Bulldogs, Rebels gear up for 2020 baseball season

College baseball season is right around the corner, and over the weekend, Mississippi State and Ole Miss held their annual ‘Media Days’. SportsTalk Mississippi’s beat reporters were in attendance to catch up with coaches and players ahead of the 2020 campaign.

  • Mississippi State – Story by SportsTalk Mississippi MSU Beat Reporter Brian Hadad

Mississippi State will take the field on Friday, February 14 looking to start a journey that will end in Omaha for a school-record third straight year. Coach Chris Lemonis and his players spoke with the media on Saturday as the Diamond Dawgs continue their preseason preparations for another highly anticipated season of Bulldog baseball.

ROWDEY JORDAN

JUSTIN FOSCUE

JT GINN

ERIC CERANTOLA

RILEY SELF

COACH CHRIS LEMONIS

  • Ole Miss – Story by SportsTalk Mississippi Ole Miss Beat Reporter Brian Scott Rippee

Ole Miss opened up preseason practice on Friday. The Rebels open the season on February 14 at home against top-ranked Louisville.

Doug Nikhazy discusses his new role of being an ace, his improved slider and what it will be like going up against the best pitchers in the country on Friday nights.

John Rhys Plumlee said he and Jerrion Ealy have made a smooth transition to baseball and that he is excited about the challenge of balancing two sports this spring.

After stints at second base and the outfield, Anthony Servideo is back at his native shortstop. He believes this team has a great deal of pitching and athleticism.

Mike Bianco talks young pitching, newcomers, the outfield competition and more.