SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Auburn at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-Auburn baseball series preview

Auburn travels to Mississippi State 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

Sonny DiChiara of Aubur
Sonny DiChiara of Auburn
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State

Series Schedule April 14-16

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 8:00 PM SEC Network 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
Auburn 0.298 0.402 249 332 68 5 34 20 162 9 24
Mississippi State 0.270 0.375 244 305 52 2 58 14 159 3 27

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Auburn 4.30 10.1 0.252 8.57 31 2.41 1.42 29 4.21 26 0.979
Mississippi State 5.25 11.3 0.244 8.30 27 2.50 1.43 38 4.54 18 0.983

Statistical Leaders

Auburn Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Sonny DiChiara Auburn 0.452 0.595 42 13 0 11 32 30 0
Blake Rambusch Auburn 0.381 0.446 51 8 1 2 23 12 9
Kason Howell Auburn 0.315 0.396 40 12 1 2 24 13 6
Brody Moore Auburn 0.288 0.381 34 5 0 2 15 17 2
Cole Foster Auburn 0.267 0.394 24 3 0 4 22 15 0
Ryan Dyal Auburn 0.244 0.390 20 4 0 4 26 14 0

Auburn Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Joseph Gonzalez Auburn 4 0 1.95 7 6 0 32 32 8 7 7 24 0.267
Trace Bright Auburn 2 3 3.83 8 8 0 40 33 21 17 19 43 0.223

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
RJ Yeager Mississippi State 0.317 0.395 32 5 0 9 25 10 2
Kamren James Mississippi State 0.308 0.409 37 3 0 4 16 20 9
Brad Cumbest Mississippi State 0.297 0.339 35 7 0 8 21 6 2
Logan Tanner Mississippi State 0.297 0.407 35 7 0 6 30 21 0
Luke Hancock Mississippi State 0.282 0.423 35 6 0 6 21 24 2
Kellum Clark Mississippi State 0.260 0.371 27 6 0 9 28 13 1
Hunter Hines Mississippi State 0.254 0.376 30 7 1 9 32 19 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 2 3.89 8 8 0 44 36 20 19 19 42 0.220
Preston Johnson Mississippi State 2 2 4.26 8 7 0 44 34 22 21 22 67 0.207

D1Baseball RPI

Auburn:

30

Mississippi State:

90

Auburn Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
46 Chase Allsup RHP 6′-1″ 220 Fr. Dothan AL
41 John Armstrong RHP 5′-11″ 200 Fr. Marietta GA
52 Jordan Armstrong RHP 6′-2″ 184 Sr. McDonough GA
18 Mason Barnett RHP 6′-0″ 218 Jr. Cartersville GA
31 Mike Bello OF 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Oak Ridge NJ
34 Ben Bosse RHP 6′-1″ 194 Fr. Brenham TX
21 Trace Bright RHP 6′-4″ 199 Jr. Montgomery AL
3 Brayton Brown OF 5′-9″ 180 Jr. Selma AL
51 Luke Burk IF 6′-0″ 219 Jr. Galena MO
40 Blake Burkhalter RHP 6′-0″ 204 Jr. Dothan AL
19 Brooks Carlson IF 5′-11″ 192 Gr. Mobile AL
23 Parker Carlson RHP 6′-1″ 170 Fr. Mobile AL
54 Konner Copeland LHP 6′-2″ 178 So. Satsuma AL
17 Sonny DiChiara IF 6′-1″ 263 Sr. Hoover AL
57 Tyler Drabick RHP 6′-2″ 193 Gr. North Canton OH
6 Ryan Dyal C 5′-10″ 197 R-So. Senoia GA
11 Garrett Farquhar IF 5′-11″ 187 5th Hoover AL
7 Cole Foster IF 6′-1″ 190 So. Plano TX
14 Brooks Fuller LHP 6′-3″ 210 Sr. Auburn AL
45 Joseph Gonzalez RHP 6′-4″ 230 So. Humacao P.R.
9 Cade Granzow RHP 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Franklin TN
2 Josh Hall OF 5′-9″ 192 R-Jr. Homewood AL
38 Wesley Helms IF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Birmingham AL
16 Cam Hill IF/LHP 6′-5″ 215 So. Madison AL
10 Trevor Horne RHP 6′-3″ 196 Fr. Phenix City AL
5 Kason Howell OF 6′-0″ 180 Sr. Argyle TX
43 Chase Isbell RHP 6′-2″ 198 Jr. Riverside AL
37 Mason Land IF 5′-10″ 173 Jr. Cantonment FL
28 Nate LaRue C/RHP 6′-3″ 217 Jr. Mobile AL
4 Brody Moore IF 5′-11″ 183 Sr. Oneonta AL
33 Will Morrison RHP 6′-1″ 202 R-Jr. Cullman AL
72 Brody Moss IF 5′-11″ 173 Fr. Helena AL
20 Hayden Mullins LHP 6′-0″ 194 Jr. Gallatin TN
44 Grant Newton RHP 6′-4″ 236 Jr. Orange County CA
27 Bobby Peirce OF 6′-2″ 181 R-Jr. Scottsdale AZ
1 Blake Rambusch IF 5′-9″ 175 R-Jr. Austin TX
13 Ben Schorr C 6′-0″ 185 R-Fr. Columbus GA
47 Tommy Sheehan LHP 6′-0″ 209 Gr. Brielle NJ
55 Seaver Sheets IF/RHP 5′-9″ 255 Fr. Monroe LA
29 Carson Skipper LHP 6′-2″ 211 Sr. Trussville AL
32 Carson Swilling RHP 5′-11″ 196 So. Smiths Station AL
24 Peyton Sybrandt C 6′-3″ 224 R-Fr. Baton Rouge LA
22 Garrett Wade LHP 6′-3″ 199 R-Jr. Hartselle AL
8 Bryson Ware OF 6′-2″ 193 Jr. MadIson MS
50 Jake Wyandt C 5′-11″ 195 Gr. Laurel Md.

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

Auburn Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 12:00 PM ET Auburn 0 Oklahoma 3 SEC Network+
19-Feb 4:00 PM ET Texas Tech 1 Auburn 2 SEC Network+
20-Feb 11:30 AM ET Auburn 12 Kansas State 1 SEC Network+
23-Feb 7:00 PM ET Troy 1 Auburn 13 SEC Network+
25-Feb 7:00 PM ET Yale 0 Auburn 9 SEC Network+
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Yale 5 Auburn 4 SEC Network+
27-Feb 2:00 PM ET Yale PPD Auburn PPD SEC Network+
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET Alabama State 7 Auburn 13 SEC Network+
2-Mar 7:00 PM ET UAB 1 Auburn 16 SEC Network+
4-Mar 7:00 PM ET Rhode Island 2 Auburn 7 SEC Network+
5-Mar 3:00 PM ET Rhode Island 0 Auburn 16 SEC Network+
6-Mar 2:00 PM ET Rhode Island 1 Auburn 14 SEC Network+
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech Auburn SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:00 PM ET MTSU 10 Auburn 8 SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET MTSU PPD Auburn PPD SEC Network+
13-Mar 2:00 PM ET MTSU 7 Auburn 10 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Kennesaw State PPD Auburn PPD SEC Network+
17-Mar 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 13 Auburn 6 SEC Network
18-Mar 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 5 Auburn 19 SEC Network+
19-Mar 3:00 PM ET Ole Miss 15 Auburn 2 SEC Network+
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET South Alabama 3 Auburn 13 SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:30 PM ET Auburn 6 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
26-Mar 3:00 PM ET Auburn 4 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
27-Mar 2:00 PM ET Auburn 13 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET J’Ville St 5 Auburn 2 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 7:00 PM ET Auburn 6 UAB 4
8-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 1 Auburn 5 SEC Network+
9-Apr 5:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 19 Auburn 4 SEC Network+
10-Apr 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 2 Auburn 8 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Samford Auburn 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 Alabama State Auburn SEC Network+
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+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn J’Ville St ESPN+
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+
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+
10-May 7:00 PM ET Auburn Troy
13-May 8:30 PM ET Alabama Auburn SEC Network
14-May TBA Alabama Auburn SEC Network+
15-May 4:00 PM ET Alabama Auburn SEC Network
17-May 7:00 PM ET Auburn Samford
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

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 5 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network
9-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU 4 Mississippi St 3 SEC Network+
10-Apr 2:00 PM ET LSU 13 Mississippi St 3 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+

Auburn-Mississippi State Series Prediction

Auburn’s looking very solid so far this season. Do they have what it takes to make it back to Omaha? That remains to be seen. Riding Sonny DiChiara’s bat, the Tigers have a chance to get a series win over the 2021 National Champions this weekend and the national runner-ups, in back-to-back weekends. Mississippi State is surprisingly down this season. They could go from being the best team in the country to being the worst team in the SEC in 2022. I don’t think the Bulldogs will fall that far though.

Auburn 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win

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