No. 22 Rebels Face Mississippi State Tuesday In Governor's Cup



April 16, 2012

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#22 Ole Miss (24-12) vs. Mississippi State (21-15)
Pearl, Miss. • Trustmark Park
April 17 • 6:30 PM

Radio: Full Ole Miss Network
Announcers: David Kellum & Keith Kessinger
Television: CSS
Announcers: Matt Stewart (Play-by-Play) and Jay Powell (Analyst)
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Ole Miss will play a single midweek game on the road with the annual Governor’s Cup game against in-state and conference rival Mississippi State. The game will be at 6:30 p.m. at Trustmark Park on Tuesday and will be televised by CSS. Ole MIss will then return home to host No. 9 Arkansas in a three-game series as a part of the annual Grove Bowl weekend. Sunday’s game will be televised by Cox Sports.

Ole Miss will play a single midweek game on the road facing Memphis at AutoZone Park on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. before continuing Southeastern Conference play on the road at arch-rival Mississippi State. All three games of the weekend series will be televised. Friday’s opener will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be carried by SportSouth, while Saturday starts at 2 p.m. Sunday’s game is at 1 p.m. on CSS.

TUESDAY, 6:30 P.M. (CSS)
MSU - Brandon Woodruff, Fr., RHP
OM - Sam Smith, Fr., RHP
NOTING SMITH: Freshman right-hander Sam Smith takes the mound on Tuesday night to face the Bulldogs in his first Governor’s Cup game at Trustmark Park. Smith will be making his seventh start of the season and 10th appearance of the year. Smith has posted a 2-2 record with 23 strikeouts and only five walks allowed in his 30.0 innings of work. He holds a 3.60 ERA and has held opponents to a .294 batting average against in his time on the mound. Smith is coming off a win over Central Arkansas last week that saw him pitch 5.0 innings and allow one unearned run on two hits a walk and two strikeouts.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs enter the non-conferecne tilt with an overall record of 21-15 and are coming off a series sweep at No. 7 South Carolina this past weekend. The Bulldogs are hitting at a .270 clip as a team and are paced at the plate by Adam Frazier with a .347 average. Wes Rea leads the team in RBI with 28, while Trey Porter has hit a team-leading five home runs. The Bulldog pitching staff holds a 3.15 ERA this season with starter Brandon Woodruff holding a 2.70 ERA and making his second start on the year this Tuesday. Woodruff has made one start in six appearances with 17 strikeouts and seven walks in 13.1 innings of work.

Ole Miss and Mississippi State have met 437 times in the history of the two programs with the Bulldogs leading the series 231-201-5. The two teams first met in the 1893 season with a Rebel loss and a tie.

Ole Miss and Mississippi State last met in Oxford in a three-game series with the Bulldogs claiming the weekend two games to one.

Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco has faced off against Mississippi State 48 times in his tenure at Ole Miss and holds a 25-23 record in that time. Interestingly enough, Bianco holds a winning record against MSU in Starkville and Jackson, but not in Oxford or the SEC Tournament.

in Oxford: 8-10
in Starkville: 9-6
in Jackson: 7-4
in SEC Tournament: 1-3
Series Wins: 6
Series Lost: 5
Series Sweeps: 2
Series Swept: 2

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