Blog – Pregame: No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 7 Mississippi State, College World Series championship series (with video)

Records: MSU (51-18), UCLA (47-17)

First Pitch: 7 p.m.


Stadium: TD Ameritrade

Pitching matchup: MSU sophomore RHP Trevor Fitts (0-0, 2.86 ERA) vs. junior RHP Adam Plutko (9-3, 2.29 ERA)

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

UCLA lineup: Carroll CF, Kramer 3B, Filia RF, Valaika SS, Gallagher 1B, Williams DH, Zeile C, Regis 2B, Allen LF

Umpires: HP: Chris Coskey, 1B: Mark Ditsworth, 2B: Gregory Street, 3B: Billy Speck

Pregame song(s): Life’s a Dance by John Michael Montgomery No reason in particular. Just a good song. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: First: This is MSU first ever national championship series appearance. The Bulldogs are also playing for the first every major, football, basketball and baseball, national championship.

Video:  MSU head coach John Cohen talks championship series

Preview: Bulldogs eye title: MSU, UCLA meet for national crown


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