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No. 23 Alabama Baseball at No. 16 Mississippi State (Game 2)

The No. 23 Alabama Crimson Tide (28-17, 9-13) baseball team looks to tie the series against the No. 16 Mississippi State Bulldogs (31-15, 13-9) on Saturday afternoon at The Dude.

The Bulldogs won Game 1 in dominant fashion, 12-3. Mississippi State scored at least one run in five of the seven innings played, including two multi-run innings. Alabama starter Greg Farone pitched three innings and gave up seven runs, while Coulson Buchanan came in relief and gave up six runs on six hits. The Crimson Tide scored all their runs in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Gage Miller, an RBI double by Justin Lebron and an RBI single by Kade Snell.

Left-handed pitcher Zane Adams (4-2, 4.43 ERA) will start on the mound for the Crimson Tide. The freshman was primarily used as a Sunday starter, but was moved up in the rotation for this series. In the 44.2 innings he pitched, Adams allowed 45 hits, 27 runs (22 earned), walked 15 and struck out 31.

As for the lineup, third baseman Gage Miller will start for the Crimson Tide, followed by left fielder Ian Petrutz, shortstop Justin Lebron, design hitter Kade Snell, catcher Mac Guscette, second baseman Bryce Eblin, right fielder William Hamiter, shortstop Will Portera, and first baseman Max Grant will hit the nine-hole.

For the Bulldogs, right-handed pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje (6-1, 3.79 ERA) will start on the mound. In the 59.1 innings he pitched, the sophomore allowed 44 hits, 25 runs (all earned), walked 24 and struck out 80.

At the plate, left fielder Bryce Chance will start for Mississippi State, followed by shortstop David Mershon, right fielder Dakota Jordan, first baseman Hunter Hines, center fielder Connor Hujsak, design hitter Amani Larry, third baseman Logan Kohler, second baseman Ethan Pulliam, and catcher Johnny Long who hit the nine holes.

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  • First pitch is set for 2:02 PM CT.