Preseason All-American Dakota Hudson tossed five innings of one-run ball Friday, leading Gray to a 3-1 victory against Maroon Friday night at Dudy Noble Field. The seven-inning exhibition, which came the night before 2016 Fan Day, marked MSU’s ninth scrimmage of the preseason,
The junior righty struck out four and walked none on 60 pitches, surrendering one run on two hits. Fellow junior Myles Gentry pitched a scoreless sixth, before Reid Humphreys picked up his third save of the preseason with two strikeouts in a scoreless seventh.
Maroon starter Daniel Brown fanned five batters in as many innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk.
Both runs came in the first, when junior Nathaniel Lowe (2 for 3) drove in a run before scoring himself on an RBI double by sophomore Ryan Gridley (1 for 3).
Gray made it a one-run game in the third on an RBI single by Humphreys (1 for 3), before Maroon finished the scoring on an RBI base hit by junior Jacob Robson (2 for 4).
Opening Day at Dudy Noble Field for John Cohen and company is Friday, Feb. 19. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. CT against Florida Atlantic.