MSU Begins Series With Texas A & M Thursday

By: MSU Media Relations
By: MSU Media Relations

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Riding a five-game winning streak, No. 20 Mississippi State baseball (27-15, 10-8 SEC) will welcome Texas A&M (25-17, 8-10 SEC) to town Thursday for a three-game series inside the Southeastern Conference. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Dudy Noble Field, followed by a 6:30 p.m. start time Friday. The three-game tilt wraps up Saturday at 2:15 p.m.

Weather

Thursday’s Forecast (April 24) - High 82, Low 60 - Partly Cloudy (10%)

Friday’s Forecast (April 25) - High 79, Low 55 - Mostly Sunny (10%)

Saturday’s Forecast (April 26) - High 85, Low 60 - Partly Cloudy (10%)

Live Video and Television

Friday’s game will be on ESPNU and the WatchESPN app. Friday’s game will be streamed live at HailStateTV.com. Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on FSN and ESPN3.

Live Audio and Radio

The series will be available on the Mississippi State Baseball Radio Network and at HailStateTV.com.

Probable Starters

Thursday – Jr. RHP Trevor Fitts (2-2, 3.30 ERA) vs. Fr. LHP Tyler Stubblefield (3-1, 3.45 ERA)

Friday – RJr. LHP Ross Mitchell (6-3, 2.13 ERA) vs. Jr. RHP Daniel Mengden (2-6, 4.09 ERA)

Saturday – TBA vs. So. RHP Grayson Long (5-1, 2.44 ERA)

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Tickets and Promotions

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at HailState.com/tickets. The first 1,000 fans Thursday will receive MSU baseball shirts courtesy of Aramark. On Friday, the first 2,000 fans receive Bulldog koozies thanks to Aramark. It’s also Distance Education Night at the ballpark with free giveaways. Saturday wraps up the series with Military Appreciation Day.

Rankings

Mississippi State – 20th in Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game; 21st in NCBWA and 22nd in USA Today Coaches’ Poll

Texas A&M – Unranked

Latest RPI Rankings

Mississippi State – 40

Texas A&M – 64

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.


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