SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Florida

Florida-Mississippi State

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

Jake Mangum, Miss. State
Jake Mangum, Miss. State
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 1:00 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
Mississippi State 0.311 0.397 148 183 43 3 17 130 74 8 28
Florida 0.300 0.399 158 195 35 5 21 135 91 4 18

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Mississippi State 1.53 205 0.284 100 36 30 42 12 2 3 0.975
Florida 3.38 153 0.264 152 78 65 63 32 1 17 0.966

Statistical Leaders

Mississippi State Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Justin Foscue 0.359 0.417 0.656 1.073 14 23 4 0 5 17 7 6 0
Jordan Westburg 0.357 0.478 0.536 1.014 18 20 5 1 1 11 8 11 2
Jake Mangum 0.333 0.416 0.409 0.825 16 22 5 0 0 14 7 5 11
Elijah MacNamee 0.333 0.457 0.481 0.938 14 18 5 0 1 14 11 8 2
Gunner Halter 0.289 0.347 0.356 0.703 12 13 0 0 1 7 4 10 2
Dustin Skelton 0.255 0.300 0.511 0.811 9 12 0 0 4 9 3 12 1
Tanner Allen 0.230 0.315 0.410 0.725 11 14 5 0 2 22 7 8 1
Rowdey Jordan 0.186 0.290 0.254 0.544 15 11 4 0 0 4 8 12 5

Mississippi State Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Ethan Small 1 0 1.50 0 0 24.0 14 5 4 2 40 0.169
JT Ginn 4 0 1.80 0 0 25.0 13 5 5 3 32 0.148

Florida Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Brady McConnell 0.389 0.457 0.528 0.985 20 28 4 0 2 11 7 16 1
Kendrick Calilao 0.379 0.469 0.621 1.090 16 25 3 2 3 25 10 16 1
Nelson Maldonado 0.368 0.450 0.588 1.038 19 25 7 1 2 17 9 7 1
Jud Fabian 0.345 0.458 0.707 1.165 16 20 6 0 5 13 11 14 5
Cory Acton 0.246 0.353 0.246 0.599 8 14 0 0 0 9 9 14 1
Wil Dalton 0.233 0.365 0.383 0.748 15 14 4 1 1 11 10 10 3
Austin Langworthy 0.192 0.289 0.315 0.604 16 14 3 0 2 8 8 14 0

Florida Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Jack Leftwich 4 0 2.05 0 0 22.0 22 5 5 4 22 0.259
Tommy Mace 4 0 3.55 0 0 25.1 22 11 10 8 20 0.244

NCAA RPI

Mississippi State:

84

Florida:

42

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

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

Mississippi State

Florida

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
Mar 16 @ Florida
Mar 17 @ Florida
Mar 19 vs Little Rock
Mar 20 @ Samford
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
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
Mar 16 vs Mississippi St
Mar 17 vs Mississippi St
Mar 19 vs Jacksonville
Mar 21 @ Vanderbilt
Mar 22 @ Vanderbilt
Mar 23 @ Vanderbilt
Mar 26 @ Florida State
Mar 29 vs Alabama
Mar 30 vs Alabama
Mar 31 vs Alabama
Apr 2 vs Florida A&M
Apr 5 @ Ole Miss
Apr 6 @ Ole Miss
Apr 7 @ Ole Miss
Apr 9 @ Florida State
Apr 11 vs South Carolina
Apr 12 vs South Carolina
Apr 13 vs South Carolina
Apr 16 vs Jacksonville
Apr 18 @ LSU
Apr 19 @ LSU
Apr 20 @ LSU
Apr 23 vs FAU
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

Mississippi State-Florida Prediction

This is one of the more interesting series of week 1 of SEC baseball. Both Florida and State appear to have the makings of very good ball clubs. Florida had a few bumps to start the season but have since calmed down and look more like Florida baseball. State is once again a top notch pitching team and the Bulldogs have bats to go with it. This is another that can go either way. Prediction: Toss up.

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