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

Records: MSU (16-8, 3-1) VU (19-4, 2-2)

First Pitch: 7:30 p.m.


Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Pitching matchup: MSU junior LHP Ross Mitchell (3-1, 1.50 ERA) vs. VU junior LHP Jared Miller (5-0, 0.57 ERA)

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

VU lineup: 1. Ro Coleman DH 2. Dansby Swanson 2B 3. Bryan Reynolds CF 4. Zander Wiel 1B 5. Vince Conde SS 6. Xavier Turner 3B 7. Rhett Wiseman RF 8. Kyle Smith LF 9. Jason Delay

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

Pregame song(s): 

People were treating “Like a Ross” last Saturday in Mitchell’s complete game win over Georgia. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: Ross Mitchell was really good last Saturday against Georgia in his first start of the season. The thing to keep an eye on is if he can build off of that start and continue his great pitching.

Game one recap: Mississippi State opens series with a big win over Vanderbilt


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