STARKVILLE, Miss. – No. 17 Mississippi State welcomes No. 3 Vanderbilt to Starkville this weekend for the Bulldogs’ SEC home opener. First pitch for Friday is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Dudy Noble Field. Saturday’s game starts at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday’s series finale beginning at 1:30 p.m.
John Cohen’s Quote
“Vanderbilt lost some guys just like everybody else in the league did, but they are pitching as well as any team in the entire country. I think they are as good as anybody. They are a very, very good club.”
Live Video and Television
Live Audio and Radio
All three games this weekend will be available on the Mississippi State Baseball Radio Network. Fans with HailStateTV subscriptions can also listen to the series via live streaming audio at HailStateTV.com.
Tickets and Promotions
Tickets are still available and can be purchased at HailState.com/tickets. Before first pitch Friday, member of the MSU Track & Field team will be honored. Starting with Friday’s game, fans can purchase Mississippi State baseball mini helmets at the concession stand with the purchase of Dippin Dots ice cream. On Saturday, the first 500 fans will receive a limited edition trading card set of the 2014 Diamond Dawgs. Kid’s Day at the Park is Sunday, with free face decals and kids running the bases postgame.
Friday – RSo. RHP Preston Brown (2-0, 0.75 ERA) vs. Jr. RHP Tyler Beede (4-1, 0.84 ERA)
Saturday – RJr. LHP Ross Mitchell (3-1, 1.50 ERA) vs. Jr. LHP Jared Miller (5-0, 0.57 ERA)
Sunday – Jr. RHP Trevor Fitts (2-0, 3.55 ERA) vs. So. RHP Tyler Ferguson (3-0, 1.63 ERA)
Mississippi State – 17th in Perfect Game, 18th in NCBWA, 19th in USA Today Sports’ Coaches Poll, 21st in Baseball America and 24th in Collegiate Baseball
Vanderbilt – 3rd in USA Today Sports’ Coaches and Collegiate Baseball, 4th in Perfect Game, 5th in NCBWA and 6th in Baseball America