Press Release from Mississippi State Athletics
Coming off a fifth-straight Southeastern Conference series victory, Mississippi State (28-14) will take on in-state rival Ole Miss for a non-conference midweek matchup on Tuesday at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss.
With the Governor’s Cup going to the winner of the midweek matchup, the Bulldogs and Rebels (25-15) will square off at 6:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network in the home of the Mississippi Braves, the Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.
MSU is now receiving top 10 rankings from multiple publications (7th in Collegiate Baseball and 8th in Baseball America) after a 3-1 showing last week and an 8-2 record over their last 10. In the rest of the top 25 polls, State is ranked no lower than 13 (10th in D1 Baseball, 11th in Perfect Game, 13th in USA Today Coaches and NCBWA).
Earlier this season, State swept Ole Miss in Oxford during their three-game SEC series, March 30-April 1. The Bulldogs are looking to complete the four-game sweep for the first time since 1997, when the Bulldogs swept the Rebels in Oxford after winning the Mayor’s Trophy in Jackson at Smith-Wills Stadium.
Since moving the game to Pearl in 2007 and changing the name from the Mayor’s Trophy to Governor’s Cup, MSU is 6-4 at Trustmark Park against the Rebels. The Bulldogs are 19-18 in the annual neutral site meeting, since it began in 1980 with the first edition.
Fans can still purchase tickets through the Mississippi Braves website here. The Bulldogs will occupy the first base dugout and will serve as the visitors.
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