SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Tennessee

SEC Baseball Preview Kentucky at Tennessee

Kentucky travels to Tennessee 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
Lindsey Nelson Stad. (4,283)
Lindsey Nelson Stad. (4,283)
Liam Spence, Tennessee
Liam Spence, Tennessee

Series Schedule April 29-1 May

DAY START TIME (ET) TV TICKETS
Game 1 Thursday 7:30 PM ESPNU Tickets
Game 2 Friday 6:30 PM SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 1:00 PM SEC NETWORK+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Kentucky 0.289 0.375 240 364 67 9 48 218 318 4 53
Tennessee 0.269 0.386 294 387 84 11 54 268 236 12 49

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB HR BB/9 SO/9 F
Kentucky 4.17 367 0.247 310 183 153 119 30 3.25 10.01 0.977
Tennessee 3.64 393 0.243 354 184 155 110 46 2.58 9.22 0.976

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Coltyn Kessler Kentucky 0.394 0.483 39 8 0 5 17 16 0
Austin Schultz Kentucky 0.344 0.418 54 10 2 4 19 17 16
T.J. Collett Kentucky 0.319 0.425 44 6 1 14 46 18 1
Ryan Ritter Kentucky 0.299 0.345 38 5 1 3 18 9 5
Oraj Anu Kentucky 0.288 0.348 42 5 1 7 29 10 3
John Rhodes Kentucky 0.237 0.385 32 11 0 8 26 21 7

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA IP ER BB SO OBA
Cole Stupp Kentucky 4 3 3.18 56.2 20 6 53 0.278
Zack Lee Kentucky 4 3 4.07 42.0 19 10 40 0.273

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Liam Spence Tennessee 0.370 0.519 51 8 2 2 22 36 5
Jake Rucker Tennessee 0.344 0.423 56 12 2 6 38 20 5
Drew Gilbert Tennessee 0.259 0.339 42 6 0 6 36 12 6
Pete Derkay Tennessee 0.257 0.405 26 6 1 2 9 21 3
Evan Russell Tennessee 0.239 0.352 26 3 1 12 29 18 3
Jordan Beck Tennessee 0.239 0.303 38 9 2 8 38 15 1
Max Ferguson Tennessee 0.231 0.369 34 6 2 5 24 32 13
Luc Lipcius Tennessee 0.221 0.352 29 6 0 5 21 23 4

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA IP ER BB SO OBA
Sean Hunley Tennessee 7 2 2.98 42.1 14 9 47 0.206
Chad Dallas Tennessee 6 1 3.62 54.2 22 9 72 0.226
Will Heflin Tennessee 2 1 3.83 44.2 19 8 41 0.287
Blade Tidwell Tennessee 4 2 4.26 50.2 24 16 48 0.281

D1Baseball RPI

Kentucky:

58

Tennessee:

6

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

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

Kentucky-Tennessee Series Prediction

Tennessee 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win.

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