SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Arkansas at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-Arkansas

Arkansas travels to Vanderbilt 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
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Hawkins Field (3,700)
Austin Martin, Vanderbilt
Austin Martin, Vanderbilt

Series Schedule March 15-17

Day Start Time (CT) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 8:00 PM CT ESPNU 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 0.291 0.394 241 329 67 8 37 223 174 11 50
Vanderbilt 0.307 0.409 265 356 71 12 39 244 180 11 34

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Arkansas 3.67 320 0.222 248 145 122 129 42 1 21 0.971
Vanderbilt 3.65 364 0.219 241 134 120 133 46 4 11 0.982

Statistical Leaders

Arkansas Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Matt Goodheart 0.372 0.455 0.488 0.943 11 32 7 0 1 19 12 18 4
Dominic Fletcher 0.321 0.399 0.542 0.941 31 42 17 0 4 24 18 23 1
Heston Kjerstad 0.312 0.386 0.546 0.932 28 44 4 1 9 27 9 34 3
Trevor Ezell 0.298 0.420 0.504 0.924 31 36 8 1 5 23 26 26 9
Christian Franklin 0.297 0.374 0.465 0.839 21 30 3 1 4 27 11 27 7
Jack Kenley 0.295 0.427 0.518 0.945 30 33 3 2 6 25 24 28 6
Jacob Nesbit 0.286 0.361 0.348 0.709 18 32 4 0 1 24 15 28 5
Casey Martin 0.269 0.346 0.517 0.863 32 39 14 2 6 25 14 39 8
Casey Opitz 0.203 0.393 0.228 0.621 17 16 2 0 0 12 24 18 5

Arkansas Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Isaiah Campbell 6 0 2.29 0 0 51.0 39 16 13 10 59 0.211
Kole Ramage 6 1 3.27 0 0 33.0 29 18 12 11 25 0.238
Patrick Wicklander 3 1 3.82 0 0 33.0 21 17 14 20 48 0.186
Connor Noland 0 1 4.59 0 0 33.1 35 20 17 9 22 0.257

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Austin Martin 0.396 0.481 0.577 1.058 33 44 5 3 3 17 15 12 4
Ethan Paul 0.352 0.390 0.536 0.926 20 44 9 1 4 40 9 22 4
Cooper Davis 0.348 0.459 0.446 0.905 25 39 7 2 0 19 22 16 6
JJ Bleday 0.336 0.426 0.664 1.090 35 43 6 0 12 36 21 26 0
Stephen Scott 0.311 0.430 0.467 0.897 29 38 10 0 3 25 21 28 1
Harrison Ray 0.296 0.343 0.408 0.751 20 29 6 1 1 10 5 27 9
Philip Clarke 0.260 0.349 0.449 0.798 26 33 5 2 5 36 14 21 2

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Mason Hickman 3 0 2.19 0 2 37.0 25 9 9 8 50 0.189
Patrick Raby 5 1 2.48 0 0 40.0 30 13 11 22 38 0.214
Drake Fellows 6 0 3.44 1 0 49.2 40 19 19 22 58 0.220

NCAA RPI

Arkansas:

4

Vanderbilt:

2

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

Vanderbilt Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
2 Harrison Ray IF R/R 5′-11″ 200 Jr. Longwood FL
3 Cooper Davis OF L/R 5′-10″ 175 So. Mississauga Ontario
5 Philip Clarke C L/R 5′-11″ 190 So. Franklin TN
6 Tate Kolwyck IF R/R 5′-11″ 185 Fr. Memphis TN
8 Isaiah Thomas OF R/R 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Palm Beach Gardens FL
10 Ethan Paul IF L/R 5′-10″ 180 Sr. Bellevue WA
11 Matt Hogan OF L/R 6′-0″ 190 Fr. Melville NY.
12 Dominic Keegan UTL R/R 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Methuen MA
13 Kiambu Fentress OF R/R 6′-0″ 175 R-Jr. Nashville TN
16 Austin Martin UTL R/R 6′-0″ 175 So. Jacksonville Fla
17 Walker Grisanti OF L/R 5′-11″ 195 Sr. Collierville TN
18 Pat DeMarco OF R/R 5′-9″ 192 So. Staten Island NY.
19 Stephen Scott UTL L/R 5′-11″ 200 Sr. Cary NC
20 Ty Duvall C L/R 5′-10″ 185 Jr. Lebanon OH
21 Tyler Brown RHP R/R 6′-4″ 233 So. Ashland OH
22 Julian Infante IF R/R 6′-3″ 210 Sr. Miami FL
27 Ethan Smith RHP R/R 6′-1″ 200 Fr. Mt. Juliet TN
29 Patrick Raby RHP R/R 6′-3″ 230 Sr. Knoxville TN
30 Sterling Hayes IF R/R 6′-1″ 190 Fr. San Diego CA
32 Hugh Fisher LHP R/L 6′-5″ 187 So. Eads TN
33 Erik Kaiser RHP R/R 6′-4″ 215 So. Waterloo IL
34 Zach King LHP L/L 6′-6″ 212 Jr. Spring Hill TN
35 Jackson Gillis LHP R/L 6′-3″ 235 Jr. Wilmington MA
36 John Malcom UTL L/L 6′-3″ 220 Fr. West Bloomfield MI
39 Jake Eder LHP L/L 6′-4″ 220 So. Ocean Ridge FL
42 Justyn-Henry Malloy UTL R/R 6′-2″ 210 Fr. Bergenfield NJ
43 Austin Becker RHP R/R 6′-5″ 190 Fr. Columbus OH
44 Mason Hickman RHP R/R 6′-6″ 230 So. Hendersonville TN
45 Chance Huff RHP R/R 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Niceville FL
49 AJ Franklin LHP L/L 6′-1″ 180 R-Jr. Lebanon TN
50 Kumar Rocker RHP R/R 6′-4″ 255 Fr. Athens GA
51 JJ Bleday OF L/L 6′-3″ 205 Jr. Panama City Beach FL
55 Joe Gobillot LHP L/L 6′-6″ 228 R-Fr. Houston TX
66 Drake Fellows RHP L/R 6′-5″ 216 Jr. Plainfield IL
99 Jayson Gonzalez IF R/R 6′-2″ 207 So. Covina CA

Schedule/Results

Arkansas

Vanderbilt

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 L 7-6
Mar 22 @ Alabama W 12-3
Mar 23 @ Alabama L 10-0
Mar 24 @ Alabama W 10-2
Mar 26 @ Missouri State W 8-2
Mar 29 vs Ole Miss W 5-3
Mar 30 vs Ole Miss L 4-3
Mar 31 vs Ole Miss L 10-5
Apr 2 vs Little Rock L 17-7
Apr 5 @ Auburn L 6-3
Apr 5 @ Auburn W 9-6
Apr 6 @ Auburn W 8-0
Apr 9 vs Oral Roberts W 15-8
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 Virginia (@Talking Stick, AZ) W 15-9
Feb 16 CSU Fullerton (@Talking Stick, AZ) W 14-9
Feb 17 TCU (@Talking Stick, AZ) L 10-2
Feb 20 vs Evansville W 5-4
Feb 22 vs Pepperdine Cancelled
Feb 24 vs Pepperdine W 6-3
Feb 24 vs Pepperdine W 6-2
Feb 26 vs SE Missouri St W 11-3
Feb 27 vs Austin Peay L 7-6
Mar 1 vs Dayton W 11-3
Mar 2 vs Dayton W 5-1
Mar 3 vs Dayton W 2-0
Mar 5 vs Davidson W 24-2
Mar 6 vs ETSU W 12-4
Mar 9 vs Illinois State W 10-4
Mar 10 vs Illinois State W 9-1
Mar 10 vs Illinois State L 7-3
Mar 12 vs Samford W 11-6
Mar 15 @ Texas A&M W 7-4
Mar 16 @ Texas A&M L 8-7
Mar 17 @ Texas A&M L 7-0
Mar 19 @ Belmont W 3-0
Mar 21 vs Florida W 5-0
Mar 22 vs Florida W 15-2
Mar 23 vs Florida W 14-4
Mar 26 @ Lipscomb W 15-1
Mar 29 vs Tennessee W 4-2
Mar 30 vs Tennessee W 10-4
Mar 31 vs Tennessee L 7-6
Apr 2 vs W Kentucky W 5-4 (10)
Apr 5 @ Georgia W 3-2
Apr 6 @ Georgia L 8-3
Apr 7 @ Georgia L 3-1
Apr 9 @ Middle Tenn W 15-3
Apr 12 vs Arkansas
Apr 13 vs Arkansas
Apr 14 vs Arkansas
Apr 16 vs Indiana State
Apr 19 @ Alabama
Apr 20 @ Alabama
Apr 21 @ Alabama
Apr 25 vs Auburn
Apr 26 vs Auburn
Apr 27 vs Auburn
Apr 30 vs Tenn Tech
May 3 @ South Carolina
May 4 @ South Carolina
May 5 @ South Carolina
May 7 @ Louisville
May 10 vs Missouri
May 11 vs Missouri
May 12 vs Missouri
May 14 vs Middle Tenn
May 16 @ Kentucky
May 17 @ Kentucky
May 18 @ Kentucky

Arkansas-Vanderbilt Prediction

This is probably the marquee SEC series of the weekend. Both these teams could very well be playing in Omaha in a couple months. These two teams are about even in pitching but Vandy has the edge in hitting and fielding. Because this one is being played in Nashville you give the edge to the Commodores. However, don’t be surprised if the Hogs come away with a series win. Vanderbilt 2 wins, Arkansas 1 win.

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