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Mississippi State baseball returning to Biloxi’s MGM Park

Mississippi State head baseball coach Andy Cannizaro is entering his second season of leading the program.
Mississippi State head baseball coach Andy Cannizaro is entering his second season of leading the program. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

The Mississippi State baseball team will play four games in South Mississippi this season, including one contest at Biloxi's MGM Park.

MSU announced its baseball schedule for the 2018 season on Thursday and it includes a March 14 game against Southeastern Louisiana in Biloxi. First pitch will be at 6:35 p.m.

MSU will start the season on a 12-game road trip while Dudy Noble Field undergoes renovations.

The Bulldogs will open the season with a three-game series at Southern Miss on Feb. 16-18. After the Bulldogs topped USM to win the Hattiesburg Regional back in June, there should be an intense atmosphere at Pete Taylor Park.

With construction in progress on the new $55 million Dudy Noble Field, MSU will play its first home games on March 6-7 against New Mexico State.

MSU head coach Andy Cannizaro became just the second first-year head coach in program history to lead MSU to a 40-win season in 2017.

Coast products on the MSU baseball roster include junior left-hander Konnor Pilkington (East Central) and redshirt freshman right-hander Drew Windham (Ocean Springs).

Patrick Magee: 228-896-2333, @Patrick_Magee

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