SEC Baseball Series Preview: Mississippi State at Ole Miss

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

Ole Miss-Mississippi State baseball series preview

The Mississippi State Bulldogs 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 April 12-14

Dakota Jordan of Mississippi State
Dakota Jordan of Mississippi State
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 8:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 8:30 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
Mississippi St.
6
27
3
5
210
181
Batting Average Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
103
171
7
11
0.286
0.272
Double Plays Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
84
160
2
9
22
18
Double Plays Per Game Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
129
212
3
9
0.67
0.55
Doubles Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
104
229
7
14
57
45
Doubles Per Game Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
157
274
8
14
1.73
1.36
Earned Run Average Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
26
144
6
12
4.15
5.85
Fielding % Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
5
170
2
14
0.982
0.967
Hit Batters Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
205
249
7
10
35
29
Hit by Pitch Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
144
167
9
10
41
37
Hits Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
54
126
6
8
315
286
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
17
96
6
13
7.75
9.19
Home Runs Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
38
85
9
11
47
37
Home Runs Per Game Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
57
128
10
11
1.42
1.12
On Base % Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
70
74
9
10
0.403
0.401
Runs Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
57
86
7
11
245
228
Sacrifice Bunts Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
30
248
2
11
21
5
Sacrifice Flies Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
3
79
1
7
24
15
Scoring Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
90
129
10
13
7.4
6.9
Shutouts Mississippi St. 88 11 1
Slugging % Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
102
128
12
13
0.460
0.446
Stolen Bases Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
111
111
5
5
39
39
Stolen Bases Per Game Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
134
134
7
7
1.18
1.18
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
17
78
5
14
2.76
2.14
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
18
22
7
9
10.6
10.5
Triple Plays
Triples Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
117
201
7
10
6
4
Triples Per Game Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
160
235
8
11
0.18
0.12
WHIP Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
16
133
6
13
1.28
1.57
WL Pct Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
59
119
9
13
0.636
0.545
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
42
168
7
14
3.81
4.97

Statistical Leaders

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Dakota Jordan 0.372 0.506 121 36 45 0 14 2
David Mershon 0.333 0.429 111 29 37 2 2 13
Connor Hujsak 0.333 0.424 114 36 38 2 6 6
Hunter Hines 0.295 0.361 139 26 41 0 8 0
Bryce Chance 0.277 0.367 101 16 28 0 3 6
Amani Larry 0.258 0.413 124 28 32 0 3 4
Johnny Long 0.254 0.440 63 15 16 0 0 2
Logan Kohler 0.218 0.364 87 16 19 0 0 1

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Jurrangelo Cijntje 5 1 3.45 8 8 0 44.1 32 17 19 61 6 0.201
Khal Stephen 4 2 3.38 8 8 0 42.2 34 16 12 47 4 0.217

Ole Miss Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Ethan Lege 0.351 0.448 114 32 40 0 8 3
Ethan Groff 0.304 0.408 125 28 38 0 5 11
Andrew Fischer 0.299 0.429 117 30 35 2 13 1
Jackson Ross 0.292 0.457 113 33 33 0 7 4
Treyson Hughes 0.262 0.339 103 17 27 1 0 4
Luke Hill 0.261 0.397 111 22 29 1 1 9
Will Furniss 0.232 0.416 56 13 13 0 4 1

Ole Miss Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Riley Maddox 2 3 4.46 8 7 0 36.1 34 18 12 27 6 0.245

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Mississippi State 30
Ole Miss 44

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

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

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 5 Samford 9
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 +
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET C Arkansas 7 Mississippi St 6
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia 1 Mississippi St 6
6-Apr 8:00 PM ET Georgia 3 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network
7-Apr 2:00 PM ET Georgia 8 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network+
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET UAB Mississippi St SEC Network+
12-Apr 8:00 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss SEC Network
13-Apr 8:30 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss SEC Network+
14-Apr 2:30 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss SEC Network+
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alcorn St Mississippi St SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn Mississippi St SEC Network+
20-Apr 6:00 PM ET Auburn Mississippi St SEC Network
21-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn Mississippi St SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Memphis SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt SEC Network+
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt SEC Network+
28-Apr 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt SEC Network+
1-May 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Mississippi St SEC Network+
3-May 7:00 PM ET Alabama Mississippi St SEC Network+
4-May 3:00 PM ET Alabama Mississippi St SEC Network+
5-May 2:00 PM ET Alabama Mississippi St SEC Network+
10-May 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St Arkansas SEC Network+
11-May 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Arkansas SEC Network+
12-May 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Arkansas SEC Network
14-May 7:00 PM ET North Alabama Mississippi St SEC Network+
16-May 7:00 PM ET Missouri Mississippi St SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET Missouri Mississippi St SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
18-May 3:00 PM ET Missouri Mississippi St SEC Network+
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament SEC Network
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 9 Ole Miss 13 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 +
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 4 Memphis 9
4-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 2 Arkansas 5 SEC Network
5-Apr 7:30 PM ET Ole Miss 3 Arkansas 8
6-Apr 3:00 PM ET Ole Miss 4 Arkansas 7
9-Apr 7:30 PM ET Murray St Ole Miss SEC Network+
12-Apr 8:00 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss SEC Network
13-Apr 8:30 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss SEC Network+
14-Apr 2:30 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss SEC Network+
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Arkansas St
19-Apr 6:00 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia SEC Network+
20-Apr 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia SEC Network+
21-Apr 1:00 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia SEC Network+
23-Apr 12:00 PM ET North Alabama Ole Miss SEC Network+
25-Apr 7:30 PM ET Alabama Ole Miss SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:30 PM ET Alabama Ole Miss SEC Network+
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Alabama Ole Miss SEC Network
1-May 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Mississippi St SEC Network+
3-May 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss Auburn SEC Network+
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 SEC Network+
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 SEC Network+
17-May 7:30 PM ET Ole Miss LSU SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss LSU 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

Mississippi State-Ole Miss 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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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

Mississippi State-Ole Miss Series Prediction

Ole Miss 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win

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