SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Florida at Missouri

Missouri-Florida sec baseball series preview

Florida 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

Jud Fabian of Florida
Jud Fabian of Florida
Taylor Stadium (3,031)
Josh Day of Missouri
Josh Day of Missouri

Series Schedule May 13-15

  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 2:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Florida 0.272 0.361 277 395 58 8 77 19 176 13 35
Missouri 0.286 0.387 299 402 69 4 48 21 176 6 50

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Florida 4.38 9.0 0.242 8.18 63 2.51 1.31 46 3.59 34 0.979
Missouri 5.56 8.7 0.265 9.33 35 2.02 1.52 65 4.32 39 0.976

Statistical Leaders

Florida Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Wyatt Langford Florida 0.352 0.423 64 7 3 15 49 20 5
Sterlin Thompson Florida 0.348 0.433 63 8 2 9 41 25 6
BT Riopelle Florida 0.312 0.376 49 5 1 14 45 13 4
Josh Rivera Florida 0.270 0.357 43 7 0 6 20 21 4
Jud Fabian Florida 0.265 0.441 44 7 1 19 47 49 5
Colby Halter Florida 0.242 0.347 45 9 0 5 16 24 6
Kendrick Calilao Florida 0.221 0.293 32 8 0 3 22 13 0
Deric Fabian Florida 0.214 0.321 30 3 0 4 21 19 4

Florida Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Hunter Barco Florida 5 2 2.50 9 9 0 50 34 14 14 11 69 0.187
Brandon Sproat Florida 6 4 4.26 13 12 0 61 64 30 29 26 59 0.271

Missouri Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Torin Montgomery Missouri 0.344 0.443 54 11 0 4 38 17 4
Joshua Day Missouri 0.329 0.431 56 8 1 7 28 18 7
Trevor Austin Missouri 0.311 0.437 37 8 0 4 17 17 3
Fox Leum Missouri 0.299 0.433 32 3 0 8 28 21 2
Ty Wilmsmeyer Missouri 0.272 0.330 44 5 0 2 17 10 7
Ross Lovich Missouri 0.267 0.350 36 5 0 5 28 13 11
Luke Mann Missouri 0.261 0.390 43 5 1 14 35 25 6

Missouri Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Tony Neubeck Missouri 3 2 5.29 13 7 0 49 46 35 29 24 53 0.235
Spencer Miles Missouri 3 5 6.83 11 11 0 56 77 44 43 18 51 0.330

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Florida:

21

Missouri:

56

Florida Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
55 Philip Abner LHP 6′-1″ 220 Fr. Charlotte NC
34 Kris Armstrong INF 6′-4″ 230 Jr.* Jupiter FL
12 Hunter Barco LHP 6′-4″ 210 So.* Jacksonville FL
14 Jac Caglianone LHP/1B 6′-5″ 210 Fr. Tampa FL
6 Kendrick Calilao 1B/OF 6′-1″ 210 Jr. Kissimmee FL
18 Pierce Coppola LHP 6′-8″ 215 Fr. Verona NJ
33 Jorge De Goti INF 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Miami FL
2 Ty Evans OF 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Auburndale FL
23 Deric Fabian INF 6′-4″ 185 Fr. Ocala FL
4 Jud Fabian OF 6′-2″ 195 Jr.* Ocala FL
46 Nick Ficarrotta RHP 6′-3″ 180 RS Fr.* FL
49 Carsten Finnvold LHP 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Boca Ratan FL
9 Mac Guscette C 6′-0″ 195 So. Nokomis FL
5 Colby Halter INF 6′-1″ 205 So. Jacksonville FL
28 Karl Hartman RHP 6′-4″ 215 Fr. Merritt Island FL
27 Fisher Jameson RHP 6′-5″ 225 Fr. Lake Worth FL
36 Wyatt Langford C/1B 6′-1″ 225 So.. Trenton FL
16 Rene Lastres C 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Hialeah Gardens FL
44 Timmy Manning LHP 6′-2″ 195 So. Pompano Beach FL
25 Hunter McMullen RHP 6′-2″ 205 RS Jr.* Ocala FL
3 Garrett Milchin RHP 6′-5″ 215 Gr.* Windermere FL
22 Brandon Neely RHP 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Seville FL
10 Tyler Nesbitt RHP 6′-3″ 195 RS Fr.* LaBelle FL
20 Nick Pogue RHP 6′-5″ 235 RS So. Melbourne FL
43 Matthew Prevesk OF 6′-3″ 205 RS Fr. Apopka FL
41 Blake Purnell RHP 6′-3″ 210 RS Boynton Beach FL
15 BT Riopelle C 6′-0″ 205 Jr.* Marietta GA
24 Josh Rivera INF 6′-2″ 210 So.* Avon Park FL
11 Michael Robertson OF 6′-1″ 170 Fr. Venice FL
1 Corey Robinson OF 5′-11″ 175 Fr. Port Orange FL
13 Ryan Slater RHP 6′-3″ 185 RS Fr. Palm Harbor FL
21 Sam Sloan RHP 6′-3″ 190 Fr. Bartow FL
8 Brandon Sproat RHP 6′-3″ 210 So.* Pace FL
32 Tucker Talbott OF 6′-2″ 195 RS Fr. Atlantic Beach FL
26 Sterlin Thompson OF/INF 6′-4″ 200 So. Ocala FL
50 Anthony Ursitti RHP 6′-4″ 205 Fr. Fort Myers 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

Florida Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 6:30 PM ET Liberty 2 Florida 7 SEC Network+
19-Feb 4:00 PM ET Liberty 6 Florida 4 SEC Network+
20-Feb 1:00 PM ET Liberty 5 Florida 3 SEC Network+
22-Feb 6:30 PM ET Florida 8 Stetson 1 ESPN+
23-Feb 6:05 PM ET North Florida 1 Florida 3 SEC Network+
25-Feb 6:30 PM ET Georgia State 1 Florida 4 SEC Network+
26-Feb 4:00 PM ET Georgia State 4 Florida 13 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:00 PM ET Georgia State 1 Florida 12 SEC Network+
1-Mar 6:00 PM ET Florida 11 North Florida 2
2-Mar 6:00 PM ET Florida A&M 0 Florida 17 SEC Network+
4-Mar 6:30 PM ET Florida 2 Miami 5
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET Florida 8 Miami 1
6-Mar 12:00 PM ET Florida 11 Miami 3
8-Mar 6:00 PM ET Jacksonville 0 Florida 1 SEC Network+
9-Mar 6:00 PM ET Jacksonville PPD Florida PPD SEC Network+
11-Mar 6:30 PM ET Seton Hall Florida SEC Network+
12-Mar 4:00 PM ET Seton Hall 4 Florida 16 SEC Network+
12-Mar 4:00 PM ET Seton Hall 9 Florida 11 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:00 PM ET Seton Hall 6 Florida 4 SEC Network+
15-Mar 6:00 PM ET Florida State PPD Florida PPD SEC Network+
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+
22-Mar 6:00 PM ET Bethune-Cookman 2 Florida 3 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 7:00 PM ET Florida 6 Florida State 3
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 6:00 PM ET Florida A&M 3 Florida 13 SEC Network+
7-Apr 7:00 PM ET Arkansas 8 Florida 1 SEC Network
8-Apr 7:30 PM ET Arkansas 2 Florida 7 SEC Network+
9-Apr 3:00 PM ET Arkansas 7 Florida 9 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 0 Florida State 5 ACC 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 6:00 PM ET Stetson 8 Florida 10 SEC Network+
22-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 8 Florida 2 SEC Network+
23-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 3 Florida 0 SEC Network+
24-Apr 1:00 PM ET Tennessee 6 Florida 4 SEC Network+
29-Apr 6:30 PM ET Kentucky 2 Florida 9 SEC Network+
30-Apr 6:30 PM ET Kentucky 1 Florida 9 SEC Network+
1-May 12:00 PM ET Kentucky 8 Florida 1 SEC Network
3-May 6:00 PM ET South Florida 3 Florida 18 SEC Network+
6-May 8:00 PM ET Florida 8 Mississippi St 6 SEC Network
7-May 7:30 PM ET Florida 9 Mississippi St 3 ESPNU
8-May 1:00 PM ET Florida 6 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
10-May 6:30 PM ET Bethune-Cookman 0 Florida 7 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+
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

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 13 Missouri 4 SEC Network+
30-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 8 Missouri 19 SEC Network+
1-May 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 6 Missouri 7 SEC Network
3-May 7:00 PM ET SE Missouri St 3 Missouri 9 SEC Network+
6-May 7:30 PM ET Missouri 5 Ole Miss 7 SEC Network+
7-May 5:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Ole Miss 8 SEC Network+
8-May 2:30 PM ET Missouri 2 Ole Miss 10 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 EIG12/ESPN+
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

Florida-Missouri Series Prediction

Florida has dominated this series since Missouri joined the SEC by winning seven of eight, including sweeping the last five series. The Gators own six sweeps in eight series. Missouri’s lone series victory came in Columbia in 2015, 2-1. Florida has won 15 consecutive regular-season games over the Tigers and is 21-3 overall.

Florida is coming off its first SEC road sweep since the end of the 2019 season and has won five of its last six conference games. The Gators, who have won four consecutive conference road games, are 8-6 since starting 3-7. They are seeking three SEC road series wins for the first time since 2018 when they took four of five.

Missouri returns home where it has won its last three series. Even though the Tigers have dropped every series opener this season, including the last 12 overall, they have rebounded to win the final two games of their last three home series. Missouri is in a position to win four home conference series for the second time in the last three seasons. Missouri is 7-5 at home and 0-12 on the road in SEC play. (Source: SEC)

Florida and Vanderbilt are the best recruiting teams in the SEC year in and year out. That has led to much success for both programs. This season, however, has seen both teams uncharacteristically struggle. Part of that has to do with the transfer portal. Other teams are bringing in seasoned veterans who are game ready when they hit the ground. Florida and Vandy have relied on traditional recruiting which means younger talent and more growing pains that contribute to losses. I believe Florida will finish the season strong because at this point their newbies are no longer newbies and they have a very favorable last couple of series. Vandy’s young ones are also coming around but the Commodore’s final few games are more difficult than the Gators’ slate. Both these squads will be in the NCAA tournament. One of them might end up a No. 2 seed in a region and no No. 1 seed is going to want either of them in their region. As for this series, Florida should win but I think Mizzou ekes out a game win at home.

Florida 2 wins, Missouri 1 win

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