STARKVILLE – Mississippi State sophomore left-hander Jacob Lindgren threw seven shutout innings as the No. 5 Bulldogs stifled off St. Joseph’s 10-0 on a bitterly cold Friday afternoon at Dudy Noble Field.
The Bulldogs improved to 12-0 on their 19-game season-opening homestand. MSU pitching threw its third shutout of the season
“Jacob was outstanding today,” MSU head coach John Cohen said. “On a day like this, you are battling the elements, moreso than the opponent. ... It was just a miserable day to play a ballgame.”
Lindgren (2-0) set new career highs with seven innings pitched and 13 strikeouts. While throwing 89 pitches, he faced two batters past the minimum and allowed one hit. John Marc Shelly threw two innings of two-hit relief.
The Bulldogs out-hit their visitors 12-3. Adam Frazier (2 for 4) hit a bases-clearing triple in a four-run sixth inning. He leads the SEC with four triples.
Alex Detz also drove in two runs as State stranded just four runners.
Starting pitcher Jack Stover (0-1) was chased in the fifth inning, after allowing seven hits and six runs (three earned) for St. Joseph’s (2-5).
The Bulldogs and Hawks will resume the series with a single game at noon today and a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Ole Miss 11, FIU 9: Austin Anderson went 4-for-5 to help pace a Rebel offense that needed each one of its 16 hits in their first road series opener of the season.
Anderson drove in three runs and scored two, while Stuart Turner also came up big with a 3-for-5 night with three RBI.
Bobby Wahl (3-0) picked up the win, allowing four runs on nine hits with three walks and four strikeouts through 51⁄3 innings of work. Brett Huber picked up his fourth save.
“One of the good things about tonight was we kept scoring,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “It was important for us in getting the win.”
FIU (7-3) trailed 9-4 in the eighth before scoring five more runs.
Game 2 is today at 3 p.m.