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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

It’s a beautiful afternoon here in Starkville with the sun shining, clear skies and temps in the mid 60’s. Now I just need this to be a quick game so I can get home and watch Wrestlemania in its entirety. No. 11 Mississippi State is going for a sweep against its arch rival, 11th-ranked Ole Miss. The Bulldogs are wearing maroon hats, black jerseys and white pants while the Rebels are clad in red hats and powder blue uniforms. I dig Ole Miss’ hats today…the uniforms not so much.

STARTING LINEUPS

Ole Miss (20-7, 2-6 SEC)

RF- J.B. Woodman, L/R, Jr., .319, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 7 SB

LF- Ryan Olenek, R/R, Fr., .261, HR, 10 RBI, SB

2B- Tate Blackman, R/R, So., .348, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 2 SB

3B- Colby Bortles, R/R, Jr., .299, 3 HR, 22 RBI

1B- Will Golson, R/R, So., .257, 2 HR, 16 RBI, SB

C- Henri Lartigue, S/R, Jr., .325, HR, 9 RBI

DH- Michael Fitzsimmons, R/R, Fr., 395, 2 HR, 8 RBI

SS- Errol Robinson, R/R, Jr., .196, HR, 12 RBI, 2 SB

RF- Cameron Dishon, R/R, Sr., .242, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 4 SB

RHP- Sean Johnson, Jr. (3-0) 1.96 ERA, 13 K, 9 BB

Mississippi State (20-7-1, 6-2 SEC)

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, Jr., .378, HR, 19 RBI, 10 SB

RF- Jake Mangum, S/R, Fr., .396, HR, 13 RBI, SB

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .302, HR, 22 RBI, 2 SB

DH- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .354, 3 HR, 24 RBI

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .250, 4 HR, 16 RBI

LF- Cody Brown, L/R, Jr., .286, HR, 8 RBI, 3 SB

C- Elih Marrero, S/R, Fr., .289, 7 RBI, 2 SB

2B- John Holland, L/R, Sr., .265, 3 RBI

SS- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .310, HR, 15 RBI, SB

LHP- Daniel Brown, Jr. (2-2) 5.00 ERA, 26 K, 12 BB

TOP 1ST

Daniel Brown’s first pitch is a called strike.

Woodman grounded out to second, one out.

Olenek walked. That’s the first walk issued in 28 innings by the Bulldogs. That spans three games.

Blackman grounded out to second, Olenek advanced to second, two outs.

Bortles singled to left, Olenek scored, RBI.

Golsan fouled out to first, one out.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 UM

BOTTOM 1ST

Robson failed in his bunt for a hit attempt, one out.

Mangum grounded out to second, two outs.

Lowe lined out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 UM

TOP 2ND

Lartigue homered on the first pitch to left, RBI.

Fitzsimmons singled to center on the second pitch of the inning.

RHP Ryan Rigby in to pitch for MSU.

Rigby’s first pitch is a taylor made double play but he heaves it out into center. Fitzsimmons advanced to second and Robinson reached first.

Dishon struck out looking, one out.

Woodman singled to center to load the bases.

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

1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

2-0 UM

BOTTOM 2ND

Humphreys robbed of a double after an incredible diving catch in right by Dishon, one out.

Collins singled to left.

Cody Brown walked, Collins advanced to second.

Holland struck out swinging, two outs.

Gridley grounded out to first, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-2

TOP 3RD

Blackman singled to left.

Bortles grounded out to the pitcher, Blackman advanced to second. Bortles said he fouled the ball off himself. Mike Bianco out to argue with Ray Gregson, the home plate ump, one out.

Golson grounded out to third, Blackman advanced to third, two outs.

Lartigue grounded out to third on a check swing. Lartigue got ate up by the turf monter around home plate and took a tumble, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-2

BOTTOM 3RD

Robson fouled out to left, one out.

Mangum doubled to right. The freshman keeps on producing.

Lowe walked.

Humphreys popped out to center, two outs.

Collins popped out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-2

TOP 4TH

Mangum moves to center, Brent Rooker now in right for MSU.

Holt Perdzock pinch hitting for Fitzsimmons. Perdzock grounded out to second, one out.

Robinson struck out swinging, two outs.

Dishon grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-2

BOTTOM 4TH

Cody Brown walked.

LHP Wyatt Short in to pitch for UM.

Marrero reached on a fielder’s choice, Brown forced out at second. Marrero scorched that one, props to Bortles for staying with that one, one out.

Holland bunted Marrero to second, two outs.

Gridley fouled out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-2

TOP 5TH

Woodman grounded out to short, one out.

Olenek hit by pitch.

Blackman reached on a fielding error by Collins, Olenek advanced to third.

Blackman took second on a wild pitch.

Bortles singled to left scoring Olenek and Blackman, 2 RBI.

Golsan struck out swinging, two outs.

Lartigue flew out to right, three outs.

2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-2 UM

BOTTOM 5TH

Rooker flew out to right, one out.

Mangum singled to right.

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

Humphreys struck out looking, two outs.

Mangum picked off second, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-2 UM

TOP 6TH

LHP Ethan Small in to pitch for MSU.

Nic Perkins pinch hitting for Perdzock.

Perkins struck out swinging, one out.

Robinson doubled to the left field corner.

Robinson took third on a wild pitch.

Dishon reached on a fielder’s choice, Robinson is safe at home according to Gregson, RBI. Looked out from here but John Cohen never argued.

Woodman struck out swinging, two outs.

Olenek grounded to short, Woodman forced out at second, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-2 UM

BOTTOM 6TH

Collins lined to third, Bortles knocked it down and got the out at first, one out.

Cody Brown reached on an infield single to short.

Marrero grounded into a 1-6-3 double play, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 UM

TOP 7TH

RHP Blake Smith in to pitch for MSU.

Blackman flew out to right, one out.

Bortles popped out to short, two outs.

Golsan flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 UM

BOTTOM 7TH

Jack Kruger pinch hitting for Holland. Kruger grounded out to third, one out.

Gridley grounded out to third, two outs.

Rooker singled up the middle.

Mangum grounded to short, Rooker forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-2 UM

TOP 8TH

Lartigue with a ground rule double over the wall in right-center.

Lartigue awarded third after a balk. Cohen out to argue.

Connor Cloyd pinch hitting for Perkins.

LHP Vance Tatum in to pitch for MSU, inheriting a 1-0 count.

The 31,831 on hand is the largest non-Super Bulldog Weekend crowd in school history.

Cloyd lined out to left, one out.

Humphreys in to pitch for MSU.

Robinson with an infield single to third, Lartigue scored, RBI. Collins couldn’t decide what to do with the ball when he grabbed it.

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

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-2 UM

BOTTOM 8TH

Lowe sends the first pitch of the 8th outta here to left-center for his second homer of the year, RBI.

Humphreys dumps a single into center.

Collins homered to left for his team-leading fifth, 2 RBI.

LHP David Parkinson in to pitch for UM.

Cody Brown grounded out to first, one out.

Marrero popped out to right, two outs.

Stovall popped out to right, three outs.

3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-5 UM

TOP 9TH

Woodman walked.

Olenek hit by pitch, Woodman advanced to second.

Kyle Watson pinch running for Olenek.

Blackman popped out to short, one out.

Bortles walks to load the bases.

Golsan struck out swinging, two outs.

Lartigue singled to right scoring Woodman and Watson, 2 RBI. Bortles advanced to third.

Cloyd flew out to left, three outs.

2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

8-5 UM

BOTTOM 9TH

RHP Will Stokes in to pitch for UM.

Gridley with an infield single to the pitcher.

Rooker popped out to second, one out.

Mangum popped out to left, two outs.

Lowe struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: NO. 13 OLE MISS 8, NO. 11 MISSISSIPPI STATE 5 

Hits: UM 10, MSU 11

Errors: UM 0, MSU 2

WP: Wyatt Short (2-1) 4 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 K, 0 BB

LP: Ryan Rigby (3-1) 4 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 K, 0 BB

S: Will Stokes (3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: UM – Henri Lartigue 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, Colby Bortles 2-4, 3 RBI, Errol Robinson, 2B, RBI; MSU – Gavin Collins 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, Nathaniel Lowe 2-4, HR, RBI, Jake Mangum 2-5, 2B, Elih Marrero 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Attendance: 10,164

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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