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Bulldogs Host Gamecocks At Dudy Noble Wednesday Night

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Vance Tatum won last week's midweek game vs. Ole Miss
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – In its final non-conference game of the regular season, the No. 23 Mississippi State baseball team (28-17) will host Jacksonville State (23-19) at Dudy Noble Field in Starkville Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The forecast for the game is 65 degrees, partly cloudy with zero percent chance of rain.

The Bulldogs have won eight-straight midweek games and are 19-1 in regular-season midweek games since the beginning of last season. In its history against Jacksonville State, MSU owns a perfect 11-0 record dating back to 1996. The two teams last played in 2007, when the Bulldogs won an early season contest by an 11-9 score.

Live Video and Television

Wednesday’s game will be streamed live at HailStateTV.com.

Live Audio and Radio

The Bulldogs battle against the Gamecocks will be a local-only broadcast live on 100.9 FM. Fans with HailStateTV subscriptions can also listen to the contest via live streaming audio at HailStateTV.com.

Tickets and Promotions

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at HailState.com/tickets

Probable Starters

Mississippi State – TBA
Jacksonville State – TBA

Social Media

Fans can follow the game 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 – 23rd in NCBWA, T-23rd in USA Today Coaches’ Poll, 28th in Collegiate Baseball, Unranked in Baseball America and Perfect Game
Jacksonville State – Unranked

Need to Know

·         Jacob Lindgren was named to the midseason watch list for the 2014 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award, given to the best relief pitcher in college baseball.

·         Lindgren leads the country with 17.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

·         Senior All-SEC second baseman Brett Pirtle reached base safely in 26-straight games overall and is riding a 14-game hitting streak.

·         In his last five games, Pirtle is hitting .524 (11-for-21).

·         Junior shortstop Seth Heck has reached base safely in a season-high 12-straight games, during which he has tallied seven runs, seven RBIs and five walks during that span.

·         Heck has multiple hits in seven of his last 11 games.

·         Since April 11 vs. Ole Miss, junior third baseman Matthew Britton is 12-for-36 (.333) with nine runs scored and three stolen bases.

·         Redshirt junior Wes Rea has hit safely in seven of his last nine games and has reached base safely in 35 of 43 games played this season.

·         Rea has multiple hits in four of his last six games with a plate appearance.

·         Senior Alex Detz hit 6-for-14 (.400) with four RBIs in four games this past week and has 11 RBIs in his last eight games.

·         In his last four games, junior catcher Zack Randolph is 5-for-11 (.455) with two runs and an RBI.


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