Blog – Pregame: No. 3 Vanderbilt at No. 24 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (15-8, 2-1) VU (19-3, 2-1)

First Pitch: 6:30 p.m.

TV: CSS

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: MSU leads 65-43-1

Pitching matchup: MSU redshirt sophomore RHP Preston Brown (2-0, 0.75 ERA) vs. VU junior RHP Tyler Beede (4-1, 0.84 ERA)

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

VU lineup: 1. Dansby Swanson 2B 2. Bryan Reynolds LF 3. Zander Wiel 1B 4. Xavier Turner 3B 5. Rhett Wiseman RF 6. Vince Conde SS 7. Nolan Rogers CF 8. Chris Harvey C 9. Jared Miller DH

Umpires: HP – Paul Guillie 1B – Myron Miller 2B – Barry Chambers 3B – Damien Beal

Pregame song(s): What Was I Thinkin’ by Dierks Bentley – Dierks went to Vanderbilt and this was his first big hit, by far my favorite by him. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: This will be Preston Brown’s first start on the weekend and first against a Southeastern Conference opponent. He has a tough task with the Vandy bats and, oh yeah, Tyler Beede is the opposing pitcher. It will be interesting to see how Brown responds.

Preview: A dream comes true, Brown starts for MSU

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