SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Georgia at LSU

LSU-Georgia baseball series preview

Georgia travels to LSU 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
Alex Box Stadium (10,326)
Alex Box Stadium (10,326)
Dylon Crews of LSU
Dylon Crews of LSU

Series Schedule April 29-1 May

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:30 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
Georgia 0.286 0.388 277 392 58 10 42 18 202 13 13
LSU 0.294 0.406 317 393 81 8 66 20 187 14 12

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Georgia 5.37 10.0 0.252 8.74 43 2.04 1.52 48 4.91 23 0.975
LSU 3.42 10.3 0.224 7.63 23 2.98 1.23 36 3.48 16 0.960

Statistical Leaders

Georgia Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Connor Tate Georgia 0.340 0.439 50 13 1 5 34 25 3
Ben Anderson Georgia 0.297 0.425 44 4 4 6 25 29 6
Joshua McAllister Georgia 0.297 0.333 43 8 1 3 24 8 1
Corey Collins Georgia 0.294 0.426 40 7 0 9 32 25 0
Parks Harber Georgia 0.284 0.355 38 3 0 6 37 13 0
Chaney Rogers Georgia 0.274 0.377 32 3 1 2 20 17 0
Cory Acton Georgia 0.248 0.396 28 5 0 1 19 24 0

Georgia Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Jonathan Cannon Georgia 7 1 1.55 8 8 0 52.1 29 9 9 3 52 0.157

LSU Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Jacob Berry LSU 0.370 0.459 57 7 0 13 40 19 0
Dylan Crews LSU 0.342 0.434 54 6 4 10 42 21 2
Cade Doughty LSU 0.333 0.426 51 17 0 8 38 22 3
Tre Morgan LSU 0.314 0.410 50 12 1 3 32 15 0
Brayden Jobert LSU 0.282 0.381 37 7 0 12 40 19 1
Jordan Thompson LSU 0.270 0.378 37 10 0 4 20 21 1

LSU Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
MaKhail Hilliard LSU 4 0 3.64 9 9 0 47.0 48 22 19 9 43 0.257
Blake Money LSU 2 3 4.53 10 10 0 51.2 50 33 26 16 50 0.248

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Georgia:

18

LSU:

12

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

LSU Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
24 Cade Beloso 1B 6′-0″ 216 RJr. New Orleans LA
14 Jacob Berry INF 6′-0″ 212 So. Queen Creek AZ
5 Drew Bianco OF/INF 6′-0″ 203 R Jr. Oxford MS
0 Jason Bollman RHP 6′-2″ 185 RJr. Peoria IL
46 Alex Brady LHP 5′-9″ 212 Jr. Longview WA
49 Javen Coleman LHP 6′-2″ 173 So. Richmond TX
21 Bryce Collins RHP 6′-0″ 180 RSo. Valencia CA
38 Riley Cooper LHP 6′-2″ 264 So. Fresno CA
16 Collier Cranford INF 6′-0″ 184 RSo. Zachary LA
3 Dylan Crews OF 6′-0″ 203 So. Longwood FL
7 Giovanni DiGiacomo OF 6′-1″ 187 RJr. Naples FL
4 Cade Doughty INF 6′-1″ 195 RSo. Denham Springs LA
55 Braden Doughty C 6′-1″ 193 Gr. Denham Springs LA
10 Brody Drost OF 6′-2″ 205 So. Lake Charles LA
8 Gavin Dugas OF 5′-10″ 204 RJr. Houma LA
45 Samuel Dutton RHP 5′-11″ 185 Fr. Southside AL
43 Garrett Edwards RHP 6′-5″ 195 So. Pitkin LA
9 Ty Floyd RHP 6′-2″ 194 So. Rockmart GA
28 Devin Fontenot RHP 6′-1″ 181 Gr. The Woodlands TX
40 Grant Fontenot RHP 6′-2″ 175 Fr. Lafayette LA
33 Michael Fowler RHP 6′-3″ 185 So. Trussville AL
35 Paul Gervase RHP 6′-10″ 230 RJr. Fuquay-Varina NC
47 Jacob Hasty LHP 6′-2″ 219 RSo. Keller TX
48 Will Hellmers RHP 6′-4″ 203 So. Metairie LA
52 Ma’Khail Hilliard RHP 6′-0″ 150 Sr. Central LA
1 Brennan Holt INF 5′-9″ 160 Fr. Baton Rouge LA
6 Brayden Jobert OF/1B 6′-1″ 215 RSo. Slidell LA
34 Cale Lansville RHP 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Centennial CO
29 Luke Leto INF 6′-2″ 200 Fr. Portage MI
26 Tyler McManus C 6′-0″ 210 Gr. Slidell LA
53 Jack Merrifield INF 6′-2″ 189 RSo. Prairieville LA
20 Alex Milazzo C 5′-10″ 190 RSo. Zachary LA
44 Blake Money RHP 6′-7″ 240 So. Spring Hill TN
18 Tre’ Morgan 1B 6′-1″ 191 So. New Orleans LA
39 Josh Pearson OF 5′-10″ 195 Fr. West Monroe LA
51 Blaise Priester C 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Denham Springs LA
22 Eric Reyzelman RHP 6′-2″ 188 RSo. San Ramon CA
17 Will Safford INF 5′-8″ 163 So. Baton Rouge LA
32 Trey Shaffer LHP 6′-1″ 180 Gr. Biloxi MS
37 Connor Simon INF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Mandeville LA
41 Josh Stevenson OF 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Youngsville LA
50 Grant Taylor RHP 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Florence AL
13 Jordan Thompson INF 6′-1″ 176 So. Chula Vista CA
25 Hayden Travinski C 6′-3″ 218 RSo. Shreveport LA
30 Trent Vietmeier RHP 6′-3″ 207 Gr. Pittsburgh PA
27 Jacob Wyeth C 6′-2″ 220 Sr. Lake Travis TX

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 8 Georgia 4 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 6:00 PM ET Georgia State 1 Georgia 16 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

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 7:30 PM ET Maine 1 LSU 13 SEC Network+
19-Feb 2:30 PM ET Maine 8 LSU 17 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Maine 6 LSU 21 SEC Network+
23-Feb LSU 6 Louisiana Tech 11
25-Feb 7:30 PM ET Towson 0 LSU 6 SEC Network+
26-Feb 2:30 PM ET Southern 2 LSU 9 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:00 PM ET Towson 1 LSU 11 SEC Network+
27-Feb 6:00 PM ET Southern 0 LSU 16 SEC Network+
2-Mar 7:30 PM ET New Orleans 3 LSU 11 SEC Network+
4-Mar 4:00 PM ET Oklahoma 4 LSU 5 SEC Network+
5-Mar 8:00 PM ET LSU 1 Texas 6
6-Mar 8:00 PM ET Baylor 9 LSU 6 SEC Network+
8-Mar 7:30 PM ET McNeese PPD LSU PPD SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:30 PM ET Bethune-Cookman 7 LSU 8 SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET Bethune-Cookman 1 LSU 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 2:00 PM ET Bethune-Cookman 0 LSU 15 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:30 PM ET Tulane 5 LSU 7 SEC Network+
18-Mar 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 6 LSU 4 SEC Network+
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 11 LSU 7 SEC Network+
20-Mar 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 6 LSU 7 SEC Network
23-Mar 7:30 PM ET Louisiana Tech 7 LSU 6 SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:00 PM ET LSU 2 Florida 7 SEC Network
26-Mar TBA LSU 16 Florida 4 SEC Network+
27-Mar TBA LSU 11 Florida 2 SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:30 PM ET UL Monroe 4 LSU 15 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 7:30 PM ET Grambling 3 LSU 16 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 7:30 PM ET Lamar PPD LSU PPD SEC Network+
14-Apr 7:30 PM ET LSU 4 Arkansas 5 SEC Network+
15-Apr 7:00 AM ET LSU 0 Arkansas 4 SEC Network
16-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU 2 Arkansas 6 SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:30 PM ET Louisiana 4 LSU 8 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 LSU 4 New Orleans 9 ESPN+
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 7:30 PM ET Nicholls LSU 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 7:30 PM ET SE Louisiana LSU SEC Network+
13-May 8:30 PM ET Ole Miss LSU ESPN2
14-May 3:00 PM ET Ole Miss LSU SEC Network
15-May 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss LSU SEC Network+
17-May 7:30 PM ET N’Western St LSU SEC Network+
19-May 7:00 PM ET LSU Vanderbilt SEC Network+
20-May 7:00 PM ET LSU Vanderbilt SEC Network+
21-May 3:00 PM ET LSU Vanderbilt SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Georgia-LSU Series Prediction

Georgia (11-7) at LSU (10-8)
LSU had won four consecutive series until Georgia snapped the streak in 2019 in Athens. Overall, the Tigers own a 16-5 series advantage since the teams play annually between 1994-2015. LSU won 10 of the 12 series in that span with seven sweeps. The Tigers have won the last four series in Baton Rouge. Georgia’s last series victory in Alex Box Stadium came in 2008. The teams played their first game as conference rivals in the 1975 SEC Playoffs, where LSU won both games 6-5 & 8-3. They didn’t have their first regular season series until 1986 in Baton Rouge where the Tigers won two out of three.

Georgia has won three of its last four SEC series and its last two conference road series over South Carolina and Alabama. The Bulldogs haven’t won three consecutive SEC road series since 2008 and have won three conference road series three times in the last 13 seasons. This is the third time in the last four seasons Georgia has recorded 10+ league victories after six weeks. It marks the first time it has done that since 2008-11. The Bulldogs are 8-4 since starting 3-3 in conference play.

LSU has had an odd last three weeks by sweeping two opponents (Mississippi State and Missouri) and being swept themselves (Arkansas). The Tigers are in position to win back to-back SEC home series for the first time since 2019 when it opened three consecutive conference home series victories. LSU is 2-4 in its last six SEC home series. Between 2012-19, it went 32-7-1 in home conference series. The Tigers are 6-3 since starting 4-5 in league action. (Source: SEC)

This is a battle of two upper SEC echelon teams who want to enhance their postseason tourney seedings. Predicting his one in troubling though. LSU has the edge in both hitting and pitching and they’ve been very strong at home this season, as usual. Georgia, though, has one of the better records in the SEC. I think LSU will pull this series out but it won’t be easy.

LSU 2 wins, Georgia 1 win

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