SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: LSU at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-LSU

LSU travels to Mississippi State for a 3-game, Thursday-Saturday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews the series and predicts the series winner.

Ma'Khail Hilliard, LSU
Ma’Khail Hilliard, LSU
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 Thursday 6:00 PM CT ESPNU Tickets
Game 2 Friday 6:30 PM CT SEC NETWORK Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 2:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
LSU 0.279 0.377 178 222 40 3 23 158 107 6 24
Mississippi State 0.323 0.405 227 292 73 6 24 199 110 9 36

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
LSU 4.28 213 0.226 178 110 100 108 35 2 16 0.978
Mississippi State 2.92 290 0.210 174 81 73 64 27 3 11 0.974

Statistical Leaders

LSU Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Zach Watson 0.376 0.429 0.538 0.967 26 35 9 0 2 18 9 15 6
Josh Smith 0.349 0.465 0.494 0.959 29 29 6 0 2 12 13 15 8
Daniel Cabrera 0.325 0.426 0.602 1.028 16 27 6 1 5 26 15 16 0
Antoine Duplantis 0.306 0.355 0.510 0.865 24 30 3 1 5 30 7 9 2
Cade Beloso 0.250 0.294 0.408 0.702 11 19 0 0 4 19 6 12 1
Hal Hughes 0.203 0.345 0.232 0.577 9 14 2 0 0 9 11 13 0
Brock Mathis 0.182 0.295 0.394 0.689 13 12 3 1 3 7 7 16 0

LSU Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Zack Hess 2 1 2.97 0 0 33.1 33 13 11 17 36 0.260
Cole Henry 1 1 3.24 0 0 25.0 23 10 9 9 25 0.235

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Jake Mangum 0.407 0.458 0.542 1.000 31 48 11 1 1 24 9 5 15
Jordan Westburg 0.376 0.480 0.644 1.124 33 38 11 2 4 29 14 25 4
Elijah MacNamee 0.356 0.475 0.556 1.031 29 32 9 0 3 27 21 16 4
Justin Foscue 0.349 0.402 0.615 1.017 28 38 8 0 7 28 11 12 1
Dustin Skelton 0.338 0.410 0.595 1.005 18 25 2 1 5 20 9 17 2
Gunner Halter 0.284 0.369 0.351 0.720 22 21 2 0 1 11 9 15 3
Tanner Allen 0.264 0.362 0.425 0.787 26 28 8 0 3 27 16 13 1
Rowdey Jordan 0.240 0.315 0.323 0.638 25 23 8 0 0 13 9 13 7

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Ethan Small 2 0 1.75 0 0 36.0 19 8 7 8 58 0.154
JT Ginn 6 0 2.58 0 0 38.1 26 11 11 4 49 0.183

NCAA RPI

LSU:

20

Mississippi State:

18

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

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

LSU

Mississippi State

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 W 2-1
Mar 16 vs Kentucky W 16-4
Mar 17 vs Kentucky W 7-2
Mar 20 vs Nicholls W 5-4
Mar 22 @ Georgia W 1-0
Mar 23 @ Georgia L 2-0
Mar 24 @ Georgia L 9-7
Mar 27 vs McNeese L 2-0
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
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 L 6-5
Mar 23 vs Auburn W 15-2
Mar 24 vs Auburn W 20-15
Mar 26 vs Miss Valley St W 18-5
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

LSU-Mississippi State Prediction

This is a battle between the two traditional powers in the SEC West. State looks a little stronger than the Tigers this season. They’ve played a tougher SEC schedule so far and are still in the thick of the West title hunt. Couple that with LSU’s inability to win road games (1 win in 6 tries) and you have to pick the Bulldogs to win this series but LSU will likely steal one. Mississippi State 2 wins, LSU 1 win.

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