SEC Baseball Series Preview: South Carolina at Florida

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

Florida-South Carolina baseball series preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks 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 April 12-14

Cole Messina of South Carolina
Cole Messina of South Carolina
Condron Family Ballpark 7,000
Jac Caglianon of Florida
Jac Caglianon of Florida
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 6:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 4:00 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 South Carolina
Florida
1
145
1
12
232
140
Batting Average South Carolina
Florida
178
190
12
13
0.270
0.267
Double Plays South Carolina
Florida
35
255
1
13
26
13
Double Plays Per Game South Carolina
Florida
48
267
1
13
0.81
0.42
Doubles South Carolina
Florida
137
160
9
11
54
52
Doubles Per Game South Carolina
Florida
176
181
9
10
1.69
1.68
Earned Run Average South Carolina
Florida
34
148
7
13
4.37
5.88
Fielding % Florida
South Carolina
7
94
3
13
0.982
0.972
Hit Batters South Carolina
Florida
138
189
2
6
41
36
Hit by Pitch Florida
South Carolina
15
48
1
6
68
54
Hits Florida
South Carolina
150
157
11
12
281
279
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings South Carolina
Florida
16
55
5
11
7.70
8.74
Home Runs Florida
South Carolina
5
29
3
8
67
50
Home Runs Per Game Florida
South Carolina
6
36
3
7
2.16
1.56
On Base % South Carolina
Florida
20
138
4
13
0.426
0.384
Runs South Carolina
Florida
48
100
6
13
250
222
Sacrifice Bunts South Carolina
Florida
36
220
3
7
19
7
Sacrifice Flies Florida
South Carolina
189
253
10
14
11
8
Scoring South Carolina
Florida
63
107
7
11
7.8
7.2
Shutouts Florida
South Carolina
44
44
7
7
2
2
Slugging % Florida
South Carolina
31
71
6
8
0.513
0.480
Stolen Bases South Carolina
Florida
117
254
8
13
38
18
Stolen Bases Per Game South Carolina
Florida
133
264
6
13
1.19
0.58
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio South Carolina
Florida
21
56
6
11
2.70
2.32
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Florida
South Carolina
10
16
4
6
11.0
10.7
Triple Plays
Triples South Carolina
Florida
117
237
7
12
6
3
Triples Per Game South Carolina
Florida
148
253
7
13
0.19
0.10
WHIP South Carolina
Florida
18
86
7
11
1.29
1.50
WL Pct South Carolina
Florida
36
114
7
12
0.688
0.548
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings South Carolina
Florida
58
141
8
12
3.95
4.73

Statistical Leaders

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Ethan Petry 0.318 0.493 110 32 35 0 13 4
Kennedy Jones 0.316 0.449 95 18 30 1 6 1
Dylan Brewer 0.308 0.425 104 29 32 1 4 10
Cole Messina 0.284 0.425 116 31 33 0 10 1
Gavin Casas 0.275 0.437 80 12 22 0 5 0
Parker Noland 0.273 0.390 121 25 33 0 2 2
Tyler Causey 0.273 0.430 77 21 21 1 4 0
Blake Jackson 0.261 0.441 69 17 18 2 1 8
Talmadge LeCroy 0.250 0.436 112 30 28 1 2 0
Will Tippett 0.149 0.336 87 19 13 0 1 11
Will Tippett 0.160 0.355 81 19 13 0 1 11

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Eli Jones 2 1 3.89 8 8 0 39.1 41 17 10 32 5 0.263

Florida Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Jac Caglianone 0.391 0.480 128 35 50 0 16 0
Ty Evans 0.339 0.429 121 29 41 1 7 1
Cade Kurland 0.284 0.371 109 24 31 1 6 1
Tyler Shelnut 0.280 0.417 107 22 30 0 8 4
Colby Shelton 0.268 0.397 123 37 33 0 15 2
Luke Heyman 0.235 0.374 119 28 28 0 8 1
Dale Thomas 0.183 0.326 71 8 13 0 2 1

Florida Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Jac Caglianone 3 0 3.67 7 7 0 34.1 22 14 25 44 1 0.183
Liam Peterson 1 4 7.88 8 8 0 32.0 35 28 16 39 2 0.271
Cade Fisher 2 2 6.69 10 6 1 37.2 41 28 13 58 6 0.270

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

South Carolina 18
Florida 40

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

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

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 14 South Carolina 19 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 +
3-Apr 7:00 PM ET GA Southern 8 South Carolina 0 SEC Network
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 9 South Carolina 2
6-Apr 4:00 PM ET Texas A&M 6 South Carolina 3
7-Apr 1:30 PM ET Texas A&M 0 South Carolina 2 SEC Network+
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET North Carolina 1 South Carolina 2 SEC Network+
12-Apr 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
13-Apr 4:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
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 SEC Network+
20-Apr 4:00 PM ET Arkansas South Carolina SEC Network+
21-Apr 1:30 PM ET Arkansas South Carolina SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky South Carolina SEC Network+
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 SEC Network+
3-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Missouri SEC Network+
4-May 4:00 PM ET South Carolina Missouri SEC Network+
5-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Missouri SEC Network+
7-May 6:00 PM ET South Carolina Winthrop
9-May 8:00 PM ET Georgia South Carolina SEC Network+
10-May 5:30 PM ET Georgia South Carolina SEC Network
11-May 2:00 PM ET Georgia South Carolina SEC Network+
16-May 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
17-May 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
18-May 1:00 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament SEC Network
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 14 Florida St 3 SEC Network +
29-Mar 6:30 PM ET Mississippi St 6 Florida 7 SEC Network +
30-Mar 6:30 PM ET Mississippi St 12 Florida 2 SEC Network +
31-Mar 1:00 PM ET Mississippi St 3 Florida 4 SEC Network +
3-Apr 6:30 PM ET Florida A&M 7 Florida 10
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 1 Missouri 2
6-Apr 4:00 PM ET Florida 3 Missouri 4
7-Apr 2:00 PM ET Florida 10 Missouri 11 SEC Network+
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 4 Florida St 19
12-Apr 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
13-Apr 4:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
14-Apr 12:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network
16-Apr 6:30 PM ET Jacksonville Florida SEC Network+
18-Apr 7:30 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
20-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
23-Apr 6:30 PM ET Stetson Florida SEC Network+
26-Apr 8:00 PM ET Florida Arkansas SEC Network
27-Apr 1:00 PM ET Florida Arkansas SEC Network+
28-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida Arkansas SEC Network+
2-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
3-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
4-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
7-May 6:30 PM ET South Florida Florida SEC Network+
10-May 6:30 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network+
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 SEC Network+
17-May 6:00 PM ET Florida Georgia SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Florida Georgia SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament SEC Network
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

South Carolina-Florida 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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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

South Carolina-Florida Series Prediction

South Carolina 2 wins, Florida 1 win

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