Bulldog baseball fans purchased a school-record 4,585 season tickets last spring and are on pace to eclipse the 5,000-ticket milestone in 2002.
Mississippi State, with 23 lettermen and 18 players with starting experience returning from last year's SEC Tournament championship edition, launches preseason practice Monday afternoon at Dudy Noble Field. The practices are open to the public.
"The kids are excited about getting started," said Ron Polk, set to begin his 23rd season and his second term as head baseball coach at Mississippi State. "We've had three good weeks of small group skill development workouts, but it will be good to get to work with the whole group."
Mississippi State baseball season tickets and tickets for the fifth annual "First Pitch - Meet the Team" baseball banquet Feb. 18 are on sale through the MSU Athletic Ticket Office in the Bryan Athletic Administration Building (662-325-2600).