SEC Baseball Series Preview: South Carolina at Missouri

Missouri-South Carolina baseball series preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to the Missouri Tigers 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 May 3-5

Cole Messina of South Carolina
Cole Messina of South Carolina
Taylor Stadium 3,031
Taylor Stadium 3,031
Danny Corona of Missouri
Danny Corona of Missouri
  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 2:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls South Carolina
Missouri
1
181
1
12
299
185
Batting Average South Carolina
Missouri
186
272
11
14
0.269
0.250
Double Plays South Carolina
Missouri
44
153
1
5
35
26
Double Plays Per Game South Carolina
Missouri
55
200
1
7
0.81
0.58
Doubles South Carolina
Missouri
157
256
9
14
74
62
Doubles Per Game South Carolina
Missouri
173
285
8
14
1.72
1.38
Earned Run Average South Carolina
Missouri
31
117
7
11
4.52
5.71
Fielding % South Carolina
Missouri
72
73
12
13
0.974
0.974
Hit Batters Missouri
South Carolina
39
150
1
4
74
55
Hit by Pitch Missouri
South Carolina
59
67
6
7
71
69
Hits South Carolina
Missouri
194
200
11
12
378
374
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings South Carolina
Missouri
25
69
8
11
8.09
9.09
Home Runs South Carolina
Missouri
59
151
8
14
63
44
Home Runs Per Game South Carolina
Missouri
61
173
8
14
1.47
0.98
On Base % South Carolina
Missouri
26
253
4
14
0.418
0.357
Runs South Carolina
Missouri
66
196
6
14
326
262
Sacrifice Bunts South Carolina
Missouri
41
71
2
4
26
22
Sacrifice Flies Missouri
South Carolina
226
262
11
13
14
12
Scoring South Carolina
Missouri
70
227
6
14
7.6
5.8
Shutouts South Carolina 31 6 3
Slugging % South Carolina
Missouri
102
233
10
14
0.468
0.394
Stolen Bases Missouri
South Carolina
106
150
4
7
54
45
Stolen Bases Per Game Missouri
South Carolina
125
162
5
6
1.20
1.05
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio South Carolina
Missouri
30
64
7
13
2.48
2.20
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings South Carolina
Missouri
28
94
9
14
10.1
8.9
Triple Plays
Triples Missouri
South Carolina
87
135
2
6
10
8
Triples Per Game Missouri
South Carolina
116
148
4
6
0.22
0.19
WHIP South Carolina
Missouri
26
58
8
10
1.35
1.46
WL Pct South Carolina
Missouri
35
215
7
14
0.674
0.422
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Missouri
South Carolina
58
63
8
9
4.05
4.08

Statistical Leaders

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Kennedy Jones 0.305 0.440 131 26 40 1 6 1
Ethan Petry 0.298 0.475 151 40 45 1 15 4
Cole Messina 0.287 0.429 157 41 45 0 11 3
Dylan Brewer 0.283 0.399 127 30 36 1 4 12
Parker Noland 0.277 0.398 166 36 46 0 3 3
Talmadge LeCroy 0.242 0.421 149 39 36 1 3 0
Gavin Casas 0.240 0.374 121 17 29 1 6 0
Will Tippett 0.178 0.355 107 24 19 0 3 12

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Dylan Eskew 3 3 3.78 13 10 0 50.0 43 21 16 36 0.224
Eli Jones 3 2 3.91 11 11 0 53.0 60 23 15 44 0.278

Missouri Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Jackson Lovich 0.287 0.385 136 27 39 3 7 4
Trevor Austin 0.284 0.418 162 41 46 1 10 0
Kaden Peer 0.237 0.370 114 20 27 0 2 6
Drew Culbertson 0.200 0.262 130 18 26 1 1 9

Missouri Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Carter Rustad 4 6 5.82 11 8 0 51.0 51 33 10 47 0.254
Logan Lunceford 1 4 7.04 11 11 0 47.1 57 37 17 43 0.291

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

South Carolina 14
Missouri 85

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

Missouri Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Juju Stevens OF 6′-0″ 180 Jr. Woodbridge CT
3 Danny Corona INF 6′-3″ 215 Jr. Brooklyn NY
4 Matt Garcia INF 6′-0″ 190 Gr. Orlando FL
5 Brock Daniels INF/OF 6′-1″ 195 So. St. Louis MO
6 Jeric Curtis OF 6′-0″ 170 So. Cypress TX
7 Drew Culbertson INF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Greenwood IN
8 Tucker Moore C 6′-1″ 198 R-Fr. Castle Rock CO
10 Jackson Beaman OF 6′-1″ 230 So. Lincoln MO
11 Jack Holubowski INF 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Chesterfield MO
12 Justin Colon INF 6′-3″ 180 Jr. Carolina PR
13 Jacob Peaden RHP 6′-2″ 200 Gr. Greenville NC
14 Isaiah Frost OF 5′-11″ 197 Jr. Lee’s Summit MO
17 Thomas Curry C 5′-11″ 230 Fr. Hartland WI
18 Jackson Lovich INF 6′-4″ 192 So. Overland Park KS
19 Trevor Austin INF/OF 5′-10″ 188 Sr. Jefferson City MO
20 Kaden Peer OF/INF 6′-2″ 185 Fr. Chesterfield MO
21 Sam Horn RHP 6′-4″ 217 So. Lawrenceville GA
22 Kadden Drew LHP 6′-2″ 210 Jr. Scottsdale AZ
23 Ian Lohse LHP 6′-0″ 199 Sr. St. Louis MO
24 Jedier Hernandez C 6′-0″ 200 Jr. Trenton NJ
25 Brock Lucas RHP 6′-3″ 229 So. St. Elizabeth MO
26 Ryan Magdic LHP 6′-5″ 240 Gr. Beamsville ON
27 Tyler Macon INF 5′-11″ 175 Fr. Kirkwood MO
28 RJ Jimerson OF 5′-10″ 185 So. Chicago IL
29 Cameron Benson INF/OF 6′-3″ 185 Jr. Farmington Hills MI
30 Carter Rustad RHP 6′-4″ 194 Gr. Kansas City MO
32 Kaden Jacobi RHP 6′-3″ 220 Jr. O’Fallon MO
35 Daniel Wissler LHP 6′-2″ 185 So. O’Fallon MO
38 Bryce Mayer RHP 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Marthasville MO
39 Charlie Miller RHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Lohman MO
40 Victor Quinn RHP 6′-1″ 217 Jr. O’Fallon MO
41 Nic Smith LHP 6′-3″ 198 So. Jamestown TN
42 Wil Libbert LHP 6′-1″ 205 Fr. St. Thomas MO
43 Javyn Pimental LHP 6′-3″ 213 Jr. Kane’ohe HI
44 Xavier Lovett RHP 6′-0″ 190 Jr. Houston TX
47 Ben Pedersen RHP 6′-6″ 210 Gr. Duluth MN
48 Logan Lunceford RHP 6′-0″ 180 So. Edmond OK
49 Tony Neubeck LHP 6′-2″ 237 Jr. Hugo MN
50 Ben Smith RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Springfield MO
53 Seth McCartney RHP 6′-0″ 200 Jr. Brandon MS
54 Josh McDevitt RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Effingham IL
58 Miles Garrett RHP 5′-10″ 175 Jr. Stone Mountain GA
88 Mateo Serna C 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Doral FL

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 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+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky 5 South Carolina 6 SEC Network+
27-Apr 6:00 PM ET Kentucky 15 South Carolina 13 SEC Network
28-Apr 3:00 PM ET Kentucky 0 South Carolina 10 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

Missouri Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Missouri 2 Cal Poly 3
16-Feb Missouri 3 Cal Poly 1
22-Feb 9:00 PM ET Bakersfield 3 Missouri 6
23-Feb 9:00 PM ET Missouri 3 San Diego St 10
24-Feb 4:00 PM ET Missouri 4 UC San Diego 8 ESPN+
24-Feb 7:30 PM ET Missouri 5 UC San Diego 4 ESPN+
27-Feb 4:00 PM ET SE Missouri 8 Missouri 3 SEC Network +
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET N Kentucky Missouri SEC Network +
2-Mar 3:00 PM ET N Kentucky 10 Missouri 28 SEC Network +
3-Mar 2:00 PM ET N Kentucky 16 Missouri 15 SEC Network +
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET Lindenwood 4 Missouri 5 SEC Network +
8-Mar 4:00 PM ET Purdue FW Missouri SEC Network +
9-Mar 1:00 PM ET Purdue FW 9 Missouri 7 SEC Network +
9-Mar 3:30 PM ET Purdue FW 9 Missouri 7
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET Purdue FW 2 Missouri 20 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 5 Kansas 4
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 +
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET Kansas 4 Missouri 3
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 7:00 PM ET Illinois 3 Missouri 11 SEC Network
28-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network +
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 0 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET UT Martin 3 Missouri 13
3-Apr 4:00 PM ET UT Martin 9 Missouri 8
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 SIUE 5 Missouri 4 SEC Network+
11-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri 10 Georgia 15 SEC Network
12-Apr 6:00 PM ET Missouri 6 Georgia 5 SEC Network+
13-Apr 2:00 PM ET Missouri 7 Georgia 10 SEC Network+
16-Apr 7:30 PM ET Missouri 6 Missouri St 2
19-Apr 8:00 PM ET LSU 12 Missouri 1 SEC Network
20-Apr 5:00 PM ET LSU 7 Missouri 8 SEC Network+
21-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU 6 Missouri 2 SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri St 6 Missouri 10 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 7:00 PM ET Lindenwood Missouri 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+
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+
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

South Carolina-Missouri Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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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

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Missouri Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,412-1,669-21
SEC Record: 97-172-1
SEC Championships: 0
SEC Tournament Appearances: 6 (2013, 2015-19)
SEC Tournament Record: 2-8 (.200)
SEC Tournament Championships: 0
NCAA Regional Appearances: 22 (1952, 1954, 1958,
1962-65, 1976, 1978, 1980-81, 1988, 1991, 1996, 2003-09, 2012)
NCAA Regional Championships: 1 (2006)
Super Regional Appearances: 1 (2006)
Super Regional Championships: 0
College World Series Appearances: 6 (1952, 1954, 1958, 1962-64)
National Championships: 1 (1954)
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 43-46

South Carolina-Missouri Series Prediction

South Carolina 2 wins, Missouri 1 win

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