Blog – Pregame: No. 22 South Carolina at Mississippi State

Records: MSU (19-12, 3-6) USC (20-9, 5-4)

First Pitch: 7 p.m.

TV: ESPNU

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: USC leads 36-30

Pitching matchup: MSU senior LHP Lucas Laster (3-1, 2.65 ERA, 37 H, 12 R, 11 ER, 6 BB, 28 K) vs. sophomore RHP Will Crowe (3-2, 2.84 ERA, 37 H, 17 R, 14 ER, 14 BB, 54 K)

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

USC lineup: 1. Gene Cone CF 2. Jordan Gore SS 3. Max Schrock 2B 4. Kyle Martin 1B 5. Elliott Caldwell LF 6. Hunter Taylor C 7. DC Arendas 3B 8. Madison Stokes DH 9. Connor Bright RF

Umpires: HP – Mark Chapman 1B – Gerard Ascani 2B – Tony Maners 3B – Jeremy Parker

Pregame song(s):

A good song by one of the best Texas Country bands. I hope you enjoy.

One big thing to watch: Laster is making his first start in an SEC series in his career. He has had four-straight quality starts and is looking for his fifth.

Preview: No rest for the Bulldogs: MSU, South Carolina set to start SEC series Thursday

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