Blog – Pregame: No. 15 South Carolina at No. 23 Mississippi State, game three

Records: MSU (39-16, 15-14), S. Carolina (39-15, 17-11)

First Pitch: 2 p.m.

Pitching matchup: MSU sophomore LHP Jacob Lindgren (4-2, 3.91 ERA) vs. S. Carolina freshman LHP Jack Wynkoop (7-2, 2.75)

MSU lineup: Frazier SS, Detz 3B, Renfroe RF, Pirtle 2B, Rea 1B, Bradford CF, Henderson LF, Ammirati C, Armstrong DH

S. Carolina lineup: Saiko LF, Vergason 3B, Pankake SS, Dantzler 1B, Greiner DH, Schrock 2B, Bright RF, English CF, Rosenberg C

Umpires: HP: Stephen Hagan, 1B: Scott Clin, 2B: Scott Kennedy, 3B: A.J. Lostaglio (cc)

Pregame song(s): Rubberband Man by The Spinners The Bulldogs and Gamecocks meet in a rubber game to decide the series.

One big thing to watch: SEC Tournament seeds: The Bulldogs can end anywhere from the fifth seed to the eighth seed for next week’s SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. A win and MSU will be the No. 5 seed. A loss could put them anywhere from fifth to eighth.

Game one recap: Deja vu for Dogs: State rallies to win in SEC once again

Game two recap: South Carolina beats State with late homer

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