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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

It’s a beautiful afternoon for baseball here in Starkville and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Today’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Mississippi State is wearing maroon hats with pink lettering, white jerseys with pink and maroon lettering and white pants. Tennessee is clad in black hats with a pink bill and lettering and grey uniforms. It’s the rubber match of the weekend series.

Starting Lineups:

Tennessee: 29-19, 11-15

2B Will Maddox, L/R, Jr., .297, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 20 SB

SS A.J. Simcox, R/R, So., .278, 9 RBI, 10 SB

LF Christin Stewart, L/R, So., .340, 4 HR, 37 RBI, 5 SB

DH Nick Senzel, R/R, Fr., .318, HR, 34 RBI, 13 SB

CF Vincent Jackson, L/L, So., .227, 2 HR, 25 RBI,  SB

3B Taylor Smart, R/R, Sr., .280, HR, 22 RBI, 7 SB

1B Nathaniel Maggio, L/R, Fr., .234, 17 RBI, 4 SB

C Tyler Schultz, L/R, Jr., .238, 7 RBI

RF Derek Lance, R/R, So., .305, 2 HR, 15 RBI, SB

LHP Andy Cox (4-1) 1.85 ERA, 54 K, 26 BB

Mississippi State: 32-19, 15-11

SS Seth Heck, R/R, Jr., .280, 21 RBI, 5 SB

3B Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .242, 3 HR, 34 RBI, 4 SB

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .351, HR, 22 RBI, 4 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, Fr., .320, HR, 15 RBI

CF C.T. Bradford, L/L, Sr., .289, HR, 27 RBI, 2 SB

DH Reid Humphreys, R/R, Fr., .283, 1 HR, 8 RBI

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Jr., .258, 3 HR, 32 RBI

RF Demarcus Henderson, R/R, Sr., .274, 7 RBI, 10 SB

LF Derrick Armstrong, R/R, Jr., .277, 11 RBI, 13 SB

RHP Preston Brown, So. (4-1) 2.28 ERA, 31 K, 15 BB

TOP 1ST

Maddox legs out an infield single to short.

Maddox stole second.

Simcox grounded out to second, Maddox advanced to third, one out.

Stewart hit by pitch.

Stewart stole second and Collins’ throw sails into centerfield allowing Maddox to score and Stewart to go to third.

Senzel grounded out to third, Stewart scored, RBI.

Jackson struck out looking, three outs.

2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB

2-0 UT

BOTTOM 1ST

Heck walked.

Detz struck out swinging, one out.

Pirtle popped out to center, two outs.

Collins popped up to second but Maddox missed it and made a weak throw home and Heck was able to score, RBI.

Bradford grounded out to first, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 UT

TOP 2ND

Smart homered into the lounge in left. It’s his second jack of the season, RBI.

Maggio singled to left.

LHP Lucas Laster in to pitch, Cody Walker in to catch for MSU.

Schultz attempted a sacrifice bunt but Laster fielded and got the force out at second, one out.

Lance grounded out to third, Schultz advanced to second, two outs.

Maddox struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 UT

BOTTOM 2ND

Humphreys flew out to left, one out.

Rea popped out to right, two outs.

Henderson walked.

Armstrong struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 UT

TOP 3RD

Simcox grounded out to short. Dave Serrano out to argue with first base ump Brian Martin and rightly so. Simcox was safe, one out.

Stewart walked.

Senzel flew out to right. Henderson tried to double off Stewart at first and it was close. John Cohen came out to argue with second base ump David Savage, two outs.

Jackson struck out looking again, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-1 UT

BOTTOM 3RD

Heck walked again.

On a pickoff attempt, Maggio shoved Heck off the base which upset first base coach Jake Wells. Good job by the first base ump breaking that up before it escaladed.

Detz struck out swinging again, one out.

Pirtle walked, Heck advanced to second.

Walker struck out on a check swing, two outs.

Bradford grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-1 UT

TOP 4TH

Smart flew out to right, one outs.

Maggio struck out looking, two outs.

Schultz walked.

Lance struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 UT

BOTTOM 4TH

Humphreys struck out looking, one out.

Rea struck out swinging, two outs.

Henderson struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-1 UT

TOP 5TH

Maddox lined out to center, one out.

Simcox lined out to third. Britton climbed the ladder on that one, two outs.

Stewart doubled into the right field corner.

Senzel grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 UT

BOTTOM 5TH

Armstrong reached on an infield single to second. Maddox fielded it rolling right and tossed it to Simcox who made the throw to first and nearly got Armstrong. Would’ve been an amazing play.

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

Detz doubled to the wall in right.

Pirtle struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 UT

TOP 6TH

Jackson singled to right.

Smart bunted Jackson to second, one out.

Maggio grounded out to second, Jackson advanced to third, two outs.

Schultz grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 UT

BOTTOM 6TH

Walker did what his name suggests.

Bradford lined out to left, one out.

Humphreys flew out to center, two outs.

Rea ties the game with a two-run homer to left on the first pitch. He retakes the team lead with four.

Henderson struck out looking, three outs.

2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

TOP 7TH

Lance struck out swinging, one out.

Maddox grounded out to first, two outs.

Simcox singled through the left side.

LHP Jacob Lindgren in to pitch for MSU.

Stewart struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Peter Lenstrohm in to pitch for UT.

Cody Brown pinch hitting for Armstrong. Brown grounded out to third. Nice job by Smart to handle the hot shot, one out.

Heck singled past a diving Simcox at short.

Detz popped out to center, two outs.

Pirtle grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-3

TOP 8TH

Pierce Bily pinch hitting for Senzel. Bily grounded out to short, one out.

Jackson grounded out to second. Pirtle with yet another web gem, two outs.

Smart struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 8TH

Walker struck out swinging, one out.

Bradford reached on an infield single to second.

Jake Vickerson pinch hitting for Humphreys.

Bradford caught stealing second on a pitch out, two outs.

Vickerson grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

TOP 9TH

Maggio struck out swinging, one out.

Schultz struck out swinging but reached first on the wild pitch.

Johnny Youngblood pinch running for Shultz.

Lance popped out to center, two outs.

Maddox singled to center, Youngblood advanced to third.

Simcox struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 9TH

RHP Andrew Lee in to pitch for UT, David Houser in to catch.

Rea struck out swinging, one out.

Henderson grounded out to short, two outs.

Brown fouled out to the catcher, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

TOP 10TH

Stewart grounded out to first, one out.

Bily struck out swinging, two outs.

Jackson grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 10TH

Heck struck out swinging, one out.

Detz grounded out to first, two outs.

Pirtle grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

TOP 11TH

Smart reached on an infield single to short.

Parker Wormsley pinch hitting for Maggio. Wormsley fouled off two bunt attempts then struck out swinging, one out.

Houser struck out swinging, two outs.

Smart took second on a wild pitch.

Lance grounded out to short. A scoop at first by Rea saves an error, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 11TH

The dugout has put their jerseys on backwards.

Walker popped out to right, one out.

Bradford grounded out to first, two outs.

Daniel Garner pinch hitting for Vickerson. First pitch Garner sees he sends into left-center for a double.

Matthew Britton pinch running for Garner.

Rea popped out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-3

TOP 12TH

This is now the longest State game of the season.

Maddox grounded out to second, one out.

Simcox grounded out to short, two outs.

Stewart singled up the middle.

Bily tried unsuccessfully to bunt his way on, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 12TH

Henderson reached on a throwing error by Simcox.

Brown laid down a sacrifice bunt but Smart threw it away at first allowing both runners to move into scoring position.

Heck intentionally walked to load the bases.

Detz hits a shallow fly to center, one out.

Pirtle reached on a fielder’s choice, Henderson forced out at the plate, two outs.

Walker walks and the winning run comes in, RBI.

1 R, 0 H, 2 E, 3 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 4, TENNESSEE 3 (12 INNINGS)

Hits: MSU 7, UT 9

Errors: MSU 1, UT 2

WP: Jacob Lindgren (4-1) 5.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 8 K, 0 BB

LP: Andrew Lee (4-3) 3.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 K, 2 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Wes Rea 1-5, HR, 2 RBI, Daniel Garner 1-1, 2B, Alex Detz 1-6, 2B; UT – Taylor Smart 2-4, HR, RBI, Christin Stewart 2-4, 2B, Will Maddox 2-6

Attendance: 6,694

 

 

 

 

 

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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