“I think We’ve Kind Of Found It”

The SEC season didn’t start out anything like they hoped. Now that they have taken a series, though, the Diamond Dogs are suddenly optimistic over what can yet be achieved.

Mississippi State has already clinched its series with South Carolina, taking Friday’s game-two by a 7-5 score. Coming after Thursday’s 13-2 victory, the Bulldogs are 21-12, 5-6 SEC, and feeling much better about themselves. Especially on offense, as outfielder Cody Brown said.

“I think we’ve kind of found it,” Brown said in the accompanying video. “We’ve hit our groove and the bats are waking up. The pitching has been there. So I’m excited to move forward.”

Starter RHP Preston Brown (4-3) took the win and RHP Trevor Fitts got his fifth save of the season. Coach John Cohen said a decision on State’s Saturday starter was pending, with either RHP Austin Sexton or LHP Vance Tatum getting the ball. South Carolina will start freshman righty Clarke Schmidt.

A detailed game story will be filed this evening, after the writer—who filed the football scrimmage story earlier in the day—takes a supper break. For now…

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