SEC Baseball Series Preview: Missouri at Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State-Missouri baseball series preview

The Missouri Tigers 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 16-18

Danny Corona of Missouri
Danny Corona of Missouri
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 7:00 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 Mississippi St.
Missouri
24
186
5
12
282
216
Batting Average Mississippi St.
Missouri
116
255
6
14
0.285
0.257
Double Plays Missouri
Mississippi St.
128
244
3
13
33
25
Double Plays Per Game Missouri
Mississippi St.
157
259
3
14
0.63
0.48
Doubles Mississippi St.
Missouri
160
264
9
14
87
72
Doubles Per Game Mississippi St.
Missouri
205
286
10
14
1.67
1.38
Earned Run Average Mississippi St.
Missouri
18
130
4
11
4.30
5.89
Fielding % Mississippi St.
Missouri
3
70
1
11
0.982
0.974
Hit Batters Missouri
Mississippi St.
32
263
1
11
88
46
Hit by Pitch Missouri
Mississippi St.
52
196
6
11
85
58
Hits Mississippi St.
Missouri
109
203
6
14
489
442
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Missouri
14
91
5
11
7.94
9.32
Home Runs Mississippi St.
Missouri
96
161
12
14
65
51
Home Runs Per Game Mississippi St.
Missouri
108
176
12
14
1.25
0.98
On Base % Mississippi St.
Missouri
80
230
8
14
0.399
0.364
Runs Mississippi St.
Missouri
92
200
8
14
369
310
Sacrifice Bunts Mississippi St.
Missouri
60
95
3
4
27
23
Sacrifice Flies Mississippi St.
Missouri
83
260
5
14
24
15
Scoring Mississippi St.
Missouri
118
222
8
14
7.1
6.0
Shutouts Mississippi St. 44 8 3
Slugging % Mississippi St.
Missouri
126
224
11
14
0.456
0.400
Stolen Bases Missouri
Mississippi St.
118
123
4
5
60
58
Stolen Bases Per Game Missouri
Mississippi St.
132
141
4
6
1.15
1.12
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Mississippi St.
Missouri
9
80
4
14
2.90
2.06
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Missouri
17
105
7
14
10.4
8.7
Triple Plays
Triples Missouri
Mississippi St.
96
250
2
11
11
5
Triples Per Game Missouri
Mississippi St.
119
267
3
12
0.21
0.10
WHIP Mississippi St.
Missouri
11
82
4
11
1.28
1.51
WL Pct Mississippi St.
Missouri
37
208
6
14
0.654
0.423
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Mississippi St.
Missouri
23
85
3
9
3.59
4.23

Statistical Leaders

Missouri Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Trevor Austin 0.291 0.430 182 48 53 1 11 0
Jackson Lovich 0.290 0.382 162 33 47 4 8 5
Matthew Garcia 0.250 0.331 148 20 37 3 2 3
Drew Culbertson 0.199 0.284 151 22 30 1 1 10

Missouri Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Carter Rustad 5 6 6.64 13 8 0 61.0 66 45 10 56 0.272
Logan Lunceford 1 5 7.35 13 13 0 56.1 67 46 25 51 0.293

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Dakota Jordan 0.370 0.488 192 50 71 1 17 3
Connor Hujsak 0.349 0.436 169 48 59 2 8 8
David Mershon 0.344 0.450 180 47 62 2 4 23
Bryce Chance 0.280 0.361 175 29 49 0 5 6
Hunter Hines 0.273 0.363 205 37 56 0 14 0
Logan Kohler 0.237 0.359 152 32 36 0 5 1
Amani Larry 0.233 0.386 189 41 44 0 5 9

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Jurrangelo Cijntje 7 1 3.57 13 13 0 70.2 55 28 27 89 0.212
Khal Stephen 7 3 3.16 13 13 0 77.0 61 27 18 85 0.213

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Missouri 82
Mississippi State 18

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

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

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 1 Missouri 13 SEC Network
3-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 10 Missouri 2 SEC Network+
4-May 4:00 PM ET South Carolina 3 Missouri 8 SEC Network+
5-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina 9 Missouri 4 SEC Network+
10-May 7:00 PM ET Auburn 11 Missouri 12 SEC Network+
11-May 4:00 PM ET Auburn 12 Missouri 2 SEC Network+
12-May 2:00 PM ET Auburn 9 Missouri 7 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

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 1 Mississippi St 5 SEC Network+
3-May 7:00 PM ET Alabama 3 Mississippi St 13 SEC Network+
4-May 3:00 PM ET Alabama 1 Mississippi St 8 SEC Network+
5-May 2:00 PM ET Alabama 10 Mississippi St 5 SEC Network+
10-May 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St 5 Arkansas 7 SEC Network+
11-May 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 8 Arkansas 5 SEC Network+
12-May 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 6 Arkansas 9 SEC Network
14-May 7:00 PM ET North Alabama 4 Mississippi St 8 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

Missouri-Mississippi State Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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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

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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)

Missouri-Mississippi State Series Prediction

Mississippi State 2 wins, Missouri 1 win

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