Blog – Pregame: No. 12 Mississippi State at No. 6 Virginia, Charlottesville Super Regional (with video)

Records: MSU (46-18), UVA (50-10)

First Pitch: Noon (CT), 1 p.m. (ET)


Pitching matchup: MSU senior RHP Kendall Graveman (6-5, 2.94 ERA) vs. UVA freshman LHP Brandon Waddell (6-2, 3.80)

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

UVA lineup: Papi LF, King 1B, McCarthy RF, Downes CF, Fisher DH, Gragnani 2B, Howard SS, Towns 3B, Irving C

Umpires: HP: David Savage, 1B: Mike Morris, 2B: Jim Schally, 3B: Tony Norris

Pregame song(s): Interstate by The Randy Rogers Band No reason in particular I picked this song. It’s one of my favorites and by one of my favorite bands. I hope you enjoy it.

One big thing to watch: MSU is looking for its first College World Series appearance since 2007. The Bulldogs have made it to one super since 2007. They lost to Florida in the 2011 Gainesville Super Regional in three games. With a win today, MSU would be one win away from Omaha.

Preview: Down to business: Bulldogs ready to shake off distractions against Virginia


Tour of Virginia’s Davenport Field

MSU pitchers talk Virginia (6/7/13)

MSU senior LHP Chad Girodo talks Virginia

MSU hitters talk Virginia and the draft (6/7/13)

MSU head coach John Cohen and UVA head coach Brian O’Connor discuss super regional (6/7/13)


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