SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: LSU at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-LSU baseball series preview

LSU travels to Vanderbilt for a 3-game, Thursday-Saturday 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
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Enrique Bradfield Jr of Vanderbilt
Enrique Bradfield Jr. of Vanderbilt

Series Schedule May 19-21

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 8:00 PM ESPN2 Tickets
Game 2 Friday 7:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 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
Vanderbilt 0.292 0.393 296 413 83 12 49 24 215 19 59

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
LSU 3.73 10.3 0.231 7.90 29 2.94 1.27 46 3.50 23 0.960
Vanderbilt 3.25 11.0 0.208 6.84 40 3.06 1.16 35 3.61 27 0.979

Statistical Leaders

LSU Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Jacob Berry LSU 0.378 0.462 68 8 0 15 46 21 0
Dylan Crews LSU 0.335 0.441 68 7 4 17 56 32 3
Tre Morgan LSU 0.314 0.397 66 13 1 5 41 17 0
Cade Doughty LSU 0.291 0.385 59 18 0 10 44 26 3
Jordan Thompson LSU 0.276 0.393 48 12 0 5 23 29 2
Brayden Jobert LSU 0.247 0.364 40 9 0 12 42 27 1

LSU Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
MaKhail Hilliard LSU 5 1 4.35 12 12 0 60 68 33 29 14 58 0.276
Blake Money LSU 2 4 4.94 14 12 0 58.1 61 41 32 19 59 0.263

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Dominic Keegan Vanderbilt 0.382 0.459 71 15 2 11 55 30 0
Spencer Jones Vanderbilt 0.363 0.458 66 18 2 7 41 25 11
Enrique Bradfield Jr. Vanderbilt 0.318 0.416 62 9 5 7 28 33 40
Jack Bulger Vanderbilt 0.281 0.377 48 6 0 4 22 23 5
Tate Kolwyck Vanderbilt 0.271 0.333 42 10 0 8 31 15 0
Davis Diaz Vanderbilt 0.229 0.38 35 8 0 2 20 33 4
Carter Young Vanderbilt 0.204 0.33 34 5 3 6 23 28 2

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Devin Futrell Vanderbilt 8 1 2.52 11 10 0 53.2 38 15 15 8 59 0.196
Carter Holton Vanderbilt 7 3 3.42 13 13 0 68.1 48 29 26 27 86 0.193
Chris McElvain Vanderbilt 5 4 3.93 13 13 0 68.2 46 38 30 37 82 0.185

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

LSU:

35

Vanderbilt:

3

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

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

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 6 LSU 10 SEC Network+
6-May TBA LSU 6 Alabama 5 SEC Network+
7-May 8:30 PM ET LSU 3 Alabama 8 SEC Network
8-May 2:00 PM ET LSU 12 Alabama 3 SEC Network+
10-May 7:30 PM ET SE Louisiana 3 LSU 17 SEC Network+
13-May 8:30 PM ET Ole Miss 5 LSU 3 ESPN2
14-May 3:00 PM ET Ole Miss 11 LSU 1 SEC Network
15-May 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss 8 LSU 5 SEC Network+
17-May 7:30 PM ET N’Western St 7 LSU 19 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

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 11 Georgia 9 SEC Network+
7-May 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 7 Georgia 13 SEC Network+
8-May 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 Georgia 0 SEC Network
10-May 7:00 PM ET Indiana State 7 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network+
13-May 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt 9 Arkansas 6 SEC Network+
14-May 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt 6 Arkansas 11 SEC Network+
15-May 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 6 Arkansas 11 SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET MTSU 2 Vanderbilt 7 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

LSU-Vanderbilt Series Prediction

Vanderbilt has won the last two series, including a sweep last season, and eight of the last nine after LSU won 10 of 12 series between 1994-2005. LSU now holds a slim 11-10 series lead since 1994 with the regular-season games tied at 31-31. LSU’s last series win came in Baton Rouge in 2016, while its last series win in Nashville occurred in 2005. The Commodores own three series sweeps in the last eight series (2007, 2011, 2021). The Tigers’ last sweep came in Baton Rouge in 1997.

LSU needs one more victory to finish .500 or better in SEC play for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons. The Tigers, who have played three of their last four series at home, have won three of their last four series overall. LSU closes out SEC play on the road for the fourth time in the last five seasons. The Tigers are in a position to record at least four SEC road series victories in back-to-back seasons (4-1 in 2021, 3-1 in 2022) for the first time since 2004-05 (5-0 in 2004, 4-1 in 2005).

Vanderbilt, which has played three of its last four series on the road, has won its last two series and four of its last five. For only the second time in their last 20 games, the Commodores sit above .500 in the SEC standings. They need one victory to extend their streak of finishing .500 or better in SEC play to 12 seasons, the longest active streak in the conference. Vanderbilt finishes SEC play at home for the fifth time in the last six seasons. (Source: SEC)

Vanderbilt 2 wins, LSU 1 win

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