SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Auburn

Auburn-South Carolina SEC Baseball series preview

South Carolina travels to Auburn 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

Andrew Eyster of South Carolina
Andrew Eyster of South Carolina
Plainsman Park (4,096)
Plainsman Park (4,096)
Sonny DiChiara of Aubur
Sonny DiChiara of Auburn

Series Schedule April 22-24

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:00 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
South Carolina 0.262 0.365 209 298 45 3 34 14 158 13 40
Auburn 0.293 0.397 267 367 75 6 37 21 179 10 28

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
South Carolina 5.38 9.9 0.263 9.28 32 2.26 1.52 45 4.37 19 0.978
Auburn 4.35 10.3 0.252 8.55 35 2.38 1.43 35 4.32 28 0.979

Statistical Leaders

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Brandt Belk South Carolina 0.361 0.441 44 9 0 5 27 17 10
Andrew Eyster South Carolina 0.325 0.408 40 7 0 5 34 13 0
Braylen Wimmer South Carolina 0.306 0.342 44 7 0 4 25 6 8
Michael Braswell South Carolina 0.276 0.372 35 4 1 1 18 20 3
Josiah Sightler South Carolina 0.263 0.369 25 6 0 7 13 10 2
Kevin Madden South Carolina 0.256 0.333 31 1 1 4 18 10 4
Colin Burgess South Carolina 0.213 0.391 19 5 0 3 15 19 0

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Will Sanders South Carolina 5 1 3.52 9 9 0 56 53 24 22 17 60 0.244
Noah Hall South Carolina 2 4 4.91 10 7 0 47 51 27 26 18 48 0.268
Aidan Hunter South Carolina 5 4 6.50 14 3 0 36 45 28 26 9 29 0.300

Auburn Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Sonny DiChiara Auburn 0.419 0.580 44 13 0 11 33 37 0
Blake Rambusch Auburn 0.373 0.446 56 9 1 2 25 13 10
Kason Howell Auburn 0.329 0.402 48 13 2 2 26 14 7
Brody Moore Auburn 0.291 0.382 39 6 0 2 18 19 3
Cole Foster Auburn 0.264 0.373 28 4 0 5 25 15 0

Auburn Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Joseph Gonzalez Auburn 5 0 2.01 8 7 0 40 39 10 9 7 30 0.258
Trace Bright Auburn 2 4 4.17 9 9 0 45 40 25 21 21 51 0.234

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

South Carolina:

58

Auburn:

26

South Carolina Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
36 Cade Austin RHP 6′-3″ 230 R-Fr. Chapin SC
29 Matthew Becker LHP 6′-3″ 200 Fr. Chapin SC
13 Brandt Belk OF 6′-5″ 180 Grad. Houston TX
18 Julian Bosnic LHP 6′-3″ 218 R-Jr. Lutz FL
7 Michael Braswell INF/RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Mabelton GA
10 Colin Burgess C 5′-8″ 195 Jr. Lexington KY
21 Connor Cino OF 6′-1″ 206 So. Mt. Pleasant SC
44 Parker Coyne RHP 6′-2″ 210 5th Suwanee GA
31 David Cromer OF 6′-2″ 225 R-Fr. Lexington SC
26 Thad Ector OF 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Tyrone GA
24 Michael Esposito LHP 5′-10″ 190 Jr. Port Washington NY
11 Andrew Eyster OF 6′-3″ 220 5th Ocala FL
16 John Gilreath LHP 6′-0″ 179 5th Rock Hill SC
33 Noah Hall RHP 6′-0″ 190 Jr. Charlotte NC
34 James Hicks RHP 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Conway AR
20 Matt Hogan OF 6′-0″ 195 Sr. Melville NY
15 Carson Hornung INF 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Overland Park KS
38 Aidan Hunter RHP 6′-4″ 205 Fr. Summerville SC
14 Eli Jones RHP 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Peachtree City GA
22 Elijah Lambros OF 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Fredericksburg VA
5 Talmadge LeCroy UTL 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Belton SC
50 Kevin Madden INF 6′-1″ 215 Sr. Glenwood MD
23 Jack Mahoney RHP 6′-3″ 210 So. Arlington Heights IL
19 Cole Messina C 6′-0″ 215 Fr. Summerville SC
4 Jackson Phipps LHP 6′-5″ 225 So. Dallas GA
32 Will Sanders RHP 6′-6″ 215 So. Atlanta GA
12 Josiah Sightler INF/LHP 6′-5″ 235 Sr. Gaston SC
25 Sam Simpson RHP 6′-1″ 175 Fr. Carrollton GA
9 Evan Stone OF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Irmo SC
40 Wesley Sweatt RHP 6′-3″ 225 Sr. Rock Hill SC
30 Brett Thomas RHP 6′-5″ 245 Jr. Atlanta GA
37 Cam Tringali RHP 6′-4″ 230 Gr. Columbia SC
28 Vytas Valincius INF 6′-4″ 230 Fr. Lockport IL
2 Jalen Vasquez INF 6′-0″ 170 So. North Charleston SC
45 CJ Weins RHP 6′-3″ 223 Sr. Lockport IL
3 Braylen Wimmer INF 6′-4″ 200 Jr. Yukon OK

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.

South Carolina Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 4:00 PM ET UNC Greensboro 7 South Carolina 9 SEC Network+
19-Feb 2:00 PM ET UNC Greensboro 5 South Carolina 4 SEC Network+
20-Feb 1:30 PM ET UNC Greensboro 7 South Carolina 8 SEC Network+
22-Feb 4:00 PM ET Winthrop 1 South Carolina 7 SEC Network+
25-Feb 4:00 PM ET G Washington 4 South Carolina 13 SEC Network+
26-Feb 2:00 PM ET G Washington 6 South Carolina 10 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:30 PM ET G Washington PPD South Carolina PPD SEC Network+
1-Mar 6:00 PM ET South Carolina 9 Appalachian St 6 SEC Network+
4-Mar 7:00 PM ET Clemson 3 South Carolina 2 SEC Network+
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET South Carolina 2 Clemson 10 SEC Network+
6-Mar 3:00 PM ET South Carolina 2 Clemson 5 ACC Network
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Xavier 15 South Carolina 7 SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas PPD South Carolina PPD SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas 9 South Carolina 5 SEC Network+
12-Mar 4:00 PM ET Texas 9 South Carolina 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:30 PM ET Texas 9 South Carolina 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:30 PM ET Texas 2 South Carolina 4 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Gardner-Webb 0 South Carolina 12 SEC Network+
18-Mar 6:30 PM ET South Carolina 3 Tennessee 7 SEC Network+
19-Mar 12:00 PM ET South Carolina 2 Tennessee 5 SEC Network
20-Mar 1:00 PM ET South Carolina 0 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
22-Mar TBA South Carolina 3 The Citadel 4
24-Mar 8:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 10 South Carolina 0 ESPN2
25-Mar TBA Vanderbilt 2 South Carolina 8 SEC Network+
26-Mar TBA Vanderbilt 6 South Carolina 8 SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Presbyterian 9 South Carolina 6 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 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 15 North Carolina 2
8-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia 3 South Carolina 2 SEC Network+
9-Apr 4:00 PM ET Georgia 7 South Carolina 13 SEC Network+
10-Apr 12:00 PM ET Georgia 13 South Carolina 9 SEC Network
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET North Florida 2 South Carolina 4 SEC Network+
14-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 9 South Carolina 1 SEC Network+
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 2 South Carolina 4 SEC Network+
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss 8 South Carolina 9 SEC Network+
20-Apr 6:00 PM ET South Carolina Winthrop ESPN+
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+
28-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama South Carolina SEC Network
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama South Carolina SEC Network+
30-Apr 12:00 PM ET Alabama South Carolina SEC Network
4-May 7:00 PM ET NC A&T South Carolina 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+
10-May 7:00 PM ET SC Upstate South Carolina 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 7:00 PM ET Charlotte South Carolina SEC Network+
19-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
20-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
21-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

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 1 Auburn 4 SEC Network+
14-Apr 8:00 PM ET Auburn 6 Mississippi St 7 SEC Network
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 5 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network+
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn 3 Mississippi St 2 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

South Carolina-Auburn Series Prediction

Auburn has won the last three series after South Carolina reeled off 13 consecutive
series wins between 1998-2014, with six sweeps in that span. The teams are meeting
for the fifth time in the last nine seasons. The Gamecocks last swept the Tigers in 2012
in Auburn, while the lone Tigers sweep in the last 30 years occurred in Auburn in 1992. South Carolina has won 15 of the 21 series while going 42-21 in regular season games played.

South Carolina notched its second home SEC series victory last weekend over Georgia to give it a 6-5 mark after starting conference play 0-4. With three SEC road series coming up in the second half, the Gamecocks will try to improve their 1-5 away record. They are 3-9 in their last 12 SEC road series. The last time South Carolina was
6-9 was 2018 and they stormed through the second half with an 11-4 league mark. (Source: SEC)

Auburn salvaged the series finale at Mississippi State to end the first half at 8-7 for the 2nd time in the last three seasons. Auburn has won three of their last four SEC series. They return to Auburn where they look to reach 10 SEC wins after week six for the third time in the last five seasons.

I think Carolina is certainly very improved this season. However, I think Auburn is also improved and playing at Auburn, the Tigers should be the favorite to win this series. (Source: SEC)

Auburn 2 wins, South Carolina 1 win.

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