Blog – Pregame: Mississippi State at Ole Miss

Records: MSU (24-24, 8-16) OM (25-24, 11-13)

First Pitch: 7:30 p.m.

TV: SEC Network

Venue: Swayze Field

Series History: MSU leads 244-201-5

Pitching matchup: MSU senior LHP Lucas Laster (4-3, 3.25 ERA, 66 H, 28 R, 22 ER, 14 BB, 45 K) vs. OM junior LHP Christian Trent (6-5, 3.82 ERA, 86 H, 38 R, 33 ER, 19 BB, 56 K)

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

OM lineup: 1. Connor Cloyd LF 2. J.B. Woodman CF 3. Will Golsan 2B 4. Colby Bortles 3B 5. Sikes Orvis 1B 6. Errol Robinson SS 7. Austin Knight C 8. Nic Perkins DH 9. Cameron Dishon RF

Umpires: HP – Damien Beal 1B – Hank Himmanen 2B – A.J. Lostaglio 3B – Chuck Pack

Pregame song(s):

Late game in Mississippi between two schools from the Magnolia State.

One big thing to watch: Although neither team is ranked, a lot is on the line this weekend. The Bulldogs are trying to earn a spot in the SEC Tournament, while the Rebels are trying to stay above .500 to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.

Preview: Competitive situation: Bulldogs, Rebs meet in series with SEC positioning at stake

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