Records: MSU (40-16), Missouri (18-31)
First Pitch: 7:45 p.m.
Pitching matchup: MSU sophomore RHP Trevor Fitts (0-0, 1.65 ERA) vs. Missouri junior LHP Rob Zastryzny (2-9, 3.64)
Missouri lineup: Everett SS, Lester 2B, Opel RF, Steele 1B, Kelly C, Pearson CF, Segovia 3B, Ivory DH, Champagne LF
Umpires: HP: Mark Chapman, 1B: Jeff Head, 2B: Tony Maners, 3B: David Savage
Pregame song(s): Alabama by Cross Canadian Ragweed The Bulldogs and Tigers are meeting in Hoover, Ala. for the SEC Baseball Tournament. Although Ragweed hails from Oklahoma, this is one of their more popular songs and most well-known. Enjoy!
One big thing to watch: A loss and the No. 5 seed Bulldogs will return to Starkville for a long rest before regional play and a little uncertainty in their hosting chances. The No. 12 seed Tigers are looking to keep their season alive. A loss for them would end their season. A win and MSU will move on to face South Carolina Wednesday in the double elimination portion of the tournament. For the Bulldogs’ hosting chances, they would feel good with a win and probably not as good with a loss.