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SEC BASEBALL: KENTUCKY VS. ALABAMA PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Alabama vs. Kentucky

The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Tuscaloosa for a three-game SEC baseball series with the Alabama Crimson Tide. 14Powers.com previews both teams and projects the winner of this series.

The Basics


Kentucky at Alabama, March 30-April 1

Day Time TV Tickets
Friday 7 PM ET (6 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-OF Luke Heyer of Kentucky
INF Chandler Avant of Alabama

BATTING AVERAGE
0.307 -- No. 2 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.265 -- No. 12 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.418 -- No. 1 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.376 -- No. 9 in SEC

HOME RUNS
59 -- No. 2 in SEC

HOME RUNS
28 -- No. 11 in SEC

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







Alabama Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Chandler Avant2B0.3364612023119
Cobie Vance3B0.313477121525
Keith HolcombeLF0.28132511147
Hunter Alexander1B0.270349032718
Jett ManningSS0.264323011610
Chandler TaylorRF0.2322941112829
Joe BreauxCF0.224247201219

Pitching Comparison


RHP Chris Machamer of Kentucky
RHP Deacon Medders of Alabama

ERA: 5.07 -- No. 14 in SEC

ERA 3.11 -- No. 3 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.252 -- No. 12 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.258 -- No. 13 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
342 -- No. 8 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
273 -- No. 13 in SEC

Kentucky Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sean Hjelle523.0958.146209530.206
Justin Lewis524.6452.1492719640.244






Alabama Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sam Finnerty413.4956.275229220.319
Jake Walters245.1449.0502823570.267

COMMENTS

Kentucky leads the league in slugging and batting average while Alabama had above average hitting. The difference in this one will be pitching. Bama's is decent, UK's is in need of a lot of work.

Series Prediction


Alabama 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win







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