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Mississippi State Baseball Preview vs. Ole Miss, Rain Delays Opener

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Due to rain in the forecast, the series opener between the Diamond Dawgs and Rebels is pushed to tomorrow.

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State (15-15, 2-7 SEC) hosts in-state rival No. 3 Ole Miss (26-4, 6-3 SEC) for a three-game Southeastern Conference series this weekend at Dudy Noble Field.

The series marks the longest-running SEC baseball series.

Due to rain in the forecast, the series opener between the two squads is pushed to tomorrow. The Diamond Dawgs will now play two games on Saturday and one on Sunday.

The games begin Saturday at noon CT from Dudy Noble Field. State and Ole Miss will play two nine-inning games on Saturday, with the second game of the day set to begin 45 minutes following the first game. Dudy Noble Field gates will open at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The Diamond Dawgs are coming off a 5-0 win over Southern University on Wednesday at Dudy Noble,

To date, MSU holds a 250-206-5 advantage over the Rebels in the all-time series between the two rivals, dating back to 1893. The Diamond Dawgs went 4-0 against the Rebels last season.

PROBABLE STARTERS

Saturday: MSU LHP Konnor Pilkington (1-4, 2.61) vs. Ole Miss RHP Brady Feigl (6-1, 2.23 ERA)

Saturday: MSU LHP Ethan Small (2-2, 2.41 ERA) vs. Ole Miss LHP Ryan Rolison (3-3, 3.63 ERA)

Sunday: MSU RHP Jacob Billingsley (2-2, 3.73 ERA) vs. Ole Miss RHP James McArthur (4-0, 2.38 ERA)