Blog – Pregame: Arkansas at No. 16 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (19-10, 5-3) UA (17-9, 4-4)

First Pitch: 1:30 p.m.

TV: HailState TV

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Pitching matchup: MSU junior RHP Trevor Fitts (2-1, 3.13 ERA) vs. UA junior RHP Chris Oliver (2-2, 1.74 ERA)

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

UA lineup: 1. Andrew Benintendi CF 2. Joe Serrano LF 3. Brian Anderson 2B 4. Eric Fisher 1B 5. Krisjon Wilkerson DH 6. Clark Eagan RF 7. Bobby Wernes 3B 8. Jake Wise C 9. Michael Bernal SS

Umpires: HP – Todd Henderson 1B – Christopher Smith 2B – A.J. Lostaglio 3B – Donald Gilmore

Pregame song(s):


Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Ark. Also this is one of my favorite Johnny songs. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: The Bulldogs are looking to win their third straight Southeastern Conference series. The offense found itself in game two, lets see how they carry it over.

Game one recap: MSU’s offense struggles in first game against Arkansas

Game two recap: MSU recovers to beat Arkansas in game two


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