SEC BASEBALL: KENTUCKY VS. TENNESSEE PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Kentucky vs. Tennessee

Kentucky vs. Tennessee

The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Knoxville for a three-game SEC baseball series with the Tennessee Volunteers. 14Powers.com previews both teams and projects the winner of this series.

The Basics


Kentucky at Tennessee, May 4-6

Day Time TV Tickets
Friday 6:30 PM ET (5:30 CT)

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Saturday 6 PM ET (5 CT)

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Sunday 1 PM ET (Noon CT)

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Hitting Comparison


INF-OF Luke Heyer of Kentucky

Catcher Benito Santiago of Tennessee

BATTING AVERAGE
0.300 -- No. 3 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.256 -- No. 14 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.408 -- No. 1 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.366 -- No. 12 in SEC

HOME RUNS
77 -- No. 1 in SEC

HOME RUNS
39 -- No. 12 in SEC

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







Tennessee Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Andre LipciusSS0.3136010064125
Justin AmmonsRF0.290588332124
Jay Charleston2B0.285616042521
Benito SantiagoC0.2685115173419
Pete Derkay1B0.2564514103140
Brodie LeftridgeCF0.241416242615

Pitching Comparison


RHP Chris Machamer of Kentucky

RHP Zach Linginfelter of Tennessee

ERA: 5.26 -- No. 14 in SEC

ERA: 4.65 -- No. 13 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.259 -- No. 11 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.277 -- No. 14 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
479 -- No. 4 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
352 -- No. 14 in SEC

Kentucky Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sean Hjelle743.5686.0753419730.231
Justin Lewis734.3472.2633527920.232






Tennessee Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Sean Hunley632.7868.0742116490.284
Will Neely413.9477.2803420470.261
Garrett Stallings554.5275.296388360.311
Garrett Crochet555.8059.0663822550.277

COMMENTS

Tennessee and Kentucky tangle in K-town. UT has been tough at home this season winning all but the UF series, and they at least won one of those. Kentucky seems to be picking things up though.

Series Prediction


Kentucky 2 wins, Tennessee 1 win







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