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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
0.300 -- No. 3 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.257 -- No. 13 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.408 -- No. 1 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.372 -- No. 10 in SEC

HOME RUNS
77 -- No. 1 in SEC

HOME RUNS
42 -- No. 10 in SEC

Kentucky Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Kole Cottam1B0.35071110174730
Luke Heyer3B0.34967170175526
Tristan PompeyLF0.3475918073828
Ben AklinskiCF0.3076110164129
Luke Becker2B0.3005711263635
Troy SquiresC0.2825312055124
Trey DawsonSS0.279438131938







Alabama Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Cobie Vance3B0.2976310162735
Chandler Avant2B0.2885714033626
Keith HolcombeLF0.285478122711
Sam PraytorC0.277396031624
Jett ManningSS0.263456012117
Hunter Alexander1B0.2523912133223
Joe BreauxCF0.248409221932
Chandler TaylorRF0.2123351123235

Pitching Comparison


RHP Chris Machamer of Kentucky
RHP Deacon Medders of Alabama

ERA: 5.26 -- No. 14 in SEC

ERA 4.09 -- No. 7 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.259 -- No. 11 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.268 -- No. 13 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
479 -- No. 4 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
356 -- No. 13 in SEC

Kentucky Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sean Hjelle743.5686.0753419730.231
Justin Lewis734.3472.2633527920.232






Alabama Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Jake Walters354.1973.0693433750.252
Sam Finnerty434.4381.11094014290.317

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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