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It’s a chilly but clear afternoon here at the Dude. It’s the fourth and final game of the round robin weekend series. Miami (OH) is on their way back home leaving Mississippi State and Cincinnati to battle it out on the final day. The Bulldogs are going for the series sweep today. MSU is debuting its cream uniforms this year with maroon hats. The Bearcats are clad in black hats, black jerseys and grey pants.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Cincinnati: 1-2

2B – Kyle Mottice, L/R, Fr., .231

RF – Ian Happ, S/R, Jr., .417, 2 HR, 3 RBI

1B- Ryan Noda, L/L, Fr., .333, HR, 2 RBI, SB

3B – Connor McVey, R/R, So., .222, HR, RBI

CF – Treg Haberkorn, L/L, Fr., .167

DH – Jake Richmond, R/R, So., .300, RBI

C – Woody Wallace, R.R, Jr., .333, RBI

SS – Manny Rodriguez, R/R, Fr., .182

LHP – A.J. Olasz, Fr.

Mississippi State: 3-0

SS – Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .500, 3 RBI, SB

2B – Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., .500

LF – Reid Humphreys, R/R, So., .273, HR, 4 RBI

DH – Brent Rooker, R/R, Fr., .000

CF – Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .667, RBI, 2 SB

3B – Matt Spruill, R/R, Jr., .000, RBI, SB

1B – John Holland, L/R, Jr., .111, RBI

C – Josh Lovelady, R/R, Jr., .333, 2 RBI

RF – Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .500, HR, RBI

RHP – Austin Sexton, So.

TOP 1ST

Sexton’s first pitch is a ball.

Mottice flew out to left, one out.

Happ popped out to left. Humphreys with a diving catch, two outs.

Noda homered for the second straight day off the right field foul pole, RBI.

Wenzel reached on a bunt single.

Haberkorn grounded out to third, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 UC

BOTTOM 1ST

Heck singled to center. He’s reached base in 34 straight games.

Gridley singled to the same spot, Heck advanced to second.

Daryl Norris and Evan Mitchell are here.

Humphreys singled through the left side scoring Heck, who appeared to be out of the baseline, RBI. That was mighty risky to send Heck by third base coach Nick Mingione. The throw beat him by a good ways. Gridley advanced to second.

Rooker walked to load the bases.

Robson grounded to second, Rooker forced out at second. Gridley scored, RBI. Humphreys advanced to third, one out.

Spruill struck out and Robson was thrown out attempting to steal second, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 2ND

Richmond struck out looking, one out.

R.J. Thompson is the No. 7 hitter in the new lineup. Thompson grounded out to third. Outstanding play by Spruill, two outs.

Thomas walked.

Rodriguez struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Holland grounded out to second, one out.

Lovelady grounded out to short, two outs.

Vickerson reached on a bunt single.

Vickerson caught stealing second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 3RD

LHP Daniel Brown in to pitch for MSU. He inherits an 0-2 count on Mottice. Mottice struck out swinging on the first pitch, one out.

Happ singled to center.

Noda struck out looking and Happ was caught stealing second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU 

TOP 3RD

Heck walked.

Heck took second on a wild pitch.

Gridley walked.

Humphreys singled to left, Heck advanced to third and Gridley got caught in a run down between second and third. Bone headed mistake on the base paths, one out.

Rooker doubled into the left field corner scoring Heck, RBI. Humphreys advanced to third. That’s Rooker’s first career hit and RBI.

Robson hit by pitch to load the bases.

RHP Mitch Patishall in to pitch, J.J. Carr in to play second for UC.

Matthew Britton pinch hitting for Spruill. Britton walked forcing in Humphreys, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Holland singled up the middle scoring Rooker, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Lovelady walked to force in Robson, RBI. Bases still loaded.

If things weren’t bad enough, Thomas got hit in the nuts with a pitch.

Vickerson reached on a fielder’s choice, Britton scored, RBI. Lovelady forced out at second, Holland advanced to third, two outs.

Heck singled to left-center scoring Holland, RBI. Haberkorn committed a fielding error allowing Lovelady to score and Heck to take second.

Humphreys flew out to left, three outs.

8 R, 5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

10-1 MSU

TOP 4TH

Trent Waddell in to play first, Holland moves to second for MSU.

Wenzel flew out to right, one out.

Haberkorn struck out swinging, two outs.

Richmond hit by pitch.

Thompson struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

10-1 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

RHP Tyler Schimmoeller in to pitch for UC.

Luke Reynolds pinch hitting for Rooker. Reynolds walked.

Robson hit by pitch, Reynolds advanced to second.

Britton hit by pitch to load the bases.

Holland singled to center scoring Reynolds and Robson, 2 RBI. Britton advanced to second.

Lovelady singled to right scoring Britton, RBI. Holland advanced to third.

Vickerson grounded out to first, Holland scored, RBI. Lovelady advanced to second, one out.

Heck grounded out to the pitcher. Lovelady advanced to third, two outs.

Waddell struck out looking, three outs.

4 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

14-1 MSU

TOP 5TH

LHP Paxton Stover makes his debut on the mound. Cody Brown now in center,

Thomas singled to right.

Rodriguez walked, Thomas advanced to second.

Carr singled to right. All runners moved up a base and Thomas scored on a fielding error by Robson.

Happ grounded out to second, Rodriguez scored, RBI. Carr advanced to third, one out.

Noda singled to right scoring Carr, RBI.

Wenzel walked, Noda advanced to second.

Haberkorn struck out swinging, two outs.

Richmond doubled to left-center clearing the bases, 2 RBI.

RHP Zac Houston in to pitch for MSU.

Thompson reached on an infield single to short, Richmond scored, RBI.

Thompson caught stealing second, three outs.

6  R, 5 H, 1 E, 0 LOB

14-7 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Humphreys struck out swinging, one out.

We are now on our third first base coach of the day.

Reynolds flew out to right, two outs.

Brown hit by pitch. The five hole hitter has been hit three times today.

Britton struck out looking, three out.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

14-7 MSU

TOP 6TH

Thomas grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Rodriguez struck out swinging, two outs.

Carr walked.

Happ singled up the middle, Carr advanced to third.

Noda grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

14-7 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Holland popped out to short, one out.

Lovelady popped out to center, two outs.

Vickerson walked.

Heck hit by pitch, Vickerson advanced to second.

Waddell popped out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

14-7 MSU

TOP 7TH

RHP Trevor Fitts in to pitch for MSU.

Wenzel grounded out to third, one out.

Haberkorn popped out to left, two outs.

Richmond walked.

Thompson struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

14-7 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Tristan Hammans in to pitch for UC.

Humphreys reached on an infield single which should’ve been scored a fielding error by the third baseman.

Reynolds singled to center, Humphreys advanced to second.

Brown bunted both runners over, one out.

Britton grounded out to first scoring Humphreys, RBI. Reynolds advanced to third.

Holland singled to center scoring Reynolds, RBI.

Lovelady grounded to short, Holland forced out at second. three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

16-7 MSU

TOP 8TH

Thomas grounded out to first, one out.

Rodriguez popped out to left, two outs.

Carr grounded out to thid, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

16-7 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

LHP J.T. Perez in to pitch, Russell Clark in to catch for UC.

Joey Swinarski pinch hitting for Vickerson. Swinarski struck out swinging, one out.

Heck singled to left.

Waddell popped up to center but Haberkorn dropped it but was able to force Heck out at second, two outs.

Humphreys struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

16-7 MSU

TOP 9TH

Happ walked.

Noda singled to right, Happ advanced to second.

Wenzel grounded out to first. Happ and Noda advanced into scoring position, one out.

Haberkorn struck out swinging, That’s the first hat trick of the year, two outs.

Richmond struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 16, CINCINNATI 7

Hits: MSU 15, UC 10

Errors: MSU 1, UC 1

WP: Daniel Brown (1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 K, 0 BB

LP: A.J. Olasz (0-1) 2.1 IP, 6 R, 6 H, 1 K, 3 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Seth Heck 3-4, RBI, John Holland 3-5, 4 RBI, Reid Humphreys 3-6,  RBI, Ryan Gridley 2-2, RBI, Brent Rooker 1-1, 2B, RBI; UC – Ryan Noda 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, Ian Happ 2-4, RBI, Jake Richmond 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI

Attendance: 6,551

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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