Blog – Pregame: Western Kentucky at No. 16 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (14-3) WKU (6-7)

First Pitch: 4 p.m.

TV: SEC Network+

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: MSU leads 2-0

Pitching matchup: MSU senior LHP Lucas Laster (2-0, 2.45 ERA, 17 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 12 K) vs. WKU sophomore LHP Ryan Thurston (1-1, 7.07 ERA, 13 H, 12 R, 11 ER, 9 BB, 11 K)

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

WKU lineup: 1. Cody Wofford SS 2. Anderson Miller CF 3. Ryan Chruch 1B 4. Phillip Diedrick DH 5. Danny Hudzina 3B 6. Kaleb Duckworth RF 7. Paul Murray LF 8. Leiff Clarkson 2B 9. Ty Hogan C

Umpires: HP – Rickey Armstrong 1B – Eddie Loggins 3B – Michael Kelley

Pregame song(s):

Chris Knight is from Slaughters, Kentucky. Also this is a great song. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: MSU went 1-3 last week and the week started with a loss in the midweek. The Bulldogs start SEC play on Friday and want to get back into a groove before then.


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