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

Records: MSU (21-12, 5-6) USC (20-11, 5-6)

First Pitch: 2 p.m.

TV: SEC Network+

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: USC leads 36-32

Pitching matchup: MSU sophomore LHP Vance Tatum (3-0, 3.12 ERA, 33 H, 15 R, 15 ER, 13 BB, 36 K) vs. USC freshman RHP Clarke Schmidt (2-0, 3.14 ERA, 28 H, 15 R, 10 ER, 11 BB, 30 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 3B

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

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

Pregame song(s):

Although it is not a Saturday night game, this song will do.

One big thing to watch: The Bulldogs will either be 6-6 or 5-7 in SEC play when this game is over. The Bulldogs are looking for the sweep to get back into the postseason conversation.

Game one recap: Bulldogs beat Gamecocks in baseball

Game two recap: SEC series win secured by MSU


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