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Mississippi State and Florida will square off at 6:45 p.m. on CSS. The winner advances to the SEC Tournament semifinals while the loser is eliminated. The Bulldogs will wear their maroon hats and cream uniforms while the Gators are clad in blue hats with grey uniforms. Arkansas rallied back to eliminate Ole Miss 8-7 in the early game today. We will try to have this game in tomorrow’s paper provided it ends in a timely manner.

Florida: 38-20

2B Casey Turgeon, L/R, .259, 4 HR, 31 RBI, 4 SB

SS Richie Martin, R/R, .276, HR, 25 RBI, 16 SB

CF Harrison Bader, R/R, .320, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 13 SB

C Taylor Gushue, S/R, .329, 6 HR, 48 RBI, SB

RF Braden Mattson, R/R, .270, HR, 28 RBI, 4 SB

1B Zack Powers, L/R, .245, 3 HR, 12 RBI, SB

DH Peter Alonso, R/R, .273, 4 HR, 30 RBI, SB

LF Buddy Reed, S/R, .237, 6 RBI, 4 SB

3B Josh Tobias, S/R, .278, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB

LHP Danny Young (5-0) 2.66 ERA, 34 K, 18 BB

MISSISSIPPI STATE (37-21)

SS Seth Heck, R/R, .305, 26 RBI, 5 SB

CF C.T. Bradford, L/L, .301, HR, 29 RBI, 2 SB

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, .344, HR, 26 RBI, 4 SB

DH Gavin Collins, R/R, .333, HR, 17 RBI

1B Wes Rea, R/R, .251, 4 HR, 37 RBI, SB

RF Demarcus Henderson, R/R, .266, 8 RBI, 10 SB

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

C Cody Walker, R/R, .217, 5 RBI

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, .248, HR, 11 RBI, 5 SB

RHP Brandon Woodruff (1-2) 6.00 ERA, 28 K, 21 BB

TOP 1ST

Woodruff’s first pitch is a strike.

Turgeon grounded out to second, one out.

Martin grounded out to short, two outs.

Bader grounded out to short. Nice scoop at first by Rea, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Heck reached on an infield single to short extending his hitting streak to 19-games.

Bradford singled to left extending his hitting streak to 13 games, Heck advanced to second.

Pirtle bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

Collins hit by pitch to load the bases.

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

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Gushue singled to left.

Woodruff has Mattson 0-2 then walked him, Gushue advanced to second.

Powers reached on a bunt single to load the bases.

Alonso reached on a fielding error by Heck, Gushue and Mattson scored. Powers advanced to second.

Reed bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

Tobias flew into a 9-2-6 double play, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

2-0 UF

BOTTOM 2ND

Henderson struck out looking, one out.

Armstrong flew out to right, two outs.

Walker grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 UF

TOP 3RD

Turgeon flew out to left, one out.

Martin flew out to center, two outs.

Bader with a swinging bunt single and took second on a throwing error by Walker.

Gushue grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

2-0 UF

BOTTOM 3RD

Britton lined out to left, one out.

Heck grounded out to short, two outs.

Bradford doubled over Reed’s head in left.

Reed robs Pirtle of an RBI and extra bases with a sensational diving catch in left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-0 UF

TOP 4TH

Mattson tripled to the wall in left-center.

Powers grounded out to first, one out.

Alonso singled up the middle scoring Powers, RBI.

Reed walked, Alonso advanced to second.

RHP Ben Bracewell in to pitch for MSU.

Tobias hit by pitch to load the bases.

Turgeon lined out to right, two outs.

Martin popped out to first, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

3-0 UF

BOTTOM 4TH

Collins lined out to center, one out.

Rea flew out to center, two outs.

Henderson hit by pitch.

Armstrong grounded out to the pitcher. Nice reaction there by Young, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 UF

TOP 5TH

Bader struck out swinging, one out.

Gushue singled to right.

Mattson reached on a fielder’s choice, Gushue forced out at second, two outs.

Mattson picked off first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 UF

BOTTOM 5TH

Walker with a double in the gap in left-center.

Britton struck out swinging, one out.

RHP Justin Shafer in to pitch for UF.

Heck popped out to third, two outs.

Bradford struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 UF

TOP 6TH

Jay Powell represents MSU as its SEC Legend at the SEC Tournament. He was honored between innings.

Powers struck out swinging, one out.

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

Reed grounded out to short, Alonso advanced to second, two outs.

Tobias singled up the middle scoring Alonso, RBI.

Turgeon grounded out to second. Another one of those Pirtle web gems. We’ve seen several of those this season, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-0 UF

BOTTOM 6TH

Pirtle grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Collins fouled out to first, two outs.

Rea struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 UF

TOP 7TH

LHP Vance “Moonlight” Tatum in to pitch for MSU.

Martin walked.

Bader doubled to right-center, Martin advanced to third.

Gushue grounded out to third, Martin scored, RBI, one out.

Bader caught stealing third, two outs.

Mattson walked.

Mattson stole second.

Powers struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-0 UF

BOTTOM 7TH

Cody Brown pinch hitting for Henderson. Brown struck out looking, one out.

Jake Vickerson pinch hitting for Armstrong. Vickerson grounded out to first, two outs.

Walker grounded out to second. Fine play there by Turgeon going up the middle and throwing across his body, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-0 UF

TOP 8TH

RHP Dakota Hudson in to pitch for MSU for the first time since April 6.

AJ. Puk pinch hitting for Alonso. Puk struck out swinging, one out.

Reed reached on an infield single to the pitcher.

Reed took second on a wild pitch.

Tobias grounded out to second, Reed advanced to third.

Turgeon grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-0 UF

BOTTOM 8TH

Ryan Larson now in left for UF, Reed moves to right.

Britton singled up the middle.

Heck grounded out to short, Britton advanced to second, one out.

Bradford singled to right, Britton advanced to third.

Pirtle with a sacrifice fly to left scoring Britton, RBI, two outs.

Collins flew out to right, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 UF

TOP 9TH

RHP Austin Sexton in to pitch for MSU.

Martin grounded out to third, one out.

Ben Wait and I just made the final broadcast of CSS. I guess I can cross that off the bucket list.

Bader singled to left.

Bader took second on a wild pitch.

Gushue grounded out to third, two outs.

Bader awarded third on a balk.

Larson walked.

Powers grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-1 UF

BOTTOM 9TH

Alex Detz pinch hitting for Rea. Detz grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Brown flew out to left, two outs.

Vickerson grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: FLORIDA 5, MISSISSIPPI STATE 1

Hits: UF 10, MSU 6

Errors: UF 0, MSU 2

WP: Justin Shafer (1-0) 4.2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 K, 0 BB

LP: Brandon Woodruff (1-3) 3.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 K, 2 BB

Leading hitters: UF – Harrison Bader 3-5, 2B, Taylor Gushue 2-5, RBI, Braden Mattson 1-2, 3B; MSU – C.T. Bradford 3-4, 2B, Cody Walker 1-3, 2B

Attendance: 8,790

 

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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  • Roy Munsun

    The late, late Kentucky game was too much to over come. The Dogs had tired legs against Gators. Onto the Regionals.

  • Roy Munsun

    Man, that rebelbear sandshark choke job was the worst since their football team blew a 31-3 lead against Jacksonville State and lost that game. Looks like it’s a good time to refurbish Patrick Swayze field, cause they ain’t hosting squat after getting embarrassed in the SEC Tournament.

    • a name

      lol. Jealousy doesn’t become you, Cid. And remember; Ole Miss didn’t have to play their way in.



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