STARKVILLE – No. 18 Mississippi State got back into the win column in a big way Tuesday, downing Mount St. Mary’s 13-1.
The Diamond Dogs (5-4) used a seven-run fifth inning to help snap a two-game losing streak. MSU had six consecutive two-out RBI singles in the big inning at the plate.
John Cohen’s club had with 13 hits, led by Jake Vickerson’s 2 for 2 effort – two singles and an RBI.
MSU’s Daniel Garner was 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI.
Ben Bracewell improved to 2-0, tossing seven innings allowing one run on six hits while walking on and striking out a career-high eight.
The Mountaineers (2-2) had six hits; Zach Call went 2 for 3 with a double.
Kevin Myers took the loss, lasting 31⁄3 innings and giving up three earned runs on three hits with a strikeout and three walks.
The two teams meet again at 4 p.m. this afternoon, weather permitting.
Ole Miss 5, Louisiana-Monroe 4: After the Rebels fell behind 4-0, the bullpen pitched five inning of one-hit ball as the home team scratched out a comeback victory in Oxford.
Ole Miss (7-1) scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to win it.
The Rebels loaded the bases with a walk, a single to right and a hit batter. Dalton Dulin tied it with a ground ball to short and Braxton Lee singled home the game-winner.
The fourth Ole Miss pitcher, Wyatt Short (1-0) worked 2⁄3 of an inning – entering with one out and a man on second – to pick up the victory.
ULM fell to 4-4. The teams play again today at 4 p.m.