SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Alabama at South Carolina

Alabama-South Carolina baseball series preview

Alabama travels to South Carolina 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

Tyler Ras of Alabam
Tyler Ras of Alabama
Founders Park (8,242)
Founders Park (8,242)
Andrew Eyster of South Carolina
Andrew Eyster of South Carolina

Series Schedule April 28-30

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 7:00 PM SEC Network Tickets
Game 2 Friday 7:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 12:00 PM SEC Network Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Alabama 0.281 0.360 228 395 71 7 47 15 144 10 27
South Carolina 0.259 0.359 223 328 47 3 36 16 166 15 40

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Alabama 4.17 9.5 0.241 8.23 23 2.78 1.29 55 3.42 29 0.979
South Carolina 5.30 9.6 0.266 9.33 33 2.15 1.53 49 4.48 23 0.979

Statistical Leaders

Alabama Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Tommy Seidl Alabama 0.309 0.393 46 9 0 2 18 16 11
Drew Williamson Alabama 0.305 0.384 47 9 1 7 34 17 1
Andrew Pinckney Alabama 0.301 0.395 41 8 3 5 19 12 3
Dominic Tamez Alabama 0.301 0.335 46 6 0 3 21 9 0
Zane Denton Alabama 0.277 0.349 46 11 0 11 35 18 0
Jim Jarvis Alabama 0.264 0.348 43 3 3 4 16 18 6
Owen Diodati Alabama 0.233 0.331 30 6 0 8 23 15 2

Alabama Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Garrett McMillan Alabama 4 3 3.32 10 10 0 59.2 48 23 22 17 61 0.216
Grayson Hitt Alabama 4 1 3.57 10 10 0 45.1 41 23 18 20 48 0.244
Jacob McNairy Alabama 4 2 5.52 11 7 0 44.0 51 28 27 9 40 0.295

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Brandt Belk South Carolina 0.353 0.436 48 9 0 5 28 19 10
Andrew Eyster South Carolina 0.321 0.405 44 7 0 6 35 15 0
Braylen Wimmer South Carolina 0.306 0.339 49 7 0 5 28 6 8
Michael Braswell South Carolina 0.275 0.362 39 5 1 1 18 20 3
Josiah Sightler South Carolina 0.257 0.367 28 6 0 7 15 12 2
Kevin Madden South Carolina 0.244 0.325 33 1 1 4 19 10 4
Colin Burgess South Carolina 0.202 0.375 20 5 0 3 16 21 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 2 3.52 10 10 0 61.1 60 26 24 20 63 0.254
Noah Hall South Carolina 2 4 5.17 11 8 0 54.0 60 33 31 20 53 0.278
Aidan Hunter South Carolina 5 4 6.23 15 3 0 39.0 49 29 27 12 31 0.304

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Alabama:

43

South Carolina:

64

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

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

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 7 Alabama 6 SEC Network+
22-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia 4 Alabama 2 SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia 3 Alabama 0 SEC Network+
24-Apr 2:00 PM ET Georgia 0 Alabama 3 ESPN2
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama 9 Samford 3 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

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 5 Winthrop 2 ESPN+
22-Apr 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 3 Auburn 6 SEC Network+
23-Apr 3:00 PM ET South Carolina 6 Auburn 8 SEC Network+
24-Apr 2:00 PM ET South Carolina 0 Auburn 2 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

Alabama-South Carolina Series Prediction

Alabama (9-9) at South Carolina (6-12)
South Carolina has won six of the last seven series and owns a 12-7 series lead since 1994. Alabama took the last series meeting in 2019 in Tuscaloosa, 2-1. It was its first series win since 2007 which capped a three-series win streak by the Crimson Tide. The Gamecocks have won nine of the 10 series played in Columbia. They have four series sweeps with the last coming in 2016 in Tuscaloosa. Alabama’s only sweep came in 2001 in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama holds down a 9-9 mark in the SEC standings for the first time since 2016. The Crimson Tide are 7-4 in their last 11 conference games after starting 2-5. They venture out on the road for the fourth time this season looking to lock down their second league road series win for the first time since 2016. Alabama has four SEC road series victories in the last five seasons.

South Carolina is happy to return home where it has recorded five of its six SEC victories and boasts two home series victories over Vanderbilt and Ole Miss. This is only the third time in the last 26 seasons the Gamecocks have been below .500 after six weeks of conference action. They are seeking to win their third home conference series for the first time since 2018. (Source: SEC)

This is a battle of two teams that are both more competitive this season. Bama has a game win at Tennessee. South Carolina took a home series against Vandy. The Crimson Tide has a pretty significant edge, at least statistically, in both hitting and pitching so I’m going with the Tide. Don’t discount the Gamecocks in Columbia though.

Alabama 2 wins, South Carolina 1 win

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