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Tatum Gets Starting Nod Tuesday Against Alcorn State

Tatum Gets Starting Nod Tuesday Against Alcorn State

Tatum Gets Starting Nod Tuesday Against Alcorn State

Vance Tatum schedule to start tonight vs the Braves of Alcorn State

STARKVILLE, Miss. – No. 17 Mississippi State baseball (6-2) returns to action Tuesday for a 6 p.m. first pitch against Alcorn State (1-7). The Diamond Dawgs are coming off a four-game weekend sweep with two wins each against Read more

DIAMOND DOGS HOST BRAVES TUESDAY

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State (7-1) opens its 19-game March schedule

Tuesday afternoon hosting instate-non-conference foe Alcorn State (2-5) in a 5 p.m. game at Dudy Noble Field. The radio broadcast of the game will be carried on WFCA-FM (107.9) in French Camp, Miss., with live audio and video streaming available online (www.mstateathletics.com/m2mlive) to subscribers of “Maroon to the Max”.

The Bulldogs, in the midst of a season-opening 14-game homestand, pounded out 13 hits and got season-first home runs from Ryan Collins, Jarrod Parks and Taylor Stark Sunday afternoon en route to a series-clinching 14-5 win over Belmont. All nine starters in the Bulldog batting order hit safely for State, fifth in the early SEC hitting charts with a .331 team batting average. MSU’s seven home runs ranks as the second-most in the league.

MSU has designated sophomore righty Kendall Graveman (0-0, 3.60) for his second start of the season while Alcorn State will open with senior southpaw Brent Blaum (0-0, 9.45). After an 0-5 start, the Braves took two of three games last weekend in Lorman, Miss., against Illinois-Springfield.

Mississippi State leads the series 9-0, including a 27-4 decision last year.

Senior shortstop Jonathan Ogden (.346) enters the week riding a team-leading five-game hitting streak, which includes a trio of home runs, second-most in the SEC two weeks into the season.

The Bulldogs continue their homestand this weekend, hosting Georgia State (7-1) and Iowa (0-3) in a three-day double round-robin baseball event.

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