SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Arkansas at Alabama

Alabama-Arkansas

Arkansas travels to Alabama for a 3-game, Friday-Sunday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews the series and predicts the series winner.

Casey Martin, Arkansas
Casey Martin, Arkansas
Sewell-Thomas Stad. (8,500)
Sewell-Thomas Stad. (8,500)
Kolby Robinson, Alabama
Kolby Robinson, Alabama

Series Schedule March 15-17

Day Start Time (CT) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 6:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 2:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 1:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Arkansas 0.294 0.394 139 182 35 6 18 127 95 4 37
Alabama 0.286 0.410 138 204 45 6 13 123 131 6 21

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Arkansas 2.75 215 0.196 122 63 52 52 18 11 0.971
Alabama 2.48 186 0.212 148 63 53 61 25 3 5 0.984

Statistical Leaders

Arkansas Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Trevor Ezell 0.333 0.413 0.536 0.949 17 23 3 1 3 13 10 12 7
Heston Kjerstad 0.333 0.416 0.474 0.890 13 26 3 1 2 11 5 19 3
Christian Franklin 0.327 0.410 0.538 0.948 11 17 3 1 2 19 7 11 6
Jacob Nesbit 0.322 0.386 0.322 0.708 13 19 0 0 0 11 8 13 2
Jack Kenley 0.295 0.408 0.574 0.982 18 18 1 2 4 16 12 15 4
Dominic Fletcher 0.273 0.393 0.485 0.878 15 18 8 0 2 12 14 14 1
Casey Martin 0.263 0.352 0.525 0.877 21 21 9 0 4 16 9 17 5
Casey Opitz 0.244 0.468 0.293 0.761 12 10 2 0 0 11 17 8 5

Arkansas Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Isaiah Campbell 4 0 2.37 0 0 30.1 23 11 8 4 44 0.209
Cody Scroggins 1 0 3.32 0 0 19.0 13 7 7 7 33 0.188
Connor Noland 0 0 3.80 0 0 21.1 20 12 9 6 17 0.233

Alabama Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Kolby Robinson 0.415 0.468 0.477 0.945 11 27 2 1 0 12 6 5 3
Keith Holcombe 0.397 0.506 0.651 1.157 11 25 8 1 2 24 9 15 2
Morgan McCullough 0.361 0.489 0.542 1.031 17 26 9 2 0 14 20 14 2
Tyler Gentry 0.297 0.395 0.500 0.895 13 22 3 0 4 19 11 17 4
Joe Breaux 0.291 0.406 0.494 0.900 17 23 8 1 2 10 11 15 2
Drew Williamson 0.269 0.466 0.308 0.774 8 14 2 0 0 10 19 11 1
Brett Auerbach 0.250 0.363 0.321 0.684 15 21 6 0 0 12 11 18 4

Alabama Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Sam Finnerty 4 1 2.03 0 0 31.0 24 7 7 3 23 0.214

NCAA RPI

Arkansas:

5

Alabama:

61

Arkansas Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
4 Trevor Ezell INF S/R 5′-8″ 200 R-Sr. Bryant AR
3 Zack Gregory INF L/R 5′-10″ 175 Fr. Keller TX
5 Jacob Nesbit INF R/R 6′-0″ 175 R-Fr. Coppell TX
7 Jack Kenley INF L/R 6′-0″ 185 Jr Germantown TN
8 Jordan McFarland INF/OF R/R 6′-3″ 220 Jr. Waterloo IL
10 Matt Goodheart INF/OF L/R 6′-1″ 180 So. Magnolia AR
12 Casey Opitz C S/R 5′-11″ 175 So. Centennial CO
13 Connor Noland RHP R/R 6′-2″ 215 Fr. Greenwood AR
14 Caleb Denny INF L/R 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Owasso OK
15 Casey Martin INF R/R 5′-11″ 175 So. Lonoke AR
16 Andrew Stanley C R/R 5′-9″ 180 Fr. Searcy AR
17 Trey Harris OF R/R 5′-10″ 165 Fr. Little Rock AR
18 Heston Kjerstad OF L/R 6′-3″ 200 So. Amarillo TX
19 Coby Boulware INF R/R 5′-9″ 170 So. Anthem AZ
20 Elijah Trest RHP L/R 6′-3″ 205 Fr. White Oak TX
21 Jacob Burton RHP R/R 6′-0″ 185 Fr. Diana TX
22 Curtis Washington,Jr. OF/INF R/R 6′-2″ 165 Fr. West Memphis AR
24 Dominic Fletcher OF L/L 5′-9″ 175 Jr. Cypress CA
25 Christian Franklin OF R/R 5′-11″ 180 Fr. Overland Park KS
26 Travis Hester RHP R/R 6′-2″ 195 Fr. College Station TX
27 Dillon Lifrieri OF/INF R/R 6′-0″ 190 Fr. Wilton CT
28 Kole Ramage RHP R/R 6′-1″ 195 So. Southlake TX
29 Marshall Denton RHP R/R 5′-11″ 160 R-So. Beebe AR
31 Caleb Bolden RHP R/R 6′-2″ 170 So. Texarkana TX
32 Matt Cronin LHP L/L 6′-2″ 195 Jr. Navarre FL
33 Patrick Wicklander LHP R/L 6′-1″ 175 Fr. San Jose CA
34 Steven Sanchez LHP L/L 6’7″ 240 Fr. Mundelein IL
35 Jacob Kostyshock RHP R/R 6′-4″ 175 Jr. O’Fallon MO
37 Caden Monke LHP L/L 6′-3″ 160 Fr. Mt. Olive IL
39 Evan Taylor LHP L/L 6′-4″ 235 Fr. Florence AL
45 Kevin Kopps RHP R/R 6′-0″ 195 R-Jr. Sugar Land TX
44 Collin Taylor RHP R/R 5′-11″ 220 R-So. Florence AL
48 Zack Plunkett C R/R 6′-2″ 225 R-Sr. Hurst TX
46 Carter Sells RHP R/R 6′-0″ 195 Fr. Brentwood TN
49 Liam Henry LHP L/L 6′-2″ 180 Fr. Kansas City MO
54 Will Barker RHP R/R 6′-2″ 185 Fr. Sherwood AR
55 Isaiah Campbell RHP R/R 6′-4″ 225 R-Jr. Olathe KS
57 Cody Scroggins RHP R/R 6′-0″ 195 R-Jr. Bentonville AR
88 Zebulon Vermillion RHP L/R 6′-4″ 185 So. Prairie Village KS

Alabama Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
5 Tyler Ras RHP/OF S-R 6′-4″ 200 Fr. Middletown NJ
7 Brett Auerbach C/INF R-R 5′-9″ 180 Jr. Mission Viejo CA
9 Casey Cobb RHP R-R 5′-10″ 190 Jr. Hamilton GA
10 Sam Finnerty RHP R-R 6′-0″ 225 Sr. Pelham AL
11 Wil Freeman RHP R-R 6′-1″ 205 Jr. Semmes AL
19 Sam Praytor C R-R 5′-9″ 220 So. Helena AL
20 Brock Love RHP R-R 6′-1″ 210 R-Jr. Gadsden AL
21 Garret Rukes LHP R-L 6′-4″ 205 R-So. Coconut Creek FL
23 Jeremy Randolph RHP R-R 5′-11″ 210 Gr. Miamisburg OH
25 Dylan Smith RHP R-R 6′-1″ 160 Fr. Stafford TX
26 Dylan Oliver LHP L-L 5′-10″ 155 Jr. Mount Olive AL
27 Chase Lee RHP R-R 6′-0″ 150 R-Fr. McCalla AL
29 Connor Shamblin RHP R-R 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Lakeland TN
32 Deacon Medders RHP R-R 6′-4″ 195 Jr. Tuscaloosa AL
33 Kyle Cameron RHP R-R 6′-5″ 220 R-Jr. Tuscaloosa AL
34 Jacob McNairy RHP R-R 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Athens AL
40 Brock Guffey LHP S-L 6′-1″ 190 So. Hoover AL
44 Davis Vainer RHP R-R 6′-0″ 185 R-Jr. Atlanta GA
48 Landon Green RHP R-R 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Helena AL
42 Johnny Hawk C R-R 5′-9″ 180 Jr. McClelland IA

Schedule/Results

Arkansas

Alabama

Date Opponent Score
Feb 15 vs E Illinois W 15-7
Feb 16 vs E Illinois W 12-3
Feb 17 vs E Illinois W 3-2
Feb 21 @ USC W 6-3
Feb 22 @ USC W 8-6
Feb 23 @ USC L 6-4
Feb 27 vs Memphis W 10-3
Mar 1 vs Stony Brook W 3-1
Mar 2 vs Stony Brook W 4-3
Mar 3 vs Stony Brook W 15-7
Mar 5 vs Charlotte Cancelled
Mar 6 vs Charlotte W 9-2
Mar 8 vs La Tech W 4-2
Mar 9 vs La Tech L 12-7
Mar 10 vs La Tech W 11-0
Mar 12 vs W Illinois W 8-0
Mar 13 vs W Illinois W 11-1
Mar 15 vs Missouri W 2-0
Mar 16 vs Missouri W 4-3
Mar 17 vs Missouri W 3-2
Mar 19 @ Texas W 11-4
Mar 20 @ Texas
Mar 22 @ Alabama
Mar 23 @ Alabama
Mar 24 @ Alabama
Mar 26 @ Missouri State
Mar 29 vs Ole Miss
Mar 30 vs Ole Miss
Mar 31 vs Ole Miss
Apr 2 vs Little Rock
Apr 4 @ Auburn
Apr 5 @ Auburn
Apr 6 @ Auburn
Apr 9 vs Oral Roberts
Apr 12 @ Vanderbilt
Apr 13 @ Vanderbilt
Apr 14 @ Vanderbilt
Apr 16 vs Ark-Pine Bluff
Apr 18 vs Mississippi St
Apr 19 vs Mississippi St
Apr 20 vs Mississippi St
Apr 23 vs Northwestern St
Apr 24 vs Northwestern St
Apr 26 vs Tennessee
Apr 27 vs Tennessee
Apr 28 vs Tennessee
Apr 30 vs Grambling
May 3 @ Kentucky
May 4 @ Kentucky
May 5 @ Kentucky
May 9 vs LSU
May 10 vs LSU
May 11 vs LSU
May 16 @ Texas A&M
May 17 @ Texas A&M
May 18 @ Texas A&M
Date Opponent Score
Feb 15 vs Presbyterian W 7-2
Feb 16 vs Presbyterian L 4-1
Feb 16 vs Presbyterian W 9-4
Feb 19 vs Jacksonville St W 13-2
Feb 20 vs Alabama State Postponed
Feb 22 vs Ball State W 7-1
Feb 23 vs Ball State L 8-5
Feb 24 vs Ball State W 6-0
Mar 1 @ South Alabama W 7-3
Mar 2 @ South Alabama W 10-5
Mar 3 @ South Alabama W 6-1
Mar 5 vs UAB W 4-3
Mar 8 vs N Kentucky W 15-1
Mar 9 vs N Kentucky W 9-4
Mar 10 vs N Kentucky W 10-1
Mar 12 vs Middle Tenn L 2-0
Mar 15 @ Ole Miss L 1-0
Mar 16 @ Ole Miss W 8-6
Mar 17 @ Ole Miss L 12-2
Mar 19 vs Maine W 16-0
Mar 22 vs Arkansas
Mar 23 vs Arkansas
Mar 24 vs Arkansas
Mar 26 @ Auburn
Mar 29 @ Florida
Mar 30 @ Florida
Mar 31 @ Florida
Apr 2 vs Troy
Apr 4 vs South Carolina
Apr 5 vs South Carolina
Apr 6 vs South Carolina
Apr 9 @ Samford
Apr 12 @ Mississippi St
Apr 13 @ Mississippi St
Apr 14 @ Mississippi St
Apr 16 @ UAB
Apr 19 vs Vanderbilt
Apr 20 vs Vanderbilt
Apr 21 vs Vanderbilt
Apr 24 @ Jacksonville St
Apr 26 vs LSU
Apr 27 vs LSU
Apr 28 vs LSU
May 3 @ Auburn
May 4 @ Auburn
May 5 @ Auburn
May 8 @ Troy
May 10 vs Texas A&M
May 11 vs Texas A&M
May 12 vs Texas A&M
May 14 vs Samford
May 16 @ Georgia
May 17 @ Georgia
May 18 @ Georgia

Arkansas-Alabama Prediction

Alabama has shown some improvement already this season but Arkansas looks as tough as ever. Alabama will compete well at home but look for the Hogs to win this series. Arkansas 2 wins, Alabama 1 win.

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