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SEC BASEBALL: ARKANSAS VS. GEORGIA PREVIEW/PREDICTION

Arkansas vs. Georgia

The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Athens for a three-game SEC baseball series with the Georgia Bulldogs. 14Powers.com previews both teams and projects the winner of this series.

The Basics


Arkansas at Georgia, May 17-20

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

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

SECN+ LINK
Saturday 2 PM ET (1 CT)

SEC Network LINK

Hitting Comparison

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OF Eric Cole of Arkansas
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INF Cam Shepherd of Georgia
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BATTING AVERAGE
0.304 -- No. 2 in SEC
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BATTING AVERAGE
0.286 -- No. 6 in SEC
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ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.400 -- No. 2 in SEC
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ON BASE PERCENTAGE
0.373 -- No. 8 in SEC
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HOME RUNS
76 -- No. 2 in SEC
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HOME RUNS
48 -- No. 8 in SEC

Arkansas Top Hitters

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NAME POS AVG H 2B 3B HR RBI BB
Carson Shaddy 2B 0.364 48 9 1 10 35 17
Heston Kjerstad LF 0.351 68 13 0 10 42 17
Casey Martin 3B 0.335 58 8 0 10 38 24
Eric Cole RF 0.333 70 12 1 12 40 28
Luke Bonfield DH 0.308 45 8 1 7 31 31
Dominic Fletcher CF 0.301 58 13 0 7 32 14
Jax Biggers SS 0.276 45 9 0 3 19 31
Grant Koch C 0.263 40 4 0 7 29 29







Georgia Top Hitters

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NAME POS AVG H 2B 3B HR RBI BB
Keegan McGovern LF 0.326 59 12 1 14 43 34
Michael Curry DH 0.323 63 6 0 8 43 25
Adam Sasser 1B 0.320 48 4 0 8 39 15
Aaron Schunk 3B 0.316 65 11 3 2 32 10
Tucker Bradley RF 0.297 60 3 0 2 18 17
LJ Talley 2B 0.262 39 6 1 5 25 20
Cam Shepherd SS 0.258 48 12 2 3 32 36

Pitching Comparison

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RHP Jake Reindl of Arkansas
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RHP Zac Kristofak of Georgia
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ERA: 3.43 -- No. 3 in SEC
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ERA: 3.66 -- No. 4 in SEC
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OPP BATTING AVG
0.238 -- No. 4 in SEC
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OPP BATTING AVG
0.228 -- No. 2 in SEC
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STRIKEOUTS
470 -- No. 7 in SEC
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STRIKEOUTS
450 -- No. 10 in SEC

Arkansas Key Pitchers

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NAME W L ERA IP H ER BB SO OBA
Kacey Murphy 6 4 2.30 70.1 58 18 12 63 0.227
Blaine Knight 8 0 2.87 75.1 66 24 17 77 0.236






Georgia Key Pitchers

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NAME W L ERA IP H ER BB SO OBA
Kevin Smith 7 1 3.25 52.2 44 19 22 65 0.224
Chase Adkins 5 0 4.46 68.2 65 34 23 57 0.257
Emerson Hancock 6 4 4.82 71.0 59 38 31 71 0.228

COMMENTS

Two of the top four teams in the league meet in Athens. Georgia seems to have turned it up a notch towards the end of the regular season. Razorbacks have too. This series will have national seeding ramifications.

Series Prediction


Tossup.







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