SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Texas A&M

Texas A&M-South Carolina SEC Baseball Series Preview

South Carolina travels to Texas A&M 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

Andrew Eyster of South Carolina
Andrew Eyster of South Carolina
Blue Bell Park (6,100)
Blue Bell Park (6,100)
Micah Dallas of Texas A&M
Micah Dallas of Texas A&M

Series Schedule May 6-8

  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
South Carolina 0.262 0.362 242 356 53 4 41 18 178 17 42
Texas A&M 0.282 0.391 291 407 80 8 47 25 230 3 47

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
South Carolina 5.13 9.6 0.264 9.21 35 2.20 1.51 50 4.39 24 0.979
Texas A&M 4.38 9.4 0.251 8.90 42 2.94 1.34 24 3.19 18 0.973

Statistical Leaders

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Brandt Belk South Carolina 0.342 0.424 50 9 0 5 30 21 10
Andrew Eyster South Carolina 0.338 0.421 50 8 0 8 42 16 0
Braylen Wimmer South Carolina 0.308 0.342 53 8 0 5 28 7 9
Michael Braswell South Carolina 0.281 0.366 43 6 2 2 20 21 3
Josiah Sightler South Carolina 0.261 0.376 31 7 0 8 18 14 2
Kevin Madden South Carolina 0.250 0.323 37 2 1 5 21 10 4
Colin Burgess South Carolina 0.194 0.367 21 5 0 3 17 22 0

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Will Sanders South Carolina 6 2 3.82 11 11 0 68 67 31 29 22 71 0.256
Noah Hall South Carolina 2 4 4.57 12 9 0 61 63 33 31 24 61 0.265

Texas A&M Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Jack Moss Texas A&M 0.366 0.424 63 12 1 4 35 19 6
Austin Bost Texas A&M 0.360 0.445 54 7 2 4 22 18 1
Dylan Rock Texas A&M 0.317 0.463 46 9 1 11 35 31 11
Troy Claunch Texas A&M 0.302 0.380 48 11 0 3 36 18 2
Brett Minnich Texas A&M 0.302 0.417 48 8 0 5 33 30 6
Ryan Targac Texas A&M 0.269 0.404 36 5 2 10 37 26 5
Kole Kaler Texas A&M 0.250 0.388 42 6 2 1 20 38 7
Logan Britt Texas A&M 0.202 0.257 26 7 0 8 24 10 3

Texas A&M Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Nathan Dettmer Texas A&M 5 2 3.13 11 11 0 60 55 25 21 13 58 0.234
Micah Dallas Texas A&M 4 3 5.49 12 11 0 60 70 38 37 15 68 0.283

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

South Carolina:

54

Texas A&M:

15

South Carolina Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
36 Cade Austin RHP 6′-3″ 230 R-Fr. Chapin SC
29 Matthew Becker LHP 6′-3″ 200 Fr. Chapin SC
13 Brandt Belk OF 6′-5″ 180 Grad. Houston TX
18 Julian Bosnic LHP 6′-3″ 218 R-Jr. Lutz FL
7 Michael Braswell INF/RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Mabelton GA
10 Colin Burgess C 5′-8″ 195 Jr. Lexington KY
21 Connor Cino OF 6′-1″ 206 So. Mt. Pleasant SC
44 Parker Coyne RHP 6′-2″ 210 5th Suwanee GA
31 David Cromer OF 6′-2″ 225 R-Fr. Lexington SC
26 Thad Ector OF 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Tyrone GA
24 Michael Esposito LHP 5′-10″ 190 Jr. Port Washington NY
11 Andrew Eyster OF 6′-3″ 220 5th Ocala FL
16 John Gilreath LHP 6′-0″ 179 5th Rock Hill SC
33 Noah Hall RHP 6′-0″ 190 Jr. Charlotte NC
34 James Hicks RHP 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Conway AR
20 Matt Hogan OF 6′-0″ 195 Sr. Melville NY
15 Carson Hornung INF 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Overland Park KS
38 Aidan Hunter RHP 6′-4″ 205 Fr. Summerville SC
14 Eli Jones RHP 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Peachtree City GA
22 Elijah Lambros OF 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Fredericksburg VA
5 Talmadge LeCroy UTL 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Belton SC
50 Kevin Madden INF 6′-1″ 215 Sr. Glenwood MD
23 Jack Mahoney RHP 6′-3″ 210 So. Arlington Heights IL
19 Cole Messina C 6′-0″ 215 Fr. Summerville SC
4 Jackson Phipps LHP 6′-5″ 225 So. Dallas GA
32 Will Sanders RHP 6′-6″ 215 So. Atlanta GA
12 Josiah Sightler INF/LHP 6′-5″ 235 Sr. Gaston SC
25 Sam Simpson RHP 6′-1″ 175 Fr. Carrollton GA
9 Evan Stone OF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Irmo SC
40 Wesley Sweatt RHP 6′-3″ 225 Sr. Rock Hill SC
30 Brett Thomas RHP 6′-5″ 245 Jr. Atlanta GA
37 Cam Tringali RHP 6′-4″ 230 Gr. Columbia SC
28 Vytas Valincius INF 6′-4″ 230 Fr. Lockport IL
2 Jalen Vasquez INF 6′-0″ 170 So. North Charleston SC
45 CJ Weins RHP 6′-3″ 223 Sr. Lockport IL
3 Braylen Wimmer INF 6′-4″ 200 Jr. Yukon OK

Texas A&M Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
45 Robert Antonetti C 5′-10″ 195 R-Fr. Colleyville TX
2 Rody Barker OF/C 5′-10″ 190 Gr. Kerrville TX
25 Brandon Bishop OF 5′-10″ 160 Fr. College Station TX
11 Austin Bost OF 6′-0″ 205 Jr. Groves TX
3 Logan Britt OF 6′-5″ 215 So. Fort Worth TX
57 Jonathan Childress LHP 6′-4″ 210 R-So. Forney TX
17 Troy Claunch C 6′-0″ 210 Gr. Vacaville CA
10 Chris Cortez RHP 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Las Vegas NV
30 Khristian Curtis RHP 6′-4″ 210 R-Fr. Groves TX
34 Micah Dallas RHP 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Aubrey TX
35 Nathan Dettmer RHP 6′-4″ 215 So. San Antonio TX
47 Trey Dillard RHP 6′-0″ 200 Gr. Phoenix AZ
46 Landon Ellington RHP 6′-0″ 165 Fr. Weatherford TX
41 Jack Hamilton RHP 6′-0″ 200 Fr. College Station TX
4 Kalae Harrison INF 5′-11″ 180 So. Kailua HI
5 Rawley Hector RHP 6′-2″ 200 Fr. Van Alstyne TX
19 Ty Hodge INF 6′-1″ 200 Fr. College Station TX
13 Robert Hogan RHP 6′-0″ 200 Fr. Mounds View MN
15 Will Johnston LHP 6′-3″ 215 So. Roanoke TX
1 Kole Kaler INF 5′-10″ 175 Gr. Queen Creek AZ
20 Xavier Lovett RHP 5′-11″ 190 R-So. Houston TX
53 Alex Magers RHP 6′-4″ 215 So. D’Hanis TX
6 Joseph Menefee LHP 6′-2″ 220 Jr. Richmond TX
23 Brett Minnich OF 6′-5″ 210 Jr. Colleyville TX
9 Jack Moss INF 6′-5″ 205 So. Englewood CO
33 Jacob Palisch LHP 6′-4″ 215 Gr. Richardson TX
18 Ryan Prager LHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Dallas TX
44 Will Rizzo RHP 6′-0″ 205 Fr. The Woodlands TX
27 Dylan Rock OF 6′-1″ 210 Gr. Sugar Land TX
32 Brad Rudis RHP 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Madisonville TX
50 Chanden Scamardo C 6′-1″ 225 Fr. College Station TX
37 Ty Sexton RHP 6′-6″ 185 Fr. Montgomery TX
14 Taylor Smith C 6′-1″ 220 Jr. Georgetown TX
0 Austin Stracener INF 6′-0″ 165 Fr. New Braunfels TX
16 Ryan Targac INF 6′-0″ 205 So. Hallettsville TX
31 Jordan Thompson OF 6′-0″ 175 Jr. Boerne TX
36 Wyatt Tucker RHP 6′-2″ 215 So. Douglass TX
28 Trevor Werner INF/RHP 6′-3″ 220 So. Houston TX
49 Walker Zander RHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Houston TX

South Carolina Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 4:00 PM ET UNC Greensboro 7 South Carolina 9 SEC Network+
19-Feb 2:00 PM ET UNC Greensboro 5 South Carolina 4 SEC Network+
20-Feb 1:30 PM ET UNC Greensboro 7 South Carolina 8 SEC Network+
22-Feb 4:00 PM ET Winthrop 1 South Carolina 7 SEC Network+
25-Feb 4:00 PM ET G Washington 4 South Carolina 13 SEC Network+
26-Feb 2:00 PM ET G Washington 6 South Carolina 10 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:30 PM ET G Washington PPD South Carolina PPD SEC Network+
1-Mar 6:00 PM ET South Carolina 9 Appalachian St 6 SEC Network+
4-Mar 7:00 PM ET Clemson 3 South Carolina 2 SEC Network+
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET South Carolina 2 Clemson 10 SEC Network+
6-Mar 3:00 PM ET South Carolina 2 Clemson 5 ACC Network
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Xavier 15 South Carolina 7 SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas PPD South Carolina PPD SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas 9 South Carolina 5 SEC Network+
12-Mar 4:00 PM ET Texas 9 South Carolina 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:30 PM ET Texas 9 South Carolina 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:30 PM ET Texas 2 South Carolina 4 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Gardner-Webb 0 South Carolina 12 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 TBA South Carolina 3 The Citadel 4
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 Presbyterian 9 South Carolina 6 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 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 15 North Carolina 2
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 North Florida 2 South Carolina 4 SEC Network+
14-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 9 South Carolina 1 SEC Network+
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 2 South Carolina 4 SEC Network+
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss 8 South Carolina 9 SEC Network+
20-Apr 6:00 PM ET South Carolina 5 Winthrop 2 ESPN+
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+
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
4-May 7:00 PM ET NC A&T South Carolina SEC Network
6-May 7:30 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
7-May 3:00 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
8-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
10-May 7:00 PM ET SC Upstate South Carolina SEC Network+
13-May TBA Kentucky South Carolina SEC Network+
14-May 12:00 PM ET Kentucky South Carolina SEC Network
15-May TBA Kentucky South Carolina SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET Charlotte South Carolina SEC Network+
19-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
20-May 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
21-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Florida SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Texas A&M Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 7:30 PM ET Fordham 1 Texas A&M 13 SEC Network+
19-Feb 3:00 PM ET Fordham 3 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Fordham 4 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
22-Feb 7:30 PM ET Lamar 3 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network+
25-Feb 7:30 PM ET Pennsylvania 2 Texas A&M 1 SEC Network+
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Pennsylvania PPD Texas A&M PPD SEC Network+
27-Feb 2:00 PM ET Pennsylvania 8 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
1-Mar 7:30 PM ET Houston Baptist 2 Texas A&M 3 SEC Network+
4-Mar 8:00 PM ET Texas A&M 6 Washington St 11 SEC Network+
5-Mar 7:00 PM ET Iowa 3 Texas A&M 7 SEC Network+
6-Mar 7:00 PM ET Wichita State 6 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
9-Mar 7:30 PM ET Tarleton 1 Texas A&M 4 SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:30 PM ET Santa Clara PPD Texas A&M PPD SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET Santa Clara 16 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
13-Mar 2:00 PM ET Santa Clara 2 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:30 PM ET Houston 8 Texas A&M 2 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
22-Mar 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 15 Rice 8
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 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 12 Texas 9 Longhorn 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 7:30 PM ET Texas State 4 Texas A&M 8 SEC Network+
7-Apr 8:00 PM ET Kentucky 2 Texas A&M 3 ESPNU
8-Apr 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 7 Texas A&M 3 SEC Network+
9-Apr 2:00 PM ET Kentucky 3 Texas A&M 17 SEC Network
12-Apr 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 5 Texas A&M-CC 3 FloBaseball
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 7:00 PM ET Dallas Baptist 1 Texas A&M 14 SEC Network
22-Apr 8:30 PM ET Arkansas 1 Texas A&M 2 SEC Network
23-Apr 3:00 PM ET Arkansas 3 Texas A&M 1 SEC Network+
24-Apr 2:00 PM ET Arkansas 10 Texas A&M 11 SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:30 PM ET Sam Houston Texas A&M Canceled 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 7:30 PM ET UT Arlington 5 Texas A&M 10 SEC Network+
6-May 7:30 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
7-May 3:00 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
8-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina Texas A&M SEC Network+
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 7:30 PM ET Incarnate Word Texas A&M SEC Network+
19-May 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network+
20-May 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network+
21-May 2:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

South Carolina-Texas A&M Series Prediction

South Carolina has won three of the five series, including both series in Bryan-College Station in 2015 and 2018. The Aggies own the only sweep in the series in 2013 in Columbia. Since then, the teams have split the last four seasons with each winning twice on the other’s home field.

South Carolina won its third SEC home series with a sweep over Alabama last weekend. Eight of its nine SEC wins have come at home. The Gamecocks have been swept twice in three conference road series (Tennessee and Auburn). They are seeking their third four-game SEC winning streak in their last 50 league games.

Texas A&M has won its last four series (2 at home, 2 on road), posting an 8-4 mark in that span since starting 4-5. The last time it won five in a row was 2017. The Aggies haven’t swept an SEC opponent in their last 25 series. The last came at Kentucky in 2019. The last SEC home series sweep came in week five in 2018 against Alabama. The 12-9 SEC mark is its best since it was 13-8 in 2017. They are seeking to win their third conference home series for the fourth time since joining the SEC in 2013. (Source: SEC)

This is an intriguing series that will be exciting to watch. Both these programs have much improved teams in 2022 and have been doing things that some did not expect from them. A&M is coming off a road series win at Vanderbilt. The Gamecocks swept a pretty good Alabama team last weekend in Columbia. I’m picking A&M in this one. They have a great home-field atmosphere (and so does South Carolina). I think the Gamecocks should be able to win one and make the other two games very interesting.

Texas A&M 2 wins, South Carolina 1 win

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