Junior right-handed pitcher Austin Sexton cruised through four easy innings Saturday afternoon at Dudy Noble Field, leading Black to a 2-0 shutout of Maroon in MSU’s 10th scrimmage of the preseason. The exhibition lasted seven innings.
Sexton struck out one and walked none in the start, yielding three hits. Newcomers Konnor Pilkington (0.2 IP), Ryan Cyr (0.1 IP), Blake Smith (1.0 IP) and Ryan Rigby (1.0 IP) completed the shutout for the victors.
Freshman outfielder Jake Mangum provided the only scoring in the game, driving in redshirt freshman Cole Gordon and redshirt junior Cody Brown on a base hit up the middle in the second. Gordon and Brown both walked and advanced a base on a balk. Mangum finished the day with two hits in three at-bats.
For Maroon, redshirt junior leadoff hitter Jacob Robson also had two hits.
On the mound, freshman southpaw Kale Breaux (2.2 IP) and redshirt sophomore righty Jacob Billingsley (1.0 IP) both had scoreless relief outings for Maroon.
(From MSU Media Relations)