After Arkansas exploded for 20 runs in Game 1, MSU's hurlers got progressively better.
Tyler Whitney yielded five runs in six innings in Game 2 - which like Game 3 was played Sunday and went seven innings - and freshman lefty Nick Routt (3-1, 2.79 ERA) threw a complete game in the finale, allowing three earned runs on nine hits while striking out seven.
It was Routt's second straight complete game on the road, the other coming in a 4-0 loss to Georgia.
- Looking ahead: MSU plays host to Mississippi Valley State (10-12) at 6:30 p.m. today. It's the second meeting this year, with State winning 4-3 on Feb. 25 in Starkville. Sophomore lefty Forrest Moore (2-0, 2.91) will start for MSU.
On Wednesday, State travels to Louisiana-Monroe (15-11) for a 6:30 p.m. start.
- In the SEC: After two straight SEC road series, the Bulldogs are home for a three-game set with Auburn starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Tigers (18-9, 4-5 SEC) took two out of three against Vanderbilt over the weekend, their second series win of the season.
Auburn sophomore outfielder Trent Mummey leads the SEC in runs scored with 44.
- MVP: Junior third baseman Russ Sneed hit .533 (8-for-15) with six RBIs and five runs scored over five games. In Sunday's 12-4 win over Arkansas, he was 3-for-3 with five RBIs. For the season, Sneed is second on the team with a .346 average.