SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Alabama

Alabama-South Carolina

South Carolina travels to Alabama for a 3-game, Thursday-Saturday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews the series and predicts the series winner.

TJ Hopkins, S. Carolina
TJ Hopkins, S. Carolina
Sewell-Thomas Stad. (8,500)
Sewell-Thomas Stad. (8,500)
Kolby Robinson, Alabama
Kolby Robinson, Alabama

Series Schedule March 15-17

Day Start Time (CT) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 6:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 2 Friday 6:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 1:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK Tickets

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
South Carolina 0.251 0.349 186 244 56 6 50 172 121 8 27
Alabama 0.271 0.393 186 272 53 7 21 165 179 10 29

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
South Carolina 4.41 278 0.249 251 149 128 102 45 6 19 0.971
Alabama 3.40 262 0.233 234 117 102 95 45 3 17 0.982

Statistical Leaders

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
TJ Hopkins 0.327 0.366 0.673 1.039 26 34 6 3 8 26 7 26 7
Jacob Olson 0.327 0.396 0.694 1.090 20 32 9 0 9 24 8 18 4
Andrew Eyster 0.308 0.385 0.564 0.949 16 24 6 1 4 13 9 29 0
Luke Berryhill 0.273 0.402 0.625 1.027 24 24 11 1 6 27 17 21 3
Chris Cullen 0.247 0.330 0.481 0.811 12 19 6 0 4 14 7 12 0
Noah Campbell 0.237 0.305 0.376 0.681 16 22 4 0 3 10 8 21 5
Brady Allen 0.225 0.373 0.393 0.766 23 20 3 0 4 18 19 33 3

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Reid Morgan 2 0 2.56 0 0 38.2 39 17 11 4 34 0.274

Alabama Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Kolby Robinson 0.386 0.444 0.434 0.878 13 32 2 1 0 17 9 6 4
Keith Holcombe 0.373 0.473 0.640 1.113 13 28 9 1 3 25 9 19 2
Drew Williamson 0.338 0.500 0.382 0.882 14 23 3 0 0 10 22 14 3
Morgan McCullough 0.319 0.444 0.505 0.949 18 29 10 2 1 16 22 16 2
Tyler Gentry 0.312 0.389 0.516 0.905 19 29 4 0 5 22 12 18 4
Joe Breaux 0.296 0.417 0.490 0.907 17 29 9 2 2 18 16 18 3
Brett Auerbach 0.243 0.350 0.311 0.661 18 25 7 0 0 13 13 23 4

Alabama Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Sam Finnerty 4 2 3.60 0 0 35.0 33 15 14 3 29 0.248

NCAA RPI

South Carolina:

61

Alabama:

56

South Carolina Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
2 Noah Campbell INF S/R 6’0″ 200 So. Durham NC
3 Brady Allen OF R/L 6′-0″ 212 Fr. Lakeland FL
4 Jonah Beamon INF S/R 5′-6″ 172 Fr. Charlotte NC
5 TJ Hopkins OF R/R 6′-0″ 195 Sr. Summerville SC
6 George Callil INF R/R 6′-4″ 187 Jr.. Melbourne Australia
7 Jacob Olson UTIL R/R 6′-0″ 200 Sr. Monroe GA
8 Jacob English INF R/R 5′-9″ 161 Fr. Murrells Inlet SC
10 Nick Neville INF L/R 6′-0″ 194 Jr. Fairfax VA
11 Andrew Eyster OF R/R 6′-3″ 210 So. Ocala FL
12 Josiah Sightler INF L/L 6′-3″ 216 Fr. Gaston SC
14 Luke Berryhill C R/R 6′-1″ 227 R-So. Canton GA
24 Ian Jenkins OF R/R 5′-11″ 222 R-Fr. Suwanee GA
26 Quinntin Perez INF S/R 5′-8″ 194 Jr. Orcutt CA
31 Joel Brewer OF R/R 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Tampa FL
33 Chris Cullen C R/R 6′-5″ 221 Sr. Cumming GA
35 Jordan Holladay INF R/R 5′-11″ 226 R-Fr.. Sumter SC
38 Wes Clarke C R/R 6′-2″ 207 Fr. Forest VA
15 Daniel Lloyd RHP R/R 6′-1″ 211 Fr. Summerville SC
16 John Gilreath LHP L/L 5′-11″ 183 So. Rock Hill SC
23 Sawyer Bridges RHP R/R 5′-11″ 190 Jr. Summerville SC
27 Gage Hinson RHP R/R 6′-3″ 200 Sr. Lancaster SC
28 Ridge Chapman RHP R/R 6′-0″ 210 Sr.. Taylors SC
36 TJ Shook RHP R/R 6′-3″ 209 R-So. Irmo SC
37 Cam Tringali RHP R/R 6′-4″ 218 R-Fr. Columbia SC
40 Wesley Sweatt RHP R/R 6′-2″ 203 Fr. Rock Hill SC
41 Cole Ganopulos LHP L/L 6′-0″ 215 Jr.- Jonesboro GA
43 Hayden Lehman RHP R/R 6′-0″ 206 Jr. Marietta GA
44 Parker Coyne RHP R/R 6′-2″ 191 So. Suwanee GA
47 Dylan Harley LHP L/L 6’2″ 209 Fr. Summerville SC
48 Julian Bosnic LHP/OF L/L 6’2″ 201 Fr. Lutz FL
49 Brett Kerry RHP R/R 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Clemmons NC

Alabama Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
5 Tyler Ras RHP/OF S-R 6′-4″ 200 Fr. Middletown NJ
7 Brett Auerbach C/INF R-R 5′-9″ 180 Jr. Mission Viejo CA
9 Casey Cobb RHP R-R 5′-10″ 190 Jr. Hamilton GA
10 Sam Finnerty RHP R-R 6′-0″ 225 Sr. Pelham AL
11 Wil Freeman RHP R-R 6′-1″ 205 Jr. Semmes AL
19 Sam Praytor C R-R 5′-9″ 220 So. Helena AL
20 Brock Love RHP R-R 6′-1″ 210 R-Jr. Gadsden AL
21 Garret Rukes LHP R-L 6′-4″ 205 R-So. Coconut Creek FL
23 Jeremy Randolph RHP R-R 5′-11″ 210 Gr. Miamisburg OH
25 Dylan Smith RHP R-R 6′-1″ 160 Fr. Stafford TX
26 Dylan Oliver LHP L-L 5′-10″ 155 Jr. Mount Olive AL
27 Chase Lee RHP R-R 6′-0″ 150 R-Fr. McCalla AL
29 Connor Shamblin RHP R-R 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Lakeland TN
32 Deacon Medders RHP R-R 6′-4″ 195 Jr. Tuscaloosa AL
33 Kyle Cameron RHP R-R 6′-5″ 220 R-Jr. Tuscaloosa AL
34 Jacob McNairy RHP R-R 6′-1″ 195 Fr. Athens AL
40 Brock Guffey LHP S-L 6′-1″ 190 So. Hoover AL
44 Davis Vainer RHP R-R 6′-0″ 185 R-Jr. Atlanta GA
48 Landon Green RHP R-R 6′-1″ 180 Fr. Helena AL
42 Johnny Hawk C R-R 5′-9″ 180 Jr. McClelland IA

Schedule/Results

South Carolina

Alabama

Date Opponent Score
Feb 15 vs Liberty L 6-5
Feb 16 vs Liberty W 13-7
Feb 17 vs Liberty W 3-2
Feb 19 vs Winthrop W 8-6
Feb 20 vs Presbyterian postponed
Feb 22 vs Utah Valley W 15-3
Feb 23 vs Utah Valley W 6-5
Feb 24 vs Utah Valley W 10-3
Feb 26 vs Appalachian St W 3-1
Mar 1 @ Clemson W 5-4
Mar 2 @ Clemson L 11-5
Mar 3 vs Clemson W 14-3
Mar 5 vs The Citadel W 9-0
Mar 6 vs Gardner-Webb L 10-2
Mar 8 vs Valparaiso W 9-2
Mar 9 vs Valparaiso W 3-2
Mar 10 vs Valparaiso W 12-6
Mar 12 @ The Citadel W 10-9
Mar 15 vs Georgia L 6-1
Mar 16 vs Georgia L 8-7
Mar 17 vs Georgia L 4-2
Mar 19 @ Furman W 12-7
Mar 22 @ Tennessee L 15-5
Mar 23 @ Tennessee W 3-2
Mar 24 @ Tennessee L 6-3
Mar 26 vs NC A&T L 2-0
Mar 29 vs Auburn L 4-2
Mar 30 vs Auburn W 4-0
Mar 31 vs Auburn L 7-5
Apr 2 @ NC State W 10-8
Apr 4 @ Alabama
Apr 5 @ Alabama
Apr 6 @ Alabama
Apr 9 vs Charlotte
Apr 11 @ Florida
Apr 12 @ Florida
Apr 13 @ Florida
Apr 16 @ North Carolina
Apr 18 vs Texas A&M
Apr 19 vs Texas A&M
Apr 20 vs Texas A&M
Apr 23 @ Charleston So
Apr 26 @ Missouri
Apr 27 @ Missouri
Apr 28 @ Missouri
May 3 vs Vanderbilt
May 4 vs Vanderbilt
May 5 vs Vanderbilt
May 8 vs Furman
May 10 vs Kentucky
May 11 vs Kentucky
May 12 vs Kentucky
May 14 vs SC Upstate
May 16 @ Mississippi St
May 17 @ Mississippi St
May 18 @ Mississippi St
Date Opponent Score
Feb 15 vs Presbyterian W 7-2
Feb 16 vs Presbyterian L 4-1
Feb 16 vs Presbyterian W 9-4
Feb 19 vs Jacksonville St W 13-2
Feb 20 vs Alabama State Postponed
Feb 22 vs Ball State W 7-1
Feb 23 vs Ball State L 8-5
Feb 24 vs Ball State W 6-0
Mar 1 @ South Alabama W 7-3
Mar 2 @ South Alabama W 10-5
Mar 3 @ South Alabama W 6-1
Mar 5 vs UAB W 4-3
Mar 8 vs N Kentucky W 15-1
Mar 9 vs N Kentucky W 9-4
Mar 10 vs N Kentucky W 10-1
Mar 12 vs Middle Tenn L 2-0
Mar 15 @ Ole Miss L 1-0
Mar 16 @ Ole Miss W 8-6
Mar 17 @ Ole Miss L 12-2
Mar 19 vs Maine W 16-0
Mar 22 vs Arkansas L 12-3
Mar 23 vs Arkansas W 10-0
Mar 24 vs Arkansas L 10-2
Mar 26 @ Auburn W 6-3
Mar 29 @ Florida L 3-1
Mar 30 @ Florida L 12-3
Mar 31 @ Florida L 6-3
Apr 2 vs Troy L 8-4
Apr 4 vs South Carolina
Apr 5 vs South Carolina
Apr 6 vs South Carolina
Apr 9 @ Samford
Apr 12 @ Mississippi St
Apr 13 @ Mississippi St
Apr 14 @ Mississippi St
Apr 16 @ UAB
Apr 19 vs Vanderbilt
Apr 20 vs Vanderbilt
Apr 21 vs Vanderbilt
Apr 24 @ Jacksonville St
Apr 26 vs LSU
Apr 27 vs LSU
Apr 28 vs LSU
May 3 @ Auburn
May 4 @ Auburn
May 5 @ Auburn
May 8 @ Troy
May 10 vs Texas A&M
May 11 vs Texas A&M
May 12 vs Texas A&M
May 14 vs Samford
May 16 @ Georgia
May 17 @ Georgia
May 18 @ Georgia

South Carolina-Alabama Prediction

Here’s a matchup between two programs that both badly need some wins. Give Bama the slight edge because they are playing at home and appear to have better hitting and pitching than the Gamecocks. Prediction: Alabama 2 wins, South Carolina 1 win.

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