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Mississippi State renews its rivalry with Ole Miss on the diamond tonight in the annual Governor’s Cup at Trustmark Park. The Diamond Dogs will attempt to be the first team to win three straight in the Governor’s Cup. MSU is wearing maroon hats and gray uniforms while the Rebels are clad in navy hats and white uniforms. Tonight’s game is not televised so stay tuned for updates.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 23-21

RF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .324, HR, 16 RBI, 5 SB

CF Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .353, HR, 8 RBI, 17 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, So., .224, HR, 9 RBI, SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .322, 4 HR, 30 RBI

2B John Holland, L/R, Jr., .265, HR, 24 RBI, SB

LF Reid Humphreys, R/R, So., .233, 5 HR, 21 RBI

DH Luke Reynolds, L/R, So., .214, 6 RBI

SS Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., 242, HR, 18 RBI, 2 SB

3B Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .294, 11 RBI, 5 SB

LHP Ross Mitchell, Sr., (3-2) 4.30 ERA, 14 K, 11 BB

Ole Miss (23-22)

LF Connor Cloyd, L/R, Jr., .423, 10 RBI, 2 SB

CF J.B. Woodman, L/R, So., .279, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 4 SB

2B Will Golsan, R/R, Fr., .299, 22 RBI, 3 SB

3B Colby Bortles, R/R, So., .297, 7 HR, 39 RBI

1B Sikes Orvis, L/R, Sr., .235, 9 HR, 36 RBI, SB

SS Errol Robinson, R/R, So., .273, 18 RBI, 4 SB

C Austin Knight, R/R, Sr., .290, 2 HR, 14 RBI

DH Tate Blackman, R/R, Fr., .207, 9 RBI, 2 SB

RF Cameron Dishon, R/R, Jr., .246, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 15 SB

RHP Scott Weathersby, Sr. (2-1) 2.16 ERA, 40 K, 7 BB

TOP 1ST

Weathersby’s first pitch is a strike.

Vickerson popped out to center, one out.

Robson grounded out to first, two outs.

Collins struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Cloyd with a swinging bunt that Collins fields and fires to first, one out.

Woodman singled to left.

Golsan singled to left, Woodman advanced to second.

Bortles doubled in the left-center gap scoring Woodman and Golsan, 2 RBI. Bortles took third on the throw to the plate.

Orvis popped out to second, two outs.

Robinson walked.

Robinson took second on a wild pitch.

Knight grounded out to short. Rea’s scoop saves a run, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-0 UM

TOP 2ND 

Rea struck out swinging, one out.

Holland grounded out to the pitcher, two outs.

Humphreys singled through the right side.

Reynolds singled through the left side.

Gridley flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-0 UM

BOTTOM 2ND

Blackman flew out to right, one out.

Dishon walked.

Cloyd grounded out to the pitcher, Dishon advanced to second, two outs.

Woodman grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-0 UM

TOP 3RD

Heck bloops a single to right. Robinson was somehow injured on the play and is replaced by Kyle Watson.

Vickerson singled through the right side, Heck advanced to third.

Robson grounded out to the pitcher, Vickerson advanced to second, one out.

Collins walked on a full count to load the bases.

Rea takes strike three on a 3-2 pitch. He has a few words for home plate ump Chuck McElroy, two outs.

Holland grounded to second, Collins forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

2-0 UM

BOTTOM 3RD

Golsan singled through the left side.

Bortles struck out swinging, one out.

Orvis blooped a single over Rea, Golsan advanced to third.

RHP Levi Mintz in to pitch for MSU.

Mintz’s first pitch goes to the backstop and Golsan scores. Orvis advanced to second.

Watson chops a single up the middle scoring Orvis, RBI. Watson took second on the throw in.

Knight singled up the middle, Watson advanced to third.

Blackman hit by pitch to load the bases.

Dishon singled to right scoring Watson. Bases still loaded.

LHP Vance Tatum in to pitch for MSU.

Cloyd chopped a single to left scoring Knight and Blackman, 2 RBI. Dishon advanced to second.

Woodman flew out to left, two outs.

Golsan walked to loaded the bases back up.

Bortles struck out looking, three outs.

5 R, 6 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

7-0 UM

TOP 4TH

Humphreys popped out to right, one out.

Reynolds singled up the middle. He’s now 6 for his last 6.

Gridley grounded out to short, Reynolds advanced to second.

Heck popped out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-0 UM

BOTTOM 4TH

Orvis struck out swinging, one out.

Watson grounded out to short, two outs.

Knight hit by pitch.

Blackman grounded to short, Knight forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-0 UM

TOP 5TH

Vickerson lined out to center, one out.

Robson grounded out to second, two outs.

Collins flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-0 UM

BOTTOM 5TH

Dishon hit by pitch.

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

Woodman struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-0 UM

TOP 6TH

Rea popped out to right, one out.

Holland grounded out to first, two outs.

Humphreys popped out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-0 UM

BOTTOM 6TH

LHP Daniel Brown in to pitch and Cody Walker in to catch for MSU.

Golsan lined out to center, one out.

Bortles grounded out to short.

Orvis doubled to the wall in right.

Watson walked.

Knight doubled to left scoring Orvis, RBI. Watson advanced to third.

RHP Dakota Hudson in to pitch for MSU.

Blackman walked to load the bases.

Dishon with an RBI single that traveled about eight feet. Bases still loaded.

Cloyd singled up the middle scoring Knight and Blackman, 2 RBI. Dishon advanced to second.

Woodman walked to load the bases.

LHP Trent Waddell in to pitch for MSU.

Golsan flew out to center, three outs.

4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

11-0 UM

TOP 7TH

Reynolds reached on a fielding error by Golsan.

Gridley flew out to center, one out.

Heck popped out to right, two outs.

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

Robson flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

11-0 UM

BOTTOM 7TH

Bortles singled to left.

Orvis walked, Bortles advanced to second.

Watson lined into a 5-4 double play, two outs.

Knight struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

11-0 UM

TOP 8TH

RHP Sam Smith it pitch for Ole Miss.

Walker reached on an infield single to second.

Rea walked, Walker advanced to second.

Holland reached on a fielder’s choice, Rea forced out at second. Walker advanced to third, one out.

Humphreys flew out to right but not deep enough for Walker to tag, two outs.

Reynolds singled up the middle scoring Walker, RBI.

Gridley reached on a throwing error by Bortles to load the bases.

Heck grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

11-1 UM

BOTTOM 8TH

Matt Spruill in at third for MSU.

Nic Perkins pinch hitting for Blackman. Perkins struck out swinging, one out.

Dishon lined out to third, two outs.

Cloyd singled to center.

Woodman grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

11-1 UM

TOP 9TH

Vickerson flew out to right, one out.

Joey Swinarski pinch hitting for Robson. Swinarski struck out on a check swing, two outs.

Walker struck out on a check swing, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: OLE MISS 11, MISSISSIPPI STATE 1

Hits: UM 15, MSU 8

Errors: UM 2, MSU 0

WP: Scott Weathersby (3-1) 7 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 3 K, 1 BB

LP: Ross Mitchell (3-3) 2.1 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 K, 2 BB

Leading Hitters: UM – Conner Cloyd 3-6, 4 RBI, Cameron Dishon 2-3, 2 RBI, Austin Knight 2-4, 2B, RBI, Sikes Orvis 2-4, 2B, Will Golsan 2-4, Colby Bortles 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI; MSU – Luke Reynolds 3-4, RBI, Jake Vickerson 2-5

Attendance: 6,830

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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