SEC Baseball Series Preview: Arkansas at South Carolina

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

South Carolina-Arkansas baseball series preview

The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to the South Carolina Gamecocks 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

Kendall Diggs of Arkansas
Kendall Diggs of Arkansas
Founders Park (8,242)
Founders Park (8,242)
Cole Messina of South Carolina
Cole Messina of South Carolina
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 4:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 1:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls South Carolina
Arkansas
1
52
1
9
256
189
Batting Average Arkansas
South Carolina
155
179
9
12
0.276
0.272
Double Plays South Carolina
Arkansas
31
121
1
5
30
22
Double Plays Per Game South Carolina
Arkansas
49
147
1
5
0.83
0.63
Doubles South Carolina
Arkansas
122
217
7
13
63
54
Doubles Per Game South Carolina
Arkansas
161
238
8
12
1.75
1.54
Earned Run Average Arkansas
South Carolina
1
35
1
7
2.64
4.55
Fielding % Arkansas
South Carolina
8
76
1
10
0.981
0.974
Hit Batters South Carolina
Arkansas
138
231
2
8
46
36
Hit by Pitch South Carolina
Arkansas
61
186
7
11
57
40
Hits South Carolina
Arkansas
153
173
10
13
321
313
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Arkansas
South Carolina
1
17
1
5
6.18
7.96
Home Runs South Carolina
Arkansas
34
51
7
9
57
52
Home Runs Per Game South Carolina
Arkansas
41
56
7
9
1.58
1.49
On Base % South Carolina
Arkansas
24
101
4
10
0.423
0.394
Runs South Carolina
Arkansas
49
119
6
13
280
244
Sacrifice Bunts South Carolina
Arkansas
41
219
3
7
21
8
Sacrifice Flies Arkansas
South Carolina
196
274
10
14
12
8
Scoring South Carolina
Arkansas
67
132
6
12
7.8
7.0
Shutouts Arkansas
South Carolina
2
52
2
7
6
2
Slugging % South Carolina
Arkansas
76
105
8
11
0.483
0.466
Stolen Bases South Carolina
Arkansas
117
201
6
9
42
29
Stolen Bases Per Game South Carolina
Arkansas
134
213
6
9
1.17
0.83
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Arkansas
South Carolina
1
20
1
5
4.01
2.69
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Arkansas
South Carolina
1
18
1
6
12.6
10.6
Triple Plays
Triples South Carolina
Arkansas
123
254
7
12
7
3
Triples Per Game South Carolina
Arkansas
143
264
7
12
0.19
0.09
WHIP Arkansas
South Carolina
1
21
1
6
1.03
1.32
WL Pct Arkansas
South Carolina
2
32
2
7
0.857
0.694
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Arkansas
South Carolina
10
47
2
7
3.13
3.94

Statistical Leaders

Arkansas Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Ben McLaughlin 0.298 0.435 121 26 36 0 6 0
Wehiwa Aloy 0.279 0.400 129 29 36 0 9 6
Kendall Diggs 0.264 0.377 129 25 34 1 6 3
Ty Wilmsmeyer 0.209 0.299 86 12 18 0 1 1

Arkansas Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Hagen Smith 7 0 1.53 9 9 0 47.0 22 8 17 89 3 0.138
Mason Molina 3 0 3.32 9 9 0 43.1 27 16 21 65 7 0.181
Brady Tygart 3 1 2.59 9 9 0 41.2 29 12 21 52 11 0.203
Will McEntire 2 0 2.56 17 0 4 38.2 31 11 7 48 0 0.220

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Ethan Petry 0.323 0.488 127 36 41 0 15 4
Kennedy Jones 0.308 0.460 107 22 33 1 6 1
Cole Messina 0.302 0.442 129 35 39 0 10 3
Dylan Brewer 0.298 0.411 121 30 36 1 4 11
Parker Noland 0.281 0.395 139 28 39 0 3 3
Talmadge LeCroy 0.266 0.440 128 36 34 1 3 0
Tyler Causey 0.259 0.413 81 21 21 1 4 0
Gavin Casas 0.242 0.385 99 13 24 1 5 0
Will Tippett 0.165 0.336 103 23 17 0 2 11

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Dylan Eskew 2 2 4.74 11 8 0 38.0 34 20 13 31 8 0.228
Eli Jones 3 1 3.57 9 9 0 45.1 46 18 12 38 5 0.257

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Arkansas 6
South Carolina 15

Arkansas Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Ty Wilmsmeyer OF 6′-2″ 185 Gr. Springfield MO
3 Nolan Souza INF 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Honolulu HI
4 Jack Wagner INF/OF 6′-0″ 210 Gr. Wichita KS
5 Kendall Diggs OF 6′-0″ 210 Jr. Olathe KS
6 Ben McLaughlin INF 6′-3″ 210 Sr. Golden CO
8 Hudson White C 6′-1″ 200 Jr. Keller TX
9 Wehiwa Aloy INF 6′-2″ 200 So. Wailuku HI
10 Peyton Stovall INF 5′-11″ 200 Jr. Haughton LA
11 Jaewoo Cho RHP 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Seoul South Korea
12 Jared Sprague-Lott INF 6′-0″ 195 Sr. Philadelphia PA
13 Jayson Jones INF/OF 6′-2″ 215 So. Savannah TX
14 Ross Lovich OF 6′-0″ 185 Sr. Overland Park KS
16 Hudson Polk C 6′-1″ 210 Sr. Coppell TX
17 Hunter Grimes OF 6′-1″ 185 R-Sr. Kerrville TX
18 Reese Robinett INF 6′-3″ 220 So. Kennett MO
19 Will Edmunson OF 6′-1″ 195 Jr. Luther OK
20 Gabe Gaeckle RHP 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Aptos CA
21 Mason Molina LHP 6′-2″ 230 Jr. Rancho Santa Margarita CA
22 Ty Waid INF/OF 6′-2″ 225 Fr. Texarkana AR
24 Peyton Holt INF/OF 5′-10″ 205 Sr. Greenwood AR
25 Brady Tygart RHP 6′-2″ 215 Jr. Hernando MS
26 Tate McGuire RHP 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Liberty MO
27 Ryder Helfrick C 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Discovery Bay CA
28 Koty Frank RHP 6′-2″ 225 Gr. Tushka OK
31 Dylan Carter RHP 6′-2″ 225 R-Jr. Bentonville AR
32 Hunter Dietz LHP 6′-6″ 230 Fr. Trinity FL
33 Hagen Smith LHP 6′-3″ 225 Jr. Bullard TX
34 Diego Ramos RHP 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Vian OK
36 Parker Coil LHP 6′-3″ 190 So. Edmond OK
37 Jake Faherty RHP 6′-3″ 185 Jr. Georgetown KY
38 Colin Fisher LHP 6′-3″ 225 Fr. Noble OK
39 Tucker Holland LHP 6′-6″ 235 Fr. Fayetteville NC
40 Ben Bybee RHP 6′-6″ 235 So. Overland Park KS
41 Will McEntire RHP 6′-4″ 225 R-Sr. Bryant AR
43 Kade Smith OF 6′-0″ 200 Fr. Searcy AR
44 Parker Rowland C 6′-3″ 215 Sr. Tulsa OK
45 Gage Wood RHP 6′-0″ 205 So. Batesville AR
46 Christian Foutch RHP 6′-3″ 230 So. Littleton CO
48 Cooper Dossett RHP 6′-0″ 200 So. Springdale AR
49 Stone Hewlett LHP 6′-1″ 195 Sr. Leawood KS
51 Jack Smith LHP 6′-4″ 225 Fr. Moulton AL
55 Josh Hyneman RHP 6′-4″ 240 R-Fr. Jonesboro AR
61 Adam Hachman LHP 6′-5″ 245 Fr. Wentzville MO

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

Arkansas Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb James Madison 4 Arkansas 6
23-Feb 8:00 PM ET Oregon St 4 Arkansas 5
24-Feb 8:00 PM ET Arkansas Oklahoma St 2
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET Arkansas 4 Michigan 3
27-Feb 4:00 PM ET Grambling 1 Arkansas 21 SEC Network +
1-Mar 4:00 PM ET Murray St 1 Arkansas 5 SEC Network +
2-Mar 3:00 PM ET Murray St 1 Arkansas 11 SEC Network +
3-Mar 2:00 PM ET Murray St 3 Arkansas 5 SEC Network +
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET C Arkansas 7 Arkansas 9 SEC Network +
9-Mar 3:00 PM ET McNeese 1 Arkansas 3 SEC Network +
8-Mar 4:00 PM ET McNeese 1 Arkansas 11 SEC Network +
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET McNeese 5 Arkansas 18 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Oral Roberts 2 Arkansas 4 SEC Network +
15-Mar 7:30 PM ET Missouri 0 Arkansas 8 SEC Network +
16-Mar 3:00 PM ET Missouri 0 Arkansas 6 SEC Network +
17-Mar 3:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Arkansas 9 SEC Network +
21-Mar 7:00 PM ET Arkansas 1 Auburn 0 SEC Network
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Arkansas 6 Auburn 8 SEC Network +
23-Mar 3:00 PM ET Arkansas 8 Auburn 8 SEC Network +
26-Mar 7:30 PM ET Little Rock 0 Arkansas 11 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 +
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET Arkansas St 0 Arkansas 13
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 7:00 PM ET San José St 1 Arkansas 5 SEC Network+
10-Apr 4:00 PM ET San José St 2 Arkansas 8 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Arkansas 5 Alabama 3 SEC Network+
13-Apr 5:00 PM ET Arkansas 3 Alabama 4 SEC Network+
14-Apr 2:00 PM ET Arkansas 0 Alabama 5 SEC Network+
16-Apr 8:00 PM ET Texas Tech 8 Arkansas 9 SEC Network+
17-Apr 5:00 PM ET Texas Tech Arkansas SEC Network
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+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET AR-Pine Bluff Arkansas 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+
30-Apr 7:30 PM ET Missouri St Arkansas SEC Network+
1-May 5:00 PM ET Missouri St Arkansas 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+
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
16-May 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M 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 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 10 Florida 3 SEC Network+
13-Apr 4:00 PM ET South Carolina 9 Florida 8 SEC Network+
14-Apr 12:00 PM ET South Carolina 9 Florida 11 SEC Network
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 4 The Citadel 3
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

Arkansas-South Carolina Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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Arkansas Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,349-1,443-6
SEC Record: 457-413
SEC Championships: 3 (1999, 2004, 2021)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 26 (1992-99, 2002-07, 2009-15, 2017-19, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 38-44
SEC Tournament Championships: 1 (2021)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 32 (1973, 1979-80, 1983, 1985-90, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2002-15, 2017-19, 21-22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 13 (1979, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2002-04, 09-10, 2012, 2015, 2018-19, 21-22)
Super Regional Appearances: 10 (2002-04, 2009-10, 2012, 2015, 2018-19, 21-22)
Super Regional Championships: 6 (2004, 2009, 2012, 2018, 2019, 22)
College World Series Appearances: 11 (1979, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2004, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021)
National Championships: 0
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 99-75

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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

Arkansas-South Carolina Series Prediction

Arkansas 2 wins, South Carolina 1 win

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