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No. 4 Mississippi State will go for its ninth SEC series victory tonight against Arkansas following last night’s 7-0 win. The Bulldogs are wearing their traditional Friday uniforms – maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and white pants. The Razorbacks are clad in red hats and grey uniforms. Dave Van Horn is back with Arkansas after missing last night’s game. It’s also senior night as MSU pays tribute to John Holland and Mike Smith. Tonight’s game can be streamed on SEC Network +.

Starting lineups: 

Arkansas: 26-27, 7-22 SEC

RF- Eric Cole, S/R, Fr., .247, 7 RBI, SB

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

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

1B- Clark Eagan, L/R, Jr., .295, 6 HR, 35 RBI, 5 SB

C- Grant Koch, R/R, Fr., .279, 2 HR, 14 RBI

2B- Rick Nomura, S/R, Sr., .280, 4 HR, 27 RBI, 5 SB

SS- Michael Bernal, R/R, Sr., .268, 8 HR, 36 RBI

DH- Chad Spanberger, L/R, So., .220, 6 HR, 17 RBI

3B- Cody Scroggins, R/R, Fr., .196, 5 RBI, 4 SB

RHP- Isaiah Campbell, Fr. (3-0) 3.77 ERA, 22 K, 8 BB

Mississippi State: (38-14-1, 19-9 SEC)

RF- Jake Mangum, S/R, Fr., .423, HR, 25 RBI, 4 SB

DH- Jack Kruger, R/R, Jr., .355, 7 HR, 36 RBI, 4 SB

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .364, 5 HR, 46 RBI, 2 SB

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .302, 9 HR, 33 RBI

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, Jr., .331, HR, 21 RBI, 15 SB

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .327, 5 HR, 44 RBI

C- Elih Marrero, S/R, Fr., .250, 12 RBI, 2 SB

SS- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .278, 2 HR, 27 RBI, SB

2B- John Holland, L/R, Sr., .211, 11 RBI, SB

RHP- Austin Sexton, Jr. (6-2) 3.69 ERA, 78 K, 20 BB

TOP 1ST

Sexton’s first pitch is a strike.

Cole grounded out to first, one out.

Shaddy flew out to center, two outs.

Bonfield flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Mangum grounded out to short, one out.

Kruger popped out to short, two outs.

Lowe singled through the right side.

Collins fouled out to left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Eagan singled up the middle.

Koch reached and made it to second on a throwing error by Sexton, Eagan advanced to third.

Nomura grounded out to second, Eagan scored, RBI. Koch advanced to third, one out.

Bernal grounded to third, two outs.

Koch tried to score on a wild pitch but Marrero recovers and tosses to Sexton for the out. Van Horn didn’t like the call, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB

1-0 UA

BOTTOM 2ND

Robson grounded out to second, one out.

Humphreys lined out to right, two outs.

Marrero struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 UA

TOP 3RD

Spanberger walked.

Scroggins bunted Spanberger to second, one out.

Cole flew out to left, two outs.

Shaddy struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 UA

BOTTOM 3RD

Gridley grounded out to short, one out.

Holland beaned in the back.

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

Kruger walked to load the bases.

Lowe hit a sacrifice fly to the warning track in left to score Holland, RBI, two outs.

Collins walked to reload the bases.

Robson reached and took second on a throwing error by Eagan, Mangum and Kruger score. Collins advanced to third.

Humphreys intentionally walked to reload the bases.

Marrero grounded out to second, three outs.

3 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB

3-1 MSU

TOP 4TH

Bonfield struck out swinging, one out.

Eagan flew out to right, two outs.

Koch singled to left.

Nomura struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Gridley lined a double into the left field corner.

LHP Jordan Rodriguez in to pitch for UA.

Holland bunted Gridley to third, one out.

Mangum struck out swinging and Gridley tried to score on the throw to first but was thrown out at the plate, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-1 MSU

TOP 5TH

Bernal flew out to center, one out.

Spanberger struck out swinging, two outs.

Scroggins grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-1 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

RHP Josh Alberius in to pitch for UA.

Kruger lined out to center, one out.

Lowe struck out swinging, two outs.

Collins struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-1 MSU

TOP 6TH

Cole singled to right.

Cole stole second.

Shaddy grounded out to short, one out.

Bonfield struck out on an ugly swing, two outs.

Eagan walked.

Koch struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-1 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Robson struck out looking, one out.

Humphreys struck out looking, two outs.

Marrero grounded out to first, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-1 MSU

TOP 7TH

Nomura grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Bernal flew out to center, two outs.

Spanberger singled up the middle.

Scroggins struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Gridley doubled to right-center.

Holland bunted Gridley to third, one out.

Mangum intentionally walked.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-1 MSU

TOP 8TH

Humphreys in to pitch, Mangum moves to left, Mike Smith now in right for MSU.

Cole lined out to left. Spectacular diving catch by Mangum. The kid can do it all, one out.

Shaddy struck out looking, two outs.

Bonfield struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-1 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Former MSU signee Roy Oswalt in attendance tonight.

Lowe singled through the left side.

Collins singled to left, Lowe advanced to second. That extends his hitting streak to 16 games.

Robson bunted for a hit to load the bases.

RHP Barrett Loseke in to pitch for UA.

Humphreys struck out swinging, one out.

Marrero struck out looking, two outs.

LSU defeated Florida 5-4.

Gridley reached on an infield single, Lowe scored, RBI. Collins came in to score, Robson went to third and Gridley second on a throwing error by Nomura.

Holland grounded out to first, three outs.

2 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

5-1 MSU

TOP 9TH

Eagan popped out to left, one out.

Koch singled to center.

Nomura reached on a fielder’s choice, Koch forced out at second, two outs.

Texas A&M defeats Ole Miss 11-5.

Bernal struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: NO. 4 MISSISSIPPI STATE 5, ARKANSAS 1

UA 010 000 000 – 1 5 2

MSU 003 000 02X – 5 8 1

WP: Austin Sexton (7-2) LP: Isaiah Campbell (3-1) S: Reid Humphreys (7)

Multiple hits: (UA) Grant Koch (MSU) Ryan Gridley 3, Nathaniel Lowe 2B: (MSU) Gridley 2

DP: UA 2, MSU 0 LOB: UA 6, MSU 7 T: 3:00 A: 7,195

Records: Mississippi State 39-14-1, 20-9 SEC; Arkansas 26-28, 7-23 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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