Live from Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

Welcome to Super Bulldog Weekend folks. We’ve already got a packed house here in the press box and we’re still an hour until first pitch. It’s a beautiful spring day here in Starkville so hopefully that weather will continue through the weekend. Tonight’s game will not be televised but you can stick with me through the duration and I’ll have updates every half-inning from the game. I doubt I will be able to have live updates tomorrow due to working on spring football stories. I’ve got my counterpart Parrish Alford here this weekend as well to help double team the baseball series.

The Bulldogs will be wearing maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and white pants while Ole Miss is clad in navy caps with red bills, red jerseys and white pants.

Starting lineups:

Ole Miss: 27-8, 7-5

LF Braxton Lee L/R, Jr., .291, 17 RBI, 17 SB

CF Auston Bousfield R/R, Jr., .333, 3 HR, 23 RBI, 12 SB

3B Austin Anderson L/R, Sr., .351, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 8 SB

C Will Allen R/R, Sr., .346, 5 HR, 38 RBI

DH Brantley Bell R/R, Fr., .338, 7 RBI, SB

1B Sikes Orvis L/R, Jr., .316, 7 HR, 24 RBI, SB

2B Preston Overbey R/R, Sr., .273, 2 HR, 15 RBI

SS Errol Robinson R/R, Fr., .292, 6 RBI, 3 SB

RF Will Jamison, L/L, Jr., .267, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 3 SB

RHP Chris Ellis, Jr.,  (4-0) 1.88 ERA, 33 K, 16 BB

Mississippi State: 21-13, 6-6

RF Jake Vickerson L/R, Jr, .265, 10 RBI, 7 SB

DH Alex Detz L/R, Sr., .215, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 4 SB

2B Brett Pirtle S/R, Sr., .320, 13 RBI, 3 SB

C Gavin Collins R/R, Fr., .306, 4 RBI

CF C.T. Bradford L/L, Sr., .312, 15 RBI, 2 SB

SS Seth Heck R/R, Jr., .230, 12 RBI, 2 SB

1B Wes Rea R/R, Jr., .246, 3 HR, 25 RBI

LF Derrick Armstrong R/R, Sr., .333, 10 RBI, 11 SB

3B Matthew Britton L/R, Jr., .125, 6 RBI, 2 SB

LHP Ross Mitchell, Jr. (5-2) 1.54 ERA, 28 K, 14 BB

TOP 1ST

Mitchell’s first pitch is a called strike. Lee struck out on a check swing, one out.

Bousfield doubled down the third baseline.

Anderson grounded out to first, Bousfield advanced to third, two outs.

Allen walked.

Bell singled through the six hole scoring Bousfield, RBI. Allen advanced to second.

Orvis singled to center scoring Allen, RBI. Bell advanced to third.

Overbey struck out swinging, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-0 UM

BOTTOM 1ST

Vickerson walked.

Detz grounded into a 3-6-3 double play, two outs.

Pirtle flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 UM

TOP 2ND

Robinson singled to right.

Jamison bunted Robinson to second, one out.

Lee doubled to right center scoring Robinson, RBI.

Bousfield flew out to right, two outs.

Anderson grounded out to second, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 UM

BOTTOM 2ND

Collins grounded out to third. Fine play there by Anderson, one out.

Bradford grounded out to first, two outs.

Heck singled to left for the Bulldogs first knock of the night.

Rea popped out to left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 UM

TOP 3RD

Allen struck out swinging, one out.

Bell grounded out to third, two outs.

Orvis struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 UM

BOTTOM 3RD

Armstrong singled to right.

Britton chopped a single up the middle that ate up Robinson. Armstrong advanced to third.

Vickerson fouled out to the catcher, one out.

I spy Buffalo Bills running back Anthony Dixon.

Detz grounded out to short, Armstrong scored, RBI. Aggressive base running by Britton to slide into second just ahead to prevent an inning-ending double play, two outs.

Pirtle hit by pitch. He’s reached base in 42 straight SEC games.

Collins flew out to center, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 UM

TOP 4TH

Overbey singled up the middle.

Overbey awarded second on a balk. John Cohen out to argue.

Robinson singled to left, Overbey advanced to third.

Jamison grounded out to third, Overbey scored, RBI. Robinson advanced to second, one out.

Lee doubled to left scoring Robinson, RBI. That’s his second double tonight.

Bousfield grounded out to second, Lee advanced to third, two outs.

Anderson grounded out to first, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 UM

BOTTOM 4TH

Bradford reached on an infield single to second.

Heck struck out swinging, one out.

Rea has changed his walk-out music to Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places”. That’s my go-to song when I sing with my cousin’s band Trademark. Rea singled to left, Bradford advanced to second.

Armstrong lined out to right, two outs.

Britton reached on an infield single to second but Bradford was caught in a run down between third and home. Not sure what Bradford was doing there because nobody was covering home and he froze halfway to home, three outs.

0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-1 UM

TOP 5TH

Allen grounded out to third, one out.

Bell doubled to right. That’s their fourth double tonight.

Orvis flew out to the warning track in right, Bell tagged up to third, two outs.

Overbey grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 UM

BOTTOM 5TH

Vickerson singled off Ellis…literally.

Detz grounded out to second, Vickerson was in motion and made it safely to second, one out.

Pirtle hit by pitch for the second time tonight.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 UM

TOP 6TH

Robinson grounded out to third, one out.

Jamison singled to right.

Lee attempted to bunt Jamison to second but Mitchell made the play and got the force out at second, two outs.

Bousfield singled to right, Lee advanced to third. Bousfield took second on the throw to third that Heck dropped on the cutoff but no error given.

Anderson grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-1 UM

BOTTOM 6TH

Bradford flew out to center, one out.

Heck lined out to center, two outs.

Rea struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-1 UM

TOP 7TH

Allen grounded out to third, one out.

Bell walked.

Orvis struck out swinging, two outs.

Overbey flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 UM

BOTTOM 7TH

Armstrong legs out an infield single to short.

Britton lined out to center, one out.

Tonight’s crowd of 13,324 is the largest ever Friday night crowd and 7th largest ever to attend a college baseball game.

Vickerson grounded out to first, Armstrong advanced to second, two outs.

LHP Wyatt Short in to pitch for UM.

Armstrong swipes his team-leading 12th base.

Detz grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 UM

TOP 8TH

Robinson grounded out to short. Nice scoop by Rea at first, one out.

Jamison popped out to short, two outs.

Lee grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-1 UM

BOTTOM 8TH

Pirtle singled to left and was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double, one out.

Collins reached on a dropped pop up by Overbey.

Bradford struck out swinging, two outs.

Heck singled to right, Collins advanced to second.

Rea lined out to second, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

5-1 UM

TOP 9TH

Bousfield grounded out to short, one out.

Anderson grounded out to second, two outs.

Allen singled to left. Eight of Ole Miss’ nine hitters in the lineup now have at least one hit off Mitchell.

Bell hit by pitch, Allen advanced to second.

Orvis singled to right scoring Allen, RBI. Bell advanced to third.

RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch for MSU.

Overbey grounded out to third. Sensational play by Britton to make the diving stop and strong throw, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

6- 1 UM

TOP 9TH

Armstrong struck out swinging, one out.

Daniel Garner pinch hitting for Britton. Garner struck out swinging, two outs.

Reid Humphreys pinch hitting for Vickerson. Humphreys grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: OLE MISS 6, MISSISSIPPI STATE 1

Hits: UM 13, MSU 10

Errors: UM 1, MSU 0

WP: Chris Ellis (5-0) 6.2 IP, 1 R, 8 H, 2 K, 1 BB

LP: Ross Mitchell (5-3) 8.2 IP, 6 R, 13 H, 5 K, 2 BB

S: Wyatt Short (3) 2.1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: UM – Brantley Bell 2-3, 2B, RBI, Sykes Orvis 2-4, 2 RBI, Errol Robinson 2-4, Braxton Lee 2-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, Auston Bousfield 2-5, 2B; MSU – Matthew Britton 2-3, Derrick Armstrong 2-4, Seth Heck 2-4

Attendance: 13,224

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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