Live from Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

I apologize for not having the live updates the past two days but spring football has occupied a lot of my time during the game. Today I’ll be distracted writing a WNIT preview for tomorrow’s game against Southern Miss. We just spoke with Vic Schaefer, Savannah Carter and Martha Alwal just a few minutes ago. I’ll have more from them later as well but I’ll do my best to update this game since it’s not televised.

It turned much cooler overnight with the rain coming in. I for one didn’t pay attention and wore short sleeves like a dummy. Mississippi State is wearing maroon hats, maroon “Mississippi State” jerseys and white pants with maroon pinstripes while Vandy is wearing black hats, yellow jerseys and white pants.

Starting lineups:

Vanderbilt (19-5, 2-3)

DH Ro Coleman, S/R, Fr., .170, HR, 4 RBI, SB

3B Xavier Turner, R/R, So., .292, 12 RBI, 7 SB

2B Dansby Swanson, R/R, So., .323, HR, 10 RBI, 11 SB

LF Bryan Reynolds, S/R, Fr., .337, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 2 SB

1B Zander Wiel, R/R, R-So., .321, HR, 15 RBI, 6 SB

SS Vince Conde, R/R, Jr., .324, HR, 15 RBI, 3 SB

RF Rhett Wiseman, L/R, So., .279, 11 RBI, 2 SB

C Jason Delay, R/R, Fr., .292, 3 RBI

CF Nolan Rogers, L/R, .260, 10 RBI, 2 SB

RHP Tyler Ferguson, So. (3-0, 1.63 ERA, 25 K, 8 BB)

Mississippi State: (17-8, 4-1)

LF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Jr., .258, 8 RBI, 6 SB

DH Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .234, HR, 15 RBI, 3 SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Jr., .299, 3 HR, 23 RBI

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .316, 13 RBI, 3 SB

SS Seth Heck, R/R, Jr., .315, 12 RBI, 2 SB

RF Cody Brown, L/R, R-Fr., .267, 6 RBI, 2 SB

CF Derrick Armstrong, R/R, Sr., .279, 7 RBI, 8 SB

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, Jr., .192, 6 RBI

C Gavin Collins, R/R, Fr., .207, 3 RBI

RHP Trevor Fitts, Jr, (2-0, 3.55 ERA, 31 K, 5 BB)

TOP 1ST

Coleman grounded out to second, one out.

Turner flew out to right, two outs.

Swanson singled to right.

Reynolds popped out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Vickerson walked.

Detz grounded out to second, Vickerson advanced to second, one out.

Rea lined out to center, Vickerson tagged up to third.

Pirtle gets robbed of an RBI single by a sensational over the shoulder catch is no-man’s land in left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Wiel grounded out to third, one out.

Conde struck out swinging, two outs.

Wiseman struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Heck struck out looking, one out.

Brown struck out looking, two outs.

Armstrong grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 3RD

Delay flew out to left, one out.

Rogers struck out looking, two outs.

Coleman walked.

Turner singled to center, Coleman advanced to second.

Swanson grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 3RD

Britton popped out to second, one out.

Collins singled to left for State’s first hit.

Vickerson popped out to right, two outs.

Detz popped out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 4TH

Reynolds singled to center.

Wiel struck out swinging, Reynolds caught stealing second. That’s the seventh base thief Collins has gunned down which leads the SEC, two outs.

Conde struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 4TH

Rea lined out to center, one out.

Pirtle hit by pitch.

Heck lined into a 5-3 double play. Pirtle was running on the pitch and Heck smashed a liner down the third base line but Turner made a diving stab to make the play, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 5TH

Wiseman grounded out to short, one out.

Delay flew out to right, two outs.

Rogers lined out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 5TH

Brown grounded out to second, one out.

Armstrong lined out to first, two outs.

Britton struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 6TH

Coleman tried unsuccessfully to bunt his way on, one out

Turner popped out to right, two outs.

Swanson popped out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 6TH

Collins doubled to left. He’s got both of State’s hits today.

Vickerson bunted Collins to third, one out.

Detz grounded to first, Collins caught in a run down and tagged out. Detz advanced to second, two outs.

Rea grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 7TH

Reynolds singled to right.

Reynolds took second on a called strike that was ruled a wild pitch. I rest my case on the scoring at Dudy Noble Field.

Wiel singled to right, Reynolds advanced to third.

Conde struck out swinging. That’s the hat trick for the SEC Hitter of the Week, one out.

LHP Jacob Lindgren in to pitch for MSU.

Wiseman squeezes in Reynolds, RBI. Lindgren fielded the ball, slipped and one-hopped the throw to the plate, Wiel advanced to second, Wiseman to first.

Lindgren has Wiel picked off but Pirtle drops the ball and Wiel gets to third.

Delay struck out swinging, two outs.

Kyle Smith pinch hitting for Rogers. Smith grounded to second, Wiseman forced out at second, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-0 VU

BOTTOM 7TH

John Norwood now in center for VU.

Pirtle walked.

RHP Carson Fulmer in to pitch for VU.

Heck popped out to second, one out.

Brown struck out looking on a 97 MPH fastball, two outs.

Armstrong with a check-swing groundout to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 VU

TOP 8TH

Heck boots one at short but it’s ruled an infield single for Coleman.

Coleman stole second.

Turner reached on a true infield single to short, Coleman advanced to third.

Swanson struck out looking, one out.

Reynolds struck out swinging, two outs.

Wiel reached on a throwing error by Heck, Coleman scored. Turner advanced to third and Wiel to second.

A wild pitch scores Turner, Wiel advanced to third.

Conde walked.

Wiseman grounded out to second, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

3-0 VU

BOTTOM 8TH

Britton walked.

Collins struck out looking on a 3-2 pitch down the middle, Britton stole second, one out.

Britton took third on a wild pitch.

Vickerson with a sacrifice fly to center scoring Britton, RBI, two outs.

Detz gets the Bulldogs third hit with a single to left.

Rea grounded out to third, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 VU

TOP 9TH

RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch, Zach Randolph in to pitch for MSU.

Delay struck out looking, one out.

Norwood reached on what should’ve been a throwing error on Pirtle but ruled an infield hit.

Norwood stole second, two outs.

Coleman singled to left, Norwood advanced to third.

Turner reached on a fielding error by Britton, Norwood scored. Coleman advanced to third.

Swanson reached on a fielder’s choice, Coleman scored, RBI. Turner forced out at second, two outs.

Reynolds singled to right, Swanson advanced to second.

Wiel hit by pitch to load the bases.

RHP Ben Bracewell in to pitch for MSU inheriting a 1-2 count on Conde. Bracwell uncorks a wild pitch but the Bulldogs get the out at the plate, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

5-1 VU

BOTTOM 9TH

Pirtle struck out swinging, one out.

Heck popped out to short, two outs.

Jacob Robson pinch hitting for Brown. Robson struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: VANDERBILT 5, MISSISSIPPI STATE 1

Hits: VU 10, MSU 3

Errors: VU 0, MSU 2

WP: Tyler Ferguson (4-0) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 K, 2 BB

LP: Trevor Fitts (2-1) 6.1 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 6 K, 1 BB

S: Carson Fullmer (7) 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 4 K, 1 BB

Leading hitters: VU – Bryan Reynolds 3-5, Ro Coleman 2-4, Xavier Turner 2-5, RBI; MSU – Gavin Collins 2-3, 2B

Attendance: 7,252

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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