SEC Baseball Series Preview: Vanderbilt at LSU

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

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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to the LSU Tigers 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 April 4-6

Jonathan Vastine Vanderbilt
Jonathan Vastine Vanderbilt
Alex Box Stadium, 10,326
Alex Box Stadium, 10,326
Tommy White of LSU
Tommy White of LSU
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 7:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Friday 8:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 3:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls LSU
Vanderbilt
32
127
7
13
157
127
Batting Average Vanderbilt
LSU
53
92
5
7
0.300
0.289
Double Plays Vanderbilt
LSU
108
150
3
9
18
16
Double Plays Per Game Vanderbilt
LSU
151
199
5
10
0.62
0.55
Doubles Vanderbilt
LSU
16
108
2
8
66
50
Doubles Per Game Vanderbilt
LSU
32
168
2
11
2.28
1.72
Earned Run Average Vanderbilt
LSU
6
31
3
8
3.61
4.24
Fielding % Vanderbilt
LSU
24
38
5
6
0.979
0.977
Hit Batters Vanderbilt
LSU
267
277
10
12
22
21
Hit by Pitch LSU
Vanderbilt
19
97
2
8
55
41
Hits Vanderbilt
LSU
28
50
4
7
291
277
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Vanderbilt
LSU
4
22
3
7
7.02
7.84
Home Runs LSU
Vanderbilt
34
124
9
12
44
29
Home Runs Per Game LSU
Vanderbilt
50
155
9
13
1.52
1.00
On Base % LSU
Vanderbilt
54
90
8
12
0.413
0.400
Runs Vanderbilt
LSU
63
74
9
11
214
207
Sacrifice Bunts Vanderbilt
LSU
108
229
5
9
11
5
Sacrifice Flies LSU
Vanderbilt
65
190
6
10
14
9
Scoring Vanderbilt
LSU
92
115
10
13
7.4
7.1
Shutouts LSU
Vanderbilt
7
36
4
7
3
2
Slugging % LSU
Vanderbilt
59
81
8
10
0.490
0.474
Stolen Bases Vanderbilt
LSU
16
218
2
11
59
20
Stolen Bases Per Game Vanderbilt
LSU
27
245
2
12
2.03
0.69
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Vanderbilt
LSU
15
27
4
7
2.88
2.61
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings LSU
Vanderbilt
5
18
2
7
12.1
10.6
Triple Plays
Triples Vanderbilt
LSU
47
118
3
8
8
5
Triples Per Game Vanderbilt
LSU
68
170
3
9
0.28
0.17
WHIP Vanderbilt
LSU
7
38
4
9
1.19
1.38
WL Pct Vanderbilt
LSU
16
42
5
9
0.793
0.690
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Vanderbilt
LSU
35
121
6
11
3.69
4.62

Statistical Leaders

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
RJ Austin 0.351 0.439 111 28 39 0 2 16
Alan Espinal 0.340 0.444 103 25 35 0 4 3
Camden Kozeal 0.317 0.404 82 14 26 0 2 0
Jonathan Vastine 0.313 0.396 96 25 30 2 4 5
Troy LaNeve 0.307 0.451 88 18 27 2 3 0
Calvin Hewett 0.299 0.434 67 18 20 1 0 15
Jayden Davis 0.283 0.359 113 22 32 1 1 2
Davis Diaz 0.275 0.390 102 23 28 0 2 2

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Bryce Cunningham 4 1 2.87 7 7 0 37.2 25 12 15 57 0 0.181
Carter Holton 4 0 3.32 7 6 0 38.0 26 14 13 57 1 0.190
Devin Futrell 2 1 5.40 6 6 0 30.0 33 18 5 22 3 0.284

LSU Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Tommy White 0.328 0.420 122 28 40 0 9 0
Hayden Travinski 0.304 0.455 102 28 31 0 8 0
Michael Braswell 0.302 0.431 86 15 26 2 1 1
Steven Milam 0.302 0.400 96 19 29 0 0 4
Mac Bingham 0.300 0.421 100 20 30 0 7 2
Brady Neal 0.282 0.414 71 15 20 0 4 0
Jared Jones 0.276 0.433 98 25 27 2 10 0
Josh Pearson 0.239 0.352 88 13 21 1 4 1
Paxton Kling 0.186 0.398 70 13 13 0 1 6

LSU Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Luke Holman 5 1 1.38 7 7 0 39.0 24 6 13 61 4 0.173
Chase Allsup 1 2 7.02 7 7 0 33.1 41 26 10 37 2 0.297

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Vanderbilt 14
LSU 27

Vanderbilt Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Matthew Polk UTL 5′-11″ 192 Jr. Long Beach CA
2 RJ Hamilton UTL 5′-10″ 177 Fr. Hoover AL
3 Jayden Davis IF 5′-10″ 205 So. Cookeville TN
5 Logan Poteet C 6′-2″ 219 So. Powell TN
6 Matt Wolfe IF 6′-1″ 198 So. Westerville OH
8 Chris Maldonado IF 6′-1″ 194 So. Short Hills NJ
9 Ray Velazquez IF 6′-1″ 212 So. Lowell MA
10 Jacob Humphrey UTL 5′-10″ 179 Jr. Standish ME
11 Davis Diaz IF 5′-11″ 188 Jr. Pittsburg CA
13 Jonathan Vastine IF 5′-11″ 166 Jr. Bartow FL
16 Jack Bulger C 6′-0″ 222 Sr. Bowie MD
17 Ryan Ginther LHP 5′-11″ 207 Jr. Hendersonville TN
18 JD Rogers OF 5′-10″ 208 Jr. Carmel IN
19 Troy LaNeve OF 6′-0″ 205 Gr. Pittsburgh PA
20 Carter Holton LHP 5′-11″ 191 Jr. Guyton GA
21 Calvin Hewett OF 6′-3″ 218 Sr. Greenland NH
22 JD Thompson LHP 6′-0″ 203 So. Rusk TX
23 Devan Kodali OF 6′-2″ 196 So. New York NY
25 Matt Ossenfort IF 6′-3″ 218 Fr. Sioux Falls SD
26 Braden Holcomb IF 6′-4″ 257 Fr. Ocoee FL
27 Kaito Muto UTL 5′-7″ 170 Fr. Bowling Green KY
28 Camden Kozeal IF 5′-10″ 207 Fr. Omaha NE
30 Ethan Robinson RHP 6′-5″ 208 Fr. Murfreesboro TN
31 Duke Ekstrom RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. San Diego CA
32 Cooper Holbrook OF 6′-3″ 211 So. Mount Pleasant SC
33 Luke Guth RHP 6′-1″ 185 Fr. Franklin PA
34 Brennan Seiber RHP 6′-5″ 228 Fr. Newport Beach CA
35 Nik Copenhaver RHP 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Hamilton OH
36 Levi Huesman LHP 6′-0″ 192 So. Hanover VA
37 Jakob Schulz LHP 6′-2″ 216 Fr. Houston TX
38 David Horn Jr. RHP 6′-4″ 224 So. Mission Viejo CA
40 Sam Hliboki RHP 6′-3′-‘- 207 Gr. Los Angeles CA
42 RJ Austin UTL 5′-11″ 193 So. Atlanta GA
44 Colin Barczi C 6′-3″ 217 Fr. Naperville IL
45 Alan Espinal C 6′-0″ 214 Sr. Viera FL
55 Colton Regen RHP 6′-4″ 188 Jr. Lebanon TN
66 Deegan Cordova RHP 6′-2″ 196 Fr. Lake Havasu City AZ
77 Alex Kranzler RHP 6′-3″ 224 Fr. Norwood NJ
80 Andrew Dutkanych IV RHP 6′-3″ 230 So. Indianapolis IN
88 Sawyer Hawks RHP 6′-4″ 223 Jr. Lakeland FL
89 Ethan McElvain LHP 6′-4″ 241 Fr. Thompson’s Station TN
90 Miller Green LHP 6′-5″ 232 Fr. Nashville TN
95 Devin Futrell LHP 6′-5″ 218 Jr. Pembroke Pines FL
96 Nate Teague RHP 6′-7″ 232 Fr. Snow Camp NC
97 Bryce Cunningham RHP 6′-5″ 230 Jr. Headland AL
98 Greysen Carter RHP 6′-4″ 237 Jr. Louisville CO

LSU Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
0 Aiden Moffett RHP 6′-3″ 221 So. Mount Olive MS
1 Gavin Guidry RHP/INF 6′-2″ 178 So. Lake Charles LA
4 Steven Milam INF 5′-8″ 172 Fr. Las Cruces NM
5 Ben Nippolt INF 5′-11″ 180 Sr. St. Paul MN
6 Justin Loer LHP 6′-5″ 214 Jr. Lakeville MN
7 Alex Milazzo C 5′-11″ 190 Gr. Zachary LA
8 Hayden Travinski C/1B 6′-3″ 228 Gr. Shreveport LA
9 Mac Bingham OF 5′-11″ 182 Sr. San Diego CA
10 Michael Braswell III INF 6′-2″ 204 Jr. Mableton GA
11 Josh Pearson INF 5′-10″ 190 Jr. West Monroe LA
13 Mic Paul OF 5′-10″ 188 So. Salt Lake City UT
14 Nic Bronzini LHP 6′-3″ 256 R-Fr. San Ramon CA
16 Brady Neal C 5′-10″ 193 So. Tallahassee FL
17 Samuel Dutton RHP 5′-11″ 200 Jr. Southside AL
18 Jake Brown UTL 6′-2″ 194 Fr. Sulphur LA
20 Ryan Kucherak INF 6′-1″ 186 Fr. Chandler AZ
22 Jared Jones INF/C 6′-4″ 253 So. Marietta GA
23 Gage Jump LHP 6′-0″ 197 R-So. Aliso CA
24 Austen Roellig INF 5′-11″ 185 Fr. Rancho Cucamonga CA
25 Kade Woods RHP 6′-3″ 217 R-So. Monroe LA
26 Thatcher Hurd RHP 6′-4″ 230 Jr. Manhattan Beach CA
27 Jaden Noot RHP 6′-4″ 225 R-Fr. Oak Park CA
28 Paxton Kling OF 6′-2″ 203 So. Roaring Springs PA
29 Micah Bucknam RHP 6′-2″ 214 So. Abbotsford BC
30 Nate Ackenhausen LHP 6′-2″ 256 Sr. Owasso OK
32 Kade Anderson LHP 6′-2″ 179 Fr. Madisonville LA
33 Ethan Frey OF/1B 6′-5″ 229 So. Rosepine LA
34 Chase Shores RHP 6′-8″ 245 R-Fr. Midland TX
35 Griffin Herring LHP 6′-2″ 196 So. Southlake TX
38 Luke Holman RHP 6′-4″ 201 Jr. Sinking Springs PA
39 Zeb Ruddell OF 6′-1″ 187 R-Fr. Monroe LA
40 Fidel Ulloa RHP 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Lodi CA
41 DJ Primeaux LHP 5′-10″ 195 R-Fr. Baton Rouge LA
43 Derrick Mitchell OF 6′-3″ 203 Fr. Plano TX
44 Ashton Larson OF 6′-2″ 194 Fr. Overland Park KS
47 Tommy White 3B 6′-1″ 228 Jr. St. Pete Beach FL
48 Will Hellmers RHP 6′-4″ 213 Sr. Metairie LA
49 Javen Coleman LHP 6′-2″ 200 R-Jr. Richmond TX
55 Cam Johnson LHP 6′-5″ 251 Fr. Upper Marlboro MD
99 Christian Little RHP 6′-4″ 235 Sr. St. Louis MO

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb FAU 11 Vanderbilt 12
23-Feb 5:30 PM ET Gonzaga 1 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network +
24-Feb 3:00 PM ET Gonzaga 3 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET Gonzaga 9 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network +
27-Feb 5:30 PM ET Indiana St 4 Vanderbilt 20 SEC Network +
28-Feb 5:30 PM ET Evansville 3 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network +
1-Mar 4:00 PM ET Louisiana 7 Vanderbilt 4
2-Mar 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 3 Houston 1
3-Mar 12:00 PM ET Texas 11 Vanderbilt 14 Longhorn Network
5-Mar 5:30 PM ET E Michigan 2 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network +
8-Mar 5:30 PM ET Illinois St 9 Vanderbilt 14 SEC Network +
9-Mar 2:00 PM ET Illinois St 9 Vanderbilt 14 SEC Network +
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET Illinois St 0 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Indiana 5 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network +
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 1 Vanderbilt 11 SEC Network +
16-Mar 3:00 PM ET Auburn 5 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network +
17-Mar 2:00 PM ET Auburn 6 Vanderbilt 9 SEC Network +
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET Belmont 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network +
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 7:00 PM ET Valparaiso 2 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network +
28-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network +
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 0 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET Western KY Vanderbilt
4-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt LSU
5-Apr 8:00 PM ET Vanderbilt LSU SEC Network
6-Apr 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt LSU
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET MTSU Vanderbilt
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Texas A&M
13-Apr 8:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Texas A&M SEC Network
14-Apr 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Texas A&M
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Lipscomb
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 7:00 PM ET UT Martin Vanderbilt
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
30-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech Vanderbilt
3-May 6:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia
4-May 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia
5-May 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia
7-May 7:00 PM ET Louisville Vanderbilt
10-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt
11-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network
12-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt
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

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb VMI 8 LSU 11
22-Feb 3:00 PM ET N Illinois 2 LSU 10
23-Feb 3:00 PM ET Stony Brook 5 LSU 2 SEC Network +
24-Feb 2:00 PM ET N Illinois 11 LSU 2 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET Stony Brook LSU SEC Network +
28-Feb 8:00 PM ET LSU 16 Rice 4 ESPN+
1-Mar 8:00 PM ET Texas 6 LSU 3 Longhorn Network
2-Mar 8:00 PM ET Louisiana 4 LSU 5
3-Mar 4:00 PM ET Texas St 5 LSU 10
6-Mar 7:00 PM ET LSU 4 SE Louisiana 3
8-Mar 7:30 PM ET Xavier 0 LSU 4 SEC Network +
9-Mar 6:00 PM ET Xavier 0 LSU 4 SEC Network +
10-Mar 1:00 PM ET Xavier 2 LSU 8 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET N Dakota St 1 LSU 6 SEC Network +
13-Mar 2:00 PM ET N Dakota St 0 LSU 7 SEC Network +
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 7:30 PM ET Louisiana Tech 1 LSU 11 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 7:30 PM ET SE Louisiana 4 LSU 8 SEC Network +
28-Mar 7:00 PM ET LSU 4 Arkansas 7 ESPN2
29-Mar 8:00 PM ET LSU 3 Arkansas 4 SEC Network
30-Mar 3:00 PM ET LSU 5 Arkansas 7 SEC Network +
1-Apr 7:30 PM ET Southern 12 LSU 7
4-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt LSU
5-Apr 8:00 PM ET Vanderbilt LSU SEC Network
6-Apr 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt LSU
9-Apr 7:30 PM ET McNeese LSU
12-Apr 7:30 PM ET LSU Tennessee
13-Apr 5:30 PM ET LSU Tennessee SEC Network
14-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU Tennessee SEC Network
16-Apr 7:30 PM ET New Orleans LSU
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 7:30 PM ET Nicholls LSU
26-Apr 7:30 PM ET Auburn LSU
27-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn LSU
28-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn LSU
30-Apr 7:30 PM ET Grambling LSU
3-May 8:00 PM ET Texas A&M LSU SEC Network
4-May 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M LSU
5-May 2:00 PM ET Texas A&M LSU
7-May 7:30 PM ET N’Western St LSU
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 7:30 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

Vanderbilt-LSU Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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Vanderbilt Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,457-1,812-33
SEC Record: 724-947-10
SEC Championships: 3 (2007, 2011, 2019)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 26 (1977, 1980, 1990, 1992-96, 2003-04, 2006-10-18, 19, 21-23)
SEC Tournament Record: 53-41
SEC Tournament Championships: 5 (1973-74, 1980, 2007, 19,23)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 20 (1973-74, 1980, 2004, 2006-19, 21-22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 10 (2004, 2010-11, 2013-15, 17-19, 21)
Super Regional Appearances: 10 (2004, 2010-11, 2013-15, 17-19, 21)
Super Regional Championships: 4 (2011, 2014, 2019, 21)
College World Series Appearances: 5 (2011, 2014-15, 19, 21)
National Championships: 2 (2014, 2019)
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 80-45

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LSU Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,719-1,677-31
SEC Record: 1,015-812-9
SEC Championships: 17 (1939-43-46-61-75-86-90-91-92-93-96-97-2003-09-12-15-17)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 36 (1979-85-86-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-08-09-10-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 88-46
SEC Tournament Championships: 12 (1986-90-92-93-94-2000-08-09-10-13-14-17)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 34 (1975-85-86-87-89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-08-09-10-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19, 21-22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 25 (1986-87-89-90-91-93-94-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-08-09-91-93-94-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-08-09-12-13-15-16-17-19, 21)
Super Regional Appearances: 13 (1999-2000-01-02-03-04-08-09-12-13-15-16-17-19)
Super Regional Championships: 8 (2000-03-04-08-09-13-15-17)
College World Series Appearances: 18 (1986-87-89-90-91-93-94-96-97-98-2000-03-04-08-09-13-15-17-23)
National Championships: 6 (1991-93-96-97-2000-09-23)
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 163-70

Vanderbilt-LSU Series Prediction

Vanderbilt 2 wins, LSU 1 win

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