SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Texas A&M

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Mississippi State 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

Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
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 13-15

  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 1:00 PM SEC Network Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Mississippi State 0.280 0.380 333 440 75 4 83 20 213 6 32
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%
Mississippi State 5.47 11.2 0.251 8.67 42 2.36 1.49 65 4.75 31 0.984
Texas A&M 4.50 9.5 0.256 9.13 46 2.79 1.39 31 3.40 24 0.971

Statistical Leaders

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Logan Tanner Mississippi State 0.318 0.415 56 8 0 7 38 28 0
RJ Yeager Mississippi State 0.311 0.389 52 12 0 16 48 16 2
Brad Cumbest Mississippi State 0.310 0.358 54 11 0 12 30 11 4
Kamren James Mississippi State 0.301 0.396 55 7 0 8 29 27 11
Hunter Hines Mississippi State 0.292 0.395 52 9 1 14 48 27 0
Luke Hancock Mississippi State 0.285 0.410 53 9 0 7 26 31 2
Kellum Clark Mississippi State 0.245 0.360 39 9 1 13 37 22 1

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Cade Smith Mississippi State 4 2 3.90 12 12 0 67 56 31 29 32 64 0.221
Brandon Smith Mississippi State 3 4 4.58 17 6 0 55 59 31 28 13 53 0.271
Preston Johnson Mississippi State 3 3 5.51 12 11 0 65 61 42 40 34 104 0.243

Texas A&M Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Jack Moss Texas A&M 0.370 0.425 71 12 1 5 37 19 6
Austin Bost Texas A&M 0.361 0.450 60 9 2 6 27 21 1
Dylan Rock Texas A&M 0.329 0.483 52 11 1 12 39 37 13
Brett Minnich Texas A&M 0.303 0.423 53 9 0 6 39 35 7
Troy Claunch Texas A&M 0.302 0.378 52 12 0 3 38 18 3
Ryan Targac Texas A&M 0.275 0.408 41 5 2 12 45 27 7
Kole Kaler Texas A&M 0.242 0.383 44 7 2 2 24 41 9
Logan Britt Texas A&M 0.202 0.262 26 7 0 8 24 11 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 3.19 12 12 0 65 62 28 23 15 59 0.243
Micah Dallas Texas A&M 4 3 6.10 13 12 0 62 78 46 42 16 71 0.300

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Mississippi State:

72

Texas A&M:

15

Mississippi State Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
24 Slate Alford INF 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Madison AL
48 Brooks Auger RHP 6′-5″ 205 So. Marion LA
26 Gray Bane C 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Olive Branch MS
38 Bryce Chance OF 5′-10″ 180 Fr. Ridgeland MS
16 Cole Cheatham LHP 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Ardmore AL
11 Kellum Clark INF 6′-4″ 205 So. Brandon MS
14 Matt Corder INF/OF 6′-1″ 180 Jr. Madison MS
33 Brad Cumbest OF 6′-6″ 235 Sr. Hurley MS
3 Jess Davis OF 6′-2″ 200 Gr. Kearney MO
5 Aaron Downs INF/OF 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Pella IA
43 Lane Forsythe INF 5′-11″ 175 So. Humboldt TN
27 Jackson Fristoe RHP 6′-4″ 210 So. Paducah KY
20 Luke Hancock INF/C 5′-11″ 195 Jr. Houston MS
10 Revy Higgins III OF 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Oxford AL
44 Hunter Hines INF/OF 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Madison MS
2 KC Hunt RHP 6′-3″ 200 Jr. Wycoff NJ
6 Kamren James INF 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Southaven MS
35 Preston Johnson RHP 6′-4″ 250 Jr. Crystal Springs MS
9 Pico Kohn LHP 6′-4″ 200 Fr. Verbena AL
31 Tanner Leggett INF 5′-10″ 165 Sr. Raymond MS
8 Drew McGowan OF 6′-1″ 185 Jr. Hopkinsville KY
12 Davis Meche INF 5′-11″ 175 So. Lake Charles LA
28 Tayler Montiel LHP 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Brentwood TN
30 Von Seibert INF/OF 6′-4″ 245 Jr. Daphne AL
17 Stone Simmons RHP 6′-4″ 235 Jr. Houston TX
23 Landon Sims RHP 6′-2″ 227 Jr. Cumming GA
36 Brayland Skinner OF 5′-11″ 185 Sr. Lake Comorant MS
7 Brandon Smith RHP 6′-3″ 220 Sr. Richland MS
15 Cade Smith RHP 6′-1″ 190 So. Southaven MS
32 Parker Stinnett RHP 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Oxford MS
47 Drew Talley RHP 6′-3″ 220 Sr. Huntsville AL
19 Logan Tanner C 6′-0″ 215 Jr. Lucedale MS
39 Mikey Tepper RHP 6′-2″ 200 So. Fort Mill SC
45 Cam Tullar LHP 6′-2″ 215 Sr. Brighton MI
18 Jack Walker RHP 5′-11″ 210 Fr. Lake Charles LA
29 Andrew Walling LHP 6′-2″ 220 Sr. Castle Rock WA
40 Bradley Wilson RHP 6′-3″ 230 Fr. Irwinton GA
4 RJ Yeager INF 6′-3″ 200 Gr. Lynn Haven FL

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

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb TBA Long Beach St 3 Mississippi St 0 SEC Network+
19-Feb Long Beach St 13 Mississippi St 3 SEC Network+
20-Feb Long Beach St 4 Mississippi St 12 SEC Network+
22-Feb AR-Pine Bluff 1 Mississippi St 17 SEC Network+
25-Feb N Kentucky 7 Mississippi St 6 SEC Network+
26-Feb N Kentucky 1 Mississippi St 10 SEC Network+
27-Feb N Kentucky 2 Mississippi St 7 SEC Network+
1-Mar Grambling 1 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
2-Mar TBA Mississippi St 1 Southern Miss 7
4-Mar TBA Mississippi St 19 Tulane 2
5-Mar Mississippi St 10 Tulane 11
6-Mar 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St 4 Tulane 5
8-Mar Texas Tech 5 Mississippi St 11 SEC Network+
9-Mar Texas Tech 7 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
11-Mar Princeton 2 Mississippi St 11 SEC Network+
12-Mar Princeton Mississippi St SEC Network+
13-Mar TBA Princeton 1 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network+
14-Mar TBA Binghamton 5 Mississippi St 13 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
23-Mar TBA Southern 5 Mississippi St 14 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 Mississippi St 10 Memphis 4
1-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 1 Arkansas 8 SEC Network
2-Apr 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St 5 Arkansas 12 SEC Network+
3-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 5 Arkansas 3 SEC Network+
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET UT Martin 2 Mississippi St 13 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 7:00 PM ET UAB 5 Mississippi St 6 SEC Network+
14-Apr 8:00 PM ET Auburn 6 Mississippi St 7 SEC Network
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 5 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network+
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn 3 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Jackson State 2 Mississippi St 17 SEC Network+
21-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 2 Ole Miss 4 SEC Network
22-Apr 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St 10 Ole Miss 8 SEC Network+
23-Apr 4:30 PM ET Mississippi St 7 Ole Miss 6 ESPN2
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 5 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
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
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 6:00 PM ET Mississippi St 6 Samford 8 ESPN+
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 7:00 PM ET North Alabama Mississippi St SEC Network+
19-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Mississippi St SEC Network
20-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Mississippi St SEC Network+
21-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee Mississippi St SEC Network+

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 4 Texas A&M 16 SEC Network+
7-May 3:00 PM ET South Carolina 12 Texas A&M 13 SEC Network+
8-May 2:00 PM ET South Carolina 9 Texas A&M 4 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

Mississippi State-Texas A&M Series Prediction

This series is knotted at four games apiece since Texas A&M joined in the SEC in 2013. Mississippi State has won the last two series and three of the last four after the Aggies won three of the first four series. The Bulldogs swept the Aggies last season and own a series sweep in Bryan-College Station in 2013. Texas A&M’s lone sweep came in Starkville in 2016.

Mississippi State has dropped its last five SEC games and is playing on the road for the third time in the last four weeks. It owns a road series victory over Ole Miss and a loss at Missouri in that span. The five-game conference losing streak is its longest since ending 2017 with five consecutive defeats. The Bulldogs posted an 8-2 mark in SEC road series the last two seasons but are 1-3 this year. They are battling with Kentucky for the final SEC Tournament spot.

Texas A&M has won its last five series overall and two straight conference road series. The last time it won five consecutive series was 2017. The last time the Aggies won six straight SEC series was part of a seven-series winning streak in 2016. The Aggies are seeking their fourth SEC home series victory for the first time since it went 5-0 in 2016. They are 8-4 since starting 6-6 and have won five of their last seven conference games. Texas A&M is 14-10 for the first time since 2017. (Source: SEC)

This has been a rough season for Mississippi State. Just when they got their first College World Series Championship, now they sit in the cellar of the West. They’ve got some decent hitting but have really had poor results on the mound. Things don’t get any easier this week heading to College Station. The Aggies are much improved and will be an even tougher opponent on the road. The Aggies should sweep this but State might steal one game victory.

Texas A&M 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win

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