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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

The showers appear to have cleared out enough to get tonight’s game between Mississippi State and Tennessee in. The Bulldogs will try and keep its three-game winning streak going tonight in a non-televised contest. MSU will be wearing maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and white pants while the Vols are clad in black hats with orange bills and grey uniforms. The crowd is pretty scarce tonight. I’ll have my eye on the NFL Draft as well tonight and will let you know if any Bulldogs are taken.

Starting Lineups:

Tennessee: 28-18, 10-14

2B Will Maddox, L/R, Jr., .310, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 19 SB

SS A.J. Simcox, R/R, So., .293, 9 RBI, 10 SB

LF Christin Stewart, L/R, So., .343, 4 HR, 37 RBI, 4 SB

DH Nick Senzel, R/R, Fr., .327, HR, 34 RBI, 13 SB

CF Vincent Jackson, L/L, So., .234, 2 HR, 25 RBI, 6 SB

3B Taylor Smart, R/R, Sr., .274, HR, 22 RBI, 6 SB

1B Nathaniel Maggio, L/R, Fr., .226, 15 RBI, 4 SB

C Tyler Schultz, L/R, Jr., .250, 7 RBI

RF Derek Lance, R/R, So., .308, 2 HR, 15 RBI

RHP Hunter Martin, Fr. (3-3) 2.85 ERA, 31 K, 17 BB

Mississippi State: 31-18, 14-10

CF C.T. Bradford, L/L, Sr., .277, HR, 26 RBI, 2 SB

1B Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .236, 3 HR, 34 RBI, 4 SB

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .346, HR, 22 RBI, 4 SB

SS Seth Heck, R/R, Jr., .275, 19 RBI, 4 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, Fr., .315, HR, 15 RBI

RF Cody Brown, L/R, R-Fr., .280, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 5 SB

DH Jake Vickerson, L/R, Jr., .255, 10 RBI, 7 SB

LF Derrick Armstrong, R/R, Sr., .289, 11 RBI, 13 SB

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, Jr., .244, 10 RBI, 5 SB

RHP Trevor Fitts, Jr. (4-2) 2.62 ERA, 52 K, 8 BB

TOP 1ST

Fitts’ first pitch is a check swing strike.

Maddox thought he had a walk and flipped the bat. The problem was that pitch was just ball three. Maddox struck out swinging, one out.

Simcox popped out to center, two outs.

Stewart flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Bradford grounded out to first, one out.

Detz singled up the middle.

Pirtle’s streak of reaching base in 55 straight SEC games gets extended in a painful way as he’s hit by a pitch. Detz advanced to second.

Heck grounded to short, Pirtle forced out at second and Heck was able to leg out the fielder’s choice at first. Detz tried to score from second and was gunned down at the plate, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Senzel singled to center.

Basketball Hall of Famer Bailey Howell taking in some baseball tonight.

Jackson fouled out to first, one out.

Senzel caught stealing second, two outs.

Smart reached on a bunt single.

Maggio hit by pitch, Smart advanced to second.

Schultz grounded to short, Maggio forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Collins popped out to left, one out.

Brown grounded out to the pitcher, two outs.

Vickerson grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 3RD

Lance flew out to center, one out.

Maddox flew out to left, two outs.

Simcox popped out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 3RD

Armstrong struck out swinging, one out.

Britton struck out swinging, two outs.

Bradford fouled out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 4TH

Stewart doubled to the gap in right-center.

Senzel awarded first on catcher’s interference.

Jackson bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

Smart walked to load the bases.

Maggio singled through the right side scoring Stewart and Senzel, two RBI. Smart advanced to third.

LHP Jacob Lindgren in to pitch, Zack Randolph in to catch for MSU.

Lindgren’s first pitch goes to the backstop and Smart scored. Maggio took second on the wild pitch.

Schultz walked.

Maggio and Schultz move into scoring position on a wild pitch.

Lance struck out swinging, two outs.

Lindgren’s third wild pitch scores Maggio, Schultz advanced to third.

Maddox grounded out to second, three outs.

4 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-0 UT

BOTTOM 4TH

Detz flew out to center, one out.

Pirtle grounded out to second, two outs.

Heck walked.

Heck stole second.

Randolph struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-0 UT

TOP 5TH

RHP Ben Bracewell in to pitch for MSU.

Simcox grounded out to second, one out.

Stewart singled to right.

Senzel grounded out to the pitcher. Very athletic play that time by Bracewell coming off the mound, spinning and throwing to get the out. Stewart advanced to second, two outs.

Jackson grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-0 UT

BOTTOM 5TH

Brown singled through the right side.

Vickerson struck out swinging, one out.

Armstrong lined out to center, diving grab by Jackson, two outs.

Britton flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-0 UT

TOP 6TH

Smart singled up the middle.

Maggio struck out swinging, Smart stole second, one out.

Schultz struck out swinging, two outs.

Lance grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-0 UT

BOTTOM 6TH

Bradford singled to right.

Detz flew out to left, one out.

Pirtle singled through the right side on a hit-and-run, Bradford advanced to third.

Heck singled to left scoring Bradford, RBI. Pirtle advanced to second. That hit extended his hitting streak to 10-games.

Randolph swung through a hit-and-run and Pirtle is thrown out at third. Heck took second, two outs.

Randolph struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-1 UT

TOP 7TH

Cody Walker now catching for MSU.

Maddox struck out looking and was not pleased about the call by home plate ump David Savage, one out.

Simcox lined out to first, two outs.

Stewart struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-1 UT

BOTTOM 7TH

Brown singled to right.

Vickerson popped out to third, one out.

Armstrong walked, Brown advanced to second.

LHP Andy Cox in to pitch for UT.

Reid Humphreys pinch hitting for Britton. Humphreys struck out swinging, two outs.

Bradford singled to left scoring Brown, RBI. Armstrong advanced to second.

Detz grounded to short, Bradford forced out to second, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-2 UT

TOP 8TH

Detz moves over to third base, Wes Rea enters the game at first for MSU.

Senzel grounded out to third, one out.

Jackson struck out looking, two outs.

Smart walked.

Maggio singled up the middle, Smart advanced to second.

Schultz flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-2 UT

BOTTOM 8TH

Pirtle walked.

Heck walked, Pirtle advanced to second. That’s eight straight balls for Cox.

RHP Andrew Lee in to pitch for UT.

Walker reached on a bunt single to load the bases.

Brown struck out swinging, one out.

Gabe Jackson was just selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round (81st overall).

Vickerson struck out swinging on a check swing tip into the catcher’s mitt, two outs.

Armstrong struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

4-2 UT

TOP 9TH

Lance popped out to center, one out.

Maddox walked.

Maddox stole second.

Simcox lined into a 4-6 double play. Pirtle made a great leaping snag to save a run there, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-2 UT

BOTTOM 9TH

Rea struck out looking, one out.

Bradford singled up the middle.

Detz singled up the middle, Bradford advanced to second.

Pirtle walked to load the bases.

Heck popped out to first, two outs.

Walker flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

FINAL: TENNESSEE 4, MISSISSIPPI STATE 2

Hits: UT 7, MSU 10

Errors: UT 0, MSU 1

WP: Hunter Martin (4-3) 6.1 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 5 K, 2 BB

LP: Trevor Fitts (4-3) 3.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 K, 1 BB

S: Andrew Lee (3) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 K, 1 BB

Leading Hitters: UT – Taylor Smart 2-2, Nathaniel Maggio 2-3, 2 RBI, Christin Stewart 2-4, 2B; MSU – C.T. Bradford 3-5, RBI, Cody Brown 2-4, Alex Detz 2-5

Attendance: 6,729

 

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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