Bulldogs earn first ever national seed

Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

Mississippi State has accomplished a lot in its storied baseball program.

But the Bulldogs have never been a national seed – at least until now.

MSU was selected as the No. 6 national seed when the NCAA Tournament bracket was announced on Memorial Day and will host both a regional and a super regional provided the Diamond Dogs do their part.

Joining State at Dudy Noble Field will be No. 2 seed Cal State Fullerton, No. 3 seed Louisiana Tech and No. 4 seed Southeast Missouri State. The Starkville Regional will be paired with the Lafayette Regional.

Mississippi State and the Redhawks get things underway Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Louisiana Tech takes on the Titans later that evening at 6:30 p.m.

MSU is 5-0 all-time against Southeast Missouri State, 36-14-1 against Louisiana Tech and 1-5 against Cal State Fullerton. Mississippi State is 0-2 against the Titans in regional play and 1-0 against Louisiana Tech.

The Redhawks are 39-19 on the year and defeated Jacksonville State 10-7 and 14-8 to capture the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship.

Cal State Fullerton is 35-21 on the year and defeated Long Beach State 2-1 to win the Big West Conference while Louisiana Tech is 40-18 after being eliminated by Rice 11-9 in the Conference USA Tournament semifinals.

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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