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No. 4 Mississippi State hosts Arkansas on the final regular season weekend as the Bulldogs are playing for a chance at their first SEC Championship since 1989. I’ll keep you up to date on the scenarios as the weekend progresses. MSU is wearing its maroon hats and white “MS” uniforms while the Razorbacks are wearing red hats, red jerseys and white pants with red pinstripes. Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn is not here due to attending his daughter’s high school graduation. Tonight’s game can be streamed on SEC Network +.

Starting lineups: 

Arkansas: 26-26, 7-21 SEC

CF- Carson Shaddy, R/R, So., .337, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 5 SB

2B- Rick Nomura, S/R, Sr., .286, 4 HR, 27 RBI, 5 SB

LF- Luke Bonfield, R/R, So., .311, 8 HR, 39 RBI

DH- Grant Koch, R/R, Fr., .297, 2 HR, 14 RBI

3B- Clark Eagan, L/R, Jr., .294, 6 HR, 35 RBI, 5 SB

RF- Chad Spanberger, L/R, So., .216, 6 HR, 17 RBI

1B- Cullen Gassaway, R/R, Sr., .301, 24 RBI, 2 SB

SS- Michael Bernal, R/R, Sr., .272, 8 HR, 36 RBI

C- Tucker Pennell, R/R, Sr., .269, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 2 SB

RHP- Dominic Taccolini, Jr. (5-4) 5.81 ERA, 58 K, 24 BB

Mississippi State: (37-14-1, 18-9 SEC)

RF- Jake Mangum, S/R, Fr., .405, HR, 25 RBI, 3 SB

C- Jack Kruger, R/R, Jr., .353, 7 HR, 35 RBI, 4 SB

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .361, 5 HR, 45 RBI, 2 SB

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .299, 9 HR, 32 RBI

DH- Brent Rooker, R/R, So., .333, 7 HR, 43 RBI, 2 SB

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, Jr., .333, HR, 20 RBI, 15 SB

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .333, 5 HR, 44 RBI

SS- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .284, 2 HR, 27 RBI, SB

2B- John Holland, L/R, Sr., .209, 11 RBI

RHP- Dakota Hudson, Jr. (8-3) 2.52 ERA, 91 K, 27 BB

TOP 1ST

A moment of silence was held for former MSU and MLB All-Star Sammy Ellis.

Hudson’s first pitch is swung on and missed.

Shaddy reached on an infield chopper to second.

Shaddy caught stealing second, one out.

Nomura reached on what’s ruled a throwing error by Gridley. It should’ve been ruled an error on Lowe because he dropped the baseball in the air.

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

0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

The error from the top half of the inning has been changed and charged to Lowe.

Mangum is first pitch swinging (as usual) and reaches on an infield single short.

Kruger singled through the left side, Mangum advanced to second.

Lowe reached on a fielder’s choice, Mangum advanced to third. Kruger forced out at second, one out.

Collins walked to load the bases.

Rooker hit a sacrifice fly to left scoring Mangum, RBI, two outs.

Robson popped out to left, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 2ND

Koch grounded out to short, one out.

Eagan grounded out to short, two outs.

Spanberger lined out to short. Great play by Gridley going up the middle, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 2ND

Humphreys struck out looking, one out.

Gridley grounded out to second, two outs.

Holland chopped out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Gassaway struck out swinging, one out.

Bernal fouled out to right, two outs.

Pennell struck out on a check swing, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Mangum singled to center.

Mangum stole second and took third on a throwing error by Pennell.

Kruger reached on a fielder’s choice. Mangum pegged in the back with the throw home from third allowing him to score, RBI.

Lowe doubled to the wall in left-center, Kruger advanced to third.

Collins hit a sacrifice fly to right scoring Kruger, RBI. Lowe tagged up to third, one out.

Rooker grounded out to third, two outs.

Robson chopped an infield single to short scoring Lowe, RBI.

Robson goes first to third on a errant pickoff throw. He collided with the first baseman and still made it to third.

Humphreys flew out to center, three outs.

3 R, 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Shaddy fouled out to second, one out.

Nomura struck out swinging, two outs.

Bonfield reached on an infield single to the pitcher.

Koch grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Gridley lined out to second, one out.

Holland grounded out to second, two outs.

Mangum singled to left. He’s 3-for-3.

Kruger doubled to the wall in left, Mangum advanced to third.

Lowe popped out to left, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 5TH

Eagan struck out swinging, one out.

Spanberger struck out looking, two outs.

Gassaway struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Collins tripled off the wall in left-center.

Rooker struck out swinging, one out.

Robson grounded out to first, two outs.

Humphreys walked, Collins scored on the wild pitch.

Gridley struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-0 MSU

TOP 6TH

Bernal grounded out to third, one out.

Pennell singled to left.

Pennell took second on a wild pitch.

Pennell took third on a wild pitch as well.

Shaddy walked.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-0 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Holland singled through the right side.

Holland stole second and Arkansas threw the ball away twice to allow him to score.

Mangum singled to right. He’s 4-for-4.

Kruger fouled out to the catcher, one out.

Lowe doubled to the wall in right-center scoring Mangum, RBI.

RHP Jake Reindl in to pitch for UA.

Collins grounded out to short, two outs.

Rooker struck out swinging, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB

7-0 MSU

TOP 7TH

Bonfield grounded out to short, one out.

Koch struck out looking, two outs.

Eagan singled up the middle.

Eagan took second on a wild pitch.

Spanberger singled to left. Eagan was held at third but the throw in got away from Collins. Eagan tried to score but was thrown out at the plate, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-0 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Doug Willey in to pitch for UA.

Robson struck out looking, one out.

Humphreys grounded out to third, two outs.

Gridley struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-0 MSU

TOP 8TH

Gassaway grounded out to second, one out.

Bernal struck out swinging, two outs.

Pennell grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-0 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

RHP Anthony Dahl in to pitch for UA.

Holland struck out on a check swing, one out.

Mangum singled up the middle. He’s now 5-for-5 with five singles.

Mike Smith pinch running for Mangum.

Smith caught stealing second, two outs.

Kruger grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R,  0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-0 MSU

TOP 9TH

Shaddy flew out to right, one out.

Nomura struck out swinging, two outs.

Bonfield walked.

Koch struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: NO. 4 MISSISSIPPI STATE 7, ARKANSAS 0

Hits: MSU 12, UA 5

Errors: MSU 1, UA 5

WP: Dakota Hudson (9-3) 9 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 10 K, 2 BB

LP: Dominic Taccolini (5-5) 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 11 H, 3 K, 2 BB

Leading hitters: (MSU) Jake Mangum 5-5, Nathaniel Lowe 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, Jack Kruger 2-5, 2B, RBI, Gavin Collins 1-2, 3B, RBI

Attendance: 6,822

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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