SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Arkansas at Texas A&M

Texas A&M-Arkansas baseball series preview

Arkansas travels to Texas A&M 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

Robert Moore of Arkansas
Robert Moore of Arkansas
Blue Bell Park (6,100)
Blue Bell Park (6,100)
Micah Dallas of Texas A&M
Micah Dallas of Texas A&M

Series Schedule April 22-24

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 8:30 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
Arkansas 0.293 0.397 267 367 75 6 37 21 179 10 28
Texas A&M 0.286 0.391 245 347 73 8 37 21 183 2 44

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Arkansas 4.35 10.3 0.252 8.55 35 2.38 1.43 35 4.32 28 0.979
Texas A&M 4.38 9.3 0.254 9.06 36 2.94 1.36 16 3.14 14 0.973

Statistical Leaders

Arkansas Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Michael Turner Arkansas 0.344 0.419 43 10 1 5 32 17 0
Cayden Wallace Arkansas 0.321 0.418 45 10 1 5 34 23 10
Chris Lanzilli Arkansas 0.317 0.436 39 5 0 5 19 21 3
Jalen Battles Arkansas 0.297 0.361 38 6 1 6 23 13 1
Zack Gregory Arkansas 0.291 0.477 23 6 0 5 14 21 3
Brady Slavens Arkansas 0.270 0.336 31 7 3 7 35 13 0
Peyton Stovall Arkansas 0.258 0.355 31 4 0 3 13 13 1
Braydon Webb Arkansas 0.255 0.412 24 1 0 9 23 22 7
Robert Moore Arkansas 0.238 0.400 29 11 2 3 26 26 3

Arkansas Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Connor Noland Arkansas 5 1 2.82 9 9 0 54 43 17 17 11 67 0.217
Hagen Smith Arkansas 6 2 3.88 9 9 0 48 40 22 21 21 52 0.229
Jaxon Wiggins Arkansas 5 0 4.66 9 9 0 48 41 25 25 25 56 0.227

Texas A&M Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Jack Moss Texas A&M 0.373 0.436 53 10 1 4 29 17 6
Dylan Rock Texas A&M 0.347 0.461 43 9 1 10 34 20 10
Austin Bost Texas A&M 0.341 0.425 43 6 2 2 15 13 1
Brett Minnich Texas A&M 0.308 0.422 41 7 0 4 29 25 5
Troy Claunch Texas A&M 0.306 0.378 41 11 0 2 27 13 2
Kole Kaler Texas A&M 0.257 0.400 36 5 2 0 17 33 7
Ryan Targac Texas A&M 0.257 0.380 29 4 2 8 30 20 5
Logan Britt Texas A&M 0.202 0.264 23 7 0 6 19 10 3

Texas A&M Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Nathan Dettmer Texas A&M 3 2 3.54 9 9 0 48 50 23 19 9 45 0.258
Micah Dallas Texas A&M 4 1 4.61 10 9 0 52 56 28 27 11 61 0.265

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Arkansas:

6

Texas A&M:

34

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

Texas A&M Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
45 Robert Antonetti C 5′-10″ 195 R-Fr. Colleyville TX
2 Rody Barker OF/C 5′-10″ 190 Gr. Kerrville TX
25 Brandon Bishop OF 5′-10″ 160 Fr. College Station TX
11 Austin Bost OF 6′-0″ 205 Jr. Groves TX
3 Logan Britt OF 6′-5″ 215 So. Fort Worth TX
57 Jonathan Childress LHP 6′-4″ 210 R-So. Forney TX
17 Troy Claunch C 6′-0″ 210 Gr. Vacaville CA
10 Chris Cortez RHP 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Las Vegas NV
30 Khristian Curtis RHP 6′-4″ 210 R-Fr. Groves TX
34 Micah Dallas RHP 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Aubrey TX
35 Nathan Dettmer RHP 6′-4″ 215 So. San Antonio TX
47 Trey Dillard RHP 6′-0″ 200 Gr. Phoenix AZ
46 Landon Ellington RHP 6′-0″ 165 Fr. Weatherford TX
41 Jack Hamilton RHP 6′-0″ 200 Fr. College Station TX
4 Kalae Harrison INF 5′-11″ 180 So. Kailua HI
5 Rawley Hector RHP 6′-2″ 200 Fr. Van Alstyne TX
19 Ty Hodge INF 6′-1″ 200 Fr. College Station TX
13 Robert Hogan RHP 6′-0″ 200 Fr. Mounds View MN
15 Will Johnston LHP 6′-3″ 215 So. Roanoke TX
1 Kole Kaler INF 5′-10″ 175 Gr. Queen Creek AZ
20 Xavier Lovett RHP 5′-11″ 190 R-So. Houston TX
53 Alex Magers RHP 6′-4″ 215 So. D’Hanis TX
6 Joseph Menefee LHP 6′-2″ 220 Jr. Richmond TX
23 Brett Minnich OF 6′-5″ 210 Jr. Colleyville TX
9 Jack Moss INF 6′-5″ 205 So. Englewood CO
33 Jacob Palisch LHP 6′-4″ 215 Gr. Richardson TX
18 Ryan Prager LHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Dallas TX
44 Will Rizzo RHP 6′-0″ 205 Fr. The Woodlands TX
27 Dylan Rock OF 6′-1″ 210 Gr. Sugar Land TX
32 Brad Rudis RHP 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Madisonville TX
50 Chanden Scamardo C 6′-1″ 225 Fr. College Station TX
37 Ty Sexton RHP 6′-6″ 185 Fr. Montgomery TX
14 Taylor Smith C 6′-1″ 220 Jr. Georgetown TX
0 Austin Stracener INF 6′-0″ 165 Fr. New Braunfels TX
16 Ryan Targac INF 6′-0″ 205 So. Hallettsville TX
31 Jordan Thompson OF 6′-0″ 175 Jr. Boerne TX
36 Wyatt Tucker RHP 6′-2″ 215 So. Douglass TX
28 Trevor Werner INF/RHP 6′-3″ 220 So. Houston TX
49 Walker Zander RHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Houston TX

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 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 TBA C Arkansas 9 Arkansas 21 SEC Network+
7-Apr 7:00 PM ET Arkansas 8 Florida 1 SEC Network
8-Apr 7:30 PM ET Arkansas 2 Florida 7 SEC Network+
9-Apr 3:00 PM ET Arkansas 7 Florida 9 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:30 PM ET AR-Pine Bluff 0 Arkansas 6 SEC Network+
13-Apr 5:00 PM ET AR-Pine Bluff 0 Arkansas 15 SEC Network+
14-Apr 7:30 PM ET LSU 4 Arkansas 5 SEC Network+
15-Apr 7:00 AM ET LSU 0 Arkansas 4 SEC Network
16-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU 2 Arkansas 6 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

Texas A&M Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 7:30 PM ET Fordham 1 Texas A&M 13 SEC Network+
19-Feb 3:00 PM ET Fordham 3 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Fordham 4 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
22-Feb 7:30 PM ET Lamar 3 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network+
25-Feb 7:30 PM ET Pennsylvania 2 Texas A&M 1 SEC Network+
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Pennsylvania PPD Texas A&M PPD SEC Network+
27-Feb 2:00 PM ET Pennsylvania 8 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
1-Mar 7:30 PM ET Houston Baptist 2 Texas A&M 3 SEC Network+
4-Mar 8:00 PM ET Texas A&M 6 Washington St 11 SEC Network+
5-Mar 7:00 PM ET Iowa 3 Texas A&M 7 SEC Network+
6-Mar 7:00 PM ET Wichita State 6 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
9-Mar 7:30 PM ET Tarleton 1 Texas A&M 4 SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:30 PM ET Santa Clara PPD Texas A&M PPD SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET Santa Clara 16 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 2:00 PM ET Santa Clara 2 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:30 PM ET Houston 8 Texas A&M 2 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
22-Mar 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 15 Rice 8
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 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 12 Texas 9 Longhorn Network
1-Apr TBA Texas A&M 3 Alabama 2 SEC Network+
2-Apr 5:00 PM ET Texas A&M 9 Alabama 10 SEC Network
3-Apr 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 4 Alabama 8 SEC Network+
5-Apr 7:30 PM ET Texas State 4 Texas A&M 8 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 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 5 Texas A&M-CC 3 FloBaseball
14-Apr 6:00 PM ET Texas A&M 8 Georgia 1 SEC Network+
15-Apr 6:00 PM ET Texas A&M 3 Georgia 4 SEC Network+
16-Apr 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 23 Georgia 9 SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Dallas Baptist Texas A&M 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 7:30 PM ET Sam Houston Texas A&M SEC Network+
28-Apr 8:00 PM ET Texas A&M Vanderbilt ESPNU
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M Vanderbilt SEC Network+
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M Vanderbilt SEC Network+
3-May 7:30 PM ET UT Arlington Texas A&M SEC Network+
6-May 7:30 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
7-May 3:00 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
8-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
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 7:30 PM ET Incarnate Word Texas A&M SEC Network+
19-May 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network+
20-May 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network+
21-May 2:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Arkansas-Texas A&M Series Prediction

These former Southwest Conference rivals clash again for the ninth series since Texas A&M joined the SEC in 2013. The Razorbacks lead the latest renewal 6-2 in that span, having won two of three series in Bryan-College Station. Arkansas owns one sweep in 2018 in Fayetteville. The Aggies won the last series at home in 2019.

Arkansas has been victorious in 14 of its last 15 SEC series and six of its last seven conference road series. The hogs are coming off a sweep of LSU, their second sweep of the season (Kentucky). For the fourth time in the last five seasons, Arkansas has posted 10+ wins at the midway point of the conference slate. They have won 18 or more league games each of the last four seasons.

Texas A&M is above .500 in SEC play at the midway point for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. The Aggies are 5-4 in the last nine conference games after starting 3-3. They have won their last two SEC series and have two conference road series wins to boot (LSU & Georgia). Texas A&M has scored 19 runs or more in each of their five SEC series. (Source: SEC)

While Texas A&M looks improved, Arkansas appears to be the obvious second-best team in the league, after Tennessee. The hogs have been bullying opponents so far this season. A&M might win one in Blue Bell Park but they probably won’t win the series.

Arkansas 2 wins, Texas A&M 1 win

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