SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at South Carolina

South Carolina and Tennessee logos with ball

NOTE: THIS SERIES HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to the pandemic. Tennessee travels to South Carolina for a 3-game, Friday-Sunday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews the series and predicts the series winner.

Series Schedule March 13-18

Day Start Time (CT) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 6:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 3:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 12:30 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Tennessee 0.307 0.433 163 173 38 2 27 144 118 2 30
South Carolina 0.265 0.381 101 131 20 5 18 93 74 9 26

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Tennessee 2.00 171 0.196 109 39 34 35 24 1 7 0.981
South Carolina 2.81 184 0.180 92 49 45 68 15 3 11 0.970

Statistical Leaders

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Player AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3b HR RBI BB SO SB
Liam Spence 0.362 0.483 0.468 0.951 12 17 2 0 1 10 12 8 2
Jake Rucker 0.339 0.433 0.571 1.004 13 19 4 0 3 12 9 12 2
Zach Daniels 0.327 0.453 0.712 1.165 17 17 6 1 4 17 12 14 3
Luc Lipcius 0.308 0.526 0.641 1.167 11 12 5 1 2 15 16 8 3
Evan Russell 0.239 0.351 0.370 0.721 11 11 3 0 1 9 7 10 3
Alerick Soularie 0.236 0.377 0.418 0.795 14 13 1 0 3 13 12 8 2

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Player ERA IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Sean Hunley 0.54 16.2 8 1 1 2 14 0.140
Jackson Leath 1.45 18.2 11 5 3 5 29 0.167
Chad Dallas 2.53 21.1 19 6 6 6 21 0.235
Chase Wallace 3.50 18.0 13 8 7 7 18 0.194

South Carolina Batting Leaders

Player AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3b HR RBI BB SO SB
Brady Allen 0.311 0.456 0.511 0.967 10 14 3 0 2 5 11 5 1
Andrew Eyster 0.304 0.403 0.554 0.957 13 17 3 1 3 11 7 15 0
Wes Clarke 0.288 0.415 0.750 1.165 14 15 0 0 8 22 8 14 0
George Callil 0.277 0.426 0.362 0.788 7 13 1 0 1 10 3 11 0
Noah Campbell 0.256 0.370 0.410 0.780 10 10 1 1 1 10 7 9 8
Jeff Heinrich 0.250 0.310 0.365 0.675 9 13 1 1 1 13 4 6 3
Noah Myers 0.242 0.457 0.394 0.851 11 8 1 2 0 3 12 11 7

South Carolina Pitching Leaders

Player ERA IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Brannon Jordan 1.71 21.0 7 4 4 9 32 0.104
Thomas Farr 1.72 15.2 6 4 3 5 14 0.113
Carmen Mlodzinski 2.84 25.1 25 9 8 8 22 0.258

NCAA RPI

Tennessee:

94

South Carolina:

103

Tennessee Roster

No. Name Pos. B/T HT WT CL City ST
1 Alerick Soularie OF/INF L/R 6′-0″ 175 Jr. Houston TX
2 Max Ferguson INF R/R 6′-1″ 180 So. Atlantic Beach FL
5 Zach Daniels OF R/R 6′-1″ 210 Jr. Stockbridge GA
6 Evan Russell OF R/R 5′-11″ 192 Jr. Lexington TN
7 Jake Rucker INF L/L 6′-1″ 185 So. Greenbrier TN
8 Christian Scott OF L/R 5′-9″ 171 So. Clarksville TN
10 Pete Derkay 1B/C L/L 5′-10″ 215 Sr. Acworth GA
11 Will Heflin LHP R/R 5′-11″ 175 Sr. Morristown TN
14 Austin Knight INF L/R 6′-1″ 170 So. Jacksonville FL
16 Camden Sewell RHP R/R 6′-4″ 176 So. Cleveland TN
17 Connor Pavolony C R/R 6′-1″ 190 So. Woodstock GA
18 Chase Wallace RHP L/R 6′-2″ 195 Jr. Sevierville TN
19 Landon Gray C R/R 6′-0″ 201 Sr. Granbury TX
21 Trey Lipscomb INF/RHP R/R 6′-1″ 190 So. Frederick MD
28 Elijah Pleasants RHP R/R 6′-5″ 185 So. Clarksville TN
32 Sean Hunley RHP L/L 6′-4″ 210 Jr. Mount Juliet TN
34 Garrett Crochet LHP L/L 6′-6″ 218 Jr. Ocean Springs MS
40 Luc Lipcius 1B L/L 6′-2″ 208 R-Jr. Williamsburg VA
46 Redmond Walsh LHP 5′-10″ 170 R-Jr. Louisville TN

South Carolina Roster

No. Name Pos. B/T HT WT CL City ST
3 Braylen Wimmer INF R/R 6′-4″ 194 Fr. Yukon OK
6 George Callil INF R/R 6′-4″ 180 Sr. Melbourne Australia
7 Brennan Milone INF R/R 6′-0″ 200 Fr. Woodstock GA
8 Jeff Heinrich INF/OF L/R 6′-0″ 201 Jr. Lake in the Hills IL
9 Noah Myers OF R/R 6′-1″ 188 Jr. Wyoming ON
10 Colin Burgess C R/R 5′-8″ 183 Fr. Lexington KY
11 Andrew Eyster OF L/L 6′-3″ 217 Jr. Ocala FL
12 Josiah Sightler INF/LHP R/R 6′-5″ 232 So. Gaston SC
13 Graham Lawson RHP S/R 6′-2″ 229 R-Sr. Woodruff SC
14 Noah Campbell INF R/R 6′-0″ 208 Jr. Durham NC
15 Daniel Lloyd RHP L/L 6′-3″ 227 So. Summerville SC
16 John Gilreath LHP L/L 5′-11″ 191 Jr. Rock Hill SC
18 Julian Bosnic LHP/OF R/R 6′-3″ 219 R-Fr. Lutz FL
20 Andrew Peters RHP R/R 6′-2″ 189 Jr. Morris IL
21 Carmen Mlodzinski RHP R/R 6′-2″ 231 R-So. Hilton Head SC
22 Brannon Jordan RHP R/R 6′-2″ 187 Jr. Collinsville OK
26 Jax Cash C/RHP R/R 6′-3″ 203 Fr. Spartanburg SC
28 Wes Clarke C R/R 6′-2″ 224 So. Forest VA
29 Bryant Bowen C/INF R/R 6′-0″ 204 Gr. Shreveport LA
30 Brett Thomas RHP R/R 6′-5″ 216 Fr. Atlanta GA
32 Anthony Amicangelo OF R/L 5′-9″ 220 Jr. Bremerton WA
33 Brady Allen OF R/R 6′-1″ 205 So. Lakeland FL
34 Thomas Farr RHP L/L 6′-0″ 195 R-So. Tyrone GA
35 RJ Dantin LHP R/R 6′-2″ 197 Fr. Spartanburg SC
36 TJ Shook RHP R/R 6′-3″ 226 Jr. Columbia SC
37 Cam Tringali RHP L/R 6′-4″ 224 So. Columbia SC
38 Dallas Beaver C/INF L/L 6′-2″ 225 Gr. Kissimmee FL
39 Will McGregor LHP R/R 6′-2″ 213 Fr. Anderson SC
40 Wesley Sweatt RHP R/R 6′-3″ 219 So. Rock Hill SC
43 Hayden Lehman RHP R/R 6′-2″ 215 R-Jr. Marietta GA
44 Parker Coyne RHP R/R 6′-2″ 209 Jr. Suwanee GA
45 Trey Tujetsch RHP L/L 5′-10″ 185 Fr. Charlotte NC
47 Dylan Harley LHP R/R 6′-3″ 222 So. Summerville SC
49 Brett Kerry RHP 5′-11″ 211 So. Clemmons NC

Tennessee-South Carolina Prediction

Both of these teams have 100ish RPIs. Tennessee is second in the SEC in both batting and pitching. South Carolina is middle of the pack in both ERA and hitting. Tennessee’s best win so far was over top 5 Texas Tech in Texas. South Carolina has a win over No. 25 Clemson but lost a series 2-1 to Clemson in Columbia. Tennessee has 3 wins over teams with winning records and South Carolina 2 wins. Players to watch include Vol pitcher Jackson Leath who has 29 strikeouts in 18.2 innings. Sophomore outfielder Brady Allen is hitting .327 with three home runs to lead the Gamecocks. At this point Tennessee is probably the favorite playing in Knoxville. They look a little better than the Gamecocks and are well coached. Tennessee should win this series 2-1.

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