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SEC BASEBALL: TENNESSEE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Tennessee vs. South Carolina

The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Columbia, S.C. for a three-game SEC baseball series with the South Carolina Gamecocks. 14Powers.com previews both teams and projects the winner of this series.

The Basics


Tennessee at South Carolina, March 29-31

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

ESPNU LINK
Friday 7 PM ET (6 CT)

SEC NETWORK LINK
Saturday 2 PM ET (1 CT)

SEC NETWORK LINK

Hitting Comparison


Catcher Benito Santiago of Tennessee

INF Jonah Bride of South Carolina

BATTING AVERAGE
0.260 -- No. 14 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.263 -- No. 13 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.370 -- No. 12 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.366 -- No. 13 in SEC

HOME RUNS
26 -- No. 12 in SEC

HOME RUNS
49 -- No. 13 in SEC

Tennessee Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Justin AmmonsRF0.317455231718
Benito SantiagoC0.2974113152616
Andre LipciusSS0.283419032915
Pete Derkay1B0.279369102630
Jay Charleston2B0.274434031814
Brodie LeftridgeCF0.242304201710







South Carolina Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Jonah Bride3B0.305396121720
LT TolbertSS0.301403252519
Carlos CortesLF0.230283082122
Jacob OlsonRF0.188241009249

Pitching Comparison


RHP Zach Linginfelter of Tennessee

RHP Graham Lawson of South Carolina

ERA: 4.33 -- No. 13 in SEC

ERA: 4.13 -- No. 12 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.274 -- No. 14 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.228 -- No. 3 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
263 -- No. 14 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
312 -- No. 12 in SEC

Tennessee Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sean Hunley601.5347.046811370.260
Will Neely413.3257.0572113400.253
Garrett Stallings433.4759.272236300.301
Garrett Crochet256.9446.2583614410.301






South Carolina Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Cody Morris633.6147.1401918500.229
Adam Hill344.6540.2192126600.138

COMMENTS

South Carolina has struggled so far this season while the Vols sit at a healthy 4-2 in the league. This is one that might go either way.

Series Prediction


Tossup.







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