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Favorite Bulldog Moments of 2016: No. 12 - Winning the Baseball Series against LSU

My personal favorite moments of the calendar year.

Dakota Hudson on the mound for the Bulldogs. Photo Credit: Kelly Price, @HailStatePics
Kelly Price: @HailStatePics

LSU was a lower ranked team than the Florida Gators. They had a worse record than the Florida Gators when the Mississippi St. Bulldogs went to Baton Rouge to take on the Tigers. So why is this one higher up on my favorite moments?

While the Bulldogs were riding high heading into the series against Florida and even higher after winning the series, the team soon got a reality check the very next weekend for Super Bulldog Weekend. Texas A&M came to Starkville and swept the Bulldogs and quickly ran their record from 8-4 in SEC play to 8-7.

Making matters worse was the fact the Bulldogs had never played well historically against LSU, and it was even worse since State was having to head to LSU. The normal panicky reaction of State fans was starting to kick in, and a lot of us were afraid things were about to get ugly for the team.

And then the team went out and won two of three. The Bulldogs went back to their old ways of winning the first two games of the season and losing the third. Finding a way to sweep was becoming a little bit of a problem, but the rest of the schedule appeared manageable.

And it most certainly was. The Bulldogs went on to win 11 of their final 12 conference games after they left Baton Rouge and took home the first SEC Championship for the baseball team since their head coach was on the team way back in 1989.