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Mississippi State begins another round robin weekend with Arizona and Samford this weekend. The Wildcats downed Samford 7-1 in the early game today. Wes Rea returns to the starting lineup for MSU. The Diamond Dogs will be the visiting team today since they were the home team against Arizona for one of the games in Tucson last year. State is wearing maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and white pants. Arizona is wearing navy hats and white uniforms.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 9-0

SS – Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .533, 4 RBI, SB

3B- Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., .591, HR, 10 RBI, 3 SB

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, So., .265, HR, 6 RBI

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .536, 3 RBI, 6 SB

1B- Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .300, HR, 7 RBI

DH- Luke Reynolds, L/R, So., .158, 4 RBI

RF- Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .467, HR, 6 RBI, SB

C- Josh Lovelady, R/R, Jr., .250, 5 RBI

1B- John Holland, L/R, Jr., .214, 7 RBI, SB

RHP- Preston Brown, Sr. (2-0) 2.45 ERA, 15 K, 3 BB

Arizona (9-2)

2B- Scott Kingery, R/R, Jr., .458, HR, 11 RBI

SS- Kevin Newman, R/R, Jr., .400, 6 RBI, 6 SB

C- Riley Moore, L/R, Sr., .410, 2 HR, 11 RBI, SB

3B- Bobby Dalbec, R/R, So., .356, 2 HR, 14 RBI

DH- Tyler Krause, R/R, Sr., .226, 5 RBI, SB

1B- JJ Matijevic, L/R, Fr., .207, 6 RBI

RF- Zach Gibbons, R/R, Jr., .290, 6 RBI

LF- Joseph Maggi, L/L, Sr., .500

CF- Justin Behnke, L/R, Jr., .412, 4 RBI, 3 SB

RHP- Austin Schnabel, So. (1-1) 7.71 ERA, 12 K, 1 BB

TOP 1ST

I’m still working on my men’s basketball preview for tomorrow’s paper so my mind is split at the moment.

Heck walked. He’s reached base safely in 40-straight games.

State now leads the country with 70 walks.

Gridley singled to right, Heck advanced to second.

Humphreys flew out to right, one out.

Robson struck out swinging, two outs.

Rea grounded out 6-4-3. Seriously he did, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Brown’s first pitch is a ball.

His second goes off the left field wall as Kingery doubled. Humphreys misplayed it terribly as well.

Newman bunted Kingery to third.

Moore reached on a fielder’s choice. Kingery scored on a throwing error by Rea, Moore advanced to second.

Dalbec struck out swinging, two outs.

Krause walked.

Both runners advanced into scoring position on a wild pitch.

Matijevic grounded out to first, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

1-0 UA

TOP 2ND

Reynolds singled through the left side.

Vickerson popped out to right, one out.

Lovelady singled to right, Reynolds advanced to second.

Holland fouled strike three into the mitt, two outs.

Heck struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-0 UA

BOTTOM 2ND

Gibbons flew out to left, one out.

Maggi grounded out to third, two outs.

Behnke grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 UA

TOP 3RD

Gridley hit by pitch.

Humphreys bunted Gridley to second, one out.

Robson singled through the left side, Gridley advanced to third.

Rea walked to load the bases.

Reynolds reached on a fielder’s choice, Gridley forced out at home. Bases still loaded, two outs.

Vickerson draws a 3-2 walk to force in Robson, RBI. Bases still loaded.

RHP Nathan Bannister in to pitch for UA. He inherits a 2-0 count on Lovelady.

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

Holland struck out swinging, three outs.

2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Kingery walked.

Kingery caught stealing second, one out.

Newman struck out swinging, two outs.

Moore singled past a diving Rea at first.

Moore took second on a wild pitch.

Dalbec walked.

Krause grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 4TH

Heck grounded out to short, one out.

Gridley grounded out to second, two outs.

Humphreys grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Matijevic grounded out to second, one out.

Gibbons struck out looking, two outs.

Maggi struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 5TH

Robson struck out swinging, one out.

Rea lined out to right, two outs.

Reynolds struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Behnke struck out swinging, one out.

Kingery singled up the middle.

Newman flew out to left, two outs.

Moore struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 6TH

Vickerson reached on a bunt single.

Lovelady reached on a bunt single after Dalbec fell down and threw a 36-hopper to first. Vickerson advanced to third.

Holland with a sacrifice fly to center scoring Vickerson, RBI, one out.

Heck grounded out to short, two outs.

Lovelady took third on a wild pitch.

Gridley grounded out to third, nice pick at first by Matijevic, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Dalbec struck out looking, one out.

Krause grounded out to the pitcher, two outs.

Matijevic flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-1 MSU

TOP 7TH

Sawyer Gieseke in at first for UA.

Humphreys flew out to center, one out.

Robson grounded out to first, two outs.

Rea walked.

Reynolds singled to right, Rea motored to third.

Vickerson singled to right scoring Rea, RBI. Reynolds advanced to third.

Lovelady flew out to right. Great diving catch by Gibbons, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-1 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

LHP Ross Mitchell in to pitch for MSU.

Gibbons grounded out to short, one out.

Jared Oliva pinch hitting for Maggi. Oliva singled up the middle.

Behnke reached on a fielder’s choice, Oliva forced out to second, two outs.

Kingery flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-1 MSU

TOP 8TH

Holland grounded out to second, one out.

Heck reached on a fielding error by Gieseke.

Gridley flew out to center. Excellent diving catch by Behnke, two outs.

Cody Brown pinch hitting for Humphreys. Brown popped out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-1 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Newman doubled into the right field corner.

Moore walked on four pitches.

Dalbec bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

RHP Trevor Fitts in to pitch for MSU. Fitts inherits a 2-2 count on Krause.

Krause walked to load the bases.

Michael Hoard pinch hitting for Gieseke.

Newman scored on a wild pitch. The rest of the runners advanced into scoring position.

Hoard reached when Gridley dropped a pop up. Bases still loaded.

Gibbons struck out looking, two outs.

Oliva struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB

4-2 MSU

TOP 9TH

Dalbec takes over on the mound for UA. Cody Ramer now in at third.

Robson’s bunt for a hit attempt failed, one out.

Rea walked.

Reynolds struck out looking, two outs.

Vickerson flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-2 MSU

BOTTOM 9TH

Behnke popped out to left, one out.

Kingery flew out to center, two outs.

Newman grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: NO. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE 4, ARIZONA 2

Hits: MSU 8, UA 5

Errors: MSU 2, UA 1

WP: Preston Brown (3-0) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 7 K, 3 BB

LP: Austin Schnabel (1-2) 2.2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 K, 4 BB

S: Trevor Fitts (4) 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Josh Lovelady 2-3, RBI, Jake Vickerson 2-4, 2 RBI, Luke Reynolds 2-5; UA – Scott Kingery 2-4, 2B, Kevin Newman 1-4, 2B

Attendance: 7,374

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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