Mississippi State men's basketball win Southeastern Conference first round game against South Carolina 70-59. Bulldogs (10-21) will face Tennessee Thursday at 2:30 p.m. on SEC Network
WP: Luis Pollorena (4-0) ; LP: Mason Robbins (1-2); S: Ross Mitchell (1) - Mississippi State puts up sixth double-digit run total of season in blowout win over Southern Mississippi at Trustmark Park in Pearl.
Mississippi State sophomore LHP Jacob Lindgren is likely to get the Friday night start vs. No. 7 Louisiana State (15-1) after getting encouraging results from MRI scan on left knee Monday.
WP: Bryce Biggerstaff (2-0); LP: Kendall Graveman (1-1) - Central Arkansas junior RHP Bryce Biggerstaff gets complete game victory over Mississippi State to clinch series for Bears at Dudy Noble Field Sunday.
After a 74-71 regular season finale win against Auburn University, MSU's players and coaches rightfully thrilled to not finish last in Southeastern Conference. Bulldogs (9-21, 4-14) will face South Carolina Wednesday night in SEC tournament in Nashville.
WP: Zach Barr (1-0); LP: Brandon Woodruff (1-1); S: Ethan McKinzie (1) - Mississippi State's inability to produce a quality pitching start resulted in ending of 17-game winning streak and 20-game streak at Dudy Noble Field after 10-inning loss to Central Arkansas.
WP: Myles Gentry (1-0); LP: McClanahan (3-1) - Mississippi State wins 20th straight game at Dudy Noble Field after bullpen works 8 2/3 innings following injury to sophomore LHP Jacob Lindgren.
The Mississippi State baseball weekend rotation against Central Arkansas will be: Friday - soph. LHP Jacob Lindgren (2-0, 0.98 in 3 starts); Saturday - junior RHP Evan Mitchell (0-0, 2.08 in 3 starts); Sunday - senior RHP Kendall Graveman (1-0, 1.80 in 3 starts).
The Dispatch MSU Sports Blog looks into the issue behind Mississippi State agreeing to host Kentucky on Oct. 24 for its sixth Thursday night game on ESPN since 2003.
WP: Luis Pollorena (3-0); LP: Ty Sterner (0-3) HR: Hunter Renfroe (4), Brett Pirtle (1) - Mississippi State scores double figures in the fifth game of 2013 season in 19th straight win at Dudy Noble Field.
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