SEC Baseball Series Preview: Alabama at Kentucky

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

Kentucky-Alabama baseball series preview

The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to the Kentucky Wildcats 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 April 5-7

Alton Davis II of Alabama
Alton Davis II of Alabama
Kentucky Proud Park 5,000
Kentucky Proud Park 5,000
Devin Burkes of Kentucky
Devin Burkes of Kentucky
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 6:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 2:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 12:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Kentucky
Alabama
70
103
10
11
141
132
Batting Average Alabama
Kentucky
10
114
2
9
0.326
0.284
Double Plays Kentucky
Alabama
85
131
2
5
19
17
Double Plays Per Game Kentucky
Alabama
106
161
2
6
0.70
0.61
Doubles Alabama
Kentucky
59
67
5
6
56
55
Doubles Per Game Kentucky
Alabama
78
82
5
6
2.04
2.00
Earned Run Average Kentucky
Alabama
10
54
5
9
3.76
4.65
Fielding % Kentucky
Alabama
49
100
8
13
0.976
0.972
Hit Batters Kentucky
Alabama
125
158
3
5
37
34
Hit by Pitch Kentucky
Alabama
14
32
1
6
60
51
Hits Alabama
Kentucky
14
155
2
12
312
244
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
Alabama
3
40
2
9
6.87
8.36
Home Runs Alabama
Kentucky
15
150
5
14
52
27
Home Runs Per Game Alabama
Kentucky
20
155
6
13
1.86
1.00
On Base % Alabama
Kentucky
26
53
5
7
0.427
0.414
Runs Alabama
Kentucky
17
52
3
7
251
221
Sacrifice Bunts Kentucky
Alabama
16
241
1
10
21
4
Sacrifice Flies Alabama
Kentucky
11
46
2
5
19
15
Scoring Alabama
Kentucky
24
48
3
6
9.0
8.2
Shutouts Alabama
Kentucky
4
7
3
4
4
3
Slugging % Alabama
Kentucky
10
104
3
12
0.567
0.463
Stolen Bases Kentucky
Alabama
9
218
1
11
65
20
Stolen Bases Per Game Kentucky
Alabama
12
239
1
11
2.41
0.71
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Alabama
Kentucky
38
43
8
9
2.52
2.46
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Alabama
Kentucky
61
111
11
13
9.6
9.0
Triple Plays
Triples Alabama
Kentucky
34
34
1
1
9
9
Triples Per Game Kentucky
Alabama
42
46
1
2
0.33
0.32
WHIP Kentucky
Alabama
5
28
3
8
1.17
1.35
WL Pct Kentucky
Alabama
6
23
3
7
0.852
0.750
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
Alabama
30
47
4
7
3.65
3.83

Statistical Leaders

Alabama Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Gage Miller 0.449 0.530 107 47 48 2 11 0
Bryce Eblin 0.365 0.434 74 23 27 2 4 4
TJ McCants 0.342 0.420 120 27 41 1 11 10
Justin Lebron 0.340 0.458 94 27 32 0 5 4
Ian Petrutz 0.336 0.454 107 20 36 1 3 1
Evan Sleight 0.315 0.400 111 24 35 2 5 0
Will Hodo 0.299 0.429 97 30 29 0 8 1
Mac Guscette 0.284 0.375 74 15 21 0 0 0

Alabama Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Ben Hess 3 0 5.59 7 7 0 29.0 22 18 16 48 4 0.210
Greg Farone 3 0 2.93 8 7 0 30.2 27 10 6 32 1 0.229

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Nick Lopez 0.412 0.459 97 27 40 2 2 2
Émilien Pitre 0.333 0.440 108 31 36 1 4 16
Ryan Waldschmidt 0.303 0.491 76 28 23 0 2 11
Grant Smith 0.281 0.387 64 13 18 0 1 2
Ryan Nicholson 0.266 0.389 79 14 21 0 4 2
Nolan McCarthy 0.266 0.348 79 21 21 1 3 4
Mitchell Daly 0.260 0.413 73 16 19 1 2 4
Devin Burkes 0.250 0.409 88 27 22 0 1 11

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Mason Moore 6 0 2.87 7 7 0 37.2 25 12 15 35 6 0.188
Dominic Niman 5 2 4.42 7 7 0 38.2 37 19 11 36 4 0.245

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Alabama 16
Kentucky 8

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

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

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 6 Alabama 3 SEC Network +
28-Mar 8:00 PM ET South Carolina 3 Alabama 4 SEC Network
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 6 Alabama 13 SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:00 PM ET South Carolina 9 Alabama 5 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

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 4 Kentucky 9 SEC Network +
29-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 5 Ole Miss 3 SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:30 PM ET Kentucky 17 Ole Miss 9 SEC Network +
31-Mar 2:30 PM ET Kentucky 15 Ole Miss 1 SEC Network +
3-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

Alabama-Kentucky Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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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

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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

Alabama-Kentucky Series Prediction

Kentucky 2 wins, Alabama 1 win

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