Jr. Laurel MS
45 Mason Nichols RHP 6′-5” 220 Jr. Jackson MS
46 Brayden Jones RHP 6′-0” 205 So. Madison MS
47 Sam Tookoian RHP 6′-5” 265 So. Fresno CA
50 Taylor Rabe RHP 6′-5” 210 Fr. Greenville SC
51 Hudson Calhoun RHP 6′-4” 195 Fr. Tupelo MS
52 Hudson Mattox RHP/UT 6′-3” 210 Fr. Grenada MS
54 Austin Simmons LHP 6′-2” 200 Fr. Pinecrest 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 9 Missouri 4 SEC Network +
23-Mar 4:00 PM ET Kentucky 1 Missouri 2 SEC Network +
24-Mar 12:00 PM ET Kentucky 7 Missouri 6 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

Ole Miss Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Ole Miss 5 Hawai’i 4
23-Feb 5:00 PM ET High Point 7 Ole Miss 3 SEC Network +
24-Feb 1:00 PM ET High Point 2 Ole Miss 12 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:30 PM ET High Point 2 Ole Miss 25 SEC Network +
27-Feb 5:00 PM ET Little Rock 6 Ole Miss 12 SEC Network +
28-Feb 5:00 PM ET Missouri St 3 Ole Miss 12 SEC Network +
1-Mar 7:30 PM ET Iowa 13 Ole Miss 7 SEC Network +
2-Mar 2:30 PM ET Iowa 5 Ole Miss 12 SEC Network +
3-Mar 1:00 PM ET Iowa 3 Ole Miss 8 SEC Network +
5-Mar 7:30 PM ET Memphis Ole Miss SEC Network +
8-Mar 7:30 PM ET Morehead St 3 Ole Miss 10 SEC Network +
9-Mar 5:00 PM ET Morehead St 3 Ole Miss 10 SEC Network +
10-Mar 2:30 PM ET Morehead St 5 Ole Miss 6 SEC Network +
12-Mar 5:00 PM ET Ole Miss 5 UL Monroe 3
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 7:00 PM ET Southern Miss 3 Ole Miss 8 SEC Network +
22-Mar 6:30 PM ET Ole Miss 3 Tennessee 15 SEC Network +
23-Mar 6:00 PM ET Ole Miss 8 Tennessee 5 SEC Network +
24-Mar 1:00 PM ET Ole Miss 4 Tennessee 15 SEC Network +
26-Mar 7:30 PM ET Austin Peay Ole Miss 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 Ole Miss Memphis
4-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Arkansas SEC Network
5-Apr 7:30 PM ET Ole Miss Arkansas
6-Apr 3:00 PM ET Ole Miss Arkansas
9-Apr 7:30 PM ET Murray St Ole Miss
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 Ole Miss Arkansas St
19-Apr 6:00 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia
20-Apr 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia
21-Apr 1:00 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia
23-Apr 12:00 PM ET North Alabama Ole Miss
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
1-May 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Mississippi St
3-May 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Auburn
4-May 8:00 PM ET Ole Miss Auburn SEC Network
5-May 4:00 PM ET Ole Miss Auburn SEC Network
10-May 8:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network
11-May 5:00 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss
12-May 6:00 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network
14-May 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Southern Miss
16-May 7:30 PM ET Ole Miss LSU
17-May 7:30 PM ET Ole Miss LSU
18-May 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss LSU
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Kentucky-Ole Miss 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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Ole Miss Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,327-1,656-20
SEC Record: 882-987-2
SEC Championships: 7 (1959, ‘60, ‘64, ‘69, ‘72, ‘77, 2009)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 26 (1977, 1980,1982, 1993-95, 1999, 2001, 2003-10, 2012-19,1982, 1993-95, 1999, 2001, 2003-10, 2012-19,
SEC Tournament Record: 44-44
SEC Tournament Championships: 3 (1977, 2006, 2018)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 25 (1956, 1964, 1969,1972, 1977, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003-10, 2012-19, 21-22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 12 (1956, 1964,1969, 1972, 2005-07, 2009, 2014, 2019, 21-22)
Super Regional Appearances: 8 (2005-07, 2009, 2014, 2019, 21-22)
Super Regional Championships: 2 (2014-22)
College World Series Appearances: 2 (2014-22)
National Championships: 1 (2022)
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 72-54

Kentucky-Ole Miss Series Prediction

Kentucky 2 wins, Ole Miss 1 win

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