Live from M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field

M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field

M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field

I have arrived in the auxiliary press box here at the Lafayette Regional. I got one of three seats reserved for the MSU media out here on a card table on the top row of the stands. It’s not the best setup in the world but it’s better than Gainesville a few years ago. Both teams are taking batting practice on the field now. I’m told there are tickets available for purchase at the stadium. Today’s game will be televised on ESPN3.com. Mississippi State will wear its maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and white pants with maroon pinstripes as the home team while San Diego State is clad in black hats with red bills, black jerseys with the same “State” font that MSU had in 2007 and white pants.

STARTING LINEUPS:

San Diego State: (42-19)

CF Greg Allen, S/R, .310, 25 RBI, 25 SB

2B Tim Zier, R/R, .325, HR, 33 RBI, 13 SB

3B Ty France, R/R, .358, 5 HR, 45 RBI, 3 SB

C Brad Haynal, R/R, .313, 12 HR, 49 RBI, 2 SB

LF Seby Zavala, R.R, .308, 2 HR, 36 RBI, 2 SB

DH Steven Pallares, R/R, .278, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 13 SB

1B Ryan Muno, R/R, .267, 16 RBI, SB

RF Tyler Adkinson, R/R, .295, HR, 26 RBI, 7 SB

SS Evan Potter, R/R, .228, 16 RBI, 5 SB

RHP Mark Seyler (8-5) 3.99 ERA, 76 K, 34 BB

Mississippi State: (37-22)

CF C.T. Bradford, L/L, .311, HR, 29 RBI, 2 SB

LF Jake Vickerson, L/R, .255, 12 RBI, 8 SB

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, .341, 2 HR, 27 RBI, 4 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, .325, HR, 17 RBI

SS Seth Heck, R/R, .304, 26 RBI, 5 SB

RF Cody Brown, L/R, .257, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 5 SB

DH Alex Detz, L/R, .237, 3 HR, 39 RBI, 5 SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, .247, 4 HR, 37 RBI, SB

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, .250, HR, 11 RBI, 5 SB

RHP Trevor Fitts (4-3) 2.51 ERA, 56 K, 12 BB

TOP 1ST

Fitts first pitch is a ball.

Allen lined out to center, one out.

Zier popped  out to center. Fine diving catch by Bradford, two outs.

France flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Bradford grounded out to second, one out.

Vickerson walked.

Pirtle lined out to center, two outs.

Collins grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

o R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Haynal doubled into the left field corner.

Zavala struck out swinging but reached first on a wild pitch. Haynal advanced to third.

Pallaras singled through the left side scoring Haynal, RBI. Zavala advanced to second.

Muno grounded out to short, both runners moved into scoring position, one out.

Adkinson walked to load the bases.

Potter hit a sacrifice fly to left scoring Zavala, RBI, two outs.

Allen walked to load the bases.

Zier grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

2-0 SDSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Heck grounded out to second, one out.

Brown struck out looking, two outs.

Detz singled to right.

Rea reached on a fielder’s choice, Detz advanced to second on a throwing error by Potter.

Britton singled up the middle scoring Detz, RBI. Rea advanced to second.

Bradford walked to load the bases.

Vickerson tripled to the wall in right clearing the bases, 3 RBI.

Pirtle hit by pitch.

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

4 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

4-2 MSU

TOP 3RD

France fouled out to the catcher, one out.

Haynal popped out to center, two outs.

Zavala flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-2 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Heck hit in the sleeve.

Brown lined out to right, one out.

Heck took second on a wild pitch.

Detz flew out to right, two outs.

Heck took third on an errant pickoff attempt by Seyler.

Rea flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-2 MSU

TOP 4TH

Pallaras singled to center.

Muno struck out swinging, one out.

Pallaras caught stealing second, two outs.

Adkinson walked.

Potter fouled out to first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-2 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Britton grounded out to second, one out.

Bradford grounded out to second, two outs.

Vickerson grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0  LOB

4-2 MSU

TOP 5TH

Allen grounded out to second, one out.

Zier lined out to right, two outs.

France grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-2 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Pirtle singled through the right side.

Collins struck out swinging, one out.

Heck popped out to second, two outs.

Brown singled to right, Pirtle advanced to second. John Cohen came out to check on Pirtle at second but he stayed in the game.

LHP Marcus Reyes in to pitch for SDSU.

Detz singled to right scoring Pirtle, RBI. Brown advanced to third.

Rea grounded out to third, three outs.

1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 6TH

RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch for MSU.

Haynal flew out to right, one out.

Zavala grounded out to second, two outs.

Pallaras grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Britton hit but pitch.

Bradford bunted Britton to second, one out.

Vickerson flew out to center, two outs.

Pirtle grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 7TH

Muno struck out looking, one out.

Adkison grounded out to short, two outs.

Potter grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Collins singled to center.

Heck bunted Collins to second, one out.

Brown walked.

Detz flew out to right, two outs.

RHP TJ Kendzora in to pitch for SDSU.

Rea grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 8TH

Allen lined out to center, one out.

Zier grounded out to second, two outs.

France grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Britton lined out to right, one out.

Bradford grounded out to second, two outs.

Vickerson singled to center.

Pirtle singled through the left side, Vickerson advanced to second.

Collins with an easy double down the left field line that would’ve scored at least one but it’s ruled foul by third base ump Greg Harmon. Cohen came out to have a word with him. Looked fair from my angle. Collins ended up grounding out to second, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 9TH

Haynal grounded out to third. Great play by Britton on the slow chopper, one out.

Zavala grounded out to the pitcher, two outs.

Pallaras grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 5, SAN DIEGO 2

Hits: MSU 9, SDSU 3

Errors: MSU 0; SDSU 2

WP: Trevor Fitts (5-3) 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 K, 3 BB

LP: Mark Seyler (8-6) 4.2 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 K, 2 BB

S: Myles Gentry (4) 4 IP, 0 H, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Jake Vickerson 2-4, 3B, 3 RBI, Alex Detz 2-4, RBI, Brett Pirtle 2-4; SDSU – Steven Pallares 2-4, RBI, Brad Haynal 1-4, 2B

Attendance: 3,489

 

 

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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  • Southernfried

    First one down, two to go, super regional we Pray and Omaha we go.



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