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Baseball Concludes Regular Season With Road Matchup at No. 18 Mississippi State

Baseball Concludes Regular Season With Road Matchup at No. 18 Mississippi State


STARKVILLE, Miss. – University of Missouri baseball hits the road for its final Southeastern Conference series of the 2024 season this weekend, as the Tigers take on No. 18 Mississippi State in Starkville, beginning with a 6 p.m. (CDT) contest on Thursday (May 16).

Mizzou enters its final regular-season series still looking to gain ground in the SEC standings in its quest to secure one of 12 spots in the SEC’s postseason tournament in Hoover, Ala. (May 21-26). The Tigers (22-30, 8-19 SEC) enter the series two games behind LSU and three games back of both Ole Miss and Florida in the SEC regular-season standings.

Each of this weekend’s contests will be streamed live on SEC Network+ with Bart Gregory and Charlie Winfield calling the action. Additionally, each of this weekend’s games will be produced by the Tiger Radio Network for broadcast locally in Columbia via KTGR AM/FM (105.1 FM/100.5 FM/1580 AM) and streaming via the Varsity Network app (by searching ‘Missouri’), with Tex Little and Matt Michaels once again handling broadcast duties.

PITCHING PROBABLES

  • Game 1 (Thursday, May 16 – 6 p.m.) – RHP Kaden Jacobi (Mizzou) vs. RHP Khal Stephen (Mississippi State)
  • Game 2 (Friday, May 17 – 6 p.m.) – TBD (Mizzou) vs. BHP Jurranelo Cijntje (Mississippi State)
  • Game 3 (Saturday, May 18 – 2 p.m.) – TBD (Mizzou) vs. TBD (Mississippi State)

SERIES HISTORY

  • Missouri and Mississippi State will square off for the 18th time Thursday to open the series.
  • The Tigers bring a two-game win streak against MSU in Starkville into the series, but the Bulldogs hold an 11-6 overall edge.
  • Mizzou has claimed each of the last three series against Mississippi State (2022, 2021 and 2018), with the Tigers winning six of the last nine contests overall.
  • Two years ago, MU won the final two games of the series in Columbia.
  • In 2021, the Tigers took two of three road games from a Bulldogs squad that went on to win the College World Series, marking the second-consecutive series win for Mizzou against a Mississippi State squad that ended the season in Omaha (2018).
  • The Tigers have averaged 8.6 runs per game over their last nine meetings with the Bulldogs, going 6-3 over that same stretch.

SCOUTING MISSOURI

  • Kerrick Jackson was named the 15th head coach in Mizzou history in June, returning to Columbia to…

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