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Mississippi State will try to avoid being swept on a beautiful Saturday afternoon here in Oxford. It rained earlier but all of that has cleared out and it’s clear skies with a pretty strong breeze currently blowing out to left. It’s graduation weekend so there a lot of traffic congestion around campus but should make for a pretty big crowd today as well. State is wearing maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and grey pants. The Rebels are clad in navy hats, navy jerseys and white pants with navy pinstripes. Remember that today’s game is televised on SEC Network again.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 24-26, 8-18 SEC

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, Sr., .192, HR, 5 RBI, SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, So., .214, 2 HR, 14 RBI, SB

DH Luke Reynolds, L/R, So., .303, 10 RBI

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Sr., .317, 5 HR, 35 RBI

CF Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .347, HR, 9 RBI, 21 SB

LF Reid Humphreys, R/R, So., .232, 5 HR, 27 RBI

2B John Holland, L/R, Jr., .242, HR, 26 RBI, SB

RF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Sr., .302, HR, 16 RBI, 5 SB

SS Ryan Gridley, R/R, Fr., 250, HR, 19 RBI, 4 SB

RHP Austin Sexton, So. (4-4) 4.09 ERA, 53 K, 19 BB

Ole Miss (27-24, 13-13 SEC)

SS Errol Robinson, R/R, So., 273, 23 RBI, 5 SB

2B Will Golsan, R/R, Fr., .296, 22 RBI, 3 SB

3B Colby Bortles, R.R, So., .306, 7 HR, 42 RBI

1B Sikes Orvis, L/R, Sr., .250, 12 HR, 42 RBI, SB

C Austin Knight, R/R, Sr., .283, 2 HR, 17 RBI

CF J.B. Woodman, L/R, So., .267, 7 HR, 22 RBI, 5 SB

DH Nic Perkins, R/R, Fr., .429, 4 RBI

LF Kyle Watson, R/R, Fr., .221, 13 RBI, 11 SB

RF Cameron Dishon, R/R, Jr., .257, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 16 SB

RHP Scott Weathersby (4-1) 1.84 ERA, 44 K, 10 BB

TOP 1ST

Britton singled to right.

Collins singled through the left side, Britton advanced to second.

Reynolds continues his tear with a double off the wall in left. Britton scored, RBI, Collins advanced to third.

Rea struck out swinging, one out.

Robson struck out swinging, two outs.

Humphreys walked to load the bases.

Holland flew out to left, three outs.

1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 1ST

Sexton’s first pitch is fouled away.

Robinson walked on a full count.

Golsan reached on a fielder’s choice, Robinson forced out at second, one out.

Bortles struck out swinging, two outs.

Orvis singled through the right side, Golsan advanced to third.

Knight grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

Vickerson reached on a bunt single.

Gridley grounded out to second, Vickerson advanced to second, one out.

Britton doubled to right-center scoring Vickerson, RBI.

Britton stole third but third base ump Hank Himmanen said his hand came off the base. John Cohen came out for a mild argument, two outs.

Collins flew out to left, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Woodman lined out to right, one out.

Perkins flew out to center, two outs.

Watson doubled on a chopper down the third baseline.

Dishon struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Reynolds flew out to right, one out.

Rea struck out looking, two outs.

Robson popped up a bunt to the catcher, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Robinson flew out to right, one out.

Golsan fouled out to first, two outs.

Bortles grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Humphreys reached on an infield single to short.

Holland singled to center, Humphreys advanced to second.

Vickerson reached on a bunt single to the pitcher loading the bases.

Gridley reached on a fielder’s choice, Humphreys scored, RBI. Holland advanced to third, Vickerson forced out at second, one out.

Britton grounded out to first, Holland scored, RBI. Gridley advanced to second, two outs.

Collins singled to center scoring Gridley, RBI.

Reynolds struck out swinging, three outs.

3 H, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Orvis with a solo homer to right, RBI.

Knight grounded out to short, one out.

Woodman walked.

Woodman advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Perkins flew out to left, two outs.

Watson popped out to second, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 MSU

TOP 5TH

Rea fouled out to the catcher, one out.

Robson robbed of a single on a diving catch by Dishon, two outs.

Humphreys singled to left.

Holland doubled down the first baseline, Humphreys advanced to third.

Vickerson walked to load the bases.

Gridley grounded to second, Vickerson forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

5-1 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Dishon popped out to second, one out.

Robinson doubled to left.

Robinson caught stealing third, two outs.

Golsan grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-1 MSU

TOP 6TH

LHP Evan Anderson in to pitch for UM.

Britton struck out swinging, one out.

Collins singled to right.

Reynolds lined out to third, two outs.

Collins goes first to third on a wild pitch.

Rea struck out swinging and that’s the hat trick, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Bortles grounded out to short. Good play by Gridley and equally as good a scoop by Rea, one out.

Orvis homers for the second time today, again to right and again a solo shot, RBI.

Knight flew out to center, two outs.

Woodman grounded out to first, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 7TH

Robson walked.

Humphreys reached on a fielder’s choice, Robson forced out at second. Humphreys appears to have hurt something and Michael Smith will pinch run, one out.

Holland struck out looking, two outs.

Vickerson grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Perkins struck out swinging, one out.

Watson grounded out to second, two outs.

Dishon grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 8TH

Gridley grounded out to short, one out.

Britton grounded out to short, two outs.

Collins grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Robinson grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Golsan struck out swinging, two outs

Bortles struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

TOP 9TH

Reynolds reached on an infield single to short.

Cody Brown pinch running for Reynolds.

RHP Jacob Waguespack in to pitch for UM.

Rea bunted Brown to second, one out.

Robson fouled out to left, two outs.

Smith tripled to the wall in center scoring Brown, RBI.

Holland singled to left scoring Smith, RBI.

Vickerson grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

2 H, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-2 MSU

BOTTOM 9TH

Orvis singled to right.

Knight lined out to center, one out.

Woodman walked, Orvis advanced to second.

RHP Zac Houston in to pitch for MSU.

Perkins fouled out to the catcher, two outs.

Watson walked to load the bases.

Henri Lartigue pinch hitting for Dishon. Lartigue hit by pitch to force in Orvis, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Robinson singled through the right side scoring Woodman, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Golsan walked forcing in Watson, RBI. Bases still loaded.

RHP Dakota Hudson in to pitch for MSU.

Bortles singled up the middle scoring Robinson and Lartigue, 2 RBI. Golsan advanced to third.

Orvis struck out swinging, three outs.

5 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

7-7

TOP 10TH

Josh Watkins now in right, LHP Wyatt Short in to pitch for UM.

Gridley struck out swinging, one out.

Britton struck out swinging, two outs.

Collins grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-7

BOTTOM 10TH

Knight walked.

Woodman bunted Knight to second, one out.

Knight took third on a passed ball.

Tate Blackman pinch running for Knight.

Knight chopped a single into left scoring Blackman, RBI.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: OLE MISS 8, MISSISSIPPI STATE 7 (10-INNINGS)

Hits: UM 9, MSU 14

Errors: UM 0, MSU 0

WP: Wyatt Short (4-1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K, 0 BB

LP: Dakota Hudson (1-1) 0.2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 K, 1 BB

Leading hitters: UM – Sikes Orvis 4-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI; Errol Robinson 2-4, 2B, RBI, Kyle Watson 1-3, 2B; MSU – John Holland 3-5, 2B, RBI, Gavin Collins 3-6, RBI, Reid Humphreys 2-3, Luke Reynolds 2-5, 2B, RBI, Matthew Britton 2-6, 2B, 2 RBI, Michael Smith 1-1, 3B, RBI

Attendance: 9,743

 

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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