SEC Baseball Series Preview: Kentucky at Florida

Florida-Kentucky baseball series preview

The Kentucky Wildcats travel to the Florida Gators 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 10-12

Devin Burkes of Kentucky
Devin Burkes of Kentucky
Condron Family Ballpark 7,000
Jac Caglianon of Florida
Jac Caglianon of Florida
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 6:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 12:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 12:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Kentucky
Florida
104
183
10
12
225
199
Batting Average Kentucky
Florida
72
188
5
11
0.293
0.270
Double Plays Kentucky
Florida
163
241
7
13
28
23
Double Plays Per Game Kentucky
Florida
165
256
5
14
0.62
0.49
Doubles Kentucky
Florida
70
206
4
12
93
75
Doubles Per Game Kentucky
Florida
63
228
4
11
2.07
1.60
Earned Run Average Kentucky
Florida
41
184
7
14
4.64
6.38
Fielding % Florida
Kentucky
22
35
3
7
0.979
0.977
Hit Batters Florida
Kentucky
128
138
2
3
63
62
Hit by Pitch Florida
Kentucky
27
38
2
3
88
83
Hits Kentucky
Florida
146
161
8
10
430
425
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
Florida
9
121
2
12
7.76
9.53
Home Runs Florida
Kentucky
8
60
4
8
98
67
Home Runs Per Game Florida
Kentucky
9
60
4
8
2.09
1.49
On Base % Kentucky
Florida
41
166
5
13
0.411
0.380
Runs Kentucky
Florida
50
122
4
11
372
320
Sacrifice Bunts Kentucky
Florida
33
205
1
7
31
13
Sacrifice Flies Kentucky
Florida
126
238
8
11
20
15
Scoring Kentucky
Florida
44
144
4
11
8.3
6.8
Shutouts Kentucky
Florida
15
73
5
11
4
2
Slugging % Florida
Kentucky
41
45
6
7
0.509
0.506
Stolen Bases Kentucky
Florida
18
242
1
11
96
32
Stolen Bases Per Game Kentucky
Florida
19
247
1
11
2.13
0.68
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Florida
Kentucky
47
57
8
10
2.32
2.25
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Florida
Kentucky
11
80
3
13
10.9
9.0
Triple Plays
Triples Kentucky
Florida
122
279
5
13
9
3
Triples Per Game Kentucky
Florida
131
290
5
13
0.20
0.06
WHIP Kentucky
Florida
18
129
5
12
1.31
1.58
WL Pct Kentucky
Florida
7
147
4
12
0.778
0.511
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Kentucky
Florida
53
138
5
12
4.00
4.69

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Nick Lopez 0.371 0.437 151 42 56 2 4 3
Ryan Waldschmidt 0.368 0.506 136 47 50 0 9 18
Ryan Nicholson 0.321 0.433 131 30 42 0 14 3
Émilien Pitre 0.305 0.406 167 38 51 1 5 20
Grant Smith 0.304 0.398 115 23 35 0 5 5
Nolan McCarthy 0.296 0.362 135 33 40 1 7 5
Mitchell Daly 0.292 0.438 120 27 35 1 6 7
Devin Burkes 0.230 0.378 135 37 31 0 3 14

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Trey Pooser 3 1 3.88 13 7 2 53.1 43 23 21 52 0.216
Mason Moore 8 1 4.96 12 12 0 61.2 52 34 31 55 0.233
Dominic Niman 8 3 4.85 12 12 0 59.1 60 32 17 53 0.255

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 1 4.39 11 11 0 53.1 44 26 37 63 0.223

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Kentucky 4
Florida 33

Kentucky Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
0 Jake Titus RHP 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Ottawa KS
1 Patrick Herrera INF 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Mesa AZ
2 Mitchell Daly INF 6′-1″ 185 Sr. Madison AL
4 Émilien Pitre INF 5′-11″ 185 Jr. Repentigny QC
5 Josh Skowronski UTIL 6′-5″ 215 Fr. Frederick MD
6 Reuben Church INF 6′-2″ 235 Sr. Maryville TN
7 Devin Burkes C 6′-3″ 205 R-Jr. Bradenton FL
8 Ty Crittenberger OF 6′-0″ 180 Gr. Lighthouse Point FL
9 Nick Lopez INF 6′-2″ 215 Gr. Santa Ana CA
10 Cameron O’Brien RHP 6′-5″ 220 Gr. Wake Forest NC
11 Colby Frieda RHP 6′-3″ 215 Jr. St. John’s FL
12 Grant Smith INF 6′-0″ 190 Sr. Albuquerque NM
13 James McCoy INF/OF 6′-4″ 210 R-So. Port St. Joe FL
14 Ben Higdon OF 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Paducah KY
16 Landon Franklin INF 6′-2″ 185 Fr. Cleveland TN
17 Ethan Hindle INF 6′-1″ 200 Fr. Delafield WI
19 Nolan McCarthy OF 6′-0″ 200 R-Jr. Kalamazoo MI
20 Mason Moore RHP 6′-4″ 215 Jr. Morehead KY
21 Ryan Waldschmidt OF 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Bradenton FL
22 Dominic Niman LHP 6′-3″ 220 Gr. West Hartford CT
23 Hudson Brown INF 6′-6″ 220 Fr. Olive Branch MS
24 Ryan Hagenow RHP 6′-5″ 210 Sr. Knoxville TN
25 Ryan Nicholson INF 6′-4″ 220 Gr. Louisville KY
26 Drew Lafferty RHP 6′-1″ 205 R-Fr. South Park PA
28 Hayden Smith LHP 6′-2″ 200 R-Fr. Nicholasville KY
29 Robert Hogan RHP 6′-0″ 195 Jr. North Oaks MN
33 Travis Smith RHP 6′-4″ 220 R-So. Walton KY
34 Lukas Schramm OF 6′-3″ 215 R-Fr. Apex NC
35 Blake Bowen UTIL 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Wooster OH
36 Carson Applegate RHP 6′-0″ 190 R-Fr. Columbus NJ
37 Raymond Saatman RHP 6′-0″ 165 Fr. Lexington KY
39 Cooper Robinson RHP 6′-4″ 225 Jr. Folsom CA
40 Zach Hise RHP 6′-5″ 210 Jr. Joliet IL
41 Evan Byers LHP 5′-11″ 180 R-Jr. Nicholasville KY
42 Griffin Cameron OF 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Lexington KY
43 Jackson Nove LHP 6′-5″ 215 Jr. Fairfax IA
44 Jacob Price RHP 6′-4″ 225 So. Louisville KY
46 Christian Howe RHP 6′-4″ 195 R-So. Danville KY
47 Kyuss Gargett UTIL 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Anderson IN
48 Ben Cleaver LHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Chapel Hill TN
49 Johnny Hummel RHP 6′-0″ 180 Gr. Charlotte NC
50 Evan Hart LHP 6′-5″ 200 Fr. Harrodsburg KY
51 Trey Pooser RHP 6′-4″ 200 Gr. Hanahan SC
52 Austin Fawley C/INF 6′-2″ 190 R-Fr. West Palm Beach FL
54 Eli Small C/OF 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Elkhorn NE
55 Tommy Skelding RHP 6′-3″ 190 Fr. Atwater OH

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

Kentucky Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Kentucky 11 SC Upstate 7
23-Feb 3:00 PM ET Washington St 6 Kentucky 4
24-Feb 5:00 PM ET Texas St 5 Kentucky 11
25-Feb 1:00 PM ET Kentucky 8 Kansas 5
27-Feb 4:00 PM ET Western KY 0 Kentucky 5 SEC Network +
1-Mar 4:00 PM ET Lipscomb 4 Kentucky 7 SEC Network +
2-Mar 1:00 PM ET Lipscomb 1 Kentucky 16 SEC Network +
3-Mar 1:00 PM ET Lipscomb 1 Kentucky 19 SEC Network +
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET E Kentucky Kentucky SEC Network +
6-Mar 6:30 PM ET Kentucky 10 E Kentucky 0 ESPN+
8-Mar 4:00 PM ET Kennesaw St Kentucky SEC Network +
9-Mar 1:00 PM ET Kennesaw St 13 Kentucky 1 SEC Network +
10-Mar 1:00 PM ET Kennesaw St 9 Kentucky 7 SEC Network +
12-Mar 6:30 PM ET Murray St 6 Kentucky 10 SEC Network +
15-Mar 6:30 PM ET Georgia 10 Kentucky 16 SEC Network +
16-Mar 2:00 PM ET Georgia 3 Kentucky 9 SEC Network +
17-Mar 1:00 PM ET Georgia 1 Kentucky 12 SEC Network +
19-Mar 6:30 PM ET Evansville 3 Kentucky 11
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 6:30 PM ET Miami OH 4 Kentucky 9 SEC Network +
29-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 5 Ole Miss 3 SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:30 PM ET Kentucky 17 Ole Miss 9 SEC Network +
31-Mar 2:30 PM ET Kentucky 15 Ole Miss 1 SEC Network +
3-Apr 7:00 PM ET Louisville Kentucky SEC Network
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 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 7 Samford 9
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 Kentucky 17 Louisville 13 ACC 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+
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
3-May 6:30 PM ET Arkansas 10 Kentucky 3 SEC Network+
4-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas 3 Kentucky 11 SEC Network+
5-May 1:00 PM ET Arkansas 4 Kentucky 7 SEC Network+
7-May 3:00 PM ET Kentucky Xavier
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
14-May 6:30 PM ET Wright St Kentucky SEC Network+
16-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
17-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
18-May 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky 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 6 Florida 2 SEC Network+
3-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 3 Florida 4 SEC Network+
4-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 16 Florida 3 SEC Network+
7-May 6:30 PM ET South Florida 1 Florida 4 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

Kentucky-Florida Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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Kentucky Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,015-1,905-25
SEC Record: 772-1,015-8
SEC Championships: 1 (2006)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 23 (1979, 1981,1987-88, 1991, 1993-96, 1998-2000, 2006, 2008, 2012-14, 2016-18, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 25-39
SEC Tournament Championships: 07 (1981, 1982,
1984, 1988, 1991, 2011, 2015)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 9 (1949, 1950, 1988,
1993, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2017)
NCAA Regional Championships: 0
Super Regional Appearances: 0
Super Regional Championships: 0
College World Series Appearances: 0
National Championships: 0
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 14-18

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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

Kentucky-Florida Series Prediction

Kentucky 2 wins, Florida 1 win

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