SEC Baseball Series Preview: Tennessee at Florida

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

Florida-Tennessee baseball series preview

The Tennessee Volunteers travel to the Florida Gators for a 3-game, Thursday-Saturday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews this series and predicts the series winner.

By 14Powers SEC Baseball Staff

Series Schedule May 2-4

Drew Beam of Tennessee
Drew Beam of Tennessee
Condron Family Ballpark 7,000
Jac Caglianon of Florida
Jac Caglianon of Florida
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 7:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Friday 6:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 6:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Tennessee
Florida
30
170
5
11
235
189
Batting Average Tennessee
Florida
4
178
1
9
0.325
0.271
Double Plays Tennessee
Florida
181
264
9
14
25
19
Double Plays Per Game Tennessee
Florida
208
273
9
14
0.57
0.44
Doubles Tennessee
Florida
7
196
1
11
109
70
Doubles Per Game Tennessee
Florida
7
221
1
11
2.48
1.63
Earned Run Average Tennessee
Florida
7
169
2
14
3.79
6.21
Fielding % Florida
Tennessee
18
26
4
5
0.979
0.979
Hit Batters Florida
Tennessee
135
292
3
14
57
28
Hit by Pitch Florida
Tennessee
27
225
2
13
83
45
Hits Tennessee
Florida
9
152
1
9
480
394
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Tennessee
Florida
22
86
7
12
8.05
9.29
Home Runs Tennessee
Florida
2
7
1
4
121
92
Home Runs Per Game Tennessee
Florida
2
7
1
4
2.75
2.14
On Base % Tennessee
Florida
9
150
3
13
0.430
0.384
Runs Tennessee
Florida
2
112
1
10
443
301
Sacrifice Bunts Florida
Tennessee
207
291
8
14
11
3
Sacrifice Flies Tennessee
Florida
244
262
12
13
13
12
Scoring Tennessee
Florida
3
118
1
9
10.1
7.0
Shutouts Tennessee
Florida
31
65
6
10
3
2
Slugging % Tennessee
Florida
2
33
1
5
0.649
0.514
Stolen Bases Florida
Tennessee
239
248
10
12
29
28
Stolen Bases Per Game Florida
Tennessee
247
255
10
12
0.67
0.64
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Tennessee
Florida
5
51
3
10
3.23
2.30
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Florida
Tennessee
13
33
5
10
10.7
9.9
Triple Plays Tennessee 1 1 1
Triples Florida
Tennessee
270
270
12
12
3
3
Triples Per Game Florida
Tennessee
275
278
12
13
0.07
0.07
WHIP Tennessee
Florida
5
112
3
12
1.23
1.55
WL Pct Tennessee
Florida
2
142
2
12
0.841
0.512
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Tennessee
Florida
7
133
1
12
3.06
4.68

Statistical Leaders

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Blake Burke 0.386 0.446 166 49 64 0 14 6
Christian Moore 0.384 0.454 172 48 66 0 20 1
Kavares Tears 0.371 0.483 140 54 52 0 14 3
Billy Amick 0.351 0.432 134 41 47 1 16 2
Dean Curley 0.315 0.411 127 35 40 1 9 7
Dylan Dreiling 0.307 0.433 140 42 43 1 15 1
Dalton Bargo 0.299 0.396 77 22 23 0 6 1
Hunter Ensley 0.248 0.338 113 20 28 0 6 0
Cannon Peebles 0.244 0.374 86 22 21 0 1 2

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Nate Snead 7 1 3.45 14 0 3 44.1 46 17 14 35 0.274
AJ Causey 6 3 4.50 11 6 1 54.0 54 27 13 71 0.255
Drew Beam 6 1 3.29 11 11 0 63.0 68 23 13 57 0.276

Florida Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Jac Caglianone 0.404 0.502 171 50 69 0 26 1
Ty Evans 0.335 0.431 167 42 56 1 11 2
Cade Kurland 0.260 0.369 150 32 39 1 8 4
Colby Shelton 0.259 0.376 170 42 44 0 15 4
Tyler Shelnut 0.258 0.362 159 29 41 0 12 4
Luke Heyman 0.245 0.374 163 32 40 0 9 1

Florida Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Jac Caglianone 5 0 4.10 10 10 0 48.1 38 22 35 58 0.215

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Tennessee 2
Florida 33

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

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

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 3 Kentucky 5 SEC Network+
20-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee 3 Kentucky 5 SEC Network+
21-Apr 1:00 PM ET Tennessee 13 Kentucky 11 SEC Network+
23-Apr 6:00 PM ET W Carolina 4 Tennessee 12 SEC Network+
25-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
26-Apr 6:30 PM ET Missouri 2 Tennessee 3 SEC Network+
27-Apr 12:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Tennessee 3 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

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 1 Florida 13 SEC Network+
26-Apr 8:00 PM ET Florida 1 Arkansas 2 SEC Network
27-Apr 1:00 PM ET Florida 5 Arkansas 6 SEC Network+
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida 1 Arkansas 2 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

Tennessee-Florida 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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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

Tennessee-Florida Series Prediction

Tennessee 2 wins, Florida 1 win

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