Mississippi State University has once again made history at Dudy Noble Field. After a crowd of 16,423 attended Saturday’s baseball game against Ole Miss, Mississippi State surpassed the all-time attendance record for an on-campus college baseball game. This is nothing new for the Bulldogs, though. Mississippi State owns the top 13 attendance records in college baseball history.
Just like breaking attendance records, beating Ole Miss has become a frequent occurrence for the Bulldogs. This past weekend was no different. After dropping the series opener on Friday night, the Bulldogs knew someone had to take charge and step up. The following day, freshman outfielder, Dakota Jordan, would be the difference maker in the series against the Rebels. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning down 7-6, Jordan knocked a two-run base hit through the gap to walk off the ballgame against the Rebels.
After the victory on Saturday, Mississippi State had all the momentum to take care of business and secure the series win. With the help of ambidextrous pitcher, Jurrangelo Cjintje, and two homers between Hunter Hines and Dakota Jordan, the Bulldogs would take the series over Ole Miss after a 5-3 victory. Not only did the Bulldogs make history, but this series win would mark the seventh consecutive over the Rebels.