Good, bad, ugly from Mississippi State baseball's disastrous series vs. Ole Miss

2021 NCAA Division I Men's Baseball Championship
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The Bad: Inconsistent offensive production for the Bulldogs

If you were to measure Mississippi State’s offensive production based solely on what happened in Friday night’s game against the Rebels, you’d think the Bulldogs were completely and totally unstoppable. But, well, Mississippi State’s 8-0 victory in the series opener wasn’t exactly representative of what we’d see throughout the entirety of this series. 

Game three, in particular, is a clear indicator that something went wrong at the plate for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. MSU only managed to plate two runs on Sunday, which was a huge contributing factor in the series loss against Ole Miss.

It’s worth pointing out that the Bulldogs did manage to score nine runs in game two, but the offense wasn’t exactly the most consistent throughout the game (especially in late innings). Much of the offensive production on Saturday came from issues that Ole Miss had pitching. And even on Friday night, MSU only really had a burst of runs. State didn’t have steady scoring happening all throughout the evening.

The lack of timely hitting might end up dooming Mississippi State more often this season if the Bulldogs aren’t careful.

Especially when you consider how the pitchers struggled on two of the three games against the Rebels.