SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at LSU

LSU-Kentucky

Kentucky travels to LSU 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
Alex Box Stadium (10,326)
Alex Box Stadium (10,326)
Ma'Khail Hilliard, LSU
Ma’Khail Hilliard, LSU

Series Schedule March 15-17

Day Start Time (CT) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 6:30 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 2:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Kentucky 0.278 0.393 124 157 37 2 16 105 86 9 46
LSU 0.297 0.388 140 167 33 2 20 122 71 3 17

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Kentucky 5.23 187 0.264 125 82 70 71 31 3 7 0.964
LSU 5.22 146 0.261 126 88 78 87 27 2 9 0.972

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Ryan Shinn 0.358 0.493 0.698 1.191 16 19 9 0 3 11 9 12 5
Jaren Shelby 0.310 0.397 0.448 0.845 9 18 5 0 1 17 8 14 8
T.J. Collett 0.290 0.370 0.532 0.902 11 18 3 0 4 19 8 12 0
Breydon Daniel 0.276 0.432 0.466 0.898 15 16 2 0 3 10 9 16 10
Dalton Reed 0.262 0.306 0.492 0.798 11 17 4 1 3 10 5 22 0
Cam Hill 0.244 0.306 0.400 0.706 10 11 4 0 1 6 4 11 5
Alex Rodriguez 0.175 0.421 0.250 0.671 9 7 3 0 0 2 14 13 6

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Zack Thompson 1 0 2.78 0 0 22.2 15 7 7 7 37 0.188
Jimmy Ramsey 2 0 5.09 0 1 17.2 19 11 10 4 24 0.260

LSU Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Josh Smith 0.400 0.468 0.545 1.013 19 22 5 0 1 10 4 9 4
Antoine Duplantis 0.349 0.400 0.571 0.971 15 22 2 0 4 24 6 5 1
Zach Watson 0.317 0.364 0.417 0.781 14 19 6 0 0 9 4 10 4
Daniel Cabrera 0.283 0.391 0.566 0.957 10 15 3 0 4 17 9 11 0
Cade Beloso 0.271 0.302 0.521 0.823 8 13 0 0 4 15 3 7 1
Brock Mathis 0.227 0.340 0.523 0.863 11 10 2 1 3 6 4 10 0
Hal Hughes 0.208 0.356 0.250 0.606 8 10 2 0 0 5 9 10 0

LSU Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Zack Hess 1 1 4.91 0 0 18.1 21 12 10 11 21 0.280
Landon Marceaux 1 1 6.48 0 0 16.2 12 12 12 9 14 0.200

NCAA RPI

Kentucky:

75

LSU:

47

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

LSU Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
2 Daniel Cabrera OF L/L 6′-1″ 191 So. Baton Rouge LA
3 Hal Hughes INF R/R 5′-11″ 174 So. Norman OK
4 Josh Smith INF L/R 5′-10″ 172 Jr. Greenwell Springs LA
5 Drew Bianco INF R/R 6′-0″ 219 Fr. Oxford MS
6 Gavin Dugas INF R/R 5′-10″ 199 Fr. Houma LA
7 Giovanni DiGiacomo OF L/L 6′-1″ 172 Fr. Naples FL
8 Antoine Duplantis OF L/L 5′-11″ 177 Sr. Lafayette LA
9 Zach Watson OF R/R 6′-0″ 160 Jr. Ruston LA
10 Eric Walker RHP R/R 6′-0″ 173 So. Arlington TX
11 Landon Marceaux RHP R/R 6′-0″ 190 Fr. Destrehan LA
13 Saul Garza C R/R 6′-3″ 229 So. Edinburg TX
16 Brandt Broussard INF R/R 5′-10″ 162 Sr. Baton Rouge LA
17 Chris Reid INF L/R 5′-9″ 182 Sr. Baton Rouge LA
18 Cole Henry RHP R/R 6′-4″ 214 Fr. Florence AL
20 Will Ripoll RHP R/R 6′-0″ 177 Fr. New Orleans LA
21 Nick Storz RHP R/R 6′-6″ 249 So. Brooklyn NY
22 Brock Mathis C R/R 6′-1″ 200 So. Fairfield OH
23 CJ Willis 1B/OF/C L/R 6′-2″ 192 Fr. Ruston LA
24 Cade Beloso 1B L/L 6′-0″ 227 Fr. River Ridge LA
26 AJ Labass RHP R/R 6′-3″ 222 So. Fleming Island FL
27 Matthew Beck RHP R/R 6’7″ 241 Jr. Alexandria LA
28 Devin Fontenot RHP R/R 6′-1″ 172 So. The Woodlands TX
29 Chase Costello RHP R/R 6′-4″ 221 Fr. Pompano Beach FL
30 Trent Vietmeier RHP R/R 6′-3″ 208 So. Pittsburgh PA
32 Aaron George RHP R/R 6′-5″ 232 Jr. Monroe LA
35 Clay Moffitt RHP R/R 6′-4″ 247 Sr. Baton Rouge LA
38 Zack Hess RHP R/R 6′-6″ 219 Jr. Forest VA
40 Riggs Threadgill RHP R/R 6′-4″ 225 Fr. Fredericksburg TX
41 Caleb Gilbert RHP R/R 6′-2″ 201 Sr. Hoover AL
43 Todd Peterson RHP R/R 6′-5″ 230 Jr. Lake Mary FL
44 Jaden Hill RHP R/R 6′-4″ 217 Fr. Ashdown AR
45 Braden Doughty C R/R 6′-1″ 184 So. Denham Springs LA
46 Rye Gunter RHP R/R 6′-5″ 216 Fr. Coppell TX
52 Ma’Khail RHP R/R 6′-0″ 154 So. Central LA
55 Easton McMurray LHP R/L 6′-4″ 226 Fr. Bakersfield CA

Schedule/Results

Kentucky

LSU

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
Mar 16 @ LSU
Mar 17 @ LSU
Mar 19 vs Xavier
Mar 22 vs Texas A&M
Mar 23 vs Texas A&M
Mar 24 vs Texas A&M
Mar 26 vs Morehead State
Mar 28 vs Georgia
Mar 29 vs Georgia
Mar 30 vs Georgia
Apr 2 @ Louisville
Apr 5 @ Missouri
Apr 6 @ Missouri
Apr 7 @ Missouri
Apr 10 @ Lipscomb
Apr 12 @ Ole Miss
Apr 13 @ Ole Miss
Apr 14 @ Ole Miss
Apr 16 vs Louisville
Apr 18 vs Tennessee
Apr 19 vs Tennessee
Apr 20 vs Tennessee
Apr 23 @ W Kentucky
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 UL Monroe W 12-7
Feb 16 vs Army W 6-5
Feb 17 vs Air Force W 17-5
Feb 19 vs SE Louisiana W 6-5
Feb 20 @ Northwestern St postponed
Feb 22 vs Bryant W 13-6
Feb 23 vs Bryant W 17-8
Feb 24 vs Bryant W 4-3
Feb 26 vs South Alabama postponed
Feb 27 vs Southern W 17-4
Mar 1 @ Texas L 8-1
Mar 2 @ Texas L 8-4
Mar 3 @ Texas L 7-6
Mar 6 vs Holy Cross W 9-2
Mar 8 vs California W 4-3
Mar 9 vs California L 5-2
Mar 10 vs California W 5-4
12-Mar Northwestern State L 3-1
Mar 13 vs Texas Southern W 16-5
Mar 15 vs Kentucky
Mar 16 vs Kentucky
Mar 17 vs Kentucky
Mar 20 vs Nicholls
Mar 22 @ Georgia
Mar 23 @ Georgia
Mar 24 @ Georgia
Mar 27 vs McNeese
Mar 28 @ Mississippi St
Mar 29 @ Mississippi St
Mar 30 @ Mississippi St
Apr 2 vs Grambling
Apr 5 vs Texas A&M
Apr 6 vs Texas A&M
Apr 7 vs Texas A&M
Apr 9 @ Southern
Apr 12 @ Missouri
Apr 13 @ Missouri
Apr 14 @ Missouri
Apr 16 @ Louisiana
Apr 18 vs Florida
Apr 19 vs Florida
Apr 20 vs Florida
Apr 23 vs Lamar
Apr 26 @ Alabama
Apr 27 @ Alabama
Apr 28 @ Alabama
May 3 vs Ole Miss
May 4 vs Ole Miss
May 5 vs Ole Miss
May 7 vs La Tech
May 9 @ Arkansas
May 10 @ Arkansas
May 11 @ Arkansas
May 14 vs New Orleans
May 16 vs Auburn
May 17 vs Auburn
May 18 vs Auburn

Kentucky-LSU Prediction

Kentucky and LSU meet in Baton Rouge for each team’s opening league series. These two teams seem a little down from last season. Kentucky is very young. Both teams have 5.00 plus ERAs. The Tigers have a little better batting average than UK. Give the Tigers credit for traveling to Texas for a series although didn’t turn well though as LSU was swept. UK had a series at Austin Peay (because their new stadium wasn’t finished). The Cats took care of business but it was Austin Peay. The Cats also were swept at Texas Tech. Prediction: LSU 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win.

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