SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Tennessee

Tennessee-South Carolina baseball series preview

South Carolina travels to Tennessee 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

Andrew Eyster of South Carolina
Andrew Eyster of South Carolina
Lindsey Nelson Stad. (4,283)
Lindsey Nelson Stad. (4,283)
Trey Lipscomb of Tennessee
Trey Lipscomb of Tennessee

Series Schedule March 18-20

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 6:30 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 12:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 1:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
South Carolina 0.293 0.402 96 147 21 3 10 9 82 7 15
Tennessee 0.356 0.475 197 199 55 9 43 14 117 1 28

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
South Carolina 5.05 10.5 0.258 9.07 13 2.41 1.49 15 4.29 6 0.974
Tennessee 2.09 12.1 0.186 5.89 13 3.90 1.00 7 2.97 8 0.983

Statistical Leaders

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Michael Braswell South Carolina 0.429 0.538 27 3 1 1 12 15 2
Andrew Eyster South Carolina 0.406 0.458 26 4 0 3 23 6 0
Braylen Wimmer South Carolina 0.369 0.417 24 3 0 0 13 3 5
Brandt Belk South Carolina 0.327 0.420 18 4 0 2 12 10 2
Kevin Madden South Carolina 0.309 0.403 17 0 1 3 12 6 3
Josiah Sightler South Carolina 0.220 0.347 9 2 0 1 3 5 1
Colin Burgess South Carolina 0.206 0.426 7 2 0 0 4 10 0

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Will Sanders South Carolina 3 0 2.52 4 4 0 25.0 19 7 7 8 28 0.202
Aidan Hunter South Carolina 3 2 4.42 8 1 0 18.1 21 11 9 2 13 0.288

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Jared Dickey Tennessee 0.490 0.581 24 7 1 5 13 11 2
Trey Lipscomb Tennessee 0.413 0.474 26 6 2 8 34 8 1
Jorel Ortega Tennessee 0.375 0.500 18 5 2 2 11 11 2
Evan Russell Tennessee 0.339 0.439 19 9 1 3 16 10 2
Jordan Beck Tennessee 0.324 0.373 22 3 0 4 13 4 4
Luc Lipcius Tennessee 0.318 0.484 14 4 0 3 11 16 4
Cortland Lawson Tennessee 0.275 0.456 14 1 0 4 12 16 1

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Chase Burns Tennessee 3 0 0.45 4 4 0 20.0 12 4 1 7 25 0.171
Drew Beam Tennessee 3 0 1.59 4 4 0 17.0 7 3 3 6 16 0.125
Chase Dollander Tennessee 2 0 3.79 4 4 0 19.0 13 8 8 5 37 0.188

D1Baseball RPI

South Carolina:

NA

Tennessee:

NA

South Carolina Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
36 Cade Austin RHP 6′-3″ 230 R-Fr. Chapin SC
29 Matthew Becker LHP 6′-3″ 200 Fr. Chapin SC
13 Brandt Belk OF 6′-5″ 180 Grad. Houston TX
18 Julian Bosnic LHP 6′-3″ 218 R-Jr. Lutz FL
7 Michael Braswell INF/RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Mabelton GA
10 Colin Burgess C 5′-8″ 195 Jr. Lexington KY
21 Connor Cino OF 6′-1″ 206 So. Mt. Pleasant SC
44 Parker Coyne RHP 6′-2″ 210 5th Suwanee GA
31 David Cromer OF 6′-2″ 225 R-Fr. Lexington SC
26 Thad Ector OF 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Tyrone GA
24 Michael Esposito LHP 5′-10″ 190 Jr. Port Washington NY
11 Andrew Eyster OF 6′-3″ 220 5th Ocala FL
16 John Gilreath LHP 6′-0″ 179 5th Rock Hill SC
33 Noah Hall RHP 6′-0″ 190 Jr. Charlotte NC
34 James Hicks RHP 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Conway AR
20 Matt Hogan OF 6′-0″ 195 Sr. Melville NY
15 Carson Hornung INF 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Overland Park KS
38 Aidan Hunter RHP 6′-4″ 205 Fr. Summerville SC
14 Eli Jones RHP 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Peachtree City GA
22 Elijah Lambros OF 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Fredericksburg VA
5 Talmadge LeCroy UTL 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Belton SC
50 Kevin Madden INF 6′-1″ 215 Sr. Glenwood MD
23 Jack Mahoney RHP 6′-3″ 210 So. Arlington Heights IL
19 Cole Messina C 6′-0″ 215 Fr. Summerville SC
4 Jackson Phipps LHP 6′-5″ 225 So. Dallas GA
32 Will Sanders RHP 6′-6″ 215 So. Atlanta GA
12 Josiah Sightler INF/LHP 6′-5″ 235 Sr. Gaston SC
25 Sam Simpson RHP 6′-1″ 175 Fr. Carrollton GA
9 Evan Stone OF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Irmo SC
40 Wesley Sweatt RHP 6′-3″ 225 Sr. Rock Hill SC
30 Brett Thomas RHP 6′-5″ 245 Jr. Atlanta GA
37 Cam Tringali RHP 6′-4″ 230 Gr. Columbia SC
28 Vytas Valincius INF 6′-4″ 230 Fr. Lockport IL
2 Jalen Vasquez INF 6′-0″ 170 So. North Charleston SC
45 CJ Weins RHP 6′-3″ 223 Sr. Lockport IL
3 Braylen Wimmer INF 6′-4″ 200 Jr. Yukon OK

Tennessee Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
27 Jordan Beck OF 6′-3″ 213 Jr. Hazel Green AL
12 Kyle Booker OF 5′-10″ 175 So. Southaven MS
35 Kirby Connell LHP 5′-10″ 190 Jr. Blacksburg SC
17 Jared Dickey OF 6′-2″ 210 R-Fr. Mount Juliet TN
11 Chase Dollander RHP 6′-3″ 200 So. Evans GA
18 Hunter Ensley OF 6′-1″ 185 R-Fr. Huntingdon TN
34 Hollis Fanning RHP 6′-7″ 200 So. Tullahoma TN
42 Jake Fitzgibbons LHP 5′-11″ 160 So. Mount Tenn. TN
1 Drew Gilbert OF/LHP 5′-9″ 180 Jr. Stillwater MN
19 Seth Halvorsen RHP 6′-2″ 225 R-Jr. Plymouth MN
15 Austen Jaslove INF 6′-2″ 171 R-Fr. Knoxville TN
44 Ben Joyce RHP 6′-5″ 225 R-Jr. Knoxville TN
9 Cortland Lawson INF 6′-2″ 200 Jr. Potomac Falls VA
40 Luc Lipcius 1B 6′-2″ 215 R-Sr. Williamsburg VA
21 Trey Lipscomb INF 6′-1″ 200 Sr. Frederick MD
41 Will Mabrey LHP 6′-0″ 185 Jr. Cookeville TN
33 Mark McLaughlin RHP 6′-3″ 220 Jr. Johns Creek GA
10 Ryan Miller C 6′-3″ 200 R-Fr. Dublin OH
2 Jorel Ortega INF 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Naranjito PR
53 Drew Patterson LHP 6′-3″ 196 R-Fr. Knoxville TN
30 Ethan Payne INF 6′-2″ 210 Jr. Memphis TN
6 Evan Russell C/OF 5′-11″ 195 Sr. Lexington TN
8 Christian Scott OF 5′-9″ 175 Sr. Clarksville TN
55 Shawn Scott LHP 6′-0″ 176 So. Clarksville TN
48 Zander Sechrist LHP 6′-2″ 175 So. Buford GA
16 Camden Sewell RHP 6′-4″ 190 Sr. Cleveland TN
5 Logan Steenstra INF 6′-5″ 210 Jr. Liberty MO
14 Charlie Taylor C 5′-10″ 185 R-Fr. Dunwoody GA
29 Blade Tidwell RHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Loretto TN
46 Redmond Walsh LHP 5′-10″ 170 R-Sr. Louisville TN

South Carolina Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 4:00 PM ET UNC Greensboro 7 South Carolina 9 SEC Network+
19-Feb 2:00 PM ET UNC Greensboro 5 South Carolina 4 SEC Network+
20-Feb 1:30 PM ET UNC Greensboro 7 South Carolina 8 SEC Network+
22-Feb 4:00 PM ET Winthrop 1 South Carolina 7 SEC Network+
25-Feb 4:00 PM ET G Washington 4 South Carolina 13 SEC Network+
26-Feb 2:00 PM ET G Washington 6 South Carolina 10 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:30 PM ET G Washington PPD South Carolina PPD SEC Network+
1-Mar 6:00 PM ET South Carolina 9 Appalachian St 6 SEC Network+
4-Mar 7:00 PM ET Clemson 3 South Carolina 2 SEC Network+
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET South Carolina 2 Clemson 10 SEC Network+
6-Mar 3:00 PM ET South Carolina 2 Clemson 5 ACC Network
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Xavier 15 South Carolina 7 SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas PPD South Carolina PPD SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas 9 South Carolina 5 SEC Network+
12-Mar 4:00 PM ET Texas 9 South Carolina 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:30 PM ET Texas 9 South Carolina 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:30 PM ET Texas 2 South Carolina 4 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Gardner-Webb 0 South Carolina 12 SEC Network+
18-Mar 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
19-Mar 12:00 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network
20-Mar 1:00 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
22-Mar TBA South Carolina The Citadel
24-Mar 8:00 PM ET Vanderbilt South Carolina ESPN2
25-Mar TBA Vanderbilt South Carolina SEC Network+
26-Mar TBA Vanderbilt South Carolina SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Presbyterian South Carolina SEC Network+
1-Apr 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Missouri SEC Network+
2-Apr 3:00 PM ET South Carolina Missouri SEC Network+
3-Apr 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Missouri SEC Network+
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET South Carolina North Carolina
8-Apr TBA Georgia South Carolina SEC Network+
9-Apr TBA Georgia South Carolina SEC Network+
10-Apr 12:00 PM ET Georgia South Carolina SEC Network
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET North Florida South Carolina SEC Network+
14-Apr TBA Ole Miss South Carolina SEC Network+
15-Apr TBA Ole Miss South Carolina SEC Network+
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss South Carolina SEC Network+
20-Apr 6:00 PM ET South Carolina Winthrop
22-Apr 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Auburn SEC Network+
23-Apr 3:00 PM ET South Carolina Auburn SEC Network+
24-Apr 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Auburn SEC Network+
28-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama South Carolina SEC Network
29-Apr TBA Alabama South Carolina SEC Network+
30-Apr 12:00 PM ET Alabama South Carolina SEC Network
4-May 7:00 PM ET NC A&T South Carolina SEC Network
6-May 7:30 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
7-May 3:00 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
8-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
10-May 7:00 PM ET SC Upstate South Carolina SEC Network+
13-May TBA Kentucky South Carolina SEC Network+
14-May 12:00 PM ET Kentucky South Carolina SEC Network
15-May TBA Kentucky South Carolina SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET Charlotte South Carolina SEC Network+
19-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
20-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
21-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Tennessee Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 4:30 PM ET Georgia So 0 Tennessee 9 SEC Network+
19-Feb 3:00 PM ET Georgia So 3 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
20-Feb 1:00 PM ET Georgia So 0 Tennessee 14 SEC Network+
22-Feb 4:30 PM ET Tennessee Tech 4 Tennessee 5 SEC Network+
23-Feb 4:30 PM ET UNC Asheville 1 Tennessee 16 SEC Network+
25-Feb 4:30 PM ET Iona 1 Tennessee 27 SEC Network+
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Iona 0 Tennessee 29 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:00 PM ET Iona 2 Tennessee 12 SEC Network+
1-Mar 6:30 PM ET ETSU 1 Tennessee 4 SEC Network+
4-Mar 8:00 PM ET Tennessee 2 Texas 7 SEC Network+
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET Baylor 5 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
6-Mar 12:00 PM ET Tennessee 8 Oklahoma 0 SEC Network+
8-Mar 6:30 PM ET James Madison 8 Tennessee 9 SEC Network+
9-Mar 4:00 PM ET James Madison 2 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
11-Mar 6:30 PM ET Rhode Island 4 Tennessee 17 SEC Network+
11-Mar 6:30 PM ET Rhode Island 3 Tennessee 8 SEC Network+
12-Mar 6:00 PM ET Rhode Island PPD Tennessee PPD SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:00 PM ET Rhode Island 3 Tennessee 12 SEC Network+
15-Mar 6:30 PM ET E Kentucky 1 Tennessee 7 SEC Network+
18-Mar 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
19-Mar 12:00 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network
20-Mar 1:00 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
22-Mar 6:30 PM ET Butler Tennessee SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:30 PM ET Tennessee Ole Miss SEC Network+
26-Mar 8:00 PM ET Tennessee Ole Miss SEC Network
27-Mar 2:30 PM ET Tennessee Ole Miss SEC Network+
30-Mar 6:30 PM ET W Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
1-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt ESPN2
2-Apr 8:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network
3-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network+
5-Apr 6:30 PM ET Lipscomb Tennessee SEC Network+
8-Apr 6:30 PM ET Missouri Tennessee SEC Network+
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri Tennessee SEC Network
10-Apr 1:00 PM ET Missouri Tennessee SEC Network+
12-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Tennessee Tech
15-Apr 6:30 PM ET Alabama Tennessee SEC Network+
16-Apr 6:00 PM ET Alabama Tennessee SEC Network+
17-Apr 1:00 PM ET Alabama Tennessee SEC Network+
22-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
23-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
24-Apr 1:00 PM ET Tennessee Florida SEC Network+
26-Apr 6:30 PM ET Xavier Tennessee SEC Network+
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn Tennessee SEC Network
30-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn Tennessee SEC Network
1-May 1:00 PM ET Auburn Tennessee SEC Network+
3-May 6:30 PM ET Alabama A&M Tennessee SEC Network+
5-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network
6-May TBA Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network+
7-May TBA Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network+
10-May 6:30 PM ET Bellarmine Tennessee SEC Network+
12-May 7:00 PM ET Georgia Tennessee ESPNU
13-May 5:30 PM ET Georgia Tennessee SEC Network
14-May 1:00 PM ET Georgia Tennessee SEC Network+
17-May 6:30 PM ET Belmont Tennessee SEC Network+
19-May TBA Tennessee Mississippi St SEC Network+
20-May TBA Tennessee Mississippi St SEC Network+
21-May TBA Tennessee Mississippi St SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

South Carolina-Tennessee Series Prediction

Normally, early in the season, I tend to go with the host team to win the series. I’m going with Tennessee for this one because the Vols have such an explosive offense and solid pitching.

Tennessee 2 wins, South Carolina 1 win

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