SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Florida

Florida-Kentucky

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

Shinn Ryan, Kentucky
Shinn Ryan, Kentucky
McKethan Stadium (5,500)
McKethan Stadium (5,500)
Austin Langworthy, Florida
Austin Langworthy, Florida

Series Schedule March 15-17

Day Start Time (CT) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 5:30 PM CT SEC NETWORK Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 5:00 PM CT ESPN2 Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 11:00 AM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Kentucky 0.253 0.357 236 342 77 4 51 200 170 24 72
Florida 0.296 0.381 305 436 80 7 50 265 177 19 36

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Kentucky 4.70 406 0.248 343 245 188 181 73 10 27 0.963
Florida 5.20 317 0.270 404 254 218 149 76 6 46 0.972

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Ryan Shinn 0.313 0.412 0.653 1.065 35 47 15 0 12 26 15 43 6
Coltyn Kessler 0.301 0.385 0.434 0.819 18 34 9 0 2 13 13 36 0
Jaren Shelby 0.279 0.385 0.471 0.856 20 38 8 0 6 31 20 38 11
Austin Schultz 0.270 0.425 0.400 0.825 19 27 7 0 2 7 24 33 9
T.J. Collett 0.269 0.361 0.538 0.899 26 39 7 1 10 37 15 42 1
Breydon Daniel 0.245 0.383 0.448 0.831 30 35 6 1 7 19 22 48 17
Dalton Reed 0.222 0.268 0.347 0.615 18 32 4 1 4 20 8 55 0

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Zack Thompson 3 1 2.15 1 0 62.2 42 19 15 20 91 0.188
Jimmy Ramsey 2 3 6.59 0 1 41.0 47 35 30 18 49 0.280

Florida Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Brady McConnell 0.369 0.417 0.588 1.005 36 59 8 0 9 34 11 37 4
Jacob Young 0.349 0.414 0.450 0.864 33 45 4 0 3 20 13 17 6
Nelson Maldonado 0.338 0.406 0.570 0.976 31 48 11 2 6 27 15 21 2
Kendrick Calilao 0.316 0.378 0.462 0.840 32 50 7 2 4 40 14 38 1
Austin Langworthy 0.277 0.369 0.471 0.840 33 43 10 1 6 27 21 26 2
Cory Acton 0.277 0.380 0.383 0.763 22 39 6 0 3 20 20 31 3
Jud Fabian 0.246 0.371 0.426 0.797 24 30 7 0 5 22 22 35 6
Wil Dalton 0.246 0.358 0.410 0.768 29 33 8 1 4 20 16 28 4

Florida Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Tommy Mace 7 3 4.24 0 0 63.2 60 31 30 20 57 0.255

NCAA RPI

Kentucky:

45

Florida:

27

Kentucky Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
2 Austin Schultz IF R/R 5′-9″ 190 FR Adams NE
3 Ben Jordan RHP L/R 6′-9″ 260 R-FR Olive Hill KY
4 Zeke Lewis IF S/R 5′-9″ 160 R-JR Atlanta GA
5 T.J. Collett 1B L/R 6′-1″ 230 JR Terre Haute IN
7 Rook Ellington OF R/R 6′-0″ 175 FR Paducah KY
8 Marshall Gei C S/R 6′-0″ 185 R-SR Mount Juliet TN
10 Dalton Reed IF L/R 6′-4″ 240 JR Roff OK
12 Ryan Shinn OF R/L 6′-2″ 205 SR Jobstown NJ
13 Cole Ayers RHP R/R 6′-2″ 180 FR Mt. Carmel OH
14 Zack Thompson LHP L/L 6′-2″ 220 JR Selma IN
15 Trip Lockhart RHP R/R 6′-3″ 190 SO Lexington KY
16 Will Gambino RHP R/R 6′-2″ 215 FR Westmont NJ
19 Alex Rodriguez IF R/R 5′-10″ 195 SR Pembroke Pines FL
20 Braxton Cottongame LHP L/L 6′-3″ 205 FR Hazard KY
21 Orlando Adams Jr. C/OF R/R 6′-0″ 220 FR Atlanta GA
22 Dillon Marsh LHP L/L 6′-1″ 220 FR Elizabethtown PA
24 Brett Marshall RHP R/R 6′-4″ 215 R-SO Louisville KY
25 Coltyn Kessler C/IF L/R 6′-3″ 220 SO High Ridge MO
26 Justin Olson IF/OF L/L 6′-2″ 215 FR Colorado Springs CO
28 Ryan Johnson OF/RHP L/R 6′-3″ 220 SR College Station TX
30 Jaren Shelby OF R/R 5′-11″ 200 JR Lexington KY
31 Alex Degen RHP R/R 6’7″ 210 FR Readington Township NJ
33 Trae Harmon IF/DH R/R 6′-4″ 255 FR Somerset KY
34 Carson Coleman RHP R/R 6′-2″ 185 R-SO Lexington KY
35 Cole Daniels LHP L/L 6′-1″ 240 FR Ann Arbor MI
37 Cam Hill OF L/R 5′-10″ 185 SO Georgetown KY
38 Jimmy Ramsey RHP L/R 6′-9″ 255 SO Tonka Bay MN
39 Hunter Rigsby RHP R/R 6′-4″ 215 FR Mount Vernon KY
41 Grant Macciocchi RHP/IF R/R 6′-4″ 175 R-JR West Chester Town Ship OH
42 Elliott Curtis IF L/R 6′-0″ 200 JR Waterloo Ontario
43 Breydon Daniel IF/OF S/R 6′-1″ 200 JR Bixby OK
50 Mason Hazelwood LHP L/L 6′-5″ 220 SO Salvisa KY
52 Tanner Holen C R/R 5′-11″ 180 JR Manhattan KS
54 Daniel Harper RHP R/R 6′-4″ 220 SO Fairway KS
55 Tyler Burchett RHP R/R 6′-5″ 235 FR Airville PA

Florida Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
1 Jacob Young OF R/R 6′-0″ 175 Fr. Ponte Vedra FL
2 Cal Greenfield C R/R 6′-0″ 205 So. Chicago IL
3 Garrett Milchin RHP/INF L/R 6′-5″ 210 R-So. Windermere FL
4 Jud Fabian OF R/L 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Ocala FL
5 Santino Miozzi C R/R 6′-2″ 215 Jr. Maracay Venezuela
6 Kendrick Calilao OF R/R 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Kissimee FL
8 Christian Flint INF R/R 5′-11″ 170 Jr. Delray Beach FL
9 Brady Smith C/INF R/R 5′-11″ 195 So. Niceville FL
11 Jonah Girand C R/R 6′-0″ 200 Sr. Winter Park FL
12 Blake Reese INF/OF S/R 5′-11″ 187 Sr. Tallahassee FL
13 Brady McConnell INF R/R 6′-3″ 195 So. Merritt Island FL
14 Christian Scott RHP R/R 6′-4″ 195 Fr. Parkland FL
15 Jordan Butler LHP/1B L/L 6′-0″ 185 So. Tampa FL
16 Wil Dalton OF R/R 6′-0″ 190 Jr. Spring Hill TN
17 David Luethje RHP R/R 6′-5″ 192 Fr. Vero Beach FL
18 Tyler Dyson RHP R/R 6′-3″ 225 Jr. Bradenton FL
20 Nick Pogue RHP R/R 6′-5″ 225 Fr. Melbourne FL
21 Nick Blasucci RHP/INF R/R 6′-2″ 195 R-Jr. Fort Myers FL
22 Cory Acton INF L/R 6′-0″ 170 Fr. Fort Lauderdale FL
23 Jack Leftwich RHP R/R 6′-2″ 210 So. Orlando FL
24 Roberto Peña INF R/R 6′-2″ 215 Fr. Caracas Venezuela
25 Hunter McMullen RHP R/R 6′-2″ 200 So. Ocala FL
26 Devin Hemenway LHP L/L 5′-10″ 160 So. Niceville FL
27 Nelson Maldonado OF R/R 5′-10″ 195 Sr. Tampa FL
28 Hunter Ruth RHP R/R 6′-2″ 190 R-Fr. Gainesville FL
30 Felix Garcia RHP R/R 5′-10″ 195 R-Jr. Miami FL
32 Justin Alintoff RHP R/R 6′-2″ 220 So. Jupiter FL
34 Kris Armstrong INF/RHP S/R 6′-4″ 215 Fr. Jupiter FL
37 Nolan Crisp RHP R/R 5′-9″ 175 Fr. Locust Grove GA
44 Austin Langworthy OF/LHP L/L 5′-10″ 195 Jr. Williston FL
47 Tommy Mace RHP R/R 6′-6″ 200 So. Tampa FL
52 Kirby McMullen OF/RHP R/R 5′-11″ 200 Jr. Ocala FL
55 Ben Specht RHP R/R 6′-1″ 210 Fr. Fort Myers FL

Schedule/Results

Kentucky

Florida

Date Opponent Score
Feb 15 @ Austin Peay W 8-4
Feb 16 @ Austin Peay W 12-5
Feb 17 @ Austin Peay W 11-1
Feb 22 @ Texas Tech L 4-7
Feb 23 @ Texas Tech L 10-7
Feb 24 @ Texas Tech L 19-4
Feb 26 vs E Kentucky W 7-3
Feb 27 vs N Kentucky W 5-4
Mar 1 vs Canisius W 10-2
Mar 2 vs Canisius W 12-3
Mar 3 vs Canisius W 4-3
Mar 5 vs Wright State cancelled
Mar 6 vs Boston College L 12-3
Mar 8 vs Middle Tenn W 4-1
Mar 10 vs Middle Tenn W 7-0
Mar 10 vs Middle Tenn W 5-4
Mar 12 vs SIU-E W 6-4
Mar 13 vs W Kentucky W 15-0
Mar 15 @ LSU L 2-1
Mar 16 @ LSU L 16-4
Mar 17 @ LSU L 7-2
Mar 19 vs Xavier W 16-3
Mar 22 vs Texas A&M L 5-3
Mar 23 vs Texas A&M L 9-3
Mar 24 vs Texas A&M L 17-5
Mar 26 vs Morehead State W 7-0
Mar 28 vs Georgia L 7-3
Mar 29 vs Georgia W 5-0
Mar 30 vs Georgia L 10-8
Apr 2 @ Louisville L 8-3
Apr 5 @ Missouri W 4-2
Apr 6 @ Missouri L 5-4
Apr 7 @ Missouri L 9-2
Apr 10 @ Lipscomb W 6-2
Apr 12 @ Ole Miss L 8-2
Apr 13 @ Ole Miss W 4-1
Apr 14 @ Ole Miss W 4-2
Apr 16 vs Louisville L 18-6
Apr 18 vs Tennessee L 4-2
Apr 19 vs Tennessee L 16-1
Apr 20 vs Tennessee L 8-2
Apr 23 @ W Kentucky W 15-4
Apr 26 @ Florida
Apr 27 @ Florida
Apr 28 @ Florida
May 3 vs Arkansas
May 4 vs Arkansas
May 5 vs Arkansas
May 7 vs Indiana
May 10 @ South Carolina
May 11 @ South Carolina
May 12 @ South Carolina
May 14 vs Michigan
May 16 vs Vanderbilt
May 17 vs Vanderbilt
May 18 vs Vanderbilt
Date Opponent Score
Feb 15 vs Long Beach St W 8-2
Feb 16 vs Long Beach St W 5-2
Feb 17 vs Long Beach St W 3-1
Feb 19 @ South Florida L 6-1
Feb 20 vs North Florida L 7-1
Feb 22 vs Miami L 5-2
Feb 23 vs Miami W 9-3
Feb 24 vs Miami W 4-1
Feb 26 @ Jacksonville W 5-4
Feb 27 vs UCF L 12-9
Mar 1 vs Winthrop W 16-4
Mar 3 vs Winthrop W 28-5
Mar 3 vs Winthrop W 15-0
Mar 5 vs FGCU W 15-0
Mar 6 vs FGCU L 7-2
Mar 8 vs Yale W 6-5
Mar 9 vs Yale W 15-1
Mar 10 vs Yale W 4-3
Mar 12 vs Florida State W 20-7
Mar 15 vs Mississippi St L 6-5
Mar 16 vs Mississippi St L 10-5
Mar 16 vs Mississippi St W 4-2
Mar 19 vs Jacksonville W 13-8
Mar 21 @ Vanderbilt L 5-0
Mar 22 @ Vanderbilt L 15-2
Mar 23 @ Vanderbilt L 14-4
Mar 26 @ Florida State W 4-2
Mar 29 vs Alabama W 3-2
Mar 30 vs Alabama W 12-3
Mar 31 vs Alabama W 6-3
Apr 2 vs Florida A&M W 12-1
Apr 5 @ Ole Miss L 12-4
Apr 6 @ Ole Miss L 16-4
Apr 7 @ Ole Miss L 12-10
Apr 9 @ Florida State W 3-1
Apr 11 vs South Carolina W 9-5
Apr 12 vs South Carolina L 6-3
Apr 13 vs South Carolina W 6-4
Apr 16 vs Jacksonville W 8-4
Apr 18 @ LSU W 16-9
Apr 19 @ LSU L 13-1
Apr 20 @ LSU L 11-2
Apr 23 vs FAU L 13-11
Apr 26 vs Kentucky
Apr 27 vs Kentucky
Apr 28 vs Kentucky
May 3 @ Georgia
May 4 @ Georgia
May 5 @ Georgia
May 7 vs South Florida
May 10 vs Tennessee
May 11 vs Tennessee
May 12 vs Tennessee
May 16 @ Missouri
May 17 @ Missouri
May 18 @ Missouri

Kentucky-Florida Prediction

Kentucky and Florida have both struggled for most of the season. Florida is now showing signs of improvement, one sign being the 16-9 win in Baton Rouge last weekend. Florida has the edge in pitching and fielding while Kentucky has better pitching. In Gainesville look for Florida to win this one. Florida 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win.

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