Blog – Pregame: No. 12 Florida at Mississippi State

Records: MSU (22-16, 6-9) UF (28-10, 9-6)

First Pitch: 6:30 p.m.

TV: SEC Network+

Stadium: Dudy Noble Field at Polk Dement Stadium

Series History: Florida leads 58-43

Pitching matchup: MSU senior LHP Lucas Laster (4-2, 2.52 ERA, 52 H, 17 R, 15 ER, 9 BB 40 K) vs. UF sophomore RHP Logan Shore (5-2, 2.16 ERA, 42 H, 12 R, 12 ER, 12 BB, 34 K)

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

UF lineup: 1. Dalton Guthrie 2B 2. Richie Martin SS 3. Harrison Bader LF 4. Peter Alonso 1B 5. Josh Tobias 3B 6. JJ Schwarz DH 7. Buddy Reed CF 8. Mike Rivera C 9. Ryan Larson RF

Umpires: HP – Myron Miller 1B – Darrel Arnold 2B – Steve Manders 3B – Ken Langford

Pregame song(s):

Easton Corbin is from Florida, also it’s a great song.

One big thing to watch: The Bulldogs need to win a good many games down the stretch to get into the NCAA Tournament. The Gators have a good RPI, so a couple of wins this weekend could put MSU back in it.

Preview: Getting in on action: Bulldogs, Gators scheduled to begin Super Bulldog Weekend baseball series

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