SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-Kentucky baseball preview

Kentucky travels to Mississippi State for a 3-game, Thursday-Saturday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews the series and predicts the series winner.

John Rhodes, Kentucky
John Rhodes, Kentucky
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Tanner Allen, Mississippi State
Tanner Allen, Mississippi State

Series Schedule April 1-3

Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 7:30 PM ESPNU Tickets
Game 2 Friday 7:00 PM SEC NETWORK Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 3:00 PM SEC NETWORK+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Kentucky 0.301 0.396 117 174 37 7 19 106 76 1 26
Mississippi State 0.269 0.380 133 177 34 3 17 125 102 7 27

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB HR BB/9 SO/9 F%
Kentucky 2.73 199 0.214 125 59 48 53 10 3.02 11.34 0.978
Mississippi State 2.36 259 0.176 112 56 47 66 12 3.32 13.02 0.971

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3b HR RBI BB SB
Austin Schultz Kentucky 0.370 0.452 27 8 2 0 7 10 10
Reuben Church Kentucky 0.351 0.397 20 6 2 1 11 3 0
Ryan Ritter Kentucky 0.316 0.355 18 1 1 1 5 3 0
Oraj Anu Kentucky 0.292 0.338 21 3 1 3 17 4 2
John Rhodes Kentucky 0.286 0.451 18 7 0 4 15 12 2
T.J. Collett Kentucky 0.274 0.403 17 2 1 7 22 9 0

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA IP ER BB SO OBA
Ryan Hagenow Kentucky 1 0 1.00 18.0 2 8 20 0.172
Cole Stupp Kentucky 3 0 1.14 23.2 3 4 26 0.213
Mason Hazelwood Kentucky 3 0 2.02 22.1 5 8 31 0.225
Zack Lee Kentucky 1 1 3.20 19.2 7 4 20 0.240

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3b HR RBI BB SB
Kamren James Mississippi State 0.307 0.349 23 5 0 4 19 4 7
Tanner Allen Mississippi State 0.303 0.386 23 2 0 2 18 7 6
Logan Tanner Mississippi State 0.281 0.403 18 2 0 2 13 13 0
Luke Hancock Mississippi State 0.262 0.439 16 2 0 5 18 19 1
Josh Hatcher Mississippi State 0.246 0.333 17 6 0 1 8 6 4
Scotty Dubrule Mississippi State 0.243 0.361 17 5 0 0 10 13 2
Rowdey Jordan Mississippi State 0.231 0.319 18 4 2 2 13 7 2

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA IP ER BB SO OBA
Jackson Fristoe Mississippi State 2 1 1.71 21.0 4 8 28 0.153
Christian MacLeod Mississippi State 2 1 1.74 20.2 4 8 37 0.218

D1Baseball RPI

Kentucky:

77

Mississippi State:

25

Kentucky Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT CL City ST
1 John Rhodes OF 6′-0″ 200 So. Soddy Daisy TN
2 Austin Schultz IF/OF 5′-9″ 200 Jr. Adams NE
4 Zeke Lewis IF 5′-9″ 160 Sr. Atlanta GA
5 T.J. Collett 1B 6′-1″ 220 Sr. Terre Haute IN
6 Reuben Church IF 6′-2″ 230 Fr. Maryville TN
7 Drew Grace IF 6′-0″ 185 So. Pottsville PA
8 Kirk Liebert OF/C 6′-0″ 190 Jr. Owensboro KY
9 Alonzo Rubalcaba C 6′-0″ 200 Jr. Fairfield CA
10 Jack Hicks IF 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Raleigh NC
11 Trip Lockhart RHP 6′-3″ 195 Sr. Lexington KY
12 Chase Estep IF 6′-0″ 200 So. Corbin KY
13 Brendan Hord C 5′-10″ 210 So. Lexington KY
16 Cole Stupp RHP 6′-4″ 205 SO-1L Milton GA
19 Nolan McCarthy UTL 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Kalamazoo MI
20 Braxton Cottongame LHP 6′-3″ 205 Jr. Hazard KY
21 Wyatt Hudepohl RHP 6′-4″ 220 Fr. Mason OH
22 Dillon Marsh LHP 6′-1″ 220 Jr. Elizabethtown PA
23 Houston King OF 5′-11″ 175 Fr. Cabot AR
24 Ryan Hagenow RHP 6′-5″ 220 Fr. Knoxville TN
25 Coltyn Kessler C 6′-2″ 220 Sr. High Ridge MO
26 Jacob Plastiak IF 6′-3″ 215 Jr. Chicago IL
28 Oraj Anu OF 6′-1″ 235 Sr. Orlando FL
30 Jaren Shelby OF 5′-11″ 205 Sr. Lexington KY
31 Alex Degen RHP 6′-8″ 210 Jr. Readington Township NJ
33 Trae Harmon 1B 6′-4″ 245 Jr. Somerset KY
34 Sean Harney RHP 6′-0″ 190 Sr. Natick MA
35 Cole Daniels LHP 6′-1″ 230 Jr. Ann Arbor MI
36 Ron Cole RHP 6′-2″ 215 So. Neptune City NJ
37 Cam Hill OF 5′-10″ 185 Jr. Georgetown KY
38 Jimmy Ramsey RHP 6′-9″ 255 Sr. Tonka Bay MN
39 Hunter Rigsby RHP 6′-4″ 235 Jr. Mount Vernon KY
40 Zach Kammin RHP 6′-3″ 195 Sr. Woodstock IL
41 Evan Byers LHP 5′-11″ 180 Fr. Nicholasville KY
44 Devin Burkes C 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Ocala FL
45 Holt Jones RHP 6′-8″ 235 Sr. Santa Monica CA
46 Seth Logue RHP 6′-1″ 185 Fr. Mason OH
47 Ryan Ritter IF 6′-2″ 190 So. Tinley Park IL
48 Zack Lee RHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Effingham IL
49 Austin Strickland RHP 6′-2″ 210 FR-HS Winchester OH
50 Mason Hazelwood LHP 6′-5″ 225 Sr. Salvisa KY
51 Chase Bryan OF 6′-0″ 215 Jr. White Hall AR
54 Daniel Harper RHP 6′-4″ 230 Sr. Fairway KS
55 Tyler Burchett RHP 6′-5″ 235 So. Airville PA

Mississippi State Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT CL City ST
2 KC Hunt RHP 6′-3″ 201 So. Wycoff NJ
3 Scotty Dubrule IF 5′-10″ 180 Gr. Venice FL
4 Rowdey Jordan OF 5′-10″ 185 Sr. Auburn AL
5 Tanner Allen OF 5′-11″ 190 Sr. Theodore AL
6 Kamren James IF 6′-2″ 192 So. Southaven MS
7 Brandon Smith RHP 6′-3″ 213 Jr. Richland MS
8 Drew McGowan OF 6′-1″ 182 So. Hopkinsville KY
9 Landon Jordan IF 6′-0″ 194 Jr. Poplarville MS
10 Josh Hatcher IF/OF 6′-2″ 198 Sr. Albany GA
11 Kellum Clark IF 6′-4″ 220 Fr. Brandon MS
12 Davis Meche IF 5′-11″ 170 Fr. Lake Charles LA
13 Davis Rokose LHP 6′-0″ 195 So. Johns Creek GA
14 Riley Self RHP 6′-4″ 241 Gr. Coldwater MS
15 Cade Smith RHP 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Southaven MS
17 Stone Simmons RHP 6′-3″ 220 So. Houston TX
18 Chase Patrick RHP 5′-9″ 172 Sr. Ellaville GA
19 Logan Tanner C 6′-0″ 218 So. Lucedale MS
20 Luke Hancock C 5′-11″ 190 Jr. Houston MS
23 Landon Sims RHP 6′-2″ 216 So. Cumming GA
24 Will Bednar RHP 6′-2″ 229 So. Valencia PA
25 Kyte McDonald OF 5′-10″ 190 So. San Antonio TX
26 Xavier Lovett RHP 5′-11″ 180 So. Houston TX
27 Jackson Fristoe RHP 6′-4″ 205 Fr. Paducah KY
28 Christian MacLeod LHP 6′-4″ 227 Jr. Huntsville AL
29 Carlisle Koestler RHP 5′-11″ 191 Gr. Vicksburg MS
30 Jared Shemper LHP 6′-0″ 225 Sr. Germantown TN
31 Tanner Leggett IF 5′-10″ 164 Sr. Raymond MS
32 Parker Stinnett RHP 6′-2″ 185 Jr. Oxford MS
33 Brad Cumbest OF 6′-5″ 250 Jr. Hurley MS
34 Shane Lewis IF 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Vicksburg MS
35 Preston Johnson RHP 6′-3″ 245 Jr. Crystal Springs MS
36 Brayland Skinner OF 5′-11″ 170 Sr. Lake Cormorant
37 Eric Cerantola RHP 6′-5″ 222 Jr. Oakville ON
38 Kole Alford LHP 6′-2″ 175 So. McComb MS
39 Mikey Tepper RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Fort Mill SC
40 Jaxen Forrester RHP 6′-0″ 195 Sr. Spanish Fort AL
43 Lane Forsythe IF 5′-11″ 175 Fr. Humboldt TN
44 Kace Garner C 6′-1″ 195 Jr. Brandon MS
45 Cameron Tullar LHP 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Brighton MI
46 Austin Reed OF 6′-2″ 180 Fr. Buckner KY
47 Drew Talley RHP 6′-2″ 200 Sr. Huntsville AL
48 Houston Harding LHP 6′-1″ 222 Sr. Walls MS
49 Corbin Grantham OF 5′-10″ 185 Fr. Gainesville FL
50 Brandon Pimentel IF/OF 6′-3″ 210 Jr. El Paso TX
51 Dylan Carmouche LHP 6′-5″ 210 Fr. Denham Springs LA
55 Spencer Price RHP 6′-2″ 240 Gr. Olive Branch MS

Kentucky-Mississippi State Series Prediction

Mississippi State 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win

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