SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Vanderbilt at Georgia

Vanderbilt-Georgia SEC Baseball series preview

Vanderbilt travels to Georgia for a 3-game, Friday-Sunday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews this series and predicts the series winner. Note: The start time of Friday’s game has been moved to 6:30 pm ET/5:30 pm CT.

By 14Powers SEC Baseball Staff

Enrique Bradfield Jr of Vanderbilt
Enrique Bradfield Jr. of Vanderbilt
Foley Field (3,291)
Foley Field (3,291)
Ben Anderson of Georgia
Ben Anderson of Georgia

Series Schedule May 6-8

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 5:30 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 2:00 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
Vanderbilt 0.292 0.393 296 413 83 12 49 24 215 19 59
Georgia 0.289 0.388 310 437 64 11 52 22 216 16 14

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Vanderbilt 3.15 11.3 0.201 6.54 36 3.14 1.13 30 3.61 25 0.981
Georgia 5.32 10.0 0.251 8.65 46 1.97 1.52 57 5.06 27 0.977

Statistical Leaders

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Dominic Keegan Vanderbilt 0.401 0.473 63 14 2 8 43 23 0
Spencer Jones Vanderbilt 0.356 0.452 53 16 1 7 37 21 8
Jack Bulger Vanderbilt 0.303 0.390 43 5 0 3 19 18 3
Tate Kolwyck Vanderbilt 0.289 0.349 39 9 0 6 26 13 0
Enrique Bradfield Jr. Vanderbilt 0.289 0.402 46 7 5 5 22 30 28
Davis Diaz Vanderbilt 0.250 0.396 31 8 0 1 18 29 4
Carter Young Vanderbilt 0.225 0.358 32 5 3 5 21 26 2

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Devin Futrell Vanderbilt 8 0 2.11 9 8 0 42 27 10 10 5 50 0.179
Chris McElvain Vanderbilt 5 3 3.53 11 11 0 58 40 28 23 27 74 0.190
Carter Holton Vanderbilt 5 3 4.23 11 11 0 55 42 29 26 21 76 0.205

Georgia Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Connor Tate Georgia 0.337 0.434 55 13 1 8 40 27 3
Joshua McAllister Georgia 0.301 0.337 47 9 1 3 25 9 1
Parks Harber Georgia 0.296 0.363 45 4 0 9 42 14 0
Chaney Rogers Georgia 0.295 0.386 39 5 1 3 26 17 0
Ben Anderson Georgia 0.288 0.412 47 4 4 7 27 31 7
Corey Collins Georgia 0.280 0.417 42 7 0 9 32 29 0
Cory Acton Georgia 0.269 0.405 35 5 0 3 23 25 0

Georgia Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Jonathan Cannon Georgia 8 1 2.04 9 9 0 57 37 13 13 4 53 0.179

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Vanderbilt:

9

Georgia:

18

Vanderbilt Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
99 Jack Anderson RHP 6’5” 190 Gr. Nashville TN
30 Nelson Berkwich LHP 5’11” 190 So. Boca Raton FL
51 Enrique Bradfield Jr. OF 6’1” 160 So. Hialeah FL
46 Gage Bradley RHP 6’3” 190 So. Clarksville TN
16 Jack Bulger UTL 6’0” 210 So. Bowie MD
98 Greysen Carter RHP 6’4” 218 Fr. Louisville CO
39 Gavin Casas IF 6’3” 225 So. Pembroke Pines FL
97 Bryce Cunningham RHP 6’5” 225 Fr. Headland AL
11 Davis Diaz IF 5’11” 170 Fr. Pittsburg CA
43 Michael Doolin RHP 6’4’’ 220 Jr. Schererville IN
45 Alan Espinal C 6’0” 190 So. Viera FL
44 Donye Evans RHP 6’6” 220 So. Decatur GA
95 Devin Futrell LHP 6’5” 195 Fr. Pembroke Pines FL
31 Miles Garrett RHP 5’10” 165 So. Stone Mountain GA
17 Ryan Ginther LHP 5’11” 201 Fr. Gallatin TN
3 Rob Gordon IF 6’2” 176 Fr. Mableton GA
77 Brett Hansen LHP 6’4” 205 So. Pleasanton CA
21 Calvin Hewett OF 6’3” 205 So. Greenland N.H.
40 Sam Hliboki RHP 6’3’’ 210 Jr. Los Angeles CA
20 Carter Holton LHP 5’11” 195 Fr. Guyton GA
52 Sam Hunt UTL 6’2” 205 Fr. Minneapolis MN
34 Spencer Jones UTL 6’7’’ 225 Jr. Encinitas CA
12 Dominic Keegan UTL 6’0” 210 Sr. Methuen MA
6 Tate Kolwyck IF 5’11” 195 Sr. Memphis TN
19 Troy LaNeve OF 6’0’’ 210 Jr. Pittsburgh PA
42 Christian Little RHP 6’4” 210 So. St. Louis MO
50 Kyle Magrans RHP 6’3” 210 Fr. Clarksville TN
29 Nick Maldonado RHP 6’1’’ 205 Jr. Short Hills NJ
23 Kenny Mallory Jr. UTL 6’3” 195 Fr. Lawrenceville GA
35 Chris McElvain RHP 6’0’’ 205 Jr. Thompson Station TN
10 T.J. McKenzie UTL 6’1’’ 180 Jr. Loxahatchee FL
5 Anthony Migliaccio UTL 6’1” 200 Fr. Wyandotte MI
36 Grayson Moore RHP 6’3” 190 So. Longwood FL
25 Parker Noland IF 6’1’’ 200 Jr. Knoxville TN
33 Hunter Owen LHP 6’6” 240 So. South Portland ME
1 Matthew Polk UTL 5’11” 180 Fr. Long Beach CA
55 Colton Regen RHP 6’4” 170 Fr. Lebanon TN
88 Patrick Reilly RHP 6’3” 210 So. Sea Girt NJ
18 JD Rogers OF 5’10” 185 Fr. Carmel IN
66 Thomas Schultz RHP 6’6’’ 225 Jr. Mount Carmel PA
48 Christian Smith OF 6’2” 195 Fr. Atlanta GA
13 Jonathan Vastine IF 5’11” 165 Fr. Bartow FL
2 Javier Vaz IF 5’9” 151 Sr. Huntsville AL
9 Carter Young IF 6’0’’ 180 Jr. Selah WA

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

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma State 0 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network+
19-Feb 2:00 PM ET Oklahoma State 4 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Oklahoma State 7 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network+
22-Feb 5:30 PM ET North Alabama PPD Vanderbilt PPD SEC Network+
23-Feb 5:30 PM ET Evansville 0 Vanderbilt 9 SEC Network+
25-Feb 5:30 PM ET Army 2 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network+
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Army 7 Vanderbilt 10 SEC Network+
27-Feb 2:00 PM ET Army 0 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network+
1-Mar 5:30 PM ET C Arkansas 2 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network+
4-Mar 11:35 PM ET Vanderbilt 9 Hawai’i 2
5-Mar Vanderbilt 12 Hawai’i 1
5-Mar 6:05 PM ET Vanderbilt 13 Hawai’i 1
6-Mar 6:05 PM ET Vanderbilt 2 Hawai’i 1
11-Mar 5:30 PM ET Wagner 7 Vanderbilt 12 SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET Wagner 0 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network+
13-Mar 2:00 PM ET Wagner 5 Vanderbilt 15 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Michigan 4 Vanderbilt 5 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+
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Belmont 4 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network+
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 Lipscomb 1 Vanderbilt 7 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 7:00 PM ET Austin Peay 2 Vanderbilt 12 SEC Network+
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 Western KY 4 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network+
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 4 Vanderbilt 5 ESPN2
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 6 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network
17-Apr 1:00 PM ET Florida 4 Vanderbilt 3 ESPNU
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech 0 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network+
22-Apr 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 10 Kentucky 0 SEC Network+
23-Apr 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 2 Kentucky 3 SEC Network
24-Apr 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 5 Kentucky 3 SEC Network+
28-Apr 8:00 PM ET Texas A&M 5 Vanderbilt 1 ESPNU
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 1 Vanderbilt 11 SEC Network+
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 12 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network+
3-May 7:00 PM ET Louisville 1 Vanderbilt 0 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
10-May 7:00 PM ET Indiana State Vanderbilt SEC Network+
13-May 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
14-May 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
15-May 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET MTSU Vanderbilt 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 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 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 6:00 PM ET Kennesaw State 7 Georgia 10 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

Vanderbilt-Georgia Series Prediction

The Georgia Bulldogs have won the last two series after Vanderbilt won 10 consecutive series between 2009-2018, including three consecutive sweeps (2014-16). Ten of the last 29 series have resulted in sweeps: six by Georgia and four by Vanderbilt. The Bulldogs haven’t won three straight series over the Commodores since sweeping the series between 2001-03.

Vandy is 6-5 in its last 11 SEC games after starting 4-6. The Commodores snapped a four-conference series losing streak with a series win at Kentucky two weeks ago. This is the first time in the last nine seasons Vanderbilt has been below .500 in SEC play after seven weeks (9-12 in 2012).

Georgia returns home after playing three of their last four SEC series on the road, including the last two. UGA is 5-6 since starting 7-3 in league action. They have two home series wins, including a sweep over Florida. This is the third time in the last four seasons Georgia has had a dozen SEC wins after seven weeks. (Source: SEC)

Vanderbilt has a slight edge in batting and a big edge in pitching. However, the young Commodores have been in a funk and are often unable to come up with timely hitting to produce runs. I think Georgia wins this series but Vandy will probably at least pull off one win.

Georgia 2 wins, Vanderbilt 1 win

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