Blog – Pregame: South Alabama at No. 14 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (10-4) USA (5-6)

First Pitch: 6:30 p.m.

TV: HailState TV & ESPN3

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: MSU leads 43-24

Pitching matchup: MSU redshirt sophomore RHP Preston Brown (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. USA senior RHP Matt Bell (1-1, 6.75 ERA)

MSU lineup: 1. Jake Vickerson LF 2. Alex Detz 3B 3. Wes Rea 1B 4. Brett Pirtle 2B 5. Seth Heck SS 6. Daniel Garner DH 7. Demarcus Henderson 8. Derrick Armstrong CF 9. Gavin Collins C

USA lineup: 1. Garrett DeGallier LF 2. Bud Collura 3. Hayden Jones 1B 4. Matt Wojciechowski C 5. Erik Hindmon 6. Cole Gleason 7. Adam Ballew CF 8. Matt Bolger 9. Drew LaBounty

Umpires: HP – Jeff Head 1B – Tracy Cheek 3B – Mike McCray

Pregame song(s): Song of the South by Alabama – Just because it’s South Alabama. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: MSU is looking to extend its six-game winning streak before hitting the road for four games against UC Santa Barbara and Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. The Bulldogs have found their stride, as the Jaguars are coming off a loss to Jackson State.

Preview: Bulldogs get set for tough Jaguars

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