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SEC BASEBALL: MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. LSU PREVIEW/PREDICTION

LSU vs. Mississippi State

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

The Basics


Mississippi State at LSU, March 29-31

Day Time TV Tickets
Thursday 8 PM ET (7 CT)

SEC NETWORK LINK
Friday 8 PM ET (7 CT)

SECN+ LINK
Saturday 3 PM ET (2 CT)

SECN+ LINK

Hitting Comparison


INF Luke Alexander of Mississippi State

OF Beau Jordan of LSU

BATTING AVERAGE
0.266 -- No. 11 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.297 -- No. 4 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.348 -- No. 14 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.384 -- No. 6 in SEC

HOME RUNS
18 -- No. 14 in SEC

HOME RUNS
32 -- No. 10 in SEC

Mississippi State Top Hitters

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







LSU Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Antoine DuplantisRF0.361536422916
Zach WatsonCF0.342396252010
Beau JordanLF0.31540616188
Austin Bain2B0.3143712022614
Daniel CabreraLF0.2813211142319
Hunter FeducciaC0.260278132219
Hal HughesSS0.22224511146

Pitching Comparison


LHP Konnor Pilkington of Mississippi State

RHP Caleb Gilbert of LSU

ERA: 3.58 -- No. 8 in SEC

ERA: 3.75 -- No. 9 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.245 -- No. 11 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.232 -- No. 5 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
349 -- No. 4 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
346 -- No. 6 in SEC

Mississippi State Key Pitchers

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






LSU Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Ma'khail Hilliard721.7546.133915470.200
Zack Hess633.7153.1382225680.195
Caleb Gilbert334.8542.258239340.326

COMMENTS

Here are two teams in need of a series win something terrible, especially the Bulldogs. LSU should win this one.

Series Prediction


LSU 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win







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