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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

I’ve arrived at the ballpark for a soggy Saturday of baseball. It’s not raining but the field and everything else is pretty damp. Oregon and Mississippi State are going to try and get this one in so keep your fingers crossed for no rain delays. MSU is wearing the same unis as yesterday while the Ducks are going with black hats and gray uniforms. I was expecting more from Oregon uniform-wise this weekend so maybe it has something wild for tomorrow.

Starting Lineup:

Oregon: 8-3

CF- Austin Grebeck, R/R, Jr., .270, 4 RBI

2B- Daniel Patzlaff, S/R, So., .276, 6 RBI

LF- A.J. Balta, L/R, So., .179, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 3 SB

1B- Tim Susnara, L/R, So., .294, HR, RBI, 2 SB

3B- Matt Kroon, R/R, Fr., .200, 2 RBI, 2 SB

DH- Steven Packard, Sr., L/L, .179, HR, 9 RBI, SB

LF- Phil Craig-St. Louis, L/R, Sr., .159, 2 HR, 6 RBI

C- Slade Heggen, R/R, Fr., .167

SS- Travis Moniot, S/R, Fr., 135, RBI

LHP- Matt Krook, So. (0-0) 1.59 ERA, 26 K, 10 BB

Mississippi State: 10-3-1

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, Jr., .370, 7 RBI, 8 SB

RF- Brent Rooker, R/R, So., .370, HR, 17 RBI, 2 SB

DH- Jack Kruger, R/R, Jr., 462, 3 HR, 19 RBI, SB

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .308, 3 HR, 11 RBI

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .344, 8 RBI

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .275, 7 RBI

2B- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .294, HR, 10 RBI, 2 SB

SS- Luke Alexander, S/R, Fr., .267, HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

C- Hunter Stovall, R/R, Fr., .308, 3 RBI, 2 SB

RHP- Austin Sexton, Jr. (1-1) 4.91 ERA, 18 K, 3 BB

TOP 1ST

Sexton’s first pitch is a called strike.

Grebeck struck out looking, one out.

Patzlaff struck out looking, two outs.

Balta struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Robson with an infield single to first. That’s tough to do. He’s now extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

Rooker struck out swinging, one out.

Kruger singled to center, Robson advanced to second.

Collins struck out looking, two outs.

Robson and Kruger moved into scoring position on a wild pitch.

Rain coming down harder now.

Humphreys walked to load the bases.

Lowe drew a four-pitch walk forcing in Robson, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Gridley also drew a four-pitch walk forcing in Kruger, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Alexander hit by pitch forcing in Humphreys, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Krook threw a dozen balls before finally throwing a strike.

Alexander hit by pich forcing in Lowe, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Stovall walked forcing in Gridley, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Two more balls and that’s it for Krook. RHP Isaiah Carranza in to pitch for UO.

Krook threw 35 pitches, 21 of them were balls.

Robson walked as well forcing in Alexander, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Rooker flew out to center, three outs.

5 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

5-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

Susnara struck out swinging, one out.

Kroon struck out looking, two outs. That’s now five straight strikeouts.

Packard reached on a bunt single.

Craig-St. Louis grounded to second, Packard forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Kruger popped out to short, one out.

Collins flew out to center, two outs.

Humphreys grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Heggen struck out swinging, one out.

Moniot walked.

Grebeck walked, Moniot advanced to second.

Patzlaff struck out swinging, two outs.

Balta struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Lowe grounded out to short, one out.

Gridley singled to right.

Gridley took second on a wild pitch that was ruled a passed ball.

Alexander grounded out to short, Gridley advanced to third, two outs.

Stovall lined out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Susnara grounded out to first, one out.

Kroon tried to bunt for a base hit but failed, two outs.

Packard struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Robson tripled off the wall in right.

Rooker reached on a fielding error by Moniot, Robson scored, RBI.

Mike Smith pinch running for Rooker.

Kruger grounded out to second, Smith advanced to second.

Collins singled to right scoring Smith, RBI. Collins thrown out at second, two outs.

Humphreys flew out to right, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB

7-0 MSU

TOP 5TH

Craig-St. Louis reached on an infield single to first.

Heggen struck out swinging, one out.

Moniot struck out swinging, Craig-St. Louis stole base, two outs.

Grebeck walked.

Patzlaff walked to load the bases.

Balta flew out just shy of the warning track in right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

7-0 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Lowe gave one a ride but Grebeck did a good job tracking that one down on the track, one out.

Gridley singled to left but got caught in a run down between first and second, two outs.

Alexander lined out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-0 MSU

TOP 6TH

Susnara singled to right.

Kroon reached on an infield single to short, Susnara advanced to second.

Packard grounded out to second, Susnara and Kroon moved into scoring position, one out.

Craig-St. Louis struck out swinging. That’s a career-high 12 for Sexton, two outs.

Jake Bennett pinch hitting for Heggen. Bennett grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

7-0 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

RHP Parker Kelly in to pitch, Balta moves from right to left, Susnara moves for first to catcher, Craig-St. Louis moves from left to first, Bennett stays in to play right for UO.

Stovall grounded out to third, one out.

Robson tried to bunt for a hit but failed, two outs.

Cody Brown pinch hitting for Smith. Brown singled through the right side.

Kruger struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-0 MSU

TOP 7TH

LHP Ethan Small on to pitch for MSU.

Nick Catalano pinch hitting for Moniot. Catalano flew out to left, one out.

Grebeck reached on an infield single to first.

Patzlaff popped out to second, two outs.

Balta grounded out to third. Nice scoop at first by Lowe, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-0 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Patzloff moves from second to short, Kyle Kasser in at second for UO.

Collins hit by pitch.

John Holland pinch running for Collins.

Jake Mangum pinch hitting for Humphreys. Mangum reached on an infield single to third, Holland advanced to second.

Lowe with a double to left scoring Holland, RBI. Mangum advanced to third.

Gridley grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Alexander reached on a fielder’s choice, Holland thrown out at the plate. Lowe advanced to third, two outs.

Stovall doubled to left scoring Lowe. Alexander caught in a run down between third and home, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

9-0 MSU

TOP 8TH

Holland in at second, Gridley moves to short, Alexander moves to third.

Susnara with a seeing eye single through the left side.

Kroon walked, Susnara advanced to second.

RHP Jacob Billingsley in to pitch for MSU.

Packard grounded out to second, Susnara and Kroon advanced into scoring position, one out.

Craig-St. Louis struck out swinging, two outs.

Susnara scored on a wild pitch, Kroon advanced to third.

Bennett singled to left scoring Kroon, RBI.

RHP Paul Young in to pitch for MSU.

Kasser walked, Bennett advanced to second.

Grebeck struck out on a check swing, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

9-2 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

RHP Jack Karraker in to pitch for UO.

Robson lined out to center, one out.

Brown singled through the right side.

Kruger popped out to short, two outs.

Holland fouled out to the catcher, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

9-2 MSU

TOP 9TH

Patzlaff with an excuse me single to left.

Balta singled to right, Patzlaff advanced to second.

Susnara walked to load the bases.

LHP Kale Breaux in to pitch for MSU.

Kroon hit by pitch forcing in Patzlaff, RBI. Bases still loaded.

Packard struck out looking, one out.

Mark Karaviotis pinch hitting for Craig-St. Louis. Karaviotis popped out to second, two outs.

Bennett flew out to right, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

FINAL: NO. 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE 9, NO. 9 OREGON 3

Hits: MSU 11, Oregon 9

Errors: MSU 0, Oregon 1

WP: Austin Sexton (2-1) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 12 K, 4 BB

LP: Matt Krook (0-1) 0.2 IP, 5 R, 2 H, 2 K, 4 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Cody Brown 2-2, Ryan Gridley 2-3, RBI, Jacob Robson 2-4, 3B, RBI, Nathaniel Lowe 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, Hunter Stovall 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; UO – Tim Susnara 2-4

Attendance: 6,627

 

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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