SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Alabama at Kentucky

Kentucky-Alabama baseball series preview

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

Zane Denton, Alabama
Zane Denton, Alabama
Kentucky Proud Park (5,000)
Kentucky Proud Park (5,000)
John Rhodes, Kentucky
John Rhodes, Kentucky

Series Schedule April 24-26

DAY START TIME (ET) TV TICKETS
Game 1 Friday 6:30 PM SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 2:00 PM SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 1:00 PM SEC NETWORK+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Alabama 0.277 0.372 243 346 59 3 49 220 158 8 22
Kentucky 0.285 0.375 216 325 61 8 38 194 136 3 50

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB HR BB/9 SO/9 F
Alabama 4.18 339 0.249 304 168 152 125 29 3.44 9.33 0.977
Kentucky 4.32 338 0.248 281 165 143 114 29 3.44 10.21 0.977

Statistical Leaders

Alabama Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Zane Denton Alabama 0.353 0.436 49 6 0 7 28 20 2
Peyton Wilson Alabama 0.338 0.403 52 7 1 8 24 16 9
William Hamiter Alabama 0.336 0.415 39 8 0 2 23 15 0
Sam Praytor Alabama 0.263 0.375 35 6 0 10 31 20 1
Owen Diodati Alabama 0.260 0.370 32 1 1 9 32 16 1
Drew Williamson Alabama 0.254 0.351 33 9 0 4 20 17 3
Jim Jarvis Alabama 0.229 0.367 24 3 1 0 9 16 3

Alabama Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA IP ER BB SO OBA
Dylan Smith Alabama 0 4 2.92 52.1 17 13 69 0.230
Tyler Ras Alabama 5 1 4.28 48.1 23 14 32 0.254

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Coltyn Kessler Kentucky 0.375 0.480 30 7 0 2 12 15 0
Austin Schultz Kentucky 0.336 0.413 46 9 2 3 15 16 15
T.J. Collett Kentucky 0.311 0.432 37 5 1 10 38 17 1
Ryan Ritter Kentucky 0.300 0.352 33 3 1 3 14 9 5
Oraj Anu Kentucky 0.287 0.340 37 5 1 6 26 8 2
Reuben Church Kentucky 0.266 0.317 25 7 2 2 16 5 0
John Rhodes Kentucky 0.246 0.384 30 11 0 6 24 19 6

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA IP ER BB SO OBA
Cole Stupp Kentucky 4 2 3.02 50.2 17 6 48 0.274
Zack Lee Kentucky 3 3 4.89 35.0 19 10 34 0.307

D1Baseball RPI

Alabama:

23

Kentucky:

58

Alabama Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT CL City ST
1 Jackson Tate OF 6′-0″ 210 Jr. Montgomery AL
4 Connor Prielipp LHP 6′-3″ 200 Fr. Tomah WI
5 Tyler Ras RHP 6′-4″ 205 So. Middletown NJ
7 Caden Rose INF 5′-10″ 170 Fr. Madison AL
8 Peyton Wilson OF/UTL 5′-9″ 180 Fr. Hoover AL
9 Brayden Rowe RHP 6′-0″ 185 Fr. Warrior AL
10 Jim Jarvis INF 5′-10″ 180 Fr. San Diego CA
11 William Hamiter INF/OF 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Tuscaloosa AL
13 Bryce Eblin INF 5′-11″ 175 Fr. Greenwood IN
14 Antoine Jean LHP 6′-1″ 175 Fr. Montreal QC
16 Owen Diodati OF 6′-3″ 215 Fr. Niagara Falls ON
18 Drew Williamson INF 6′-4″ 230 So. Brewton AL
19 Sam Praytor C 5′-10″ 205 R-So. Helena AL
20 Logan Morris RHP 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Madison AL
21 Andrew Pinckney OF 6′-3″ 195 Fr. Peachtree City GA
22 T.J. Reeves OF 5′-10″ 210 So. Birmingham AL
23 Dylan Ray RHP/INF 6′-3″ 220 Fr. New Market AL
24 Grant Knipp C 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Louisville KY
25 Dylan Smith RHP 6′-2″ 175 So. Stafford TX
26 Grayson Hitt LHP/OF 6′-3″ 190 Fr. Germantown TN
27 Chase Lee RHP 6′-0″ 170 So. McCalla AL
28 Eli Giles RHP 5′-10″ 190 Fr. Mobile AL
29 Connor Shamblin RHP 6′-1″ 200 So. Lakeland TN
30 William Freeman RHP 6′-1″ 215 Sr. Semmes AL
31 Will Portera INF 5′-10″ 180 Fr. Memphis TN
32 Will Patota OF/INF 6′-3″ 240 So. Suwanee GA
34 Jacob McNairy RHP 6′-2″ 205 So. Athens AL
35 Jake Eddington RHP 6′-2″ 180 Fr. Doniphan MO
37 Hunter Ruth RHP 6′-2″ 195 R-So. Gainesville FL
40 Brock Guffey LHP 6′-1″ 175 Jr. Hoover AL
42 Davis Heller INF/RHP 6′-8″ 235 Fr. Gilbert AZ
44 Zane Denton INF 6′-0″ 200 Fr. Brentwood TN
48 Landon Green RHP 6′-1″ 200 R-Fr. Helena AL

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

Alabama-Kentucky Series Prediction

Kentucky 2 wins, Alabama 1 win.

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