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Mississippi State will play a doubleheader today with Game 1 against Arizona on the SEC Network and Game 2 against Samford 35-minutes following the conclusion of the first game. I’m also working on my women’s basketball preview for tomorrow as well. Today the Bulldogs are debuting a new white uniform with maroon pinstripes and the interlocking “MS” logo along with the traditional maroon hat. They look like the old Phillies uniform. Arizona is in a navy hat, red jersey and grey pants.

Starting lineups:

Arizona: 9-3

2B- Scott Kingery, R/R, Jr., .462, HR, 11 RBI

SS- Kevin Newman, R/R, Jr., .388, 6 RBI, 6 SB

C- Riley Moore, L/R, Sr., .405, 2 HR, 12 RBI, SB

3B- Bobby Dalbec, R/R, So., .340, 2 HR, 14 RBI

DH- Handsome Monica, R/R, Fr., .333

RF- Zach Gibbons, R/R, Jr., .257, 6 RBI

1B- Joseph Maggi, L/L, Sr., .250

LF- Jared Oliva, R/R, Fr., .333, 8 RBI, SB

CF- Justin Behnke, L/R, Jr., .368, 4 RBI, 3 SB

RHP- Robby Medel, Fr. (1-0) 1.46 ERA, 4 K, 2 BB

Mississippi State: 10-0

SS – Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .471, 5 RBI, SB

RF- Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .474, HR, 8 RBI, 2 SB

3B- Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., .538, HR, 10 RBI, 3 SB

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .485, 3 RBI, 6 SB

1B- Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .250, HR, 7 RBI

DH- Luke Reynolds, L/R, So., .208, 4 RBI

LF- Cody Brown, L/R, So., .316, 5 RBI

C- Josh Lovelady, R/R, Jr., .304, 6 RBI

2B- John Holland, L/R, Jr., .194, 8 RBI, SB

RHP- Austin Sexton, So. (1-0) 2.25 ERA, 10 K, 2 BB

TOP 1ST

Sexton’s first pitch is a ball.

Kingery struck out swinging, one out.

Newman struck out swinging, two outs.

Moore struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Heck grounded out to short, one out.

Vickerson flew out to center, two outs.

Gridley hit by pitch.

Robson flew out to right. Hell of a catch out there by Gibbons, three outs.

0  R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Dalbec singled up the middle.

Monica struck out swinging, one out.

Gibbons struck out swinging, two outs.

Maggi grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Rea walked.

Reynolds walked, Rea advanced to second.

Brown struck out looking after failing to get a bunt down, one out.

Lovelady grounded out to second, both runners advanced into scoring position, two outs.

Holland flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 3RD

Oliva fouled out to first, one out.

Behnke grounded out to short, two outs.

Kingery reached on a fielding error by Heck.

Newman grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

 BOTTOM 3RD

Heck reached on a throwing error by Newman.

Vickerson with a bloop single to center for State’s first hit. Heck advanced to second.

Gridley hit by pitch but home plate ump Larry Short didn’t award him first. Gridley bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

Robson grounded out to short, Heck scored,  RBI. Vickerson advanced to third, two outs.

Rea doubled down the right field line scoring Vickerson, RBI.

Reynolds struck out looking, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Moore struck out looking, one out.

Dalbec struck out looking, two outs.

Monica struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Brown lined out to right, one out.

Lovelady singled off Medel literally.

Holland singled past Maggi at first, Lovelady advanced to third.

Heck grounded into a 5-4-3 double play, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 5TH

Gibbons singled to center.

Boobie Dixon making an appearance at Dudy Noble Field.

Maggi bunted but the ball hit him as he was going down the line, one out. That’s now a career-high nine K’s.

Oliva ties the game with a two-run homer to left.

Behnke struck out looking, two outs.

Kingery popped out to second, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-2

BOTTOM 5TH

Vickerson flew out to center, one out.

Gridley grounded out to third, two outs.

Robson grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-2

TOP 6TH

Newman grounded out to third, one out.

Moore flew out to left, two outs.

Dalbec singled to right. Good job by Vickerson to hold that to just a single as it was hit in the gap.

Monica hit by pitch, Dalbec advanced to second.

LHP Ross Mitchell in to pitch. He inherits a 1-0 count on Gibbons. Gibbons grounds out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-2

BOTTOM 6TH

Rea doubled to the wall in right-center.

Reynolds singled to left, Rea advanced to third.

RHP Cody Hamlin in to pitch for UA.

Brown singled through the left side scoring Rea, RBI. Reynolds advanced to second.

Lovelady singled through the left side scoring Reynolds, RBI. Brown advanced to second.

Holland bunted and reached on a fielding error by Moore to load the bases.

Heck grounded into a 4-6-3 double play, Brown scored.

Lovelady scored on a wild pitch.

Vickerson grounded out to second. Kingery laid out for it in the hole and made an outstanding play but Vickerson looked safe to me, three outs.

4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 0 LOB

6-2 MSU

TOP 7TH

Maggi popped out to left, one out.

Oliva grounded out to second, two outs.

Behnke grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-2 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Gridley walked.

Robson grounded into a U-4-3 double play. Looked safe to me but not Morris Hodges, two outs.

Rea flew out to center. Behnke made an outstanding snag to rob Rea of another double, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-2 MSU

TOP 8TH

Kingery singled to left. That’s now his 25th hit already this season.

Newman grounded out to the pitcher, Kingery advanced to second, one out.

Moore grounded out to second, Newman advanced to third, two outs.

Dalbec grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-2 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Reynolds grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Brown grounded out to second, two outs.

Lovelady walked.

Holland popped out to left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-2 MSU

TOP 9TH

Monica grounded out to second, one out.

Gibbons grounded out to third, two outs.

Tyler Krause pinch hitting for Maggi. Krause singled to center.

Oliva singled to left, Krause advanced to second.

Behnke’s bunt for a hit attempt failed, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

FINAL: NO. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE 6, ARIZONA 2

Hits: MSU 8, UA 7

Errors: MSU 1, UA 2

WP: Ross Mitchell (3-0) 3.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 K, 0 BB

LP: Robby Medel (1-1) 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 K, 2 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Wes Rea 2-3, 2 2B, RBI, Josh Lovelady 2-3, RBI; UA – Jared Oliva 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, Bobby Dalbec 2-4

First pitch for Game 2 will be 2:30 p.m.

Starting lineups:

Samford: 3-5

LF- Jared Watson, R/R, Jr., .269, HR, 5 RBI, SB

2B- Hunter Swilling, R/R, So., .345, HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB

RF- Heath Quinn, R/R, So., .286, 3 HR, 4 RBI, SB

DH- Austin Edens, R/R, Fr., .400, HR, 3 RBI

1B- Alex Lee, L/L, Jr., .240, HR, 3 RBI

3B- Anthony Gonzalez, R/R, So., .375, RBI, SB

C- Richard Greene, R/R, Jr., .269, 3 HR, 7 RBI

SS- Frankie Navarrete, R/R, Jr., .176

CF- T.J. Dixon, L/L, So., .179, RBI

RHP- Jared Brasher, So. (0-0) 7.20 ERA, 3 K, BB

Mississippi State: 11-0

SS – Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .421, 5 RBI, SB

RF- Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .435, HR, 8 RBI, 2 SB

3B- Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., .519, HR, 10 RBI, 3 SB

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .432, 4 RBI, 6 SB

1B- Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .333, HR, 8 RBI

DH- Luke Reynolds, L/R, So., .222, 4 RBI

LF- Cody Brown, L/R, So., .304, 6 RBI

C- Cody Walker, R/R, Sr., .222

2B- John Holland, L/R, Jr., .229, 8 RBI, SB

LHP- Lucas Laster, Sr. (1-0) 2.16 ERA, 5 K, 4 BB

TOP 1ST

Laster’s first pitch is a strike.

Watson flew out to right, one out.

Swilling singled up the middle.

Quinn grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Heck hit by pitch.

Vickerson grounded out to second, Heck advanced to second, one out.

Gridley walked.

Tomorrow’s games have now been moved to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Robson walked to load the bases.

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

Reynolds walked to force in Gridley, RBI. Bases still loaded.

All runners moved up on a wild pitch, Robson scored.

Brown struck out swinging, two outs.

Walker singled to left scoring Rea and Reynolds, 2 RBI.

Holland walked, Walker advanced to second.

RHP Tristan Widra in to pitch for Samford.

Heck flew out to right, three outs.

5 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

Edens singled to right.

Lee grounded out to first, Edens advanced to second, one out.

Gonzalez struck out swinging, two outs.

Greene singled to left, Edens advanced to third.

Navarrete hit by pitch to load the bases.

Dixon grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

5-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Vickerson flew out to center, one out.

Gridley grounded out to third, two outs.

Robson grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Watson singled up the middle.

Swilling reached on a fielding error by Rea, Watson advanced to second.

Quinn struck out looking, one out.

Edens grounded out to second, Watson and Swilling both advanced into scoring position, two outs.

Lee grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

5-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Rea popped out to right, one out.

Josh Robinson at today’s game.

Reynolds grounded out to first, two outs.

Brown singled to center.

Walker doubled to the wall in left scoring Brown, RBI.

Holland singled to center scoring Walker, RBI.

Heck popped out to right, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Gonzalez grounded out to third, one out.

Greene struck out looking, two outs.

Navarrete reached on a fielding error by Laster.

Dixon struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

7-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Vickerson with a bunt single.

Vickerson picked off first but gets out of the pickle and back to first.

Gridley grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, two outs.

Robson reached on an infield single to first. Should’ve been an error on Lee.

Rea flared a single to right, Robson advanced to second.

Robson stole third.

Reynolds flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

7-0 MSU

TOP 5TH

Watson reached on an infield single to third. Looked like Gridley’s throw got him.

Swilling flew out to right, one out.

Quinn reached on an infield single to third, Watson advanced to second.

Edens struck out swinging, two outs.

Lee grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

7-0 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Brown struck out looking, one out.

Walker did as his name suggests.

Holland struck out looking, two outs.

Heck struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-0 MSU

TOP 6TH

Gonzalez singled inside the right field line.

Greene struck out looking, one out.

Navarrete grounded into a 5-4-3 double play, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-0 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Vickerson tripled into the right field corner.

Gridley struck out swinging, one out.

Robson with a sacrifice fly to center scoring Vickerson, RBI, two outs.

Rea grounded out to third, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

8-0 MSU

TOP 7TH

Trent Waddell in at first, Matthew Britton in at second for MSU.

Dixon struck out swinging, one out.

Watson singled to left.

Swilling doubled down the third baseline, Watson advanced to third.

Quinn doubled to left-center scoring Watson and Swilling, 2 RBI.

RHP Levi Mintz in to pitch for MSU.

Edens grounded out to short, Quinn advanced to third, two outs.

Lee walked. That’s the first walk of the day by MSU pitching.

Gonzalez walked to load the bases.

Greene grounded out to second, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

8-2 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Caleb Maggio in to pitch for Samford.

Reynolds walked on four pitches.

Brown singled through the right side, Reynolds advanced to second.

Walker fouled out to the catcher, one out.

Britton reached on a fielder’s choice, Brown forced out at second. Reynolds advanced to third, two outs.

Heck grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

8-2 MSU

TOP 8TH

RHP Dakota Hudson in to pitch for MSU.

Navarrete grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Dixon struck out looking. That’s the hat trick for him, two outs.

Watson grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

8-2 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

RHP Jake Greer in to pitch for Samford.

Vickerson walked.

Gridley flew out to center, one out.

Vickerson caught stealing second, two outs.

Robson walked.

Robson caught stealing second. Larry Short missed that call and John Cohen is giving him an earful, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

8-2 MSU

 TOP 9TH

Swilling struck out swinging, one out.

Quinn with a Texas League single to left.

Edens struck out looking, two outs.

Lee struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: NO. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE 8, SAMFORD 2

Hits: MSU 9, Samford 12

Errors: MSU 1, Samford 0

WP: Lucas Laster (2-0) 6.1 IP, 2 R, 11 H, 7 K, 0 BB

LP: Jared Brasher (0-1) 0.2 IP, 5 R, 1 H, 1 K, 5 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Cody Walker 2-3 2B, 3 RBI, Jake Vickerson 2-4, 3B, Cody Brown 2-4; Samford – Heath Quinn 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, Jared Watson 3-5, Hunter Swilling 2-5, 2B

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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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