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2014 Baseball Schedule: SEC Opponent Previews




Dec. 11, 2013

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Alabama Crimson Tide - March 14-16 (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Head coach: Mitch Gaspard (fifth year)
2013 record/SEC finish: 35-28, 14-15 SEC/seventh
Final RPI: No. 29
Final ranking: not ranked
Postseason: 1-2 (NCAA Tallahassee Regional)
Key returning position players: SS Mikey White (.287/.365/.370; 2 HR, 30 RBI), OF Ben Moore (.280/.351/.416, 4 HR, 41 RBI, 16-19 SB), 1B Austen Smith (.279/.352/.452, 7 HR, 40 RBI), 2B Kyle Overstreet (.271/.338/.314, 37 RBI), OF Georgia Salem (.269/.339/.299, HR, 28 RBI)
Key returning pitchers: RHP Spencer Turnbull (4-3, 3.70 ERA, 15 GS, 90 IP, 51 SO), RHP Jay Shaw (2-1, 1.61 ERA, 15 APP, 1 SV, 28 IP, 14 SO), RHP Tucker Hawley (5-2, 2.93 ERA, 1 SV, 46 IP, 28 SO), RHP Mike Oczypok (5-2, 3.02 ERA, 12 APP, 5 GS, 44.2 IP, 28 SO), LHP Taylor Guilbeau (4-2, 3.14 ERA, 17 APP, 7 GS, 51.2 IP, 39 SO), RHP Ray Castillo (2-3, 3.38 ERA, 12 SV, 42 IP, 43 SO), LHP Jon Keller (3-6, 5.23 ERA, 16 APP, 9 GS, 53.1 IP, 56 SO), LHP Justin Kamplain (1-0, 4.77 ERA, 2 SV, 54.2 IP, 50 SO)
Key position player losses: C Brett Booth (.290/.378/.411, 6 HR, 38 RBI), 2B Kenny Roberts (.253/.360/.378, 5 HR, 29 RBI), OF Andrew Miller (.229/.355/.255, 16 RBI)
Key pitcher losses: RHP Charley Sullivan (5-7, 3.82 ERA, 16 GS, 94.1 IP, 76 SO)
Series record: Alabama leads, 57-36, including 28-14 in Tuscaloosa
Last meeting: UK swept series in Lexington in 2012

South Carolina Gamecocks - March 21-23 (Lexington, Ky.)

Joey PankakeJoey Pankake

Head coach: Chad Holbrook (second year)
2013 record/SEC finish: 43-20, 17-12 SEC/fourth
Final RPI: No. 13
Final ranking: No. 14 (Baseball America)
Postseason: (1-2) NCAA Chapel Hill Super Regional
Key returning position players: SS Joey Pankake (.311/.387/.496, 11 HR, 42 RBI), C Grayson Greiner (.298/.,365/.424, 4 HR, 38 RBI), IF Connor Bright (.288/.315/.429, 4 HR, 22 RBI), OF Tanner English (.283/.381/.404, HR, 25 RBI), 2B Max Schrock (.282/.381/.419, 6 HR, 39 RBI)
Key returning pitchers: LHP Jordan Montgomery (6-1, 1.48 ERA, 13 GS, 79 IP, 60 SO), LHP Jack Wynkoop (7-3, 3.09 ERA, 17 APP, 11 GS, 64 IP, 36 SO), LHP Vince Fiori (1-0, 3.92 ERA, 20.2 IP, 21 SO), RHP Evan Beal (2-1, 4.78 ERA, 13 APP, 5 GS, 32 IP, 36 SO)
Key position player losses: 1B LB Dantzler (.322/.444/.617, 15 HR, 53 RBI), 3B Chase Vergason (.262/.361/.371, 4 HR, 27 RBI)
Key pitcher losses: LHP Adam Westmoreland (7-4, 2.32 ERA, 29 APP, 3 SV, 66 IP, 62 SO), LHP Nolan Belcher (7-5, 2.38 ERA, 17 GS, 117 IP, 95 SO), LHP Tyler Webb (3-3, 1.47 ERA, 17 SV, 43 IP, 60 SO), RHP Patrick Sullivan (2-0, 2.84 ERA, 1 SV, 25.1 IP, 23 SO), RHP Colby Holmes (5-2, 3.76 ERA, 19 APP, 9 GS, 55 IP, 42 SO)
Series record: South Carolina leads 44-32; UK leads 20-14 in Lexington
Last meeting: South Carolina swept series in Columbia in 2013

Vanderbilt Commodores - March 28-30 (Nashville, Tenn.)

Head coach: Tim Corbin (12th year)
2013 record/SEC finish: 54-12, 26-3 SEC/first
Final RPI: No. 2
Final ranking: No. 9 (Baseball America)
Postseason: (0-2) NCAA Nashville Super Regional
Key returning position players: 3B Xavier Turner (.324/.387/.370, 36 RBI, 22-27 SB), SS Vince Conde (.307/.380/.458, 6 HR, 44 RBI)
Key returning pitchers: RHP Tyler Beede (14-1, 2.32 ERA, 17 GS, 101 IP, 103 SO), RHP Brian Miller (5-2, 1.58 ERA, 32 APP, 16 SV, 57 IP, 48 SO), LHP Jared Miller (2-1, 2.31 ERA, 22 APP, 2 SV, 23.1 IP, 24 SO), RHP Carson Fulmer (3-0, 2.39 ERA, 26 APP, 4 SV, 52.2 IP, 51 SO), LHP Steven Rice (4-0, 2.57 ERA, 21 APP, 35 IP, 28 SO), RHP Walker Buehler (4-3, 3.14 ERA, 16 APP, 9 GS, 1 SV, 63 IP, 57 SO), RHP T.J. Pecoraro (4-1, 5.97 ERA, 10 APP, 7 GS, 1 SV, 34.2 IP, 15 SO)
Key position player losses: 2B Tony Kemp (.391/.471/.485, 33 RBI, 34-48 SB), OF Mike Yastrzemski (.312/.411/.449, 3 HR, 43 RBI, 20-27 SB), CF Connor Harrell (.312/.318/.530, 12 HR, 67 RBI), 1B Conrad Gregor (.308/.440/.410, 3 HR, 48 RBI, 21-24 SB), C Spencer Navin (.302/.430/.396, 4 HR, 34 RBI), OF Jack Lupo (.297/.352/.354, 24 RBI, 15-17 SB)
Key pitcher losses: LHP Kevin Ziomek (11-3, 2.12 ERA, 17 GS, 119 IP, 115 SO)
Series record: UK leads 141-136-5, including 71-52-1 in Lexington
Last meeting: Vanderbilt swept series in Lexington in 2013

Florida LogoFlorida Gators - April 4-6 (Lexington, Ky.)

Justin ShaferJustin Shafer

Head coach: Kevin O’Sullivan (seventh year)
2013 record/SEC finish: 29-30, 14-16 SEC/eighth
Final RPI: No. 48
Final ranking: not ranked
Postseason: 0-2 (NCAA Bloomington Regional)
Key returning position players: OF Harrison Bader (.312/.371/.376, HR, 22 RBI, 15-21 SB), SS Richie Martin (.300/.366/.341, 18 RBI), OF Justin Shafer (.300/.345/.448, 5 HR, 25 RBI), C Taylor Gushue (.269/.349/.417, 5 HR, 33 RBI), IF Zack Powers (.268/.387/.360, 3 HR, 27 RBI), IF Casey Turgeon (.268/.367/.360, 5 HR, 32 RBI), IF Josh Tobias (.260/.341/.351, 3 HR, 18 RBI)
Key returning pitchers: RHP Ryan Harris (5-4, 3.07 ERA, 37 APP, 58.2 IP, 51 SO), RHP Jay Carmichael (3-1, 3.08 ERA, 16 APP, 4 GS, 38 IP, 26 SO), RHP Karsten Whitson (redshirted 2013), LHP Bobby Poyner (3-3, 3.41 ERA, 14 APP, 7 GS, 37 IP, 16 SO), LHP Danny Young (3-4, 4.28 ERA, 22 APP, 7 GS, 40 IP, 23 SO)
Key position player losses: 1B Vickash Ramjit (.277/.338/.366, 4 HR, 25 RBI)
Key pitcher losses: RHP Jonathon Crawford (3-6, 3.84 ERA, 15 GS, 86.2 IP, 69 SO), LHP Daniel Gibson (2-1, 4.42 ERA, 32 APP, 1 GS, 38.2 IP, 31 SO), RHP Johnny Magliozzi (4-2, 2.67 ERA, 29 APP, 4 GS, 12 SV, 67.1 IP, 57 SO),
Series record: Florida leads series 140-58-1, including 53-28-1 in Lexington
Last meeting: UK won series in Gainesville in 2013, 2-1

Missouri LogoMissouri Tigers - April 11-13 (Lexington, Ky.)

Head coach: Tim Jamieson (20th year)
2013 record/SEC finish: 18-32, 10-20 SEC/12th
Final RPI: No. 147
Final ranking: not ranked
Postseason: n/a
Key returning position players: C Dylan Kelly (.287/.353/.348, HR, 27 RBI), RHP/1B Keaton Steele (.276/.397/.425, 5 HR, 24 RBI), IF Josh Lester (.260/.314/.357, 2 HR, 25 RBI), OF Logan Pearson (.254/.369/.313, HR, 16 RBI), SS Dillion Everett (.248/.311/.320, HR, 10 RBI), OF Case Munson (.240/.365/.302, HR, 6 RBI), IF Kendall Keeton (.230/.387/.273, 13 RBI), 3B Shane Segovia (.223/.347/.314, 14 RBI)
Key returning pitchers: RHP John Miles (0-3, 2.35 ERA, 18 APP, 2 SV, 23 IP, 23 SO), RHP Jace James (3-2, 2.79 ERA, 17 APP, 7 GS, 42 IP, 29 SO), RHP/1B Keaton Steele (5-3, 2.83 ERA, 2 SV, 63.2 IP, 58 SO), RHP Brett Graves (2-5, 3.80 ERA, 14 APP, 13 GS, 71 IP, 32 SO), RHP Eric Anderson (0-3, 3.90 ERA, 10 APP, 4 GS, 1 SV, 27.2 IP, 17 SO), RHP Griffin Goodrich (2-0, 3.92 ERA, 9 APP, 3 GS, 20.2 IP, 12 SO)
Key position player losses: OF Dane Opel (.292/.395/.402, 3 HR, 28 RBI)
Key pitcher losses: LHP Rob Zastryzny (2-9, 3.38 ERA, 13 GS, 90.2 IP, 82 SO), LHP Jake Walsh (2-2, 4.19 ERA, 30 APP, 34.1 IP, 31 SO)
Series record: Series tied 2-2; UK leads 1-0 in Lexington
Last meeting: Missouri won series in Columbia in 2013, 2-1

Missouri LogoTexas A&M Aggies - April 18-20 (College Station, Texas)

Head coach: Rob Childress (Eighth year)
2013 record/SEC finish: 34-29, 13-16 SEC/ninth
Final RPI: No. 32
Final ranking: not ranked
Postseason: 2-2 (NCAA Corvallis Regional)
Key returning position players: C Troy Stein (.287/.342/.435, 5 HR, 23 RBI), IF Hunter Melton (.280/.341/.483, 6 HR, 21 RBI), C/RHP Daniel Mengden (.271/.344/.393, 3 HR, 16 RBI), IF Blake Allemand (.253/.367/.313, HR, 27 RBI, 16-25 SB), OF Jace Statum (.252/.371/.277, 10 RBI), OF Jonathan Moroney (.246/.278/.358, 2 HR, 20 RBI)
Key returning pitchers: RHP Parker Ray (2-1, 1.73 ERA, 23 APP, 6 GS, 67.2 IP, 44 SO), C/RHP Daniel Mengden (8-4, 2.11 ERA, 16 GS, 110.2 IP, 94 SO), RHP Jason Jester (3-4, 2.47 ERA, 33 APP, 14 SV, 47.1 IP, 39 SO), RHP Grayson Long (4-2, 3.52 ERA, 12 APP, 10 GS, 46 IP, 38 SO), RHP Andrew Vinson (1-1, 4.05 ERA, 16 APP, 20 IP, 20 SO), LHP Matt Kent (2-3, 4.17 ERA, 26 APP, 2 GS, 36.2 IP, 21 SO)
Key position player losses: OF Cole Lankford (.352/.384/.514, 3 HR, 40 RBI), SS Mikey Reynolds (.342/.413/.431, HR, 25 RBI, 19-26 SB), OF Krey Bratsen (.279/.335/.333, HR, 23 RBI, 18-21 SB)
Key pitcher losses: RHP Rafael Pineda (6-5, 3.23 ERA, 16 APP, 14 GS, 69.2 IP, 40 SO)
Series record: Texas A&M leads 2-1, including 2-1 in College Station
Last meeting: Texas A&M won meeting (3-1) in 2002

Ole Miss LogoOle Miss Rebels - April 25-27 (Lexington, Ky.)

Preston OverbeyPreston Overbey

Head coach: Mike Bianco (14th year)
2013 record/SEC finish: 38-24, 15-15 SEC/sixth
Final RPI: No. 22
Final ranking: not ranked
Postseason: 0-2 (NCAA Raleigh Regional)
Key returning position players: SS Austin Anderson (.310/.386/.418, 3 HR, 39 RBI), OF Will Jamison (.281/.396/.388, HR, 17 RBI), 3B Preston Overbey (.280/.330/.415, 5 HR, 37 RBI), OF Austin Bousfield (.253/.344/.344, 2 HR, 25 RBI), C Will Allen (.231/.264/.313, 4 HR, 23 RBI)
Key returning pitchers: RHP Sam Smith (3-1, 3.41 ERA, 15 GS, 68.2 IP, 33 SO), LHP Matt Denny (2-1, 2.14 ERA, 21 APP, 21 IP, 23 SO), LHP Jeremy Massie (0-1, 2.92 ERA, 19 APP, 1 SV, 24.2 IP, 17 SO), RHP Josh Laxer (2-0, 3.21 ERA, 42 IP, 21 SO), RHP Scott Weathersby (0-2, 4.82 ERA, 14 APP, 18.2 IP, 16 SO), RHP Aaron Greenwood (3-5, 2.66 ERA, 27 APP, 2 SV, 50.2 IP, 42 SO)
Key position player losses: C Stuart Turner (.374/.444/.518, 5 HR, 51 RBI), 3B Andrew Mistone (.317/.384/.379, 36 RBI), OF Tanner Mathis (.280/.409/.307, 14 RBI)
Key pitcher losses: RHP Bobby Wahl (10-0, 2.02 ERA, 16 GS, 97.2 IP, 78 SO), RHP Mike Mayers (5-6, 2.83 ERA, 16 APP, 15 GS, 92.1 IP, 73 SO), RHP Brett Huber (3-1, 1.54 ERA, 20 APP, 12 SV, 23.1 IP, 26 SO), RHP Tanner Bailey (4-2, 2.74 ERA, 30 APP, 4 SV, 42.2 IP, 38 SO)
Series record: Ole Miss leads 44-31; UK leads 18-15 in Lexington
Last meeting: UK won series in 2013 in Oxford, 2-1

Tennessee Volunteers - May 1-3 (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Head coach: Dave Serrano (Third year)
2013 record/SEC finish: 22-30, 8-20 SEC/13th
Final RPI: No. 123
Final ranking: not ranked
Postseason: n/a
Key returning position players: OF/IF Scott Price (.361/.424/.459, 2 HR, 25 RBI), IF Will Maddox (.333/.425/.391, 20 RBI, 22-27 SB), OF Christin Stewart (.310/.414/.455, 3 HR, 27 RBI), OF Vincent Jackson (.290/.317/.426, 2 HR, 24 RBI), SS A.J. Simcox (.283/.338/.317, 26 RBI), IF Taylor Smart (.267/.365/.355, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 12-17 SB), OF Pierce Bily (.260/.372/.307, 25 RBI, 10-13 SB), C David Houser (.191/.279/.226, 11 RBI)
Key returning pitchers: RHP Eric Martin (1-0, 3.49 ERA, 22 APP, 38.2 IP, 24 SO), RHP Nick Williams (2-4, 5.02 ERA, 18 APP, 8 GS, 61 IP, 56 SO), LHP Andy Cox (2-2, 5.29 ERA, 21 APP, 6 GS, 1 SV, 47.2 IP, 31 SO), LHP Drake Owenby (2-1, 5.60 ERA, 16 APP, 1 GS, 2 SV, 27.1 IP, 20 SO), RHP Trevor Bettencourt (2-3, 6.49 ERA, 20 APP, 3 GS, 3 SV, 34.2 IP, 24 SO), LHP Dalton Saberhagen (0-2, 6.86 ERA, 16 APP, 1 GS, 21 IP, 7 SO)
Key position player losses: C Ethan Bennett (.321/.450/.605, 3 HR, 17 RBI)
Key pitcher losses: RHP Zack Godley (5-7, 3.49 ERA, 16 APP, 14 GS, 108.1 IP, 98 SO), RHP Aaron Quillen (2-4, 6.79 ERA, 14 APP, 12 GS, 51.2 IP, 30 SO)
Series record: Tennessee leads series 162-142, including 87-65 in Lexington
Last meeting: UT won series in 2013 in Lexington, 2-1

Auburn Tigers - May 9-11 (Lexington, Ky.)

Ryan TellaRyan Tella

Head coach: Sunny Golloway (First year)
2013 record/SEC finish: 33-23, 13-17 SEC/10th
Final RPI: No. 47
Final ranking: not ranked
Postseason: n/a
Key returning position players: IF Jordan Ebert (.303/.359/.403, 4 HR, 22 RBI), IF Patrick Savage (.290/.357/.355, 19 RBI), C Blake Austin (.290/.332/.415, 3 HR, 23 RBI), IF Damek Tomscha (.274/.384/.452, 7 HR, 26 RBI), OF Ryan Tella (.259/.324/.361, 3 HR, 37 RBI, 14-16 SB), OF Hunter Kelley (.246/.341/.395, 2 HR, 9 RBI), SS Dan Glevenyak (.230/.347/.323, 2 HR, 21 RBI), OF Jackson Burgreen (.225/.323/.306, HR, 8 RBI)
Key returning pitchers: RHP Justin Camp (5-1, 2.44 ERA, 18 APP, 2 GS, 2 SV, 44.1 IP, 28 SO), LHP Michael O’Neal (8-4, 2.73 ERA, 14 GS, 89 IP, 36 SO), RHP Trey Cochran-Gill (1-1, 3.02 ERA, 20 APP, 3 GS, 2 SV, 41.2 IP, 23 SO), RHP Terrance Dedrick (4-2, 3.63 ERA, 23 APP, 10 SV, 39.2 IP, 35 SO), LHP Daniel Koger (0-3, 5.01 ERA, 14 APP, 8 GS, 46.2 IP, 20 SO), RHP Reid Carter (1-2, 2.78 ERA, 15 APP, 1 SV, 22.2 IP, 17 SO)
Key position player losses: 1B Garrett Cooper (.354/.481/.540, 7 HR, 37 RBI), OF Cullen Wacker (.320/.383/.420, 2 HR, 34 RBI)
Key pitcher losses: LHP Conner Kendrick (5-2, 2.13 ERA, 19 APP, 9 GS, 2 SV, 80.1 IP, 75 SO)
Series record: Auburn leads series 73-40, including 33-20 in Lexington
Last meeting: Auburn swept UK in Lexington in 2011

 

Georgia LogoGeorgia Bulldogs - May 15-17 (Athens, Ga.)

Head coach: Scott Stricklin (First year)
2013 record/SEC finish: 21-32, 7-20 SEC/14th
Final RPI: No. 132
Final ranking: not ranked
Postseason: n/a
Key returning position players: IF Nelson Ward (.306/.371/.409, 2 HR, 19 RBI), OF Hunter Cole (.303/.378/.436, 4 HR, 33 RBI), 1B Jared Walsh (.297/.321/.423, 3 HR, 26 RBI), 1B Daniel Nichols (.230/.331/.319, 3 HR, 15 RBI), C Zack Bowers (.240/.286/.462, 6 HR, 19 RBI)
Key returning pitchers: RHP Sean McLaughlin (5-6, 3.28 ERA, 13 GS, 74 IP, 49 SO), LHP Patrick Boling (3-7, 4.7 ERA, 22 APP, 11 GS, 82 IP, 81 SO), RHP Dylan Cole (0-0, 1.96 ERA, 22 APP, 4 SV, 23 IP, 15 SO), LHP Jarrett Brown (0-0, 2.89 ERA, 3 SV, 28 IP, 18 SO), LHP Jared Walsh (2-4, 3.35 ERA, 17 APP, 5 S, 3 SV, 37.2 IP, 41), RHP David Gonzalez (1-2, 7.58 ERA, 9 APP, 8 GS, 19 IP, 9 SO), RHP Luke Crumley (1-4, 8.23 ERA, 12 APP, 6 GS, 27.1 IP, 14 SO), RHP Mike Mancuso (1-1, 3.14 ERA, 17 APP, 28.2 IP, 16 SO), RHP Ross Ripple (3-1, 3.53 ERA, 23 APP, 35.2 IP, 27 SO)
Key position player losses: 3B Curt Powell (.376/.425/.422, 21 RBI), SS Kyle Farmer (.290/.315/.410, 3 HR, 44 RBI), C Brett DeLoach (.267/.385/.403, 5 HR, 27 RBI)
Key pitcher losses: LHP Blake Dieterich (2-3, 3.51 ERA, 20 APP, 2 GS, 1 SV, 41 IP, 32 SO), LHP Bryan Benzor (3-2, 5.67 ERA, 18 APP, 7 GS, 46 IP, 21 SO)
Series record: Georgia leads series 126-88-1, including 65-34 in Athens
Last meeting: UK won series in Lexington in 2013, 2-1


 

 

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