SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Vanderbilt at Kentucky

Kentucky-Vanderbilt

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

Austin Martin, Vanderbilt
Austin Martin, Vanderbilt
Kentucky Proud Park (5,000)
Kentucky Proud Park (5,000)
Shinn Ryan, Kentucky
Shinn Ryan, Kentucky

Series Schedule May 16-18

Day Start Time (CT) TV Tickets
Game 1 Thursday 5:30 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 2 Friday 1:30 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets
Game 3 Saturday 12:00 PM CT SEC NETWORK + Tickets

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Vanderbilt 0.315 0.416 430 574 123 15 68 403 287 18 59
Kentucky 0.251 0.356 289 424 92 5 56 247 208 31 85

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Vanderbilt 3.77 563 0.228 396 214 194 202 77 6 21 0.981
Kentucky 4.83 505 0.251 436 309 242 227 94 12 42 0.965

Statistical Leaders

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Austin Martin 0.432 0.515 0.635 1.150 64 83 16 4 5 34 27 23 11
JJ Bleday 0.343 0.458 0.741 1.199 63 69 9 1 23 61 43 43 1
Ethan Paul 0.327 0.385 0.507 0.892 40 69 18 1 6 59 19 50 6
Stephen Scott 0.317 0.440 0.525 0.965 46 58 17 0 7 39 35 47 4
Philip Clarke 0.316 0.402 0.485 0.887 35 62 11 2 6 54 24 27 3
Harrison Ray 0.265 0.326 0.365 0.691 35 45 10 2 1 27 15 51 14
Ty Duvall 0.258 0.416 0.395 0.811 25 32 8 0 3 24 31 27 0
Julian Infante 0.222 0.355 0.444 0.799 24 28 4 0 8 24 25 45 3

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Mason Hickman 6 0 2.26 0 3 67.2 50 19 17 15 89 0.202
Patrick Raby 9 1 2.42 0 0 67.0 57 22 18 36 67 0.234
Drake Fellows 10 0 4.08 1 0 79.1 71 38 36 32 94 0.237
Kumar Rocker 6 5 4.22 0 0 59.2 60 32 28 15 62 0.258

Kentucky Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Coltyn Kessler 0.314 0.398 0.484 0.882 26 48 12 1 4 28 17 45 0
Ryan Shinn 0.291 0.397 0.587 0.984 45 55 17 0 13 31 18 57 7
Jaren Shelby 0.267 0.374 0.440 0.814 21 40 8 0 6 32 22 43 13
Austin Schultz 0.265 0.409 0.360 0.769 25 36 7 0 2 8 27 44 10
T.J. Collett 0.259 0.340 0.494 0.834 26 44 8 1 10 40 15 50 1
Breydon Daniel 0.238 0.369 0.419 0.788 32 38 6 1 7 20 23 56 17
Dalton Reed 0.220 0.268 0.341 0.609 21 38 4 1 5 24 11 68 0

Kentucky Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Zack Thompson 6 1 2.14 1 0 84.0 53 25 20 31 121 0.179
Jimmy Ramsey 4 6 7.26 0 1 57.0 76 54 46 21 68 0.310

NCAA RPI

Vanderbilt:

1

Kentucky:

42

Vanderbilt Roster

No. Name Pos. Bats-Throws Ht. Wt. Class City State
2 Harrison Ray IF R/R 5′-11″ 200 Jr. Longwood FL
3 Cooper Davis OF L/R 5′-10″ 175 So. Mississauga Ontario
5 Philip Clarke C L/R 5′-11″ 190 So. Franklin TN
6 Tate Kolwyck IF R/R 5′-11″ 185 Fr. Memphis TN
8 Isaiah Thomas OF R/R 6′-2″ 190 Fr. Palm Beach Gardens FL
10 Ethan Paul IF L/R 5′-10″ 180 Sr. Bellevue WA
11 Matt Hogan OF L/R 6′-0″ 190 Fr. Melville NY.
12 Dominic Keegan UTL R/R 6′-0″ 210 Fr. Methuen MA
13 Kiambu Fentress OF R/R 6′-0″ 175 R-Jr. Nashville TN
16 Austin Martin UTL R/R 6′-0″ 175 So. Jacksonville Fla
17 Walker Grisanti OF L/R 5′-11″ 195 Sr. Collierville TN
18 Pat DeMarco OF R/R 5′-9″ 192 So. Staten Island NY.
19 Stephen Scott UTL L/R 5′-11″ 200 Sr. Cary NC
20 Ty Duvall C L/R 5′-10″ 185 Jr. Lebanon OH
21 Tyler Brown RHP R/R 6′-4″ 233 So. Ashland OH
22 Julian Infante IF R/R 6′-3″ 210 Sr. Miami FL
27 Ethan Smith RHP R/R 6′-1″ 200 Fr. Mt. Juliet TN
29 Patrick Raby RHP R/R 6′-3″ 230 Sr. Knoxville TN
30 Sterling Hayes IF R/R 6′-1″ 190 Fr. San Diego CA
32 Hugh Fisher LHP R/L 6′-5″ 187 So. Eads TN
33 Erik Kaiser RHP R/R 6′-4″ 215 So. Waterloo IL
34 Zach King LHP L/L 6′-6″ 212 Jr. Spring Hill TN
35 Jackson Gillis LHP R/L 6′-3″ 235 Jr. Wilmington MA
36 John Malcom UTL L/L 6′-3″ 220 Fr. West Bloomfield MI
39 Jake Eder LHP L/L 6′-4″ 220 So. Ocean Ridge FL
42 Justyn-Henry Malloy UTL R/R 6′-2″ 210 Fr. Bergenfield NJ
43 Austin Becker RHP R/R 6′-5″ 190 Fr. Columbus OH
44 Mason Hickman RHP R/R 6′-6″ 230 So. Hendersonville TN
45 Chance Huff RHP R/R 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Niceville FL
49 AJ Franklin LHP L/L 6′-1″ 180 R-Jr. Lebanon TN
50 Kumar Rocker RHP R/R 6′-4″ 255 Fr. Athens GA
51 JJ Bleday OF L/L 6′-3″ 205 Jr. Panama City Beach FL
55 Joe Gobillot LHP L/L 6′-6″ 228 R-Fr. Houston TX
66 Drake Fellows RHP L/R 6′-5″ 216 Jr. Plainfield IL
99 Jayson Gonzalez IF R/R 6′-2″ 207 So. Covina CA

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

Vanderbilt

Kentucky

Date Opponent Score
15-Feb Virginia (@Talking Stick, AZ) W 15-9
16-Feb CSU Fullerton (@Talking Stick, AZ) W 14-9
17-Feb TCU (@Talking Stick, AZ) L 10-2
20-Feb vs Evansville W 5-4
22-Feb vs Pepperdine Cancelled
24-Feb vs Pepperdine W 6-3
24-Feb vs Pepperdine W 6-2
26-Feb vs SE Missouri St W 11-3
27-Feb vs Austin Peay L 7-6
1-Mar vs Dayton W 11-3
2-Mar vs Dayton W 5-1
3-Mar vs Dayton W 2-0
5-Mar vs Davidson W 24-2
6-Mar vs ETSU W 12-4
9-Mar vs Illinois State W 10-4
10-Mar vs Illinois State W 9-1
10-Mar vs Illinois State L 7-3
12-Mar vs Samford W 11-6
15-Mar @ Texas A&M W 7-4
16-Mar @ Texas A&M L 8-7
17-Mar @ Texas A&M L 7-0
19-Mar @ Belmont W 3-0
21-Mar vs Florida W 5-0
22-Mar vs Florida W 15-2
23-Mar vs Florida W 14-4
26-Mar @ Lipscomb W 15-1
29-Mar vs Tennessee W 4-2
30-Mar vs Tennessee W 10-4
31-Mar vs Tennessee L 7-6
2-Apr vs W Kentucky W 5-4 (10)
5-Apr @ Georgia W 3-2
6-Apr @ Georgia L 8-3
7-Apr @ Georgia L 3-1
9-Apr @ Middle Tenn W 15-3
12-Apr vs Arkansas W 3-2
13-Apr vs Arkansas W 12-2
14-Apr vs Arkansas L 14-12
16-Apr vs Indiana State W 7-1
19-Apr @ Alabama W 7-4
20-Apr @ Alabama W 13-5
21-Apr @ Alabama W 2-0
25-Apr vs Auburn W 12-6
26-Apr vs Auburn W 5-2
27-Apr vs Auburn W 9-5
30-Apr vs Tenn Tech W 21-10
3-May @ South Carolina W 22-11
5-May @ South Carolina W 9-3
5-May @ South Carolina W 6-2
7-May @ Louisville W 6-2
10-May vs Missouri W 5-2
11-May vs Missouri L 5-2
12-May vs Missouri W 7-2
14-May vs Middle Tenn W 5-2
16-May @ Kentucky
17-May @ Kentucky
18-May @ Kentucky
Date Opponent Score
15-Feb @ Austin Peay W 8-4
16-Feb @ Austin Peay W 12-5
17-Feb @ Austin Peay W 11-1
22-Feb @ Texas Tech L 4-7
23-Feb @ Texas Tech L 10-7
24-Feb @ Texas Tech L 19-4
26-Feb vs E Kentucky W 7-3
27-Feb vs N Kentucky W 5-4
1-Mar vs Canisius W 10-2
2-Mar vs Canisius W 12-3
3-Mar vs Canisius W 4-3
5-Mar vs Wright State cancelled
6-Mar vs Boston College L 12-3
8-Mar vs Middle Tenn W 4-1
10-Mar vs Middle Tenn W 7-0
10-Mar vs Middle Tenn W 5-4
12-Mar vs SIU-E W 6-4
13-Mar vs W Kentucky W 15-0
15-Mar @ LSU L 2-1
16-Mar @ LSU L 16-4
17-Mar @ LSU L 7-2
19-Mar vs Xavier W 16-3
22-Mar vs Texas A&M L 5-3
23-Mar vs Texas A&M L 9-3
24-Mar vs Texas A&M L 17-5
26-Mar vs Morehead State W 7-0
28-Mar vs Georgia L 7-3
29-Mar vs Georgia W 5-0
30-Mar vs Georgia L 10-8
2-Apr @ Louisville L 8-3
5-Apr @ Missouri W 4-2
6-Apr @ Missouri L 5-4
7-Apr @ Missouri L 9-2
10-Apr @ Lipscomb W 6-2
12-Apr @ Ole Miss L 8-2
13-Apr @ Ole Miss W 4-1
14-Apr @ Ole Miss W 4-2
16-Apr vs Louisville L 18-6
18-Apr vs Tennessee L 4-2
19-Apr vs Tennessee L 16-1
20-Apr vs Tennessee L 8-2
23-Apr @ W Kentucky W 15-4
26-Apr @ Florida L 10-8
27-Apr @ Florida W 5-1
28-Apr @ Florida L 12-8
3-May vs Arkansas L 5-2
5-May vs Arkansas L 9-1
5-May vs Arkansas W 4-3
7-May vs Indiana W 5-2
10-May @ South Carolina L 5-4
11-May @ South Carolina L 11-3
12-May @ South Carolina W 6-2
14-May vs Michigan W 7-4
16-May vs Vanderbilt
17-May vs Vanderbilt
18-May vs Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-Kentucky Prediction

Vandy is eyeing a SEC baseball regular season championship while Kentucky is focused on getting into the SEC Baseball Tournament. The Dores also want to ensure they are a top 8 national seed in the NCAA tournament so they can sandbag in the SEC Tourney (just kidding but not really). Vandy has a clear edge in all three phases of the game, pitching, hitting and fielding. The Dores dominated the other two bottom of the league teams – Alabama and South Carolina. No reason to believe they’ll not dominate this one. Vanderbilt 3 wins, Kentucky 0 wins.

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