Live from Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

I just arrived at a rainy Dudy Noble Field and the tarp is out on the infield. Eastern Illinois defeated Michigan State 10-5 in 10-innings in Game 1 of the Diamond Classic. Technically I’m not covering tonight’s game but since I’m such a nice guy I’ll keep you blog visitors up to date on the game and do a short write up afterwards. I’ll let you know when I hear more about game time.

The tarp is being pulled right now.

Mississippi State is wearing maroon hats, maroon “MS” jerseys and white pants while Michigan State is wearing green hats and grey uniforms.

Starting lineups:

Michigan State: 4-3

LF Cam Gibson, L/R, So., .267, RBI

SS Ryan Richardson, R/R, R-Jr., .296, 3 RBI, SB

RF Jimmy Pickens, L/R, Jr., .192, 4 RBI, SB

DH Blaise Salter, R/R, Jr., .320, 7 RBI

1B Ryan Krill, L/R, Jr., .231, 3 RBI

C Joel Fisher, R/R, Sr., .222, HR, 5 RBI

CF Anthony Cheky, L/L, Jr., .240, 5 SB

2B PJ Nowak, R/R, So., .200, SB

3B Justin Hovis, R/R, So., .105, 2 RBI

RHP Mick VanVossen, Jr. (2-0) 3.27 ERA, 6 K, 2 BB

Mississippi State: 6-4

DH Jake Vickerson, L/R, Jr., .393, 5 RBI, 3 SB

3B Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .206, 7 RBI, SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Jr., .306, 3 HR, 19 RBI

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .341, 7 RBI, 2 SB

CF C.T. Bradford, L/L, Sr., .267, 5 RBI, 2 SB

RF Cody Brown, L/R, Fr., .214, 3 RBI

SS Seth Heck, R/R, Jr., .222, 2 RBI

LF Jacob Robson, L/R, So., .111, 3 SB

C Cody Walker, R/R, Fr., .000

RHP Brandon Woodruff, Jr. (1-1) 4.05 ERA, 6 K, 7 BB

First pitch has been bumped back to 7:40 p.m.

TOP 1ST

Woodruff’s first pitch is a strike but he ends up walking Gibson.

Gibson stole second.

Richardson reached on an infield single to the pitcher, Gibson advanced to third.

Pickens struck out swinging, one out.

Salter popped out to first, two outs.

Krill popped out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Vickerson flew out to center, one out.

Detz flew out to left, two outs.

Rea popped out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Fisher struck out looking at a nice hook by Woodruff, one out.

Cheky grounded out to short. Nice play by Rea to go down the baseline, grab the throw and make the tag, two outs.

Nowak walked.

Hovis struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Pirtle extends his hit streak to 11-games with a single up the middle.

Bradford reached on a bunt single, Pirtle advanced to second.

Brown walked to load the bases.

Heck popped out to short, one out.

Walker does what his name says forcing in Pirtle, RBI. That’s Walker’s first career RBI. Bases still loaded.

Vickerson popped out to short, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB

1-0 Bulldogs

TOP 3RD

Gibson singled to center.

Richardson walked, Gibson advanced to second.

Pickens bunted both runners into scoring position, one out.

Salter doubled down the left field line scoring Gibson and Richardson, 2 RBI.

LHP Ross Mitchell in to pitch for the Bulldogs.

Krill struck out swinging, two outs.

Fisher lined out to center. Excellent diving catch by Bradford to save a run, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 SPARTY

BOTTOM 3RD

Detz walked.

Rea struck out looking, one out.

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

Bradford singled up the middle, Pirtle advanced to second.

Brown flew out to left, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-1 Sparty

TOP 4TH

Cheky grounded out to second, one out.

Nowak struck out swinging, two outs.

Hovis grounded out to to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 SPARTY

BOTTOM 4TH

Walker lined out to left, one out.

Robson struck out swinging again, two outs.

Walker grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 SPARTY

TOP 5TH

Gibson grounded out to first, one out.

Richardson grounded out to second, two outs.

Pickens flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 SPARTY

BOTTOM 5TH

Vickerson popped out to left, one out.

Detz grounded out to first, two outs.

Rea walked on a 3-2 pitch.

Rea took second on a passed ball.

Pirtle struck out on a check swing, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 SPARTY

TOP 6TH

Salter hit by pitch.

Krill bunted Salter to second, one out.

Fisher flew out to left, two outs.

Cheky reached on an infield single to first. Rea made a glove toss to Mitchell but he couldn’t find first base with his foot. Salter advanced to third.

Nowak grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

2-1 SPARTY

BOTTOM 6TH

Bradford reached on an infield single to second. He’s now 3-for-3 tonight.

Brown lined out to center, one out.

Bradford took second on a wild pitch.

Heck popped out to center, two outs.

Robson struck out on a check swing. That’s the hat trick for Robson tonight, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 SPARTY

TOP 7TH

Hovis grounded out to short, one out.

Gibson walked.

Gibson stole second.

Richardson grounded out to short. Heck of a play by Heck, two outs.

Pickens struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 SPARTY

BOTTOM 7TH

Walker popped out to first, one out.

Vickerson struck out looking on a very low pitch, two outs.

Detz struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-1 SPARTY

TOP 8TH

Salter singled up the middle.

Krill tried to bunt Salter to second but Mitchell  fielded and threw out Salter, one out.

Fisher flew out to center, two outs.

Cheky lined out to center, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-1 SPARTY

BOTTOM 8TH

Rea hit by pitch

Derrick Armstrong pinch running for Rea.

LHP Cam Vieaux in to pitch for Sparty.

Pirtle singled up the middle, Armstrong advanced to second.

Bradford reached on a bunt single. Armstrong scored on a throwing error by Fisher. Pirtle advanced to third.

Demarcus Henderson pinch hitting for Brown. Henderson laid down a perfect squeeze play and Pirtle clearly slid in under the tag but home plate ump Terrence Mobley blew the call and called him out. John Cohen went berserk…as he should. That was an awful call, two outs.

Heck flew out to right, two outs.

Daniel Garner pinch hitting for Robson. Garner singled to left scoring Bradford, RBI. Henderson advanced to second.

Walker singled to second scoring Henderson, RBI. Garner advanced to second.

Matthew Britton pinch running for Garner.

Vickerson flew out to right, three outs.

3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

4-2 BULLDOGS

TOP 9TH

Detz moves to first, Britton in at third, Armstrong in left for the Bulldogs.

Nowak grounded to second, one out.

Hovis grounded out to short, two outs.

Gibson flew out to right, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 4, MICHIGAN STATE 2

Hits: Bulldogs 8, Spartans 5

Errors: Bulldogs 0, Spartans 1

WP: Ross Mitchell (1-0) 6.2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 K, 1 BB

LP: Cam Vieaux (0-1) 1 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 K, 0 BB

Leading Hitters: Bulldogs – C.T. Bradford 4-4, Brett Pirtle 2-4; Spartans – Blaise Salter 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI

 

 

 

 

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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