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It appears No. 20 Mississippi State and Alcorn State will try and get this game in tonight despite showers most of the afternoon. The grounds crew just took the tarp off the infield and getting the field ready for play. The wind is still blowing hard left to right. There are just a couple of fans here. In fact, there are three times as many people in the press box than in the stands. I haven’t been doing my in-game updates as often as I have in the past for various reasons but will do so tonight so stay tuned.

MSU is wearing maroon hats, camo uniforms and white pants. The Braves have on purple hats and jerseys and gray pants.

Starting lineups:

Alcorn State 1-7

CF- LaDarik Williams, Sr., R/R, .235, HR, RBI, 5 SB

2B – Walter Rios, So., L/R, .333, 5 RBI, SB

1B- Collin Carroll, Sr., R/R, .312, 4 RBI

DH- Der’Vincent Hamilton, So., R/R, .118

C- Jason Sanez, R-Jr., R/R, .308, RBI

RF- Patrick McMahon, Jr., L/L, .200, 3 RBI

LF- Justin Barna, So., R/R, .105

3B- Cedric Walker, Sr., R/R, .200, HR, 7 RBI, SB

SS- Moses Charles, Sr., R/R, .259, 2 RBI, SB

RHP- Jahborus Smith, So.(0-0) 11.81 ERA,5.1 IP, 6 K, 6 BB

Mississippi State: 6-2

CF- Jacob Robson, Jr., L/R, .393, 4 RBI, 5 SB

DH- Jack Kruger, Jr., R/R, .517, 2 HR, 11 RBI, SB

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, Jr., L/R, .233, 5 RBI

RF- Brent Rooker, So., R/R, .357, 10 RBI, 2 2B

3B- Gavin Collins, Jr., R/R, .286, 4 RBI

LF- Cody Brown, Jr., L/R, .357, RBI, SB

SS- Ryan Gridley, So., R/R, .357, HR, 8 RBI

2B- Hunter Stovall, Fr., R/R, .357, 2 RBI

C- Elih Marrero, Fr. S/R, .150, 3 RBI, SB

RHP Keegan James, Fr. (1-0) 2.08 ERA, 4.1 IP, 2 K, 1 BB

TOP 1ST

James’ first pitch is a ball.

Williams hit by pitch.

Rios grounded out to the pitcher, Williams advanced to second, one out.

Carroll singled through the left side, Williams advanced to third.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Robson struck out looking, one out.

Kruger extends his hitting streak to six-games with a single up the middle. He’s good.

Lowe singled through the right side, Kruger advanced to third.

Rooker with a triple to the wall in right-center, Kruger and Lowe scored, 2 RBI.

Collins doubled down the third baseline scoring Rooker, RBI. Collins took third on a fielding error by Barna.

Brown doubled up the middle scoring Collins, RBI.

Gridley reached on a bunt single, Brown advanced to third.

Stovall singled to right, Brown scored, RBI. Gridley advanced to third.

Stovall stole second.

Marrero walked to load the bases.

Robson reached on a fielder’s choice, Gridley scored, RBI. Stovall advanced to third, Marrero forced out at second, two outs.

Double steal with Robson and Stovall.

Kruger doubled off the wall in left, Robson scored, RBI.

8 R, 8 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

8-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

LHP Ethan Small in to pitch for MSU.

Sanez struck out looking, one out.

McMahon struck out swinging, two outs.

Barna struck out on a check swing, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

8-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

RHP Nick Brooks in to pitch for ASU. He’s a former Starkville H.S. and ICC player.

Rooker walked.

Rooker caught stealing, one out.

Collins walked.

Brown popped out to first, two outs.

Collins took second on a passed ball.

Gridley singled up the middle scoring Collins, RBI.

Gridley stole second.

Stovall reached on an infield single to short. Gridley tagged out at the plate, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

9-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

RHP Noah Hughes in to pitch for MSU.

Walker struck out looking, one out.

Charles grounded out to third, two outs.

Williams walked.

Rios flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

9-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Marrero struck out swinging, one out.

Robson with an infield single to second.

Mike Smith pinch running for Robson.

Kruger doubled down the third baseline scoring Smith, RBI.

Lowe doubled to the wall in right scoring Kruger, RBI.

Cole Gordon pinch running for Lowe.

Rooker flew out center, two outs.

Collins popped out to left, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

11-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

LHP Konnor Pilkington in to pitch, it is his collegiate debut. Luke Alexander in at third, Jake Mangum in left, Brown moves to right for MSU.

Carroll hit by pitch.

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

Sanez struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

11-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

LHP Devonte Thompson in to pitch for ASU.

Brown grounded out to first, one outs.

Gridley grounded out to short, two outs.

Stovall hit by pitch.

John Holland pinch hitting for Marrero.

Stovall caught stealing, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

11-0 MSU

TOP 5TH

Holland in at second, Stovall moves to behind the plate for MSU.

McMahon grounded out to second, one out.

Barna popped out to center, two outs.

Walker grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

11-0 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Holland reached on an infield single.

Holland took second on an errant pick-off attempt.

Smith flew out to center, Holland tagged up to third, one out.

RHP Daniel Corona in to pitch for ASU.

Reid Humphreys pinch hitting for Kruger. Humphreys grounded out to third, Holland scored,RBI, two outs.

Gordon doubled into the right field corner.

Mangum walked.

Alexander walked to load the bases.

Brown walked to force in Gordon, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Gridley popped out to short, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

13-0 MSU

TOP 6TH 

LHP Jared Padgett in to pitch for MSU.

Charles walked.

Williams struck out looking, one out.

Rios grounded into a 6-4-3 three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

13-0 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Stovall flew out to left, one out.

Holland reached on a fielding error by Corona.

Smith struck out on a check swing, two outs.

Humphreys made it all the way second on a fielding error by Walker. Holland advanced to third.

Gordon hit by pitch to load the bases.

Mangum singled to left scoring Humphreys, RBI. Gordon thrown out at the plate, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB

14-0 MSU

TOP 7TH

RHP Ryan Cyr in to pitch for MSU.

Carroll struck out swinging, one out.

Hamilton reached on an infield single to second.

Sanez struck out swinging, two outs.

McMahon popped out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

14-0 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Alexander struck out swinging, one out.

Brown doubled up the middle.

Gridley lined out to left, two outs.

Stovall flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

14-0 MSU

TOP 8TH

LHP Vance Tatum in to pitch for MSU.

Ashton Lewis pinch hitting for Barna. Lewis grounded out to third, one out.

Walker lined out to short. Nice leaping snag by Gridley, two outs.

Charles singled to left. That’s just their third hit tonight.

Wilbert Malphus pinch hitting for Williams. Malphus grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

14-0 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Walker in to pitch, Robert Fletcher in at third for ASU.

Holland flew out to left, one out.

Smith struck out swinging, two outs.

Humphreys lined out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

14-0 MSU

TOP 9TH

Humphrey in to pitch for MSU.

Wilfredo Crespo pinch hitting for Rios. Crespo struck out swinging, one out.

Carroll struck out swinging, two outs.

Walker grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: NO. 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE 14, ALCORN STATE 0

Hits: MSU 17, ASU 3

Errors: MSU 0, ASU 4

WP: Keegan James (2-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K, 0 BB

LP: Jahborus Smith (0-1) 1 IP, 8 R, 8 H, 1 K, 1 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Jack Kruger 3-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, Nathaniel Lowe 2-3, 2B, RBI, Cody Brown 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, Hunter Stovall 2-4, RBI, Ryan Gridley 2-5, RBI, Cole Gordon 1-1, 2B, Brent Rooker 1-2, 3B, 2 RBI, Gavin Collins 1-2, 2B, RBI

Attendance: 5,823

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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