SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at Kentucky

Kentucky-Tennessee

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

Jay Charleston, Tennessee
Jay Charleston, Tennessee
Kentucky Proud Park (5,000)
Kentucky Proud Park (5,000)
Shinn Ryan, Kentucky
Shinn Ryan, Kentucky

Series Schedule March 15-17

Day Start Time (CT) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 5:30 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 2 Friday 5:30 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
Tennessee 0.264 0.374 223 322 70 6 35 193 193 11 65
Kentucky 0.253 0.359 216 308 71 3 41 182 157 20 67

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Tennessee 2.83 346 0.212 260 118 106 102 40 6 25 0.980
Kentucky 4.53 365 0.249 309 213 163 161 68 9 24 0.962

Statistical Leaders

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Al Soularie 0.385 0.492 0.697 1.189 26 42 7 0 9 26 20 19 4
Ricky Martinez 0.292 0.353 0.387 0.740 21 40 11 1 0 16 9 31 5
Justin Ammons 0.283 0.401 0.402 0.803 30 36 6 0 3 13 24 27 12
Evan Russell 0.283 0.397 0.500 0.897 16 26 8 0 4 21 19 25 2
Andre Lipcius 0.280 0.388 0.531 0.919 29 40 12 0 8 35 21 18 6
Jake Rucker 0.253 0.315 0.273 0.588 12 25 2 0 0 15 8 14 0
Jay Charleston 0.227 0.337 0.270 0.607 28 32 6 0 0 15 21 24 27

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Garrett Stallings 6 2 1.88 1 0 62.1 56 17 13 11 64 0.236
Zach Linginfelter 5 4 4.02 0 0 47.0 35 23 21 17 46 0.206
Will Neely 2 1 6.23 0 0 39.0 46 27 27 6 30 0.293

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Coltyn Kessler 0.317 0.405 0.462 0.867 18 33 9 0 2 13 13 34 0
Ryan Shinn 0.301 0.404 0.610 1.014 31 41 15 0 9 21 13 41 5
Jaren Shelby 0.294 0.400 0.500 0.900 20 37 8 0 6 31 19 34 11
T.J. Collett 0.274 0.367 0.541 0.908 24 37 7 1 9 36 15 38 1
Breydon Daniel 0.246 0.384 0.462 0.846 30 32 5 1 7 18 19 44 15
Dalton Reed 0.229 0.268 0.366 0.634 18 30 4 1 4 20 7 47 0

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Zack Thompson 3 0 2.10 1 0 55.2 38 15 13 19 82 0.193

NCAA RPI

Tennessee:

8

Kentucky:

33

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

Kentucky Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
2 Austin Schultz IF R/R 5′-9″ 190 FR Adams NE
3 Ben Jordan RHP L/R 6′-9″ 260 R-FR Olive Hill KY
4 Zeke Lewis IF S/R 5′-9″ 160 R-JR Atlanta GA
5 T.J. Collett 1B L/R 6′-1″ 230 JR Terre Haute IN
7 Rook Ellington OF R/R 6′-0″ 175 FR Paducah KY
8 Marshall Gei C S/R 6′-0″ 185 R-SR Mount Juliet TN
10 Dalton Reed IF L/R 6′-4″ 240 JR Roff OK
12 Ryan Shinn OF R/L 6′-2″ 205 SR Jobstown NJ
13 Cole Ayers RHP R/R 6′-2″ 180 FR Mt. Carmel OH
14 Zack Thompson LHP L/L 6′-2″ 220 JR Selma IN
15 Trip Lockhart RHP R/R 6′-3″ 190 SO Lexington KY
16 Will Gambino RHP R/R 6′-2″ 215 FR Westmont NJ
19 Alex Rodriguez IF R/R 5′-10″ 195 SR Pembroke Pines FL
20 Braxton Cottongame LHP L/L 6′-3″ 205 FR Hazard KY
21 Orlando Adams Jr. C/OF R/R 6′-0″ 220 FR Atlanta GA
22 Dillon Marsh LHP L/L 6′-1″ 220 FR Elizabethtown PA
24 Brett Marshall RHP R/R 6′-4″ 215 R-SO Louisville KY
25 Coltyn Kessler C/IF L/R 6′-3″ 220 SO High Ridge MO
26 Justin Olson IF/OF L/L 6′-2″ 215 FR Colorado Springs CO
28 Ryan Johnson OF/RHP L/R 6′-3″ 220 SR College Station TX
30 Jaren Shelby OF R/R 5′-11″ 200 JR Lexington KY
31 Alex Degen RHP R/R 6’7″ 210 FR Readington Township NJ
33 Trae Harmon IF/DH R/R 6′-4″ 255 FR Somerset KY
34 Carson Coleman RHP R/R 6′-2″ 185 R-SO Lexington KY
35 Cole Daniels LHP L/L 6′-1″ 240 FR Ann Arbor MI
37 Cam Hill OF L/R 5′-10″ 185 SO Georgetown KY
38 Jimmy Ramsey RHP L/R 6′-9″ 255 SO Tonka Bay MN
39 Hunter Rigsby RHP R/R 6′-4″ 215 FR Mount Vernon KY
41 Grant Macciocchi RHP/IF R/R 6′-4″ 175 R-JR West Chester Town Ship OH
42 Elliott Curtis IF L/R 6′-0″ 200 JR Waterloo Ontario
43 Breydon Daniel IF/OF S/R 6′-1″ 200 JR Bixby OK
50 Mason Hazelwood LHP L/L 6′-5″ 220 SO Salvisa KY
52 Tanner Holen C R/R 5′-11″ 180 JR Manhattan KS
54 Daniel Harper RHP R/R 6′-4″ 220 SO Fairway KS
55 Tyler Burchett RHP R/R 6′-5″ 235 FR Airville PA

Schedule/Results

Tennessee

Kentucky

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 L 6-3
Apr 6 vs Mississippi St W 2-1
Apr 7 vs Mississippi St L 7-5
Apr 9 vs Lipscomb W 11-2
Apr 11 vs Georgia W 2-0
Apr 12 vs Georgia W 3-0
Apr 13 vs Georgia L 7-1
Apr 16 vs Morehead State W 3-1
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
Date Opponent Score
Feb 15 @ Austin Peay W 8-4
Feb 16 @ Austin Peay W 12-5
Feb 17 @ Austin Peay W 11-1
Feb 22 @ Texas Tech L 4-7
Feb 23 @ Texas Tech L 10-7
Feb 24 @ Texas Tech L 19-4
Feb 26 vs E Kentucky W 7-3
Feb 27 vs N Kentucky W 5-4
Mar 1 vs Canisius W 10-2
Mar 2 vs Canisius W 12-3
Mar 3 vs Canisius W 4-3
Mar 5 vs Wright State cancelled
Mar 6 vs Boston College L 12-3
Mar 8 vs Middle Tenn W 4-1
Mar 10 vs Middle Tenn W 7-0
Mar 10 vs Middle Tenn W 5-4
Mar 12 vs SIU-E W 6-4
Mar 13 vs W Kentucky W 15-0
Mar 15 @ LSU L 2-1
Mar 16 @ LSU L 16-4
Mar 17 @ LSU L 7-2
Mar 19 vs Xavier W 16-3
Mar 22 vs Texas A&M L 5-3
Mar 23 vs Texas A&M L 9-3
Mar 24 vs Texas A&M L 17-5
Mar 26 vs Morehead State W 7-0
Mar 28 vs Georgia L 7-3
Mar 29 vs Georgia W 5-0
Mar 30 vs Georgia L 10-8
Apr 2 @ Louisville L 8-3
Apr 5 @ Missouri W 4-2
Apr 6 @ Missouri L 5-4
Apr 7 @ Missouri L 9-2
Apr 10 @ Lipscomb W 6-2
Apr 12 @ Ole Miss L 8-2
Apr 13 @ Ole Miss W 4-1
Apr 14 @ Ole Miss W 4-2
Apr 16 vs Louisville L 18-6
Apr 18 vs Tennessee
Apr 19 vs Tennessee
Apr 20 vs Tennessee
Apr 23 @ W Kentucky
Apr 26 @ Florida
Apr 27 @ Florida
Apr 28 @ Florida
May 3 vs Arkansas
May 4 vs Arkansas
May 5 vs Arkansas
May 7 vs Indiana
May 10 @ South Carolina
May 11 @ South Carolina
May 12 @ South Carolina
May 14 vs Michigan
May 16 vs Vanderbilt
May 17 vs Vanderbilt
May 18 vs Vanderbilt

Tennessee-Kentucky Prediction

Here’s another interesting series. Tennessee visits Lexington to face the Wildcats. The Vols are coming off a huge series win over Georgia. Kentucky also pulled off a stunner by winning a 2-1 series at Ole Miss. We’ll find out if UK’s win was a fluke or a sign that they have turned the corner. I think Tennessee will win this one though. Tennessee 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win.

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