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Diamond Dogs Renew Tiger Rivalry On Road

LHP Ross Mitchell

As if a Mississippi State-Louisiana State series didn't have enough annual angles, suddenly this weekend's series features fresh twists. Or curves. Pitching health, rotation revisions, oncoming weather…all magnify what was already an important early-season collision of Western Division rivals.

Or, "Another great Mississippi State-LSU weekend," as Coach John Cohen said today. Having played in this rivalry himself—his feats in that 1989 doubleheader sweep remain fresh in many a memory—and taken several teams to Baton Rouge, Cohen is qualified to comment. But the current participants are only concerned with writing their own history, not so much this weekend as this season. And what...

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