SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Missouri

Missouri-Kentucky baseball series preview

Kentucky travels to Missouri for a 3-game, Thursday-Saturday 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
Taylor Stadium (3,031)
Josh Day of Missouri
Josh Day of Missouri

Series Schedule April 14-16

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 8:00 PM ESPNU Tickets
Game 2 Friday 7:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 2:00 PM SEC Network Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Kentucky 0.289 0.387 233 323 65 8 32 14 142 13 42
Missouri 0.291 0.392 215 288 50 2 30 19 130 6 41

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Kentucky 5.17 11.1 0.269 9.61 32 2.59 1.54 29 4.28 20 0.973
Missouri 5.09 9.1 0.243 8.38 23 1.98 1.44 40 4.61 24 0.973

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Chase Estep Kentucky 0.349 0.458 44 10 1 9 29 22 11
Hunter Jump Kentucky 0.320 0.403 40 4 0 2 18 15 4
Daniel Harris IV Kentucky 0.317 0.425 32 4 2 1 15 11 5
Jacob Plastiak Kentucky 0.271 0.386 35 7 1 9 33 17 2
Ryan Ritter Kentucky 0.268 0.327 37 5 2 4 22 7 8
Alonzo Rubalcaba Kentucky 0.263 0.351 26 5 1 3 26 14 1
John Thrasher Kentucky 0.258 0.387 25 7 1 0 11 16 6
Adam Fogel Kentucky 0.248 0.316 30 9 0 1 16 10 1

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA

Missouri Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Torin Montgomery Missouri 0.357 0.460 35 8 0 2 24 13 3
Joshua Day Missouri 0.345 0.449 39 8 0 6 20 12 4
Ty Wilmsmeyer Missouri 0.314 0.351 33 2 0 1 11 5 5
Ross Lovich Missouri 0.267 0.373 23 3 0 2 14 11 9
Luke Mann Missouri 0.248 0.397 25 3 0 8 22 20 4
Tre Morris Missouri 0.244 0.298 21 5 0 1 14 6 2
Carlos Pena Missouri 0.211 0.294 19 3 1 2 19 11 3

Missouri Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Nathan Landry Missouri 3 2 3.34 11 4 1 32 25 15 12 5 41 0.207
Spencer Miles Missouri 2 2 5.14 7 7 0 35 38 21 20 12 33 0.279

D1Baseball RPI

Kentucky:

74

Missouri:

25

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

Missouri Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
19 Trevor Austin INF 5′-10″ 188 So. Jefferson City MO
10 Jackson Beaman INF 6′-1″ 205 So. Lincoln MO
28 Garrison Bennett C 5′-8″ 162 Jr. Green Oaks IL
44 Kyle Brown RHP 5′-10″ 180 So. Columbia MO
57 Sam Bryan RHP 6′-0″ 175 Fr. St. Louis MO
52 Cam Careswell INF 6′-2″ 220 Fr. Lee’s Summit MO
55 Austin Cheeley RHP 6′-8″ 250 Sr. St. Louis MO
2 Mike Coletta C 5′-11″ 200 Sr. Flushing N.Y.
12 Justin Colon INF 6′-3″ 170 Fr. Carolina PR
5 Joshua Day INF 6′-2″ 200 Sr. Natchez MS
4 Nander De Sedas INF 6′-2″ 200 Jr. Panama City FL
14 Isaiah Frost OF 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Lee’s Summit MO
32 Drew Garrett RHP 6′-6″ 205 Sr. Columbia MO
41 Zach Hise RHP 6′-5″ 210 So. Joliet IL
20 Jacob Kush RHP 5′-10″ 175 Sr. Guelph ON
35 Nathan Landry LHP 6′-2″ 200 Jr. Quebec QC
42 Fox Leum INF 6′-2″ 230 Gr. Excelsior Minn.
23 Ian Lohse LHP 6′-0″ 182 So. St. Louis MO
7 Ross Lovich OF 6′-0″ 170 So. Overland Park KS
51 Brenner Maloney LHP 6′-2″ 215 R-So. Liberty MO
24 Hector Mangual INF 6′-4″ 180 Fr. Rio Grande PR
11 Luke Mann INF/RHP 6′-2″ 200 R-Jr. St. Louis MO
43 Austin Marozas RHP 6′-8″ 230 Jr. Plainfield IL
18 Shea McGahan C 6′-0″ 185 Fr. St. Louis MO
8 Spencer Miles RHP 6′-3″ 180 Jr. Columbia MO
26 Torin Montgomery INF 6′-3″ 230 Jr. Kirkland WA
3 Tre Morris C 5′-10″ 190 Sr. Columbia MO
49 Tony Neubeck LHP 6′-2″ 215 Fr. Hugo MN
17 Ben Pedersen RHP 6′-6″ 227 Jr. Duluth MN
27 Carlos Peña OF 6′-2″ 215 Fr. Bayside N.Y.
37 Holden Phelps RHP 6′-5″ 217 So. Crystal Lake IL
47 Kyle Potthoff RHP 6′-5″ 190 R-So. Chesterfield MO
13 Garrett Rice INF 6′-2″ 240 So. Willard MO
48 Trae Robertson LHP 6′-5″ 190 Sr. Columbia MO
30 Carter Rustad RHP 6′-4″ 180 So. Kansas City MO
56 Ray Schroeder RHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Columbia MO
1 Juju Stevens OF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Woodbridge CT
6 Dexter Swims INF 5′-10″ 180 Jr. St. Louis MO
40 Austin Troesser RHP 6′-3″ 160 So. Loose Creek MO
45 Chris Wall LHP 6′-5″ 230 Gr. Wentzville MO
39 Shane Wilhelm RHP 5′-10″ 190 Jr. Columbia IL
9 Ty Wilmsmeyer RHP/INF 6′-1″ 185 Jr. Springfield MO
36 Parker Wright RHP 6′-3″ 208 So. Columbia MO

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 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+
22-Mar 6:30 PM ET Morehead State 5 Kentucky 7 SEC Network+
25-Mar TBA Georgia 4 Kentucky 2 SEC Network+
26-Mar TBA Georgia 8 Kentucky 10 SEC Network+
27-Mar 12:00 PM ET Georgia 5 Kentucky 18 SEC Network
29-Mar 6:30 PM ET E Kentucky 6 Kentucky 3 SEC Network+
1-Apr TBA Ole Miss 2 Kentucky 1 SEC Network+
2-Apr TBA Ole Miss 2 Kentucky 9 SEC Network+
3-Apr 1:00 PM ET Ole Miss 10 Kentucky 1 SEC Network+
5-Apr 6:30 PM ET Louisville PPD Kentucky PPD SEC Network+
7-Apr 8:00 PM ET Kentucky 2 Texas A&M 3 ESPNU
8-Apr 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 7 Texas A&M 3 SEC Network+
9-Apr 2:00 PM ET Kentucky 3 Texas A&M 17 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 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
23-Apr 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network
24-Apr 1:00 PM ET 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

Missouri Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 7:00 PM ET Missouri 12 Nicholls 1
19-Feb 4:00 PM ET Missouri 14 Nicholls 2 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Missouri 8 Nicholls 9
21-Feb 2:00 PM ET Missouri 7 Nicholls 4
23-Feb 7:00 PM ET Missouri 19 Southern 8
25-Feb 7:00 PM ET Missouri 4 UL Monroe 3
26-Feb 5:00 PM ET Missouri PPD UL Monroe PPD
27-Feb 2:00 PM ET Missouri 4 UL Monroe 2
4-Mar TBA Tarleton 5 Missouri 6 SEC Network+
5-Mar 3:00 PM ET Tarleton 1 Missouri 9 SEC Network+
6-Mar 2:00 PM ET Tarleton 6 Missouri 11 SEC Network+
9-Mar Gonzaga 10 Missouri 5 SEC Network+
11-Mar Gonzaga Missouri SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET San Francisco 1 Missouri 4 SEC Network+
13-Mar 11:00 AM ET Arizona State 4 Missouri 6 SEC Network
15-Mar TBA Saint Louis 4 Missouri 18 SEC Network+
18-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 2 Vanderbilt 15 SEC Network+
19-Mar 3:00 PM ET Missouri 0 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network+
20-Mar 2:00 PM ET Missouri 4 Vanderbilt 7 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 TBA Illinois 7 Missouri 11 SEC Network+
30-Mar 7:00 PM ET SIUE 2 Missouri 12 SEC Network+
1-Apr 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 4 Missouri 1 SEC Network+
2-Apr 3:00 PM ET South Carolina 7 Missouri 8 SEC Network+
3-Apr 2:00 PM ET South Carolina 3 Missouri 10 SEC Network+
6-Apr 8:00 PM ET Kansas 6 Missouri 14 SEC Network
8-Apr 6:30 PM ET Missouri 3 Tennessee 8 SEC Network+
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri 4 Tennessee 11 SEC Network
10-Apr 1:00 PM ET Missouri 3 Tennessee 4 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET W Illinois Missouri 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 7:00 PM ET Missouri State Missouri 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 Missouri Missouri State ESPN+
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
3-May 7:00 PM ET SE Missouri St Missouri SEC Network+
6-May 7:30 PM ET Missouri Ole Miss SEC Network+
7-May 5:00 PM ET Missouri Ole Miss SEC Network+
8-May 2:30 PM ET Missouri Ole Miss SEC Network+
13-May 6:30 PM ET Florida Missouri SEC Network+
14-May 6:30 PM ET Florida Missouri SEC Network+
15-May 1:00 PM ET Florida Missouri SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET Missouri Kansas
19-May 6:30 PM ET Missouri Georgia SEC Network+
20-May 6:30 PM ET Missouri Georgia SEC Network+
21-May 2:00 PM ET Missouri Georgia SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Kentucky-Missouri Series Prediction

These two are about even in pitching and hitting. Each has one SEC series win, Kentucky took down South Carolina and Mizzou topped a solid Georgia team 2 games to 1. Both these teams desperately need a series win to avoid sitting at home during the upcoming SEC Baseball Tournament. I believe Missouri will win this one but Kentucky could very well march away with a series victory.

Missouri 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win

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