Blog – MSU set for a weekend visit to Missouri (with video)


Mississippi State head coach John Cohen will return to Columbia, Mo. and the University of Missouri for the first time as an opposing coach when the No. 22 Bulldogs (23-15, 7-8) face the Missouri Tigers (17-18, 6-9) for a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series.

Cohen was a graduate assistant with the Tiger baseball team from 1992-94. He then was boosted to an assistant coach from 1995-97.

Cohen says he has been back one time to Columbia, Mo. He went with a couple of people in the MSU athletic department to tour the Missouri athletic facilities.

Saturday’s game will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday’s game will start at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s first pitch is set for 1 p.m.

Junior right hander Trevor Fitts (2-2, 3.29 ERA) will get the start Friday, while junior left hander Ross Mitchell (5-3, 2.15 ERA) will go on Saturday. The Bulldogs have yet to announce a starter for Sunday.

Cohen said either Ben Bracewell or Brandon Woodruff will start Sunday.

The Tigers will go with junior right hander Brett Graves (3-2, 2.67 ERA) Friday, junior righty John Miles (2-4, 5.25 ERA) Saturday and senior right hander Eric Anderson (2-2, 3.15 ERA) in the finale.


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