SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Missouri

Missouri-Mississippi State baseball series preview

Mississippi State travels to Missouri 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

Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
Taylor Stadium (3,031)
Josh Day of Missouri
Josh Day of Missouri

Series Schedule April 29-1 May

  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 3:00 PM SEC Network Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Mississippi State 0.276 0.378 304 391 67 2 75 19 195 5 32
Missouri 0.284 0.386 267 359 63 4 37 20 161 6 49

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Mississippi State 4.98 11.1 0.244 8.31 33 2.42 1.44 51 4.60 23 0.984
Missouri 5.23 8.8 0.255 8.82 29 2.00 1.47 51 4.38 34 0.974

Statistical Leaders

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Kamren James Mississippi State 0.322 0.421 46 6 0 6 24 23 9
Brad Cumbest Mississippi State 0.321 0.358 44 8 0 11 27 7 4
RJ Yeager Mississippi State 0.296 0.389 37 7 0 11 35 14 2
Logan Tanner Mississippi State 0.295 0.389 41 7 0 6 33 21 0
Luke Hancock Mississippi State 0.274 0.415 40 8 0 6 23 28 2
Hunter Hines Mississippi State 0.264 0.377 37 8 1 11 38 22 0
Kellum Clark Mississippi State 0.258 0.372 32 7 0 11 30 17 1

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Cade Smith Mississippi State 4 2 3.74 10 10 0 55.1 44 24 23 27 53 0.214
Brandon Smith Mississippi State 2 3 3.77 15 4 0 43.0 44 21 18 6 42 0.259
Preston Johnson Mississippi State 3 2 4.47 10 9 0 56.1 47 30 28 27 87 0.223

Missouri Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Torin Montgomery Missouri 0.339 0.446 42 10 0 3 32 15 4
Joshua Day Missouri 0.326 0.424 47 8 1 6 24 13 7
Ty Wilmsmeyer Missouri 0.303 0.352 40 4 0 1 12 7 7
Trevor Austin Missouri 0.302 0.456 26 5 0 3 15 15 3
Ross Lovich Missouri 0.257 0.350 27 4 0 2 20 12 11
Tre Morris Missouri 0.252 0.304 26 7 0 1 17 6 2
Luke Mann Missouri 0.241 0.377 32 4 1 10 29 21 4
Carlos Pena Missouri 0.204 0.284 21 3 1 2 20 12 3

Missouri Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Tony Neubeck Missouri 3 1 4.46 11 5 0 40.1 33 23 20 20 43 0.213
Spencer Miles Missouri 2 4 6.50 9 9 0 45.2 60 34 33 16 41 0.323

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Mississippi State:

49

Missouri:

44

Mississippi State Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
24 Slate Alford INF 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Madison AL
48 Brooks Auger RHP 6′-5″ 205 So. Marion LA
26 Gray Bane C 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Olive Branch MS
38 Bryce Chance OF 5′-10″ 180 Fr. Ridgeland MS
16 Cole Cheatham LHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Ardmore AL
11 Kellum Clark INF 6′-4″ 205 So. Brandon MS
14 Matt Corder INF/OF 6′-1″ 180 Jr. Madison MS
33 Brad Cumbest OF 6′-6″ 235 Sr. Hurley MS
3 Jess Davis OF 6′-2″ 200 Gr. Kearney MO
5 Aaron Downs INF/OF 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Pella IA
43 Lane Forsythe INF 5′-11″ 175 So. Humboldt TN
27 Jackson Fristoe RHP 6′-4″ 210 So. Paducah KY
20 Luke Hancock INF/C 5′-11″ 195 Jr. Houston MS
10 Revy Higgins III OF 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Oxford AL
44 Hunter Hines INF/OF 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Madison MS
2 KC Hunt RHP 6′-3″ 200 Jr. Wycoff NJ
6 Kamren James INF 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Southaven MS
35 Preston Johnson RHP 6′-4″ 250 Jr. Crystal Springs MS
9 Pico Kohn LHP 6′-4″ 200 Fr. Verbena AL
31 Tanner Leggett INF 5′-10″ 165 Sr. Raymond MS
8 Drew McGowan OF 6′-1″ 185 Jr. Hopkinsville KY
12 Davis Meche INF 5′-11″ 175 So. Lake Charles LA
28 Tayler Montiel LHP 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Brentwood TN
30 Von Seibert INF/OF 6′-4″ 245 Jr. Daphne AL
17 Stone Simmons RHP 6′-4″ 235 Jr. Houston TX
23 Landon Sims RHP 6′-2″ 227 Jr. Cumming GA
36 Brayland Skinner OF 5′-11″ 185 Sr. Lake Comorant MS
7 Brandon Smith RHP 6′-3″ 220 Sr. Richland MS
15 Cade Smith RHP 6′-1″ 190 So. Southaven MS
32 Parker Stinnett RHP 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Oxford MS
47 Drew Talley RHP 6′-3″ 220 Sr. Huntsville AL
19 Logan Tanner C 6′-0″ 215 Jr. Lucedale MS
39 Mikey Tepper RHP 6′-2″ 200 So. Fort Mill SC
45 Cam Tullar LHP 6′-2″ 215 Sr. Brighton MI
18 Jack Walker RHP 5′-11″ 210 Fr. Lake Charles LA
29 Andrew Walling LHP 6′-2″ 220 Sr. Castle Rock WA
40 Bradley Wilson RHP 6′-3″ 230 Fr. Irwinton GA
4 RJ Yeager INF 6′-3″ 200 Gr. Lynn Haven FL

Missouri Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
19 Trevor Austin INF 5′-10″ 188 So. Jefferson City MO
10 Jackson Beaman INF 6′-1″ 205 So. Lincoln MO
28 Garrison Bennett C 5′-8″ 162 Jr. Green Oaks IL
44 Kyle Brown RHP 5′-10″ 180 So. Columbia MO
57 Sam Bryan RHP 6′-0″ 175 Fr. St. Louis MO
52 Cam Careswell INF 6′-2″ 220 Fr. Lee’s Summit MO
55 Austin Cheeley RHP 6′-8″ 250 Sr. St. Louis MO
2 Mike Coletta C 5′-11″ 200 Sr. Flushing N.Y.
12 Justin Colon INF 6′-3″ 170 Fr. Carolina PR
5 Joshua Day INF 6′-2″ 200 Sr. Natchez MS
4 Nander De Sedas INF 6′-2″ 200 Jr. Panama City FL
14 Isaiah Frost OF 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Lee’s Summit MO
32 Drew Garrett RHP 6′-6″ 205 Sr. Columbia MO
41 Zach Hise RHP 6′-5″ 210 So. Joliet IL
20 Jacob Kush RHP 5′-10″ 175 Sr. Guelph ON
35 Nathan Landry LHP 6′-2″ 200 Jr. Quebec QC
42 Fox Leum INF 6′-2″ 230 Gr. Excelsior Minn.
23 Ian Lohse LHP 6′-0″ 182 So. St. Louis MO
7 Ross Lovich OF 6′-0″ 170 So. Overland Park KS
51 Brenner Maloney LHP 6′-2″ 215 R-So. Liberty MO
24 Hector Mangual INF 6′-4″ 180 Fr. Rio Grande PR
11 Luke Mann INF/RHP 6′-2″ 200 R-Jr. St. Louis MO
43 Austin Marozas RHP 6′-8″ 230 Jr. Plainfield IL
18 Shea McGahan C 6′-0″ 185 Fr. St. Louis MO
8 Spencer Miles RHP 6′-3″ 180 Jr. Columbia MO
26 Torin Montgomery INF 6′-3″ 230 Jr. Kirkland WA
3 Tre Morris C 5′-10″ 190 Sr. Columbia MO
49 Tony Neubeck LHP 6′-2″ 215 Fr. Hugo MN
17 Ben Pedersen RHP 6′-6″ 227 Jr. Duluth MN
27 Carlos Peña OF 6′-2″ 215 Fr. Bayside N.Y.
37 Holden Phelps RHP 6′-5″ 217 So. Crystal Lake IL
47 Kyle Potthoff RHP 6′-5″ 190 R-So. Chesterfield MO
13 Garrett Rice INF 6′-2″ 240 So. Willard MO
48 Trae Robertson LHP 6′-5″ 190 Sr. Columbia MO
30 Carter Rustad RHP 6′-4″ 180 So. Kansas City MO
56 Ray Schroeder RHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Columbia MO
1 Juju Stevens OF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Woodbridge CT
6 Dexter Swims INF 5′-10″ 180 Jr. St. Louis MO
40 Austin Troesser RHP 6′-3″ 160 So. Loose Creek MO
45 Chris Wall LHP 6′-5″ 230 Gr. Wentzville MO
39 Shane Wilhelm RHP 5′-10″ 190 Jr. Columbia IL
9 Ty Wilmsmeyer RHP/INF 6′-1″ 185 Jr. Springfield MO
36 Parker Wright RHP 6′-3″ 208 So. Columbia MO

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb TBA Long Beach St 3 Mississippi St 0 SEC Network+
19-Feb Long Beach St 13 Mississippi St 3 SEC Network+
20-Feb Long Beach St 4 Mississippi St 12 SEC Network+
22-Feb AR-Pine Bluff 1 Mississippi St 17 SEC Network+
25-Feb N Kentucky 7 Mississippi St 6 SEC Network+
26-Feb N Kentucky 1 Mississippi St 10 SEC Network+
27-Feb N Kentucky 2 Mississippi St 7 SEC Network+
1-Mar Grambling 1 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
2-Mar TBA Mississippi St 1 Southern Miss 7
4-Mar TBA Mississippi St 19 Tulane 2
5-Mar Mississippi St 10 Tulane 11
6-Mar 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St 4 Tulane 5
8-Mar Texas Tech 5 Mississippi St 11 SEC Network+
9-Mar Texas Tech 7 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
11-Mar Princeton 2 Mississippi St 11 SEC Network+
12-Mar Princeton Mississippi St SEC Network+
13-Mar TBA Princeton 1 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network+
14-Mar TBA Binghamton 5 Mississippi St 13 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
23-Mar TBA Southern 5 Mississippi St 14 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 Mississippi St 10 Memphis 4
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 7:00 PM ET UT Martin 2 Mississippi St 13 SEC Network+
8-Apr 8:00 PM ET LSU 5 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network
9-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU 4 Mississippi St 3 SEC Network+
10-Apr 2:00 PM ET LSU 13 Mississippi St 3 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET UAB 5 Mississippi St 6 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 Jackson State 2 Mississippi St 17 SEC Network+
21-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 2 Ole Miss 4 SEC Network
22-Apr 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St 10 Ole Miss 8 SEC Network+
23-Apr 4:30 PM ET Mississippi St 7 Ole Miss 6 ESPN2
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 5 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Missouri SEC Network+
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Missouri SEC Network+
1-May 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Missouri SEC Network
6-May 8:00 PM ET Florida Mississippi St SEC Network
7-May 7:30 PM ET Florida Mississippi St ESPNU
8-May 1:00 PM ET Florida Mississippi St SEC Network+
10-May TBA Mississippi St Samford
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 TBA North Alabama Mississippi St 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+

Missouri Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 7:00 PM ET Missouri 12 Nicholls 1
19-Feb 4:00 PM ET Missouri 14 Nicholls 2 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Missouri 8 Nicholls 9
21-Feb 2:00 PM ET Missouri 7 Nicholls 4
23-Feb 7:00 PM ET Missouri 19 Southern 8
25-Feb 7:00 PM ET Missouri 4 UL Monroe 3
26-Feb 5:00 PM ET Missouri PPD UL Monroe PPD
27-Feb 2:00 PM ET Missouri 4 UL Monroe 2
4-Mar TBA Tarleton 5 Missouri 6 SEC Network+
5-Mar 3:00 PM ET Tarleton 1 Missouri 9 SEC Network+
6-Mar 2:00 PM ET Tarleton 6 Missouri 11 SEC Network+
9-Mar Gonzaga 10 Missouri 5 SEC Network+
11-Mar Gonzaga Missouri SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET San Francisco 1 Missouri 4 SEC Network+
13-Mar 11:00 AM ET Arizona State 4 Missouri 6 SEC Network
15-Mar TBA Saint Louis 4 Missouri 18 SEC Network+
18-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 2 Vanderbilt 15 SEC Network+
19-Mar 3:00 PM ET Missouri 0 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network+
20-Mar 2:00 PM ET Missouri 4 Vanderbilt 7 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 TBA Illinois 7 Missouri 11 SEC Network+
30-Mar 7:00 PM ET SIUE 2 Missouri 12 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 8:00 PM ET Kansas 6 Missouri 14 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 7:00 PM ET W Illinois 1 Missouri 9 SEC Network+
14-Apr 8:00 PM ET Kentucky 15 Missouri 6 ESPNU
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Kentucky 4 Missouri 9 SEC Network+
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Kentucky 6 Missouri 10 SEC Network
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri State 5 Missouri 6 SEC Network+
21-Apr 8:00 PM ET Missouri 3 LSU 5 ESPNU
22-Apr 7:30 PM ET Missouri 3 LSU 4 SEC Network+
23-Apr 2:00 PM ET Missouri 6 LSU 8 SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:30 PM ET Missouri 2 Missouri State 3 ESPN+
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Missouri SEC Network+
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Missouri SEC Network+
1-May 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Missouri SEC Network
3-May 7:00 PM ET SE Missouri St Missouri SEC Network+
6-May 7:30 PM ET Missouri Ole Miss SEC Network+
7-May 5:00 PM ET Missouri Ole Miss SEC Network+
8-May 2:30 PM ET Missouri Ole Miss SEC Network+
13-May 6:30 PM ET Florida Missouri SEC Network+
14-May 6:30 PM ET Florida Missouri SEC Network+
15-May 1:00 PM ET Florida Missouri SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET Missouri Kansas
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

Mississippi State-Missouri Series Prediction

Mississippi State (8-10) at Missouri (5-13)

These teams have split the four regular season series meetings at two apiece. Missouri has won the last two (2018 & 2021). Mississippi State swept the first two series in 2014 & 2016. The Bulldogs lead 8-4 in regular season games played and both teams are 1-1 on their home fields in series action.

Mississippi State won in extra innings Saturday to post its sixth consecutive series victory over Ole Miss. The Bulldogs have won their last two series, going 4-2. They were 4-8 in the first four SEC series of the season. They have enjoyed a fair amount of success on the road, going 18-10 over the last six seasons in SEC road series. MSU is seeking to finish .500 or better in the conference for the sixth consecutive season.

Missouri is happy to be returning home where it has won its last two SEC series in Columbia and has a 5-4 mark at Taylor Stadium. The Tigers are seeking to win at least three conference home series for the fourth time (2015, 2018, 2019) since joining the league in 2013. Missouri, which suffered its third consecutive SEC road series sweep at LSU, falls to 5-13 after week six of conference play. It’s the same record it held at this point last year. (Source: SEC)

This one appears to be about even, although State appears to be on a surge after winning a series over Ole Miss last weekend. Mizzou plays pretty well at home so that may equalize things. I think the Tigers win this series.

Missouri 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win

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