What to make of Mississippi State baseball's bizarre series against Georgia Southern?

Things weren't perfect for Chris Lemonis and the Mississippi State baseball team, but we can learn a few things from the Bulldogs' series win against Georgia Southern.

College World Series - Vanderbilt v Virginia - Game One
College World Series - Vanderbilt v Virginia - Game One / Peter Aiken/GettyImages
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No. 3: This Mississippi State baseball team is still finding its identity

Unfortunately, as evidenced in a game two disaster that very quickly spiraled out of control, it looks like this Mississippi State baseball team is still figuring some things out. And unfortunately, the Bulldogs don't have a ton of time to figure things out.

But, it's worth remembering that there's still some time. We've got a long season ahead of us and the Bulldogs can (theoretically) improve.

Yes, some inconsistency issues reared their head. A lot of fans will point to how Khal Stephen looked incredible against Air Force and then struggled against Georgia Southern. Mississippi State had an error on Friday and Saturday and then inexplicably was the beneficiary of remarkable error issues on Georgia Southern's part on Sunday.

It's not every day that opposing teams have five errors and it certianly helps when your team is able to take advantage of them. But the Bulldogs also have to ensure they aren't regularly committing errors.

That's all easier said than done and it's really easy for me to say that from my keyboard.

If the Bulldogs can get some of those defensive lapses ironed out down the stretch and fans can remain patient, then maybe this season turns out to be a decent one.

As for if a "decent" season is good enough, I don't know. I don't know exactly what Chris Lemonis absolutely has to do to win back the fanbase he's lost over the past couple seasons, and it's hard to ask for people to be patient considering how 2022 and 2023 went for the Bulldogs. Is a decent season good enough?

I don't know.

I do know that I'd certainly like to see more games end up like games one and three against Georgia Southern as opposed to the mess that was game two. And here's to hoping that that's the case.