Blog – Pregame: No. 21 Mississippi State vs. Jackson State, Lafayette Regional

Records: MSU (38-22) JSU (32-23)

First Pitch: 6 p.m.


Stadium: M.L. Tigue Moore Field

Series History: MSU leads 49-8

Pitching matchup: MSU senior RHP Ben Bracewell (3-4, 2.48 ERA) vs. JSU senior RHP Desmond Russell (9-4, 3.50 ERA)

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

JSU lineup: 1. Gary Thomas SS 2. Desmond Russell P 3. Tilur Smith 1B 4. Melvin Rodriguez 3B 5. Jose Cruz C 6. Charles Tillery CF 7. Bryce Taylor LF 8. Stephen Curtis 2B 9. Aneko Knowles RF

Umpires: HP – Steve Corvi 1B – Mike Morris 2B – Danny Collins 3B – Randy Sutton

Pregame song(s):



Two Mississippi teams playing against each other. I met this band when they opened up for Robert Earl Keen. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: MSU is one win away from being in the championship game of the regional. This happened to them in the 2011 Atlanta Regional and they beat No. 4 seed Austin Peay.

Game one recap: Bulldogs beat Aztecs: Two out runs give MSU win in regional opener 


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