Southern Miss-Mississippi State baseball rivalry renewed
Of the 40 games the Southern Miss baseball team didn’t play last season, one of them actually had more to do with Mother Nature than COVID-19, a harmless rain out against Mississippi State on March 4th and as fate would have it, another game against the Bulldogs altered by weather in Early March.
Originally scheduled for tonight, Golden Eagles and Bulldogs now having their Trustmark Park reunion tomorrow night.
The in-state rivals actually haven’t played at a neutral site since 2017 despite meeting eight times, splitting four and four during that stretch.
Both teams took two out of three this weekend, USM over Big East pre-season favorite UConn and MSU over Tulane via back-to-back walk-offs which has the Bulldogs ranked as high as second in the country by Baseball America. Southern Miss infielder Dustin Dickerson said, “Super excited to play them. They’ve got a good team and I think what, they’re top 10 in the nation so got to play good and hopefully it doesn’t rain. I know last year it got rained out. I mean I’d love to play. And just keep swinging, keep swinging it and get better tomorrow. We’ve got to take some ground balls, limit the errors I’d say. We swing it and pitch like we have been and limit the errors, it’s going to be tough to beat us.”
Oak Grove alum Drew Boyd will get the ball for Southern Miss, Houston Harding for Mississippi State.