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2023 Mississippi State baseball season countdown clock

We keep getting closer and closer to the start of the 2023 Mississippi State baseball season. After last year’s disappointing and dreadful injury-filled season, Mississippi State baseball fans are certainly hoping that Chris Lemonis and his coaching staff can guide the Bulldogs to a significantly more successful stretch of games this year.

As the Mississippi State Bulldogs get ready to get the season underway, we’re about a month out from the season starting. And so, it’s time for fans to get ready as well.

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Mississippi State baseball. Photo: Chamberlain Smith/Mississippi State Athletics
Mississippi State baseball. Photo: Chamberlain Smith/Mississippi State Athletics

The Bulldogs are seeking more success this year after last year’s frustrating run that ended without anybody in Dudy Noble Field during the postseason. But that’s kinda what happens when four of your five best pitchers get injured. So, assuming the Bulldogs can stay healthy in 2023, they should be able to have a better year.

Or at least that’s the hope.

While many may be critical of Lemonis and how the Bulldogs performed one season ago, it’s still way too early to deliver any sort of fair criticisms over his coaching performance given how dinged up the Bulldogs were last year. After all, this is the man who brought the first national title in school history home to Starkville.

Let’s all take a deep breath for a moment and see how things play out this year.

And since this year’s baseball season is almost here, let’s get a countdown clock rolling and take a quick run through the schedule.

2023 Mississippi State baseball schedule

Mississippi State baseball schedule countdown clock



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Mississippi State baseball opening day

  • February

    MSU’s season will start off with plenty of games in Starkville. February features a total of five home contests against the likes of VMI and Louisiana – Monroe before the Bulldogs welcome the Arizona State Sun Devils to town.

    After hosting Arizona State, Lemonis and Mississippi State will go to Pearl to face off against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in a midweek matchup to wrap up February.

    Assuming nothing changes between now and the games being played, MSU will have a total of nine games in February.

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  • March

    Once February comes to an end and March rolls around, Lemonis and the Bulldogs will be headed out west to compete against some intriguing competition in Frisco, Texas.

    The Diamond Dawgs will meet up with the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Oklahoma Sooners, and the California Golden Bears at the Frisco College Baseball Classic (the Shriners Children’s College Classic is better and I wish MSU were there.)

    After a trip to Texas, State will return home and play Valparaiso in a midweek matchup. The Bulldogs then play a series in Starkville against Lipscomb. After midweek games against Nicholls and Louisiana – Lafayette down in Biloxi, SEC play will get started.

    The Bulldogs start conference play on the road in Lexington against the Kentucky Wildcats. Following that road trip, MSU will head back to Starkville for a midweek game against Arkansas State before hosting the Vanderbilt Commodores.

    Following the SEC series against Vandy is a Tuesday game against the Samford Bulldogs. After which MSU will wrap up the month of March as State hosts South Carolina for an SEC series that leads right into April.

    As of right now, MSU has 17 games slated for the month of March.

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  • April

    The month of April starts where March ends: with the Mississippi State baseball team hosting the South Carolina Gamecocks. April Fool’s will feature the finale of the series between State and South Carolina. Then, on the following Tuesday, MSU will host Grambling in Starkville before the Bulldogs hit the road.

    Leaving Starkville and heading to Tuscaloosa, Mississippi State will meet the Alabama Crimson Tide in a series that starts on a Thursday and runs through Saturday. Lemonis and the Mississippi State baseball team will then head up the road to Birmingham to play UAB on that following Tuesday.

    After gallivanting around Alabama, State returns to Starkville to meet up with Ole Miss for a weekend series. After Ole Miss, MSU will welcome Southern to town for a midweek game before heading back across state lines to go meet up with the Auburn Tigers.

    Following Auburn, MSU will meet up with Ole Miss once more. This time the Bulldogs and Rebels will play in Pearl for their annual, fun rivalry meeting that certainly is definitely for whatever reason a non-conference game. It’s silly.

    Then the Bulldogs will go to Knoxville and play the Tennessee Vols in a series that will effectively conclude April for Mississippi State.

    In total, Mississippi State currently has 17 games scheduled for April.

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  • May

    As April ends and May begins, Mississippi State will meet up with the Arkansas Razorbacks in Starkville. MSU will then get to host the Memphis Tigers on a Tuesday before the Bulldogs go to Baton Rouge to play the LSU Tigers.

    North Alabama (yes, another team from Alabama) will come to Starkville as State gets set to host the Texas A&M Aggies for a Thursday through Saturday series that will wrap up the SEC slate (and the regular season) for the Bulldogs.

    There are 11 games currently scheduled for the Bulldogs in May.

That’s all for the regular season. But, there’s a postseason to be played. And, with any luck, Mississippi State will be in the postseason this year. If everyone is able to stay healthy, then maybe the Bulldogs will be able to make the sort of postseason run we’re used to seeing from the Diamond Dawgs.

2023 college baseball postseason schedule

  • SEC Baseball Tournament

    The SEC baseball tournament takes place in Hoover, Alabama and this year it is set to run from May 23 through May 28.

  • NCAA Baseball Tournament: Regionals

    The NCAA Baseball Tournament always gets started up with the Regional Round. This year, the Regionals take place in early June. Here’s the schedule for the NCAA Regionals.

    • 6/2/23 through 6/5/23 (Friday through Monday)
  • NCAA Baseball Tournament: Super Regionals

    The Super Regionals also take place in June. As it turns out, they happen to be more in mid-June than in early June.

    • 6/9/23 through 6/12/23 (Friday through Monday)
  • 2023 College World Series Schedule

    After the Super Regionals is the College World Series. And the College World Series takes place in Omaha, Nebraska (which is an incredible city, by the way). Here’s when the College World Series will be played:

    • 6/15/23 (Thursday) – CWS Opening Celebration Day
    • 6/16/23 (Friday) – First Day of Series
    • 6/25 or 6/26 (Sunday or Monday) – Final Championship Game

For more information about the 2023 Mississippi State baseball season, check out our 2023 Mississippi State schedule breakdown.

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