SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: LSU at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-LSU baseball series preview

LSU travels to Mississippi State 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

Dylon Crews of LSU
Dylon Crews of LSU
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State

Series Schedule April 8-10

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 8:00 PM SEC Network Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 3:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 2:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
LSU 0.300 0.419 248 290 63 5 47 18 140 10 12
Mississippi State 0.263 0.377 223 262 48 2 48 12 150 2 19

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
LSU 3.57 10.2 0.217 7.29 16 2.66 1.24 24 3.86 12 0.956
Mississippi State 5.10 11.5 0.242 8.24 21 2.52 1.42 30 4.58 14 0.984

Statistical Leaders

LSU Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB  
Cade Doughty LSU 0.369 0.455 41 14 0 7 32 17 3 1
Jacob Berry LSU 0.354 0.440 40 6 0 8 28 12 0 0
Dylan Crews LSU 0.342 0.445 38 3 4 7 31 17 2 1
Brayden Jobert LSU 0.320 0.404 31 6 0 10 38 12 1 0
Tre Morgan LSU 0.319 0.421 37 9 1 2 23 11 0 0
Jordan Thompson LSU 0.306 0.421 30 9 0 2 14 17 1 0
Gavin Dugas LSU 0.288 0.475 21 6 0 3 19 13 2 0

LSU Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
MaKhail Hilliard LSU 3 0 4.35 6 6 0 29 28 16 14 5 28 0.243
Blake Money LSU 2 2 4.70 7 7 0 38 33 24 20 13 41 0.229

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB  
Kamren James Mississippi State 0.302 0.414 32 3 0 3 14 19 5 1
Logan Tanner Mississippi State 0.294 0.422 30 7 0 6 29 21 0 1
RJ Yeager Mississippi State 0.287 0.367 25 3 0 7 23 10 1 1
Brad Cumbest Mississippi State 0.286 0.327 30 6 0 7 20 5 2 1
Hunter Hines Mississippi State 0.276 0.406 29 7 1 8 31 19 0 1
Kellum Clark Mississippi State 0.270 0.389 24 5 0 8 27 12 1 1
Luke Hancock Mississippi State 0.252 0.400 28 6 0 4 15 21 2 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 3.00 7 7 0 39 31 14 13 14 41 0.214
Preston Johnson Mississippi State 2 2 4.70 7 6 0 38 32 21 20 18 57 0.218

D1Baseball RPI

LSU:

36

Mississippi State:

74

LSU Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
24 Cade Beloso 1B 6′-0″ 216 RJr. New Orleans LA
14 Jacob Berry INF 6′-0″ 212 So. Queen Creek AZ
5 Drew Bianco OF/INF 6′-0″ 203 R Jr. Oxford MS
0 Jason Bollman RHP 6′-2″ 185 RJr. Peoria IL
46 Alex Brady LHP 5′-9″ 212 Jr. Longview WA
49 Javen Coleman LHP 6′-2″ 173 So. Richmond TX
21 Bryce Collins RHP 6′-0″ 180 RSo. Valencia CA
38 Riley Cooper LHP 6′-2″ 264 So. Fresno CA
16 Collier Cranford INF 6′-0″ 184 RSo. Zachary LA
3 Dylan Crews OF 6′-0″ 203 So. Longwood FL
7 Giovanni DiGiacomo OF 6′-1″ 187 RJr. Naples FL
4 Cade Doughty INF 6′-1″ 195 RSo. Denham Springs LA
55 Braden Doughty C 6′-1″ 193 Gr. Denham Springs LA
10 Brody Drost OF 6′-2″ 205 So. Lake Charles LA
8 Gavin Dugas OF 5′-10″ 204 RJr. Houma LA
45 Samuel Dutton RHP 5′-11″ 185 Fr. Southside AL
43 Garrett Edwards RHP 6′-5″ 195 So. Pitkin LA
9 Ty Floyd RHP 6′-2″ 194 So. Rockmart GA
28 Devin Fontenot RHP 6′-1″ 181 Gr. The Woodlands TX
40 Grant Fontenot RHP 6′-2″ 175 Fr. Lafayette LA
33 Michael Fowler RHP 6′-3″ 185 So. Trussville AL
35 Paul Gervase RHP 6′-10″ 230 RJr. Fuquay-Varina NC
47 Jacob Hasty LHP 6′-2″ 219 RSo. Keller TX
48 Will Hellmers RHP 6′-4″ 203 So. Metairie LA
52 Ma’Khail Hilliard RHP 6′-0″ 150 Sr. Central LA
1 Brennan Holt INF 5′-9″ 160 Fr. Baton Rouge LA
6 Brayden Jobert OF/1B 6′-1″ 215 RSo. Slidell LA
34 Cale Lansville RHP 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Centennial CO
29 Luke Leto INF 6′-2″ 200 Fr. Portage MI
26 Tyler McManus C 6′-0″ 210 Gr. Slidell LA
53 Jack Merrifield INF 6′-2″ 189 RSo. Prairieville LA
20 Alex Milazzo C 5′-10″ 190 RSo. Zachary LA
44 Blake Money RHP 6′-7″ 240 So. Spring Hill TN
18 Tre’ Morgan 1B 6′-1″ 191 So. New Orleans LA
39 Josh Pearson OF 5′-10″ 195 Fr. West Monroe LA
51 Blaise Priester C 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Denham Springs LA
22 Eric Reyzelman RHP 6′-2″ 188 RSo. San Ramon CA
17 Will Safford INF 5′-8″ 163 So. Baton Rouge LA
32 Trey Shaffer LHP 6′-1″ 180 Gr. Biloxi MS
37 Connor Simon INF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Mandeville LA
41 Josh Stevenson OF 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Youngsville LA
50 Grant Taylor RHP 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Florence AL
13 Jordan Thompson INF 6′-1″ 176 So. Chula Vista CA
25 Hayden Travinski C 6′-3″ 218 RSo. Shreveport LA
30 Trent Vietmeier RHP 6′-3″ 207 Gr. Pittsburgh PA
27 Jacob Wyeth C 6′-2″ 220 Sr. Lake Travis TX

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

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 7:30 PM ET Maine 1 LSU 13 SEC Network+
19-Feb 2:30 PM ET Maine 8 LSU 17 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Maine 6 LSU 21 SEC Network+
23-Feb LSU 6 Louisiana Tech 11
25-Feb 7:30 PM ET Towson 0 LSU 6 SEC Network+
26-Feb 2:30 PM ET Southern 2 LSU 9 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:00 PM ET Towson 1 LSU 11 SEC Network+
27-Feb 6:00 PM ET Southern 0 LSU 16 SEC Network+
2-Mar 7:30 PM ET New Orleans 3 LSU 11 SEC Network+
4-Mar 4:00 PM ET Oklahoma 4 LSU 5 SEC Network+
5-Mar 8:00 PM ET LSU 1 Texas 6
6-Mar 8:00 PM ET Baylor 9 LSU 6 SEC Network+
8-Mar 7:30 PM ET McNeese PPD LSU PPD SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:30 PM ET Bethune-Cookman 7 LSU 8 SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET Bethune-Cookman 1 LSU 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 2:00 PM ET Bethune-Cookman 0 LSU 15 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:30 PM ET Tulane 5 LSU 7 SEC Network+
18-Mar 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 6 LSU 4 SEC Network+
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 11 LSU 7 SEC Network+
20-Mar 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 6 LSU 7 SEC Network
23-Mar 7:30 PM ET Louisiana Tech 7 LSU 6 SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:00 PM ET LSU 2 Florida 7 SEC Network
26-Mar TBA LSU 16 Florida 4 SEC Network+
27-Mar TBA LSU 11 Florida 2 SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:30 PM ET UL Monroe 4 LSU 15 SEC Network+
31-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 6 LSU 5 SEC Network
1-Apr 7:30 PM ET Auburn 2 LSU 9 SEC Network+
2-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn 6 LSU 4 SEC Network+
5-Apr 7:30 PM ET Grambling 3 LSU 16 SEC Network+
8-Apr 8:00 PM ET LSU Mississippi St SEC Network
9-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU Mississippi St SEC Network+
10-Apr 2:00 PM ET LSU Mississippi St SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:30 PM ET Lamar LSU 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 Louisiana LSU SEC Network+
21-Apr 8:00 PM ET Missouri LSU ESPNU
22-Apr 7:30 PM ET Missouri LSU SEC Network+
23-Apr 2:00 PM ET Missouri LSU SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:30 PM ET LSU New Orleans ESPN+
29-Apr 7:30 PM ET Georgia LSU SEC Network+
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Georgia LSU SEC Network+
1-May 2:00 PM ET Georgia LSU SEC Network+
3-May 7:30 PM ET Nicholls LSU SEC Network+
6-May TBA LSU Alabama SEC Network+
7-May 8:30 PM ET LSU Alabama SEC Network
8-May TBA LSU Alabama SEC Network+
10-May 7:30 PM ET SE Louisiana LSU SEC Network+
13-May 8:30 PM ET Ole Miss LSU ESPN2
14-May 3:00 PM ET Ole Miss LSU SEC Network
15-May 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss LSU SEC Network+
17-May 7:30 PM ET N’Western St LSU SEC Network+
19-May 7:00 PM ET LSU Vanderbilt SEC Network+
20-May 7:00 PM ET LSU Vanderbilt SEC Network+
21-May 3:00 PM ET LSU Vanderbilt SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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 1 Arkansas 8 SEC Network
2-Apr 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St 5 Arkansas 12 SEC Network+
3-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 5 Arkansas 3 SEC Network+
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET UT Martin 2 Mississippi St 13 SEC Network+
8-Apr 8:00 PM ET LSU Mississippi St SEC Network
9-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU Mississippi St SEC Network+
10-Apr 2:00 PM ET LSU Mississippi St SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET UAB Mississippi St SEC Network+
14-Apr 8:00 PM ET Auburn Mississippi St SEC Network
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn Mississippi St SEC Network+
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn Mississippi St SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET 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 7:00 PM ET 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+

LSU-Mississippi State Series Prediction

This is a battle of two teams that have both experienced greatness, but neither is doing well this season. The Tigers and Bulldogs each have a pair of series losses in three weekends of conference play. At least both have avoided being swept.

LSU 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win

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