SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at Mississippi State

SEC Baseball Preview Tennessee baseball at Mississippi State baseball

Tennessee travels to Mississippi State 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

Trey Lipscomb of Tennessee
Trey Lipscomb of Tennessee
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State
Brad Cumbest of Mississippi State

Series Schedule May 19-21

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 7:00 PM SEC Network Tickets
Game 2 Friday 7:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 3:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Tennessee 0.311 0.424 414 466 107 20 103 23 263 7 58
Mississippi State 0.280 0.380 333 440 75 4 83 20 213 6 32

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Tennessee 2.20 11.0 0.185 5.91 25 4.46 0.93 40 2.48 25 0.980
Mississippi State 5.47 11.2 0.251 8.67 42 2.36 1.49 65 4.75 31 0.984

Statistical Leaders

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Drew Gilbert Tennessee 0.365 0.473 54 14 4 5 48 30 4
Trey Lipscomb Tennessee 0.347 0.415 68 14 3 20 70 20 3
Jorel Ortega Tennessee 0.311 0.384 55 12 4 11 37 18 2
Jordan Beck Tennessee 0.299 0.376 60 12 1 13 46 23 6
Evan Russell Tennessee 0.297 0.402 46 11 1 12 38 27 6
Luc Lipcius Tennessee 0.283 0.463 41 7 1 13 29 51 9
Cortland Lawson Tennessee 0.276 0.405 43 6 1 10 37 32 1

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Chase Burns Tennessee 7 1 2.34 13 12 0 61.2 47 21 16 22 82 0.204
Drew Beam Tennessee 8 1 2.54 13 12 0 67.1 42 20 19 12 54 0.176
Chase Dollander Tennessee 7 0 2.54 12 10 0 56.2 35 17 16 8 84 0.172

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
RJ Yeager Mississippi State 0.317 0.39 59 14 1 17 52 16 3
Brad Cumbest Mississippi State 0.305 0.353 58 12 0 14 35 12 4
Kamren James Mississippi State 0.3 0.389 60 9 0 9 32 27 12
Logan Tanner Mississippi State 0.3 0.407 57 8 0 7 38 32 0
Hunter Hines Mississippi State 0.297 0.395 58 11 1 15 50 28 0
Luke Hancock Mississippi State 0.284 0.407 57 9 0 7 29 33 2
Kellum Clark Mississippi State 0.243 0.359 42 10 1 13 38 24 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 3 3.66 13 13 0 71.1 60 34 29 35 65 0.221
Brandon Smith Mississippi State 3 4 4.99 18 7 0 61.1 65 37 34 17 57 0.27
Preston Johnson Mississippi State 3 3 5.55 13 12 0 71.1 66 46 44 37 107 0.242

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Tennessee:

1

Mississippi State:

108

Tennessee Baseball Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
27 Jordan Beck OF 6′-3″ 213 Jr. Hazel Green AL
12 Kyle Booker OF 5′-10″ 175 So. Southaven MS
35 Kirby Connell LHP 5′-10″ 190 Jr. Blacksburg SC
17 Jared Dickey OF 6′-2″ 210 R-Fr. Mount Juliet TN
11 Chase Dollander RHP 6′-3″ 200 So. Evans GA
18 Hunter Ensley OF 6′-1″ 185 R-Fr. Huntingdon TN
34 Hollis Fanning RHP 6′-7″ 200 So. Tullahoma TN
42 Jake Fitzgibbons LHP 5′-11″ 160 So. Mount Tenn. TN
1 Drew Gilbert OF/LHP 5′-9″ 180 Jr. Stillwater MN
19 Seth Halvorsen RHP 6′-2″ 225 R-Jr. Plymouth MN
15 Austen Jaslove INF 6′-2″ 171 R-Fr. Knoxville TN
44 Ben Joyce RHP 6′-5″ 225 R-Jr. Knoxville TN
9 Cortland Lawson INF 6′-2″ 200 Jr. Potomac Falls VA
40 Luc Lipcius 1B 6′-2″ 215 R-Sr. Williamsburg VA
21 Trey Lipscomb INF 6′-1″ 200 Sr. Frederick MD
41 Will Mabrey LHP 6′-0″ 185 Jr. Cookeville TN
33 Mark McLaughlin RHP 6′-3″ 220 Jr. Johns Creek GA
10 Ryan Miller C 6′-3″ 200 R-Fr. Dublin OH
2 Jorel Ortega INF 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Naranjito PR
53 Drew Patterson LHP 6′-3″ 196 R-Fr. Knoxville TN
30 Ethan Payne INF 6′-2″ 210 Jr. Memphis TN
6 Evan Russell C/OF 5′-11″ 195 Sr. Lexington TN
8 Christian Scott OF 5′-9″ 175 Sr. Clarksville TN
55 Shawn Scott LHP 6′-0″ 176 So. Clarksville TN
48 Zander Sechrist LHP 6′-2″ 175 So. Buford GA
16 Camden Sewell RHP 6′-4″ 190 Sr. Cleveland TN
5 Logan Steenstra INF 6′-5″ 210 Jr. Liberty MO
14 Charlie Taylor C 5′-10″ 185 R-Fr. Dunwoody GA
29 Blade Tidwell RHP 6′-4″ 200 So. Loretto TN
46 Redmond Walsh LHP 5′-10″ 170 R-Sr. Louisville TN

Mississippi State Baseball 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

Tennessee Baseball Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 4:30 PM ET Georgia So 0 Tennessee 9 SEC Network+
19-Feb 3:00 PM ET Georgia So 3 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
20-Feb 1:00 PM ET Georgia So 0 Tennessee 14 SEC Network+
22-Feb 4:30 PM ET Tennessee Tech 4 Tennessee 5 SEC Network+
23-Feb 4:30 PM ET UNC Asheville 1 Tennessee 16 SEC Network+
25-Feb 4:30 PM ET Iona 1 Tennessee 27 SEC Network+
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Iona 0 Tennessee 29 SEC Network+
27-Feb 1:00 PM ET Iona 2 Tennessee 12 SEC Network+
1-Mar 6:30 PM ET ETSU 1 Tennessee 4 SEC Network+
4-Mar 8:00 PM ET Tennessee 2 Texas 7 SEC Network+
5-Mar 4:00 PM ET Baylor 5 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
6-Mar 12:00 PM ET Tennessee 8 Oklahoma 0 SEC Network+
8-Mar 6:30 PM ET James Madison 8 Tennessee 9 SEC Network+
9-Mar 4:00 PM ET James Madison 2 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
11-Mar 6:30 PM ET Rhode Island 4 Tennessee 17 SEC Network+
11-Mar 6:30 PM ET Rhode Island 3 Tennessee 8 SEC Network+
12-Mar 6:00 PM ET Rhode Island PPD Tennessee PPD SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:00 PM ET Rhode Island 3 Tennessee 12 SEC Network+
15-Mar 6:30 PM ET E Kentucky 1 Tennessee 7 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 6:30 PM ET Butler 3 Tennessee 13 SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:30 PM ET Tennessee 12 Ole Miss 1 SEC Network+
26-Mar 8:00 PM ET Tennessee 10 Ole Miss 3 SEC Network
27-Mar 2:30 PM ET Tennessee 4 Ole Miss 3 SEC Network+
30-Mar 6:30 PM ET W Carolina 1 Tennessee 11 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 6:30 PM ET Lipscomb 1 Tennessee 5 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 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 2 Tennessee Tech 3 SEC Network+
15-Apr 6:30 PM ET Alabama 6 Tennessee 3 SEC Network+
16-Apr 6:00 PM ET Alabama 2 Tennessee 9 SEC Network+
17-Apr 1:00 PM ET Alabama 4 Tennessee 15 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+
26-Apr 6:30 PM ET Xavier 1 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 4 Tennessee 17 SEC Network
30-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 8 Tennessee 6 SEC Network
1-May 1:00 PM ET Auburn 3 Tennessee 5 SEC Network+
3-May 6:30 PM ET Alabama A&M 1 Tennessee 14 SEC Network+
5-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 2 Kentucky 3 SEC Network
6-May TBA Tennessee 2 Kentucky 5 SEC Network+
7-May TBA Tennessee 7 Kentucky 2 SEC Network+
10-May 6:30 PM ET Bellarmine 5 Tennessee 11 SEC Network+
12-May 7:00 PM ET Georgia 2 Tennessee 5 ESPNU
13-May 5:30 PM ET Georgia 2 Tennessee 9 SEC Network
14-May 1:00 PM ET Georgia 8 Tennessee 3 SEC Network+
17-May 6:30 PM ET Belmont 0 Tennessee 18 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+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Mississippi State Baseball 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 7 Texas A&M 8 SEC Network+
14-May 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 6 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network+
15-May 1:00 PM ET Mississippi St 2 Texas A&M 8 SEC Network
17-May 7:00 PM ET North Alabama 4 Mississippi St 14 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+

Tennessee-Mississippi State Series Prediction

These teams are meeting for the fifth time in the last nine seasons with Mississippi State winning the last two series and 13 of the 19 since 1992. The teams met annually between 2004-21 with the Bulldogs winning six of the nine series. Mississippi State has won the last six series at Dudy Noble Field, including sweeping in 2012 and 2017. Tennessee last won a series in Starkville in 2004. Its last series victory over the Bulldogs was a sweep in 2015 in Knoxville.

After starting 18-1 in SEC play, the Vols are 4-3 in its last seven league contests. The Volunteers’ 22 SEC wins are the most since the 1995 team won 22 and two shy of the school record 24 set by the 1994 squad that finished 24-5. They have posted back-to-back 20-win conference seasons for the first time since doing it in three consecutive years between 1993-95. Tennessee’s 12 home SEC victories are the most in a 30-game conference schedule. The record is 14 held by the 1995 team thanks to a 5-1 mark in the Eastern Division Tournament held in Knoxville, when tournament games counted as part of the team’s total. Tennessee is going for a school-record nine series victories after winning eight last year. The Volunteers also finished 5-0 in SEC home series for the first time.

Mississippi State has dropped its last eight SEC games, its longest conference losing streak since losing 14 consecutive games in 2010. The Bulldogs, who have played three of their four series on the road, own a pair of SEC home series victories over the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers. State closes SEC play at home for the fifth time in the last six seasons. (Source: SEC)

Tennessee 3 wins, Mississippi State 0 wins

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