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Paul Young has made five relief appearances this spring and has struck out five batters in 3 2/3 innings of work. (Kelly Price/ Mississippi State)

Paul Young has made five relief appearances this spring and has struck out five batters in 3 2/3 innings of work. (Kelly Price/ Mississippi State)

Ole Miss at Mississippi State

Times: Tonight at 6:30, Saturday 2 p.m., Sunday 1:30.

Listen: Ole Miss Network – Tupelo (102.9 FM), Amory (1580 AM), Corinth (94.3 FM), Oxford (93.7 FM); Mississippi State Baseball Radio Network. Satellite Radio – Sirius, XM.

Watch: Each game will be streamed live via SEC Network plus/Watch ESPN app.

Series: Mississippi State leads 244-204-5 overall and 119-78-1 in Starkville.

Records: Ole Miss 20-5, 2-4 SEC; MSU 18-7-1, 4-2 SEC

Pitching: Tonight – Ole Miss RHP Brady Bramlett (4-1, 2.90 ERA) vs. MSU RHP Dakota Hudson (3-1, 1.13). Saturday – Ole Miss RHP Chad Smith (2-2, 4.80) vs. MSU RHP Austin Sexton (2-1, 3.72). Sunday – Ole Miss RHP Sean Johnson (3-0, 1.96) vs. MSU TBA

D1Baseball.com Rankings: Ole Miss No. 13, MSU No. 11

RPI: Ole Miss No. 5, MSU No. 45

About the Rebels: The Rebels’ mid-week game at Memphis was rescheduled, so they’ve not played since being swept at home by South Carolina last weekend. … Bullpen pitching remained solid for Ole Miss against South Carolina, and the Rebels carry a 2.73 team ERA into the series. … Ole Miss is hitting .278 11th in the SEC and fielding .968 which ranks 12th. … Third baseman Colby Bortles and MSU’s Reid Humphreys and Jack Kruger are tied for second in the SEC with 11 doubles. … J.B. Woodman is tied for second with five sacrifice flies. … Henri Lartigue leads the team in hitting at .357, followed by Tate Blackman at .341, Woodman at .322 and Borltes at .321.

About the Bulldogs: MSU has won 10 of its last 14 and three consecutive series…The Bulldogs already have 92 two-out RBIs this season after having only 98 all last year…In the last 15 home games, MSU’s starting pitchers have a 10-0 record, 0.61 ERA and are averaging 10.1 strikeouts…Freshman catcher Elih Marrero is 10-for-13 at the plate in the last five games…MSU leads the SEC with a .420 on-base percentage and has 12 hitters batting over .300…MSU has lost four straight games to Ole Miss…MSU is 11-17 overall against Ole Miss under John Cohen.

Next Up: The Rebels take on Southern Miss Tuesday night at Trustmark Park in Pearl. First pitch is 6:30. State hosts UT Martin for a doubleheader Tuesday beginning at 3 p.m.

Parrish Alford and Logan Lowery

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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