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It’s a nice afternoon here at the ballpark as Mississippi State attempts to avoid being swept by sixth-ranked Florida. During batting practice, the Gators were driving the ball out of Dudy Noble right and left. You just don’t see that when the Bulldogs take BP. MSU is wearing maroon hats and white “MS” uniforms while Florida is clad in blue hats and grey uniforms. Remember that today’s game is being televised on ESPNU.

Starting lineups: 

Florida (30-10, 11-6)

2B Dalton Guthrie, R/R, Fr., .324, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 5 SB

SS Richie Martin, R/R, Jr., .320, 3 HR, 25 RBI, 14 SB

LF Harrison Bader, R/R, Jr., .343, 11 HR, 43 RBI, 5 SB

3B Josh Tobias, S/R, Sr., .378, 4 HR, 27 RBI, 5 SB

CF Buddy Reed, S/R, So., .317, HR, 30 RBI, 14 SB

1B Peter Alonso, R/R, So., .268, 7 RBI

DH JJ Schwarz, R/R, Fr., .304, 13 HR, 47 RBI

C Mike Rivera, R/R, Fr., .281, 2 HR, 26 RBI, 2 SB

RF Ryan Larson, R/R, So., .320, HR, 18 RBI, 5 SB

RHP Alex Faedo, Fr. (3-1) 2.12 ERA, 31 K, 6 BB

Mississippi State (22-18, 6-11 SEC)

LF Cody Brown, L/R, So., .325, HR, 15 RBI, 3 SB

RF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .345, HR, 15 RBI, 5 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, So., .229, 7 RBI, SB

CF Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .341, HR, 8 RBI, 15 SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .300, 3 HR, 23 RBI

2B John Holland, L/R, Jr., .274, HR, 23 RBI, SB

DH Brent Rooker, R/R, Fr., .213, 2 HR, 11 RBI

SS Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., .261, HR, 17 RBI, 4 SB

3B Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .299, 11 RBI, 4 SB

RHP Austin Sexton (3-3) 3.52 ERA, 42 K, 16 BB

TOP 1ST

Sexton’s first pitch is a strike.

Guthrie singled to right.

Martin singled to center, Guthrie advanced to second.

Bader hit by pitch to load the bases.

Tobias singled to right scoring Guthrie and Martin, 2 RBI. Bader advanced to third.

Reed struck out swinging, one out.

Alonso struck out swinging, two outs.

Tobias took second on a catcher’s indifference.

Schwarz struck out swinging, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-0 UF

BOTTOM 1ST

Brown grounded out to first, one out.

Vickerson flew out to left, two outs.

Collins struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 UF

TOP 2ND

Rivera grounded out to short, one out.

Larson grounded out to second, two outs.

Guthrie grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 UF

BOTTOM 2ND

Robson grounded out to third, one out.

Rea flew out to center, two outs.

Holland grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 UF

TOP 3RD

Martin singled to center.

Cedric Jiles and Justin Malone are at the ball park.

Bader struck out swinging, one out.

Tobias grounded out to second, Martin advanced to second, two outs.

Reed lined out to left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-0 UF

BOTTOM 3RD

Rooker struck out looking, one out.

Gridley makes a bid for State’s first hit but a diving stop by Tobias prevents that, two outs.

Heck tries for a hit as well but Bader makes a fantastic diving catch, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 UF

TOP 4TH

Alonso blasts the first pitch of the inning over the wall in left, RBI.

Schwarz grounded out to second, one out.

Rivera grounded out to third. Nice backhand by Heck, two outs.

Larson grounded out to short, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 UF

BOTTOM 4TH

Brown grounded out to first, one out.

Vickerson singled up the middle for State’s first hit and breaking up Faedo’s perfect game.

Collins rips a two-run homer to left. It’s his first of the season.

Robson grounded out to short, two outs.

Rea blooped a single into center.

Holland grounded out to first, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-2 UF

TOP 5TH

Guthrie struck out swinging, one out.

Martin grounded out to short, two outs.

Bader struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 UF

BOTTOM 5TH

Rooker doubled down the left field line.

Rooker took third on a wild pitch as Gridley squared to bunt.

Gridley hit a sacrifice fly to right scoring Rooker, RBI, one out.

Heck singled to right.

LHP Danny Young in to pitch for UF.

Brown singled to center, Heck advanced to second.

Vickerson hit by a 0-2 pitch and loads the bases.

RHP Taylor Lewis in to pitch for UF.

Collins grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, three outs.

1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3 

TOP 6TH

Tobias grounded out second, one out.

Reed walked.

Alonso with his second big fly of the day. This time a two-run shot to left-center.

RHP Logan Elliot in to pitch for MSU.

Schwarz hit by pitch.

Rivera singled through the six hole, Schwarz advanced to second.

RHP Levi Mintz in to pitch for MSU.

Larson singled to right loading the bases.

Guthrie walked forcing in Schwarz. Bases still loaded.

RHP Dakota Hudson in to pitch for MSU.

Martin grounded out to short, Rivera scored, RBI. Larson advanced to third and Guthrie to second, two outs.

Bader walked to load the bases.

LHP Vance Tatum in to pitch for MSU.

Tobias popped out to first, three outs.

4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

7-3 UF

BOTTOM 6TH

Robson can’t get the bunt down and ends up grounding out to short. Don’t understand why you’d even try bunt there, one out.

Rea flew out to center, two outs.

Holland grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-3 UF

TOP 7TH

Reed walked.

Alonso doubled to the wall in right-center scoring Reed, RBI.

RHP Zac Houston in to pitch for MSU.

Schwarz struck out swinging, one out.

Rivera walked.

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

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

8-3 UF

BOTTOM 7TH

Rooker singled to left.

Gridley grounded into a 5-4-3 double play, two outs.

Heck grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

8-3 UF

TOP 8TH

Guthrie grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Martin grounded out to the pitcher, two outs.

Bader flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

8-3 UF

BOTTOM 8TH

Brown grounded out to first for the third time today, one out.

Vickerson reached on an infield single to second.

Collins lined out to left, two outs.

Robson reached on a fielding error by Martin, Vickerson advanced to second.

Rea doubled to the wall in right scoring Vickerson and Robson, 2 RBI.

Matt Spruill pinch running for Rea.

Donald Gray is also at today’s game.

Holland struck out swining, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

8-5 UF

TOP 9TH

LHP Ross Mitchell in to pitch, Michael Smith in left, Trent Waddell at first for MSU.

Tobias grounded out to second, one out.

Reed struck out swinging, two outs.

Alonso singled up the middle. He’s now 4-for-5 with a double, two homers and four RBI.

Taylor Lane pinch running at first.

Schwarz reached on an infield single to third, Lane advanced to second.

Rivera tripled to left-center scoring Lane and Schwarz, 2 RBI.

Larson struck out swinging, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

10-5 UF

BOTTOM 9TH

Christian Hicks now in at first for UF.

Rooker popped out to short.

Luke Reynolds pinch hitting for Gridley. Reynolds swings at the first pitch and grounds out to short, two outs.

Reid Humphreys pinch hitting for Heck. Humphreys grounded out to short and has made the final out in all three games this weekend, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: NO. 6 FLORIDA 10, MISSISSIPPI STATE 5

Hits: UF 12, MSU 9

Errors: UF 1, MSU 0

WP: Taylor Lewis (2-1) 4.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 K, 0 BB

LP: Austin Sexton (3-4) 5.1 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 6 K, 1 BB

Leading hitters: UF – Peter Alonso 4-5, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, Mike Rivera 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI, Richie Martin 2-5, RBI; MSU – Jake Vickerson 2-3, Wes Rea 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, Brent Rooker 2-4, 2B, RBI, Gavin Collins 1-4, HR, 2 RBI

Attendance: 7,507

 

 

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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