SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Auburn at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-Auburn

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

Tanner Burns, Auburn
Tanner Burns, Auburn
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Dudy Noble Field (15,000)
Jake Mangum, Miss. State
Jake Mangum, Miss. State

Series Schedule March 15-17

Day Start Time (CT) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 6:30 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
Auburn 0.270 0.379 131 179 32 5 14 112 101 4 37
Mississippi State 0.310 0.389 166 218 54 3 21 145 79 8 28

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Auburn 2.02 202 0.203 138 55 42 53 26 1 12 0.974
Mississippi State 2.20 236 0.193 125 50 44 48 17 2 6 0.974

Statistical Leaders

Auburn Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Rankin Woley 0.321 0.407 0.462 0.869 15 25 6 1 1 19 9 23 2
Matt Scheffler 0.304 0.385 0.411 0.796 12 17 3 0 1 8 5 6 4
Edouard Julien 0.299 0.461 0.567 1.028 20 20 3 0 5 20 17 23 2
Kason Howell 0.294 0.373 0.353 0.726 13 20 4 0 0 14 8 16 10
Conor Davis 0.288 0.319 0.424 0.743 9 19 3 0 2 8 3 12 1
Judd Ward 0.266 0.429 0.406 0.835 12 17 2 2 1 9 15 13 1
Steven Williams 0.253 0.367 0.373 0.740 16 19 3 0 2 10 12 16 1
Will Holland 0.243 0.398 0.286 0.684 14 17 3 0 0 5 16 13 9
Ryan Bliss 0.219 0.310 0.329 0.639 15 16 3 1 1 11 11 17 5

Auburn Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Jack Owen 3 0 0.31 1 0 29.0 16 2 1 2 33 0.162
Tanner Burns 3 0 0.54 1 0 33.1 15 2 2 5 48 0.133
Carson Skipper 3 0 2.86 0 2 22.0 21 10 7 5 25 0.247

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Elijah MacNamee 0.380 0.466 0.606 1.072 19 27 7 0 3 22 11 12 2
Jake Mangum 0.365 0.433 0.506 0.939 23 31 9 0 1 19 8 5 12
Jordan Westburg 0.333 0.438 0.520 0.958 22 25 7 2 1 14 9 21 2
Justin Foscue 0.329 0.378 0.598 0.976 17 27 4 0 6 19 7 7 0
Dustin Skelton 0.291 0.350 0.545 0.895 10 16 2 0 4 10 5 14 1
Gunner Halter 0.281 0.369 0.351 0.720 17 16 1 0 1 8 8 11 2
Tanner Allen 0.269 0.355 0.462 0.817 18 21 6 0 3 25 10 9 1
Rowdey Jordan 0.159 0.253 0.217 0.470 16 11 4 0 0 4 8 13 5

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Ethan Small 2 0 1.50 0 0 30.0 16 6 5 5 51 0.157
JT Ginn 5 0 2.59 0 0 31.1 23 9 9 3 43 0.195

NCAA RPI

Auburn:

3

Mississippi State:

39

Auburn Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
1 Judd Ward OF L/R 6′-1″ 195 So. Russellville AL
2 Everett Lau IF/OF L/R 5′-10″ 185 Jr. Oahu HI
3 Devin Warner OF/IF S/R 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Cartersville GA
4 Rankin Woley IF R/R 6′-0″ 210 Jr. Atlanta GA
5 Jarrett Eaton OF L/R 5′-9″ 162 Fr. Mobile AL
6 Matt Scheffler C R/R 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Kirkland WA
7 Ed Johnson IF R/R 6′-1″ 175 Fr. Trussville AL
8 Bailey Horn LHP L/L 6′-2″ 212 R-So. West TX
9 Ryan Bliss IF R/R 5′-9″ 165 Fr. LaGrange GA
10 Edouard Julien IF L/R 6′-1″ 183 So. Quebec City Ontario
11 Chase Hall C R/R 6′-2″ 215 R-Jr. Roanoke AL
12 Ryan Hoerter RHP R/R 6′-6″ 191 So. Kenosha WI
13 Davis Daniel RHP R/R 6′-1″ 190 Jr. Montgomery AL
14 Elliott Anderson LHP L/L 6′-3″ 212 Jr. Cartersville GA
16 Kason Howell OF R/R 6′-0″ 185 Fr. Argyle TX
17 Will Holland IF R/R 5′-11″ 185 Jr. Lawrenceville GA
18 Brooks Fuller LHP L/L 6′-2″ 215 Fr. Auburn AL
19 Brody Moore IF R/R 6′-0″ 185 Fr. Oneonta AL
20 Cody Greenhill RHP R/R 6′-4″ 216 So. Russellville AL
21 Jackson Henderson IF/OF R/R 6′-0″ 175 Jr. Selma AL
22 Ford Luttrell RHP L/R 6′-0″ 181 R-Fr. Madison AL
23 Peyton Glavine LHP R/L 5′-11″ 176 So. Alpharetta GA
24 Conor Davis IF R/R 6′-3″ 227 Jr. Roswell GA
25 Dawson Sweatt LHP R/L 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Fayetteville GA
26 Troy Bearden OF/C R/R 6′-2″ 220 Fr. Trussville AL
29 Carson Skipper LHP L/L 6′-3″ 195 Fr. Trussville AL
31 Blake Schilleci LHP L/L 5′-10″ 198 Sr. Birmingham AL
32 Tanner Burns RHP R/R 6′-0″ 205 So. Decatur AL
33 Will Morrison RHP R/R 6′-2″ 180 Fr. Cullman AL
36 Kyle Gray LHP L/L 5′-10″ 205 R-Jr. Austin TX
37 Ryan Watson RHP R/R 6′-5″ 215 Jr. Auburn AL
38 Brett Olson IF L/L 6′-2″ 225 R-Sr. Newport Beach CA
40 Garrett Wade LHP L/L 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Hartselle AL
41 Steven Williams OF/C L/R 6′-3″ 216 So. Albany GA
43 Richard Fitts RHP R/R 6′-3″ 185 Fr. Helena AL
44 Jack Owen LHP L/L 6′-2″ 174 So. Aliso Viejo CA

Mississippi State Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
2 Gunner Halter IF R/R 6′-3″ 180 Jr. Overland Park KS
3 JT Ginn RHP/IF R/R 6′-2″ 192 Fr. Brandon MS
4 Rowdey Jordan IF/OF S/R 5′-10″ 171 So. Auburn AL
5 Tanner Allen IF/OF L/R 5′-11″ 184 So. Theodore AL
6 Brandon Smith RHP/IF R/R 6′-3″ 180 Fr. Richland MS
8 Dustin Skelton C R/R 6′-0″ 202 Jr. Olive Branch MS
10 Josh Hatcher IF/OF L/L 6′-2″ 175 So. Albany GA
11 Jordan Westburg IF R/R 6′-3″ 191 So. New Braunfels TX
12 Hayden Jones C L/R 6′-0″ 185 Fr. Huntertown IN
13 Peyton Plumlee RHP R/R 6′-3″ 201 Sr. Olive Branch MS
14 Riley Self RHP R/R 6′-4″ 241 Jr. Coldwater MS
15 Jake Mangum OF S/L 6′-1″ 179 Sr. Pearl MS
16 Jack Eagan LHP L/L 6′-3″ 235 R-Jr. Wautoma WI
17 Justin Foscue IF R/R 6′-0″ 201 So. Huntsville AL
18 Keegan James RHP R/R 6′-2″ 214 R-Jr. Southaven MS
19 Jared Liebelt RHP R/R 6′-0″ 169 Sr. Aurora IL
20 Luke Hancock C L/R 5′-11″ 170 Fr. Houston MS
23 Tucker Childers C/IF L/R 6′-3″ 235 Jr. Ripley MS
24 Cole Gordon RHP/DH L/R 6′-5″ 244 Gr. Tampa FL
27 Bryce Brock LHP/OF L/L 6′-0″ 165 Fr. Hernando MS
28 Christian MacLeod LHP L/L 6′-3″ 215 Fr. Huntsville AL
31 Benjamin Bell OF L/R 5′-9″ 180 Fr. Madison MS
32 Landon Jordan IF L/R 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Poplarville MS
33 Brad Cumbest OF R/R 6′-5″ 245 Fr. Hurley MS
34 Marshall Gilbert C R/R 6′-0″ 203 Sr. Kenosha WI
35 Basiel Williams OF S/R 6′-3″ 180 Fr. Hammond LA
36 Hunter Blalock OF R/R 6′-5″ 195 Fr. Madison MS
37 Eric Cerantola RHP R/R 6′-5″ 195 Fr. Oakville Ontario
38 JP Elkins RHP R/R 6′-1″ 190 So. Ridgeland MS
39 Tyler Spring RHP R/R 6′-4″ 202 R-Jr. Wiggins MS
40 Elijah MacNamee OF R/R 6′-3″ 198 Sr. Cypress TX
41 Colby White RHP R/R 6′-0″ 190 Jr. Foxworth MS
43 Kale Breaux LHP R/L 5′-11″ 193 R-Jr. Sulphur LA
44 Ethan Small LHP L/L 6′-3″ 214 R-Jr. Lexington TN
46 Trysten Barlow LHP L/L 6′-1″ 215 R-Jr. Halls TN
55 Spencer Price RHP R/R 6′-2″ 228 R-Jr. Olive Branch MS

Schedule/Results

Auburn

Mississippi State

Date Opponent Score
Feb 15 vs Ga Southern W 11-2
Feb 16 vs Ga Southern L 7-5
Feb 17 vs Ga Southern W 4-3
Feb 19 vs Alabama A&M W 10-1
Feb 20 vs Alabama A&M W 10-2
Feb 22 @ UCF W 4-1
Feb 23 @ UCF L 6-1
Feb 24 @ UCF W 13-9
Mar 1 vs Cincinnati W 5-0
Mar 2 vs Cincinnati W 5-0
Mar 3 vs Cincinnati W 9-5
Mar 5 vs UT Martin W 15-9
Mar 6 vs UT Martin W 2-0
Mar 8 vs UTSA W 6-0
Mar 9 vs UTSA W 5-0
Mar 10 vs UTSA W 8-3
Mar 12 @ South Alabama W 6-2
Mar 15 vs Tennessee W 2-0
Mar 16 vs Tennessee W 5-2
Mar 17 vs Tennessee W 5-3
Mar 19 @ UAB W 13-5
Mar 22 @ Mississippi St
Mar 23 @ Mississippi St
Mar 24 @ Mississippi St
Mar 26 vs Alabama
Mar 29 @ South Carolina
Mar 30 @ South Carolina
Mar 31 @ South Carolina
Apr 2 vs Georgia Tech
Apr 4 vs Arkansas
Apr 5 vs Arkansas
Apr 6 vs Arkansas
Apr 9 vs Jacksonville St
Apr 12 @ Texas A&M
Apr 13 @ Texas A&M
Apr 14 @ Texas A&M
Apr 16 @ Georgia Tech
Apr 18 vs Ole Miss
Apr 19 vs Ole Miss
Apr 20 vs Ole Miss
Apr 23 @ Jacksonville St
Apr 25 @ Vanderbilt
Apr 26 @ Vanderbilt
Apr 27 @ Vanderbilt
Apr 30 vs Alabama State
May 3 vs Alabama
May 4 vs Alabama
May 5 vs Alabama
May 7 vs UAB
May 10 vs Georgia
May 11 vs Georgia
May 12 vs Georgia
May 16 @ LSU
May 17 @ LSU
May 18 @ LSU
Date Opponent Score
Feb 15 vs Youngstown St W 14-3
Feb 16 vs Youngstown St W 14-2
Feb 17 vs Youngstown St W 8-0
Feb 20 vs UAB W 3-2
Feb 22 vs Southern Miss L 1-0
Feb 23 vs Southern Miss W 8-1
Feb 24 vs Southern Miss W 4-3
Feb 26 vs Jackson State W 17-4
Feb 27 vs SE Louisiana W 12-0
Mar 1 @ Sam Houston St W 5-4
Mar 2 @ Texas Tech W 4-2
Mar 3 @ Nebraska Cancelled
Mar 5 vs East Carolina W 4-1
Mar 6 vs Ark-Pine Bluff W 14-1
Mar 8 vs Maine W 9-2
Mar 9 vs Maine W 5-1
Mar 10 vs Maine W 9-8
Mar 13 vs Grambling W 18-1
Mar 15 @ Florida W 6-5
Mar 16 @ Florida W 10-5
Mar 17 @ Florida L 4-2
Mar 19 vs Little Rock W 15-4
Mar 20 @ Samford W 6-4
Mar 22 vs Auburn
Mar 23 vs Auburn
Mar 24 vs Auburn
Mar 26 vs Miss Valley St
Mar 28 vs LSU
Mar 29 vs LSU
Mar 30 vs LSU
Apr 3 vs UL Monroe
Apr 5 @ Tennessee
Apr 6 @ Tennessee
Apr 7 @ Tennessee
Apr 10 vs South Alabama
Apr 12 vs Alabama
Apr 13 vs Alabama
Apr 14 vs Alabama
Apr 16 vs Texas Southern
Apr 18 @ Arkansas
Apr 19 @ Arkansas
Apr 20 @ Arkansas
Apr 23 @ Ole Miss
Apr 26 vs Georgia
Apr 27 vs Georgia
Apr 28 vs Georgia
May 2 @ Texas A&M
May 3 @ Texas A&M
May 4 @ Texas A&M
May 8 vs Memphis
May 10 @ Ole Miss
May 11 @ Ole Miss
May 12 @ Ole Miss
May 16 vs South Carolina
May 17 vs South Carolina
May 18 vs South Carolina

Auburn-Mississippi State Prediction

Every SEC baseball series is important at this juncture, but the MSU-Auburn is one of the top matchups of the weekend. Auburn sits at No. 3 nationally in the NCAA baseball RPI. That might be a little too high for the Tigers but then again, they might be this good. Mississippi State is certainly better than No. 39 after taking down a talent Florida team in Gainesville. State should have at least a slight edge playing at Dudy Noble Field. Prediction: Mississippi State 2 wins, Auburn 1 win. .

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