Takes in a Couple of MSU Baseball Games

Mississippi State baseball signee Jason Nappi experienced Mississippi State baseball first-hand this week and came away very impressed.

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"I went (to Mississippi State) last Sunday and watched them play Arizona," said Jason, who is now 6-2 tall and weighing in at 200 pounds. "The atmosphere was incredible. That was my first (MSU) experience of the Left Field Lounge and the whole crowd and watching the team.

"During the game - I brought a buddy with me - we hung out by the bullpen and talked to some of the redshirts and some of the younger guys that were down there and kind of got a feel for Mississippi State baseball. I got to talk to (MSU pitching) Coach (Russ) McNickle a little bit before the game when he was warming up his pitcher. It was a good experience. I'm ready to get down there."

As for the baseball game itself, he was just as impressed with his future team as he was with the MSU baseball atmosphere.

"It was really good because they had to come back in that game against a stud for Arizona, the big right-hander who was the closer for the USA Team," said Jason.

He even took in an MSU away game this past Tuesday in Birmingham when the Bulldogs demolished UAB, 20-4. While the game was exciting, he once again came away impressed with the MSU crowd.

"I was very impressed because the Mississippi State traveling crowd that came with them was quite large," said Jason. "It definitely packed that little stadium. That impressed me."

And don't look now, but he and his family are headed back to Starkville, weather-permitting, this Sunday.

"We will be down there this Sunday if it doesn't rain it out," said Jason.

While he has nothing but superlatives to say about MSU baseball, he's not quite as happy with his own performance this spring.

"I'm not doing near as good as I should be doing," stated Jason, who is starting at shortstop after beginning the season at third. "I'm trying to do too much offensively and that's holding me back a little bit. I'm getting on base, but it's (due to) a lot of errors. I'm hitting a lot of balls hard, but they are right at people."

Jason, I wouldn't get too down on yourself, because, as MSU head baseball coach Ron Polk always says, "that's baseball."

Keep it right here as we continue to provide you with the latest MSU baseball signees' updates.

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