SEC Baseball Series Preview: South Carolina at Tennessee

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

South Carolina-Tennessee baseball series preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to the Tennessee Volunteers 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

Cole Messina of South Carolina
Cole Messina of South Carolina
Lindsey Nelson Stadium (4,283)
Lindsey Nelson Stadium (4,283)
Drew Beam of Tennessee
Drew Beam of Tennessee
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 6:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 6:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 1:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls South Carolina
Tennessee
5
37
2
6
333
272
Batting Average Tennessee
South Carolina
10
162
1
9
0.318
0.277
Double Plays South Carolina
Tennessee
54
193
1
9
40
29
Double Plays Per Game South Carolina
Tennessee
61
234
1
10
0.78
0.55
Doubles Tennessee
South Carolina
7
150
1
8
123
88
Doubles Per Game Tennessee
South Carolina
12
178
1
8
2.32
1.73
Earned Run Average Tennessee
South Carolina
4
50
2
8
3.80
4.87
Fielding % Tennessee
South Carolina
24
82
5
12
0.979
0.974
Hit Batters South Carolina
Tennessee
121
291
3
14
70
34
Hit by Pitch South Carolina
Tennessee
42
213
5
13
88
55
Hits Tennessee
South Carolina
9
161
1
9
564
465
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Tennessee
South Carolina
16
23
7
8
8.07
8.25
Home Runs Tennessee
South Carolina
2
45
1
7
134
82
Home Runs Per Game Tennessee
South Carolina
3
48
2
7
2.53
1.61
On Base % Tennessee
South Carolina
20
23
3
4
0.420
0.418
Runs Tennessee
South Carolina
3
48
1
4
505
399
Sacrifice Bunts South Carolina
Tennessee
41
292
2
14
31
3
Sacrifice Flies South Carolina
Tennessee
229
247
11
12
17
16
Scoring Tennessee
South Carolina
7
57
1
5
9.5
7.8
Shutouts Tennessee
South Carolina
17
44
5
8
4
3
Slugging % Tennessee
South Carolina
2
72
1
8
0.620
0.486
Stolen Bases South Carolina
Tennessee
123
228
5
10
58
38
Stolen Bases Per Game South Carolina
Tennessee
138
238
5
10
1.14
0.72
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Tennessee
South Carolina
2
42
1
8
3.33
2.32
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings South Carolina
Tennessee
19
26
8
10
10.3
10.1
Triple Plays Tennessee 1 1 1
Triples South Carolina
Tennessee
147
228
6
9
9
6
Triples Per Game South Carolina
Tennessee
169
248
7
10
0.18
0.11
WHIP Tennessee
South Carolina
4
31
3
8
1.23
1.41
WL Pct Tennessee
South Carolina
1
45
1
8
0.811
0.647
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Tennessee
South Carolina
4
108
1
11
3.03
4.44

Statistical Leaders

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Blake Jackson 0.310 0.470 113 33 35 2 4 15
Ethan Petry 0.307 0.483 179 50 55 1 19 4
Kennedy Jones 0.302 0.416 162 31 49 1 8 1
Cole Messina 0.298 0.436 188 51 56 1 15 5
Parker Noland 0.267 0.397 195 42 52 0 3 4
Gavin Casas 0.255 0.390 149 26 38 1 8 0
Talmadge LeCroy 0.246 0.412 175 43 43 1 3 0
Will Tippett 0.177 0.347 113 25 20 0 4 12

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Dylan Eskew 3 4 4.85 15 11 0 52.0 47 28 21 37 0.233
Eli Jones 3 4 5.37 13 13 0 58.2 77 35 18 48 0.310

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Christian Moore 0.377 0.443 212 58 80 0 24 2
Blake Burke 0.368 0.429 204 55 75 1 15 8
Billy Amick 0.347 0.413 173 49 60 1 18 2
Kavares Tears 0.339 0.453 165 60 56 0 15 3
Dylan Dreiling 0.337 0.455 172 50 58 2 16 2
Dean Curley 0.301 0.417 153 40 46 1 9 9
Hunter Ensley 0.257 0.356 140 27 36 0 7 2
Cannon Peebles 0.228 0.367 101 25 23 0 2 2

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Nate Snead 8 1 2.73 18 0 4 56.0 53 17 17 48 0.250
AJ Causey 8 3 4.13 13 6 1 65.1 63 30 14 85 0.249
Drew Beam 7 2 3.75 13 13 0 74.1 80 31 17 67 0.275

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

South Carolina 17
Tennessee 1

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

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

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 2 South Carolina 15 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+
7-May 6:00 PM ET South Carolina 15 Winthrop 3
9-May 8:00 PM ET Georgia 14 South Carolina 10 SEC Network+
10-May 5:30 PM ET Georgia 11 South Carolina 5 SEC Network
11-May 2:00 PM ET Georgia 14 South Carolina 6 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

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 9 Tennessee 6 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 6:00 PM ET Queens 3 Tennessee 6 SEC Network+
10-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 8 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network+
11-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee 7 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network
12-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee 0 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network+
14-May 5:00 PM ET Belmont 0 Tennessee 10 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

South Carolina-Tennessee 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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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

South Carolina-Tennessee Series Prediction

Tennessee 2 wins, South Carolina 1 win

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