MSU looks for more positives against Missouri

MSU baseball coach John Cohen instructs players.
By: 
JOEL COLEMAN
Staff Writer

All things seem to be trending upward for No. 4 Mississippi State as the Bulldogs prepare to host Missouri in a three-game series at Dudy Noble Field beginning Thursday night at 6 p.m.
For the first time since 1997, MSU has won six of its first seven Southeastern Conference series. The Bulldogs’ 30 wins this season are already six more than the squad had all of last year, while the 12 SEC victories have also already greatly surpassed the 2015 total.
All of it has come together to put Mississippi State in prime postseason position.
Jacob Robson has missed the last several series, including the Florida trip, with a broken bone in his hand.
He was glad to see the Bulldogs carry on without him, including beating the Gators in two out of three games.
"The Florida series was the first one that I missed," Robson said. "That was the biggest series win that we've had. Coming back and winning on Sunday was a huge deal. They are a great team.
"It was great to see some other guys that maybe haven't been in the lineup step up and come up big for the team."
For more on MSU as it prepares for the Missouri series, see the story by Starkville Daily News beat writer Joel Coleman in Thursday's newspaper.

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