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SEC BASEBALL: ARKANSAS VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE PREVIEW/PREDICTION

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

The Basics


Arkansas at Mississippi State, April 20-22

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

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Saturday 7:30 PM ET (6:30 CT)

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Sunday 2 PM ET (1 CT)

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Hitting Comparison


OF Eric Cole of Arkansas

INF Luke Alexander of Mississippi State

BATTING AVERAGE
0.304 -- No. 2 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.274 -- No. 10 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.400 -- No. 2 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.351 -- No. 14 in SEC

HOME RUNS
76 -- No. 2 in SEC

HOME RUNS
27 -- No. 14 in SEC

Arkansas Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Carson Shaddy2B0.3644891103517
Heston KjerstadLF0.35168130104217
Casey Martin3B0.3355880103824
Eric ColeRF0.33370121124028
Luke BonfieldDH0.308458173131
Dominic FletcherCF0.3015813073214
Jax BiggersSS0.276459031931
Grant KochC0.263404072929







Mississippi State Top Hitters

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

Pitching Comparison

RHP Jake Reindl of Arkansas

LHP Konnor Pilkington of Mississippi State

ERA: 3.43 -- No. 3 in SEC

ERA: 4.20 -- No. 8 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.238 -- No. 4 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.264 -- No. 12 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
470 -- No. 7 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
471 -- No. 6 in SEC

Arkansas Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Kacey Murphy642.3070.1581812630.227
Blaine Knight802.8775.1662417770.236






Mississippi State Key Pitchers

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

COMMENTS

MSU hosts a tough Arkansas squad in Starkville. The Bulldogs pulled off a surprising series win over rival Ole Miss a couple weeks ago at home. They should be able to take at least one from the Hogs.

Series Prediction


Arkansas 2 wins, Mississippi State 1 win.







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