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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

I’ve arrived for night No. 2 at the ballpark. Hopefully this one will end sooner than last night’s affair in which 15th-ranked Mississippi State blew a six-run lead in the eighth inning to Eastern Kentucky and lost 16-12 in 10-innings. Tonight’s game is against Oral Roberts, who also lost last night at Jacksonville State. MSU is wearing maroon hats, maroon camo uniforms and white pants while the Golden Eagles are clad in navy hats, navy jerseys and white pants.

Starting lineups:

Oral Roberts: 7-8

CF- Nick Rotola, R/R, Sr., .333, HR, 11 RBI, 3 SB

2B- Nick Roard, R/L, So., .339, 4 HR, 13 RBI

C- Matt Whatley, R/R, So., .361, 2 HR, 14 RBI

1B- Rolando Martinez, L/R, Sr., .340, 2 HR, 9 RBI

RF- Noah Cummings, R/R, So., .256, 7 RBI, SB

LF- Michael Hungate, R/R, Jr., .276, 4 RBI, 5 SB

DH- Trevor McCutchin, L/L, Fr., .167, 3 RBI

SS- Trevin Sonnier, R/R, Sr., .291, 3 RBI, 4 SB

3B- Chase Stafford, R/R, Sr., .208, HR, 3 RBI, SB

RHP- Cale Tims, So. (0-0) 10.80 ERA, 2 K, 2 BB

Mississippi State: 12-4-1

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, Jr., .400, 9 RBI, 10 SB

DH- Jack Kruger, R/R, Jr., .410, 3 HR, 19 RBI, SB

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .306, HR, 16 RBI

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .311, 4 HR, 13 RBI

RF- Brent Rooker, R/R, So., .386, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 2 SB

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .316, 10 RBI

2B- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .323, HR, 12 RBI, SB

C- Hunter Stovall, R/R, Fr., .300, 5 RBI, 2 SB

SS- Luke Alexander, S/R, Fr., .231, HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB

RHP- Keegan James, Fr. (2-0) 1.69 ERA, 2 K, 1 BB

TOP 1ST

Rotola flew out to right, one out.

Roark grounded out to the pitcher, two outs.

Whatley flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Robson struck out swinging, one out.

Kruger struck out swinging, two outs.

Lowe struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Martinez grounded out to second, one out.

Cummings homered to left. That was his first this season, RBI.

Hungate struck out swinging, two outs.

McCutchin fouled out to third. Collins with an over the shoulder basket catch, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 ORU

BOTTOM 2ND

Collins reached on an infield single to short.

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

Humphreys robbed of a solo homer by Hungate, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 ORU

TOP 3RD

RHP Ryan Cyr in to pitch for MSU.

Sonnier grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Stafford struck out swinging, two outs.

Rotola doubled to the wall in right-center.

Roark grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 ORU

BOTTOM 3RD

Gridley walked.

Stovall flew out to center, one out.

Alexander reached on a fielder’s choice, Gridley forced out at second. If the shortstop makes a better throw it’s an inning-ending double play, two outs.

Robson singled through the right side, Alexander advanced to second. That extends his hitting streak to 13 games.

Kruger singled through the right side scoring Alexander, RBI. Robson advanced to second, three outs.

Lowe lined out to center, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-1

TOP 4TH

RHP Zac Houston in to pitch for MSU.

Whatley grounded out to third, one out.

Martinez walked.

Cummings singled through the left side, Martinez advanced to second.

Linebacker Richie Brown and his wife Erin in the house.

Hungate struck out swinging, two outs.

McCutchin walked to load the bases.

RHP Noah Hughes in to pitch for MSU. Hughes inherits a 1-0 count.

Sonnier struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

1-1

BOTTOM 4TH

Collins grounded out to second, one out.

Rooker struck out swinging, two outs.

Humphreys singled up the middle.

Gridley grounded to first, Humphreys forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-1

TOP 5TH

Stafford grounded out to short. Sensational play by Alexander, one out.

Rotola grounded out to short, two outs.

Roark singled to center.

Whatley flew out to the warning track in left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-1

BOTTOM 5TH

Stovall struck out swinging, one out.

Alexander struck out swinging, two outs.

Robson tried to bunt for a hit and failed, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-1

TOP 6TH

LHP Jared Padgett in to pitch for MSU.

Martinez walked on four pitches.

RHP Paul Young in to pitch for MSU.

Cummings struck out swinging, one out.

Sam Grellner pinch hitting for Hungate. Grellner doubled to the wall in right-center scoring Martinez, RBI.

McCutchin struck out swinging, two outs.

Sonnier grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 ORU

BOTTOM 6TH

RHP Nathan Garza in to pitch, Martinez moves to left, Brent Williams now in at first for ORU.

Kruger singled up the middle.

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

Collins struck out swinging but reached first on a dropped third strike.

Rooker flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

2-1 ORU

TOP 7TH

RHP Ryan Rigby in to pitch for MSU.

Stafford struck out looking, one out.

Rotola walked.

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

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 ORU

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Grant Glaze in to pitch for ORU.

Humphreys grounded out to short, one out.

Gridley flew out to right, two outs.

Stovall struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 ORU

TOP 8TH

Whatley grounded out to short, one out.

Martinez hit by pitch.

Martinez took second on a wild pitch.

Cummings struck out swinging, two outs.

Williams singled to left scoring Martinez, RBI.

McCutchin grounded out to first, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 ORU

BOTTOM 8TH

Jake Mangum pinch hitting for Alexander. Mangum reached on an infield single to first. He dove head first ahead of the throw.

Robson grounded into a 3-6-3 double play. John Cohen came out to argue, two outs.

Kruger struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-1 ORU

TOP 9TH

RHP Reid Humphreys in to pitch, Mike Smith now in left, John Holland now at second, Gridley moves to short for MSU.

Sonnier reached onĀ an infield single to third.

Stafford tried to bunt Sonnier to second. Sonnier forced out at second, one out.

Rotola struck out swinging, two outs.

Whatley fouled out to the catcher. Stovall with a diving catch, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 ORU

BOTTOM 9TH

RHP Brady Womacks in to pitch for ORU.

Lowe struck out looking, one out.

Collins struck out swinging, two outs.

Cody Brown pinch hitting for Rooker. Brown struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: ORAL ROBERTS 3, NO. 15 MISSISSIPPI STATE 1

Hits: ORU 7, MSU 6

Errors: ORU 1, MSU 0

WP: Cale Tims (1-0) 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 6 K, 1 BB

LP: Jared Padgett (0-1) 0 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 0 K, 1 BB

S: Brady Womacks (4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: ORU – Noah Cummings 2-4, HR, RBI, Sam Grellner 1-1, 2B, RBI, Nick Rotola 1-4, 2B; MSU – Jack Kruger 2-4, RBI

Attendance: 6,404

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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