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SEC BASEBALL: TENNESSEE VS. MISSOURI PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Missouri vs. Tennessee

The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Columbia, Mo. for a three-game SEC baseball series with the Missouri Tigers. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews both teams and projects the winner of this series.

The Basics


Tennessee at Missouri, May 17-23

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

SECN Bases Loaded LINK
Friday 7:30 PM ET (6:30 CT)

SECN+ LINK
Saturday 3 PM ET (2 CT)

SECN+ LINK

Hitting Comparison

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Catcher Benito Santiago of Tennessee
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INF-OF Trey Harris of Missouri
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BATTING AVERAGE
0.256 -- No. 14 in SEC
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BATTING AVERAGE
0.271 -- No. 11 in SEC
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ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.366 -- No. 12 in SEC
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ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.377 -- No. 7 in SEC
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HOME RUNS
39 -- No. 12 in SEC
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HOME RUNS
35 -- No. 13 in SEC

Tennessee Top Hitters

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NAME POS AVG H 2B 3B HR RBI BB
Andre Lipcius SS 0.313 60 10 0 6 41 25
Justin Ammons RF 0.290 58 8 3 3 21 24
Jay Charleston 2B 0.285 61 6 0 4 25 21
Benito Santiago C 0.268 51 15 1 7 34 19
Pete Derkay 1B 0.256 45 14 1 0 31 40
Brodie Leftridge CF 0.241 41 6 2 4 26 15







Missouri Top Hitters

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NAME POS AVG H 2B 3B HR RBI BB
Brian Sharp 1B 0.335 61 8 1 7 37 29
Trey Harris RF 0.307 61 8 0 10 46 21
Brett Bond C 0.279 53 8 0 2 27 20
Zach Hanna LF 0.263 36 6 0 6 33 18
Chris Cornelius SS 0.248 36 5 0 1 23 18
Connor Brumfield CF 0.223 31 4 0 1 15 25

Pitching Comparison

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RHP Zach Linginfelter of Tennessee
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LHP TJ Sikkema of Missouri
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ERA: 4.65 -- No. 13 in SEC
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ERA: 3.82 -- No. 5 in SEC
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OPP BATTING AVG
0.277 -- No. 14 in SEC
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OPP BATTING AVG
0.249 -- No. 9 in SEC
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STRIKEOUTS
352 -- No. 14 in SEC
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STRIKEOUTS
495 -- No. 2 in SEC

Tennessee Key Pitchers

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NAME W L ERA IP H ER BB SO OBA
Sean Hunley 6 3 2.78 68.0 74 21 16 49 0.284
Will Neely 4 1 3.94 77.2 80 34 20 47 0.261
Garrett Stallings 5 5 4.52 75.2 96 38 8 36 0.311
Garrett Crochet 5 5 5.80 59.0 66 38 22 55 0.277






Missouri Key Pitchers

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NAME W L ERA IP H ER BB SO OBA
Tyler LaPlante 4 3 2.67 54.0 40 16 14 51 0.206
Michael Plassmeyer 5 3 3.17 82.1 81 29 16 92 0.259
Bryce Montes De Oca 6 4 3.21 53.1 32 19 32 63 0.175
TJ Sikkema 3 5 3.66 59.0 64 24 19 67 0.278

COMMENTS

Tennessee hits the road to Columbia West. Both teams need to win at least 2 games to keep from being left out of the SEC tournament.

Series Prediction


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