Review: MSU Baseball/Softball

In this review, I look back at how Mississippi State baseball and softball did this past weekend, how they have done in the past 10 games as well as other pertinent information about both teams.


MSU is tied with Vanderbilt for the 3rd best record in the SEC, 14-10. Florida is tops with a 18-6 record, followed by Ole Miss with a 15-9 record (assuming OM loses to Arkansas today.

MSU also has the 3rd best road record among all SEC teams, with a 11-7 record. Vanderbilt is 12-6 while Florida is 12-7.

MSU has won 3 of their 4 road SEC series this season and have won 6 straight road SEC games. They are 8-4 on the road in the SEC, which is the best SEC road record of any team in the SEC.

Three MSU freshmen had great series against Auburn. Redshirt freshman outfielder Cody Brown, who played in all three games, was 4-of-10 (.400), while true freshman catcher Gavin Collins, who played in two games, was 3-of-5 (.600). True freshman DH Reid Humphreys played in the Sunday game and was 3-of-5 (.600). Combined, they were 10-of-20 (.500). Cody Brown and Gavin Collins both hit a home run during the series. It was Brown's second of the season and Collins first.

Several upper classmen hitters also had great series. Senior C.T. Bradford was 5-of-12 with 5 RBI (.417) and senior Brett Pirtle was 5-of-13 with 3 RBI (.387). Junior third baseman Matthew Britton was 4-of-11 with 4 RBI (.364).

For the three-game series, MSU pitching allowed just 1 run in 27 innings, which is a 0.33 ERA. They gave up 13 hits while walking 6 and striking out 17. Auburn hit .144 against them.

MSU's three starters - Trevor Fitts, Ross Mitchell and Preston Brown - allowed 0 runs on 11 hits and 3 walks while striking out 8 in 19.1 innings. MSU's relievers allowed 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 9 in 7.2 innings.

In their last 12 games, MSU pitching has given up 2 or less runs in 8 of the games.

MSU has won 7 of their last 10 games, which is tied for 2nd best in the SEC with South Carolina. Florida and Vanderbilt are tied for the best 10-game record, 8-2.


With the 4-3 win over LSU Sunday, MSU softball earned the No. 10 seed in the SEC softball tournament. They play No. 7 seed Kentucky at 4 pm, Wednesday, May 7th, in the single elimination tournament.

MSU's 38-18 overall record is the 2nd best in the history of MSU softball, trailing only the 2008 team which had a 39-17 overall record.

With the Sunday win over LSU, MSU is now 18-11 on the road.

MSU is led in hitting by true freshman Caroline Seitz who is hitting .354. Caroline has 19 doubles (tops on the team), 4 triples (also best on the squad), 8 home runs (2nd on the team) and 36 RBI (also 2nd best on the team). This past weekend, against LSU, Seitz was 4-of-10 with 3 RBI (.400).

During their last 10 games, MSU is 6-4. Six of the ten games were against ranked teams. They were 3-3 in those games.

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network. You can contact him by emailing

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