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

Records: MSU (14-2) USD (5-7)

First Pitch: 1:30 p.m.

TV: SEC Network+

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: Tied 1-1

Pitching matchup: MSU sophomore LHP Vance Tatum (2-0, 1.45 ERA, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 25 K) vs. USD junior RHP Gary Cornish (0-0, 4.38 ERA, 13 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 14 K)

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

USD lineup: 1. Jerod Smith 3B 2. Kyle Holder SS 3. Jesse Jenner C 4. Colton Waltner CF 5. Aidan Stinnett 1B 6. Bryson Brigman 2B 7. Austin Bailey LF 8. Riley Adams DH 9. Andrew Solomon RF

Umpires: HP – Jeff Head 1B – Rickey Powell 3B – Matthew Wilbanks

Pregame song(s):

Well this is a rubber game. Also a cool band. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: MSU found a little more offense on Saturday than the previous two games, but the Bulldogs only had six hits and four runs. A big offensive explosion would serve MSU well.

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