SEC Baseball Series Preview: Alabama at Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State-Alabama baseball series preview

The Alabama Crimson Tide 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 May 3-5

Alton Davis II of Alabama
Alton Davis II of Alabama
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 3:00 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 Mississippi St.
Alabama
30
210
5
13
235
175
Batting Average Alabama
Mississippi St.
25
143
3
8
0.311
0.280
Double Plays Alabama
Mississippi St.
197
220
10
11
24
23
Double Plays Per Game Alabama
Mississippi St.
226
239
10
11
0.55
0.52
Doubles Alabama
Mississippi St.
64
149
4
8
87
75
Doubles Per Game Alabama
Mississippi St.
83
179
6
10
1.98
1.70
Earned Run Average Mississippi St.
Alabama
18
89
4
9
4.20
5.30
Fielding % Mississippi St.
Alabama
6
71
3
11
0.981
0.974
Hit Batters Alabama
Mississippi St.
211
274
7
11
48
36
Hit by Pitch Alabama
Mississippi St.
46
200
4
10
74
49
Hits Alabama
Mississippi St.
17
125
3
7
471
406
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Alabama
12
47
5
9
7.72
8.81
Home Runs Alabama
Mississippi St.
18
128
5
13
79
48
Home Runs Per Game Alabama
Mississippi St.
22
143
5
13
1.80
1.09
On Base % Alabama
Mississippi St.
70
103
6
8
0.403
0.394
Runs Alabama
Mississippi St.
38
96
4
8
351
311
Sacrifice Bunts Mississippi St.
Alabama
49
250
3
10
25
8
Sacrifice Flies Alabama
Mississippi St.
26
89
2
4
25
20
Scoring Alabama
Mississippi St.
49
116
5
8
8.0
7.1
Shutouts Alabama
Mississippi St.
2
31
2
6
6
3
Slugging % Alabama
Mississippi St.
17
157
4
13
0.538
0.438
Stolen Bases Mississippi St.
Alabama
111
264
5
13
53
24
Stolen Bases Per Game Mississippi St.
Alabama
124
274
4
13
1.20
0.55
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Mississippi St.
Alabama
12
48
5
9
2.81
2.31
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Alabama
18
61
7
12
10.5
9.3
Triple Plays
Triples Alabama
Mississippi St.
87
222
2
10
10
5
Triples Per Game Alabama
Mississippi St.
109
248
2
10
0.23
0.11
WHIP Mississippi St.
Alabama
11
42
5
9
1.27
1.43
WL Pct Mississippi St.
Alabama
37
49
8
9
0.659
0.636
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Alabama
32
56
5
7
3.73
4.04

Statistical Leaders

Alabama Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Gage Miller 0.386 0.483 171 62 66 2 18 0
Mac Guscette 0.364 0.448 110 27 40 0 4 0
Justin Lebron 0.346 0.432 162 43 56 0 11 5
TJ McCants 0.326 0.384 190 39 62 2 13 12
Ian Petrutz 0.320 0.429 169 31 54 1 5 1
Will Hodo 0.287 0.405 157 43 45 0 11 2
Evan Sleight 0.271 0.354 166 31 45 2 6 0

Alabama Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Ben Hess 3 3 7.31 11 11 0 44.1 38 36 28 75 0.226
Greg Farone 4 1 3.10 12 11 0 52.1 45 18 16 54 0.230
Zane Adams 4 2 4.43 13 10 0 44.2 45 22 15 31 0.253

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Dakota Jordan 0.362 0.485 163 45 59 1 16 3
David Mershon 0.345 0.448 148 41 51 2 3 20
Connor Hujsak 0.331 0.413 157 43 52 2 7 8
Hunter Hines 0.284 0.366 176 33 50 0 12 0
Bryce Chance 0.277 0.354 141 23 39 0 4 6
Amani Larry 0.239 0.388 163 35 39 0 3 7
Logan Kohler 0.207 0.347 121 23 25 0 1 1

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Jurrangelo Cijntje 6 1 3.79 11 11 0 59.1 44 25 24 80 0.204
Khal Stephen 6 3 2.77 11 11 0 65.0 48 20 15 73 0.202

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Alabama 18
Mississippi State 21

Alabama Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
20 Zane Adams LHP 6′ 4” 195 Fr. Porter TX
48 Bobby Alcock RHP 6′ 5” 245 R-Jr. Lynn MA
12 Walt Bailey RHP 6′ 1” 205 R-Sr. Tuscaloosa AL
52 Jackson Baker RHP 6′ 1” 175 Fr. Austin TX
41 Connor Ball LHP 6′ 0” 165 Jr. Sterrett AL
36 Hagan Banks RHP 6′ 4” 210 Jr. Plainville GA
88 Beau Brailey RHP 6′ 3” 205 Fr. Hoschton GA
46 Coulson Buchanan RHP 5′ 10” 200 Jr. Sugar Hill GA
42 Alton Davis II LHP 6′ 5” 185 So. Hueytown AL
13 Bryce Eblin INF 5′ 11” 185 Sr. Greenwood IN
26 Greg Farone LHP 6′ 6” 240 Sr. Schenectady NY
8 Tyler Fay RHP 6′ 5” 215 R-Fr. Doniphan NE
50 Pierce George RHP 6′ 6” 240 So. Austin TX
6 Max Grant INF 6′ 0” 200 Sr. Fredericton NB
17 Kameron Guangorena C 6′ 0” 195 Gr. Whittier CA
9 Mac Guscette C 6′ 0” 190 Sr. Nokomis FL
29 Evan Haeger OF 6′ 2” 200 Fr. New Hudson MI
11 William Hamiter OF 5′ 11” 195 Gr. Tuscaloosa AL
22 Camden Hayslip OF 6′ 2” 215 Jr. Lebanon TN
40 Matthew Heiberger OF 6′ 3” 205 Fr. Birmingham AL
27 Ben Hess RHP 6′ 5” 255 Jr. Charleston IL
18 Will Hodo INF/OF 6′ 3” 230 Jr. Waynesboro MS
35 Jansen Kenty LHP 6′ 0” 195 Fr. Newnan GA
1 Justin Lebron INF 6′ 2” 175 Fr. Miramar FL
5 Sammy Leis C 6′ 2” 185 R-Fr. Cumming GA
44 TJ McCants OF/INF 6′ 3” 200 Sr. Cantonment FL
30 Gage Miller INF 6′ 0” 200 Jr. Palmyra PA
39 Sam Mitchell RHP 6′ 7” 230 Fr. Madison AL
15 Coleman Mizell OF 6′ 3” 230 Fr. Hartselle AL
99 Austin Morris RHP 6′ 4” 210 R-Fr. Warrior AL
23 Aidan Moza RHP 6′ 1” 190 Jr. Dallas GA
32 Braylon Myers RHP 6′ 2” 205 Jr. Bessemer AL
21 Ian Petrutz OF 6′ 0” 210 Jr. Mantua NJ
43 Parker Picot OF/INF 6′ 2” 210 Fr. Rochester Hills MI
37 Will Plattner C 6′ 1” 215 So. Springfield IL
31 Will Portera C/INF 5′ 10” 185 R-Jr. Memphis TN
19 Zane Probst RHP 6′ 4” 210 Sr. Mill Hall PA
4 Riley Quick RHP 6′ 6” 255 So. Trussville AL
24 Tate Robertson LHP 6′ 0” 170 Jr. Tuscaloosa AL
10 Joey Rubin INF 5′ 9” 180 Jr. Charlton MA
3 Evan Sleight OF 6′ 1” 230 Gr. Framingham MA

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

Alabama Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Manhattan 0 Alabama 4
23-Feb 5:00 PM ET Valparaiso 2 Alabama 14 SEC Network +
24-Feb 3:00 PM ET Valparaiso 3 Alabama 13 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET Valparaiso 1 Alabama 11 SEC Network +
27-Feb 7:00 PM ET Alabama 9 UAB 7 ESPN+
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET Indiana 0 Alabama 12
2-Mar 5:00 PM ET Arizona 6 Alabama 7
3-Mar 5:00 PM ET Dallas Baptist 7 Alabama 5
5-Mar 5:00 PM ET J’Ville St Alabama SEC Network +
6-Mar 5:00 PM ET Troy 7 Alabama 8 SEC Network +
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Lipscomb Alabama SEC Network +
9-Mar 7:00 PM ET Lipscomb 13 Alabama 20 SEC Network +
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET Lipscomb 5 Alabama 10 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Alabama 7 Southern Miss 9
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 7:00 PM ET Alabama St 6 Alabama 7
23-Mar 6:00 PM ET Alabama 5 Georgia 9 SEC Network +
23-Mar 12:00 PM ET Alabama 5 Georgia 6 SEC Network
24-Mar 1:00 PM ET Alabama 0 Georgia 10 SEC Network +
26-Mar 7:00 PM ET Belmont 6 Alabama 3 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 +
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama Samford
5-Apr 6:30 PM ET Alabama 2 Kentucky 6
6-Apr 2:00 PM ET Alabama 0 Kentucky 7
7-Apr 12:00 PM ET Alabama 5 Kentucky 16 SEC Network
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET South Alabama 5 Alabama 4 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 7:00 PM ET UAB 5 Alabama 2 SEC Network+
18-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 10 Alabama 5 SEC Network
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 18 Alabama 9 SEC Network+
20-Apr 5:00 PM ET Texas A&M 9 Alabama 10 SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Samford 5 Alabama 14 SEC Network+
25-Apr 7:30 PM ET Alabama 12 Ole Miss 0 SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:30 PM ET Alabama 8 Ole Miss 9 SEC Network+
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Alabama 10 Ole Miss 3 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+
7-May 7:00 PM ET Alabama Troy
10-May 7:00 PM ET LSU Alabama SEC Network+
11-May 5:00 PM ET LSU Alabama SEC Network+
12-May 2:00 PM ET LSU Alabama 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 1 Mississippi St 8 SEC Network+
20-Apr 6:00 PM ET Auburn 1 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network
21-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn 1 Mississippi St 3 SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 6 Memphis 4 SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 0 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network+
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 7 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network+
28-Apr 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St 8 Vanderbilt 7 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

Alabama-Mississippi State Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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All-Time Record:: 2,719-1,717-24
SEC Record: 983-880-5
SEC Championships: 14 (1934-36, 1938, 1940-42, 1947, 1950, 1955, 1968, 1983, 1996, 2006)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 30 (1981-84, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993-2000, 2002-03, 2005-11, 2013-16, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 52-48
SEC Tournament Championships: 7 (1983, 1995-97, 1999, 2002-03)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 25 (1947-48, 1950, 1955, 1968, 1983, 1986, 1991, 1995-2000, 2002-04, 2006, 2008-11, 2013-14, 21)
NCAA Regional Championships: 7 (1950, 1983, 1996-97, 1999, 2006, 2010)
Super Regional Appearances: 3 (1999, 2006, 2010)
Super Regional Championships: 1 (1999)
College World Series Appearances: 5 (1950, 1983,1996-97, 1999)
National Championships: 0
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 71-51

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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)

Alabama-Mississippi State Series Prediction

Mississippi State 2 wins, Alabama 1 win.

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