Brown leads White to World Series win

Preston Brown struck out seven through five innings of work Wednesday. (Lee Adams/ Special to the Daily Journal).

Preston Brown struck out seven through five innings of work Wednesday. (Lee Adams/ Special to the Daily Journal).

STARKVILE – The White team plated six runs in its first two at bats and utilized a strong mound outing from Preston Brown to defeat its Maroon counter parts 8-3 in game one of the Bulldog World Series Wednesday.

The White collected seven of its 11 hits in the first two frames jumping out to a 6-0 lead. Brown took advantage of the run support to pick up the win. The sophomore right-hander went five innings allowing an earned run on two hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

“I’d say that was probably my best outing from the way I felt and the results,” Brown said. “My fastball was hitting spots, my change-up was getting swings and misses and my slider had good depth.”

The White were led at the plate by first baseman Wes Rea going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and three runs batted in.

Right fielder Demarcus Henderson and centerfielder Jacob Robson were also 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI each.

Second baseman Brett Pirtle went 2-for-4 with two singles and an RBI while third baseman Reid Humphreys added a double in the win for the White.

Maroon starter John Marc Shelly suffered the loss. The sophomore righty surrendered six runs on seven hits in 1 2/3 innings of work with a strikeout and two walks.

Third baseman Alex Detz paced the Maroon’s six-hit attack with a double.

Game two of the Bulldog World Series resumes Friday at 5 p.m. The Maroon team will send out senior southpaw C.T. Bradford while the White counter with senior right-hander Ben Bracewell.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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