Mississippi State’s road to Omaha begins today as the Bulldogs take to the diamond for their first practice of 2016.
MSU will attempt to erase a disastrous 2015 that saw John Cohen‘s club go 24-30 overall and finish in the SEC cellar with an 8-22 mark.
Expectations are high this spring with State being ranked among the top 20 in five preseason polls thanks in part to a highly regarded crop of juniors returning.
Four of those juniors will start on the mound in the first two scrimmages. Right-handers Dakota Hudson and Austin Sexton will square off on the mound today at 4:30 p.m. while southpaws Daniel Brown and Vance Tatum match-up Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Diamond Dogs will play a third scrimmage Sunday at 1:30 p.m. featuring freshmen Ethan Small and Noah Hughes on the bump.
This weekend’s scrimmages are free and open to the public.