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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

This will be the final time I’m coming to you live from Dudy Noble Field this season as Mississippi State attempts to avoid being swept by LSU for the second straight year. It’s a beautiful afternoon here at the ballpark, probably the best weather so far but it appears most fans opted to do something else. The Bulldogs are clad in maroon hats, maroon “Mississippi State” jerseys and white pants with maroon pinstripes. LSU is wearing purple hats, yellow jerseys and white pants. Like last night, I’ll keep you updated on the NFL Draft as well. Today’s game is televised on ESPN2.

STARTING LINEUPS

LSU: 40-7, 16-6 SEC

LF Jake Fraley, L/L, So., .305, 8, HR, 24 RBI, 12 SB

RF Mark Laird, L/L, Jr., .337, HR, 16 RBI, 19 SB

SS Alex Bregman, R/R, Jr., .337, 8 HR, 39 RBI, 26 SB

3B Conner Hale, R/R, Sr., .326, 4 HR, 43 RBI

C Kade Scivicque, R/R, Sr., .369, 5 HR, 33 RBI

RF Chris Sciambra, L/R, Sr., .340, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 2 SB

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

DH Danny Zardon, R/R, So., .295, 2 HR, 18 RBI

2B Jared Foster, R/R, Sr., .284, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 7 SB

RHP Austin Bain, Fr. (1-2, 2.83 ERA) 37K, 15 BB

Mississippi State: 23-24, 7-16 SEC

RF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .308, HR, 16 RBI, 5 SB

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, Sr., .211, HR, 4 RBI, SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .320, 4 HR, 31 RBI

CF Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .348, HR, 8 RBI, 19 SB

DH Reid Humphreys, R/R, So., .239, 5 HR, 25 RBI

2B John Holland, L/R, Jr., .241, HR, 24 RBI, SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, So., .206, HR, 9 RBI, SB

LF Cody Brown, L/R, So., .299, HR, 15 RBI, 3 SB

SS Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., 234, HR, 19 RBI, 4 SB

RHP Austin Sexton, So. (4-4) 3.77 ERA, 51 K, 18 BB

TOP 1ST

Linebacker Matthew Wells was selected with the second pick of the sixth round (178th overall) by the New England Patriots.

Sexton’s first pitch is well outside.

Fraley grounded out to short, one out.

Laird grounded out to second, two outs.

Bregman lined out to left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Vickerson doubled to right.

Tight end Malcolm Johnson was picked 22nd in the sixth round (195th overall) by the Cleveland Browns.

Britton walked.

Rea struck out looking, one out.

Women’s basketball players Breanna Richardson, Kayla Nevitt and Morgan William are here.

Robson grounded out to third. Vickerson advanced to third, Britton to second, two outs.

Humphreys dumps a single into left-center scoring Vickerson and Britton, 2 RBI. He now has six of the eight RBI’s for State this weekend.

Former MSU catcher Zack Randolph is here today as well.

Holland walked, Humphreys advanced to second.

Collins fouled out to first, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

Hale singled through the left side.

Scivicque lined out to the warning track in left, one out.

Sciambra lined out to right, two outs.

Running back Josh Robinson was the 29th pick of the sixth round (205th overall) by the Indianapolis Colts.

Chinea tied the game with a two-run blast to left.

Zardon singled through the left side.

Foster lined out to center, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-2

BOTTOM 2ND

Brown popped out to short, one out.

Gridley singled to right.

Vickerson singled to right, Gridley advanced to third.

Britton reached on a fielder’s choice, Gridley tagged out at the plate. Vickerson advanced to second, two outs.

Rea flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-2

TOP 3RD

The crowd has filled in quite nicely since the game started.

Fraley grounded out to second, one out.

Laird singled to left.

Looking at the arrest report, it appears Josh Hand was arrested for gun possession at a sporting event on campus yesterday.

Bregman struck out swinging, Laird stole second, two outs.

Hale doubled to left-center scoring Laird, RBI.

Scivicque flew out to left, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-2 LSU

BOTTOM 3RD

RHP Russell Reynolds in to pitch for LSU.

Robson struck out looking, one out.

Humphreys grounded out to short, two outs.

Holland reached on a bunt single.

Collins lined out to left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-2 LSU

TOP 4TH

Sciambra singled up the middle.

Chinea singled to left, Sciambra advanced to second.

Zardon struck out swinging, one out.

Foster popped out to right, two outs.

Fraley grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-2 LSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Brown lined out to center, one out.

Gridley beaned in the head.

Vickerson walked, Gridley advanced to second.

Britton grounded out to second. Gridley and Vickerson move up into scoring position, two outs.

Rea singled to left scoring Gridley and Vickerson, 2 RBI.

RHP Collin Strall in to pitch for LSU.

Robson walked, Rea advanced to second.

Humphreys grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-3 MSU

TOP 5TH

Laird grounded out to first, one out.

Bregman lined a double through Britton’s glove and into the left field corner.

Hale walked.

Scivicque doubled down the third baseline scoring Bregman, RBI. Hale advanced to third.

Schiambra struck out swinging, two outs.

Chinea lined out to first, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-4

BOTTOM 5TH

Holland grounded out to short, one out.

Collins with a solo homer just over the wall in left, RBI. That’s his second tater of the year.

Brown grounded out to second. Great play by Foster deep in the hole, two outs.

Gridley walked.

Vickerson lined off the pitcher, who picked it up and threw him out at first, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-4 MSU

TOP 6TH

Zardon grounded out to second, one out.

Foster grounded out to short, two outs.

Fraley grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-4 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

RHP Jake Godfrey in to pitch for LSU.

Britton flew out to left, one out.

Rea popped out to center, two outs.

Robson walked.

Humphreys struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-4 MSU

TOP 7TH

Seth Heck in at third for MSU.

Laird singled to center.

Bregman struck out looking. Paul Maineri didn’t like that call, one out.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-4 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Holland lined out to the pitcher, one out.

Collins struck out looking, two outs.

Brown singled up the middle.

Gridley grounded to short, Brown forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-4 MSU

TOP 8TH

Scivicque flew out to right, one out.

That’ll do it for the NFL Draft. Five Bulldogs were selected.

Sciambra walked.

Chinea hit by pitch, Sciambra advanced to second.

Zardon flew out to center, two outs.

Foster flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-4 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Vickerson flew out to center, one out.

Heck hit by pitch.

Heck stole second.

Rea struck out on a check swing, two outs.

Robson intentionally walked.

Luke Reynolds pinch hitting for Humphreys. Reynolds singled through the left side scoring Heck, RBI. Robson advanced to second.

Michael Smith pinch running for Reynolds.

Holland singled up the middle scoring Robson, RBI. Smith advanced to second.

RHP Parker Bugg in to pitch for LSU.

Collins popped out to left, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

7-4 MSU

TOP 9TH

Fraley grounded out to second, one out.

Laird grounded out to second, two outs.

Bregman singled to center.

Hale reached on a fielding error by Heck. Bregman advanced to second.

Scivicque singled up the middle scoring Bregman, RBI. Hale advanced to second.

Sciambra walked to load the bases.

RHP Zac Houston in to pitch for MSU.

Chinea ties the game on a two-run single up the middle. Sciambra advanced to second.

Zardon struck out swinging, three outs.

3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

7-7

BOTTOM 9TH

Michael Papierski in at catcher for LSU.

Brown popped out to short, one out.

Gridley grounded out to to the pitcher, two outs.

Vickerson flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-7

TOP 10TH

Foster grounded out to third, one out.

Fraley struck out looking, two outs.

Laird struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-7

BOTTOM 10TH

Center Dillon Day has signed a free agent deal with the Denver Broncos.

Heck popped out to first, one out.

Tackle Blaine Clausell has signed a free agent deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

Rea lined out to third, two outs.

Robson blooped a single into left.

Robson stole second.

Smith grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-7

TOP 11TH

Guard Ben Beckwith has signed a free agent deal with the San Diego Chargers.

Bregman popped out to short, one out.

Hale singled throughHolland  the right side.

Papierski grounded out to first, Hale advanced to second, two outs.

Sciambra popped out to first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-7

BOTTOM 11TH

Defensive tackle Kaleb Eulls has signed a free agent deal with the New Orleans Saints.

Holland struck out swinging, one out.

Safety Jay Hughes has signed a free agent deal with the St. Louis Rams.

Collins struck out swinging, two outs.

Safety Justin Cox has signed a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Brown struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-7

TOP 12TH

Chinea reached on an infield single to third.

Zardon walked, Chinea advanced to second.

RHP Dakota Hudson in to pitch for MSU.

Foster bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

Fraley struck out swinging, two outs.

Laird grounded out to short. Really close play at first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

7-7

BOTTOM 12TH

Gridley struck out swinging, one out.

Vickerson doubled into the right field corner.

Heck singled up the middle scoring Vickerson,  RBI. Good way for the senior to redeem himself for that error in the ninth.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 8, NO. 1 LSU 7

Hits: MSU 13, LSU 15

Errors: MSU 1, LSU 0

WP: Dakota Hudson (1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB

LP: Parker Bugg (0-2) 3.2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 4 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Jake Vickerson 3-6, 2 2B, John Holland 2-5, RBI, Gavin Collins 1-6, HR, RBI; LSU – Chris Chinea 4-5, HR, 4 RBI, Conner Hale 3-5, 2B, Kade Scivicque 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, Alex Bregman 2-6, 2B, Mark Laird 2-7

Attendance: 8,480

 

 

 

 

 

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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