Mississippi State baseball preview: 3 questions to answer vs. South Carolina

As the Mississippi State baseball team gets set to face the South Carolina Gamecocks, keep an eye on these three storylines.

The 2023 Mississippi State baseball season hasn’t been much fun at all for MSU baseball fans or the MS State baseball team. The Bulldogs are struggling and very few fun things are happening.

MSU has been swept by both the Kentucky Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores. How will Miss. State fare against the South Carolina Gamecocks?

This post is part of a series previewing the Mississippi State baseball series against the South Carolina Gamecocks. Read more about the upcoming series between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Gamecocks.

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Another weekend of SEC baseball is here for Mississippi State baseball fans. Hopefully the MSU baseball team is ready to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in an SEC baseball showdown.

Of course, Miss. State baseball fans have to hope that this SEC series will go better than the previous couple have.

Keep an eye on these 3 storylines as the Bulldogs get set to host the USC Gamecocks this weekend.

3 Mississippi State baseball vs. South Carolina storylines to watch

There are plenty of things to keep an eye on this weekend, but let’s focus on these three storylines as the Miss. State baseball team faces South Carolina.

How will MSU’s pitching perform against another great SEC team?

Right now, the Mississippi State pitching staff has an egregious 14.98 ERA against SEC teams. South Carolina is a really good SEC team. Will the Bulldogs be able to keep USC from scoring at will?

Can Miss. State avoid being run-ruled this weekend?

Things haven’t been much fun when MSU has gone up against SEC teams so far this season. The Bulldogs have been run-ruled three times so far. Will that happen again against South Carolina?

Will the MS State baseball team even win a game?

MSU has faced two really good SEC teams so far. And up to this point, the Bulldogs don’t have SEC wins. Unfortunately, Mississippi State gets to play another good SEC team. Can the Bulldogs finally get an SEC win?


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