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Mississippi State will meet Louisiana Tech with a shot at a super regional on the line. A tarp is currently on the field so it’s likely this one won’t start at 6:30 p.m. which isn’t good for yours truly meeting deadline. I’ll keep you updated on the start time as well as throughout the game. This game too can be streamed on ESPN3.com. Looks like 8:44 p.m. first pitch as the tarp is finally off the field.

MSU is wearing its maroon hats with white out uniforms while La Tech is clad in red hats, red jerseys and gray pants.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Louisiana Tech: (42-19)

LF- Raphael Gladu, L/R, Jr., .347, 2 HR, 29 RBI, 5 SB

DH- Jonathan Washam, R/R, Jr., .317, 2 HR, 27 RBI

3B- Chase Lunceford, L/R, Jr., .318, 11 HR, 51 RBI, 2 SB

1B- Cody Daigle, R/R, Jr., .287, 11 HR, 42 RBI, 4 SB

C- Brent Diaz, R/R, So., .273, 5 HR, 31 RBI, 5 SB

2B- Jordan Washam, L/R, Jr., .289, 4 HR, 32 RBI, 10 SB

SS- Chandler Hall, R/R, Jr., .275, 7 HR, 38 RBI, 21 SB

RF- J.D. Perry, R/R, Sr., .333, 13 RBI, 2 SB

CF- Bryce Stark, S/R, Sr., .233, HR, 16 RBI, 9 SB

RHP- Braden Bristo, Jr. (5-5) 5.64 ERA, 60 K, 28 BB

Mississippi State: (42-16-1)

RF- Jake Mangum, S/R, Fr., .424, HR, 27 RBI, 6 SB

C- Jack Kruger, R/R, Jr., .350, 8 HR, 40 RBI, 6 SB

1B- Nathaniel Lowe, L/R, Jr., .356, 5 HR, 49 RBI, 2 SB

3B- Gavin Collins, R/R, Jr., .302, 10 HR, 37 RBI

CF- Jacob Robson, L/R, Jr., .326, HR, 24 RBI, 17 SB

DH- Brent Rooker, R/R, So., .318, 9 HR, 49 RBI, 2 SB

LF- Reid Humphreys, R/R, Jr., .319, 5 HR, 44 RBI

SS- Ryan Gridley, R/R, So., .289, 2 HR, 32 RBI, SB

2B- John Holland, L/R, Sr., .226, 12 RBI, 2 SB

RHP- Zac Houston, Jr. (5-0) 1.93 ERA, 32 K, 16 BB

TOP 1ST

After a delay of two hours, 10 minutes, Houston’s first pitch is high for a ball.

Gladu grounded out to third. Collins charges in and makes a good play right off the bat, one out.

Jonathan Washam grounded out to second, two outs.

Lunceford struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Michael Deceglie in to catch for La. Tech.

Mangum struck out swinging, one out.

Kruger grounded out to second, two outs.

Former MSU and NBA great Bailey Howell is here.

Lowe struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Daigle singled up the middle for the game’s first hit.

Deceglie bunted Daigle to second, one out.

Jordan Washam struck out swinging, two outs.

Hall flew out to deep center, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Collins grounded out to second, one out.

Robson reached on an infield single to short.

Robson stole second.

Rooker walked.

Humphreys hit by pitch.

Gridley rips one up the middle but Bristo snags it and forces out Robson at home. Deceglie tries for the double play but the throw hits Gridley allowing Rooker to score. Humphreys advanced to third and Gridley to second.

Holland lines out to left. Gladu had to make a sliding catch in the gap, three outs.

1 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Perry hit by pitch.

Perry awarded second on a balk.

Stark struck out swinging, one out.

Gladu struck out on a check swing, two outs.

Washam grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Mangum doubled to left-center.

Kruger bunted Mangum to third, one out.

Lowe grounded out to short. Diving stop made by Hall. Sorta surprised Mangum didn’t try to score on that as aggressive as he usually is. Probably would’ve scored too, two outs.

It won’t matter because Collins singled through the right side to score Mangum, RBI.

Robson reached on an infield single. Collins advanced to second and took third on the throwing error by Hall.

Rooker singled to left scoring Collins, RBI. Robson advanced to second.

RHP Graham Ahlrich in to pitch for LT.

Humphreys grounded to short, Rooker forced out at second, three outs.

2 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Cody Brown now in left for Humphreys.

Lunceford struck out swinging, one out.

Daigle struck out swinging, two outs.

Deceglie walked.

Jordan Washam struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 MSU

BOTTOM 4TH

Gridley grounded out to second, one out.

Holland struck out swinging but reached first on the ball to the backstop.

Mangum grounded out to second, Holland advanced to second, two outs.

Kruger grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-0 MSU

TOP 5TH

Hall lined out to center, one out.

Perry fouled out to first, two outs.

Stark struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-0 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Lowe singled through the left side.

Collins flew out to center, one out.

Robson reached on his third infield single to short. Lowe advanced to second and took third on a throwing error by Hall.

Rooker flirts with another homer but instead it’s a sacrifice fly to the warning track in center to score Lowe, RBI, two outs.

Brown struck out on a check swing, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 6TH

Gladu grounded out to short, one out.

Jonathan Washam struck out swinging, two outs.

Lunceford struck out swinging. That’s now 10 for Houston, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

BOTTOM 6TH

Gridley grounded out to third, one out.

Holland singled to left.

Mangum reached on a fielder’s choice, Holland forced out at second.

Kruger reached on an infield single to third, Mangum advanced to second.

You won’t believe it but Lowe just beat out an infield single to load the bases.

RHP Adam Atkins in to pitch for La. Tech.

Collins grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 7TH

Daigle walked.

Deceglie dumped a single into center, Daigle advanced to second.

Jordan Washam had quite the battle with Houston and draws a walk to load the bases.

RHP Ryan Rigby in to pitch for MSU.

Hall struck out swinging, one out.

Perry struck out swinging, two outs.

Stark flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

4-0 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Robson grounded out to short, one out.

Rooker struck out looking, two outs.

Brown struck out on a feeble looking swing, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 8TH

Gladu struck out swinging, one out.

Jonathan Washam flew out to center, two outs.

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

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

Gridley flew out to center, one out.

Holland grounded out to third, two outs.

Mangum grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-0 MSU

TOP 9TH 

Daigle grounded out to third, one out.

Diaz struck out looking, two outs.

Jordan Washam grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 4, LOUISIANA TECH 0

LT 000 000 000 – 0 2 3

MSU 012010 00X – 4 10 0

WP: Zac Houston (6-0) LP: Braden Bristro (5-6) S: Ryan Rigby (1)

Multiple hits: (MSU) Jacob Robson 3, Nathaniel Lowe 2B: (MSU) Jake Mangum

LOB: LT 6, MSU 9 T: 3:02 A: 9092

Records: Mississippi State 44-16-1, Louisiana Tech 42-20

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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