Looking back: The Bulldogs claimed their third straight SEC series victory taking two games at Alabama last week. MSU won the opening game 9-4 on Thursday and 1-0 the following day. The Crimson Tide took the regular season finale 2-1 on Saturday.
Looking ahead: The Diamond Dogs travel to the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala., taking on 12th-seeded Georgia in a single elimination game at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday on CSS.
Rankings: MSU was No. 20 in the Baseball America poll last week. It’s updated today.
In the SEC: Mississippi State finished one game behind SEC West champion Ole Miss.
MVP: Junior Jonathan Holder closed out Friday’s shutout for his seventh save of the season. Holder went the final 22⁄3 innings, striking out five of the nine batters he faced while surrendering only one hit.