SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Arkansas

Kentucky-Arkansas SEC Baseball Series Preview

Kentucky travels to Arkansas 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

Ryan Ritter of Kentucky
Ryan Ritter of Kentucky
Baum-Walker Stad. (10,737)
Baum-Walker Stad. (10,737)
Robert Moore of Arkansas
Robert Moore of Arkansas

Series Schedule March 18-20

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:30 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 7:30 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
Kentucky 0.327 0.427 157 195 43 4 22 11 88 10 20
Arkansas 0.276 0.380 92 129 32 3 17 4 70 1 5

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Kentucky 4.65 11.3 0.256 9.06 19 2.95 1.43 10 3.86 10 0.977
Arkansas 3.24 10.7 0.207 6.55 23 2.47 1.21 6 3.95 14 0.985

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Chase Estep Kentucky 0.471 0.563 32 7 1 7 21 14 6
Daniel Harris IV Kentucky 0.397 0.493 23 3 2 0 10 6 4
Jacob Plastiak Kentucky 0.329 0.449 24 5 0 6 23 13 1
Hunter Jump Kentucky 0.319 0.417 22 2 0 1 9 10 0
Ryan Ritter Kentucky 0.313 0.364 25 4 1 3 14 4 5
Alonzo Rubalcaba Kentucky 0.292 0.386 14 3 1 2 17 8 0
Adam Fogel Kentucky 0.250 0.359 16 6 0 1 9 9 0
John Thrasher Kentucky 0.235 0.394 12 4 0 0 8 10 4

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Seth Logue Kentucky 1 1 5.40 4 4 0 20.0 20 13 12 4 25 0.247

Arkansas Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Michael Turner Arkansas 0.392 0.460 20 3 1 4 20 8 0
Chris Lanzilli Arkansas 0.360 0.484 18 4 0 2 11 9 0
Cayden Wallace Arkansas 0.328 0.408 19 3 1 3 19 9 4
Peyton Stovall Arkansas 0.314 0.375 16 3 0 1 8 5 0
Zack Gregory Arkansas 0.300 0.472 12 4 0 1 3 11 1
Robert Moore Arkansas 0.278 0.391 15 8 0 1 9 8 0
Jalen Battles Arkansas 0.250 0.333 14 3 0 3 7 7 0
Brady Slavens Arkansas 0.226 0.305 12 2 0 3 9 6 0

Arkansas Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Hagen Smith Arkansas 3 1 2.66 4 4 0 20.1 17 6 6 9 25 0.239
Connor Noland Arkansas 2 1 3.52 4 4 0 23.0 21 9 9 6 31 0.250
Jaxon Wiggins Arkansas 2 0 4.36 4 4 0 20.2 11 10 10 12 21 0.155
Kole Ramage Arkansas 0 1 4.50 8 0 3 16.0 11 9 8 6 17 0.186

D1Baseball RPI

Kentucky:

NA

Arkansas:

NA

Kentucky Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
28 Oraj Anu OF 6′-1″ 240 Gr. Orlando FL
35 Tyler Bosma LHP 6′-6″ 230 Gr. Holland MI
7 Devin Burkes C 6′-3″ 210 R-Fr. Bradenton FL
41 Evan Byers LHP 5′-11″ 180 R-Fr. Nicholasville KY
6 Reuben Church INF 6′-2″ 245 So. Maryville TN
23 Magdiel Cotto LHP 6′-4″ 245 So. Fort Mill SC
30 Michael Dallas INF 6′-1″ 185 Fr. Arlington TN
31 Alex Degen RHP 6′-8″ 205 Sr. Readington Township NJ
12 Chase Estep INF 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Corbin KY
2 Jase Felker INF 6′-2″ 180 Jr. Princeton KY
55 Adam Fogel OF 6′-5″ 220 Gr. Palos Verdes Estates CA
11 Colby Frieda RHP 6′-3″ 220 Fr. St. Johns FL
44 Reed Gannon LHP 6′-3″ 195 Fr. Minooka IL
14 Tyler Guilfoil RHP 6′-4″ 215 Jr. Lexington KY
24 Ryan Hagenow RHP 6′-5″ 215 So. Knoxville TN
34 Sean Harney RHP 6′-0″ 190 Gr. Natick MA
54 Daniel Harper RHP 6′-4″ 225 Gr. Fairway KS
1 Daniel Harris IV INF 6′-0″ 195 Gr. Stone Moutain GA
50 Mason Hazelwood LHP 6′-5″ 235 Gr. Salvisa KY
46 Christian Howe RHP 6′-4″ 190 Fr. Danville KY
21 Wyatt Hudepohl RHP 6′-4″ 220 So. Mason OH
10 Hunter Jump OF 5′-11″ 210 Gr. Aliso Viejo CA
42 Tanner Kim INF/OF 6′-0″ 190 Fr. Knoxville TN
48 Zack Lee RHP 6′-4″ 200 Jr. Effingham IL
8 Kirk Liebert OF/C 6′-0″ 195 Sr. Owensboro KY
25 Seth Logue RHP 6′-1″ 180 So. Mason OH
19 Nolan McCarthy UTIL 6′-0″ 200 R-Fr. Kalamazoo MI
13 James McCoy INF 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Dunwoody GA
20 Mason Moore RHP 6′-4″ 205 Fr. Morehead KY
43 Jackson Nove LHP 6′-5″ 215 Fr. Fairfax Iowa
4 Émilien Pitre INF 5′-11″ 175 Fr. Repentigny QC
26 Jacob Plastiak INF 6′-3″ 225 Sr. Chicago IL
47 Ryan Ritter INF 6′-2″ 200 Jr. Tinley Park IL
9 Alonzo Rubalcaba C 6′-0″ 210 Sr. Fairfield CA
33 Travis Smith RHP 6′-4″ 215 Fr. Walton KY
49 Austin Strickland RHP 6′-2″ 205 So. Winchester OH
16 Cole Stupp RHP 6′-4″ 205 Jr. Milton GA
22 John Thrasher OF 6′-2″ 185 Gr. Ridgefield CT
5 Darren Williams RHP 6′-6″ 230 Gr. Maysville KY

Arkansas Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
38 Mark Adamiak RHP 6′-4″ 230 R-So. Shawnee KS
2 Jalen Battles INF 6′-2″ 205 Sr. San Antonio TX
8 Jace Bohrofen OF 6′-2″ 200 So. Oklahoma City OK
59 Issac Bracken RHP 6′-0″ 195 Grad. Berthoud CO
46 Tyler Cacciatori RHP 6′-6″ 235 R-Fr. Sheridan AR
31 Dylan Carter RHP 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Bentonville AR
16 Gabe D’Arcy OF 6′-3″ 225 Fr. San Clemente CA
5 Kendall Diggs INF 6′-1″ 200 Fr. Olathe KS
37 Jake Faherty RHP 6′-3″ 180 Fr. Georgetown KY
58 Evan Gray RHP 6′-4″ 205 R-So. Swansea IL
3 Zack Gregory OF 5′-10″ 185 R-Jr. Keller TX
34 Nick Griffin LHP 6′-4″ 195 R-Fr. Monticello AR
18 Chris Lanzilli INF/OF 6′-2″ 225 Grad. Stoneham MA
15 Dylan Leach C 5′-11″ 200 So. Carthage TX
29 Austin Ledbetter RHP 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Bryant AR
50 Matthew Magre LHP 6′-1″ 210 So. Fayetteville AR
41 Will McEntire RHP 6′-4″ 225 R-So. Bryant AR
1 Robert Moore INF 5′-9″ 170 Jr. Leawood KS
32 Zack Morris LHP 6′-3″ 220 Jr. Cabot AR
27 Nick Moten RHP 6′-1″ 210 Fr. Florissant MO
13 Connor Noland RHP 6′-2″ 210 Sr. Greenwood AR
36 Peyton Pallette RHP 6′-1″ 180 Jr. Benton AR
43 Miller Pleimann RHP 6′-4″ 200 R-Jr. Fayetteville AR
4 Jude Putz INF 6′-0″ 170 Fr. Loch Loyd MO
28 Kole Ramage RHP 6′-1″ 205 R-Sr. Southlake TX
17 Brady Slavens INF/OF 6′-3″ 205 Sr. Olathe KS
33 Hagen Smith LHP 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Bullard TX
44 Max Soliz Jr. C/OF 6′-5″ 220 Fr. Madison AL
55 Gabriel Starks RHP 6′-1″ 220 So. Pine Bluff AR
10 Peyton Stovall INF 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Haughton LA
39 Evan Taylor LHP 6′-4″ 250 Sr. Florence AL
48 Heston Tole RHP 6′-6″ 210 So. Wichita Falls TX
35 Vincent Trapani RHP 6′-1″ 225 Fr. Eau Claire WI
20 Elijah Trest RHP 6′-3″ 225 Sr. White Oak TX
12 Michael Turner C/INF 6′-2″ 205 Grad. Warren OH
25 Brady Tygart RHP 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Hernando MS
9 Drake Varnado INF 6′-1″ 175 Fr. Port Neches TX
88 Zebulon Vermillion RHP 6′-5″ 230 R-Sr. Prairie Village KS
7 Cayden Wallace INF/OF 6′-1″ 205 Grad. Greenbrier AR
24 Braydon Webb OF 6′-0″ 200 Grad. McKinney TX
22 Jaxon Wiggins RHP 6′-6″ 225 So. Roland OK

Kentucky Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 4:00 PM ET Kentucky 10 J’Ville St 8 ESPN+
19-Feb 4:00 PM ET Kentucky 6 J’Ville St 2 ESPN+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Kentucky 15 J’Ville St 1 ESPN+
22-Feb 4:00 PM ET SE Missouri St PPD Kentucky PPD SEC Network +
25-Feb 4:00 PM ET W Michigan 3 Kentucky 14 SEC Network+
26-Feb 1:00 PM ET W Michigan 12 Kentucky 13 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:00 PM ET W Michigan 5 Kentucky 16 SEC Network+
1-Mar 4:00 PM ET Western KY 7 Kentucky 5 SEC Network+
2-Mar 4:00 PM ET Evansville 4 Kentucky 5 SEC Network+
4-Mar 4:00 PM ET TCU 11 Kentucky 13 SEC Network+
5-Mar 1:00 PM ET TCU 12 Kentucky 8 SEC Network+
6-Mar 1:00 PM ET TCU PPD Kentucky PPD SEC Network+
8-Mar 4:00 PM ET Murray State 1 Kentucky 9 SEC Network+
9-Mar 4:00 PM ET Ohio 9 Kentucky 8 SEC Network+
11-Mar 4:00 PM ET High Point 3 Kentucky 14 SEC Network+
11-Mar 4:00 PM ET High Point 5 Kentucky 9 SEC Network+
12-Mar 1:00 PM ET High Point Kentucky 11 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:00 PM ET High Point 3 Kentucky 4 SEC Network+
15-Mar 5:00 PM ET Kentucky 7 Indiana 20
18-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky Arkansas SEC Network+
19-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky Arkansas SEC Network+
20-Mar 3:00 PM ET Kentucky Arkansas SEC Network+
22-Mar 6:30 PM ET Morehead State Kentucky SEC Network+
25-Mar TBA Georgia Kentucky SEC Network+
26-Mar TBA Georgia Kentucky SEC Network+
27-Mar 12:00 PM ET Georgia Kentucky SEC Network
29-Mar 6:30 PM ET E Kentucky Kentucky SEC Network+
1-Apr TBA Ole Miss Kentucky SEC Network+
2-Apr TBA Ole Miss Kentucky SEC Network+
3-Apr TBA Ole Miss Kentucky SEC Network+
5-Apr 6:30 PM ET Louisville Kentucky SEC Network+
7-Apr 8:00 PM ET Kentucky Texas A&M ESPNU
8-Apr 7:30 PM ET Kentucky Texas A&M SEC Network+
9-Apr 2:00 PM ET Kentucky Texas A&M SEC Network
12-Apr 6:30 PM ET Bellarmine Kentucky SEC Network+
14-Apr 8:00 PM ET Kentucky Missouri ESPNU
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky Missouri SEC Network+
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Kentucky Missouri SEC Network
19-Apr 5:00 PM ET Kentucky Louisville ACC Network
22-Apr TBA Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
23-Apr 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network
24-Apr TBA Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
26-Apr 6:30 PM ET Dayton Kentucky SEC Network+
29-Apr 6:30 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network+
30-Apr 6:30 PM ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network+
1-May 12:00 PM ET Kentucky Florida 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 UT Martin Kentucky 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 6:30 PM ET Tennessee Tech Kentucky SEC Network+
19-May 6:30 PM ET Auburn Kentucky SEC Network+
20-May 6:30 PM ET Auburn Kentucky SEC Network+
21-May 2:00 PM ET Auburn Kentucky SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Arkansas Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 4:00 PM ET Illinois State 3 Arkansas 2 SEC Network+
19-Feb Illinois State 1 Arkansas 5 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Illinois State 2 Arkansas 4 SEC Network+
25-Feb 8:00 PM ET Arkansas 5 Indiana 2 SEC Network+
26-Feb 7:00 PM ET Stanford PPD Arkansas PPD SEC Network+
27-Feb 7:00 PM ET Stanford 5 Arkansas 0 SEC Network+
2-Mar 4:00 PM ET Omaha 3 Arkansas 15 SEC Network+
4-Mar 4:00 PM ET SE Louisiana 7 Arkansas 3 SEC Network+
5-Mar 3:00 PM ET SE Louisiana 1 Arkansas 11 SEC Network+
6-Mar 2:00 PM ET SE Louisiana PPD Arkansas PPD SEC Network+
10-Mar 4:00 PM ET UIC 4 Arkansas 12 SEC Network+
10-Mar 4:00 PM ET UIC 4 Arkansas 5 SEC Network+
11-Mar 4:00 PM ET UIC Arkansas SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET UIC 1 Arkansas 10 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:30 PM ET UIC 8 Arkansas 10 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:30 PM ET Grambling 1 Arkansas 14 SEC Network+
16-Mar 5:00 PM ET Grambling Arkansas SEC Network+
18-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky Arkansas SEC Network+
19-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky Arkansas SEC Network+
20-Mar 3:00 PM ET Kentucky Arkansas SEC Network+
23-Mar 4:00 PM ET Omaha Arkansas SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Missouri SEC Network+
26-Mar 3:00 PM ET Arkansas Missouri SEC Network
27-Mar 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Missouri SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:30 PM ET Little Rock Arkansas SEC Network+
30-Mar 5:00 PM ET Little Rock Arkansas SEC Network+
1-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Arkansas SEC Network
2-Apr 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St Arkansas SEC Network+
3-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Arkansas SEC Network+
5-Apr TBA C Arkansas Arkansas SEC Network+
7-Apr 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Florida SEC Network
8-Apr 7:30 PM ET Arkansas Florida SEC Network+
9-Apr 3:00 PM ET Arkansas Florida SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:30 PM ET AR-Pine Bluff Arkansas SEC Network+
13-Apr 5:00 PM ET AR-Pine Bluff Arkansas SEC Network+
14-Apr 7:30 PM ET LSU Arkansas SEC Network+
15-Apr 7:00 AM ET LSU Arkansas SEC Network
16-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU Arkansas SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:30 PM ET Arkansas State Arkansas SEC Network+
20-Apr 5:00 PM ET Arkansas State Arkansas SEC Network+
22-Apr 8:30 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network
23-Apr 3:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
24-Apr 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET C Arkansas Arkansas SEC Network+
29-Apr 7:30 PM ET Ole Miss Arkansas SEC Network+
30-Apr 8:00 PM ET Ole Miss Arkansas ESPN2
1-May 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss Arkansas ESPN2
3-May 7:30 PM ET Missouri State Arkansas SEC Network+
6-May 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Auburn SEC Network+
7-May 5:30 PM ET Arkansas Auburn SEC Network
8-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Auburn SEC Network+
13-May 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
14-May 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
15-May 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
19-May TBA Arkansas Alabama SEC Network+
20-May TBA Arkansas Alabama SEC Network+
21-May TBA Arkansas Alabama SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Kentucky-Arkansas Series Prediction

Kentucky gets a tough draw in SEC series No. 1 with a trip to Arkansas. If this game was being played in Lexington I might pick the Wildcats but that’s not the case. Kentucky has some solid bats but I think the Razorbacks have the pitching to win this series.

Arkansas 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win

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