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Sewell-Thomas Stadium

Sewell-Thomas Stadium

Welcome to Sewell-Thomas Stadium on the campus of the University of Alabama. This feels like an old stomping ground of mine having attended a lot of games here during my high school years just down the road from this place. My high school coach was former Crimson Tide pitcher Mike Sodders. I like what they’ve done building the mound out in right field here and looks like a great place to watch the game from. Mississippi State is wearing its maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and grey pants while the Tide are clad in camo hats, camo jerseys and white pants. Tonight’s game is supposed to be available on ESPN3.com.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 33-19, 16-11

CF C.T. Bradford, L/L, Sr., .285, HR, 27 RBI, 2 SB

1B Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .239, 3 HR, 34 RBI, 4 SB

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .342, HR, 22 RBI, 4 SB

SS Seth Heck, R/R, Jr., .281, 21 RBI, 5 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, Fr., .327, HR, 16 RBI

RF Cody Brown, L/R, R-Fr., .277, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 5 SB

DH Reid Humphreys, R/R, Fr., .265, HR, 8 RBI

LF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Jr., .245, 10 RBI, 8 SB

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, Jr, .240, 10 RBI, 5 SB

RHP Trevor Fitts, Jr., (4-3) 2.62 ERA, 53 K, 9 BB

Alabama: 33-19, 14-12

SS Mikey White, R/R, So., .302, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 3 SB

CF Georgie Salme, L/R, So., .292, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 6 SB

RF Ben Moore, R/R, Jr., .314, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 8 SB

C Wade Wass, R/R, Jr, .305, 4 HR, 30 RBI, 2 SB

2B Kyle Overstreet, R/R, So., .286, 4 HR, 29 RBI

1B Austen Smith, R/R, Sr., .344, 6 HR, 36 RBI, 5 SB

LF Casey Hughston, L/R, Fr., .271, 4 HR, 22 RBI

DH Chance Vincent, R/R, So., .253, HR, 23 RBI, SB

3B Daniel Cucjen, R/R, So., .310, HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB

RHP Geoffrey Bramblett, Fr., (4-1) 3.71 ERA, 38 K, 15 BB

TOP 1ST

Bradford walked on four pitches.

It’s Bramblett’s six pitch before he gets one over for a strike.

Detz flew out to left, one out.

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

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

White grounded out to short, one out.

Salem popped out to short, two outs.

Moore flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Heck grounded out to short, one out.

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

Brown popped out to left, two outs.

Humphreys struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Wass grounded out to first, one out.

Overstreet has Stone Cold Steve Austin’s walk-out song. He struck out swinging, two outs.

Smith popped out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 3RD

Vickerson flew out to left, one out.

Britton grounded out to the pitcher. He hit it hard up the middle but it was one of those “look what I found” plays, two outs.

Bradford singled to left for the game’s first hit.

Bradford took second on a wild pitch.

Detz singled up the middle scoring Bradford, RBI.

Pirtle walked extending his streak to 55 straight games to reach against an SEC opponent. Detz advanced to second.

Detz and Pirtle both move into scoring position on a wild pitch.

Heck struck out on a check swing, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Hughston struck out swinging, one out.

Vincent grounded out to second, two outs.

Cucjen lined out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Collins grounded out to short, one out.

Brown popped out to left, two outs.

Humphreys struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

White breaks up Fitts’ streak of nine straight retired with a single to left.

Salem bunts White to second, one out.

Moore walked.

Wass popped out to second, two outs.

Overstreet singled to right scoring White, RBI. Moore advanced to second.

Smith grounded to short, Overstreet forced out at second, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-1

TOP 5TH

Vickerson singled to left in his hometown.

Britton grounded out to third, Vickerson advanced to second, one out.

Bradford reached on an infield single to second. Vickerson advanced to third.

Detz grounded out to second, Vickerson scored, RBI. Bradford advanced to second, two outs.

Pirtle singled up the middle scoring Bradford, RBI. Pirtle took second on the throw to the plate.

Heck reached on an infield single to short. It was a chopper that was booted by White scoring Pirtle, RBI. Heck was going to beat the throw but an error should’ve been given because there wasn’t any way Pirtle was scoring until White booted the chopper.

Collins singled to left, Heck advanced to second.

RHP Ray Castillo in to pitch for UA.

Brown lined out to center, three outs.

3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-1 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Hughston singled to center.

Vincent reached on a fielding error by Pirtle, Hughston advanced to third.

Cucjen popped out to left, one out.

LHP Jacob Lindgren in to pitch for MSU. Lindgren inherits a 2-0 count on White.

A would-be 5-4-3 double play isn’t turned after Pirtle’s throw to first is low and Detz can’t pick it, Hughston scored, RBI.

Salem flew out to left, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-2 MSU

TOP 6TH

Humphreys walked.

Vickerson singled to left, Humphreys advanced to second.

Derrick Armstrong pinch running for Humphreys.

Britton bunted both runners into scoring position.

Bradford singled up the middle scoring Armstrong, RBI. Vickerson advanced to third. Bradford’s been on base all four times tonight.

Detz with a sacrifice fly to left scoring Vickerson, RBI, two outs.

Pirtle singled up the middle, Bradford advanced to second.

Heck singled through the left side scoring Bradford, RBI. Pirtle advanced to third.

LHP Taylor Guilbeau in to pitch for UA.

Collins struck out looking, three outs.

3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

7-2 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Moore flew out to right, one out.

Wass hit by pitch.

Wass took second on a wild pitch.

Overstreet struck out swinging, two outs.

Smith grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-2 MSU

TOP 7TH

Brown reached on an infield single to third.

Daniel Garner pinch hitting for Armstrong. Garner grounded out to first. Great diving stab by Smith, one out.

Demarcus Henderson pinch hitting for Vickerson.

Brown caught in a run down between second and third. 1-5-4-1-6-4-5 if you’re scoring at home, two outs.

Henderson walked.

Britton with a seeing eye single up the middle, Henderson advanced to second.

Bradford walked to load the bases.

Detz singled to right scoring Henderson and Britton, 2 RBI. Bradford advanced to second. That’s a career-high five RBI for Detz tonight.

Pirtle grounded to second, Detz forced out at second.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

9-2 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch for MSU.

Hughston struck out looking, one out.

Vincent reach on an infield single to the pitcher. Gentry couldn’t pick it up cleanly on the left side of the mound.

Cucjen struck out swinging, two outs.

White doubled past Britton at third, Vincent advanced to third.

Salem grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

9-2 MSU

TOP 8TH

RHP Jake Hubbard in to pitch, Will Haynie in to catch for UA.

Heck grounded out to short, one out.

Collins walked.

Brown reached on a fielder’s choice, Collins forced out at second, two outs.

Garner struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

9-2 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Moore with an infield single to third. Britton threw the ball away at first, one out.

Haynie walked on a 3-2 pitch, Moore advanced to second.

Overstreet reached on a Britton fielding error to load the bases.

Smith grounded into a 5-4-3 double play, Moore scored. Haynie advanced to third, two outs.

Hughston doubled to the wall in right, Haynie scored, RBI.

Vincent grounded out to third, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

9-4 MSU

TOP 9TH

Henderson flew out to center, one out.

Britton grounded out to short, two outs. Fine play by the Tide shortstop there.

Bradford popped out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

9-4 MSU

BOTTOM 9TH

Cucjen reached on a fielding error by Britton. He’s had a rough night at the hot corner.

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

Salem flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 9, ALABAMA 4

Hits: MSU 14, UA 7

Errors: MSU 3, UA 0

WP: Jacob Lindgren (5-1) 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB

LP: Geoffrey Bramblett (4-2) 4.2 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 4 K, 2 BB

S: Myles Gentry (3) 3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 K, 1 BB

Leading Hitters: MSU – C.T. Bradford 3-4, RBI, Jake Vickerson 2-3, Alex Detz 2-4, 5 RBI, Brett Pirtle 2-4, RBI, Seth Heck 2-5, 2 RBI; UA – Casey Hughston 2-4, 2B, RBI, Mikey White 2-5, 2B, RBI

Attendance: 3,201

 

 

 

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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