SEC BASEBALL: FLORIDA VS. SOUTH CAROLINA PREVIEW/PREDICTION

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The Florida Gators travel to Columbia, S.C. for a three-game SEC baseball series with the South Carolina Gamecocks. 14Powers.com previews both teams and projects the winner of this series.

The Basics


Florida at South Carolina, March 16-18

Day Time TV Tickets
Friday 7 PM ET (6 CT)

SECN+ LINK
Saturday 4 PM ET (3 CT)

SECN+ LINK
Sunday 1 PM ET (Noon CT)

ESPNU LINK

Hitting Comparison


C-INF JJ Schwarz of Florida

INF Jonah Bride of South Carolina

BATTING AVERAGE
0.287 -- No. 5 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.276 -- No. 9 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.379 -- No. 5 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.369 -- No. 11 in SEC

HOME RUNS
76 -- No. 3 in SEC

HOME RUNS
64 -- No. 13 in SEC

Florida Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Jonathan India3B0.38364113164044
JJ SchwarzC0.33366162124527
Austin LangworthyLF0.297529101933
Nelson MaldonadoDH0.276558073622
Nick HorvathCF0.2714613063115
Wil DaltonRF0.26956131165019
Blake Reese2B0.2494511243932







South Carolina Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Justin Row2B0.3624711051914
Jonah Bride3B0.3246011132528
LT TolbertSS0.313608354323
Carlos CortesLF0.2544670143835
Jacob OlsonRF0.21139150103012

Pitching Comparison

RHP Brady Singer of Florida

RHP Graham Lawson of South Carolina

ERA: 3.19 -- No. 1 in SEC

ERA: 4.34 -- No. 11 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.227 -- No. 1 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.237 -- No. 3 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
457 -- No. 8 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
443 -- No. 11 in SEC

Florida Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Brady Singer1012.2588.0592218920.186
Jackson Kowar922.5681.0662332800.223
Jack Leftwich434.2657.0492716540.230






South Carolina Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Adam Hill654.0864.0382937870.180
Cody Morris634.2264.0573026690.248
Eddy Demurias504.5052.0502622380.263
Logan Chapman314.6752.0492728460.259

COMMENTS

SEC baseball stalwarts Florida and South Carolina will battle it in a conference opening series. Florida is loaded again after winning the 2017 National Title and is tough on the mound and at the plate. The Gators should win this series but look for the somewhat rebuilding Gamecocks to steal at least one.

Series Prediction


Florida 2 wins, South Carolina 1 win







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