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Welcome to the Wednesday nightcap at the Hoover Met following Kentucky’s 4-2 victory over top-seeded Florida. Mississippi State will play one of those two teams tomorrow. The Bulldogs are wearing maroon hats, maroon “Mississippi State” jerseys and grey pants while South Carolina will be clad in garnet hats and white uniforms. Tonight’s game will be televised on CSS and ESPN3.com AT 8:25 p.m.

 

Mississippi State: (36-20)

SS Seth Heck, R/R, .294, 24 RBI, 5 SB

CF C.T. Bradford, L/L, .293, HR, 28 RBI, 2 SB

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, .344, HR, 23 RBI, 4 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, .312, HR, 16 RBI

1B Wes Rea, R/R, .253, 4 HR, 36 RBI

RF Demarcus Henderson, R/R, .262, 7 RBI, 10 SB

DH Reid Humphreys, R/R, .241, HR, 8 RBI

LF Derrick Armstrong, R/R, .272, 11 RBI, 13 SB

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, .236, HR, 11 RBI, 5 SB

RHP Trevor Fitts (7-4) 3.26 ERA, 55 K, 10 BB

South Carolina (42-14)

SS Marcus Mooney, R/R, .275, 20 RBI, 2 SB

DH Max Schrock, L/R, .275, 5 HR, 18 RBI, 4 SB

1B Kyle Martin, L/L, .335, 4 HR, 32 RBI, 2 SB

C Grayson Greiner, R/R, .333, 8 HR, 50 RBI

3B Joey Pankake, R/R, .312, 5 HR, 29 RBI, 4 SB

2B DC Arendas, L/R, .273, 4 HR, 26 RBI, SB

CF Tanner English, R/R, .278, HR, 23 RBI, 17 SB

RF Connor Bright, R/R, .336, 23 RBI, 4 SB

LF Gene Cone, L/L, .216, 18 RBI, 2 SB

LHP Jordan Montgomery (7-4) 3.26 ERA, 85 K, 25 BB

TOP 1ST

Heck singled to center.

Bradford popped out to center, one out.

Pirtle reached on a fielder’s choice, Heck forced out at second, two outs.

Collins grounded to third, Pirtle forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Mooney struck out looking, one out.

Schrock flew out to left, two outs.

Martin grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Rea walked.

Henderson bunted Rea to second, one out.

Humphreys singled through the left side, Rea advanced to third.

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

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Greiner doubled down the third baseline into the left field corner.

Pankake reached on a fielder’s choice, Greiner tagged out at third on a head’s up play by Heck, one out.

Arendas singled to center, Pancake advanced to second.

English flew out to left, Pancake tagged up to third, two outs.

Bright grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Heck struck out swinging, one out.

Bradford reached on an infield single to first.

Pirtle walked, Bradford advanced to second.

Collins walked to load the bases.

Rea reached on a fielder’s choice, Collins forced out at second. Bradford scored, RBI, Pirtle advanced to third, two outs.

Henderson singled through the left side scoring Pirtle, RBI. Rea advanced to second.

Humphreys flew out to right, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Cone walked.

Cone took second on a wild pitch.

Mooney walked.

LHP Jacob Lindgren in to pitch for MSU.

Schrock bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

Martin struck out swinging, two outs.

Greiner struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Armstrong lined out to second. John Cohen came out to argue with three different umpires but it was the right call the whole time, one out.

Britton walked.

Heck grounded out to short, Britton advanced to second, two outs.

Bradford singled to right scoring Britton, RBI.

RHP Taylor Widener in to pitch for USC.

Pirtle popped out to center, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Pankake grounded out to the catcher, one out.

Arendas grounded out to second, two outs.

English grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 5TH

Collins popped out to short, one out.

Rea grounded out to second, two outs.

Henderson grounded out to second. Fine play by Arendas, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Bright struck out swinging, one out.

Cone line out to center, two out.

Mooney struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 6TH

Humphreys flew out to right, one out.

Armstrong grounded out to third, two outs.

Britton grounded out to second. Another great play by Arendas, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Schrock grounded out to first. Rea with an excellent diving stop, one out.

Martin struck out swinging, two outs.

Greiner struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 7TH

Heck singled with a chopper over the third baseman’s head.

Bradford singled past Martin at first, Heck advanced to third.

Pirtle smashed a three-run homer into the bullpen in right. That’s his second dinger of the season.

RHP Reed Scott in to pitch for USC.

Collins singled to left for State’s fourth straight hit.

Rea flew out to left, one out.

Henderson singled to left-center, Collins advanced to second.

Humphreys reached on a fielder’s choice, Collins forced out at third. Henderson scored and Humphreys advanced to third on a throwing error by Pankake, two outs.

Armstrong singled to left scoring Humphreys, RBI.

LHP Vince Fiori in to pitch, Logan Koch in to catch for USC.

Britton reached on an infield single that took a tough hop over Arendas’ head, Armstrong advanced to third.

Heck doubled to right scoring Armstrong and Britton, 2 RBI. Heck took third on the throw to the plate.

Bradford walked.

Pirtle hit by pitch to load the bases.

RHP Hunter Privette in to pitch for USC.

Jake Vickerson pinch hitting for Collins. Vickerson walked forcing in Heck, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Rea struck out swinging, three outs.

8 R, 8 H, 1 E, 3 LOB

12-0 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch, Cody Walker in to catch for MSU.

Jordan Gore pinch hitting for Pankake. Gore struck out swinging, one out.

Patrick Harrington pinch hitting for Arendas. Harrington struck out swinging, two outs.

Brison Celek pinch hitting for English. Celek grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 12, SOUTH CAROLINA 0

Hits: MSU 14; USC 2

Errors: MSU 0; USC 2

WP: Jacob Lindgren (6-1) 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 6 K, 0 BB

LP: Jordan Montgomery (7-5) 3.2 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 K, 4 BB

Multiple hits: MSU – C.T. Bradford 3-4, RBI, Seth Heck 3-5, 2B, RBI, Demarcus Henderson 2-3, RBI, Derrick Armstrong 2-4, 2 RBI, Brett Pirtle 1-3, HR, 3 RBI; USC – Grayson Greiner 1-3, 2B

Attendance: 7,526

 

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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