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SEC BASEBALL: MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. ALABAMA PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Alabama vs. Mississippi State

The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Tuscaloosa for a three-game SEC baseball series with the Alabama Crimson Tide. 14Powers.com previews both teams and projects the winner of this series.

The Basics


Mississippi State at Alabama, May 4-6

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

TBA/SECN+ LINK
Saturday 7 PM ET (6 CT)

TBA/SECN+ LINK
Sunday 4 PM ET (3 CT)

ESPNU LINK

Hitting Comparison


INF Luke Alexander of Mississippi State
INF Chandler Avant of Alabama

BATTING AVERAGE
0.274 -- No. 10 in SEC

BATTING AVERAGE
0.257 -- No. 13 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.351 -- No. 14 in SEC

ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.372 -- No. 10 in SEC

HOME RUNS
27 -- No. 14 in SEC

HOME RUNS
42 -- No. 10 in SEC

Mississippi State Top Hitters

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







Alabama Top Hitters

NAMEPOSAVGH2B3BHRRBIBB
Cobie Vance3B0.2976310162735
Chandler Avant2B0.2885714033626
Keith HolcombeLF0.285478122711
Sam PraytorC0.277396031624
Jett ManningSS0.263456012117
Hunter Alexander1B0.2523912133223
Joe BreauxCF0.248409221932
Chandler TaylorRF0.2123351123235

Pitching Comparison


LHP Konnor Pilkington of Mississippi State
RHP Deacon Medders of Alabama

ERA: 4.20 -- No. 8 in SEC

ERA 4.09 -- No. 7 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.264 -- No. 12 in SEC

OPP BATTING AVG
0.268 -- No. 13 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
471 -- No. 6 in SEC

STRIKEOUTS
356 -- No. 13 in SEC

Mississippi State Key Pitchers

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






Alabama Key Pitchers

NAMEWLERAIPHERBBSOOBA
Jake Walters354.1973.0693433750.252
Sam Finnerty434.4381.11094014290.317

COMMENTS

An improving Mississippi State team visits Tuscaloosa. Bama is just looking for a darn win while State has a shot at getting to .500 (with a sweep).

Series Prediction


Mississippi State 2 wins, Alabama 1 win







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