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I wrapped up all my writing from the spring football scrimmage just in time for the start of the baseball game, which was moved up from 6:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. due to expected inclement weather. Mississippi State won last night’s game 13-2 and will be going for its first SEC series victory this season. The Bulldogs are wearing maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and white pants while South Carolina is clad in garnet hats and grey uniforms.

STARTING LINEUPS

South Carolina: 20-10, 5-5 SEC

CF- Gene Cone, L/L, So., .303, HR, 6 RBI, 5 SB

SS- Jordan Gore, S/R, So., .294, 13 RBI, 2 SB

2B- Max Schrock, L/R, Jr., .248, 3 HR, 24 RBI, 5 SB

1B- Kyle Martin, L/L, Sr., .373, 6 HR, 29 RBI, 6 SB

RF- Elliott Caldwell, R/R, Sr., .370, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 7 SB

DH- Alex Destino, L/L, Fr., .261, 4 HR, 21 RBI

3B- DC Arendas, L/R, Jr., .233, 3 RBI, 2 SB

C- Logan Koch, S/R, So., .170, HR, 6 RBI, SB

LF- Clark Scolamiero, L/L, Fr., .000, 2 RBI, 3 SB

LHP- Jack Wynkoop, Jr. (4-2) 2.30 ERA, 41 K, 6 BB

Mississippi State: 20-12, 4-6 SEC

LF- Cody Brown, L/R, So., .344, 13 RBI, 3 SB

RF- Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .344, HR, 12 RBI, 5 SB

C- Gavin Collins, R/R, So., .220, 4 RBI, SB

DH- Reid Humphreys, R/R, So., .260, 5 HR, 19 RBI

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .379, HR, 7 RBI, 15 SB

1B- Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .267, 2 HR, 19 RBI

SS- Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., .300, HR, 17 RBI, 3 SB

2B- John Holland, L/R, Jr., .273, HR, 17 RBI, SB

3B- Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .295, 10 RBI, 4 SB

RHP- Preston Brown, Jr. (3-3) 3.83 ERA, 40 K, 16 BB

TOP 1ST

Preston Brown’s first pitch is a strike.

Cone struck out swinging, one out.

Gore flew out to center, two outs.

Schrock reached on an infield single to first after Preston Brown couldn’t find the base on the flip from Rea.

Martin popped out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Cody Brown grounded out to first, one out.

Vickerson reached on an infield single off the pitcher.

Collins flew out to right, two outs.

Humphreys struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Appears rain has started to fall here at the ballpark.

Caldwell tripled off the wall in center.

Destino grounded out to short, Caldwell scored, RBI, one out.

Arendas grounded out to short, two outs.

Koch singled up the middle.

The rain is falling heavy now.

Scolamiero grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 USC

BOTTOM 2ND

And we are in a rain delay starting at 3:29 p.m.

Play will resume no later than 4:25 p.m.

It was officially a 53-minute rain delay.

Robson strikes out swinging wildly, one out.

Rea doubled into the right field corner.

Gridley flew out to right, two outs.

Holland walked.

Heck grounded to short for what should’ve been a routine play. Gore throws it away at second allowing Rea and Gridley to score. Heck ended up at third.

Cody Brown doubled to left scoring Heck, RBI.

Vickerson singled to center scoring Brown, RBI.

Collins singled to left, Vickerson advanced to third. Collins took second on a throwing error by Scolamiero.

Linebacker Richie Brown is at today’s ballgame as is Megan Mullen and her two kids.

Humphreys singled to left scoring Vickerson and Collins, 2 RBI.

Robson struck out swinging, three outs.

6 R, 5 H, 2 E, 1 LOB

6-1 MSU

TOP 3RD

Cone lined out to short, one out.

Gore flew out to left, two outs.

Schrock doubled to left.

Martin singled through the six hole against the shift scoring Schrock, RBI.

Caldwell grounded out to third, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-2 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Rea singled up the middle.

Gridley grounded into a double play, two outs.

Holland grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-2 MSU

TOP 4TH

Destino struck out looking, one out.

Arendas struck out swinging, two outs.

Koch singled past a diving Holland into right.

Scolarmiero grounded out to short. Great play by Gridley on the chopper, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

6-2 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Heck reached on an infield single to third. Nice diving stop by Arendas, who nearly made the throw in time.

Cody Brown bunted Heck to second, one out.

Vickerson singled up the middle scoring Heck, RBI.

Collins reached on an infield single to third, Vickerson advanced to second.

Humphreys stung one to short. Gore was able to leap and knock it down and force Vickerson out at third. Humphreys gets a fielder’s choice and Collins advanced to second, two outs.

Robson grounded out to third, three outs.

1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

7-2 MSU

TOP 5TH

Cone flew out to center, one out.

Gore grounded out to first, two outs.

Schrock grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-2 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Rea flew out to left, one out.

Gridley struck out looking, two outs.

Holland singled to center.

Heck dropped a single into right, Holland advanced to third.

Cody Brown popped out to center, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

7-2 MSU

TOP 6TH

Martin grounds into the shift but still reaches on an infield single.

Caldwell struck out swinging, one out.

Martin caught stealing second, two outs.

Destino struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-2 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Vickerson flew out to center, one out.

Collins singled up the middle.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-2 MSU

TOP 7TH

Arendas homered to center, RBI.

Koch popped out to short, one out.

Scolamiero lined out to right. Nice jump by Vickerson on that one, two outs.

Cone grounded out to second, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-3 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Sorry for the delay, my computer decided to do an update.

Robson was ruled out after his bunt hit the bat twice. John Cohen came out to argue with home plate ump Gerard Ascani.

Rea doubled off the wall in right-center. Rumor has it that Caldwell had a piece of sausage in his hand while running after the ball.

RHP Reed Scott in to pitch for USC.

Gridley grounded out to third, two outs.

Holland walked.

Heck walked to load the bases.

LHP Vince Fiori in to pitch for USC.

Cody Brown flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

7-3 MSU

TOP 8TH

Gore singled to right.

Schrock lined to left, one out.

Martin walked, Gore advanced to second.

Caldwell doubled to left scoring Gore, RBI. Martin advanced to third.

RHP Trevor Fitts in to pitch for MSU.

Destino grounded out to second, Martin scored, RBI. Caldwell advanced to third.

Arendas lined out to second, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-5 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Vickerson walked.

RHP Cody Mincey in to pitch for USC.

Collins walked, Vickerson advanced to second.

Humphrey bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

Robson walked to load the bases.

Dak Prescott, Damian Williams,  Torrey Dale and Fred Ross are at the game.

Rea struck out looking on a pitch that was well inside. He has a few words for Ascani, two outs.

Gridley lines out to the pitcher to leave the bases loaded for the second straight inning, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

7-5 MSU

TOP 9TH

Patrick Harrington pinch hitting for Koch. Harrington struck out on a check swing, one out.

Scholamiero lined out to short, two outs.

Cone flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 7, NO. 21 SOUTH CAROLINA 5

Hits: MSU 14, USC 10

Errors: MSU 0, USC 2

WP: Preston Brown (4-3) 7.1 IP, 5 R, 10 H, 5 K, 1 BB

LP: Jack Wynkoop (4-3) 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 14 H, 4 K, 1 BB

S: Trevor Fitts (5) 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Jake Vickerson 3-4, 2 RBI, Gavin Collins 3-4, Wes Rea 3-5, 2 2B, Seth Heck 2-3, Cody Brown 1-4, 2B, RBI; USC- Kyle Martin 2-3, RBI, Logan Koch 2-3, Elliott Caldwell 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, Max Schrock 2-4, 2B, DC Arendas 1-4, HR, RBI

Attendance: 6,682

 

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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