On an unusual Tuesday evening at Dudy Noble Field, Maroon defeated Gray by a score of 1-0 in Mississippi State baseball’s third intrasquad scrimmage of 2015.
The low-scoring contest was attended by Grammy-award winner and baseball aficionado Jack White, who spoke to the team on the field between the third and fourth innings. Following the speech, head coach John Cohen presented a game-used jersey to White, who was in town for a concert at the Humphrey Coliseum.
Each at-bat in the six-inning exhibition began with a 1-1 count. State pitchers surrendered just four hits, recording 15 strikeouts and eight walks. Senior catcher Cody Walker (1-for-1, walk) scored the only run of the game when he tapped the dish in the third thanks to a hard groundball by fellow senior Jake Vickerson.
Senior right-handed pitcher Trevor Fitts recorded the save for the second-consecutive scrimmage, closing the door in the sixth with two strikeouts and a groundout. Freshman righty Cole Gordon served as a dual threat, starting the game for Maroon with three hitless innings, while also going 1-for-1 at the plate with a walk. Gordon’s teammate, redshirt sophomore Jacob Robson, went 1-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases.
The Maroon and White return to The Dude Friday for a 3:45 p.m. scrimmage, followed by 1 p.m. first pitches on Saturday and Sunday.
(From MSU Media Relations)