SEC Baseball Series Preview: Auburn at Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State-Auburn baseball series preview

The Auburn Rebels travel to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 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

Ike Irish of Auburn
Ike Irish of Auburn
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Dakota Jordan of Mississippi State
Dakota Jordan of Mississippi State
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 6:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 2:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Auburn
Mississippi St.
32
36
6
8
197
195
Batting Average Mississippi St.
Auburn
139
157
8
10
0.279
0.276
Double Plays Auburn
Mississippi St.
168
191
8
11
20
19
Double Plays Per Game Auburn
Mississippi St.
187
227
7
11
0.57
0.53
Doubles Auburn
Mississippi St.
130
157
8
10
62
60
Doubles Per Game Auburn
Mississippi St.
148
194
7
10
1.77
1.67
Earned Run Average Mississippi St.
Auburn
30
152
6
13
4.45
6.06
Fielding % Mississippi St.
Auburn
9
74
2
9
0.981
0.974
Hit Batters Auburn
Mississippi St.
160
256
4
11
44
32
Hit by Pitch Auburn
Mississippi St.
161
161
9
9
43
43
Hits Mississippi St.
Auburn
106
178
7
14
337
311
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Auburn
19
197
7
14
8.02
10.23
Home Runs Auburn
Mississippi St.
28
105
5
12
59
41
Home Runs Per Game Auburn
Mississippi St.
32
125
5
12
1.69
1.14
On Base % Auburn
Mississippi St.
90
104
9
11
0.396
0.393
Runs Mississippi St.
Auburn
77
84
7
9
264
260
Sacrifice Bunts Mississippi St.
Auburn
31
104
2
5
23
15
Sacrifice Flies Auburn
Mississippi St.
12
78
2
6
24
17
Scoring Auburn
Mississippi St.
91
96
7
8
7.4
7.3
Shutouts Mississippi St. 52 7 2
Slugging % Auburn
Mississippi St.
45
154
6
13
0.502
0.437
Stolen Bases Auburn
Mississippi St.
41
111
3
5
60
43
Stolen Bases Per Game Auburn
Mississippi St.
46
132
3
5
1.71
1.19
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Mississippi St.
Auburn
22
73
7
13
2.66
2.17
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Auburn
24
67
9
12
10.3
9.4
Triple Plays
Triples Auburn
Mississippi St.
95
221
6
10
8
4
Triples Per Game Auburn
Mississippi St.
109
246
6
10
0.23
0.11
WHIP Mississippi St.
Auburn
22
157
7
14
1.32
1.62
WL Pct Mississippi St.
Auburn
72
138
9
12
0.611
0.514
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Auburn
43
91
6
10
3.89
4.32

Statistical Leaders

Auburn Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Cooper McMurray 0.350 0.478 123 29 43 0 12 0
Ike Irish 0.344 0.422 131 38 45 1 11 4
Mason Maners 0.306 0.431 111 34 34 2 6 4
Cooper Weiss 0.301 0.428 123 31 37 0 3 22
Chris Stanfield 0.268 0.377 112 19 30 1 2 6
Deric Fabian 0.233 0.368 86 16 20 0 5 4
Christian Hall 0.226 0.400 62 12 14 0 6 0
Bobby Peirce 0.222 0.349 108 25 24 2 5 4

Auburn Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Chase Allsup 1 3 7.46 9 8 0 41.0 55 34 12 43 2 0.316

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Dakota Jordan 0.370 0.494 135 37 50 0 15 2
David Mershon 0.328 0.416 125 31 41 2 2 15
Connor Hujsak 0.323 0.421 124 38 40 2 7 8
Hunter Hines 0.291 0.355 151 28 44 0 9 0
Bryce Chance 0.274 0.361 113 18 31 0 3 6
Johnny Long 0.250 0.438 72 19 18 0 1 2
Amani Larry 0.250 0.402 136 30 34 0 3 4
Logan Kohler 0.204 0.350 98 18 20 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 3.80 9 9 0 47.1 36 20 20 64 6 0.209
Khal Stephen 5 2 2.84 9 9 0 50.2 37 16 12 56 5 0.201

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Auburn 41
Mississippi State 33

Auburn Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Caden Green INF 6′-0″ 170 Sr. Tulsa OK
2 Cooper Weiss INF 5′-11″ 201 Gr. Fort Myers FL
3 Chris Stanfield OF 6′-2″ 195 So. Tallahassee FL
4 Carter Wright C 5′-10″ 200 Sr. Blairsville GA
5 Javon Hernandez INF 5′-7″ 171 Sr. Danbury CT
6 Cale Stricklin C 5′-10″ 197 Fr. Watkinsville GA
7 Deric Fabian INF 6′-3″ 190 Jr. Ocala FL
8 Eric Guevara INF 5′-11″ 204 Fr. Parque Lefevre Panama
10 Kaleb Freeman INF/C 6′-0″ 202 Jr. Flowery Branch GA
11 Gavin Miller INF 5′-11″ 202 So. Oakdale PA
12 Drew Nelson LHP/OF 5′-11″ 206 So. Troy AL
13 Ben Schorr RHP 6′-1″ 209 R-Jr. Columbus GA
14 Cade Belyeu OF 6′-4″ 209 Fr. Auburn AL
16 Cole Edwards OF 6′-5″ 213 Fr. Hoover AL
18 Ike Irish C 6′-2″ 203 So. Hudsonville MI
19 Christian Hall INF 6′-2″ 254 Gr. Calera AL
20 Dylan Watts RHP 6′-2″ 187 So. Enumclaw WA
21 Mason Maners OF 6′-0″ 191 Sr. Vestavia Hills AL
22 Hayden Murphy RHP/IF 6′-3″ 191 So. Chula GA
23 Parker Carlson RHP 6′-1″ 188 Jr. Mobile AL
24 Carson Myers LHP 6′-2″ 204 Jr. Bowling Green KY
25 Tanner Bauman LHP 6′-5″ 225 Sr. Jacksonville FL
26 Cooper McMurray IF 6′-3″ 261 R-Jr. Tulsa OK
27 Bobby Peirce OF 6′-0″ 187 Gr. Scottsdale AZ
29 Christian Herberholz RHP 5′-11″ 195 R-Sr. Scottsboro AL
32 Griffin Graves LHP 5′-10″ 184 Fr. Jackson TN
33 Will Cannon RHP 6′-1″ 201 Jr. Phenix City AL
38 Conner McBride RHP 6′-1″ 205 Jr. San Diego CA
40 Cam Tilly RHP 6′-1″ 201 Fr. Newburgh IN
41 John Armstrong RHP 5′-11″ 223 Jr. Marietta GA
43 Alex Petrovic RHP 6′-5″ 232 Fr. Cypress TX
45 Joseph Gonzalez RHP 6′-4″ 233 R-Jr. Humacao P.R.
46 Chase Allsup RHP 6′-2″ 235 Jr. Dothan AL
47 Cameron Keshock RHP 6′-5″ 224 So. Spanish Fort AL
49 Drew Sofield LHP 6′-2″ 206 Fr. Young Harris GA
51 Ty Mauldin IF 5′-11″ 187 R-Jr. Trussville AL
52 Sam Robertson IF 6′-2″ 176 Fr. Oxford AL
53 Konner Keplinger LHP 6′-0″ 183 Fr. Morris AL
54 Konner Copeland LHP 6′-2″ 181 Gr. Mobile AL
77 Zach Crotchfelt LHP 6′-3″ 215 So. Jackson NJ

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

Auburn Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb E Kentucky 6 Auburn 17
23-Feb 6:00 PM ET Iowa 5 Auburn 7
24-Feb 12:00 PM ET Wichita St 8 Auburn 19
25-Feb 4:00 PM ET Virginia 6 Auburn 4
27-Feb 4:00 PM ET Samford 3 Auburn 12 SEC Network +
1-Mar TBA UConn Auburn SEC Network +
2-Mar 2:00 PM ET UConn 8 Auburn 4 SEC Network +
3-Mar 2:00 PM ET UConn 2 Auburn 8 SEC Network +
5-Mar 7:00 PM ET Air Force Auburn SEC Network +
6-Mar 5:00 PM ET Air Force 4 Auburn 8 SEC Network +
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Austin Peay 6 Auburn 7 SEC Network +
9-Mar 2:00 PM ET Austin Peay 6 Auburn 7 SEC Network +
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET Austin Peay 15 Auburn 6 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Troy 2 Auburn 8 SEC Network +
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 1 Vanderbilt 11 SEC Network +
16-Mar 3:00 PM ET Auburn 5 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network +
17-Mar 2:00 PM ET Auburn 6 Vanderbilt 9 SEC Network +
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET South Alabama 1 Auburn 2 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 7:00 PM ET J’Ville St 3 Auburn 13 SEC Network +
28-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 2 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network +
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 8 Texas A&M 12 SEC Network +
30-Mar 8:00 PM ET Auburn 9 Texas A&M 10 SEC Network
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn UAB
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 7:00 PM ET Alabama St Auburn SEC Network
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 Georgia Tech 8 Auburn 12 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 4:00 PM ET Florida A&M Auburn SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:30 PM ET Auburn LSU SEC Network+
27-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn LSU SEC Network+
28-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn LSU 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
7-May 7:00 PM ET Auburn Georgia Tech ACC Network
10-May 7:00 PM ET Auburn Missouri SEC Network+
11-May 4:00 PM ET Auburn Missouri SEC Network+
12-May 2:00 PM ET Auburn Missouri SEC Network+
14-May 7:00 PM ET Samford Auburn SEC Network+
16-May 7:00 PM ET Alabama Auburn SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET Alabama Auburn SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
18-May 3:00 PM ET Alabama Auburn SEC Network+
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament SEC Network
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

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 8 Ole Miss 0 SEC Network
13-Apr 8:30 PM ET Mississippi St 9 Ole Miss 10 SEC Network+
14-Apr 2:30 PM ET Mississippi St 2 Ole Miss 14 SEC Network+
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alcorn St 0 Mississippi St 11 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

Auburn-Mississippi State Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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Auburn Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,562-1,731-33
SEC Record: 941-884-3
SEC Championships: 6 (1937, 1958, 1963, 1967,1976, 1978)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 29 (1978, 1980, 1986-95, 1997-2003, 2010-13, 2015, 2017-19, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 35-52
SEC Tournament Championships: 3 (1978, 1989,1998)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 23 (1963, 1967, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1989, 1993-95, 1997-2003, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2017-19, 22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 7 (1967, 1976, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2018-19, 22)
Super Regional Appearances: 4 (1999, 2018-19, 22)
Super Regional Championships: 2 (2019, 22)
College World Series Appearances: 6 (1967, 1976, 1994, 1997, 2019, 2022)
National Championships: 0
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 59-51 (.536)

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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)

Auburn-Mississippi State Series Prediction

Mississippi State 2 wins, Auburn 1 win

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