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No. 15 Mississippi State is back in action tonight on what appears to be shaping up for a beautiful evening of baseball. The Bulldogs are wearing their new Mossy Oak camo uniforms which features camo hats and jerseys to go along with white pants. Eastern Kentucky is clad in gray hats with maroon bills, maroon jersey.

Starting Lineup:

 

Eastern Kentucky: 7-8

SS- Doug Teegarden, L/R, Sr., .304, HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB

LF- Kyle Nowlin, R/R, Sr., .250, 7 HR, 18 RBI

3B- Mandy Alvarez, R/R, Sr., .386, 4 HR, 20 RBI, SB

1B- Ben Fisher, L/L, Jr., .266, 3 HR, 14 RBI

CF- Shea Sullivan, R/R, Jr., .328, HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB

2B- Cole Warrenfeltz, L/R, Jr., .333, 8 RBI, SB

DH- Matt Olive, R.R, Jr., .286, 5 RBI

RF- Daniel McFarland, L/L, So., .455, 2 RBI, 3 SB

C- Logan Starnes, R/R, Jr., .286, 9 RBI, 2 SB

RHP- Chris Cervantes, Sr. (0-0) 8.10 ERA, 2 K, 4 BB

Mississippi State: 12-3-1

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, Jr., .389, 9 RBI, 9 SB

RF- Cody Brown, L/R, Jr., .357, HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB

DH- Brent Rooker, R/R, So., .377, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 2 SB

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .276, 9 RBI

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .302, 3 HR, 12 RBI

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .333, 10 RBI

2B- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .333, HR, 11 RBI, SB

C- Elih Marrero, S/R, Fr., .190, 4 RBI, SB

SS- Luke Alexander, S/R, Fr., .222, HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB

LHP- Konnor Pilkington, Fr. (0-0) 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 1 BB

TOP 1ST

Mossy Oak founder Toxey Haas threw out the first pitch. I got to know him early on in my career in West Point covering his twin sons in baseball.

Pilkington’s first pitch is a ball.

Teegarden walked.

Nowlin walked on four pitches, Teegarden advanced to second.

Alvarez struck out swinging, one out.

Fisher flew out to the warning track in center, Teegarden tagged up to third, two outs.

Sullivan fouled out behind first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Robson struck out looking, one out.

Brown singled through the right side.

Rooker flew out to right, two outs.

Lowe homered to left, his first at the Division I level, 2 RBI.

Collins followed up with a no-doubter homer to left, RBI.

Humphreys grounded out to left, three outs.

3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

Warrenfeltz grounded out to short, one out.

Olive struck out looking, two outs.

McFardland singled up the middle. That’s the first he’s allowed all season.

Starnes lined out to center, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Gridley flew out to center, one out.

Marrero grounded out to short, two outs.

Alexander grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Teegarden singled through the right side.

Nowlin struck out looking, one out.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Robson doubled to the wall in center extending his hitting streak to a dozen.

Brown flew out to left, one out.

Robson took third on a wild pitch.

Rooker walked.

Lowe flirted with another homer but gets a sacrifice fly to the warning track in right scoring Robson, RBI. Rooker tagged up too, two outs.

Collins grounded out to short, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Fisher struck out swinging, one out.

Sullivan walked.

Warrenfeltz grounded out to second, Fisher advanced to second, two outs.

Olive singled to right scoring Fisher, RBI.

McFardland struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-1 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

RHP Taylor Blair in to pitch for EKU.

Humphreys walked.

Gridley struck out looking, one out.

Marrero singled to center, Humphreys advanced to third. That ended a 0-for-14 slump for Marrerro.

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

Marrero goes first to third on an errant pickoff throw.

Robson walked.

Robson stole second.

Marerro picked off third. That’s a no-no, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

5-1 MSU

TOP 5TH

LHP Kale Breaux in to pitch for MSU.

Starnes struck out looking, one out.

Teegarden popped out to center, two outs.

Nowlin grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-1 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Brown bunted for a hit.

Rooker singled to left, Brown advanced to third.

Lowe grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, Brown scored, two outs.

Collins walked.

Humphreys walked, Collins advanced to second.

LHP Luke McGee in to pitch for EKU.

Gridley singled to center scoring Collins, RBI. Humphreys advanced to second.

Marrero reached on a fielding error by Teegarden to load the bases.

Alexander flew out to right, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 3 LOB

7-1 MSU

TOP 6TH

Alvarez singled to left.

Fisher singled to right, Alvarez advanced to second.

Sullivan plunked to load the bases.

Warrenfeltz walked forcing in Alvarez, RBI.

Olive grounded out to short, Fisher scored, RBI. Sullivan and Warrenfeltz moved into scoring position.

Sullivan scored on a passed ball, Warrenfeltz advanced to third.

McFarland struck out swinging, two outs.

Starnes struck out swinging, three outs.

3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-4 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Robson singled through the right side.

Brown popped out to short, one out.

Rooker reached and took third on a throwing error by Alvarez. Brown advanced to third.

Lowe doubled to the wall in right scoring Robson and Rooker, 2 RBI. Lowe had driven in five tonight.

RHP Spencer Jackson in to pitch for EKU.

Collins walked.

Humphreys struck out swinging, two outs.

Gridley popped out to second, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

9-4 MSU

TOP 7TH

LHP Ethan Small in to pitch for MSU.

Teegarden walked.

Nowlin struck out looking, one out.

Alvarez homered to left, 2 RBI.

Fisher struck out looking, two outs.

Sullivan popped out to center, three outs.

2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

9-6 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Marrero grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Alexander singled to left.

Robson singled up the middle, Alexander advanced to second.

Brown lined out to right, two outs.

Rooker walked to load the bases.

A balk brings in in Alexander. Robson and Rooker move into scoring position.

Lowe singled to right, Robson and Rooker scored 2 RBI. He now has seven RBIs tonight.

Collins walked, Lowe advanced to second.

John Holland pinch running for Collins.

LHP Brandon Smither in to pitch for EKU.

Humphreys walked to load the bases.

Mike Smith pinch running for Humphreys.

Gridley popped out to first, three outs.

3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

12-6 MSU

TOP 8TH

Holland moved to second, Gridley moved to short, Alexander moved to third, Brown moved to left, Smith moved to right.

Warrenfeltz singled to left.

Olive singled to right, Warrenfeltz advanced to third.

Kenny Hostrander pinch running for Olive.

Dakota Graham pinch hitting for McFarland. Graham walked to load the bases.

LHP Vance Tatum in to pitch for MSU.

Starnes popped out to second, one out.

Teegarden hit a sacrifice fly to left scoring Warrenfeltz, RBI, two outs.

Nowlin with a three-run homer to right-center, 3 RBI. That’s his eighth of the year and the third Tatum has allowed in his last two outings.

Alvarez singled to left.

Fisher singled to center, Alvarez advanced to second.

Sullivan with a two-run double to right-center. Sullivan advanced to second on the throw home.

RHP Blake Smith in to pitch for MSU.

Warrenfeltz grounded out to short. Great play by Gridley to keep the go-ahead run from scoring, three outs.

6 R, 6 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

12-12

BOTTOM 8TH

Alex Holderbach in to catch, RHP Caleb Johnson in to pitch for EKU.

Marrero reached on what should have been a throwing error by Teegarden. It’s awarded an infield single.

Jake Mangum pinch running for Marrero.

Jack Kruger pinch hitting for Alexander. Kruger walked, Mangum advanced to second.

Robson popped up a bunt to third, one out.

Brown struck out swinging, two outs.

Rooker struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

12-12

TOP 9TH

Hunter Stovall in to catch, Cole Gordon in at third for MSU.

Hostranger popped out to second, one out.

Luke Wurzelbacher pinch hitting for Graham. Wurzelbacher grounded out to the pitcher, two outs.

Holderbach grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

12-12

BOTTOM 9TH

Lowe walked.

Holland laid down a sacrifice bunt but the Colonels force out Lowe at second, one out.

Smith struck out swinging, Holland thrown out stealing second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

12-12

TOP 10TH

Teegarden singled through the right side.

Nowlin singled through the left side, Teegarden advanced to second.

Alvarez flew out to center, Teegarden tagged up to third, one out.

Fisher fouled out to the catcher, two outs.

Stovall makes a run-saving block.

Sullivan singled to left scoring Teegarden, RBI. Nowlin advanced to third.

Warrenfeltz singled to right scoring Nowlin, RBI. Sullivan advanced to third and Warrenfeltz to second on the throw.

Sullivan scored on a wild pitch, Warrenfeltz advanced to third.

Hostrander singled to left scoring Warrenfeltz, RBI.

Wurzelbacher struck out swinging, three outs.

4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

16-12 EKU

BOTTOM 10th

Gridley hit by pitch.

Stovall grounded out to the pitcher, Gridley advanced to second, one out.

Gordon struck out swinging, two outs.

Robson flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: EASTERN KENTUCKY 16, NO. 15 MISSISSIPPI STATE 12

Hits: EKU 17, MSU 15

Errors: EKU 3, MSU 1

WP: Caleb Johnson (2-1) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 K, 2 BB

LP: Blake Smith (2-1) 2.1 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: EKU – Mandy Alvarez 3-6, HR, 2 RBI, Doug Teegarden 2-3, RBI, Shea Sullivan 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, Matt Olive 2-4, 2 RBI, Kyle Nowlin 2-5, HR, 3 RBI, Cole Warrenfeltz 2-5, 2 RBI, Ben Fisher 2-6; MSU – Nathaniel Lowe 3-4, 2B, HR, 7 RBI, Jacob Robson 3-6, 2B, Brent Rooker 2-4, Elih Marrero 2-5, Cody Brown 2-6, Gavin Collins 1-2, HR, RBI

Attendance: 6,878

 

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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