Both Mississippi State and Kentucky had midweek non-conference games rained out. UK was scheduled to play its first game of the year at Cliff Hagan Stadium Tuesday but that matchup with Tennessee Tech was rained out. MSU's Wednesday night meeting with Mississippi Valley State was also washed out and has been rescheduled as part of an MSU-MVSU twinbill at 4 p.m. April 10 at Dudy Noble Field.
The series reunites two longtime SEC baseball coaches Ron Polk, in his 23rd season at MSU, 25th in the SEC and 29th overall, and Keith Madison, in his 24th season at Kentucky. Polk is nearing another coaching milestone, entering the weekend series with an 898-428-1 record. Madison, who launched his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant coach on Polk's Mississippi State staff in 1978, earlier this season notched his 700th career coaching win.
Saturday's game is set for a 1 p.m. (CT) start time while Sunday's series finale is set for 12:30 p.m. CT. The broadcast of all three weekend games will be carried on the 25-station Mississippi State Baseball Radio Network.