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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

It’s a beautiful day at the ballpark for the rubber game of the opening SEC weekend between Alabama and Mississippi State. Today’s game will be streamed on SEC Network +. The Bulldogs are wearing black and white hats, black ’85 jerseys and white pants while the Crimson Tide are clad in red hats, red jerseys and grey pants. MSU offensive lineman Justin Senior is back working as a vendor as is former offensive lineman Eric Lawson.

Starting lineups:

Alabama: 10-7, 1-1

3B- Chandler Avant, R/R, Fr., .220, 3 RBI, 2 SB

CF- Georgie Salem, L/R, Jr., .246, 5 RBI, 9 SB

SS- Mikey White, R/R, Jr., .393, 2 HR, 15 RBI, SB

RF- Casey Hughston, L/R, So., .485, 3 HR, 22 RBI, 7 SB

2B- Kyle Overstreet, R/R, Jr., .269, 16 RBI

DH- J.C. Wilhite, R/R, Sr., .283, HR, 7 RBI

1B- Chance Vincent, R/R, 207, HR, 9 RBI, SB

C- Will Haynie, R/R, So., .114, 4 RBI

LF- Riley Coburn, L/R, Jr., .333, 4 RBI, SB

RHP- Geoffrey Bramblett , So. (3-1) 3.22 ERA, 16 K, 8 BB

Mississippi State: 16-5, 1-1

SS- Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .358, 9 RBI, 2 SB

RF- Cody Brown, L/R, So., .360, 9 RBI, SB

1B- Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .318, HR, 13 RBI

DH- Reid Humphreys, R/R, So., .242, 2 HR, 9 RBI

3B- Matt Spruill, R/R, Jr., .316, 8 RBI, 2 SB

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .407, 5 RBI, 12 SB

2B- John Holland, L/R, Jr., .241, 11 RBI, SB

C- Josh Lovelady, R/R, Jr., .250, 10 RBI

LF- Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .381, HR, 10 RBI, 3 SB

LHP- Vance Tatum, So. (2-0) 1.99 ERA, 26 K, 6 BB

TOP 1ST

Tatum’s first pitch is a strike.

Avant grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Salem grounded out to second, two outs.

White struck out on a check swing, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Heck fouled out to first, one out.

Brown doubled to left as Colburn dove and missed the ball.

Rea struck out looking, two outs.

Brown took third on a wild pitch.

Humphreys popped out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Hughston struck out swinging, one out.

Overstreet grounded out to third, two outs.

Wilhite hit by pitch.

Vincent lined out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Spruill walked.

Robson singled up the middle, Spruill advanced to second.

Holland reached on a bunt single, bases loaded.

Spruill scored on a wild pitch, Robson and Holland advanced into scoring position.

Lovelady grounded out to short, Robson scored,  RBI, one out.

Vickerson lined out to left, two outs.

Holland picked off second, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Haynie with a solo homer to left, RBI.

Colburn flew out to left, one out.

Avant singled to left.

Avant stole second.

Salem popped out to second, two outs.

White walked.

Hughston struck out looking, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Heck singled to left.

Brown grounded into a 1-6-3 double play, two outs.

Rea lined out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 4TH

Overstreet singled up the middle.

Wilhite doubled to the wall in left, Overstreet advanced to third.

Vincent grounded out to third, one out.

Haynie struck out swinging, two outs.

Colburn doubled down the first baseline scoring Overstreet and Wilhite, 2 RBI. John Cohen out to argue with first base ump Todd Henderson. It was very close to being foul.

Colburn stole third.

Avant’s bunt for a base hit failed, three outs. Mitch Gaspard out to argue the close play at first.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-2 UA

BOTTOM 4TH

Humphreys doubled into the left field corner.

Spruill bunted Humphreys to third, one out.

Robson walked.

Holland singled to left scoring Humphreys, RBI. Robson scored on a two-base throwing error by Haynie and Holland took second on the play. Very aggressive base running by Robson to force the overthrow.

Lovelady singled to center, Holland advanced to third.

Vickerson lined into a double play at first, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-3 MSU

TOP 5TH

Salem flew out to center, one out.

White grounded out to short, two outs.

Hughston struck out swinging. That’s the hat trick for him today, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-3 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Heck grounded out to third, one out.

Brown flew out to right, two outs.

Rea walked.

Humphreys hit by pitch, Rea advanced to second.

Spruill grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-3 MSU

TOP 6TH

Overstreet grounded out to short, one out.

Wilhite reached on a fielding error by Spruill.

Women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer here today.

Vincent grounded out to short, Wilhite advanced to second. Gaspard out to argue and probably has a good point.

Haynie struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-3 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Robson doubled to the wall in left.

Holland struck out swinging after failing to get the bunt down, one out.

RHP Ray Castillo in to pitch for UA.

Lovelady grounded out to short, Robson advanced to third.

Vickerson lined out to center, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-3 MSU

TOP 7TH

Colburn flew out to left, one out.

Avant struck out swinging, two outs.

Salem singled through the right side.

Salem stole second.

White with a seeing eye single through the left side scoring Salem, RBI.

Hughston flew out to left, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-4

BOTTOM 7TH

Heck grounded out to third, one out.

Brown walked.

Rea flew out to the warning track in center, two outs.

Humphreys struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-4

TOP 8TH

RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch for MSU.

Overstreet singled to center.

Wilhite bunted Overstreet to second, one out.

RHP Zac Houston in to pitch inheriting a 3-2 count on Vincent.

Houston’s first pitch goes to the backstop walking Vincent. Runners at the corners now.

Haynie walked on four pitches to load the bases.

LHP Ross Mitchell in to pitch for MSU.

Mitchell was 0-2 on Colburn then threw four straight balls to walk in the go-ahead run, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Avant singled up the middle scoring Vincent and Haynie, 2 RBI. Colburn advanced to second.

Salem struck out swinging, two outs.

White singled to right scoring Colburn, RBI. Avant caught in a run down between third and home, three outs.

4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

8-4 UA

BOTTOM 8TH

Spruill lined out to second, one out.

Robson flew out to center, two outs.

Holland flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

8-4 UA

TOP 9TH

Hughston walked.

Overstreet bunted Hughston to second, one out.

Wilhite singled to left, Hughston advanced to third.

Vincent tried to squeeze but State gets a strange 1-2-5 double play, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

8-4 UA

BOTTOM 9TH

Lovelady hit by pitch.

Vickerson singled to right, Lovelady advanced to second.

LHP Thomas Burrows in to pitch for UA.

Heck lined out to right. Diving catch by Hughston, one out.

Brown popped out to short, two outs.

Rea grounded to short, Vickerson forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

FINAL: ALABAMA 8, NO. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE 4

Hits: UA 11, MSU 9

Errors: UA 1, MSU 1

WP: Ray Castillo (2-0) 2.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K, 1 BB

LP: Myles Gentry (0-1) 0.1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 0 K, 1 BB

S: Thomas Burrows (3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 K, 0 BB

Leading Hitters: UA – J.C. Wilhite 2-3, 2B, Mikey White 2-4, 2 RBI, Kyle Overstreet 2-4, Chandler Avant 2-5, 2 RBI, Will Haynie 1-3, HR, RBI, Riley Colburn 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI; MSU – Jacob Robson 2-3, 2B, John Holland 2-4, RBI, Reid Humphreys 1-3, 2B, Cody Brown 1-4, 2B

Attendance: 7,535

 

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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