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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

I arrived at the ball park for Game 1 of a doubleheader against Holy Cross. I won’t be able to stay for Game 2 due to the Bulldogs men’s basketball game against Arkansas as I’ll switch gears and head over there for a 3 p.m. tipoff. I will try to stay with this game as long as I can. State is wearing those ugly adidas Astros-looking jerseys they wore during batting practice in Omaha along with maroon caps and white pants. Holy Cross is clad in white and black hats, purple jerseys and white pants.

Holy Cross: 0-1

SS Nick Lovullo, R/R, So., .333

2B Andrew Barry, R/R, Sr., .000

RF Evan Ocello, R/R, Jr., .000

CF Brandon Cipolla, R/R, Sr., 250

C Connor Perry, L/R, So., .500, RBI

DH Jack St. Clair, R/R, Jr., .500

1B Shane Sandoval, R/R, So., .000

3B Anthony Critelli, R/R, Fr., 000

LF Bobby Indeglia, R/R, So., .000

RHP Phil Reese, Fr.

Mississippi State: 3-2

LF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Jr., .308 3 RBI, 2 SB

DH Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .278, 3 RBI, SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Jr., .222, 7 RBI

2B Bret Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .300, 4 RBI, SB

CF Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .333, 3 SB

DH Daniel Garner, R/R, RFr., .143

RF Demarcus Henderson, R/R, Sr., .286, 3 SB

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

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

RHP Trevor Fitts (1-0) 1.50 ERA, 11 K, 2 BB

TOP 1ST

Lovullo struck out looking, one out.

Barry flew out to right, two outs.

Ocello dropped a double inside the left field line.

Cipolla reached on an infield single to third, Ocello advanced to third.

Perry struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Vickerson leads off with a walk.

Vickerson stole second. Bulldogs had eight steals last night.

Detz walked. Not the start the freshman Reese was looking for.

Rea grazed by a pitch to load the bases.

Pirtle lined into a double play at short, Detz doubled off on a hard liner up the middle, two outs.

Robson reached on a Bill Buckner-esque error by Sandoval allowing Vickerson to score. Rea advanced to second.

Garner singled up the middle to load the bases.

Henderson flew out to center, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

St. Clair grounded out to third. Great job there by Detz to knock that one down, stay with it and make the strong throw for the out at first, one out.

Sandoval struck out swinging, two outs.

Critelli reached on a throwing error by Detz.

Critelli took second on a wild pitch.

Indeglia walked.

Lovullo singled to left loading the bases.

Barry grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Collins walked.

Britton gets his first knock of the season with a single to left, Collins advanced to second.

Vickerson bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

Rea goes deep to left-center, 2 RBI. That’s State’s first homer this season and Rea’s 13th career tater. He has now knocked in a run in all six games this season.

Pirtle flew out to center, three outs.

3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Ocello singled through the left side.

Cipolla answers with a two-run shot of his own into the Left Field Lounge, 2 RBI.

Perry struck out swinging, one out.

St. Clair reached on a fielding error by Rea. Pirtle made a great diving stop in the hole and made a perfect throw to first but Rea just dropped it. Looked like the runner beat the throw to me anyways. First base ump Jeff Head initially ruled St. Clair out but then said safe after the ball hit the ground. John Cohen came out to argue and the umpiring crew discussed it but came up the same ruling.

St. Clair is erased attempting to steal second, two outs.

Sandoval fouled out to right. Great diving grab out there by Henderson, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB

4-2 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

RHP Ryan Filipowicz in to pitch for Holy Cross.

Robson walked. State has started all three innings with a walk.

Garner dumped a single just inside the line in right, Robson advanced to second.

Henderson bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

Collins popped out to second, two outs.

Britton walked to load the bases.

Former MSU designated hitter Trey Porter is here watching this one.

Vickerson turns on one but right to the right fielder, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

4-2 MSU

TOP 4TH

Critelli grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Indeglia grounded out to short, two outs.

Lovullo grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-2 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Detz flew out to left, one out.

Rea grounded out to third, two outs.

Pirtle grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-2 MSU

TOP 5TH

Barry grounded out to third, one out.

Ocello flew out to center, two outs.

Cipolla struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-2 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Robson struck out swinging. That’s the first time he hasn’t reached base this year, one out.

Garner doubled to the wall in left. He’s now 3-for-3 today.

Henderson flew out to right, two outs.

Collins flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-2 MSU

TOP 6TH

Perry reached on a fielding error by Rea. The scoreboard says two errors but the Bulldogs have three today including two by Rea.

St. Clair bunted Perry to second, one out.

Perry took third on a wild pitch.

Sandoval grounded out to first, two outs.

RHP Will Cox in to pitch for MSU.

Indeglia grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-3 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

RHP George Capen in to pitch for Holy Cross.

Britton grounded out to second, one out.

Vickerson reached on an infield single to second.

Detz struck out swinging, two outs.

Rea flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-3 MSU

Top 7th

Lovullo walked.

Barry attempts a two-strike bunt and fouls it off, one out.

Ocello singled through the right side, Lovullo advanced to second.

Cipolla flew out to center, two outs.

Both runners move into scoring position on a wild pitch.

Perry grounded out to the pitcher. Cox’s quick reflexes prevent Holy Cross from taking the lead on the comebacker up the middle, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-3 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Pirtle grounded out to short, one out.

Robson struck out looking, two outs.

Garner singled down the third baseline. He’s now 4 for 4 today. I also talked to him Thursday for an upcoming feature story so you can look forward to him.

Henderson doubled down the third baseline, Garner advanced to third.

Collins doubled down the third baseline plating Garner and Henderson, RBI. That was Collins’ first hit and RBIs.

Britton grounded out to second, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-3 MSU

TOP 8TH

St. Clair struck out swinging, one out.

Sandoval struck out swinging, two outs.

Critelli struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-3 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

RHP Sean Gustin in to pitch for Holy Cross.

Vickerson flew out to center, one out.

Detz walked. He does that a lot.

Rea connects with his second big fly of the day. This one was a no doubter into the Left Field Lounge, 2 RBI.

Pirtle singled to left. He’s now had a hit in every game this year.

Robson grounds into a 4-6-3 double play, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

8-3 MSU

TOP 9TH

Indeglia walked.

Lovullo flew out to right. Sensational diving grab out there by Henderson, one out.

Barry struck out looking, two outs.

Ocello reached on an infield single to short, Indeglia advanced to second.

Cipolla reached on a throwing error by Detz, Indeglia scored. Ocello advanced to third.

Perry grounded out to first, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 8, HOLY CROSS 4

Hits: MSU 11; HC 10

Errors: MSU 3; HC 1

WP: Trevor Fitts (2-0) 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 5 K, 1 BB

LP: Phil Reese (0-1) 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 K, 3 BB

S: Will Cox (1) 3.1 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 5 K, 2 BB

Leading Hitters: MSU – Daniel Garner 4-4, 2B, Wes Rea 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, Gavin Collins 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, Demarcus Henderson 1-3, 2B; HC –  Evan Ocello 4-5, 2B, Brandon Cipolla 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, Anthony Critelli 1-4, 2B, RBI

Attendance: N/A

 

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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