SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Tennessee

Tennessee-Mississippi State

Mississippi State travels to Tennessee 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
Lindsey Nelson Stad. (4,283)
Lindsey Nelson Stad. (4,283)
Jay Charleston, Tennessee
Jay Charleston, Tennessee

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 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 0.323 0.402 258 338 82 7 31 225 125 11 43
Tennessee 0.278 0.392 193 269 58 5 26 165 165 10 57

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Mississippi State 3.38 347 0.216 209 112 98 82 35 3 14 0.969
Tennessee 2.91 290 0.209 200 94 85 81 32 6 20 0.977

Statistical Leaders

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

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Al Soularie 0.377 0.500 0.725 1.225 21 26 3 0 7 21 16 10 3
Ricky Martinez 0.370 0.442 0.478 0.920 20 34 10 0 0 14 9 20 4
Justin Ammons 0.329 0.473 0.471 0.944 24 28 6 0 2 10 21 13 8
Andre Lipcius 0.278 0.398 0.536 0.934 17 27 7 0 6 27 17 11 6
Evan Russell 0.250 0.391 0.486 0.877 14 18 8 0 3 16 17 20 1
Jay Charleston 0.237 0.364 0.299 0.663 20 23 6 0 0 12 18 15 21

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Garrett Stallings 5 1 1.79 0 0 40.1 40 12 8 4 48 0.250
Zach Linginfelter 4 2 2.29 0 0 35.1 17 10 9 12 39 0.143
Sean Hunley 3 0 3.12 0 0 26.0 19 10 9 9 16 0.216
Will Neely 2 1 5.02 0 0 28.2 29 16 16 6 23 0.259

NCAA RPI

Mississippi State:

28

Tennessee:

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

Tennessee Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
1 Brodie Leftridge OF R/R 6′-1″ 175 Sr. Baltimore MD
2 Alex Sosnowski INF R/R 6′-1″ 190 R-Fr. Orange CA
4 Jay Charleston OF/INF R/R 5′-10″ 170 So. Longwood FL
5 Zach Daniels OF R/R 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Stockbridge GA
6 Evan Russell C/INF R/R 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Lexington TN
7 Cal Gobbell OF R/R 6′-0″ 190 R-Fr. Savannah TN
8 Brandon Chinea INF R/R 5′-8″ 165 So. Miami FL
9 Justin Ammons OF L/R 5′-10″ 180 So. Memphis TN
10 Pete Derkay UTL L/R 5′-11″ 210 So. Acworth GA
11 Will Heflin LHP L/L 5′-11″ 165 So. Morristown TN
12 Wyatt Stapp INF L/R 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Keller TX
13 Andre Lipcius INF R/R 6′-1″ 190 So. Williamsburg VA
14 Nick Woods INF R/R 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Chattanooga TN
15 Will Neely RHP R/R 5′-11″ 155 Jr. Knoxville TN
17 Connor Darling RHP R/R 6′-4″ 200 So. Suwanee GA
18 Chase Wallace RHP R/R 6′-2″ 195 Fr. Sevierville TN
19 Gunnar Ricketts OF L/R 5′-11″ 185 Fr. Chattanooga TN
20 Donovan Benoit RHP R/R 6′-4″ 190 Fr. Pensacola FL
21 Evan Gilliam OF R/R 5′-10″ 180 Fr. Lexington TN
23 Riley Watkins RHP R/R 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Eads TN
25 Zach Linginfelter RHP L/R 6′-5″ 220 So. Sevierville TN
26 Brandon Trammell INF/RHP L/R 6′-5″ 235 Fr. Knoxville TN
27 Garrett Stallings RHP R/R 6′-2″ 200 So. Chesapeake VA
28 Alex Harper-Cook LHP L/L 6′-2″ 180 R-So. Maryville TN
29 Daniel Vasquez RHP R/R 5′-10″ 175 Jr. El Cajon CA
30 Andrew Schultz RHP R/R 6′-4″ 195 So. Alpharetta GA
31 Benito Santiago C L/R 6′-0″ 190 Sr. Pembroke Pines FL
32 Sean Hunley RHP R/R 6′-4″ 220 Fr. Mount Juliet TN
33 Joshua Plummer RHP S/R 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Mechanicsville VA
34 Garrett Crochet LHP L/L 6′-5″ 210 Fr. Ocean Springs MS
35 Nico Mascia C S/R 5′-10″ 200 R-So. Knoxville TN
37 Richard Jackson RHP R/R 5′-11″ 185 R-Jr. Atlanta GA
40 Luc Lipcius INF/OF L/L 6′-2″ 215 So. Williamsburg VA
41 Sam Springer LHP L/L 6′-0″ 190 Fr. Knoxville TN
42 Reed Fell INF L/R 6′-1″ 165 Jr. Springdale AR
46 Redmond Walsh LHP L/L 5′-11″ 155 R-Fr. Louisville TN

Schedule/Results

Mississippi State

Tennessee

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
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 Appalachian St W 6-0
Feb 16 vs Appalachian St W 2-0
Feb 17 vs Appalachian St W 3-0
Feb 19 vs N Kentucky W 18-0
Feb 22 vs Indiana W 5-1
Feb 23 vs Indiana W 11-0
Feb 24 vs Indiana W 5-3
Feb 26 vs Liberty W 7-1
Feb 27 vs Middle Tenn W 2-0
Mar 1 @ UL Monroe W 7-2
Mar 2 @ North Florida W 10-2
Mar 3 @ W Kentucky W 6-3
Mar 5 @ Troy W 11-2
Mar 8 vs Fresno State W 8-3
Mar 9 vs Fresno State W 13-9
Mar 10 vs Fresno State L 10-7
Mar 12 vs UNC Asheville W 8-4
Mar 13 vs UNC Asheville W 7-2
Mar 15 @ Auburn L 2-0
Mar 16 @ Auburn L 5-2
Mar 17 @ Auburn L 5-3
Mar 19 @ ETSU W 5-1
Mar 22 vs South Carolina W 15-5
Mar 23 vs South Carolina L 3-2
Mar 24 vs South Carolina W 6-3
Mar 26 vs ETSU L 6-5
Mar 29 @ Vanderbilt L 4-2
Mar 30 @ Vanderbilt L 10-4
Mar 31 @ Vanderbilt W 7-6
Apr 2 vs Belmont W 6-2
Apr 5 vs Mississippi St
Apr 6 vs Mississippi St
Apr 7 vs Mississippi St
Apr 9 vs Lipscomb
Apr 11 vs Georgia
Apr 12 vs Georgia
Apr 13 vs Georgia
Apr 16 vs Morehead State
Apr 18 @ Kentucky
Apr 19 @ Kentucky
Apr 20 @ Kentucky
Apr 23 vs Gardner-Webb
Apr 26 @ Arkansas
Apr 27 @ Arkansas
Apr 28 @ Arkansas
May 3 vs Missouri
May 4 vs Missouri
May 5 vs Missouri
May 7 vs Austin Peay
May 10 @ Florida
May 11 @ Florida
May 12 @ Florida
May 14 vs Tenn Tech
May 16 vs Ole Miss
May 17 vs Ole Miss
May 18 vs Ole Miss

Mississippi State-Tennessee Prediction

We had State pegged as one top four teams in the SEC, however, we and the Bulldogs got a wake up call from the LSU Tigers last weekend. Look for Tennessee to get a fine series win in Knoxville over the Bulldogs. Tennessee 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win.

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