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MSU looks to get things going in game three against Vanderbilt.

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – After a 10-1 loss on Saturday, the Diamond Dawgs look to avoid a clean sweep in their Southeastern Conference series opener.

Following Saturday’s loss, MSU fell to 10-9 and 0-2 in the SEC, while Vanderbilt improved to 14-5 and 2-0 in the SEC.

Vanderbilt took a 1-0 lead the first inning, but the game was dominated by pitchers for most of the game.

The score would remain the same through seven frames, but the pitcher’s dual took a 180-degree turn, and was turned into a blowout, as the Commodores scored seven runs in the eighth inning. They added two more runs in the ninth inning.

The Diamond Dawgs avoided a shutout, as Tanner Allen hit solo home run to right field in the ninth inning, but MSU fell 10-1.

Ethan Small (1-2) was charged with the loss, despite a solid 6.1 innings of work. He only gave up one run on 4 hits, while striking out eight batters.

Patrick Raby (2-2) picked up the win for Vanderbilt with five innings of work. He allowed no runs on five hits, and struck out five batters.

Today’s series finale vs. Vanderbilt will begin at 11 a.m. It was previously scheduled for 1 p.m.

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