SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: LSU at Alabama

Alabama-LSU baseball series preview

LSU 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

Dylon Crews of LSU
Dylon Crews of LSU
Sewell-Thomas Stad. (8,500)
Sewell-Thomas Stad. (8,500)
Tyler Ras of Alabam
Tyler Ras of Alabama

Series Schedule May 6-8

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 8:30 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
LSU 0.291 0.404 338 426 87 8 76 21 210 17 12
Alabama 0.281 0.361 248 433 79 7 50 17 162 10 29

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
LSU 3.68 10.4 0.229 7.82 27 2.93 1.26 43 3.53 20 0.961
Alabama 4.29 9.4 0.244 8.33 29 2.70 1.31 61 3.47 33 0.979

Statistical Leaders

LSU Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Jacob Berry LSU 0.368 0.455 63 8 0 14 43 21 0
Dylan Crews LSU 0.328 0.423 57 6 4 13 45 24 2
Cade Doughty LSU 0.327 0.426 55 17 0 10 42 25 3
Tre Morgan LSU 0.313 0.403 55 12 1 3 32 16 0
Brayden Jobert LSU 0.275 0.386 39 8 0 12 40 23 1
Jordan Thompson LSU 0.270 0.389 40 11 0 4 20 26 1

LSU Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
MaKhail Hilliard LSU 5 0 3.57 10 10 0 53 56 24 21 12 50 0.264
Blake Money LSU 2 3 4.86 11 11 0 53 54 36 29 17 51 0.257

Alabama Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Andrew Pinckney Alabama 0.314 0.400 48 10 3 5 21 13 4
Tommy Seidl Alabama 0.306 0.390 48 9 0 2 19 17 11
Drew Williamson Alabama 0.304 0.385 51 11 1 7 37 20 1
Dominic Tamez Alabama 0.298 0.331 50 6 0 5 28 10 0
Zane Denton Alabama 0.262 0.333 48 12 0 11 36 18 0
Jim Jarvis Alabama 0.260 0.340 47 3 3 4 18 19 6
Owen Diodati Alabama 0.237 0.333 33 6 0 8 23 16 3

Alabama Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Garrett McMillan Alabama 4 3 3.53 11 11 0 66 53 28 26 19 65 0.215
Grayson Hitt Alabama 4 2 4.37 11 11 0 47 46 28 23 22 51 0.257
Jacob McNairy Alabama 4 2 4.94 12 8 0 51 56 29 28 11 47 0.284

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

LSU:

17

Alabama:

44

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

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

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 2 LSU 6 SEC Network+
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Georgia 12 LSU 7 SEC Network+
1-May 2:00 PM ET Georgia 3 LSU 4 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

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 5 South Carolina 6 SEC Network
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama 1 South Carolina 2 SEC Network+
30-Apr 12:00 PM ET Alabama 5 South Carolina 11 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

LSU-Alabama Series Prediction

LSU has won the last four series and is 17-3-1 over the last 21 series since 2000 with a 47-21 lead in regular-season games. The Tigers have won the last four series in Tuscaloosa, including sweeps in 2015 and 2017, while compiling a 10-4 series record at The Joe. Alabama’s last series win came in Baton Rouge in 2016 and last won a home series in 2011. Between 1992-99, Alabama won five of the eight series.

LSU has won five of its last six SEC games and three of its last four series. The Tigers own a pair of league road series wins at Florida and Mississippi State. They are 8-4 in SEC play since starting 4-5 and sit at a dozen conference wins after seven weeks for the seventh time in the last 10 seasons.

Alabama limps into the series having dropped seven of its last eight SEC games after winning six straight. The Crimson Tide spent three of the last four weekends on the road, posting a 4-5 mark. They are 1-2 in home SEC series with a victory over Texas A&M. Alabama looks to snap a three-conference series losing streak. (Source: SEC)

A couple of weeks ago, it was looking like Alabama would be a contender for the SEC West. After being swept by South Carolina last weekend, things are looking pretty bleak for the Tide. The Crimson Tide has a chance for some redemption this weekend when they host LSU. The Tigers look like the favorite both in hitting and pitching. I think LSU will prevail but probably not get a sweep.

LSU 2 wins, Alabama 1 win

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