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SEC BASEBALL: MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. MISSOURI PREVIEW/PREDICTION

The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Columbia, Mo. for a three-game SEC baseball series with the Missouri Tigers. 14Powers.com previews both teams and projects the winner of this series.

The Basics


Mississippi State at Missouri, March 23-25

Day Time TV Tickets
Friday 7:30 PM ET (6:30 CT)

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Saturday 3 PM ET (2 CT)

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Sunday 2 PM ET (1 CT)

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Hitting Comparison


INF Luke Alexander of Mississippi State

INF-OF Trey Harris of Missouri

BATTING AVERAGE
0.266 -- No. 11 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.269 -- No. 9 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.348 -- No. 14 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.381 -- No. 7 in SEC

HOME RUNS
18 -- No. 14 in SEC

HOME RUNS
21 -- No. 13 in SEC

Mississippi State Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Jake MangumCF0.3545713201113
Hunter Stovall2B0.3114711101915
Josh Hatcher1B0.279384031414
Tanner AllenDH0.278409312318
Luke AlexanderSS0.238358052617







Missouri Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Kameron MisnerCF0.360459342532
Trey HarrisRF0.329487063515
Brett BondC0.293396022313
Brian Sharp3B0.290365132421
Zach HannaLF0.284254032515
Chris CorneliusSS0.245272001013
Mark Vierling2B0.223235011315
Connor BrumfieldCF0.217233001117

Pitching Comparison


LHP Konnor Pilkington of Mississippi State
LHP TJ Sikkema of Missouri

ERA: 3.58 -- No. 8 in SEC

ERA: 3.17 -- No. 4 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.245 -- No. 11 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.233 -- No. 6 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
349 -- No. 4 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
360 -- No. 2 in SEC

Mississippi State Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Konnor Pilkington252.5756.047169640.225
Ethan Small332.9452.0471715690.237
Jacob Billingsley224.0839.2331823370.228






Missouri Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Michael Plassmeyer411.9659.2511310710.233
Bryce Montes De Oca422.6444.1241325510.162
TJ Sikkema232.8238.1341210400.243
Andy Toelken423.0838.0371313290.261

COMMENTS

Mizzou won 1 game at LSU last weekend and lost two close games. Missouri should be able to handle State in Columbia.

Series Prediction


Missouri 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win







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