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As Kyle Nibblett put it, I’m making my return to the press box from the disabled list. I missed three straight baseball games while fighting the flu. Mississippi State will be hosting San Diego in the rubber game of the series. The Bulldogs are wearing cream hats and uniforms while the Toreros are wearing navy hats, columbia blue camo jerseys and white pants.

I’ll be writing up some basketball stuff while I’m up here today but stay tuned for updates.

Starting lineups:

San Diego: 5-7

3B- Jerod Smith, R/R, Jr., .282, 3 RBI, SB

SS- Kyle Holder, L/R, Jr., .304, HR, 4 RBI, SB

C- Jesse Jenner, R/R, Sr., .176, RBI, 2 SB

CF- Colton Waltner,  R/R, So., .270, HR, 6 RBI

1B- Aidan Stinnett, R/R, So., .286, 6 RBI

2B- Bryson Brigman, R/R, Fr., .216, 4 RBI, 2 SB

LF- Austin Bailey, S/R, Sr., .275, 3 RBI

DH- Riley Adams, R/R, Fr., .174, HR, 3 RBI, SB

RF- Andrew Solomon, R/R, So., .000

RHP- Gary Cornish (0-0) Jr., 4.38  ERA, 14 K, 6 BB

Mississippi State: 14-2

SS- Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .379, 8 RBI, SB

DH- Luke Reynolds, L/R, So., .189, 5 RBI

1B- Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .310, HR, 10 RBI

CF- Cody Brown, L/R, So., .394, 6 RBI

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, So., .213, HR, 6 RBI

2B- Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., .383, HR, 10 RBI, 3 SB

3B- Matt Spruill, R/R, Jr., .318, 6 RBI, 2 SB

C- Josh Lovelady, R/R, Jr., .257, 8 RBI

RF- Michael Smith, R/R, Jr., .200, RBI

LHP- Vance Tatum (2-0), So., 1.45 ERA, 25 K, 5 BB

TOP 1ST

Tatum’s first pitch is a ball.

Smith singled up the middle.

Holder fouled off a bunt to first, one out.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Heck leads off with an infield single to short.

Heck took second on a wild pitch.

Reynolds walked.

Rea reached on a bunt single to load the bases. Nobody from San  Diego covered first base.

Brown reached on an infield single to second, Heck scored, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Humphreys grounded to third, Reynolds scored, RBI. Rea forced out at third, Brown advanced to second, one out.

Gridley grounded out to first. Brown and Humphreys advanced into scoring position, two outs.

Spruill singled to right scoring Brown and Humphreys, 2 RBI. Spruill took second on the throw to the plate.

Lovelady struck out swinging, three outs.

4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

Waltner grounded out to short. Fine backhanded play by Heck, one out.

Stinnett grounded out to short, two outs.

Brigman walked.

Bailey singled to right, Brigman advanced to third.

Adams struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Smith singled to center.

Smith advanced to second on a passed ball.

Heck reached on a bunt single. The ball got away from Brigman at first and allowed Smith to score and Heck to take second.

Reynolds struck out swinging, one out.

Rea flew out to center, two outs.

Brown flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

5-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Solomon singled to right.

Smith doubled to right, Solomon advanced to third.

Holder reached on a bunt single. Solomon scored, RBI, Smith advanced to third.

Jenner grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, Smith scored, two outs.

Waltner flew out to center, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 E

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Humphreys lined out to short, one out.

Gridley grounded out to third, two outs.

The rain has started to fall.

Spruill reached on a bunt single.

Spruill awarded second on a balk.

Lovelady grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 4TH

Stinnett grounded out to short, one out.

Brigman flew out to right, two outs.

Vic Schaefer at the ballpark today.

Bailey singled up the middle.

Bailey caught stealing second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Smith grounded out to first, one out.

Heck popped out to left, two outs.

Reynolds grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 5TH

Jacob Robson now in center, Brown shifts to right for MSU.

Adams singled to right.

LHP Ross Mitchell in to pitch for MSU.

Solomon grounded into a U-6-3 double play, two outs.

Smith flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Rea struck out looking, one out.

Brown grounded out to third, two outs.

Humphreys singled through the left side.

Gridley struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 6TH

Holder singled to center.

Jenner walked, Holder advanced to second.

Waltner grounded into a 6-4-3- double play. Holder advanced to third, two outs.

Stinnett lined out to center. Nice grab by Robson, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Spruill struck out but reached on a passed ball.

Lovelady bunted Spruill to second, one out.

Robson grounded out to third, Spruill advanced to third, two outs.

Heck singled up the middle scoring Spruill, RBI.

Reynolds struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-2 MSU

TOP 7TH

Brigman singled off Mitchell.

Bailey grounded into a 4-6-3 double play. That’s the fifth twin killing of the day, two outs.

Adams flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-2 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Drew Jacobs in to pitch for USD.

Rea walked.

Brown bunted Rea to second, one out.

Rea took third on a wild pitch.

Humphreys struck out swinging, two outs.

Gavin Collins pinch hitting for Gridley. Collins intentionally walked.

Spruill struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

6-2 MSU

TOP 8TH

Jake Vickerson in left, Matthew Britton in at second for MSU.

Solomon singled up the middle.

Smith singled to left, Solomon advanced to second.

Holder singled up the middle to load the bases.

Jenner walks on a 3-2 pitch forcing in Solomon, RBI. Bases still loaded.

RHP Zac Houston in to pitch for MSU.

Waltner with a sacrifice fly to center scoring Smith, RBI. Holder tagged up to third, one out.

Ryan Kirby pinch hitting for Stinnett. Kirby walked to load the bases.

Ben Wylly pinch hitting for Brigman.

Grant Melker pinch running for Jenner.

RHP Trevor Fitts in to pitch for MSU.

Wylly walked on four straight balls forcing in Holder, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Conner Jauch pinch running for Wylly.

Bailey with a sacrifice fly to center scoring Melker and tying the game, RBI, two outs.

Hunter Mercado-Hood pinch hitting for Adams. Mercado-Hood lined out to center, three outs.

4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

6-6

BOTTOM 8TH

Melker in center, Waltner catching, Jaunch in left for USD.

Lovelady walked.

Robson reached on a fielder’s choice after failing on sacrifice bunt attempts. Lovelady forced out at second, on eout.

Heck grounded out to the pitcher, Robson advanced to second, two outs.

John Holland pinch hitting for Reynolds.

LHP Jacob Hill in to pitch for USD.

Brent Rooker pinch hitting for Holland. Rooker struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-6 

TOP 9TH

Soloman singled to center. USD has now had its leadoff man on in seven of the nine innings.

RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch for MSU. He inherits a 2-0 count in his 2015 debut.

Smith reached on a bunt single after Rea didn’t toss the ball to Gentry covering.

LHP Trent Waddell in to pitch for MSU.

Holder bunts both runners into scoring position, one out.

RHP Dakota Hudson in to pitch for MSU.

James Bonds pinch hitting for Melker. Bonds walked.

Waltner doubled to the wall in right scoring Soloman and Smith, 2 RBI. Bonds advanced to third.

Kirby walked to load the bases.

RHP Levi Mintz in to pitch for MSU.

Jaunch with a slow roller to the mound and results in an RBI single scoring Bonds, RBI.

Bailey struck out swinging, two outs.

Mercado-Hood grounded out to first, three outs.

3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

9-6 USD

BOTTOM 9TH

LHP Anthony McIver in to pitch for USD.

Rea struck out looking, one out.

Brown hit by pitch.

Vickerson singled to left, Brown advanced to second.

Joey Swinarski pinch hitting for Britton. Swinarski struck out swinging, two outs.

Spruill flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

FINAL: SAN DIEGO 9, NO. 15 MISSISSIPPI STATE 6

Hits: USD 16, MSU 10

Errors: USD 1, MSU 0

WP: Jacob Hill (3-1) 0.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB

LP: Trevor Fitts (0-1) 0.2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 K, 1 BB

S: Anthony McIver (3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: USD – Jerod SMITH 4-5, 2B, Kyle Holder 3-4, RBI, Andrew Soloman 2-3, Austin Bailey 2-4, RBI, Colton Waltner, 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI; MSU – Seth Heck 3-5, RBI, Matt Spruill 2-5, 2 RBI

Attendance: 6,454

 

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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