SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Missouri at Arkansas

Arkansas-Missouri

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

Tyler LaPlante, Missouri
Tyler LaPlante
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 Friday 6:30 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 2:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 1:30 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Missouri 0.293 0.413 122 157 26 2 16 107 99 6 39
Arkansas 0.310 0.413 130 166 32 6 17 120 89 4 33

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Missouri 3.43 162 0.265 129 65 57 68 22 1 4 0.983
Arkansas 3.36 183 0.267 108 58 47 45 16 10 0.971

Statistical Leaders

Missouri Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Chris Cornelius 0.389 0.477 0.630 1.107 10 21 4 0 3 16 9 6 2
Kameron Misner 0.377 0.548 0.642 1.190 19 20 2 0 4 10 19 9 10
Tony Ortiz 0.375 0.500 0.650 1.150 11 15 2 0 3 16 7 10 2
Mark Vierling 0.356 0.453 0.467 0.920 8 16 5 0 0 8 8 4 2
Chad McDaniel 0.345 0.422 0.509 0.931 12 19 4 1 1 11 7 9 6
Clayton Peterson 0.208 0.328 0.229 0.557 13 10 1 0 0 4 9 10 2
Alex Peterson 0.167 0.294 0.214 0.508 9 7 2 0 0 2 6 9 4

Missouri Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
TJ Sikkema 2 0 0.46 0 1 19.2 13 3 1 4 25 0.200
Jacob Cantleberry 2 0 2.91 0 0 21.2 21 7 7 9 33 0.268
Tyler LaPlante 1 1 3.43 0 0 21.0 21 12 8 3 15 0.270

Arkansas Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Christian Franklin 0.356 0.453 0.600 1.053 11 16 3 1 2 16 7 9 5
Trevor Ezell 0.352 0.438 0.593 1.031 15 19 2 1 3 12 9 10 6
Heston Kjerstad 0.348 0.403 0.515 0.918 11 23 3 1 2 11 4 15 2
Jack Kenley 0.340 0.459 0.638 1.097 15 16 1 2 3 15 11 7 4
Jacob Nesbit 0.292 0.368 0.292 0.660 10 14 0 0 0 9 7 12 1
Casey Martin 0.281 0.378 0.594 0.972 18 18 8 0 4 15 9 14 4
Dominic Fletcher 0.278 0.397 0.500 0.897 14 15 6 0 2 9 11 10 1
Casey Opitz 0.273 0.480 0.333 0.813 11 9 2 0 0 10 14 6 5

Arkansas Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Patrick Wicklander 2 1 2.46 0 0 18.1 9 5 5 9 29 0.150
Isaiah Campbell 3 0 3.09 0 0 23.1 21 11 8 3 33 0.241
Connor Noland 0 0 4.32 0 0 16.2 16 11 8 5 13 0.235

NCAA RPI

Missouri:

129

Arkansas:

22

Missouri Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
1 Josh Holt Jr. OF L/R 5′-9″ 160 Fr. McDonough GA
2 Thomas Broyles OF L/L 5′-11″ 184 So. Fayetteville AR
3 Paul Gomez INF R/R 5′-9″ 180 Sr. Orange CA
4 Tommy Springer RHP R/R 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Apple Valley MN
5 Tre Morris C R/R 5′-10″ 190 Fr. Columbia MO
6 Seth Halvorsen RHP/INF R/R 6′-1″ 198 Fr. North Plymouth MN
7 Chris Cornelius INF R/R 6′-0″ 186 Jr. St. Louis MO
8 Connor Brumfield OF L/R 5′-11″ 174 Sr. Columbia MO
9 Mark Vierling INF R/R 5′-10″ 179 So. St. Louis MO
10 Clayton Peterson OF R/R 5′-9″ 165 So. Edmond OK
11 Konnor Ash RHP R/R 5′-11″ 191 So. Plainfield IL
12 Tyler LaPlante LHP R/L 6′-2″ 214 Sr. Blue Springs MO
13 Cameron Swanger INF R/R 6′-5″ 210 Fr. Loveland OH
14 Alex Peterson OF R/R 5′-9″ 170 So. Edmond OK
16 Luke Mann RHP/INF L/R 6′-2″ 200 Fr. St. Louis MO
17 TJ Sikkema LHP L/L 6′-0″ 221 Jr. DeWitt IA
18 Art Joven LHP R/L 6′-0″ 170 Jr. Bakersfield CA
19 Luke Anderson RHP R/R 6′-1″ 187 So. Prairie Village KS
20 Chad McDaniel C S/R 6′-3″ 215 So. Coral Springs FL
21 Jacob Cantleberry LHP L/L 6′-1″ 180 Jr. Greenwood IN
23 Austin James INF R/R 6′-2″ 190 Jr. Valrico FL
24 Nick Swanson RHP R/R 6′-0″ 205 Fr. Kennesaw GA
25 Ty Olejnik OF L/L 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Menomonee Falls WI
26 Trevor Mallett C R/R 6′-1″ 218 Sr. Torrance CA
27 Jake Matheny C R/R 6′-3″ 190 Jr. Weldon Springs MO
28 Tony Ortiz INF L/L 6′-1″ 190 Sr. Olympia WA
30 Kameron Misner INF/OF L/L 6′-4″ 213 Jr. Poplar Bluff MO
32 Ian Bedell RHP R/R 6′-2″ 198 So. Davenport IA
35 Cameron Dulle RHP R/R 6′-3″ 208 Sr. St. Louis MO
39 Lukas Veinbergs RHP R/R 6′-0″ 198 Jr. Pinckney MI
40 Peter Zimmerman INF R/R 6′-3″ 225 Jr. St. Louis MO
41 Nick Lommen LHP R/L 6′-4″ 185 Fr. Minnetonka MN
42 Cameron Pferrer RHP R/R 5′-11″ 182 So. Carmel IN
43 Spencer Juergens RHP R/R 6′-4″ 230 Sr. Washington MO
44 Zach Hanna OF L/L 6′-1″ 203 Sr. Shawnee KS
47 Trey Dillard RHP R/R 6′-0″ 195 So. Phoenix AZ
48 Trae Robertson LHP L/L 6′-5″ 190 Fr. Columbia MO
49 Jordan Gubelman RHP R/R 6′-3″ 225 Sr. Sarasota FL

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

Missouri

Arkansas

Date Opponent Score
Feb 15 @ North Florida L 5-4
Feb 16 @ North Florida W 5-4
Feb 17 @ North Florida L 4-2
Feb 19 @ Florida A&M W 5-3
Feb 21 @ Northeastern L 4-3
Feb 22 @ Rhode Island L 8-6
Feb 23 @ Rhode Island W 12-4
Feb 24 @ Rhode Island W 7-0
Feb 26 vs Alabama A&M W 13-5
Mar 1 @ Cent Arkansas W 4-0
Mar 2 @ South Dakota St L 6-3
Mar 5 vs Kansas State Cancelled
Mar 8 vs Northwestern W 3-2
Mar 9 vs Northwestern W 16-11
Mar 10 vs Northwestern W 9-4
Mar 12 vs Arkansas State W 16-1
Mar 13 vs Arkansas State W 14-4
Mar 15 @ Arkansas
Mar 16 @ Arkansas
Mar 17 @ Arkansas
Mar 19 vs Murray State
Mar 20 vs Murray State
Mar 22 vs Ole Miss
Mar 23 vs Ole Miss
Mar 24 vs Ole Miss
Mar 26 @ UTSA
Mar 27 @ Incarnate Word
Mar 29 @ Texas A&M
Mar 30 @ Texas A&M
Mar 31 @ Texas A&M
Apr 2 vs Saint Louis
Apr 5 vs Kentucky
Apr 6 vs Kentucky
Apr 7 vs Kentucky
Apr 9 @ SIU-E
Apr 12 vs LSU
Apr 13 vs LSU
Apr 14 vs LSU
Apr 16 @ Missouri State
Apr 18 @ Georgia
Apr 19 @ Georgia
Apr 20 @ Georgia
Apr 23 vs Missouri State
Apr 26 vs South Carolina
Apr 27 vs South Carolina
Apr 28 vs South Carolina
Apr 30 vs SE Missouri St
May 3 @ Tennessee
May 4 @ Tennessee
May 5 @ Tennessee
May 10 @ Vanderbilt
May 11 @ Vanderbilt
May 12 @ Vanderbilt
May 16 vs Florida
May 17 vs Florida
May 18 vs Florida
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
Mar 16 vs Missouri
Mar 17 vs Missouri
Mar 19 @ Texas
Mar 20 @ Texas
Mar 22 @ Alabama
Mar 23 @ Alabama
Mar 24 @ Alabama
Mar 26 @ Missouri State
Mar 29 vs Ole Miss
Mar 30 vs Ole Miss
Mar 31 vs Ole Miss
Apr 2 vs Little Rock
Apr 4 @ Auburn
Apr 5 @ Auburn
Apr 6 @ Auburn
Apr 9 vs Oral Roberts
Apr 12 @ Vanderbilt
Apr 13 @ Vanderbilt
Apr 14 @ Vanderbilt
Apr 16 vs Ark-Pine Bluff
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

Missouri-Arkansas Prediction

Are Missouri and Arkansas rivals yet? Each is the other’s nearest SEC opponent. Both of these teams have decent pitching and batting. Again, no one in the SEC has played a particularly rigorous schedule. Just glancing at the scores it looks like Arkansas at home should be favored to win this series. Consider also that the Razorbacks probably should have won the CWS last season if not for a fielding snafu that should have been an easy out. They probably will be pretty good again in 2019. Arkansas 2 wins, Missouri 1 win.

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