Live from Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

It’s a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon here at the ball park. Good crowd on hand for the rubber game between MSU and Western Carolina. The Bulldogs are going with freshman righty Dakota Hudson on the bump today in his debut. The Bulldogs are clad in maroon hats, black jerseys and white pants while Western Carolina is wearing camo hats, black jerseys and grey pants.

Starting lineups:

Western Carolina (1-1)

SS Aaron Attaway, Sr., R/R .375

2B Bradley Strong, Jr., L/R .143, 2 SB

CF Cody Jones, Sr., L/L .333, 1 RBI

1B Jacob Hoyle, Jr., L/L .143, 1 RBI

RF Dale Urquhart Jr., Jr., R/R 1.000

LF Dykota Spiess, Sr., L/R .000

DH Luke Gragg, Sr., L/R .500, 1 RBI

C Danny Bermudez, So., R/R

3B Reece Strong, So., L/R .000

RHP T.J. Fussell, GS

Mississippi State (1-1)

LF Cody Brown, RFr., L/R .500, RBI

3B Alex Detz, Sr., L/R .250

1B Wes Rea, Jr., R/R .286, 4 RBI

2B Brett Pirtle, Sr., S/R .429

CF C.T. Bradford, Sr., L/L .375, RBI

DH Reid Humphreys, Fr., R/R .000

RF Demarcus Henderson, Sr., R/R .000

SS Matthew Britton, Jr., L/R .000

C Zack Randolph Jr., Jr., R/R .250, 1 SB

RHP Dakota Hudson, Fr.

TOP 1ST

Attaway struck out swinging. Not a bad start for the freshman Hudson in his debut, one out.

Bradley Strong struck out looking. An even better start, two outs.

Jones singled up the middle.

Hoyle flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Brown struck out swinging, one out.

Detz grounded out to second, two outs.

Rea struck out swinging. Big fella has fanned in five of his eight at bats this season, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Urquhart Jr. popped out to short, one out.

Spiess fouled out to first, two outs.

Gragg flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Pirtle reached on a fielding error by Hoyle.

Bradford struck out swinging, one out.

Humphreys struck out swinging, two outs.

Pirtle caught stealing second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 3RD

Bermudez flew out to right, one out.

Reece Strong popped out to short, two outs.

Attaway singled to right.

Bradley Strong singled through the right side, Attaway advanced to third.

Jones flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 3RD

Henderson doubled to right for the Bulldogs first hit.

Britton can’t get the sacrifice bunt down but ends up walking to save the at bat.

Randolph pops up a bunt attempt to the catcher, one out.

Brown popped out to short, two outs.

Detz walked to load the bases. He’s reached safely in 26-straight games dating back to last season.

Rea hit by pitch forcing in Henderson, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Pirtle with a bases clearing triple into the right field corner, 3 RBI.

Bradford with a drag bunt single scoring Pirtle, RBI.

Humphreys struck out on a check swing, three outs.

5 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Hoyle takes Hudson deep to right for the first homer of this series and year, RBI.

Urquhart Jr. hit in the hand.

Spiess drills one to the wall in right but Henderson tracks it down. Then doubles off Urquhart Jr. at first. Just you’re typical 9-4-2-3 double play, two outs.

Gragg popped out to short, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-1 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Henderson struck out swinging, one out.

Britton struck out looking, two outs.

Randolph walked.

Brown grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 MSU

TOP 5TH

RHP Preston Brown in to pitch for MSU.

Bermudez walked.

Reece Strong reached on a fielder’s choice. Bermudez forced out at second, one out.

Attaway singled through the left side, Reece Strong advanced to second. That Attaway kid is as good as advertised.

Bradley Strong lined out to center, two outs.

Former Bulldog and Padres first round draft pick Hunter Renfroe in the press box with us.

RHP Ben Bracewell in to pitch for MSU. Inherits a 2-2 count on Jones. Jones reached on an infield single to short to load the bases.

Hoyle struck out swinging, three outs.

Women’s basketball upset No. 16 Vanderbilt 64-62 next door. Martha Alwal hit a shot with 2.6 seconds left for the win.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

5-1 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Detz struck out swinging, one out.

Rea popped out to second, two outs.

Pirtle stuck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-1 MSU

TOP 6TH

Diamond Rio may not have played “Meet in the Middle” live at the Liberty Bowl but it was played in between innings here at Dudy Noble Field.

Matt Smith pinch hitting for Urquhart Jr. Smith walked.

Spiess struck out looking, one out.

Gragg walked, Smith advanced to second.

Bermudez grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. Nifty play there by Britton, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

LHP Nate Williams in to pitch for WCU.

Bradford flew out to center, one out.

Humphreys walked.

Derrick Armstrong on to pinch run for Humphreys.

Henderson bunted Armstrong to second, two outs.

Britton grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 MSU

TOP 7TH

RHP Austin Sexton making his MSU debut on the mound.

Taylor Sandefur pinch hitting for Reece Strong. Sandefur grounded out to second, one out.

Attaway drills one to the wall in left but it dies on the warning track, two outs.

Bradley strong flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-1 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

J.D. Long in at third base for WCU.

Randolph grounded out to second, one out.

Brown struck out swinging, two outs.

Detz walked.

Detz took second on a wild pitch.

Detz took third on a wild pitch.

Rea intentionally walked.

Pirtle fouled out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-1 MSU

TOP 8TH

Jones struck out swinging, one out.

Hoyle singled to right.

Smith walked, Hoyle advanced to second.

Spiess struck out swinging, two outs.

Gragg grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-1 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Bradford beaned in the back.

Bradford took second on a wild pitch.

LHP Bryan Sammons in to pitch for WCU. He inherits a 2-0 count on Armstrong. Armstrong walked.

Henderson walked to load the bases.

Daniel Garner pinch hitting for Britton. Garner lined into a 4-5 double play, two outs.

Brown walked to load the bases again.

Detz walked forcing in Armstrong, RBI. Bases still loaded.

RHP Danny Schneider in to pitch for WCU.

WCU outfielders getting appreciation and food from MSU fans in the outfield during the pitching change.

Rea flew out to right, three outs.

2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

7-1 MSU

TOP 9TH

RHP Will Cox in to pitch for MSU. Kyle Hann takes over at short for Garner.

Bermudez flew out to right, one out.

Adam Martin pinch hitting for Long. Martin struck out looking, two outs.

Attaway doubled to left-center.

Bradley Strong singled to center scoring Attaway, RBI.

LHP Vance Tatum makes his MSU debut.

Jones struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 7, WESTERN CAROLINA 2

Hits: MSU 4; WCU 9

Errors: MSU 0; WCU 1

WP: Ben Bracewell (1-0) 1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 K, 2 BB

LP: T.J. Fussell (0-1) 5 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 9 K, 3 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Brett Pirtle 1-4, 3B, 3 RBI, Demarcus Henderson 1-2, 2B; WCU – Aaron Attaway 3-5, 2B, Jacob Hoyle 2-4, HR, RBI, Bradley Strong 2-5, RBI, Cody Jones 2-5

Attendance: 8,061

 

 

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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