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SEC BASEBALL: AUBURN VS. KENTUCKY PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Auburn vs. Kentucky

The Auburn Tigers travel to Lexington for a three-game SEC baseball series with the Kentucky Wildcats. 14Powers.com previews both teams and projects the winner of this series.

The Basics


Auburn at Kentucky, March 23-25

Day Time TV Tickets
Friday 6:30 PM ET (5:30 CT)

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Saturday Noon ET (11 AM CT)

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Sunday 1 PM ET (Noon CT)

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Hitting Comparison


INF Luke Jarvis of Auburn

INF-OF Luke Heyer of Kentucky

BATTING AVERAGE
0.270 -- No. 8 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.307 -- No. 2 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.389 -- No. 4 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.418 -- No. 1 in SEC

HOME RUNS
36 -- No. 6 in SEC

HOME RUNS
59 -- No. 2 in SEC

Auburn Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Will HollandSS0.305408063016
Brendan Venter1B0.301436062513
Steven WilliamsRF0.293417063017
Conor DavisLF0.286286001822
Edouard JulienDH0.284297073218
Jay EstesCF0.2663310002017
Brett WrightC0.2652710082523
Luke Jarvis2B0.258347211410
Josh Anthony3B0.246295021823







Kentucky Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Tristan PompeyLF0.3493811052820
Luke Heyer3B0.33846110134219
Kole Cottam1B0.3334860133221
Troy SquiresC0.313419043919
Ben AklinskiCF0.310448043025
Luke Becker2B0.306418252427
T.J. CollettDH0.3043840103418
Ryan JohnsonRF0.283309032010
Trey DawsonSS0.270306121227

Pitching Comparison


RHP Casey Mize of Auburn

RHP Chris Machamer of Kentucky

ERA: 3.96 -- No. 11 in SEC

ERA: 5.07 -- No. 14 in SEC
OPP BATTING AVG
0.245 -- No. 10 in SEC


OPP BATTING AVG
0.252 -- No. 12 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
348 -- No. 5 in SEC


STRIKEOUTS
342 -- No. 8 in SEC

Auburn Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Casey Mize712.0063.037144860.164
Tanner Burns242.6644.0341320460.210
Calvin Coker313.6544.1411814430.246
Davis Daniel235.3538.2492320370.302






Kentucky Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sean Hjelle523.0958.146209530.206
Justin Lewis524.6452.1492719640.244

COMMENTS

This is the other top series of week two. Both very good hitting teams. Auburn has more solid pitching but this game is being played in Lexington. This one is a tossup.

Series Prediction


Tossup







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