Blog – Pregame: Southern Illinois at No. 23 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (12-7) SIU (8-6)

First Pitch: 6:30 p.m.

TV: HailState TV

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: This is the first meeting between the two teams.

Pitching matchup: MSU redshirt freshman RHP Preston Brown (1-0, 1.12 ERA) vs. SIU redshirt freshman RHP Connor McFadden (1-0, 6.97 ERA)

MSU lineup: 1. Jake Vickerson LF 2. Alex Detz DH 3. Wes Rea 1B 4. Brett Pirtle 2B 5. Seth Heck SS 6. C.T. Bradford CF 7. Demarcus Henderson RF 8. Zack Randolph C 9. Matthew Britton 3B

SIU lineup: 1. Jake Welch SS 2. Ryan Sabo 3B 3. Matt Jones C 4. Ryan Casillas 1B 5. Cody Daily DH 6. Donny Duschinsky RF 7. Parker Osborne CF 8. Tyler Rolland LF 9. Ryan Rosthenhausler 2B

Umpires: HP – Morris Hodges 1B – Skip Powe 3B – Leland Hollis

Pregame song(s): Tuesday’s Gone by Lynyrd Syknyrd – Since it is a Tuesday game, here you go. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: The Bulldogs are looking to go to Georgia on a two-game winning streak.

Preview: Bulldogs believe win over Wildcats ‘step in right direction’


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