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No. 20 Mississippi State is going for the series sweep against ninth-ranked Oregon with an early start on a Sunday morning. It’s a great looking day at the ballpark after a few days of rain. The field is damp but in good shape considering. I’m on just a few hours of sleep and morning are not really my thing but hopefully enough caffeine will get me through. MSU is wearing the same maroon hats, maroon “MS” and white pants it has won the last two days. Oregon is clad in green hats, green jerseys and gray pants.

Starting Lineup:

Oregon: 8-4

CF- Austin Grebeck, R/R, Jr., .275, 4 RBI

2B- Daniel Patzlaff, S/R, So., .273, 6 RBI

LF- A.J. Balta, L/R, So., .182, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 3 SB

C- Tim Susnara, L/R, So., .316, HR, RBI, 2 SB

3B- Matt Kroon, R/R, Fr., .212, 3 RBI, 2 SB

RF- Jakob Goldfarb, L/R, So., 5 RBI, 2 SB

DH- Mark Karaviotis, R/R, Jr., .091, 2 RBI

1B- Kyle Kasser, L/R, So.

SS- Travis Moniot, S/R, Fr., .132, 1 RBI

LHP- David Peterson, So. (2-0) 0.45 ERA, 25 K, 4 BB

Mississippi State: 11-3-1

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, Jr., .380, 7 RBI, 8 SB

RF- Brent Rooker, R/R, So., .347, HR, 18 RBI, 2 SB

DH- Jack Kruger, R/R, Jr., 439, 3 HR, 19 RBI, SB

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .310, 3 HR, 12 RBI

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .324, 8 RBI

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .278, 9 RBI

2B- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .315, HR, 11 RBI, SB

SS- Luke Alexander, S/R, Fr., .242, HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB

C- Elih Marrero, S/R, Fr., .211, 4 RBI, SB

LHP- Daniel Brown, Jr. (1-0) 3.95 ERA, 12 K, 5 BB

TOP 1ST

Brown’s first pitch a called strike.

Grebeck flew out to left, one out.

Patzlaff flew out to center, two outs.

Balta struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Robson reached on an infield single to second. His hitting streak is now at 11 games.

Rooker struck out swinging, Robson stole second, one out.

Kruger grounded out to short, Robson advanced to third, two outs.

Collins walked.

Humphreys singled through the right side, Robson scored, RBI. Collins advanced to second.

Lowe struck out looking, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

Susnara popped out to left, one out.

Kroon grounded out to first, two outs.

Goldfarb struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Gridley singled to left. He’s 5-for-8 this weekend.

Alexander bunted Gridley to second, one out.

Marrero flew out to left, two outs.

Robson grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Karaviotis struck out swinging, one out.

Kasser walked.

Moniot popped out to center, two outs.

Grebeck struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Rooker singled through the left side.

Kruger reached on a fielder’s choice, Rooker forced out at second, one out.

Collins hit by a pitch that skipped off the ground first, Kruger advanced to second.

Humphreys also hit by a bouncing pitch to load the bases.

Lowe lined out to third, two outs.

Gridley grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Patzlaff reached on a fielding error by Collins.

Balta popped out to short, one out.

Susnara singled through the right side, Patzlaff advanced to second.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Alexander grounded out to short, one out.

Marrero flew out to left, two outs.

Robson walked.

Robson picked off first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 5TH

Goldfarb lined out to second, one out.

Karaviotis grounded out to second, two outs.

Kasser tried to bunt for hit and failed, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Rooker singled to left.

Kruger walked, Rooker advanced to second.

Collins reached on a fielder’s choice, Rooker advanced to third. Kruger forced out at second, one out.

Humphreys with a sacrifice fly to right scoring Rooker, RBI, two outs.

Lowe grounded to second, Humphreys forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 6TH

Moniot lined out to second, one out.

Grebeck singled through the left side past a diving Alexander.

Patzlaff grounded into a U-4-3 double play, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-0 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Gridley walked.

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

Marrero flew out to the warning track in left, Gridley tagged up to third, two outs.

Robson singled to left scoring Gridley, RBI.

RHP Jacob Bennett in to pitch for UO.

Robson picked off of first again but gets in a run down and back to the bag safely.

I’ve been watching this guy sell cotton candy for the last few innings and he’s amazing.

Rooker with a two-run homer to left. That’ his second blast of the weekend.

Kruger flew out to left, three outs.

3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-0 MSU

TOP 7TH

Balta grounded out to short, one out.

Susnara singled to center.

Kroon popped out to short, two outs.

Goldfarb singled to left, Susnara advanced to second.

Matt Eureste pinch hitting for Karaviotis. Eureste hit by pitch to load the bases.

Kasser grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

5-0 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

LHP Kyle Robeniol in to pitch for UO.

Collins walked.

John Holland pinch running for Collins.

Humphreys struck out swinging, one out.

Lowe singled through the right side, Holland advanced to second.

RHP Stephen Nogosek in to pitch for UO.

Vic Schaefer in the house.

Gridley with an infield single up the middle to load the bases.

Alexander struck out swinging, two outs.

Marrero grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

5-0 MSU

TOP 8TH

LHP Vance Tatum in to pitch, Holland at second, Gridley at short, Alexander at third, Mike Smith in right for MSU.

Moniot homers to left, RBI.

Grebeck struck out looking, one out.

Patzlaff grounded out to third, two outs.

Balta blasted a solo shot to right, RBI.

Susnara flew out to the warning track in right, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Robson grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Cody Brown pinch hitting for Smith. Brown grounded out to first, two outs.

Kruger popped out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 MSU 

TOP 9TH

Humphreys in to pitch, Jake Mangum in left for MSU.

Kroon grounded out to short, one out.

Goldfarb flew out to the warning track in right, two outs.

Eureste flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: NO. 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE 5, NO. 9 OREGON 2

Hits: MSU 9, Oregon 6

Errors: MSU 1, Oregon 1

WP: Daniel Brown (2-0) 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 4 K, 1 BB

LP: David Peterson (2-1) 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 K, 4 BB

S: Reid Humphreys (2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Brent Rooker 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, Ryan Gridley 2-3, Jacob Robson 2-4, RBI; UO – Tim Susnara 2-4, Travis Moniot 1-3, HR, RBI, A.J. Balta 1-4, HR, RBI

Attendance: 6,461

 

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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