Blog – Pregame: Memphis at No. 2 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (2-1) UM (3-0)

First Pitch: 6:30 p.m.

TV: HailState TV

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Pitching matchup: MSU senior RHP Ben Bracewell (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. UM junior LHP Caleb Wallingford (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

MSU lineup: 1. Derrick Armstrong LF 2. Alex Detz 3B 3. Wes Rea 1B 4. Brett Pirtle 2B 5. C.T. Bradford CF 6. Daniel Garner DH 7. Demarcus Henderson RF 8. Kyle Hann SS 9. Gavin Collins C

UM lineup: 1. Darien Tubbs CF 2. Zach Willis 2B 3. Tucker Tubbs 1B 4. Carter White C 5. Kane Barrow LF 6. Bryce Beeler DH 7. Jake Little RF 8. Ethan Gross SS 9. Zach Schritenthal

Umpires: HP – Terrence Mobley 1B – Matthew Wilbanks 3B – Eddie Loggins

Pregame song(s): Maybe it was Memphis by Pam Tillis – One of my favorite 1990’s country song. I picked this for obvious reasons, Memphis, but it has two Mississippi references in the song. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: How far will Bracewell go? The MSU pitcher pitched on Sunday but it was just 1 1/3 innings. MSU has four games this weekend, so if they can get six, seven innings out of Bracewell they will it.

Preview: MSU to test pitching staff in five games

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