SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Arkansas

Arkansas-Mississippi State baseball series preview

Mississippi State 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

Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
Baum-Walker Stad. (10,737)
Baum-Walker Stad. (10,737)
Robert Moore of Arkansas
Robert Moore of Arkansas

Series Schedule April 1-3

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:00 PM SEC Network Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 7:30 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 3:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Mississippi State 0.274 0.391 212 244 48 1 43 11 143 1 18
Arkansas 0.278 0.390 171 215 47 3 27 11 126 3 17

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Mississippi State 4.82 11.9 0.243 8.30 21 2.90 1.38 22 4.11 11 0.985
Arkansas 3.46 11.2 0.223 7.32 33 2.91 1.24 12 3.86 19 0.986

Statistical Leaders

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Kamren James Mississippi State 0.324 0.448 24 1 0 1 9 15 3
Brad Cumbest Mississippi State 0.324 0.354 24 6 0 6 19 3 2
Hunter Hines Mississippi State 0.303 0.424 23 6 1 6 25 12 0
RJ Yeager Mississippi State 0.286 0.375 16 3 0 4 18 7 1
Logan Tanner Mississippi State 0.274 0.402 20 4 0 2 22 15 0
Luke Hancock Mississippi State 0.269 0.420 21 6 0 1 8 17 1
Kellum Clark Mississippi State 0.254 0.389 15 3 0 6 19 10 0

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Cade Smith Mississippi State 4 1 2.91 6 6 0 34 28 12 11 11 35 0.220
Preston Johnson Mississippi State 2 1 3.41 6 5 0 34 25 14 13 13 50 0.198
Parker Stinnett Mississippi State 3 0 4.67 8 4 0 27 20 15 14 20 46 0.208

Arkansas Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Michael Turner Arkansas 0.369 0.463 24 5 1 4 20 13 0
Chris Lanzilli Arkansas 0.364 0.481 24 4 0 2 14 12 0
Peyton Stovall Arkansas 0.313 0.395 21 3 0 2 10 8 0
Robert Moore Arkansas 0.292 0.439 19 9 0 2 15 13 1
Zack Gregory Arkansas 0.292 0.469 14 5 0 1 5 13 3
Cayden Wallace Arkansas 0.284 0.374 21 3 1 3 20 12 5
Jalen Battles Arkansas 0.254 0.320 17 3 0 3 10 7 0
Brady Slavens Arkansas 0.206 0.286 14 3 0 3 14 7 0

Arkansas Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Connor Noland Arkansas 3 1 3.41 6 6 0 34 34 13 13 9 47 0.262
Hagen Smith Arkansas 4 1 3.45 6 6 0 31 28 12 12 15 37 0.246
Jaxon Wiggins Arkansas 4 0 3.71 6 6 0 34 19 14 14 19 37 0.161

D1Baseball RPI

Mississippi State:

104

Arkansas:

28

Mississippi State Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
24 Slate Alford INF 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Madison AL
48 Brooks Auger RHP 6′-5″ 205 So. Marion LA
26 Gray Bane C 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Olive Branch MS
38 Bryce Chance OF 5′-10″ 180 Fr. Ridgeland MS
16 Cole Cheatham LHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Ardmore AL
11 Kellum Clark INF 6′-4″ 205 So. Brandon MS
14 Matt Corder INF/OF 6′-1″ 180 Jr. Madison MS
33 Brad Cumbest OF 6′-6″ 235 Sr. Hurley MS
3 Jess Davis OF 6′-2″ 200 Gr. Kearney MO
5 Aaron Downs INF/OF 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Pella IA
43 Lane Forsythe INF 5′-11″ 175 So. Humboldt TN
27 Jackson Fristoe RHP 6′-4″ 210 So. Paducah KY
20 Luke Hancock INF/C 5′-11″ 195 Jr. Houston MS
10 Revy Higgins III OF 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Oxford AL
44 Hunter Hines INF/OF 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Madison MS
2 KC Hunt RHP 6′-3″ 200 Jr. Wycoff NJ
6 Kamren James INF 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Southaven MS
35 Preston Johnson RHP 6′-4″ 250 Jr. Crystal Springs MS
9 Pico Kohn LHP 6′-4″ 200 Fr. Verbena AL
31 Tanner Leggett INF 5′-10″ 165 Sr. Raymond MS
8 Drew McGowan OF 6′-1″ 185 Jr. Hopkinsville KY
12 Davis Meche INF 5′-11″ 175 So. Lake Charles LA
28 Tayler Montiel LHP 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Brentwood TN
30 Von Seibert INF/OF 6′-4″ 245 Jr. Daphne AL
17 Stone Simmons RHP 6′-4″ 235 Jr. Houston TX
23 Landon Sims RHP 6′-2″ 227 Jr. Cumming GA
36 Brayland Skinner OF 5′-11″ 185 Sr. Lake Comorant MS
7 Brandon Smith RHP 6′-3″ 220 Sr. Richland MS
15 Cade Smith RHP 6′-1″ 190 So. Southaven MS
32 Parker Stinnett RHP 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Oxford MS
47 Drew Talley RHP 6′-3″ 220 Sr. Huntsville AL
19 Logan Tanner C 6′-0″ 215 Jr. Lucedale MS
39 Mikey Tepper RHP 6′-2″ 200 So. Fort Mill SC
45 Cam Tullar LHP 6′-2″ 215 Sr. Brighton MI
18 Jack Walker RHP 5′-11″ 210 Fr. Lake Charles LA
29 Andrew Walling LHP 6′-2″ 220 Sr. Castle Rock WA
40 Bradley Wilson RHP 6′-3″ 230 Fr. Irwinton GA
4 RJ Yeager INF 6′-3″ 200 Gr. Lynn Haven FL

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

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb TBA Long Beach St 3 Mississippi St 0 SEC Network+
19-Feb Long Beach St 13 Mississippi St 3 SEC Network+
20-Feb Long Beach St 4 Mississippi St 12 SEC Network+
22-Feb AR-Pine Bluff 1 Mississippi St 17 SEC Network+
25-Feb N Kentucky 7 Mississippi St 6 SEC Network+
26-Feb N Kentucky 1 Mississippi St 10 SEC Network+
27-Feb N Kentucky 2 Mississippi St 7 SEC Network+
1-Mar Grambling 1 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
2-Mar TBA Mississippi St 1 Southern Miss 7
4-Mar TBA Mississippi St 19 Tulane 2
5-Mar Mississippi St 10 Tulane 11
6-Mar 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St 4 Tulane 5
8-Mar Texas Tech 5 Mississippi St 11 SEC Network+
9-Mar Texas Tech 7 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
11-Mar Princeton 2 Mississippi St 11 SEC Network+
12-Mar Princeton Mississippi St SEC Network+
13-Mar TBA Princeton 1 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network+
14-Mar TBA Binghamton 5 Mississippi St 13 SEC Network+
18-Mar 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 0 Georgia 11 SEC Network
19-Mar 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St 11 Georgia 12 SEC Network+
20-Mar 12:00 PM ET Mississippi St 20 Georgia 3 SEC Network
23-Mar TBA Southern 5 Mississippi St 14 SEC Network+
25-Mar TBA Alabama 6 Mississippi St 7 SEC Network+
26-Mar TBA Alabama 7 Mississippi St 8 SEC Network+
27-Mar 3:00 PM ET Alabama 6 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network
29-Mar TBA Mississippi St 10 Memphis 4
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 7:00 PM ET UT Martin Mississippi St SEC Network+
8-Apr 8:00 PM ET LSU Mississippi St SEC Network
9-Apr TBA LSU Mississippi St SEC Network+
10-Apr TBA LSU Mississippi St SEC Network+
12-Apr TBA UAB Mississippi St SEC Network+
14-Apr 8:00 PM ET Auburn Mississippi St SEC Network
15-Apr TBA Auburn Mississippi St SEC Network+
16-Apr TBA Auburn Mississippi St SEC Network+
19-Apr TBA Jackson State Mississippi St SEC Network+
21-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss SEC Network
22-Apr 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss SEC Network+
23-Apr 4:30 PM ET Mississippi St Ole Miss ESPN2
26-Apr TBA Ole Miss Mississippi St SEC Network+
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Missouri SEC Network+
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Missouri SEC Network+
1-May 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Missouri SEC Network
6-May 8:00 PM ET Florida Mississippi St SEC Network
7-May 7:30 PM ET Florida Mississippi St ESPNU
8-May 1:00 PM ET Florida Mississippi St SEC Network+
10-May TBA Mississippi St Samford
13-May 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St Texas A&M SEC Network+
14-May 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Texas A&M SEC Network+
15-May 1:00 PM ET Mississippi St Texas A&M SEC Network
17-May TBA North Alabama Mississippi St 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+

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 3 Arkansas 13 SEC Network+
18-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 2 Arkansas 6 SEC Network+
19-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 9 Arkansas 3 SEC Network+
20-Mar 3:00 PM ET Kentucky 1 Arkansas 3 SEC Network+
23-Mar 4:00 PM ET Omaha PPD Arkansas PPD SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:00 PM ET Arkansas 7 Missouri 5 SEC Network+
26-Mar 3:00 PM ET Arkansas 5 Missouri 7 SEC Network
27-Mar 2:00 PM ET Arkansas 6 Missouri 4 SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:30 PM ET Little Rock 8 Arkansas 16 SEC Network+
29-Mar 5:00 PM ET Little Rock 8 Arkansas 16 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

Mississippi State-Arkansas Series Prediction

Mississippi State visits Arkansas. After a long-awaited national title, the Bulldogs seem to be in rebuilding mode. Meanwhile, the Arkansas Razorbacks are their usual stout selves. These two teams are about even in the batting department but the Hogs have a clear edge in pitching. Playing at home the pigs are probably the clear favorite.

Arkansas 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win

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