Jack White attends MSU scrimmage

Jack White attended Mississippi State's baseball scrimmage and spoke to John Cohen's club. (Photo Courtesy of MSU)

Jack White attended Mississippi State’s baseball scrimmage and spoke to John Cohen’s club. (Photo Courtesy of MSU)

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)

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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