SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Georgia at Alabama

Georgia-Alabama SEC Baseball series preview

Georgia travels to Alabama 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

Ben Anderson of Georgia
Ben Anderson of Georgia
Sewell-Thomas Stad. (8,500)
Sewell-Thomas Stad. (8,500)
Tyler Ras of Alabam
Tyler Ras of Alabama

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 ESPN2 Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Georgia 0.295 0.397 266 368 54 9 41 17 188 12 12
Alabama 0.286 0.366 217 365 71 7 43 14 134 9 25

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Georgia 5.59 10.1 0.257 8.94 41 1.99 1.56 45 5.05 21 0.975
Alabama 4.24 9.5 0.255 8.42 20 2.88 1.30 53 3.30 26 0.977

Statistical Leaders

Georgia Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Connor Tate Georgia 0.356 0.445 48 13 1 5 33 22 3
Cole Tate Georgia 0.331 0.398 39 3 2 2 16 13 0
Corey Collins Georgia 0.320 0.438 40 7 0 9 32 22 0
Joshua McAllister Georgia 0.308 0.348 40 8 1 3 24 8 1
Ben Anderson Georgia 0.300 0.437 39 3 3 6 22 28 5
Parks Harber Georgia 0.292 0.363 35 2 0 6 33 12 0
Chaney Rogers Georgia 0.269 0.379 28 2 1 2 20 16 0
Cory Acton Georgia 0.263 0.409 26 5 0 1 19 22 0

Georgia Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Jonathan Cannon Georgia 6 1 1.71 7 7 0 47 29 9 9 3 46 0.171

Alabama Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Tommy Seidl Alabama 0.311 0.404 41 9 0 2 18 16 10
Drew Williamson Alabama 0.301 0.390 41 9 1 6 32 17 1
Jim Jarvis Alabama 0.295 0.379 43 3 3 4 16 17 6
Zane Denton Alabama 0.293 0.363 44 11 0 11 35 16 0
Andrew Pinckney Alabama 0.290 0.376 36 8 3 4 15 11 2
Dominic Tamez Alabama 0.288 0.322 40 6 0 2 20 8 0
Owen Diodati Alabama 0.242 0.336 29 6 0 8 23 14 2

Alabama Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Garrett McMillan Alabama 4 2 3.02 9 9 0 53 42 19 18 16 56 0.211
Grayson Hitt Alabama 3 1 4.12 9 9 0 39 38 23 18 18 41 0.255
Jacob McNairy Alabama 4 1 5.68 10 6 0 38 44 25 24 8 35 0.297

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Georgia:

10

Alabama:

32

Georgia Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
9 Cory Acton INF 6′-0″ 175 Sr. Fort Lauderdale FL
22 Dwight Allen II OF 6′-1″ 200 R-Fr. Milton GA
44 Ben Anderson OF 6′-1″ 175 Gr. LaGrange GA
35 Hank Bearden RHP 6′-0″ 183 So. Rocky Face GA
24 Garrett Blaylock INF 6′-3″ 215 Sr. Asheville NC
30 Daniel Braswell 1BOF 6′-3″ 217 Fr. Loganville GA
34 Garrett Brown RHP 6′-7″ 218 R-So. Manchester GA
47 Collin Caldwell LHP 5′-11″ 199 So. Powder Springs GA
12 Jonathan Cannon RHP 6′-6″ 213 Jr. Alpharetta GA
16 Will Childers RHP 6′-4″ 210 R-So. Evans GA
6 Corey Collins C 6′-3″ 223 So. Suwanee GA
50 Charlie Condon 1B/OF 6′-6″ 208 Fr. Marietta GA
11 Nolan Crisp RHP 5′-9″ 190 Jr. Locust Grove GA
43 Max DeJong RHP 6′-1″ 219 So. Powder Springs GA
1 Buddy Floyd INF 5′-7″ 147 Jr. Covington GA
29 Charlie Goldstein LHP 6′-1″ 192 R-So. Alpharetta GA
13 Fernando Gonzalez C 5′-10″ 199 So. Marietta GA
31 Jack Gowen RHP 6′-1″ 220 Sr. Folkston GA
42 Glenn Green III RHP 6′-1″ 216 Fr. Tyrone GA
8 Parks Harber 3B/1B 6′-1″ 216 Fr. Tyrone GA
33 Patrick Holloman LHP 6′-1″ 207 R-Fr. McDonough GA
4 Randon Jernigan OF 6′-0″ 183 Sr. Brunswick GA
3 Bear Madliak C 5′-9″ 193 Fr. Carrollton GA
39 Chandler Marsh RHP 6′-4″ 228 Fr. Wellington FL
2 Shane Marshall C 6′-4″ 222 Sr. Naples FL
28 Joshua McAllister INF 5′-10″ 185 R-Sr. Cumming GA
18 Bryce Melear RHP 6′-2″ 186 R-So. Evans GA
26 Trippe Moore III OF 6′-0″ 185 R-Fr. Forsyth GA
5 Will Pearson RHP 6′-2″ 177 So. Watkinsville GA
36 Jake Poindexter RHP 5′-11″ 182 Fr. Chickamauga GA
32 Michael Polk RHP 6′-3″ 221 Jr. Milton GA
46 DJ Radtke RHP/1B 6′-3″ 199 Fr. Marietta GA
20 Chaney Rogers 1B/OF 6′-1″ 208 Gr. Ringgold GA
55 Davis Rokose LHP 5′-11″ 221 R-So. Johns Creek GA
66 Dylan Ross RHP 6′-5″ 251 Jr. Statesboro GA
7 Garrett Spikes OF 6′-4″ 209 So. Lawrenceville GA
0 Josh Stinson OF 6′-1″ 179 R-So. Lawrenceville GA
14 Liam Sullivan LHP 6′-6″ 245 So. Sandy Springs GA
15 Cole Tate INF 6′-2″ 215 Gr. Bishop GA
23 Connor Tate OF 6′-3″ 220 Gr. Bishop GA
48 Dylan Taylor SS/2B 6′-1″ 175 Fr. Ellaville GA
19 Cole Wagner 1B/LHP 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Lewisberry GA
27 Luke Wagner LHP/OF 6′-0″ 180 So. New Cumberland PA
25 Lane Watkins 1B/OF 6′-2″ 210 R-So. Hoschton GA
21 Coleman Willis RHP 6′-7″ 210 Fr. Warner Robins GA
17 Jaden Woods LHP 6′-2″ 198 So. Warner Robins GA

Alabama Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
41 Connor Ball LHP 6′-0″ 170 Fr. Sterrett AL
36 Hagan Banks RHP 6′-4″ 200 Fr. Plainville GA
23 Brandon Clarke LHP 6′-4″ 225 Fr. Ashburn VA
5 Graham Crawford C 5′-11″ 190 Jr. Hattiesburg MS
44 Zane Denton INF 6′-0″ 200 Jr. Brentwood TN
16 Owen Diodati OF 6′-2″ 220 Jr. Niagara Falls ON
13 Bryce Eblin INF 5′-11″ 185 So. Greenwood IN
35 Jake Eddington RHP 6′-2″ 185 So. Doniphan MO
24 Eric Foggo INF 6′-5″ 255 Gr. Hilton Head SC
12 Hunter Furtado LHP 6′-4″ 185 So. Lake Worth FL
29 Brayden Gainey RHP 6′-0″ 200 Jr. Panama City FL
28 Eli Giles RHP 5′-10″ 180 So. Mobile AL
48 Landon Green RHP 6′-1″ 200 R-Jr. Helena AL
40 Brock Guffey LHP 6′-1″ 190 R-Sr. Hoover AL
11 William Hamiter OF 5′-11″ 190 Jr. Tuscaloosa AL
22 Camden Hayslip OF 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Lebanon TN
25 Davis Heller INF 6′-8″ 250 Jr. Gilbert AZ
27 Ben Hess RHP 6′-5″ 225 Fr. Charleston IL
26 Grayson Hitt LHP 6′-3″ 195 So. Germantown TN
1 Will Hodo INF/OF 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Waynsboro MS
33 Luke Holman RHP 6′-4″ 185 Fr. Sinking Spring PA
88 Hunter Hoopes RHP 6′-1″ 195 Sr. Fairfax VA
10 Jim Jarvis INF 5′-10″ 185 Jr. San Diego CA
14 Antoine Jean LHP 6′-1″ 180 Jr. Montreal QC
30 Jake Leger LHP 5′-10″ 210 Jr. Lexington NE
39 Garrett McMillan RHP/INF 6′-4″ 230 Jr. Tuscaloosa AL
34 Jacob McNairy RHP 6′-2″ 205 Sr. Athens AL
19 Trace Moore LHP 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Miramar FL
32 Braylon Myers RHP 6′-2″ 220 Fr. Bessemer AL
21 Andrew Pinckney OF 6′-3″ 205 R-So. Peachtree City GA
31 Will Portera C/INF 5′-10″ 185 R-Fr. Memphis TN
4 Connor Prielipp LHP 6′-2″ 210 Jr. Tomah WI
38 Dylan Ray RHP 6′-3″ 230 R-Fr. New Market AL
7 Caden Rose OF/INF 5′-10″ 175 So. Madison AL
37 Hunter Ruth RHP 6′-2″ 195 R-Sr. Gainesville FL
20 Tommy Seidl OF 6′-1″ 210 Sr. Wellesley MA
9 Nathan Shelton LHP 6′-1″ 185 Fr. Tuscaloosa AL
17 Hunter Sute C 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Tuscaloosa AL
3 Dominic Tamez C 5′-10″ 205 Jr. San Antonio TX
2 Jimmy Thies INF 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Fort Lauderdale FL
18 Drew Williamson INF 6′-4″ 225 Sr. Brewton AL
8 Kade Woods RHP 6′-3″ 200 Fr. Monroe LA

Georgia Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 2:00 PM ET Albany 2 Georgia 4 SEC Network+
19-Feb 1:00 PM ET Albany 6 Georgia 7 SEC Network+
20-Feb 1:00 PM ET Albany 1 Georgia 9 SEC Network+
22-Feb 5:00 PM ET Wofford 1 Georgia 7 SEC Network+
25-Feb 5:00 PM ET Akron 0 Georgia 1 SEC Network+
26-Feb 2:00 PM ET Akron 0 Georgia 10 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:00 PM ET Akron PPD Georgia PPD SEC Network+
1-Mar 6:00 PM ET Georgia 7 Wofford 6
4-Mar 6:00 PM ET Georgia 7 Georgia Tech 11
5-Mar 2:00 PM ET Georgia Tech 7 Georgia 0 SEC Network+
6-Mar 1:00 PM ET Georgia 12 Georgia Tech 3
8-Mar 6:35 PM ET Georgia 5 Georgia So 13
9-Mar 6:00 PM ET Georgia 5 Georgia So 1
11-Mar 5:00 PM ET Lipscomb 3 Georgia 8 SEC Network+
12-Mar 2:00 PM ET Lipscomb PPD Georgia PPD SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:00 PM ET Lipscomb 2 Georgia 9 SEC Network+
15-Mar 5:00 PM ET SC Upstate 3 Georgia 15 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
22-Mar TBA Georgia 10 Georgia State 3
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 6:00 PM ET Georgia So 2 Georgia 7 SEC Network+
31-Mar 8:00 PM ET Florida 6 Georgia 7 ESPNU
1-Apr 6:00 PM ET Florida 1 Georgia 6 SEC Network+
2-Apr 2:00 PM ET Florida 8 Georgia 14 SEC Network+
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia 3 Clemson 4 ACC Network
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 Georgia 17 Kennesaw State 15 ESPN+
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 6:00 PM ET Clemson Georgia SEC Network+
22-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia Alabama SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia Alabama SEC Network+
24-Apr 2:00 PM ET Georgia Alabama ESPN2
26-Apr 6:00 PM ET Georgia State Georgia SEC Network+
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 6:00 PM ET Kennesaw State Georgia SEC Network+
6-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network+
7-May 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network+
8-May 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network
12-May 7:00 PM ET Georgia Tennessee ESPNU
13-May 5:30 PM ET Georgia Tennessee SEC Network
14-May 1:00 PM ET Georgia Tennessee SEC Network+
17-May 6:00 PM ET Presbyterian Georgia SEC Network+
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

Alabama Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 4:00 PM ET Xavier 4 Alabama 5 SEC Network+
19-Feb 3:00 PM ET Xavier 4 Alabama 5 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Xavier 4 Alabama 9 SEC Network+
22-Feb 4:00 PM ET J’Ville St 3 Alabama 6 SEC Network+
23-Feb 4:00 PM ET Alabama State 2 Alabama 9 SEC Network+
25-Feb 8:00 PM ET Alabama 0 Texas 1 Longhorn Network
26-Feb 2:30 PM ET Alabama 0 Texas 2 Longhorn Network
27-Feb 3:30 PM ET Alabama 1 Texas 6 Longhorn Network
1-Mar UT Martin 7 Alabama 6 SEC Network+
2-Mar TBA Troy 1 Alabama 8 SEC Network+
4-Mar TBA Murray State 1 Alabama 5 SEC Network+
5-Mar Murray State 1 Alabama 6 SEC Network+
6-Mar 2:00 PM ET Murray State 4 Alabama 5 SEC Network+
8-Mar 4:00 PM ET MTSU PPD Alabama PPD SEC Network+
9-Mar North Alabama 9 Alabama 5 SEC Network+
11-Mar Binghamton 3 Alabama 9 SEC Network+
12-Mar Binghamton 2 Alabama 14 SEC Network+
13-Mar TBA Binghamton 3 Alabama 5 SEC Network+
15-Mar TBA Alabama PPD Southern Miss PPD
16-Mar TBA Alabama 2 Southern Miss 3
18-Mar 6:30 PM ET Florida 6 Alabama 4 SEC Network+
19-Mar 6:30 PM ET Florida 13 Alabama 6 SEC Network+
20-Mar 1:00 PM ET Florida 7 Alabama 8 SEC Network+
23-Mar TBA Alabama 4 UAB 5 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 South Alabama 4 Alabama 5 SEC 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 7:00 PM ET Samford 1 Alabama 10 SEC Network+
8-Apr 7:30 PM ET Alabama 7 Ole Miss 4 SEC Network+
9-Apr 3:00 PM ET Alabama 12 Ole Miss 10 SEC Network+
10-Apr 3:00 PM ET Alabama 7 Ole Miss 3 SEC Network
12-Apr 4:00 PM ET Belmont 1 Alabama 3 SEC Network+
15-Apr 6:30 PM ET Alabama 6 Tennessee 3 SEC Network+
16-Apr 6:00 PM ET Alabama 2 Tennessee 9 SEC Network+
17-Apr 1:00 PM ET Alabama 4 Tennessee 15 SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET UAB Alabama SEC Network+
22-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia Alabama SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia Alabama SEC Network+
24-Apr 2:00 PM ET Georgia Alabama ESPN2
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama Samford ESPN+
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
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 6:00 PM ET Alabama J’Ville St SEC Network+
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
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

Georgia-Alabama Series Prediction

Georgia has won the last three series over Alabama after the Crimson Tide won eight straight between 2005-15. Alabama has won nine of the last 11 series in Tuscaloosa since 1993. The Bulldogs swept the last series in 2019 in Athens. The Crimson Tide last swept the Bulldogs in 2013 in Athens. These teams are meeting for the seventh time in the last 12 seasons after meeting annually between 2002-11.

For the third time in the last four seasons, Georgia sits at 9-6 or better in SEC play. In 2018 it finished 18-12 and in 2019 it ended 21-9. The Bulldogs have split their two conference road series this season (W at SC, L at UK) and are 11-11 in road series over the last five seasons. They are 6-3 in their last nine league games after starting 3-3.

Alabama sits at 8-7 in the SEC standings for the first time since 2016, the last time it was above .500 at the midpoint of the conference schedule. The Crimson Tide have won two of their last three series and are looking for their 10th home SEC series win over the last seven seasons. (Source: SEC)

Alabama has the superior pitching in this series. Georgia has the worst ERA in the conference. The Bulldogs are a good hitting team but only a little better than Bama. I think when you add in that the Crimson Tide is playing at home and seems to have some momentum going after a shocking win over Tennessee, you have to go with the Tide in this one.

Alabama 2 wins, Georgia 1 win

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