SEC BASEBALL: FLORIDA VS. KENTUCKY PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Kentucky vs. Florida

Kentucky vs. Florida

The Florida Gators 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


Florida at Kentucky, April 19-12

Day Time TV Tickets
Thursday 7 PM ET (6 CT)

SEC NETWORK LINK
Friday 7:30 PM ET (6:30 CT)

SEC NETWORK LINK
Saturday 1 PM ET (Noon CT)

TBA/SECN+ LINK

Hitting Comparison


C-INF JJ Schwarz of Florida

INF-OF Luke Heyer of Kentucky

BATTING AVERAGE
0.287 -- No. 5 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.300 -- No. 3 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.379 -- No. 5 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.408 -- No. 1 in SEC

HOME RUNS
76 -- No. 3 in SEC

HOME RUNS
77 -- No. 1 in SEC

Florida Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Jonathan India3B0.38364113164044
JJ SchwarzC0.33366162124527
Austin LangworthyLF0.297529101933
Nelson MaldonadoDH0.276558073622
Nick HorvathCF0.2714613063115
Wil DaltonRF0.26956131165019
Blake Reese2B0.2494511243932







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 Brady Singer of Florida

RHP Chris Machamer of Kentucky

ERA: 3.19 -- No. 1 in SEC

ERA: 5.26 -- No. 14 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.227 -- No. 1 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.259 -- No. 11 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
457 -- No. 8 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
479 -- No. 4 in SEC

Florida Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Brady Singer1012.2588.0592218920.186
Jackson Kowar922.5681.0662332800.223
Jack Leftwich434.2657.0492716540.230






Kentucky Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sean Hjelle743.5686.0753419730.231
Justin Lewis734.3472.2633527920.232

COMMENTS

Florida is clearly the best team in the SEC. Kentucky has largely been a disappointment so far this season because they lack in the pitching department. UK should pull out at least one win in Lexington.

Series Prediction


Florida 2 wins, Kentucky 1 win







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