Previewing today’s game between No. 5 MSU and Saint Joseph’s.
• First pitch: Noon
• Records: Saint Joseph’s 2-5, MSU 12-0.
• Pitching matchup: Saint Joseph’s RHP Jordan Carter (0-0, 4.15 ERA) vs. MSU RHP Evan Mitchell (0-0, 2.25)
• Saint Joseph’s lineup: 3B Kevin Kratochwill, 2B Lansing Veeder, RF Greg Kumpel, DH Mike Muha, LF Chris Hueth, 1B John Brue, C Eddie Palmer, SS Anthony Cirillo, CF Ryan Pater
• MSU lineup: SS Adam Frazier, CF C.T. Bradford, 1B Alex Detz, DH Mitch Slauter, RF Demarcus Henderson, LF Jacob Robson, 2B Matthew Britton, 3B Sam Frost, C Nick Ammirati
• What to watch for: MSU, the SEC’s lone unbeaten team, will look for lucky 13 today. It’s awfully cold for baseball, with a forecasted high of 43 degrees. A couple of State starters were taken out of the lineup today due to illness: Second baseman Brett Pirtle and DH Trey Porter.
• Pregame playlist: A few songs from my iPod to set the tone…
–”Bronx Sniper,” Mister Heavenly
–”Fragile Bird,” City and Colour
–”Twenty Miles,” Deer Tick
–”Hold On,” Yellow Ostrich
–”Black Hole Sun,” Soundgarden