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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
0.256 -- No. 14 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.276 -- No. 9 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.366 -- No. 12 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.369 -- No. 11 in SEC

HOME RUNS
39 -- No. 12 in SEC

HOME RUNS
64 -- No. 13 in SEC

Tennessee Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Andre LipciusSS0.3136010064125
Justin AmmonsRF0.290588332124
Jay Charleston2B0.285616042521
Benito SantiagoC0.2685115173419
Pete Derkay1B0.2564514103140
Brodie LeftridgeCF0.241416242615







South Carolina Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Justin Row2B0.3624711051914
Jonah Bride3B0.3246011132528
LT TolbertSS0.313608354323
Carlos CortesLF0.2544670143835
Jacob OlsonRF0.21139150103012

Pitching Comparison


RHP Zach Linginfelter of Tennessee

RHP Graham Lawson of South Carolina

ERA: 4.65 -- No. 13 in SEC

ERA: 4.34 -- No. 11 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.277 -- No. 14 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.237 -- No. 3 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
352 -- No. 14 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
443 -- No. 11 in SEC

Tennessee Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sean Hunley632.7868.0742116490.284
Will Neely413.9477.2803420470.261
Garrett Stallings554.5275.296388360.311
Garrett Crochet555.8059.0663822550.277






South Carolina Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Adam Hill654.0864.0382937870.180
Cody Morris634.2264.0573026690.248
Eddy Demurias504.5052.0502622380.263
Logan Chapman314.6752.0492728460.259

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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