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Previewing Mississippi State Baseball vs Alabama

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Mississippi State baseball baseball faces Alabama in a three-game series this weekend.

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State baseball is set for a three-game Southeastern Conference clash this weekend weekend against Alabama at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

The Diamond Dawgs (24-21, 9-11 SEC) and Crimson Tide (23-23, 5-16 SEC) will begin the series today at 6 p.m. CT. The series will continue Saturday at 6 p.m. and conclude Sunday at 3 p.m. The first two games will air live on SEC Network+, with Sunday’s finale to be nationally televised on ESPNU.

The Dawgs are coming in after having the week off due to final exams. They dropped last weekend’s SEC series to Texas A&M two games to one.

Alabama is coming off of three losses to Arkansas in an SEC series, a team that MSU swept just two weekends ago. The Crimson Tide have also posted a 2-11 record in their last 13 games

State is looking for its third-straight series win over Alabama. State enters the series on a five-game winning streak against the Crimson Tide, and seven of the last nine matches.

PROBABLE STARTERS

Friday: MSU LHP Konnor Pilkington (2-5, 3.04 ERA) vs. Alabama RHP Sam Finnerty (4-3, 4.66 ERA)

Saturday: MSU LHP Ethan Small (5-3, 2.98 ERA) vs. Alabama RHP Jake Walters (2-5, 4.83 ERA)

Sunday: MSU TBA vs. Alabama LHP Garret Rukes (1-2, 3.22 ERA)