SEC BASEBALL: MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. MISSOURI PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Mississippi State vs. Missouri

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
0.274 -- No. 10 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.271 -- No. 11 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.351 -- No. 14 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.377 -- No. 7 in SEC

HOME RUNS
27 -- No. 14 in SEC

HOME RUNS
35 -- No. 13 in SEC

Mississippi State Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Jake MangumCF0.3427619201921
Hunter Stovall2B0.3327114423216
Tanner Allen1B0.2865913512921
Josh Hatcher1B0.256414031617
Luke AlexanderSS0.2124410063824







Missouri Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Brian Sharp1B0.335618173729
Trey HarrisRF0.3076180104621
Brett BondC0.279538022720
Zach HannaLF0.263366063318
Chris CorneliusSS0.248365012318
Connor BrumfieldCF0.223314011525

Pitching Comparison


LHP Konnor Pilkington of Mississippi State
LHP TJ Sikkema of Missouri

ERA: 4.20 -- No. 8 in SEC

ERA: 3.82 -- No. 5 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.264 -- No. 12 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.249 -- No. 9 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
471 -- No. 6 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
495 -- No. 2 in SEC

Mississippi State Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Ethan Small532.7575.1662326930.232
Konnor Pilkington264.3177.1773720800.260
Jacob Billingsley434.9158.2593232580.263






Missouri Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Tyler LaPlante432.6754.0401614510.206
Michael Plassmeyer533.1782.1812916920.259
Bryce Montes De Oca643.2153.1321932630.175
TJ Sikkema353.6659.0642419670.278

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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