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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

I’ve arrived at the ballpark for tonight’s game against Southern Illinois. Although this is Mississippi State’s first baseball game against the Salukis, it is not my first time covering them. They played Ole Miss back when I was covering the Rebels baseball team early on in my career. I’ll be leaving early in the morning to join my partner Parrish in Atlanta for the SEC Basketball Tournament and depending on how basketball goes, I might be in Athens for SEC baseball opening weekend.

Tonight MSU is wearing maroon hats, white vests with maroon undershirts and white pants while SIU is clad in black hats, maroon jerseys and grey pants.

Starting lineups:

Southern Illinois: 8-6

SS- Jake Welch, L/R, Sr., .250, 5 RBI, 5 SB

3B- Ryan Sabo, R/R, Fr., .333

C- Matt Jones, R/R, Sr., .241, 7 RBI

1B- Ryan Casillas, R/R, Sr., .278, 2 HR, 11 RBI

DH- Cody Daily, R/R, Sr., .318, HR, 4 RBI

RF- Donny Duschinsky, R/R, Sr., .222, 3 HR, 11 RBI

CF- Parker Osborne, R/R, Jr., .283, HR, 4 RBI, SB

LF- Tyler Rolland, L/R, Jr., 235

2B- Ryan Rosthenhausler, R/R, Sr., .219, 3 RBI

RHP Connor McFadden, R-Fr. (1-0) 6.97 ERA, 12 K, 13 BB

Mississippi State: 12-7

LF- Jake Vickerson, L/R, Jr., .308, 8 RBI, 6 SB

DH- Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .203, HR, 12 RBI, 2 SB

1B- Wes Rea, R/R, Jr., .292, 3 HR, 19 RBI

2B- Brett Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .307, 9 RBI, 3 SB

SS- Seth Heck, R/R, Jr., .324, 6 RBI, SB

CF- C.T. Bradford, L/L, .340, 10 RBI, 2 SB

RF- Demarcus Henderson, R/R, Sr., .316, 4 RBI, 6 SB

C- Zack Randolph, R/R, Jr., .312, 4 RBI, SB

3B- Matthew Britton, L/R, Jr., .133, RBI

RHP Preston Brown, So. (1-0) 1.12 ERA, 16 K, 10 BB

TOP 1ST

Welch walked.

Sabo grounded into a 5-4-3 double play. That’s the Bulldogs 19th double play of the season, which leads the SEC, two outs.

Jones grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Vickerson flew out to right, one out.

Detz grounded out to first, two outs.

Rea lined out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Casillas grounded out to short, one out.

The rain just started and the fans start to scurry upwards under the overhangs here.

Daily struck out swinging, two outs.

Duschinsky hit by pitch.

Osborne grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Pirtle struck out swinging, one out.

Heck grounded out to third, two outs.

Bradford gets the game’s first hit with a single through the right side.

Henderson struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 3RD

Rolland grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Rosthenhausl grounded out to third, two outs.

Welch struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 3RD

Randolph flew out to center, one out.

Britton walked.

Vickerson walked, Britton advanced to second.

Detz flew out to center, both runners tagged up into scoring position, two outs.

Rea walks to load the bases. He leads the SEC with 17 walks and is eighth nationally.

Pirtle sneaks a single through the right side scoring Britton and Vickerson, 2 RBI. Rea advanced to third.

Heck flew out to center, three outs.

2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Sabo grounded out to third, one out.

Jones grounded out to short. Nice scoop at first by Rea, two outs.

Casillas grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Bradford grounded out to second, one out.

Henderson reached on a bunt single. McFadden tried to field it but slipped and landed on his kiester.

Henderson stole second.

Randolph lined out to left, two outs.

Britton singled to left scoring Henderson, RBI.

Britton advanced to third on a two-base throwing error by Jones after a pickoff attempt.

Vickerson walked.

RHP Matt Murphy in to pitch for SIU.

Detz grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 5TH

Daily grounded out to third, one out.

Duschinsky grounded out to third, two outs.

Osborne grounded out to second. Great job there by Pirtle going into the hole, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Rea singled up the middle.

Pirtle flew out to right. A heck of a diving grab out there by Duschinsky to rob Pirtle of a gapper, one out.

Heck struck out looking, two outs.

Bradford grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 6TH

Rolland grounded out to short, one out.

Rosthenhausl struck out swinging, two outs.

Welch breaks up the no-no with a single through the right side.

Sabo struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

RHP Austin McPheron in to pitch for SIU. He’s a big boy at 6-4, 250.

Henderson reached on an infield chopper over the mound.

Henderson stole second.

Randolph grounded out to second, Henderson advanced to third, one out.

Britton struck out looking, two outs.

Vickerson failed on a drag bunt attempt grounding out to first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 7TH

Jones struck out swinging, one out.

Casillas singled up the middle.

Daily singled up the middle, Casillas advanced to second.

Duschinsky struck out swinging, two outs.

Osborne grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-0 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Lee Weld in to pitch for SIU.

Detz flew out to left, one out.

Rea singled through the right side.

Pirtle hit by pitch, Rea advanced to second.

Heck grounded into a 4-6-3 double play, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 8TH

Rolland grounded out to second. Excellent play by Pirtle there, one out.

Rosthenhausl grounded out to short, two outs.

Welch singled to left.

Sabo lined a shot off Brown’s glove for a 1-2-3 groundout, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

LHP Tyler Dray in to pitch for SIU.

Bradford flew out to center, one out.

Henderson fouled out to first, two outs.

Randolph grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 9TH

RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch for MSU.

Jones reached on an infield single to second.

Casillas lined out to center, one out.

Daily struck out swinging, two outs.

Duschinsky grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 3, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 0

Hits: MSU 7, SIU 5

Errors: MSU 0, SIU 1

WP: Preston Brown (2-0) 8 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 6 K, 1 BB

LP: Connor McFadden (1-1) 3.2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 K, 4 BB

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

Leading hitters: MSU – Wes Rea 2-3, Demarcus Henderson 2-4; SIU – Jake Welch 2-3

Attendance: 6,769

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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