Blog – Pregame: San Diego at No. 8 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (13-1) USD (4-6)

First Pitch: 4 p.m.

TV: SEC Network+

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: First meeting

Pitching matchup: MSU junior RHP Preston Brown (3-0, 2.12 ERA, 17 IP, 16 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 22 K) vs. USD junior RHP David Hill (1-2, 4.15 ERA, 17 1/3 IP, 13 H, 10 R, 8 ER, 12 BB, 20 K)

MSU lineup: 1. Seth Heck SS 2. Luke Reynolds DH 3. Wes Rea 1B 4. Reid Humphreys LF 5. Jacob Robson CF 6. Ryan Gridley 3B 7. Cody Brown RF 8. Josh Lovelady C 9. John Holland 2B

USD lineup: 1. Austin Bailey CF 2. Jerod Smith 3B 3. Kyle Holder SS 4. Jesse Jenner C 5. Colton Waltner RF 6. Hunt Mercado-Hood 7. Aidan Stinnett 1B 8. Ben Wylly LF 4. Bryson Brigman 2B

Umpires: HP – Terrence Mobley 1B – Jeff Head 3B – Leland Hollis

Pregame song(s):

I think San Diego’s in California. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: MSU head coach John Cohen said the final rotation spot came down between Brown and senior LHP Lucas Laster. Brown has a chance to nail down a starting spot for good with a good outing today.

Preview: Bulldogs host Toreros for three-game series


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