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M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field

M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field

There will be baseball tonight between Mississippi State and No. 1 Louisiana-Lafayette. Weather has pushed us back a few hours here during the early game, which the Ragin’ Cajuns won 11-1 eliminating Jackson State. If MSU wins this game then it’s on to the super regional. A loss means these two teams will meet again Monday at 6 p.m. This game will also be on ESPN3.com. State will wear maroon hats, the same maroon jerseys as the previous two games, and white pants with maroon pinstripes. ULL is clad in black hats, white pants and I’m at a loss for words on how to describe the jerseys. Camo maybe?

Due to the late start we won’t be able to get this story in the paper but I’ll have it here on the blog for you guys and the djournal.com site in the morning.

I’d type out the lineups for you but I just got them three minutes before first pitch. I’ll update it as guys come to the plate I guess. This is the most disorganized regional I’ve ever been to.

TOP 1ST

LHP Cody Boutte (8-0, 2.75 ERA, 50 K, 24 BB) on the mound for ULL.

SS- Seth Heck, R/R, .299, 26 RBI, 5 SB – Heck singled through the left side.

CF – C.T. Braford, L/L, .299, HR, 29 RBI, 2 SB – Bradford flew out to center, one out.

2B – Brett Pirtle, S/R, .348, 2 HR, 27 RBI, 4 SB – Pirtle singled to center, Heck advanced to second.

C- Gavin Collins, R/R, .318, HR, 18 RBI – Collins popped out to left, two out.

1B- Wes Rea, R/R, .238, 4 HR, 37 RBI, SB – Rea struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

LHP Ross Mitchell (8-4, 2.10 ERA, 49 K, 29 BB) on the mound for MSU.

Mitchell’s first pitch is a called strike.

3B Ryan Leonards, R/R, .328, 4 HR, 34 RBI, 18 SB – Leonards bunts his way on with a single.

2B Jace Conrad, L/R, .370, 8 HR, 61 RBI, 21 SB – Conrad belts a two-run after failing to get a sacrifice bunt down, 2 RBI.

SS Blake Trahan, R/R, .352, 4 HR, 45 RBI, 13 SB – Trahan grounded out to third. Matthew Britton made a sensational play, one out.

DH Tyler Girouard, L/R, .333, 2 HR, 26 RBI, 4 SB – Girouard grounded out to second, two outs.

LF Caleb Adams, R/R, .383, 11 HR, 41 RBI, 6 SB – Adams grounded out to third, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 ULL

TOP 2ND

DH Alex Detz, L/R, .238, 3 HR, 40 RBI, 5 SB – Detz singled to left.

RF Demarcus Henderson, R/R, .264, 8 RBI, 10 SB – Henderson popped up a bunt to first. Nice diving catch in foul territory by Chase Compton, one out.

LF Derrick Armstrong, R/R, .273, 13 RBI, 14 SB – Armstrong reached on a fielder’s choice, Detz forced out at second. Armstrong was able to beat out the double play, two outs.

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, .246, HR, 13 RBI, 5 SB – Britton flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-0 ULL

BOTTOM 2ND

1B Chase Compton, L/R, .281, 3 HR, 42 RBI, 5 SB – Compton grounded out to first, one out.

CF Seth Harrison, R/R, .318, 9 HR, 60 RBI, 15 SB – Harrison tripled to the wall in right.

RF Dylan Butler, R/R, .298, 5 HR, 28 RBI, 4 SB – Butler singled up the middle, Harrison scored, RBI.

C Michael Strentz, R/R, .239, 10 HR, 41 RBI, 6 SB – Strentz reached on a fielder’s choice, Butler forced out at second, two outs.

Leonards grounded out to short, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 ULL

TOP 3RD

Heck singled to center.

Bradford singled up the middle, Heck advanced to second.

Pirtle squared to bunt then slaps a single up the middle scoring Heck, RBI. Bradford advanced to third.

Pirtle took second on a wild pitch.

Collins with a sacrifice fly to left scoring Bradford, RBI. Pirtle advanced to third, one out.

Rea singled to left scoring Pirtle, RBI.

Detz fouled out to first, two outs.

Henderson doubled down the third baseline, Rea advanced to third.

Armstrong struck out swinging, three outs.

3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 3RD

Conrad grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Trahan singled up the middle.

Girouard walked, Trahan advanced to second.

Adams singled through the left side scoring Trahan, RBI. Girouard advanced to second.

Compton singled through the right side scoring Girouard, RBI. Adams advanced to third and Compton took second on the throw to third.

Harrison with a sacrifice fly to center scoring Adams, RBI. Adams advanced to third, two outs.

Butler grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-3 ULL

TOP 4TH

Britton popped out to third, one out.

Heck flew out to right, two outs.

Bradford flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-3 ULL

BOTTOM 4TH

RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch for MSU.

Strentz reached on a fielding error by Rea.

Leonards bunted Strentz to second, one out.

Conrad singled to center but Bradford cuts down Strentz at the plate. Conrad took second on the throw to the plate, two outs.

Trahan singled to center scoring Conrad, RBI.

Trahan awarded second on a balk.

Girouard tripled to left scoring Trahan, RBI.

RHP Brandon Woodruff in to pitch for MSU.

Adams walked.

Compton singled off Woodruff (literally) scoring Girouard, RBI. Adams advanced to second.

Harrison doubled into the right-center gap clearing the bases, 2 RBI.

Butler singled up the middle scoring Harrison, RBI.

Strentz popped out to second, three outs.

6 R, 6 H, 2 E, 1 LOB

12-3 ULL 

TOP 5TH

Pirtle flew out to center, one out.

Collins popped out to right, two outs.

Once you’re in the auxiliary press box (aka folding table) you’re stuck. No way in or out.

Rea struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

12-3 ULL

BOTTOM 5TH

Cody Walker in to catch for MSU.

Leonards struck out swinging, one outs.

Conrad grounded out to second, two outs.

Trahan doubled to right after Henderson missed the pop up.

Girouard singled through the left side scoring Trahan, RBI. Girouard took second on the throw to the plate.

Compton walked.

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

Compton grounded out to first, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

13-3 ULL

TOP 6TH

Detz walked.

Henderson popped out to right, one out.

Armstrong struck out on a check swing, two outs.

Britton grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

13-3 ULL

BOTTOM 6TH

Jake Vickerson in left, Cody Brown in right for MSU.

Harrison flew out to center. Great diving catch by Bradford, one out.

Butler singled to right.

Butler took second on a wild pitch that Walker couldn’t find.

Strentz struck out looking, two outs.

Leonards reached on a infield chopper to short, Butler advanced to third.

Trahan grounded to second, Leonards forced out at second, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

14-3 ULL

TOP 7TH

Heck flew out to left, one out.

Bradford singled up the middle. That’s State’s first hit since the third inning.

Pirtle doubled to the wall in left scoring Bradford, RBI.

Walker did what he name says.

RHP Martin Anderson in to pitch for ULL.

Both runners move into scoring position as Rea swung at a pitch that bounced.

Rea reached on a fielder’s choice scoring Pirtle, RBI. Walker caught in a run down, two outs.

Detz flew out to left, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

14-5 ULL

BOTTOM 7TH

Girouard walked.

Adams reached on a fielder’s choice, Girouard forced out at second, one out.

Compton walked, Adams advanced to second.

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

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

14-5 ULL

TOP 8TH

Brown lined out to center, one out.

Vickerson reached on an infield single to second.

Vickerson stole second.

Britton walked.

Vickerson caught stealing third, Britton stole second.

Heck walked.

Bradford singled to right scoring Britton, RBI, Heck advanced to second.

Pirtle singled to right scoring Heck, RBI. Bradford advanaced to second.

RHP Ben Carter in to pitch ULL.

Walker struck out looking, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

14-7 ULL

BOTTOM 8TH

Butler popped out to second, one out.

Strentz flew out to right, two outs.

Leonards struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

14-7 ULL

TOP 9TH

Rea homered to left. That’s his fifth of the season and first since May 11.

Detz struck out swinging, one out.

Brown flew out to left, two outs.

Vickerson walked.

Vickerson stole second.

Vickerson stole third.

Britton struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 14, MISSISISPPI STATE 8

Hits: ULL 18; MSU 14

Errors: MSU 2; ULL 0

WP: Cody Boutte (9-0) 6.1 IP, 5 R, 10 H, 4 K, 2 BB

LP: Ross Mitchell (8-5) 3 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 0 K, 1 BB

Leading hitters: ULL – Jace Conrad 3-5, HR, 3 RBI, Dylan Butler 3-5, 2 RBI, Blake Trahan 3-5, 2B, RBI, Tyler Girouard 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, Seth Harrison 2-4, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, Chase Compton 2-4, 2 RBI; MSU – Brett Pirtle 4-5, 2B, 3 RBI, C.T. Bradford 3-5, RBI, Seth Heck 2-4, Wes Rea 2-5, HR, 3 RBI, Demarcus Henderson 1-3, 2B

Attendance: 3,729

 

 

 

 

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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