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I’ve arrived at a chilly and barren Dudy Noble Field or should I say Farm Bureau Dudy Noble Field now that there’s two logo’s behind home plate this year. Campus will be closed tomorrow but there will still be basketball at the Hump. Mississippi State will wear maroon hats, maroon “Mississippi State” jerseys and white pants. Alcorn State is clad in purple hats and jerseys with grey pants.

Starting Lineups:

Alcorn State: 3-4

SS- Moses Charles, S/R, Jr., .150, 2 RBI, 4 SB

3B- Nick Brooks, R/R, Jr., .333, 2 RBI, 2 SB

CF- Earl Burl II, R/R, Jr., .333, HR, 8 RBI, 3 SB

RF- Scotty Peavey, R/R, Sr., .105, HR, 4 RBI

LF- Collin Carroll, R/R, Jr., .455, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB

1B- Ashton Lewis, R/R, Jr., .167, 3 RBI

DH- Payden Lynch, R/R, Jr., .333, 2 RBI

C- Dervincent Hamilton, R/R, Fr., .000

2B- Cedric Walker, R/R, Jr., .083, RBI, SB

RHP – Jonathan Morales, So. (0-0, 15.00 ERA, 3 K, 3 BB)

Mississippi State: 8-0

SS – Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .538, 4 RBI, SB

2B- Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., .529, HR, 8 RBI, 2 SB

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, So., .258, HR, 6 RBI

DH- Brent Rooker, R/R, Fr., .353, 2 HR, 9 RBI

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .542, 3 RBI, 6 SB

3B- Matt Spruill, R/R, Jr., .250, 4 RBI, SB

RF- Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .417, HR, 4 RBI, SB

1B- John Holland, L/R, Jr., .222, 7 RBI

C- Cody Walker, R/R, Sr., .286

RHP- Jesse McCord, Fr. (0-0, 27.00 ERA, 2 K, 3 BB)

TOP 1ST

Charles flew out to right on McCord’s first pitch, one out.

Brooks, a Starkville native, got hit by pitch.

Burl, who has an awesome name, struck out looking, two outs.

Brooks caught stealing second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Morales is listed as a right-hander but is currently throwing southpaw. I wonder if that’s something he just picked up.

Heck singled to left. He’s now reached base in 39-straight games.

Gridley was hit by pitch but home plate ump Terrence Mobley didn’t award him first. John Cohen came out to argue. Gridley reached on a fielder’s choice, Heck forced out at second, one out.

Humphreys flew out to the warning track in left, two outs.

Rooker popped out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Peavey singled through the left side.

Peavey caught stealing second, one out.

Carroll walked.

Lewis flew out to center and Carroll is nearly doubled off first. I don’t think base running is Alcorn State’s strong suit, two outs.

Lynch struck out looking, three outs.

0  R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Morales is consistently hitting 62-63 on the gun.

Robson reached on a bunt single.

Robson took second on a wild pitch.

Mobley and Hamilton both chunked balls at Morales at the same time. He didn’t catch either.

Spruill bunted and reached on a throwing error by Morales. Robson scored, Spruill advanced to second.

Vickerson bunted and reached on a throwing error by Brooks. Spruill scored, Vickerson advanced to second. It was ruled a single by the official scorer.

Holland bunted Vickerson to third. That’s four straight bunts if you’re keeping score at home, one out.

Walker popped out to short, two outs.

Heck singled to center scoring Vickerson, RBI.

Gridley singled to left, Heck advanced to second.

Humphreys flew out to the warning track in left, three outs.

3 R, 4 H, 2 E, 2 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Hamilton’s first career hit is a solo homer into the Left Field Lounge, RBI.

Walker struck out swinging, one out.

Behind home plate today there’s a guy with a full-sized propane tank and a girl with a cat.

Charles grounded out to short, two outs.

Brooks walked.

Burl struck out looking, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Rooker walked.

Robson reached on a bunt single, Rooker advanced to second.

Spruill popped out to second. Nice over the shoulder catch by Walker, one out.

Vickerson bunted both runners into scoring position, two outs.

Holland walked to load the bases.

Walker popped out to left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

3-1 MSU

TOP 4TH

Peavey grounded out to second, one out.

Carroll walked.

Lewis lined out to center, two outs.

Lynch grounded to short, Carroll forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Heck flew out to center, one out.

Gridley singled to center.

Morales’ breaking ball is hitting 51-56.

Humphreys singled to center, Gridley advanced to second.

Rooker popped out to right, two outs.

Gridley stole third.

Robson grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-1 MSU

TOP 5TH

Hamilton grounded out to second, one out.

Walker grounded out to first, two outs.

Charles struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-1 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Spruill reached on a bunt single.

Vickerson bunted Spruill to second, one out.

Holland walked on consecutive 53 and 51 MPH pitches.

Wes Rea pinch hitting for Walker.

RHP Jesus Vasquez in to pitch for ASU. I guess that 51 MPH pitch was a sign that Morales was done.

Rea popped out to second, two outs.

Double steal and Spruill scores when Hamilton chunked it out in left. Holland advanced to third.

Heck flew out to center, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-1 MSU

TOP 6TH

Brooks singled to center.

Burl II struck out swinging. That’s the hat trick, one out.

Peavey reached on a fielder’s choice, Brooks forced out at second. If Gridley doesn’t throw the ball away at first that’s an inning-ending double play, two outs.

Carroll walked for the third time, Peavey advanced to second.

RHP Zac Houston in to pitch for MSU.

Lewis singled through the right side scoring Peavey, RBI. Carroll advanced to third.

Lynch hit by pitch to load the bases.

Hamilton grounded to short, Lynch forced out at second, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

4-2 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Gridley reached on a bunt single. Five of MSU’s 10 hits are bunt singles.

Humphreys walked.

Luke Reynolds pinch hitting for Rooker. Cody Brown pinch running for Humphreys.

Reynolds crushes one just inches away from a 3-run dinger. Instead its an RBI double off the right field wall scoring Gridley. Brown advanced to third.

Robson grounded out to second, one out.

Spruill struck out looking, two outs.

Vickerson singled up the middle scoring Brown and Reynolds, 2 RBI.

Vickerson stole second.

Holland struck out looking, three outs.

3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-2 MSU

TOP 7TH

Matthew Britton in at third for MSU.

Walker struck out swinging, one out.

Charles reached on a fielding error by Holland.

Charles caught stealing second, two outs.

Brooks struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB

7-2 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Jordan Boston in at third, Robert Fletcher II in at second for ASU.

Lovelady singled to left.

Lovelady took second on a wild pitch.

Heck walked.

Lynch in to pitch for ASU.

Gridley doubled down the right field line scoring Lovelady and Heck, 2 RBI. He’s now 4-for-5 today. Gridley advanced to third on a throwing error by Peavey.

Brown with a sacrifice fly to center scoring Gridley, RBI, one out.

Reynolds walked.

Robson walked, Reynolds advanced to second.

Britton grounded into a U-6-3 double play, three outs.

2 R. 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

10-2 MSU

TOP 8TH

RHP Dakota Hudson in to pitch for MSU, Trent Waddell in at first.

Burl II struck out swinging. That’s the first golden sombrero this season, one out.

Peavey grounded out to second, two outs.

Carroll struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

10-2 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Vickerson fouled out to third, one out.

Waddell fouled out to third, two outs.

Lovelady popped out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

10-2 MSU

RHP Logan Elliot in to pitch for MSU.

Lewis struck out looking, one out.

Lynch singled up the middle.

Jordan Sears pinch hitting for Hamilton. Sears walked, Lynch advanced to second.

Lynch and Sears with a double steal. They gave Lovelady a throwing error.

Feltcher struck out swinging, two outs.

Carlos Kelly pinch hitting for Charles. Kelly grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

FINAL: NO. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE 10, ALCORN STATE 2

Hits: MSU 14, ASU 5

Errors: MSU 2, ASU 4

WP: Jesse McCord (1-0) 5.2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 6 K, 4 BB

LP: Jonathan Morales (0-1) 4.1 IP, 1 ER, 9 H, 0 K, 3 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Ryan Gridley 4-5, 2B, RBI, Jake Vickerson 2-3, 2 RBI, Seth Heck 2-4, RBI, Jacob Robson 2-4, Luke Reynolds 1-1, 2B, RBI.

Attendance: 6,110

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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