Blog – Pregame: Alabama at No. 16 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (16-5, 1-1) UA (10-7, 1-1)

First Pitch: 1:30 p.m.

TV: SEC Network+

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: UA leads 209-188-4

Pitching matchup: MSU sophomore LHP Vance Tatum (2-0, 1.99 ERA, 12 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 26 K) vs. UA sophomore RHP Geoffrey Bramblett (3-1, 3.22 ERA, 17 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 8 BB, 16 K)

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

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 – Keith Sanders 1B – Todd Henderson 2B – Steve Dew 3B – David Savage

Pregame song(s):

Just discovered these guys. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: First rubber game in the SEC season. Getting to 2-1 would be huge for both teams. You can’t win the league in the first weekend and you can’t lose it, but you can put yourself behind the eight ball.

Game one/two recap: Bulldogs split pair with Crimson Tide


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