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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

It’s a picture perfect afternoon here at the ballpark for the first of a four-game series against Holy Cross. Slim crowd so far with the early start but I expect that to pick up as the weekend progresses. I won’t be here for all the games due to scheduling conflicts with men’s and women’s basketball the next two days.

MSU is clad in maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and white pants while Holy Cross is in black hats, black jerseys and grey britches.

Holy Cross: 0-0

SS Nick Lovullo, R/R, So.

2B Andrew Barry, R/R, Sr.

RF Evan Ocello, R/R, Jr.

CF Brandon Cipolla, R/R, Sr.

C Connor Perry, L/R, So.

DH Jack St. Clair, R/R, Jr.

1B Shane Sandoval, R/R, So.

3B Anthony Critelli, R/R, Fr.

LF Bobby Indeglia, R/R, So.

RHP Nate Walker, Sr.

Mississippi State: 2-2

RF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Jr., .111, 2 RBI

DH Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .267, 2 RBI

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Jr., .231, 6 RBI

2B Bret Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .333, 3 RBI, SB

CF C.T. Bradford, L/L, Sr., .267, 2 RBI

3B Reid Humphreys, R/R, Fr.,.000

LF Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .000

SS Kyle Hann, R/R, So., .000

C Gavin Collins, R/R, Fr., .000

RHP Brandon Woodruff, Jr. (0-1) 18.00 ERA, 3 K, 4 BB

TOP 1ST

Former Diamond Dog standout Travis Berkery threw out today’s first hit.

First pitch from Woodruff is a strike.

Lovullo grounded out to second, one out.

Barry flew out to right, two outs.

Ocello grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTTOM 1ST

Vickerson leads off with a double. That’s his first extra base hit at MSU.

Detz singled to center scoring Vickerson, RBI.

Detz stole second. That’s just his second career steal.

Rea struck out swinging, one out.

Pirtle grounded out to second, Detz advanced to third, two outs.

Bradford singled to right scoring Detz, RBI.

Humphreys grounded out to second. Terrible call there by first base ump Rickey Armstrong. Humphreys clearly beat the throw but Armstrong called him out which drew John Cohen out of the dugout.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

Cipolla grounded out to second, one out.

Perry walked.

St. Clair grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. That’s the Bulldogs seventh twin killing of the year, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

RHP Sean Gustin in to pitch for Holy Cross.

Robson walked.

Hann struck out swinging, one out.

Robson stole second.

Collins flew out to left, two outs.

Vickerson walked.

LHP Jeremy Perron in to pitch for Holy Cross.

Robson and Vickerson successfully execute a double steal.

Detz walked to load the bases.

Rea lined out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Sandoval popped out to short, one out.

Critelli grounded out to short, two outs.

Indeglia grounded out to short. Woodruff has faced the minimum one time through the order, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Pirtle fouled out to left, one out.

Bradford gets plunked.

Bradford steals second. State’s 5-for-5 in steals today.

Humphreys popped out to left, one out.

Bradford steals third so make that 6-for-6.

Robson walked.

Hann grounded to short, Robson forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Lovullo gets Holy Cross’ first hit with a single through the left side.

Barry fouled out to first, one out.

Ocello walked, Lovullo advanced to second.

Cipolla reached on a fielder’s choice, Lovullo forced out at third. Ocello advanced to second, two outs.

St. Clair walked to load the bases.

Sandoval grounded out to first, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

RHP Justin Finan in to pitch for Holy Cross.

Collins grounded out to short, one out.

Vickerson popped a bunt up to the pitcher, two outs.

MSU grad assistant and former New Hope alum Will Windham has joined the Penn State staff. Windham worked with the defensive line the past few years.

Detz flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 5TH

Critelli struck out swinging, one out

Former MSU guard Jalen Steele is transferring to Middle Tennessee State.

Indeglia struck out looking, two outs.

Lovullo struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

RHP George Capen is Holy Cross’ fifth pitcher today.

Rea grounded out to third, one out.

Bradford doubled to left-center. That’s State’s first hit since the 1st inning.

Humphreys singled down the third baseline scoring Bradford, RBI. That was Humphreys first career hit and RBI. He should be 2 for 3 today.

Robson singled up the middle, Humphreys advanced to second. That’s Robson’s first knock of the year.

Hann flew out to center, three outs.

1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-1 MSU

TOP 6TH

Barry flew out to right, one out.

Ocello flew out to center, two outs.

Cipolla doubled to the wall in left.

Cipolla took third on a passed ball.

Perry reached on a fielding error by Woodruff, Cipolla scored. Rea tossed the ball to Woodruff covering first and he just missed it.

Pitching coach Butch Thompson isn’t happy with Woodruff at all and yanks him immediately. RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch for MSU.

St. Clair singled up the middle, Perry advanced to second.

Sandoval struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

3-2 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

RHP Brendan King becomes the sixth Holy Cross pitcher.

Collins lined out to left, one out.

Vickerson singled up the middle.

Detz walked, Vickerson advanced to second.

Rea singled through the right side, Vickerson scored, RBI. Detz advanced to third. Rea has knocked in a run in all five games this year.

RHP Ryan Filipowicz in to pitch for Holy Cross.

Bradford pops into a 6-4 double play, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 7TH

Critelli grounded out to third, one out.

Indeglia flew out to left. Robson showing off the wheels to run that one down, two outs.

Lovullo walked.

Barry flew out to left, three outs

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Jon Escobar in to pitch for Holy Cross. I think he’s the eighth one, I’m losing track at this point.

Humphreys flew out to right, one out.

Robson walked.

Robson stole second.

Hann walked.

Collins grounded out to first. Robson and Hann both advanced into scoring position, two outs.

Vickerson with an infield single to second, Robson scored, RBI. Hann advanced to third.

Vickerson stole second.

Detz popped out to short, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

6-2 MSU

TOP 8TH

Matthew Britton now in a third for MSU.

Orcello grounded out to third. The ball always seems to find the new guy on the field, one out.

Cipolla grounded out short, two outs.

Alex Voitik pinch hitting for Perry. Voitik struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-2 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

RHP Ben White in to pitch for Holy Cross. I think this No. 9.

Rea struck out looking, one out.

Pirtle grounded out to second. Great range out there by Barry, two outs.

Bradford struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-2 MSU

TOP 9TH

Bill Schlich pinch hitting for St. Clair. Schlich walked.

Sandoval struck out swinging, one out.

Critelli struck out looking, two outs.

Indeglia struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 6, HOLY CROSS 2

Hits: MSU 10; HC 4

Errors: MSU 1; HC 0

WP: Brandon Woodruff (1-1) 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 K, 3 BB

LP: Nate Walker (0-1) 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 K, 0 BB

S: Myles Gentry (1) 3.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 5 K, 2 BB

Leading hitters – MSU – Jake Vickerson 3-4, 2B, RBI, C.T. Bradford 2-4, 2B, RBI; HC – Brandon Cipolla 1-4, 2B

Attendance: 7,425

 

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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