Blog – Pregame: Hofstra at No. 2 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (4-3) HC (1-2)

First Pitch: Noon

TV: HailState TV

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Pitching matchup: MSU freshman RHP Dakota Hudson (0-0, 2.25 ERA) vs. Holy Cross junior RHP Donny Murray

MSU lineup: 1. Jake Vickerson LF 2. Alex Detz DH 3. Wes Rea 1B 4. Brett Pirtle 2B 5. Cody Brown RF 6. C.T. Bradford CF 7. Kyle Hann SS 8. Matthew Britton 3B 9. Gavin Collins

HC lineup: 1. Nick Lovullo SS 2. Andrew Barry 2B 3. Evan Ocello RF 4. Brandon Cipolla CF 5. Jack St. Clair DH 6. Anthony Critelli 3B 7. Connor Perry C 8. Shane Sandoval 1B 9. Bobby Indeglia LF

Umpires: HP – Terrence Mobley 1B – Larry Short 3B – Will Posey

Pregame song(s): Raining on Sunday by Radney Foster – Most of you might know this song as a Keith Urban song, but Foster wrote it and it’s a really good version. It’s no supposed to rain, but it is a Sunday. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: MSU goes for the series win today. After losing late in game three, MSU looks to finish the weekend with three wins. Also watch the defense. Errors have plauged MSU in the last four games in which they are 2-2.

Game one recap: Bulldogs defeat Crusaders 6-2

Game two and three recap: Holy Cross spoils State’s attempt at sweep of DH

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