SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Vanderbilt at Tennessee

Tennessee-Vanderbilt baseball series preview

Vanderbilt travels to Tennessee for a 3-game, Friday-Sunday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews the series and predicts the series winner.

Kumar Rocker
Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt
Lindsey Nelson Stad. (4,283)
Lindsey Nelson Stad. (4,283)
Liam Spence, Tennessee
Liam Spence, Tennessee

Series Schedule April 16-18

DAY START TIME (ET) TV TICKETS
Game 1 Friday 7:30 PM ESPNU Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 4:00 PM SEC NETWORK Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 2:00 PM SEC NETWORK+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Vanderbilt 0.311 0.411 238 333 72 16 43 228 160 4 37
Tennessee 0.273 0.392 247 318 71 11 36 225 201 10 44

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB HR BB/9 SO/9 F
Vanderbilt 2.75 372 0.181 178 103 85 104 27 3.37 12.04 0.973
Tennessee 3.57 337 0.244 290 145 124 87 37 2.50 9.70 0.978

Statistical Leaders

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3b HR RBI BB SB
Dominic Keegan Vanderbilt 0.391 0.481 36 10 2 6 30 13 0
Isaiah Thomas Vanderbilt 0.352 0.429 32 6 5 6 17 5 4
Enrique Bradfield Jr. Vanderbilt 0.346 0.462 37 4 2 0 15 19 21
CJ Rodriguez Vanderbilt 0.333 0.500 24 4 0 3 15 19 1
Jayson Gonzalez Vanderbilt 0.33 0.459 32 5 3 4 26 22 1
Carter Young Vanderbilt 0.305 0.372 39 12 3 7 29 14 4
Parker Noland Vanderbilt 0.293 0.376 34 8 0 4 23 16 3
Jack Bulger Vanderbilt 0.284 0.387 25 4 0 4 18 16 0

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA IP ER BB SO OBA
Jack Leiter Vanderbilt 7 0 0.55 49.0 3 19 84 0.082
Kumar Rocker Vanderbilt 7 1 1.88 48.0 10 14 73 0.161

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3b HR RBI BB SB
Liam Spence Tennessee 0.405 0.538 45 8 2 2 21 26 5
Jake Rucker Tennessee 0.336 0.428 43 7 2 4 33 18 5
Drew Gilbert Tennessee 0.273 0.356 35 5 0 6 30 9 5
Jordan Beck Tennessee 0.254 0.315 33 9 2 6 36 12 1
Max Ferguson Tennessee 0.252 0.404 29 5 2 3 18 31 13
Pete Derkay Tennessee 0.244 0.387 22 4 1 1 8 17 2
Luc Lipcius Tennessee 0.229 0.374 24 6 0 4 18 22 3

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA IP ER BB SO OBA
Blade Tidwell Tennessee 4 1 2.91 43.1 14 12 43 0.273
Sean Hunley Tennessee 4 2 3.60 35.0 14 7 39 0.211
Chad Dallas Tennessee 5 0 4.21 40.2 19 9 60 0.238
Will Heflin Tennessee 2 1 4.24 34.0 16 7 36 0.301

D1Baseball RPI

Vanderbilt:

11

Tennessee:

3

Vanderbilt Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT CL City ST
2 Javier Vaz IF 5′-9″ 151 Jr. Huntsville AL
3 Cooper Davis OF 5′-10″ 190 Sr. Mississauga ON
5 CJ Rodriguez C 5′-10″ 200 So. Newport Beach CA
6 Tate Kolwyck IF 5′-11″ 195 Jr. Memphis TN
8 Isaiah Thomas OF 6′-3″ 210 Jr. Palm Beach Gardens FL
9 Carter Young IF 6′-0″ 180 So. Selah WA
10 T.J. McKenzie UTL 6′-1″ 180 So. Loxahatchee FL
11 Matt Hogan OF 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Melville NY
12 Dominic Keegan UTL 6′-0″ 210 Jr. Methuen MA
16 Jack Bulger UTL 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Bowie MD
17 C.J. Pittaro UTL 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Hamilton NJ
18 Will Duff UTL 5′-11″ 195 So. Springfield MO
19 Troy LaNeve OF 6′-0″ 210 So. Pittsburgh PA
20 Jack O-Dowd IF 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Nashville TN
21 Calvin Hewett OF 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Greenland NH
22 Jack Leiter RHP 6′-1″ 205 So. Summit NJ
25 Parker Noland IF 6′-1″ 200 So. Knoxville TN
27 Ethan Smith RHP 6′-2″ 205 So. Mt. Juliet TN
28 Ryan Stefiuk LHP 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Green Bay WI
29 Nick Maldonado RHP 6′-1″ 205 So. Short Hills NJ
30 Nelson Berkwich LHP 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Boca Raton FL
31 Miles Garrett RHP 5′-10″ 165 Fr. Stone Mountain GA
32 Hugh Fisher LHP 6′-6″ 210 Sr. Eads TN
33 Hunter Owen LHP 6′-6″ 240 Fr. South Portland ME
34 Spencer Jones UTL 6′-7″ 225 So. Encinitas CA
35 Chris McElvain RHP 6′-0″ 205 So. Thompson Station TN
36 Grayson Moore OF/RHP 6′-3″ 190 Fr. Longwood FL
39 Gavin Casas IF 6′-3″ 225 Fr. Pembroke Pines FL
40 Sam Hliboki RHP 6′-3″ 210 So. Los Angeles CA
42 Christian Little RHP 6′-4″ 210 Fr. St. Louis MO
43 Michael Doolin RHP 6′-4″ 220 So. Schererville IN
44 Donye Evans RHP 6′-6″ 220 Fr. Decatur GA
45 Alan Espinal C 6′-0″ 190 Fr. Viera FL
46 Gage Bradley RHP 6′-3″ 190 Fr. Clarksville TN
49 Ryan Keenan LHP 5′-10″ 175 So. Lighthouse Point FL
50 Luke Murphy RHP 6′-5″ 190 Jr. Cross Plains TN
51 Enrique Bradfield Jr. OF 6′-1″ 160 Fr. Hialeah FL
55 Maxwell Romero Jr. C 6′-1″ 230 So. Miramar FL
66 Thomas Schultz RHP 6′-6″ 225 So. Mount Carmel PA
77 Brett Hansen LHP 6′-4″ 205 Fr. Pleasanton CA
80 Kumar Rocker RHP 6′-5″ 245 Jr. Athens GA
88 Patrick Reilly RHP 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Sea Girt NJ
99 Jayson Gonzalez IF 6′-2″ 220 Sr. Covina CA

Tennessee Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT CL City ST
1 Drew Gilbert OF/LHP 5′-9″ 182 So. Stillwater MN
2 Max Ferguson INF/OF 6′-1″ 180 Jr. Atlantic Beach FL
4 Liam Spence INF 6′-1″ 190 Sr. Geelong Australia
6 Evan Russell OF 5′-11″ 195 Sr. Lexington TN
7 Jake Rucker INF 6′-1″ 195 Jr. Greenbrier TN
8 Christian Scott OF 5′-9″ 175 Jr. Clarksville TN
9 Jorel Ortega INF 6′-0″ 195 So. Naranjito PR
10 Pete Derkay UTL 5′-10″ 215 Sr. Acworth GA
11 Will Heflin LHP 5′-11″ 175 Sr. Morristown TN
13 Cortland Lawson INF 6′-2″ 200 So. Potomac Falls VA
16 Camden Sewell RHP 6′-4″ 190 Jr. Cleveland TN
17 Connor Pavolony C 6′-1″ 195 Jr. Woodstock GA
19 Jackson Greer C 6′-3″ 220 Sr. Knoxville TN
20 Connor Housley RHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Tyrone GA
21 Trey Lipscomb INF 6′-1″ 200 Jr. Frederick MD
25 Christian Delashmit RHP 6′-3″ 190 So. Covington TN
26 Jason Rackers RHP 6′-7″ 225 R-Jr. Jefferson City MO
27 Jordan Beck OF 6′-3″ 213 So. Hazel Green AL
28 Elijah Pleasants RHP 6′-5″ 200 Jr. Clarksville TN
30 Ethan Payne INF/OF 6′-2″ 210 So. Memphis TN
31 Jackson Leath RHP 6′-1″ 192 Sr. Waxahachie TX
32 Sean Hunley RHP 6′-4″ 220 Sr. Mount Juliet TN
33 Mark McLaughlin RHP 6′-3″ 220 So. Johns Creek GA
35 Kirby Connell LHP 5′-10″ 190 So. Blacksburg SC
36 Chad Dallas RHP 5′-11″ 206 Jr. Orange TX
40 Luc Lipcius 1B 6′-2″ 215 R-Sr. Williamsburg VA
41 Will Mabrey LHP 6′-0″ 185 So. Cookeville TN
46 Redmond Walsh LHP 5′-10″ 170 R-Sr. Louisville TN

Vanderbilt-Tennessee Series Prediction

Tennessee 2 wins, Vanderbilt 1 win.

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