SEC Baseball Series Preview: Tennessee at Kentucky

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

Kentucky-Tennessee

The Tennessee Volunteers 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 19-21

Drew Beam of Tennessee
Drew Beam of Tennessee
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 1:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Tennessee
Kentucky
30
65
5
10
198
184
Batting Average Tennessee
Kentucky
6
84
1
6
0.330
0.291
Double Plays Kentucky
Tennessee
87
168
2
8
24
20
Double Plays Per Game Kentucky
Tennessee
113
198
2
9
0.69
0.56
Doubles Tennessee
Kentucky
2
49
1
5
97
75
Doubles Per Game Tennessee
Kentucky
5
49
1
4
2.69
2.14
Earned Run Average Kentucky
Tennessee
7
11
3
4
3.65
3.76
Fielding % Tennessee
Kentucky
19
34
5
6
0.979
0.977
Hit Batters Kentucky
Tennessee
150
295
3
14
45
18
Hit by Pitch Kentucky
Tennessee
29
214
2
14
69
37
Hits Tennessee
Kentucky
11
130
1
8
393
328
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
Tennessee
5
18
2
6
6.85
8.00
Home Runs Tennessee
Kentucky
1
71
1
11
95
47
Home Runs Per Game Tennessee
Kentucky
1
70
1
11
2.64
1.34
On Base % Tennessee
Kentucky
8
43
2
5
0.436
0.416
Runs Tennessee
Kentucky
3
34
1
4
370
294
Sacrifice Bunts Kentucky
Tennessee
26
292
1
14
24
1
Sacrifice Flies Kentucky
Tennessee
61
196
5
10
18
12
Scoring Tennessee
Kentucky
3
40
1
4
10.3
8.4
Shutouts Kentucky
Tennessee
8
17
4
6
4
3
Slugging % Tennessee
Kentucky
1
49
1
7
0.655
0.499
Stolen Bases Kentucky
Tennessee
17
242
1
11
77
23
Stolen Bases Per Game Kentucky
Tennessee
20
252
1
11
2.20
0.64
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Tennessee
Kentucky
6
49
3
9
3.12
2.37
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Tennessee
Kentucky
31
119
10
14
10.1
8.8
Triple Plays Tennessee 1 1 1
Triples Kentucky
Tennessee
64
254
2
12
9
3
Triples Per Game Kentucky
Tennessee
84
268
2
14
0.26
0.08
WHIP Kentucky
Tennessee
5
10
3
4
1.17
1.25
WL Pct Kentucky
Tennessee
2
6
2
4
0.857
0.833
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Tennessee
Kentucky
12
32
3
4
3.24
3.71

Statistical Leaders

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Blake Burke 0.414 0.477 133 42 55 0 12 4
Kavares Tears 0.382 0.500 110 45 42 0 10 3
Billy Amick 0.370 0.458 100 34 37 1 12 2
Christian Moore 0.352 0.429 142 38 50 0 15 1
Dylan Dreiling 0.339 0.460 112 36 38 1 13 1
Dean Curley 0.323 0.415 99 29 32 1 9 5
Robin Villeneuve 0.314 0.467 70 20 22 0 5 0
Dalton Bargo 0.313 0.397 67 20 21 0 6 1
Hunter Ensley 0.266 0.364 94 18 25 0 4 0
Cannon Peebles 0.241 0.365 79 19 19 0 0 2

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Nate Snead 6 1 3.35 11 0 3 40.1 38 15 12 35 5 0.250
AJ Causey 5 2 4.75 9 6 1 41.2 43 22 10 58 2 0.257
Drew Beam 5 1 3.16 9 9 0 51.1 55 18 10 45 1 0.274

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Nick Lopez 0.392 0.444 125 36 49 2 4 2
Ryan Waldschmidt 0.324 0.489 105 34 34 0 4 13
Émilien Pitre 0.317 0.417 139 34 44 1 5 18
Grant Smith 0.299 0.402 87 20 26 0 4 2
Ryan Nicholson 0.295 0.413 105 24 31 0 10 2
Nolan McCarthy 0.290 0.361 107 27 31 1 5 4
Mitchell Daly 0.275 0.446 91 21 25 1 2 6
Devin Burkes 0.237 0.372 118 31 28 0 2 14

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Trey Pooser 3 0 4.11 10 4 2 35.0 30 16 13 33 2 0.229
Mason Moore 7 0 3.45 9 9 0 47.0 33 18 22 43 6 0.199
Dominic Niman 7 2 3.40 9 9 0 53.0 44 20 14 47 7 0.221

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Tennessee 2
Kentucky 4

Tennessee Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Christian Moore INF 6′-1″ 216 Jr. Brooklyn NY
2 Ariel Antigua INF 5′-8″ 184 Fr. West Palm Beach FL
4 Alex Perry INF 6′-4″ 206 Jr. McComb MS
5 Cannon Peebles C 5′-11″ 194 So. Ashland VA
6 Bradke Lohry INF 5′-8″ 171 Jr. Trinity FL
7 Nate Snead RHP 6′-2″ 212 So. South Milwaukee WI
8 Dylan Dreiling OF 5′-11″ 200 So. Hays KS
9 Hunter Ensley OF 6′-1″ 196 R-Jr. Huntingdon TN
10 Cal Stark C 6′-1″ 200 Sr. Knoxville TN
11 Billy Amick INF 6′-1″ 217 Jr. Batesburg SC
12 Ethan Payne UTL 6′-4″ 211 Gr. Memphis TN
13 Reese Chapman OF 6′-1″ 212 So. Parker CO
14 Charlie Taylor C 5′-11″ 190 R-Jr. Dunwoody GA
15 JJ Garcia RHP 6′-6″ 209 So. Statesville NC
16 Dalton Bargo UTL 6′-1″ 196 So. Omaha NE
17 Robin Villeneuve 1B/OF 6′-1″ 214 Jr. Gatineau QC
18 AJ Causey RHP 6′-3″ 205 Jr. Harvest AL
19 Andrew Behnke LHP 5′-10″ 181 So. Nashville TN
20 Colby Backus OF 6′-4″ 223 R-Jr. Johnson City TN
21 Kavares Tears OF 6′-0″ 200 R-So. Lewisburg TN
23 Dean Curley INF 6′-3″ 212 Fr. La Verne CA
25 Blake Burke 1B 6′-3″ 236 Jr. Brentwood CA
26 Wyatt Evans LHP 6′-6″ 260 R-So. Greenville SC
27 Chris Stamos LHP 6′-4″ 209 Gr. Pasadena CA
28 Aaron Combs RHP 6′-3″ 203 R-Jr. Sarasota FL
29 Brady Robertson RHP 6′-3″ 199 R-Fr. Humboldt TN
30 Stone Lawless C 6′-2″ 225 Fr. Huntsville AL
31 Austin Hunley RHP 6′-3″ 196 R-Fr. Mount Juliet TN
32 Drew Beam RHP 6′-4″ 207 Jr. Murfreesboro TN
33 AJ Russell RHP 6′-6″ 207 So. Franklin TN
34 Derek Schaefer RHP 6′-2″ 206 Fr. Cave Creek AZ
35 Kirby Connell LHP 5′-11″ 196 Gr. Johnson City TN
36 Blake Grimmer INF 6′-3″ 202 Fr. Spring Lake MI
37 Dylan Loy LHP 6′-0″ 194 Fr. Pigeon Forge TN
40 Hunter High INF 6′-0″ 198 Fr. Crieve Hall TN
41 Camden Bates INF 5′-10″ 165 Fr. Washington OK
43 Luke Payne LHP 6′-4″ 191 Fr. Gallatin TN
44 Marcus Phillips RHP/OF 6′-4″ 250 So. Sioux Falls SD
45 Matthew Dallas LHP 6′-5″ 192 Fr. Memphis TN
46 Brayden Sharp OF/LHP 6′-2″ 174 Fr. The Woodlands TX
48 Zander Sechrist LHP 6′-2″ 193 Sr. Buford GA

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

Tennessee Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Tennessee 6 Texas Tech 2
23-Feb 4:30 PM ET UAlbany 5 Tennessee 8 SEC Network +
24-Feb 2:00 PM ET UAlbany 6 Tennessee 21 SEC Network +
25-Feb 1:00 PM ET UAlbany 0 Tennessee 12
27-Feb 4:30 PM ET High Point 4 Tennessee 7 SEC Network +
1-Mar 6:30 PM ET Bowling Green 1 Tennessee 11 SEC Network +
2-Mar 6:00 PM ET Bowling Green 1 Tennessee 12 SEC Network +
3-Mar 1:00 PM ET Bowling Green 6 Tennessee 16 SEC Network +
5-Mar 6:00 PM ET Kansas St Tennessee SEC Network +
6-Mar 6:00 PM ET So Indiana 1 Tennessee 2 SEC Network +
8-Mar 6:00 PM ET Illinois 3 Tennessee 6 SEC Network +
9-Mar 1:00 PM ET Illinois 3 Tennessee 6 SEC Network +
10-Mar 1:00 PM ET Illinois 1 Tennessee 24 SEC Network +
12-Mar 6:00 PM ET E Kentucky 2 Tennessee 17 SEC Network +
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 6:00 PM ET Xavier 2 Tennessee 10 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 6:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech 1 Tennessee 11 SEC Network +
29-Mar 6:30 PM ET Georgia 16 Tennessee 2 SEC Network +
30-Mar 5:00 PM ET Georgia 11 Tennessee 16 SEC Network
31-Mar 2:00 PM ET Georgia 0 Tennessee 7 SEC Network
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 5 Auburn 9
6-Apr 4:30 PM ET Tennessee 12 Auburn 2
7-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee 19 Auburn 5 SEC Network+
9-Apr 6:00 PM ET Alabama A&M Tennessee SEC Network+
9-Apr Alabama A&M 2 Tennessee 20
12-Apr 7:30 PM ET LSU 3 Tennessee 6 SEC Network+
13-Apr 5:30 PM ET LSU 1 Tennessee 3 SEC Network
14-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU 4 Tennessee 8 SEC Network
16-Apr 6:00 PM ET Bellarmine 5 Tennessee 20 SEC Network+
19-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network+
20-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network+
21-Apr 1:00 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network+
23-Apr 6:00 PM ET W Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
25-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri Tennessee SEC Network+
26-Apr 6:30 PM ET Missouri Tennessee SEC Network+
27-Apr 12:00 PM ET Missouri Tennessee SEC Network
30-Apr 6:00 PM ET Lipscomb Tennessee 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 6:00 PM ET Queens Tennessee SEC Network+
10-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network+
11-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network
12-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network+
14-May 5:00 PM ET Belmont Tennessee 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

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 2 Kentucky 6
6-Apr 2:00 PM ET Alabama 0 Kentucky 7
7-Apr 12:00 PM ET Alabama 5 Kentucky 16 SEC Network
9-Apr 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 7 Samford 9
11-Apr 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 6 Auburn 5 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky 6 Auburn 5 SEC Network+
13-Apr 3:00 PM ET Kentucky 13 Auburn 8 SEC Network+
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky 17 Louisville 13 ACC Network
19-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network+
20-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network+
21-Apr 1:00 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky 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
3-May 6:30 PM ET Arkansas Kentucky SEC Network+
4-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Kentucky SEC Network+
5-May 1:00 PM ET Arkansas Kentucky SEC Network+
7-May 3:00 PM ET Kentucky Xavier
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
14-May 6:30 PM ET Wright St Kentucky SEC Network+
16-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
17-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
18-May 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky 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

Tennessee-Kentucky Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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Tennessee Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,194-1,653-14
SEC Record: 791-922-1
SEC Championships: 4 (1951, 1994-95, 2022)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 18 (1982-84, 1993-97, 2001, 2004-05, 2007, 2014-16, 19, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 32-27
SEC Tournament Championships: 4 (1993-95, 2022)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 12 (1952, 1993-97, 2001, 2004-05, 19, 21-22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 5 (1995, 2001, 2005, 21-22)
Super Regional Appearances: 4 (2001, 2005, 21-22)
Super Regional Championships: 3 (2001, 2005, 21)
College World Series Appearances: 5 (1951, 1995, 2001, 2005, 21)
National Championships: 0
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 42-27

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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

Tennessee-Kentucky Series Prediction

Kentucky 2 wins, Tennessee 1 win

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