SEC Baseball Series Preview: Florida at Arkansas

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

Arkansas-Florida baseball series preview

The Florida Gators travel to the Arkansas Razorbacks 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 26-28

Jac Caglianon of Florida
Jac Caglianon of Florida
Baum-Walker Stadium 10,737
Baum-Walker Stadium 10,737
Kendall Diggs of Arkansas
Kendall Diggs of Arkansas
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 8:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 1:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 3:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Arkansas
Florida
32
176
7
12
218
169
Batting Average Arkansas
Florida
172
180
9
11
0.272
0.271
Double Plays Arkansas
Florida
102
254
2
14
26
18
Double Plays Per Game Arkansas
Florida
143
264
3
14
0.65
0.46
Doubles Florida
Arkansas
157
190
9
12
67
64
Doubles Per Game Florida
Arkansas
171
223
8
12
1.72
1.60
Earned Run Average Arkansas
Florida
1
188
1
14
2.95
6.42
Fielding % Arkansas
Florida
5
8
1
2
0.982
0.981
Hit Batters Florida
Arkansas
131
228
2
8
52
41
Hit by Pitch Florida
Arkansas
18
155
1
9
80
50
Hits Florida
Arkansas
158
172
9
10
357
352
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Arkansas
Florida
1
98
1
13
6.46
9.32
Home Runs Florida
Arkansas
7
65
4
10
83
56
Home Runs Per Game Florida
Arkansas
7
69
4
10
2.13
1.40
On Base % Arkansas
Florida
108
146
11
13
0.393
0.384
Runs Florida
Arkansas
120
123
11
12
273
272
Sacrifice Bunts Arkansas
Florida
194
239
7
8
11
8
Sacrifice Flies Arkansas
Florida
138
237
8
13
16
12
Scoring Florida
Arkansas
126
150
11
12
7.0
6.8
Shutouts Arkansas
Florida
2
58
2
8
6
2
Slugging % Florida
Arkansas
35
119
6
11
0.515
0.456
Stolen Bases Arkansas
Florida
213
255
9
12
31
23
Stolen Bases Per Game Arkansas
Florida
226
257
9
12
0.78
0.59
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Arkansas
Florida
2
58
1
11
3.71
2.24
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Arkansas
Florida
1
12
1
4
12.3
10.8
Triple Plays
Triples Arkansas
Florida
261
261
12
12
3
3
Triples Per Game Florida
Arkansas
272
275
12
13
0.08
0.08
WHIP Arkansas
Florida
1
126
1
13
1.09
1.57
WL Pct Arkansas
Florida
2
137
2
12
0.850
0.513
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Arkansas
Florida
14
149
3
13
3.33
4.83

Statistical Leaders

Florida Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Jac Caglianone 0.401 0.495 157 47 63 0 23 1
Ty Evans 0.340 0.438 150 38 51 1 9 2
Colby Shelton 0.276 0.385 156 42 43 0 15 4
Cade Kurland 0.270 0.367 137 28 37 1 7 2
Tyler Shelnut 0.270 0.383 141 26 38 0 12 4
Luke Heyman 0.238 0.372 147 30 35 0 8 1

Florida Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Jac Caglianone 5 0 3.86 9 9 0 44.1 32 19 32 54 2 0.201
Cade Fisher 2 2 6.75 13 6 1 40.0 43 30 19 60 7 0.269

Arkansas Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Ben McLaughlin 0.302 0.444 139 30 42 0 7 0
Wehiwa Aloy 0.275 0.393 149 32 41 0 9 7
Kendall Diggs 0.262 0.379 141 27 37 1 6 3

Arkansas Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Hagen Smith 8 0 1.53 10 10 0 53.0 24 9 22 100 4 0.136
Mason Molina 3 1 3.47 10 10 0 46.2 29 18 28 68 7 0.182
Brady Tygart 4 1 2.64 10 10 0 47.2 33 14 23 58 12 0.201
Will McEntire 2 0 3.21 19 0 4 42.0 36 15 9 53 0 0.232

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Florida 37
Arkansas 3

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

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

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 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 6:30 PM ET Jacksonville 1 Florida 12 SEC Network+
18-Apr 7:30 PM ET Florida 5 Vanderbilt 10 SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 2 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network+
20-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida 6 Vanderbilt 2 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

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 4 Arkansas 5 SEC Network
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Arkansas 1 South Carolina 2 SEC Network+
20-Apr 4:00 PM ET Arkansas 3 South Carolina 6 SEC Network+
20-Apr 1:30 PM ET Arkansas 9 South Carolina 6 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

Florida-Arkansas Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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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

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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

Florida-Arkansas Series Prediction

Arkansas 2 wins, Florida 1 win

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