Baseball To Host Defending Champs Mississippi State In Scrimmage Saturday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford baseball team will play host to the defending National Champions Mississippi State in a fall scrimmage Saturday at Joe Lee Griffin Field.
The teams will play one 14-inning scrimmage, with free substitutions. The first pitch is set for 1 p.m. Tickets for the scrimmage can be purchased at the following link: PURCHASE TICKETS.
“We are all looking forward to Saturday,” Samford head coach Tony David said. “Our guys come to this program to win championships and play the best. Playing the National Champions a few months after winning it all is a great opportunity to find out where we are early on at the end of our first week of practice.”
Samford began its fall practice season on Monday. The Bulldogs will wrap up the fall season on Oct. 30.
Samford is coming off an impressive season in which the team won the Southern Conference Tournament title and earned an NCAA Regional bid, being sent to the NCAA Starkville Regional. Samford and Mississippi State met in the first round of the Regional, with the homestanding Bulldogs earning an 8-4 win. Samford accumulated a record of 35-24 overall and 20-10 in Southern Conference play during the 2021 season.
Mississippi State is coming off the best season in program history, earning the school’s first-ever team national title. MSU finished the season in the spring with a record of 50-18 overall and 20-10 in the SEC.  
“Anytime we can get people onto our picturesque campus and our baseball facilities is great for our program and university,” David said. “We expect a large crowd here to see a lot of really good baseball players on both sides. It is going to be a great day and as a program are excited about moving things forward this weekend.”
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