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No. 9 Bulldogs Travel to Top-10 LSU For Critical SEC Showdown

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Trevor Fitts is 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA this season.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – After winning its first three Southeastern Conference series for the first time since 2003, the No. 9 Mississippi State baseball team travels to top-10 LSU this weekend for a critical three-game series in the SEC West. First pitch Friday is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Alex Box Stadium. Saturday’s game starts at 6:30 p.m. as well, followed by Sunday’s series finale at 1 p.m.

Cohen’s Quote

“We feel like we have had a good week of preparation. Our kids are really excited about going down to play a really good LSU team in a great environment in Baton Rouge. This has been a long-standing series and there has been a lot of great game during the years. I feel like it has been really competitive. Our kids are excited about the opportunity they have.”

Live Video and Television

Friday’s game will be televised live on CSS and ESPN3. Saturday’s broadcast will air live on ESPNU and the WatchESPN app. The series finale will air live on CST and ESPN3, while also being streamed live on HailStateTV.com.

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 for the LSU series and can be purchased at the LSU online ticket office.

Probable Starters

Friday – RJr. LHP Ross Mitchell (5-1, 1.55 ERA) vs. Fr. LHP Jared Poche’ (5-2, 2.61 ERA)
Saturday – Jr. RHP Trevor Fitts (2-1, 3.09 ERA) vs. Jr. RHP Aaron Nola (5-1, 0.55 ERA)
Sunday – TBA vs. TBA

Social Media

Fans can follow the series on social media by searching for “HailStateBB” on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. All-Access coverage of the program can also be found on FanCred.

Rankings

Mississippi State – 9th in Perfect Game and Baseball America, 10th in Collegiate Baseball, 12th in USA Today Coaches’, 13th in NCBWA

LSU – 9th in Baseball America, 10th in NCBWA, 14th in Perfect Game, 16th in Collegiate Baseball, 20th in Baseball America

 


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