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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

Welcome to the start of Super Bulldog Weekend where there’s a top six match-up on the diamond tonight between No. 2 Mississippi State and No. 6 Texas A&M. Campus is already starting to fill up despite the overcast skies and rain. Hard to believe that the SEC Network didn’t decide to carry any of these games except for streaming only. But I’ll have you covered tonight and Sunday. I’ll be here Saturday but will be working on football stories from the 11 a.m. scrimmage, which will be carried on ESPNU.

MSU is wearing maroon hats, maroon jerseys and white pants while the Aggies are wearing maroon hats and gray uniforms.

Starting lineups:

Texas A&M (26-7, 7-5 SEC)

LF- J.B. Moss, R/R, Sr., .361, 5 HR, 27 RBI, 13 SB

RF- Nick Banks, L/L, Jr., .290, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 3 SB

3B- Boomer White, R/R, Jr., .411, 2 HR, 25 RBI, 5 SB

1B- Hunter Melton, R/R, Sr., .370, 8 HR, 41 RBI, 2 SB

2B- Ryne Birk, L/R, Jr., .328, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 7 SB

C- Michael Barash, R/R, Sr., .324, 4 HR, 20 RBI

DH- Joel Davis, L/R, Jr., .293, 3 HR, 12 RBI, SB

CF- Nick Choruby, L/R, Jr., .313, 18 RBI, 10 SB

SS- Austin Homan, R/R, Jr., .366, 9 RBI, 3 SB

RHP- Brigham Hill, So. (4-0) 1.42 ERA, 38 K, 8 BB

Mississippi State (24-9-1, 8-4 SEC)

CF- Jake Mangum, S/L, Fr., .427, HR, 16 RBI, SB

C- Elih Marrero, S/R, Fr., .303, 10 RBI, 2 SB

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .328, 2 HR, 23 RBI, 2 SB

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .272, 6 HR, 20 RBI

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .350, 3 HR, 28 RBI

SS- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .311, 2 HR, 23 RBI, SB

RF- Cody Brown, L/R, Jr., .279, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 3 SB

DH- Brent Rooker, R/R, So., .350, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 2 SB

2B- John Holland, L/R, Sr., .222, 4 RBI

RHP- Dakota Hudson, Jr. (4-2) 1.68 ERA, 59 K, 20 BB

TOP 1ST

Saw former Bulldog Jet Butler in the crowd. I believe he’s a scout for the Mets now.

Hudson’s first pitch is close but a ball.

Moss flew out to right, one out.

Banks doubled down the left field line.

Banks took third on a wild pitch.

White tripled down the right field line scoring Banks, RBI. Apparently White never touched second and is ruled out, run still counts, two outs.

Melton struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 A&M

BOTTOM 1ST

Mangum chopped a single up the middle on an 0-2 count.

Marrero struck out swinging, one out.

Lowe singled to right, Mangum advanced to third.

Collins with a sacrifice fly to shallow center scoring Mangum, RBI, two outs.

Humphreys walked, Lowe advanced to second.

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

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-1

TOP 2ND

Birk grounded out to short, one out.

Barash grounded out to second, two outs.

Davis singled up the middle.

Choruby struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-1

BOTTOM 2ND

Brown singled to right-center.

Rooker robbed of a two-run homer by Moss in left. That’s the fifth homer I’ve seen robbed this year, one out.

Holland struck out swinging, two outs.

Mangum singled through the right side, Brown advanced to third.

Brown scored on a wild pitch, Mangum advanced to second.

Marrero struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 3RD

Homan struck out swinging, one out.

Moss struck out looking, two outs.

Banks grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Lowe popped out to left, one out.

Collins struck out swinging, two outs.

Humphreys grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 4TH

White singled to right.

Hudson hung a breaking ball and Melton crushed it out to left, 2 RBI.

Birk struck out swinging, one out.

Barash singled to right.

Davis lined out to third.

Choruby doubled to right, Barash advanced to third.

Homan grounded out to short, three outs.

2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-2 A&M

BOTTOM 4TH

Gridley failed in a bunt for hit attempt, one out.

Brown grounded out to short, two outs.

Rooker doubled to left.

Hunter Stovall pinch hitting for Holland. Stovall walked.

Mangum grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-2 A&M

TOP 5TH

Moss walked.

Banks doubled down the left field line, Moss moved to third.

White with a sacrifice fly to center, Moss scored, RBI. Banks tagged up to third, one out.

Melton struck out swinging, two outs.

Birk grounded out to second, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-2 A&M

BOTTOM 5TH

Marrero struck out looking. That’s the hat trick for him, one out.

Lowe singled to center.

Collins struck out swinging, two outs.

Humphreys struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-2 A&M

TOP 6TH

Barash struck out swinging, one out.

Davis singled through the left side.

Choruby reached on a fielder’s choice, Davis forced out at second, two outs.

Homan struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-2 A&M

BOTTOM 6TH

Gridley struck out swinging, one out.

Brown grounded out to second, two outs.

Rooker grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-2 A&M

TOP 7TH

Moss grounded out to short, one out.

Banks grounded out to second. Great play up the middle by Stovall, two outs.

White grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-2 A&M

BOTTOM 7TH

Stovall grounded out to third, one out.

Mangum singled to left.

Marrero lined out to right, two outs.

RHP Andrew Vinson in to pitch for A&M.

Lowe grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-2 A&M

TOP 8TH

Melton reached on an infield single to third.

LHP Daniel Brown in to pitch for MSU.

Birk reached on a fielder’s choice, Melton forced out at second, one out.

Barash popped out to second, two outs.

Birk caught stealing second on a perfect throw by Marrero, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-2 A&M

BOTTOM 8TH

Collins grounded out to second, one out.

Humphreys singled up the middle.

Gridley reached on a fielder’s choice, Humphreys forced out at second, two outs.

Brown hit by pitch, Gridley advanced to second.

RHP Ryan Hendrix in to pitch for A&M.

Rooker singled to right scoring Gridley, RBI. Brown advanced to third.

Stovall struck out swinging after working the count to 3-0, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-3 A&M

TOP 9TH

LHP Ethan Small in to pitch for MSU.

Davis hit by pitch. Didn’t appear it hit him but home plate ump Tony Maners said it did. He got a good talkin’ to by John Cohen.

Jonathan Maroney pinch running for Davis.

Choruby bunted and Small tried to get the out at second but Maroney beat it.

Homan reached on a bunt single to the pitcher to load the bases.

Moss hit by pitch forcing in Maroney, RBI. Bases still loaded.

LHP Vance Tatum in to pitch for MSU.

Banks lifted Tatum’s second pitch for a grand slam to left, 4 RBI.

White grounded out to short, one out.

Melton singled through the right side.

Melton took two bases on a wild pitch.

Birk hit by pitch.

RHP Blake Smith in to pitch for MSU.

Barash with a sacrifice fly to center scoring Melton, RBI, two outs.

Maroney popped out to second, three outs.

6 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

10-3 A&M

BOTTOM 9TH

RHP Mitchell Kilkenny in to pitch for A&M.

Mangum grounded out to second, one out.

Marrero singled to right.

Mike Smith pinch running for Marrero.

Lowe grounded out to short, Smith advanced to second, two outs.

Collins struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: NO. 6 TEXAS A&M 10, NO. 2 MISSISSIPPI STATE 3

Hits: A&M 13, MSU 10

Errors: A&M 0, MSU 0

WP: Brigham Hill (5-0) 6.2 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 8 K, 2 BB

LP: Dakota Hudson (4-3) 7 IP, 4 R, 10 H, 8 K, 1 BB

Leading hitters: A&M – Nick Banks 3-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, Hunter Melton 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, Joel Davis 2-3, Boomer White 2-4, 2 RBI, Nick Choruby 1-3, 2B; MSU – Jake Mangum 3-5, Brent Rooker 2-4, 2B, RBI, Nathaniel Lowe 2-5

Attendance: 10,032

 

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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