Blog – Pregame: No. 14 Mississippi State vs. Central Arkansas, Starkville Regional

Records: MSU (45-17), UCA (41-21)

First Pitch: 7:05 p.m.


Pitching matchup: MSU sophomore RHP Trevor Fitts (0-0, 2.57) vs. UCA Senior RHP Ethan McKinzie (3-2, 2.11)

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

UCA lineup: Allday RF, Davis CF, Harris LF, Marchal 2B, Marietta C, Zimmerle 1B, Brown 3B, Treece SS, Moon DH

Umpires: HP: Heath Jones, 1B: Mark Winters, 2B: Brad Hungerford, 3B: Gus Rodriguez

Pregame song(s): Learn to Fly by The Foo Fighters No reason in particular just a good song to get you pumped.

One big thing to watch:  With a win, No. 1 seed MSU advances to next weekend’s Super Regional. With a loss, MSU will have to play No. 4 seed UCA again tomorrow to decide who moves on. MSU beat UCA 5-3 friday night in game two of the regional. 

Game one recap: South Alabama, Izzio get win against Mercer 

Game two recap: Erasing doubt, lead: Bulldogs withstand test from Bears for 5-3 win

Game three recap: Central Arkansas survives, advances with 6-5 victory

Game four recap: Delivering in the clutch: MSU offense uses two-out hits for win


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