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SEC BASEBALL: MISSISSIPPI STATE AT AUBURN PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Auburn vs. Mississippi State

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

The Basics


Mississippi State at Auburn, April 13-15

Day Time TV Tickets
Friday 8:30 PM ET (7:30 CT)

SEC NETWORK LINK
Saturday 3 PM ET (2 CT)

TBA/SECN+ LINK
Sunday 2 PM ET (1 CT)

SECN+ LINK

Hitting Comparison


INF Luke Alexander of Mississippi State

INF Luke Jarvis of Auburn

BATTING AVERAGE
0.266 -- No. 11 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.270 -- No. 8 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.348 -- No. 14 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.389 -- No. 4 in SEC

HOME RUNS
18 -- No. 14 in SEC

HOME RUNS
36 -- No. 6 in SEC

Mississippi State Top Hitters

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







Auburn Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Will HollandSS0.305408063016
Brendan Venter1B0.301436062513
Steven WilliamsRF0.293417063017
Conor DavisLF0.286286001822
Edouard JulienDH0.284297073218
Jay EstesCF0.2663310002017
Brett WrightC0.2652710082523
Luke Jarvis2B0.258347211410
Josh Anthony3B0.246295021823

Pitching Comparison


LHP Konnor Pilkington of Mississippi State

RHP Casey Mize of Auburn

ERA: 3.58 -- No. 8 in SEC

ERA: 3.96 -- No. 11 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.245 -- No. 11 in SEC
OPP BATTING AVG
0.245 -- No. 10 in SEC


STRIKEOUTS
349 -- No. 4 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
348 -- No. 5 in SEC

Mississippi State Key Pitchers

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






Auburn Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Casey Mize712.0063.037144860.164
Tanner Burns242.6644.0341320460.210
Calvin Coker313.6544.1411814430.246
Davis Daniel235.3538.2492320370.302

COMMENTS

State pulled off a surprising series win over a very good Ole Miss team last week. With renewed confidence along with a struggling but hungry Auburn squad on the road, this game could go either way.

Series Prediction


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