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Mississippi State has reached its final home series of the year against top-ranked LSU. The Bulldogs will play Thursday-Friday-Saturday series to close out the rest of the regular season. Tonight’s game will be televised on ESPNU. The Bulldogs are wearing maroon hats and white “MS” uniforms while LSU is wearing purple hats, purple jerseys and grey pants. Former Diamond Dog Jet Butler is in the press box with us.

STARTING LINEUPS:

LSU: 38-7

LF Jake Fraley, L/L, So., .300, HR, 24 RBI, 12 SB

RF Mark Laird, L/L, Jr., .331, HR, 16 RBI, 18 SB

SS Alex Bregman, R/R, Jr., .331, 8 HR, 36 RBI, 26 SB

3B Conner Hale, R/R, Sr., .328, 4 HR, 38 RBI

C Kade Scivicque, R/R, Sr., .380, 5 HR, 32 RBI

CF Andrew Stevenson, L/L, Jr., .355, HR, 15 RBI, 15 SB

1B Chris Chinea, R/R, Jr., .357, 6 HR, 37 RBI, SB

DH Danny Zardon, R/R, So., .294, 2 HR, 17 RBI

2B Jared Foster, R/R, Sr., .290, 8 HR, 28 RBI, 7 SB

LHP Jared Poche’ (7-1) 2.74 ERA, 43 K, 17 BB

Mississippi State: 23-22

RF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .327, HR, 16 RBI, 5 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, So., .218, HR, 9 RBI, SB

3B Luke Reynolds, L/R, So., .250, 7 RBI

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .314, 4 HR, 30 RBI

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

CF Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .344, HR, 8 RBI, 17 SB

DH Brent Rooker, R/R, Fr., .224, 2 HR, 12 RBI

2B John Holland, L/R, Jr., .257, HR, 24 RBI, SB

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

LHP Lucas Laster (4-3) 3.16 ERA, 43 K, 12 BB

TOP 1ST

Laster’s first pitch is a ball.

Fraley flew out to right, one out.

Laird struck out looking, two outs.

Bregman grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Vickerson grounded out to second, one out.

Collins singled to right-center.

Reynolds singled past Foster into right, Collins advanced to third. Reynolds now has eight hits in his last nine at bats.

Rea singled to left scoring Collins, RBI. Reynolds advanced to third and Rea to second on a fielding error by Laird.

Humphreys grounded out to short scoring Reynolds, RBI, two outs.

Robson struck out on a check swing, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

Hale popped out to center, one out.

Scivicque walked.

Stevenson flew out to center. Robson had to go a long way in the gap in left for that one, two outs.

Chinea grounded to short, Scivicque forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Rooker grounded out to third, one out.

Holland grounded out to second, two outs.

Gridley popped out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Zardon grounded out to third, one out.

Foster flew out to right, two outs.

Fraley reached on an infield single.

Women’s basketball players Savannah Carter and Ketara Chapel are here.

Laird singled to left, Fraley advanced to second.

Bregman lined out to third, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Vickerson popped out to short, one out.

Collins lined out to short, two outs.

Reynolds grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Hale reached on a fielding error by Reynolds.

Scivicque hit by pitch, Hale advanced to second.

Stevenson bunts both runners into scoring position. Laster can’t get the ball out to his hands and it’s ruled a bunt single, bases loaded.

Wild pitch advances the runners and scored Hale.

Chinea walked to reload the bases.

Zardon singled through the left side scoring Scivicque. Bases still loaded.

Foster struck out swinging, one out.

Fraley reached on a fielder’s choice, Stevenson forced out at the plate. Bases still loaded, two outs.

Laird grounded out to second, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB

2-2

BOTTOM 4TH

Rea flew out to the warning track in center, one out.

Humphreys grounded out to third, two outs.

Robson walked.

Rooker struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-2

TOP 5TH

Bregman doubled to left.

RHP Zac Houston in to pitch for MSU.

Hale reached on an infield single to third, Bregman advanced to third.

Scivicque grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, Bregman scored, two outs.

Stevenson fouled out to third.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 LSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Holland grounded out to second, one out.

Gridley flew out to left, two outs.

Vickerson struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 LSU

TOP 6TH

Chinea struck out swinging, one out.

Zardon struck out swinging, two outs.

Foster lined out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 LSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Collins lined out to left, one out.

Reynolds singled up the middle.

Rea grounded into a U-6-3 double play, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 LSU

TOP 7TH

Fraley fouled out to left, one out.

Laird grounded out to first, two outs.

Bregman walked.

Linebacker Richie Brown is here as well.

Bregman caught stealing second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 LSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Humphreys grounded out to short, one out.

Robson grounded out to second, two outs.

Former Diamond Dogs Nick Vickerson and Mitch Slauter are here as well.

Rooker flew out to right. Great diving catch by Laird, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 LSU

TOP 8TH

Hale struck out swinging, one out.

Scivicque fouled out to first, two outs.

Stevenson flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 LSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Holland grounded out to first, one out.

Gridley grounded out to second, two outs.

Seth Heck pinch hitting for Vickerson. Heck grounded out to short, three out.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 LSU

TOP 9TH

Michael Smith now in right for MSU.

Chinea struck out swinging, one out.

Chris Sciambra pinch hitting for Zardon. Sciambra flew out to right, two outs.

Foster struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 LSU

BOTTOM 9TH

Collins struck out on a check swing, one out.

Reynolds singled to left-center. He’s on a tear lately.

Rea reached on an infield single to third, Reynolds advanced to second.

Matt Spruill pinch running for Rea.

Humphreys doubled off the batter’s eye in center scoring Reynolds, RBI. Spruill slipped down rounding third for what would’ve been the winning run and was tagged out, two outs.

Robson intentionally walked.

Rooker singled through the left side to load the bases.

Holland flew out to left on a 2-0 pitch, three outs.

1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

3-3

TOP 10th

Trent Waddell in at first for MSU.

Fraley singled to left.

RHP Trevor Fitts in to pitch for MSU

Laird bunted Fraley to second, one out.

Bregman intentionally walked.

A wild pitch moves both runners up into scoring position.

Hale struck out swinging, two outs.

Scivicque struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 10TH

RHP Parker Bugg in to pitch for LSU.

Gridley bloops a single into right.

Cody Brown pinch hitting for Smith. Brown bunts Gridley to second, one out.

Collins takes strike three right down the pike, two outs.

LHP Zac Person in to pitch for LSU.

Reynolds intentionally walked.

Cody Walker pinch hitting for Waddell. Walker struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3

TOP 11TH 

Matthew Britton in at first for MSU.

Stevenson grounded out to second, one out.

Chinea singled to left.

Schiambra popped out to short, two outs.

Chinea caught stealing second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 11TH

Humphreys grounded out to first, one out.

Robson walked.

Robson swiped second.

Rooker walked.

Holland flew out to left, two outs.

Gridley singled to left but Robson is gunned down at the plate, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3

TOP 12TH

Foster grounded out to short, one out.

Fraley blooped a single into center.

Laird singled to center, Fraley advanced to second.

Bregman just misses a 3-run homer. He ended up popping out to right, two outs.

Hale flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 12TH

Brown struck out swinging, one out.

Collins flew out to right, two outs.

Reynolds fouled out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

TOP 13TH

Scivicque popped out to the pitcher, one out.

Stevenson lined out to left, two outs.

Chinea reached on an infield single. Heck of an effort by Reynolds. Saved a double for sure.

Schiambra singled to left, Chinea advanced to second.

Foster fouled out to third, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 13TH

This is Britton’s first at bat since March 21st. Britton grounded out to third, one out.

RHP Jake Godfrey in to pitch for LSU.

Humphreys grounded out to third, two outs.

Robson singled to center.

Robson swiped second and took third on the throw to the outfield. LSU guessed right with the pitchout too.

Rooker struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-3

TOP 14TH

Fraley walked.

Laird bunted Fraley to second, one out.

Bregman intentionally walked.

Hale doubled to right-center scoring Fraley and Bregman, 2 RBI.

RHP Dakota Hudson in to pitch for MSU.

Scivicque grounded out to short, two outs.

Stevenson walked.

Chinea grounded to short, Stevenson forced out at second, three outs.

2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-3 LSU

BOTTOM 14TH

RHP Jesse Stallings in to pitch for LSU.

Holland flew out to left for the third straight at bat, one out.

Gridley struck out on a check swing, two outs.

Brown flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: NO. 1 LSU 5, MISSISSIPPI STATE 3

Hits: LSU 13, MSU 11

Errors: LSU 2, MSU 1

WP: Jake Godfrey (7-0) 0.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K, 0 BB

LP: Trevor Fitts (2-4) 4.1 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 K, 3 BB

S: Jesse Stallings (12) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: LSU – Jake Fraley 3-6, Mark Laird 2-5, Chris Chinea 2-6, Conner Hale 2-7, 2B, 2 RBI, Alex Bregman 1-4, 2B; MSU – Luke Reynolds 3-5, Wes Rea 2-4, RBI, Ryan Gridley 2-6, Reid Humphreys 1-6, 2B, 2 RBI

Attendance: 7,251

 

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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