SEC BASEBALL: KENTUCKY VS. SOUTH CAROLINA PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Kentucky vs. South Carolina

Kentucky vs. South Carolina

The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Lexington for a three-game SEC baseball series with the Kentucky Wildcats. 14Powers.com previews both teams and projects the winner of this series.

The Basics


South Carolina at Kentucky, April 6-8

Day Time TV Tickets
Friday 6:30 PM ET (5:30 CT)

SECN+ LINK
Saturday 6 PM ET (5 CT)

SEC NETWORK LINK
Sunday 2 PM ET (1 CT)

ESPNU LINK

Hitting Comparison


INF Jonah Bride of South Carolina

INF-OF Luke Heyer of Kentucky

BATTING AVERAGE
0.276 -- No. 9 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.300 -- No. 3 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.369 -- No. 11 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.408 -- No. 1 in SEC

HOME RUNS
64 -- No. 13 in SEC

HOME RUNS
77 -- No. 1 in SEC

South Carolina Top Hitters

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







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

Pitching Comparison


RHP Graham Lawson of South Carolina

RHP Chris Machamer of Kentucky

ERA: 4.34 -- No. 11 in SEC

ERA: 5.26 -- No. 14 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.237 -- No. 3 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.259 -- No. 11 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
443 -- No. 11 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
479 -- No. 4 in SEC

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






Kentucky Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sean Hjelle743.5686.0753419730.231
Justin Lewis734.3472.2633527920.232

COMMENTS

This is another tough one to figure. Kentucky's been a big disappointment so far. South Carolina is coming off a home series sweep over Tennessee. I give the edge to UK in Lexington.

Series Prediction


Kentucky 2 wins, South Carolina 1 win







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