The way Mississippi State is playing on the diamond this season, the Bulldogs look destined for the College World Series.
The program’s latest victory came on Tuesday by beating Louisiana Tech 7-3. The win improves MSU’s record to an incredible 43-10 on the season. The team entered the week ranked as the No. 5 team in the nation but that may have to be adjusted following the team’s latest achievement.
By beating Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs have now gone the entire season without losing a midweek game for the first time since the 2013 baseball season. MSU is now 15-0 in midweek games.
Mississippi State head coach Chris Lemonis discussed the milestone during his most recent media availability and admitted he had never coached a team that has accomplished the feat previously. His 43 wins are the most a first-year coach has ever achieved at Mississippi State.
“It’s really hard in this league. I know we’re usually the favorite, but the emotion of weekend [series] and then coming down to midweeks [it can be hard to stay focused], you see it all across our league,” Lemonis said after the game. “I think it is the consistency of our team. They come out every day. We do have good pitching depth so that helps you in the midweek. We’ve put a pretty consistent product on the field all year long with the effort, the focus and the energy that we play with. I am proud of the guys. I thought it was a big deal. I have never done it in my career.”
— Mississippi State Baseball ⚾️ (@HailStateBB) May 15, 2019