The Mississippi State baseball team was dominated by the University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on Tuesday night, 11-5. Many people and fans place too much emphasis on midweek games of the college baseball season, but there are a few things we can take away from this new team.
Here are my early post-game thoughts:
Sometimes, seasons start slow.
Today is one of those days where you have to remind yourself that the 2023 college baseball season just started, and this team is continuing to figure things out.
One of the things that concerned me most about yesterday’s game was the inability to hit. After loading up the scoreboard last weekend vs. the Virginia Military Institute Keydets, the Bulldogs could not manage to get runners on base, much less scoring position. It seems as if this team may rely on home runs at times this season.
This Mississippi State baseball team is YOUNG and talented but very young.
There were so many names that I had not heard of until this past weekend. This team has the potential to really grow. Again, you cannot base everything on the first series of the season or the first-midweek game of the season, but there sure were a lot of young guys, and they all seemed to be very talented but very young.
Chris Lemonis has done his job recruiting these guys and getting them to come to play at Dudy Noble. Now, we are about to see the product of what Lemonis has worked at for three years.
Don’t forget these guys are young. This midweek game showed that. It is going to be tough as a Mississippi State baseball fan to watch some of these growing pains, but I truly believe that there will be times this season when this young team surprises us in big-time SEC games.