Blog – Pregame: Alabama at No. 16 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (15-4), UA (9-6)

First Pitch: 1 p.m.

TV: SEC Network+

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: UA leads 210-187-4

Pitching matchup: MSU junior RHP Preston Brown (3-1, 1.93 ERA, 21 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 9 BB, 27 K) vs. UA senior LHP Taylor Guilbeau (2-1, 2.67 ERA, 18 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 8 BB, 28 K)

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

UA lineup: 1. Chandler Avant 3B 2. Georgie Salem CF 3. Mikey White SS 4. Casey Hughston RF 5. Kyle Overstreet 2B 6. J.C. Wilhite DH 7. Chance Vincent 1B 8. Will Haynie C 9. Riley Colburn LF

Umpires: HP – Steve Drew 1B – David Savage 2B – Keith Sanders 3B – Todd Henderson

Pregame song(s):

Well, Alabama. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: Both teams enter the series losing four out of six. The first weekend won’t sink you, but getting off to a hot start can only help.

Preview: Bulldogs welcome Tide for first SEC baseball series

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