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We’re getting set for baseball action here at Dudy Noble Field tonight against Memphis. John Cohen is over at the Tigers dugout right now visiting with former MSU coaches Daron Schoenrock and Russ McNickle while the field is being prepared for tonight’s game. MSU will be wearing maroon hats, maroon “Mississippi State” jerseys and white pants. Memphis is clad in blue hats and grey uniforms. Remember that men’s basketball tips off at 7 p.m. at LSU tonight. That game will be televised locally on MyMs.

Starting lineups:

Memphis: 3-0

CF Darien Tubbs, R/L, Fr. .091, RBI, SB

2B Zach Willis, L/R, Sr., .600, 2 RBI

1B Tucker Tubbs, R/R, Jr., .222, RBI

C Carter White, L/R, Jr., .375, RBI, RBI

LF Kane Barrow, R/R, Jr., .250, 2 RBI

DH Bryce Beeler, L/R, Jr., .333, RBI

RF Jake Little, R.R, So., .111, RBI, SB

SS Ethan Gross, R/R, Sr., .250, SB

3B Zach Schritenthal, L/R, Fr., .000

LHP – Caleb Wallingford (1-0) 0.00 ERA, 4 K, 0 BB

Mississippi State: 2-1

Mississippi State (1-1)

LF Derrick Armstrong, R/R, Sr., .091, RBI

3B Alex Detz, Sr., L/R .200, RBI

1B Wes Rea, Jr., R/R .200, 5 RBI

2B Brett Pirtle, Sr., S/R .364, 3 RBI

CF C.T. Bradford, Sr., L/L .364, 2 RBI

DH Daniel Garner, RFr., R/R., .200

RF Demarcus Henderson, Sr., R/R .250

SS Kyle Hann, So., R/R

C Gavin Collins, Fr., R/R

RHP Ben Bracewell (1-0) 0.00 ERA, 2 K, 2 BB

TOP 1ST

Former baseball SID Joe Dier threw out tonight’s first pitch. They don’t come much better than him. I’ve learned a lot working with him over the years.

Bracewell’s first pitch is a ball, low and outside. But he battles back to strike out Darien Tubbs looking, one out.

Willis grounded out to second, two outs.

Tucker Tubbs singled to right.

White struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

It’s a decent midweek crowd here tonight. Numbers might be down from the weekend simply because of the Snoop Dogg concert going on in a little bit.

Armstrong with a leadoff single to right.

Detz smacks a single to center, Armstrong advanced to second.

Rea flew out just shy of the warning track in center, Armstrong tagged up to third.

Pirtle hit by pitch to load the bases.

Bradford popped out to first, two outs.

Garner works the count to 3-0 but Wallingford battles back for the swinging strikeout, three outs.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Barrow singled through the left side.

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

Walk-on quarterbacks Josh Hand and Sam Cowart taking in some baseball tonight.

Little grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Henderson leads off with a single to right. After getting just four hits Sunday, State already has three tonight.

Hann bunted Henderson to second, one out.

Collins popped out to right, two outs.

Armstrong fouled out to first, three outs.

0 R,  1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 3RD

Gross flew out to center, one out.

LSU jumps out to an early 7-0 start over MSU in men’s hoops.

Schritenthal grounded out to short, two outs.

Darien Tubbs struck out looking for a second straight time.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 3RD

It’s now 16-1 LSU and State has five turnovers.

Detz lined out to left, one out.

I bumped into former MSU pitcher Nick Routt for a while last night. He’s still in the Reds farm system but didn’t get to pitch much last season coming off of shoulder surgery. Said the time off seemed to help and is ready to get to Arizona and start spring workouts. Said most of the former MSU players that are now pro’s train together in the offseason here on campus.

Rea walked.

Pirtle grounded out to short. Rea advanced to second, two outs.

Bradford popped out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 4TH

Willis struck out swinging, one out.

Tucker Tubbs grounded out to short, two outs.

White struck out swinging. That ties a career-high in strikeouts for Bracewell, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 4TH

It’s now 26-18 LSU.

Garner lined out to first, one out.

Henderson hit by pitch.

Henderson stole second. That’s the Bulldogs second steal this season.

Hann popped out to third, two outs.

De’Runnya Wilson just scored his first career points in basketball.

Collins walked.

Henderson stole third as well. Second multi-steal game of his career.

Armstrong struck out on a check swing. Rung up by first base ump Matthew Wilbanks but it looked like he held it up to me, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 5TH

Barrow with a leadoff double. Bradford had it in his glove at the warning track but dropped it.

Beeler bunted Barrow to third, one out.

Little struck out looking. That’s now a career-high for Bracewell, two outs.

Gross reached on a fielding error by Pirtle, Barrow scored.

LSU leads 39-29.

Schritenthal struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

1-0 UM

BOTTOM 5TH

At halftime, LSU leads MSU 42-31.

RHP Craig Caufield in to pitch for UM.

Detz lined out to right, one out.

Rea walked.

Pirtle reached on a fielder’s choice, Rea forced out at second, two outs.

Pirtle stole second.

Bradford struck out swinging stranding a runner in scoring positon for the fifth straight inning, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 UM

TOP 6TH

Love some “Copperhead Road” that was played between innings.

Darien Tubbs grounded out to second, one out.

Willis popped out to center. This is now a career-long outing for Bracewell, two outs.

Tucker Tubbs grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 UM

BOTTOM 6TH

Jake Vickerson pinch hitting for Garner. Vickerson flew out to center. Nice diving catch by Darien Tubbs, one out.

LSU leads MSU 47-40.

Henderson walked.

Henderson stole second. He’s got three steals tonight, first player to do that since Grant Hogue against Middle Tennessee State on April 21, 2009.

Jacob Robson pinch hitting for fellow Canadian Hann. Robson walked.

Zack Randolph pinch hitting for Collins.

RHP Nolan Blackwood in to pitch for UM.

Randolph walked to load the bases.

Cody Brown pinch hitting for Armstrong.

Craig Sword has matched his career-high with 25 points. Both of those outings have been in Baton Rouge.

Brown delivers a two-run single to center scoring Henderson and Robson, 2 RBI. Randolph advanced to third.

Detz reached on an infield single to third, Randolph scored, RBI. Brown advanced to second.

Rea gets into the action with an double to left-center scoring Brown, RBI. Detz advanced to third.

LHP Blake Myers in to pitch for UM.

Pirtle struck out looking, two outs.

Bradford struck out looking, three outs.

4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-1 MSU

TOP 7TH

LHP Ross Mitchell in to pitch for MSU. Matthew Britton in at short for Robson.

White singled through the left side.

Barrow singled up the middle, White advanced to second.

Beeler flew out to right, White tagged up to third, one out.

Sword now has a career-high 31 points but the Bulldogs still trail 83-69 with 4:27 left.

Little walked to load the bases.

Gross grounded into what appeared to be a Taylor made double play but Britton throws the ball away at second. White and Barrow both score, RBI. Little advanced to third and Gross to second.

Schritenthal misses a squeeze hanging Little out to dry, two outs.

LHP Jacob Lindgren in to pitch for MSU.

Schritenthal sturck out swinging. The strike three fastball hit 95 on the gun, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

4-3 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Sword fouled out with a career-high 33 points.

Vickerson grounded out to second, one out.

Henderson popped out to right, two outs.

Britton hit by pitch.

Randolph grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

4-3 MSU

TOP 8TH

LSU defeats Mississippi State 82-71 for the Bulldogs eighth straight loss.

Darien Tubbs struck out swinging. That’s the hat trick for him, one out.

Willis struck out swinging, two outs.

Tucker Tubbs struck out on a check swing. That’s four straight K’s for Lindgren since entering the game, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-3 MSU

BOTTOM 8TH

LHP Jacob Moody in to pitch for UM.

Brown struck out swinging, one out.

Detz popped out to center, two outs.

Schoenrock just got tossed for arguing balls and strikes by home plate ump Terrence Mobley.

Rea flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

4-3 MSU

TOP 9TH

RHP Jonathan Holder in to pitch for MSU.

White flew out to left, one out.

Barrow struck out swinging but reached first on a wild pitch.

Ford Wilson pinch running for Barrow.

Wilson stole second.

Beeler singled to left scoring Wilson, RBI. Beeler took second on the throw.

Little reached on an infield single to short, Beeler advanced to third.

Gross reached on a fielding error by Britton, Beeler scored. Little advanced to second.

Little and Gross successfully executed a double steal.

Schritenthal grounded to first. Rea boobled it and was able to get the force at first but Little scored, RBI. Gross advanced to third, two outs.

Darien Tubbs popped out to first, three outs.

3 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

6-4 UM

BOTTOM 9TH

Pirtle reached on an infield single to second.

Bradford walked, Pirtle advanced to second.

Beeler takes over on the mound. He’s closed out two of UM’s three games.

Vickerson flew out to right, Pirtle tagged up to third, one out.

Hit-and-run attempt with Henderson failed and Bradford is caught stealing second, two outs.

Henderson struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

FINAL: MEMPHIS 6, MISSISSIPPI STATE 4

Hits: UM 7; MSU 7

Errors: UM 0; MSU 3

WP: Jacob Moody (1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K, 1 BB

LP: Jonathan Holder (0-1) 1 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 K, 0 BB

S: Bryce Beeler (3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB

Leading hitters: UM – Kane Barrow 3-4, 2B; MSU – Alex Detz 2-5, RBI, Wes Rea 1-3, 2B, RBI

Attendance: 8,032

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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