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11 dou­bles and 27 runs bat­ted in, while Allen has three homers, 14 dou­bles and 37 RBI.

Foscue and Josh Hatcher have three home runs and 16 RBI each.

Jake Mangum, a ju­nior out­fielder of the Bull­dogs, has had a front-row seat in watch­ing the new­com­ers de­velop. He knew it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore they un­der­stood the dif­fer­ent ways to win games and now likes what he sees..

“When they started do­ing that, you saw them ma­ture as play­ers,” Mangum said. “I think a lot had to do with hav­ing more ex­pe­ri­ence. It was re­ally fun to watch all of the fresh­men ma­ture as peo­ple and base­ball play­ers.”

The fresh­man will re­ceive even more valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence this week­end when MSU par­tic­i­pates at the NCAA Tal­la­has­see Re­gional at Florida State.

Jor­dan wasn't sur­prised to see Tal­la­has­see as a post­sea­son des­ti­na­tion and be­lieves the Bull­dogs are ready for the chal­lenge.

“We're go­ing to go play hard and let the rest of it take care of it­self,” Jor­dan said. “We're pre­par­ing and it's go­ing to be a fun week­end for sure.”

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