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Mississippi State vs Utah Valley Baseball Preview

The Diamond Dawgs are set for a three-game series with the Wolverines.

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The weather in Starkville has prompted adjustments to the three-game series between Mississippi State (8-5) and Utah Valley (4-7) at Dudy Noble Field.

With rain in the forecast for Saturday, the Diamond Dawgs and Wolverines will now play a doubleheader today with game one beginning at 3 p.m. CT. The second game of the day will begin 45 minutes following the conclusion of game one. Both of today’s games will be nine-innings. The series is set to conclude on Sunday with a 1 p.m. CT start, as originally scheduled.

MSU is coming in with a five-game winning streak, which has been fueled by a combination great pitching and offense. A key note, in all eight of MSU’s wins thus far, opponents have been held to four runs or less.

The Wolverines dropped three of four at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi last weekend, a team that MSU fell to 6-3 on Feb. 25 in the Kleberg Bank College Classic.


MSU’s Konnor Pilkington (1-1, 1.69 ERA) is expected to get the nod on the mound for the first game today. Utah Valley’s expected starter is Jake Mayer (1-1, 3.00 ERA).

MSU’s Ethan Small (1-1, 3.77 ERA) is expected to face Utah Valley’s Jackson Cofer (0-2, 3.77 ERA) in the second game today.

Sunday’s match is projected to showcase MSU’s Jacob Billingsley (1-0, 3.29 ERA) and Utah Valley’s Walker Ramsey (1-2, 10.61 ERA).