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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

It seems like it’s been a while since I’ve been to Dudy Noble and that’s because it has been. Last time I was here was Super Bulldog Weekend and with all that has occurred since then that seems so long ago. No. 4 Mississippi State hosts Missouri tonight on SEC Network. In case you were planning on coming to tomorrow’s game know that it’s also graduation and no reserved parking so wearing your walking shoes. The Bulldogs are wearing maroon hats and white uniforms while the Tigers are clad in black hats, black jerseys and grey pants.

STARTING LINEUPS

Missouri: 24-22, 7-14 SEC

2B- Connor Brumfield, L/L, Fr., .236, 18 RBI, 5 SB

CF- Jake Ring, L/L, Jr., .325, HR, 20 RBI, 23 SB

SS- Ryan Howard, R/R, Jr., .291, 5 HR, 25 RBI, 10 SB

1B- Zach Lavy, L/R, Sr., .343, 6 HR, 48 RBI, 3 SB

LF- Trey Harris, R/R, So., .233, HR, 32 RBI, 10 SB

C- Brett Bond, S/R, So., .220, 7 HR, 27 RBI, 4 SB

DH- Brian Sharp, L/R, Fr., .250, 13 RBI, SB

3B- Ian Nelson, L/R, Fr., .216, 12 RBI

RF- Kirby McGuire, R/R, Jr., .240, 2 HR, 10 RBI

RHP- Reggie McClain, Sr. (4-2) 3.72 ERA, 68 K, 7 BB

Mississippi State: 30-14-1, 12-9 SEC

RF- Jake Mangum, S/L, Fr., .416, HR, 22 RBI, SB

C- Jack Kruger, R/R, Jr., .333, 5 HR, 29 RBI, 4 SB

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .326, 3 HR, 34 RBI, 2 SB

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .279, 8 HR, 26 RBI

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .336, 4 HR, 39 RBI

DH- Brent Rooker, R/R, So., .312, 4 HR, 35 RBI, 2 SB

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, Jr., .356, HR, 19 RBI, 12 SB

SS- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .282, 2 HR, 26 RBI, SB

2B- John Holland, L/R, Sr., .203, 6 RBI

RHP- Dakota Hudson, Jr. (6-3) 3.00 ERA, 74 K, 26 BB

TOP 1ST

Hudson’s first pitch is low and outside for a ball.

Brumfield grounded out to second, one out.

Ring struck out swinging, two outs.

Howard grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Mangum with a solid single to center.

Kruger walked, Mangum advanced to second.

Lowe singled through the left side to load the bases.

Collins grounded into a 5-2-3 double play. Kruger advanced to third and Lowe to second, two outs.

Humphreys struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Lavy singled through the right side.

Harris struck out swinging, one out.

Bond singled past Lowe at first, Lavy advanced to third.

Sharp grounded out to first, Lavy scored, RBI. Bond advanced to second.

Nelson struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 MU

BOTTOM 2ND

Rooker rips his fifth homer of the year to left on the first pitch of the inning, RBI.

Robson struck out looking on a 3-2 pitch. He thought it was ball four but home plate ump Tony Maners disagreed, one out.

Gridley hit in the back.

Holland grounded out to second, Gridley advanced to second.

Mangum singled to left scoring Gridley, RBI.

Kruger grounded to second, Mangum forced out at second, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 3RD

McGuire struck out swinging, one out.

Brumfield struck out swinging, two outs.

Ring singled up the middle.

Howard reached on an infield single to third, Ring advanced to third on a throwing error by Collins.

Lavy struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Lowe lined a single to center.

Collins popped out to right, one out.

Humphreys flew out to right, two outs.

Rooker grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 4TH

Harris popped out to right, one out.

Bond struck out swinging, two outs.

Sharp chopped out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Robson grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Gridley grounded out to short, two outs.

Holland popped out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

TOP 5TH

Nelson grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

McGuire grounded out to third, two outs.

Brumfield struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Mangum grounded out to second, one out.

Kruger doubled to left-center. Harris was camped under it on the warning track but dropped the ball and slammed against the wall.

Lowe unloads on a two-run tater to right. That was his fourth homer this season.

Collins singled to center.

Humphreys struck out swinging, two outs.

Rooker reached on an infield single to third, Collins advanced to second.

Robson singled to center scoring Collins, RBI. Rooker advanced to third.

Gridley struck out swinging, three outs.

3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-1 MSU

TOP 6TH

Ring struck out swinging, one out.

Howard poked a single up the middle.

Lavy singled to left, Howard advanced to second.

Harris grounded into a U-6-3 double play, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-1 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Holland tried to bunt for a hit and failed, one out.

Mangum singled up the middle. The kid’s a machine.

Kruger also singled up the middle, Mangum advanced to second.

Lowe singled to left for his fourth hit of the game, Mangum scored, RBI. Kruger advanced to second.

Collins reached on a fielder’s choice, Kruger advanced to third. Lowe forced out at second, two outs.

Humphreys struck out swinging. That’s the hat trick for him tonight, three outs.

1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

6-1 MSU

TOP 7TH

Bond grounded out to second, one out.

Sharp grounded out to short, two outs.

Nelson grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

6-1 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Rooker struck out swinging, one out.

Robson reached on an infield single to second.

Gridley chopped out to third, Robson advanced to second, two outs.

Robson stole third.

Holland singled to left scoring Robson, RBI.

RHP Cole Bartlett in to pitch for MU.

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

Kruger struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

7-1 MSU

TOP 8TH 

McGuire struck out looking. That’s Hudson’s 10 K tonight, one out.

Brumfield flew out to right, two outs.

Ring struck out swinging. That ties a career-high for Hudson, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-1 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Sharp now takes the mound from the DH spot for MU.

Lowe doubled to the wall in left-center. He’s a triple shy of the cycle and has a career-best five hits.

Michael Smith pinch running for Lowe.

Smith took third on a wild pitch.

Collins with a sacrifice fly to right, Smith scored, RBI, one out.

Humphreys avoids the sombrero on Cinco De Mayo with an infield single off Sharp’s rear end.

Rooker singled through the left side, Humphreys advanced to second. That ties a season-high with 19 hits.

LHP Ty Shoaff in to pitch for MU.

Robson grounded out to first. Humphreys and Rooker move into scoring position, two outs.

Gridley grounded out to second, three outs.

1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

8-1 MSU

TOP 9TH

Cole Gordon in at 1B, Luke Alexander at 3B for MSU.

Howard grounded out to short, one out.

Lavy singled to center.

RHP Blake Smith in to pitch for MSU.

Johnny Balsamo pinch hitting for Harris. Balsamo grounded out to third, Lavy advanced to third, two outs.

Bond reached on a throwing error by Alexander, Lavy scored.

Sharp struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: NO. 4 MISSISSIPPI STATE 8, MISSOURI 2

MU 010 000 001 – 2 7 0

MSU 020 031 11X- 8 19 2

WP: Dakota Hudson (7-3) LP: Reggie McClain (4-3)

Multiple hits: (MU) Zach Lavy 3, Ryan Howard (MSU) Nathaniel Lowe 5, Jake Mangum 4, Brent Rooker 3, Jack Kruger, Jacob Robson 2B: (MSU) Kruger, Lowe HR: Lowe, Rooker

DP: MU 1, MSU 1 LOB: MU 5, MSU 12 T: 2:50 A: 6,630

Records: Mississippi State 31-14-1, 13-9 SEC; Missouri 24-23, 7-15 SEC

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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