SEC BASEBALL: MISSISSIPPI STATE AT AUBURN PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Auburn vs. Mississippi State

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
0.274 -- No. 10 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.281 -- No. 8 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.351 -- No. 14 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.389 -- No. 4 in SEC

HOME RUNS
27 -- No. 14 in SEC

HOME RUNS
59 -- No. 6 in SEC

Mississippi State Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Jake MangumCF0.3427619201921
Hunter Stovall2B0.3327114423216
Tanner Allen1B0.2865913512921
Josh Hatcher1B0.256414031617
Luke AlexanderSS0.2124410063824







Auburn Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Jay EstesCF0.3236014002618
Brendan Venter1B0.31864110124016
Will HollandSS0.3015811083922
Steven WilliamsRF0.298599094131
Conor DavisLF0.287397023025
Brett WrightC0.27243120103933
Luke Jarvis2B0.2714810222115
Edouard JulienDH0.2684270135330
Josh Anthony3B0.254437032831

Pitching Comparison


LHP Konnor Pilkington of Mississippi State

RHP Casey Mize of Auburn

ERA: 4.20 -- No. 8 in SEC

ERA: 4.22 -- No. 9 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.264 -- No. 12 in SEC
OPP BATTING AVG
0.247 -- No. 7 in SEC


STRIKEOUTS
471 -- No. 6 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
477 -- No. 5 in SEC

Mississippi State Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Ethan Small532.7575.1662326930.232
Konnor Pilkington264.3177.1773720800.260
Jacob Billingsley434.9158.2593232580.263






Auburn Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Casey Mize932.7389.0582781240.180
Tanner Burns443.3661.2492328650.216
Calvin Coker324.6955.2542919520.254

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


Tossup







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