SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Auburn at Tennessee

Auburn-Tennessee baseball series preview

Auburn travels to Tennessee 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

Sonny DiChiara of Aubur
Sonny DiChiara of Auburn
Lindsey Nelson Stad. (4,283)
Lindsey Nelson Stad. (4,283)
Trey Lipscomb of Tennessee
Trey Lipscomb of Tennessee

Series Schedule April 29-1 May

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

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Auburn 0.296 0.399 303 421 83 7 43 24 205 10 33
Tennessee 0.309 0.427 376 420 100 20 93 20 248 5 56

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Auburn 4.05 10.4 0.244 8.22 38 2.54 1.37 37 4.10 35 0.979
Tennessee 2.02 11.2 0.179 5.67 24 4.99 0.88 33 2.25 23 0.979

Statistical Leaders

Auburn Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Sonny DiChiara Auburn 0.447 0.595 55 15 0 12 38 42 0
Blake Rambusch Auburn 0.382 0.458 65 9 1 2 29 17 11
Kason Howell Auburn 0.315 0.406 51 14 2 2 26 19 8
Brody Moore Auburn 0.273 0.354 42 8 0 3 21 19 3
Cole Foster Auburn 0.256 0.380 30 4 0 6 26 19 0

Auburn Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Joseph Gonzalez Auburn 6 0 1.71 9 8 0 47.1 46 10 9 7 34 0.258
Trace Bright Auburn 2 4 4.24 10 10 0 51.0 46 28 24 23 55 0.241

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Trey Lipscomb Tennessee 0.358 0.425 54 11 3 16 61 15 2
Drew Gilbert Tennessee 0.346 0.471 36 12 4 4 38 24 3
Jorel Ortega Tennessee 0.326 0.411 43 9 4 9 27 16 2
Jordan Beck Tennessee 0.316 0.388 50 9 1 10 32 17 6
Luc Lipcius Tennessee 0.297 0.481 33 6 1 11 25 42 9
Evan Russell Tennessee 0.290 0.401 36 10 1 8 28 22 6
Cortland Lawson Tennessee 0.256 0.395 31 5 1 7 27 26 1

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Drew Beam Tennessee 8 0 1.86 10 10 0 58.0 27 12 12 9 47 0.138
Chase Burns Tennessee 7 1 2.12 10 10 0 51.0 33 17 12 18 66 0.178
Chase Dollander Tennessee 6 0 2.94 9 9 0 46.0 29 15 15 8 72 0.175

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Auburn:

13

Tennessee:

1

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.

Tennessee Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
27 Jordan Beck OF 6′-3″ 213 Jr. Hazel Green AL
12 Kyle Booker OF 5′-10″ 175 So. Southaven MS
35 Kirby Connell LHP 5′-10″ 190 Jr. Blacksburg SC
17 Jared Dickey OF 6′-2″ 210 R-Fr. Mount Juliet TN
11 Chase Dollander RHP 6′-3″ 200 So. Evans GA
18 Hunter Ensley OF 6′-1″ 185 R-Fr. Huntingdon TN
34 Hollis Fanning RHP 6′-7″ 200 So. Tullahoma TN
42 Jake Fitzgibbons LHP 5′-11″ 160 So. Mount Tenn. TN
1 Drew Gilbert OF/LHP 5′-9″ 180 Jr. Stillwater MN
19 Seth Halvorsen RHP 6′-2″ 225 R-Jr. Plymouth MN
15 Austen Jaslove INF 6′-2″ 171 R-Fr. Knoxville TN
44 Ben Joyce RHP 6′-5″ 225 R-Jr. Knoxville TN
9 Cortland Lawson INF 6′-2″ 200 Jr. Potomac Falls VA
40 Luc Lipcius 1B 6′-2″ 215 R-Sr. Williamsburg VA
21 Trey Lipscomb INF 6′-1″ 200 Sr. Frederick MD
41 Will Mabrey LHP 6′-0″ 185 Jr. Cookeville TN
33 Mark McLaughlin RHP 6′-3″ 220 Jr. Johns Creek GA
10 Ryan Miller C 6′-3″ 200 R-Fr. Dublin OH
2 Jorel Ortega INF 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Naranjito PR
53 Drew Patterson LHP 6′-3″ 196 R-Fr. Knoxville TN
30 Ethan Payne INF 6′-2″ 210 Jr. Memphis TN
6 Evan Russell C/OF 5′-11″ 195 Sr. Lexington TN
8 Christian Scott OF 5′-9″ 175 Sr. Clarksville TN
55 Shawn Scott LHP 6′-0″ 176 So. Clarksville TN
48 Zander Sechrist LHP 6′-2″ 175 So. Buford GA
16 Camden Sewell RHP 6′-4″ 190 Sr. Cleveland TN
5 Logan Steenstra INF 6′-5″ 210 Jr. Liberty MO
14 Charlie Taylor C 5′-10″ 185 R-Fr. Dunwoody GA
29 Blade Tidwell RHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Loretto TN
46 Redmond Walsh LHP 5′-10″ 170 R-Sr. Louisville TN

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 5 Auburn 6 SEC Network+
20-Apr 6:00 PM ET Auburn 14 Kennesaw State 1 SEC Network+
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+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 8 J’Ville St 4 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

Tennessee Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 4:30 PM ET Georgia So 0 Tennessee 9 SEC Network+
19-Feb 3:00 PM ET Georgia So 3 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
20-Feb 1:00 PM ET Georgia So 0 Tennessee 14 SEC Network+
22-Feb 4:30 PM ET Tennessee Tech 4 Tennessee 5 SEC Network+
23-Feb 4:30 PM ET UNC Asheville 1 Tennessee 16 SEC Network+
25-Feb 4:30 PM ET Iona 1 Tennessee 27 SEC Network+
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Iona 0 Tennessee 29 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:00 PM ET Iona 2 Tennessee 12 SEC Network+
1-Mar 6:30 PM ET ETSU 1 Tennessee 4 SEC Network+
4-Mar 8:00 PM ET Tennessee 2 Texas 7 SEC Network+
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET Baylor 5 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
6-Mar 12:00 PM ET Tennessee 8 Oklahoma 0 SEC Network+
8-Mar 6:30 PM ET James Madison 8 Tennessee 9 SEC Network+
9-Mar 4:00 PM ET James Madison 2 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
11-Mar 6:30 PM ET Rhode Island 4 Tennessee 17 SEC Network+
11-Mar 6:30 PM ET Rhode Island 3 Tennessee 8 SEC Network+
12-Mar 6:00 PM ET Rhode Island PPD Tennessee PPD SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:00 PM ET Rhode Island 3 Tennessee 12 SEC Network+
15-Mar 6:30 PM ET E Kentucky 1 Tennessee 7 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 6:30 PM ET Butler 3 Tennessee 13 SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:30 PM ET Tennessee 12 Ole Miss 1 SEC Network+
26-Mar 8:00 PM ET Tennessee 10 Ole Miss 3 SEC Network
27-Mar 2:30 PM ET Tennessee 4 Ole Miss 3 SEC Network+
30-Mar 6:30 PM ET W Carolina 1 Tennessee 11 SEC Network+
1-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 6 Vanderbilt 2 ESPN2
2-Apr 8:00 PM ET Tennessee 5 Vanderbilt 2 SEC Network
3-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee 5 Vanderbilt 0 SEC Network+
5-Apr 6:30 PM ET Lipscomb 1 Tennessee 5 SEC Network+
8-Apr 6:30 PM ET Missouri 3 Tennessee 8 SEC Network+
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri 4 Tennessee 11 SEC Network
10-Apr 1:00 PM ET Missouri 3 Tennessee 4 SEC Network+
12-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 2 Tennessee Tech 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+
22-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 8 Florida 2 SEC Network+
23-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 3 Florida 0 SEC Network+
24-Apr 1:00 PM ET Tennessee 6 Florida 4 SEC Network+
26-Apr 6:30 PM ET Xavier 1 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
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+
3-May 6:30 PM ET Alabama A&M Tennessee SEC Network+
5-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network
6-May TBA Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network+
7-May TBA Tennessee Kentucky SEC Network+
10-May 6:30 PM ET Bellarmine Tennessee 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 6:30 PM ET Belmont Tennessee 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+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Auburn-Tennessee Series Prediction

Auburn (11-7) at Tennessee (17-1)
This series has been dominated by Auburn over the last 30 years with the Tigers winning 18 of 21 series and owning a 44-19 lead in regular season games played. Auburn has won the last five series since Tennessee last won in 2011 in Knoxville. The Volunteers’ only other home series win came in 1996. Auburn has five series sweeps in the last 16 series, while Tennessee has never swept the Tigers. In fact, Tennessee has only won three consecutive games over Auburn once since 1948 and that was the final game of the 1974 series and the first two of the 1975 series.

Auburn is riding a four-game SEC winning streak for the first time since it opened the 2019 season with four straight wins. It hasn’t won five consecutive league games since 2011. This is the sixth SEC winning streak of four games in the last 10 seasons. The Tigers are 7-3 since starting conference play at 4-4. The 11 conference wins are the most after six weeks since it had 12 at the same point in 2017. Auburn has won four of its last five SEC road series dating back to last season.

Tennessee is off to the best conference start in SEC history at 17-1. It bettered the previous mark of 16-1 held by the 1951 Tennessee team. The best span with one loss in SEC play was Vanderbilt’s 22-1 mark in 2013. The Volunteers have won seven straight series overall and 14 of their last 16. UT has registered 17 or more conference victories for the second time in the last 16 seasons (2021 with 20 wins). It’s the first time since 1993-96 that it has recorded 17+ SEC victories in back-to-back seasons. The school record for SEC victories is 24 set in 1994 and the record for conference wins is 26 set by Vanderbilt in 2013. (Source: SEC)

Tennessee is a juggernaut this season. They won’t lose an SEC series this season but Auburn might steal a win like Alabama did a couple weeks ago.

Tennessee 2 wins, Auburn 1 win

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