No. 13 Mississippi State baseball (21-13, 6-6 SEC) will welcome in-state SEC West rival Ole Miss (27-8, 7-5) to town starting Friday for a historic Super Bulldog Weekend. First pitch in the series is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Dudy Noble Field, followed by a 3 p.m. televised start time Saturday. The rivalry series wraps up Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Friday – 76 Degrees and Sunny; 10% Chance of Rain
Saturday – 77 Degrees and Partly Cloudy; 0% Chance of Rain
Sunday – 78 Degrees and Partly Cloudy; 10% Chance of Rain
Live Video and Television
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on FSN and ESPN3. The Friday and Sunday games will be streamed live at HailStateTV.com.
Live Audio and Radio
The series will be available on the Mississippi State Baseball Radio Network and at HailStateTV.com.
Friday – RJr. LHP Ross Mitchell vs. Jr. RHP Chris Ellis
Saturday – Jr. RHP Trevor Fitts vs. RSo. LHP Christian Trent
Sunday – Jr. RHP Ben Bracewell –OR- Jr. RHP Brandon Woodruff vs. Jr. RHP Sam Smith
Family Fun Zone
In anticipation of enormous crowds for Super Bulldog Weekend, a “Family Fun Zone” will be set up behind the third base bleachers Friday and Saturday. A giant video board will show the baseball game as children can enjoy inflatable jump houses and many more activities. Fans may bring lawn chairs (no tents) and enjoy the game on the big screen.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased at HailState.com/tickets.
FRIDAY – The first 500 fans will receive free Adidas EQT t-shirts. Claim tickets will be given out at the home plate entrance area, with fans redeeming those tickets for t-shirts at the third base elevator. Adidas will also throw out 200 shirts to fans immediately following the ceremonial first pitch. Friday is also Greek Life Night, where Greek members can tailgate at a tent near Sanderson Center.
SATURDAY – The first 1,000 fans will receive Dudy Noble Field commemorative posters.
SUNDAY – “Kids’ Day at the Park” features free ice cream, free MSU face decals and kids running the bases postgame.
Maroon Memory Fan Experiences
Fans can create lifetime memories by using Maroon Memories. Fans can get their photo on the field, get a private tour of the Hall of Champions, lead the seventh-inning stretch, take the field with the team for the national anthem or even announce batters for half an inning.
New Code Cream Uniform
Mississippi State will debut a new uniform Saturday, designed to have a vintage look utilizing modern adidas technology. The Code cream uniform features true maroon tackle twill and piping, a Climalite engineered body to keep the Bulldogs cool and dry in any condition and Formotion Raglan Seaming to increase range of motion for players at every position. Saturday will also showcase adidas’ lightweight adizero cleats and EQT bats.
PHOTO GALLERY: Saturday’s Code Cream Uniform
Baseball America – Mississippi State 17th, Ole Miss 19th
Collegiate Baseball – Mississippi State 21st, Ole Miss 17th
NCBWA – Mississippi State 19th, Ole Miss 14th
Perfect Game – Mississippi State 13th, Ole Miss 20th
USA Today Coaches – Mississippi State 21st, Ole Miss 13th
LATEST NCAA RPI
Mississippi State – 41st
Ole Miss – 9th
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.
Need to Know
Mississippi State is 242-199-5 all-time against Ole Miss
Mississippi State is two games out of first place in the SEC with six series left to play
Since the fall of 2010, the team in the Mississippi State-Ole Miss rivalry which has won the Egg Bowl in the fall has gone on to win the baseball series the following spring
LHP Ross Mitchell has tossed four-straight quality starts and is making his first career Friday night start April 11th
Senior outfielder Derrick Armstrong is hitting .448 (12-for-29) in his last eight games
Freshman catcher Gavin Collins is 10-for-22 (.455) in his last eight games