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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

I’ve arrived at the ballpark on a hot and humid afternoon here at Mississippi State for the start of the Starkville Regional. We’ve finally gotten some finalization on the starting pitching for today and I’ll have that for you when I type out the lineups. Looks like it will still be a good crowd despite the time change. The Bulldogs are rocking their traditional maroon Friday uniforms – maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and white pants while Southeast Missouri State is clad in black hats, black jerseys and grey pants. Remember that the entire regional will be streamed on ESPN3.com.

STARTING LINEUPS: 

Southeast Missouri State: 39-19

2B- Trevor Ezell, S/R, So., .326, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 23 SB

RF- Chris Osborne, L/L, Jr., .373, 15 HR, 43 RBI, 2 SB

SS- Branden Boggetto, R/R, Sr., .335, 5 HR, 60 RBI, 9 SB

1B- Garrett Gandolfo, L/R, Sr., .368, 9 HR, 61 RBI, 5 SB

CF- Dan Holst, L/R, Jr., .322, 7 HR, 38 RBI, 22 SB

LF- Hunter Leeper, R/R, Sr., .299, 5 HR, 42 RBI, SB

DH- Scott Mitchell, L/R, Sr., .296, 16 RBI

3B- Andy Lack, R/R, Sr., .265, 14 RBI, 3 SB

C- Brian Lees, R/R, Jr., .272, 4 HR, 36 RBI, 2 SB

LHP – Joey Lucchesi, Sr., (10-4) 1.87 ERA, 145 K, 37 BB

Mississippi State: (41-16-1)

RF- Jake Mangum, S/R, Fr., .423, HR, 26 RBI, 6 SB

C- Jack Kruger, R/R, Jr., .353, 7 HR, 38 RBI, 6 SB

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .355, 5 HR, 48 RBI, 2 SB

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .311, 10 HR, 37 RBI

DH- Brent Rooker, R/R, So., .316, 7 HR, 45 RBI, 2 SB

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, Jr., .335, HR, 23 RBI, 17 SB

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .309, 5 HR, 44 RBI

SS- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .284, 2 HR, 30 RBI, SB

2B- John Holland, L/R, Sr., .228, 12 RBI, 2 SB

RHP- Dakota Hudson, Jr. (9-4) 2.35 ERA, 107 K, 30 BB

TOP 1ST 

A moment of silence was held prior to first pitch for Vanderbilt pitcher Donny Everett.

Hudson’s first pitch is high for a ball.

Ezell grounded out to first, one out.

Osbourne struck out swinging. Hudson has been 94-96 so far, two outs.

Bogetto struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Mangum’s walkout song randomly plays between innings.

Mangum struck out on a check swing according to first base ump Tony Norris, one out.

Kruger with the first hit of the regional, an infield single up the middle.

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

Collins flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Gandolpho walked.

Holst doubled to the wall in left-center, Gandolpho advanced to third.

Leeper reached on a fielder’s choice. Collins guns Gandolpho out at the plate, Holst advanced to third.

Mitchell singled to left scoring Holst, RBI. Leeper advanced to second.

Lack walked to load the bases.

Lees with a sacrifice fly to right scoring Leeper, RBI, two outs.

Ezell grounded out to first again, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-0 SEMO

BOTTOM 2ND

Dan Mullen at today’s game.

Rooker goes opposite field for his eighth homer of the year.

Robson tries to bunt for a hit but is unsuccessful, one out.

Humphreys singled up the middle.

Fans all over Lucchesi for his quirky delivery.

Gridley struck out swinging, two outs. Lucchesi is the new SEMO career strikeout leader.

Holland grounded out to third, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 SEMO

TOP 3RD

Osborne walked.

Boggetto doubled a hanging breaking ball to the wall in left-center, Osborne scored, RBI.

Gandolpho grounded out to second, Boggetto advanced to third, one out.

Holst squeezed home Boggetto, RBI, two outs.

Leeper singled up the middle.

Mitchell flew out to left, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-1 SEMO

BOTTOM 3RD

Mangum grounded out to second, one out.

Kruger grounded out to first, two outs.

Lowe singled to right.

Collins singled to right, Lowe advanced to third.

Rooker blasts a three-run homer to center to tie the game. That’s his second homer today.

Robson struck out looking, three outs.

3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-4

TOP 4TH

Lack flew out to right, one out.

Lees walked. That’s Hudson’s fourth free pass.

RHP Ryan Rigby in to pitch for MSU.

Ezell struck out swinging, two outs.

Osborne singled off Rigby, Lees advanced to second.

Boggetto reached on an infield single to third to load the bases.

Gandolpho grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

4-4

BOTTOM 4TH

Humphreys reached on an infield single to short.

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

Holland struck out swinging, two outs.

Mangum singled off Lucchesi. Holland is able to advance to third on some head’s up baserunning. Lucchesi will stay in the game.

Kruger grounded to short. Boggetto bobbled the ball but apparently forces out Mangum at second. Mangum didn’t like the call by second base ump Sal Giacomantonio and neither did John Cohen, who is out to argue, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-4

TOP 5TH

Holst grounded out to short, one out.

Leeper struck out on a check swing, two outs.

Mitchell flew out to the warning track in center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-4

BOTTOM 5TH

Leeper moves to third, Lack to shortstop and Daniel Costello now in the game in left field for SEMO.

Lowe lined out to left, one out.

Collins popped out to second, two outs.

Rooker flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-4

TOP 6TH

Lack walked.

Lees grounded out to first, Lack advanced to second, one out.

Ezell lined out to left, two outs.

Osborne singled through the right side scoring Lack, RBI.

LHP Daniel Brown in to pitch for MSU inheriting an 0-2 count.

Brown throws three balls before striking out Costello looking, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-4 SEMO

BOTTOM 6TH

Robson reached on a bunt after jarring the ball out of Gandolpho’s glove for the error.

Humphreys singled through the right side, Robson advanced to third. Humphreys now 3-for-3.

Gridley chopped a single through the right side scoring Robson, RBI. Humphreys advanced to third.

Hunter Stovall pinch hitting for Holland. Stovall reached on a fielder’s choice, Humphreys scored, RBI. Gridley forced out at second.

Mangum hit by piitch, Stovall advanced to second.

LHP Jake Busiek in to pitch for SEMO.

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

Wild pitch scores Stovall and Kruger advanced to second.

Lowe hit by pitch.

Collins fouled out to the catcher, three outs.

3 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

7-5 MSU

TOP 7TH

Gandolpho flew out to left, one out.

Holst struck out swinging, two outs.

Women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer here as well.

Leeper walked.

Mitchell grounded out to second. Fine play that time by Stovall, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

7-5 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

RHP Jacob Lawrence in to pitch for SEMO.

Rooker struck out swinging, one out.

Robson grounded out to second, two outs.

Humphreys struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-5 MSU

TOP 8TH

Lack struck out looking, one out.

Lees lined out to center, two outs.

Ezell struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

7-5 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Gridley singled to center.

Boobie Dixon at the ballgame as well.

Stovall grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, two outs.

Mangum doubled into the left field corner.

Mangum takes third on a wild pitch.

Kruger with an inside the park, two-run home run to left-center.

Lowe singled to right.

RHP Justin Murphy in to pitch for SEMO.

Collins grounded to short, Lowe forced out at second, three outs.

2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

9-5 MSU

TOP 9TH

Osbourne popped out to short, one out.

Ryan Rippee pinch hitting for Costello. Rippee flew out to center, two outs.

Gandolpho grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 9, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE 5

SEMO 022 001 000 – 5 7 1

MSU 013 003 020X – 9 14 0

WP: Daniel Brown (4-2) LP: Joey Lucchesi (10-5)

Multiple hits: (SEMO) Chris Osborne, Branden Boggetto (MSU) Reid Humphreys 3, Jake Mangum, Jack Kruger, Nathaniel Lowe, Brent Rooker, Ryan Gridley 2B: (SEMO) Boggetto, Dan Holst (MSU) Mangum HR: (MSU) Rooker 2, Kruger

DP: SEMO 1, MSU 0 LOB: SEMO 8, MSU 7 T: 3:30 A: 9378

Records: Mississippi State 42-16-1, Southeast Missouri State 39-20

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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