Blog – Pregame: No. 17 Ole Miss at No. 21 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (21-13, 6-6) OM (27-8-7-5)

First Pitch: 6:30 p.m.

TV: HailState TV

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: MSU leads 242-199-5

Pitching matchup: MSU junior LHP Ross Mitchell (5-2, 1.54 ERA) vs. OM junior RHP Chris Ellis (4-0, 1.88 ERA)

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

OM lineup: 1. Braxton Lee LF 2. Auston Bousfield CF 3. Austin Anderson 3B 4. Will Allen C 5. Brantley Bell DH 6. Sikes Orvis 1B 7. Preston Overbey 2B 8. Errol Robinson SS 9. Will Jamison RF

Umpires: HP – Steve Manders 1B – Keith Saunders 2B – Troy Fullwood 3B – Stephen Hagan

Pregame song(s):


There’s nothing better than a Mississippi native, especially for this one. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: The Bulldogs need a series win in a bad way this weekend. After getting swept by LSU this past weekend, the Bulldogs are 6-6 in SEC play. A series win, a sweep would be nice I’m sure, would boost MSU’s confidence and put it right back in contention for the SEC West.

Preview: Spirits high for Bulldogs going into baseball set with Rebels


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