Live from Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

It’s close to a summer type atmosphere at the ball park today with warm temps and blue skies. The rubber game is televised on FSN. Mississippi State is wearing camo hats and white “Mississippi State” uniforms while Texas A&M is clad in maroon hats and jerseys and white pants. It’s military appreciation day which explains the camo hats.

Starting lineups:

Texas A&M: 26-18, 9-11

3B Blake Allemand, S/R, Jr., .299, 18 RBI, 2 SB

DH Patrick McLendon, R/R, Jr., .308, HR, 15 RBI, SB

1B Cole Lankford, L/R, Jr., .337, 4 HR, 35 RBI, 3 SB

RF Nick Banks, L/L, Fr., .326, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 4 SB

C Troy Stein, R/R, Sr., .278, 16 RBI, 4 SB

2B Ryne Birk, L/R, Fr., .295, 2 HR, 12 RBI

SS Logan Taylor, R/R, So., .270, HR, 21 RBI, 3 SB

LF Jace Statum, L/L, Sr., .286, 13 RBI, 7 SB

CF Krey Bratsen, R/R, Sr., .270, 8 RBI, 15 SB

RHP Grayson Long, So. (5-1) 2.44 ERA, 42 K, 16 BB

Mississippi State: 28-16, 11-9

RF Cody Brown, L/R, R-Fr., .288, HR, 11 RBI, 5 SB

DH Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .233, 2 HR, 29 RBI, 4 SB

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .347, HR, 19 RBI, 4 SB

SS Seth Heck, R/R, Jr., .271, 19 RBI, 2 SB

CF C.T. Bradford, L/L, Sr., .274, 21 RBI, 2 SB

LF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Jr., .254, 10 RBI, 7 SB

C Zack Randolph, R/R, Jr., .259, 10 RBI, 2 SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Jr., .257, 3 HR, 30 RBI

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, Jr., .222,  6 RBI, 5 SB

RHP Preston Brown, So., (3-1) 1.95 ERA, 29 K, 13 BB

The family of the late Scott Tanksley was recognized before the game and his son Levi threw out today’s first pitch. Tanksley is a former MSU pitcher and Dallas fireman who was killed in the line of duty a few months ago.

Members of each branch of the military were recognized before the contest including former Bulldog defensive end Tim Bailey.

TOP 1ST

Preston Brown’s first pitch is a ball.

Allemand singled to left.

McClendon walked, Allemand advanced to second.

Lankford struck out swinging, one out.

Banks’ chopper up the middle could’ve been an inning-ending double play but ended up being an RBI single scoring Allemand. McClendon advanced to second.

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

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 A&M

BOTTOM 1ST

Cody Brown lined out to second, one out.

Detz struck out swinging, two outs.

Pirtle singled to right extending his hitting streak to 14 games.

Heck singled to center, good base running by Pirtle to go first to third on the play.

Bradford grounded to short, Heck forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-0 A&M

TOP 2ND

Birk singled to right past a diving Pirtle.

Taylor singled up the middle, Birk advanced to second.

Statum bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

RHP Ben Bracewell in to pitch for MSU.

Bratsen grounded out to short, two outs.

Allemand walks on a close 3-2 pitch to load the bases.

McClendon singled up the middle scoring Birk and Taylor, 2 RBI. Allemand advanced to second.

Lankford grounded to short, McClendon forced out at second, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-0 A&M

 

BOTTOM 2ND

Vickerson flew out to center, one out.

John Cohen came out to argue with home plate ump Tony Walsh about something. Not sure what that was all about.

Randolph singled through the six hole.

Rea singled to left, Randolph advanced to second.

Britton also singles through the left side the bases.

Cody Brown struck out swinging but Randolph scored as the ball got past the catcher. Rea and Britton moved up into scoring position, two outs.

Detz singled to right scoring Rea and Britton, 2 RBI.

Pirtle reached on an infield single to third, Detz advanced to second.

Heck walked to load the bases.

Bradford flew out to left, three outs.

3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

3-3

TOP 3RD

Banks grounded out to second, one out.

Stein singled to left.

Birk grounded into a 3-6-1 double play. Sweet play there to end the inning, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 3RD

Vickerson grounded out to first, one out.

Randolph flew out to left, two outs.

Rea popped out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

TOP4TH

Taylor struck out swinging, one out.

Statum flew out to center, two outs.

Bratsen singled up the middle.

Allemand singled up the middle, Bratsen advanced to second.

McClendon walked to load the bases.

Lankford rips a 3-2 pitch into right for a two-run single scoring Bratsen and Allemand. McClendon advanced to third.

RHP Brandon Woodruff in to pitch for MSU.

Banks struck out swinging, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-3 A&M

BOTTOM 4TH

Britton fouled out to left, one out.

Cody Brown flew out to center, two outs.

Detz flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-3 A&M

TOP 5TH

Stein struck out swinging, one out.

Birk reached on a fielding error by Rea.

Taylor doubled down the third baseline past Britton’s glove, Birk advanced to third.

LHP Jacob Lindgren in to pitch for MSU inheriting a 0-2 count on Statum. Statum struck out on a check swing, two outs.

Bratsen struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

5-3 A&M

BOTTOM 5TH

Pirtle lined out to left, one out.

Heck fouled out to third, two outs.

Bradford grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, LOB

5-3 A&M

TOP 6TH

Allemand struck out swinging, one out.

McClendon walked.

Lankford lined out to right, two outs.

Banks hit by pitch, McClendon advanced to second.

Stein struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-3 A&M

BOTTOM 6TH

Vickerson singled to left.

Vickerson took second on a passed ball.

Randolph singled to right, Vickerson advanced to third.

Rea singled to right scoring Vickerson, RBI. Randolph advanced to second.

LHP A.J. Minter in to pitch for A&M inheriting a 1-2 count on Britton. Britton struck out swinging, one out.

Derrick Armstrong pinch hitting for Cody Brown. Armstrong struck out swinging as well, two outs.

Detz walked to load the bases.

Pirtle lined out to short, three outs.

1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

5-4 A&M

TOP 7TH

Vickerson moves to right field, Armstrong in left for MSU.

Birk walked.

Taylor struck out looking, Birk stole second, one out.

Statum struck out looking, two outs.

Bratsen struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-4 A&M

BOTTOM 7TH

Heck singled through the left side.

Heck stole second.

Bradford bunted Heck to third, one out.

Gavin Collins pinch hitting for Vickerson.

RHP Corey Ray in to pitch for A&M.

Collins popped out to short, two outs.

Randolph grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-4 A&M

TOP 8TH

RHP Jonathan Holder in to pitch, Demarcus Henderson in right for MSU.

Allemand singled to left.

Allemand stole second.

McClendon struck out swinging, one out.

Lankford popped out to left, two outs.

Banks singled through the right side scoring Allemand, RBI. Banks advanced to second on the throw to the plate.

Stein grounded out to first, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-4 A&M

BOTTOM 8TH

Rea singled up the middle.

Britton grounded out to first, Rea advanced to second, one out.

Armstrong grounded out to short, two outs.

Detz grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-4 A&M

TOP 9TH

Birk walked.

Birk stole second, Randolph’s throw didn’t even make it to the mound before it bounced.

Taylor gets the hat trick, one out.

Statum grounded out to second, Birk advanced to third, two outs.

Bratsen grounded out to third. Great play by Rea coming off the bag to get the tag in time, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-4 A&M

BOTTOM 9TH

LHP Tyl Schlottmann in to pitch for A&M.

Pirtle grounded out to second, one out.

Heck grounded out to short, two outs.

Bradford singled up the middle.

Henderson grounded to short, Bradford forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: TEXAS A&M 6, MISSISSIPPI STATE 4

Hits: A&M 12, MSU 13

Errors: A&M 0, MSU 1

WP: Grayson Long (6-1) 5 IP, 4 R, 10 H, 2 K, 1 BB

LP: Ben Bracewell (3-4) 2.1 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 K, 2 BB

S: Ty Schlottmann (2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: A&M – Blake Allemand 3-4, Nick Banks 2-4, 2 RBI, Logan Taylor 2-5, 2B; MSU – Wes Rea 3-4, Seth Heck 2-4, Zack Randolph 2-4, Brett Pirtle 2-5

Attendance: 8,611

 

 

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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