MSU’s Woodruff has season-ending surgery

By NEMS Daily Journal

STARKVILLE – Brandon Woodruff’s frustrating season has come to an end.
The Mississippi State sophomore pitcher underwent surgery on Thursday, although coach John Cohen said he couldn’t properly describe
the procedure. He did say it was not ligament-related and was “not major.”
“We think his prognosis is great,” Cohen said. “He’s not going to pitch again this year, but certainly will be back in the fall.”
Woodruff posted a 1-1 record and team-worst 4.34 ERA, and he never was able to break into the weekend starting rotation as coaches hoped he would. In his last outing, on April 9 against Ole Miss in Pearl, Woodruff was pulled after 11⁄3 innings.
Last season, the Wheeler native was 1-2 with a 2.38 ERA.