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SEC BASEBALL: MISSOURI VS. KENTUCKY PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Missouri vs. Kentucky

The Missouri Tigers 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


Missouri at Kentucky, April 27-April 29

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

SEC NETWORK LINK
Saturday 2 PM ET (1 PM CT)

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

TBA/SECN+ LINK

Hitting Comparison


INF-OF Trey Harris of Missouri

INF-OF Luke Heyer of Kentucky

BATTING AVERAGE
0.271 -- No. 11 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.300 -- No. 3 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.377 -- No. 7 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.408 -- No. 1 in SEC

HOME RUNS
35 -- No. 13 in SEC

HOME RUNS
77 -- No. 1 in SEC

Missouri Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Brian Sharp1B0.335618173729
Trey HarrisRF0.3076180104621
Brett BondC0.279538022720
Zach HannaLF0.263366063318
Chris CorneliusSS0.248365012318
Connor BrumfieldCF0.223314011525







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

LHP TJ Sikkema of Missouri

RHP Chris Machamer of Kentucky

ERA: 3.82 -- No. 5 in SEC

ERA: 5.26 -- No. 14 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.249 -- No. 9 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.259 -- No. 11 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
495 -- No. 2 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
479 -- No. 4 in SEC

Missouri Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Tyler LaPlante432.6754.0401614510.206
Michael Plassmeyer533.1782.1812916920.259
Bryce Montes De Oca643.2153.1321932630.175
TJ Sikkema353.6659.0642419670.278






Kentucky Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sean Hjelle743.5686.0753419730.231
Justin Lewis734.3472.2633527920.232

COMMENTS

This series features two 8-10 teams that both desperately need a series win. Kentucky more so, they have just one home series in the last two weekends, while Mizzou has two. These two are evenly rated so you go with the home team.

Series Prediction


Kentucky 2 wins, Missouri 1 win







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