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Mississippi State and Ole Miss renew their rivalry on the diamond tonight on SEC Network. The Rebels won the Governor’s Cup 11-1 last Tuesday in Pearl. Parrish and I will be tag teaming this series this weekend so you can tune in for both of our perspectives. The Bulldogs are clad in maroon hats and grey uniforms while Ole Miss is clad in navy hats with red bills and white uniforms.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 24-24, 8-16 SEC

RF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .317, HR, 16 RBI, 5 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, So., .204, 2 HR, 10 RBI, SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .313, 4 HR, 33 RBI

CF Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .348, HR, 8 RBI, 20 SB

LF Reid Humphreys, R/R, So., .240, 5 HR, 27 RBI

2B John Holland, L/R, Jr., .247, HR, 25 RBI, SB

DH Brent Rooker, R/R, So., .222, 2 HR, 12 RBI

3B Seth Heck, R/R, Sr., .294, 12 RBI, 6 SB

SS Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., 235, HR, 19 RBI, 4 SB

LHP Lucas Laster, Sr. (4-3) 3.25 ERA, 45 K, 14 BB

Ole Miss (25-24, 11-13 SEC)

LF Connor Cloyd, L/R, Jr., .425, 15 RBI, 2 SB

CF J.B. Woodman, L/R, So., .267, 6 HR, 20 RBI, 5 SB

2B Will Golsan, R/R, Fr., .301, 22 RBI, 3 SB

3B Colby Bortles, R.R, So., .297, 7 HR, 41 RBI

1B Sikes Orvis, L/R, Sr., .243, 11 HR, 38 RBI, SB

SS Errol Robinson, R/R, So., 269, 19 RBI, 5 SB

C Austin Knight, R/R, Sr., .281, 2 HR, 16 RBI

DH Nic Perkins, R/R, Fr., .429, RBI

RF Cameron Dishon, R/R, Jr., .259, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 16 SB

LHP Christian Trent, Jr. (6-5) 3.82 ERA, 56 K, 19 BB

TOP 1ST

Vickerson hit by pitch on the first pitch of the game.

Collins grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, two outs.

Rea struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Cloyd grounded out to short, one out.

Woodman grounded out to short, two outs.

Golsan lined out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Robson struck out swinging, one out.

Humphreys grounded out to third, two outs.

Holland grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Bortles grounded out to short, one out.

Orvis popped out to third, two outs.

Robinson grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 3RD

Rooker singled down the third baseline but was thrown out at second trying to stretch it into a double, one out.

Heck popped out to right, two outs.

Gridley popped out to left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 3RD

Knight grounded out to short, one out.

Perkins grounded out to second, two outs.

Dishon walked.

Cloyd grounded to short, Dishon forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 4TH

Vickerson flew out to left, one out.

Collins popped out to right, two outs.

Rea singled through the left side.

Robson struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 4TH

Woodman struck out swinging, one out.

Golsan flew out to right, two outs.

Bortles doubled to the wall in right-center.

Orvis walked.

Robinson doubled to center scoring Bortles and Orvis, 2 RBI.

Knight hit by pitch.

Perkins singled to left scoring Robinson, RBI.

Dishon grounded out to short, three outs.

3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-0 UM

TOP 5TH

Humphreys grounded out to short, one out.

Holland grounded out to short, two outs.

Rooker grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 UM

BOTTOM 5TH

Cloyd grounded out to first, one out.

Woodman flew out to center, two outs.

Golsan grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 UM

TOP 6TH

Heck reached on a fielding error by Bortles.

Gridley doubled to left, Heck advanced to third.

Vickerson struck out swinging, one out.

Collins doubled off the wall in left scoring Heck and Gridley, 2 RBI.

Rea singled down the third baseline scoring Collins, RBI.

Robson reached on a fielder’s choice, Rea forced out at second, two outs.

Humphreys lined out to left, three outs.

3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 6TH

Bortles flew out to right, one out.

Orvis singled off Laster, literally.

RHP Zac Houston in to pitch for MSU. He inherits a 2-2 count on Robinson. Robinson struck out swinging, two outs.

Knight walked.

Perkins singled to right, Orvis was thrown out at the plate by Vickerson to keep the game tied, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3

TOP 7TH

Holland grounded out to first, one out.

Rooker singled to center.

Heck singled to left, Rooker advanced to second.

Gridley struck out on a check swing, Rooker and Heck advanced into scoring position, two outs.

Vickerson flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 7TH

Dishon grounded out to short, one out.

Cloyd struck out swinging, two outs.

Woodman struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

TOP 8TH

Collins popped out to first, one out.

Rea popped out to left, two outs.

Robson struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 8TH

Golsan reached on a fielding error by Heck.

Bortles struck out on a check swing, one out.

Kyle Watson pinch running for Golsan.

Orvis struck out swinging, two outs.

Watson stole second.

Robinson doubled to left scoring Watson, RBI.

Knight lined out to left, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-3 UM

TOP 9TH

LHP Wyatt Short in to pitch for UM.

Humphreys struck out looking, one out.

Holland grounded out to the pitcher. He knocked Short’s glove off but he fielded it barehanded and made the play at first, two outs.

Rooker walked.

Michael Smith pinch running for Rooker.

Heck grounded to short, Smith forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: OLE MISS 4, MISSISSIPPI STATE 3

Hits: UM 6, MSU 7

Errors: UM 1, MSU 1

WP: Christian Trent (7-5) 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 6 K, 0 BB

LP: Zac Houston (0-2) 2.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 5 K, 1 BB

S: Wyatt Short (8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K, 1 BB

Leading hitters: UM – Nic Perkins 2-3, RBI, Errol Robinson 2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, Colby Bortles 1-4, 2B; MSU – Brent Rooker 2-3, Wes Rea 2-4, RBI, Ryan Gridley 1-3, 2B, Gavin Collins 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Attendance: 8,389

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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