Blog – No. 16 Mississippi State at No. 22 Alabama

Records: MSU (34-19, 17-11) UA (33-20, 14-13)

First Pitch: 6:05 p.m.

TV: CBS Sports Network

Stadium: Sewell-Thomas Stadium

Pitching matchup: MSU LHP Ross Mitchell (7-4, 1.98 ERA) vs. junior RHP Spencer Turnbull (5-5, 2.36 ERA)

MSU lineup: 1. C.T. Bradford CF 2. Alex Detz 1B 3. Brett Pirtle 2B 4. Seth Heck SS 5. Gavin Collins C 6. Cody Brown RF 7. Reid Humphreys DH 8. Jake Vickerson DH 9. Matthew Britton 3B

UA lineup: 1. Mikey White SS 2. Georgie Salem CF 3. Ben Moore RF 4. Wade Wass DH 5. Kyle Overstreet 2B 6. Austen Smith 1B 7. Chance Vincent 3B 8. Will Haynie C 9. Hunter Webb LF

Umpires: HP – Tony Maners 1B – John Whitaker 2B – Richie Tallent 3B – Christopher Griffin

Pregame song(s):



I heard this song on the way over. It’s also one of my new favorites. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: MSU came out swinging in game one. Can that carry it over? That’s the big question.


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