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

Records: MSU (47-18), UVA (50-11)

First Pitch: 6 p.m. (CT), 7 p.m. (ET)


Pitching matchup: MSU sophomore RHP Trevor Fitts (0-0, 2.28 ERA) vs. UVA senior LHP Scott Silverstein (10-1, 2.86 ERA)

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: MIke Morris, 1B: Jim Schally, 2B: Tony Norris, 3B: David Savage

Pregame song(s): Should’ve Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith No particular reason for this song. It was playing over the PA when I was deciding what song to use, so I thought ‘hey what the hell, I like this song, why not.’ I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: With a win, MSU moves on to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. With a loss, the Bulldogs and Cavaliers will play again on Monday in a winner take all game. Also watch for Adam Frazier. The MSU junior shortstop was 6-6 Saturday. Look to see if he can continue his hot offensive start to the Super Regional.


MSU discusses 11-6 win over Virginia

Virginia discusses 11-6 loss to MSU

Game one recap: One win from Omaha: MSU’s offense ignites 11-6 win over Virginia


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