SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Arkansas

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

Jake Mangum, Miss. State
Jake Mangum, Miss. State
Baum-Walker Stad. (10,737)
Baum-Walker Stad. (10,737)
Casey Martin, Arkansas
Casey Martin, Arkansas

Series Schedule March 15-17

Day Start Time (CT) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 8:00 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
Mississippi State 0.327 0.404 333 447 99 8 43 297 159 13 47
Arkansas 0.299 0.398 275 381 78 11 41 256 193 11 52

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Mississippi State 3.20 435 0.217 276 140 122 109 56 3 19 0.973
Arkansas 4.13 355 0.231 287 176 152 155 48 2 27 0.971

Statistical Leaders

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Jake Mangum 0.398 0.440 0.545 0.985 47 70 17 3 1 31 11 10 19
Jordan Westburg 0.358 0.456 0.608 1.064 44 53 15 2 6 42 22 35 4
Elijah MacNamee 0.356 0.471 0.563 1.034 41 48 13 0 5 39 28 20 4
Justin Foscue 0.346 0.394 0.604 0.998 39 55 11 0 10 39 13 16 1
Dustin Skelton 0.330 0.398 0.574 0.972 23 38 2 1 8 32 10 27 2
Tanner Allen 0.292 0.381 0.494 0.875 37 45 13 0 6 36 21 21 1
Rowdey Jordan 0.275 0.346 0.380 0.726 32 39 9 0 2 24 14 17 8

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Ethan Small 4 0 1.83 0 0 54.0 32 12 11 15 94 0.170
JT Ginn 7 1 3.35 0 0 48.1 42 19 18 6 64 0.226

Arkansas Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Matt Goodheart 0.404 0.500 0.556 1.056 16 40 10 1 1 22 18 19 4
Heston Kjerstad 0.321 0.386 0.541 0.927 31 51 6 1 9 31 9 39 3
Dominic Fletcher 0.320 0.394 0.537 0.931 35 47 17 0 5 31 18 25 1
Jack Kenley 0.310 0.444 0.556 1.000 34 39 4 3 7 29 29 28 6
Trevor Ezell 0.304 0.417 0.514 0.931 36 42 10 2 5 26 27 31 9
Casey Martin 0.287 0.354 0.530 0.884 36 47 15 2 7 29 14 45 8
Jacob Nesbit 0.285 0.361 0.358 0.719 21 35 6 0 1 27 17 30 5
Christian Franklin 0.268 0.352 0.420 0.772 22 30 3 1 4 27 13 31 7
Casey Opitz 0.236 0.407 0.292 0.699 19 21 2 0 1 16 25 21 5

Arkansas Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Isaiah Campbell 6 1 2.46 0 0 58.2 45 19 16 10 68 0.211

NCAA RPI

Mississippi State:

10

Arkansas:

7

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

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

Schedule/Results

Mississippi State

Arkansas

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 W 6-5
Mar 29 vs LSU L 10-5
Mar 30 vs LSU L 11-2
Apr 3 vs UL Monroe W 21-8
Apr 5 @ Tennessee W 6-3
Apr 6 @ Tennessee L 2-1
Apr 7 @ Tennessee W 7-5
Apr 10 vs South Alabama W 7-5
Apr 12 vs Alabama W 6-0
Apr 13 vs Alabama W 9-1
Apr 14 vs Alabama W 13-3
Apr 16 vs Texas Southern W 5-1
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
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 L 3-2
Apr 13 @ Vanderbilt L 12-2
Apr 14 @ Vanderbilt W 14-12
Apr 16 vs Ark-Pine Bluff W 16-4
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

Mississippi State-Arkansas Prediction

This is the real marquee SEC series of the weekend. Too bad it’s mostly regulated to online viewing. Mississippi State has the edge statistically. However, the game is being played in Fayetteville which should offset some of that edge. This series is probably a tossup but we’ll go with the home team here. Arkansas 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win.

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