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Welcome to Trustmark Park in Pearl, home of the Atlanta Braves Double-A affiliate Mississippi for the Bulldogs game against Southern Miss. I was not originally planning to be here but football practice was moved indoors and closed to the media and public late this afternoon so I decided to make the trip down at the last minute. Mississippi State is clad in maroon hats, white vests with maroon t-shirts underneath with white pants. USM is wearing black hats and black jerseys and white pants.

MSU will be the home team tonight.

Starting lineups:

Southern Miss (19-14)

CF Connor Barron, L/R, Jr., .235, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 4 SB

SS Michael Sterling, R/R, Jr., .248, 9 RBI, 4 SB

1B Tim Lynch, L/R, So., .278, HR, 19 RBI

DH Matt Durst, R/R, Jr., 310, 4 HR, 22 RBI

RF Mason Robbins, L/L, Jr., .242, 3 HR, 22 RBI

LF Dylan Burdeaux, R/R, Fr., .252, 3 HR, 14 RBI, SB

C Austin Roussel, L/R, Jr., .173, HR, 11 RBI, SB

3B Michael Gilbert, R/R, Jr., .158, 3 RBI

2B Nick Dawson, R/R, So., .257, 12 RBI, 2 SB

RHP Cody Carroll, So. (2-0) 2.75 ERA, 18 K, 8 BB

Mississippi State: 20-13

DH Jake Vickerson, L/R, Jr., .272, 10 RBI, 7 SB

3B Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .222, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 4 SB

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .306, 13 RBI, 3 SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Jr., .256, 3 HR, 25 RBI

LF C.T. Bradford, L/L, Sr., .319, 14 RBI, 2 SB

SS Seth Heck, R/R, Jr. .232, 12 RBI, 2 SB

CF Derrick Armstrong, R/R, Sr., .319, 10 RBI, 9 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, Fr., .289, 4 RBI

RF Cody Brown, L/R, R-Fr., .229, 6 RBI, 2 SB

RHP Ben Bracewell, Sr., (2-2) 2.20 ERA, 29 K, 8 BB

TOP 1ST

Barron grounds the first pitch to second, one out.

Sterling struck out swinging, two outs.

Lynch grounds out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Vickerson flew out to center, one out.

Detz walked. He’s reached base safely in 13-straight games.

Pirtle with a  hit-and-run single to perfection. With Detz on the move, Pirtle slapped a single through the six hole and Detz motored to third. He’s now reached safely in 15-straight.

Rea grounded out to third, two outs.

Bradford lined out to center, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Durst hit by pitch.

Robbins struck out swinging, one out.

Burdeaux grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Heck grounded out to short, one out.

Armstrong singled through the left side.

Armstrong stole his team-leading 10th base.

Collins singled on a chopper to left. Armstrong scored on a fielding error by Burdeaux.

Brown struck out swinging, two outs.

Vickerson popped out to center, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

1-0 MSU

TOP 3RD

Roussel lined out to center, one out.

Gilbert struck out swinging, two outs.

Dawson reached on an infield single to short.

Barron fouled out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 MSU

BOTTOM 3RD

Detz grounded out to first, one out.

Pirtle hit by pitch.

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

Bradford singled up the middle scoring Pirtle, RBI.

Heck singled to right, Bradford advanced to third and was caught in a run down between home, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

2-0 MSU

TOP 4TH

Sterling singled to left-center.

Lynch singled to right, Sterling advanced to third.

Durst grounded out to third, Lynch advanced to second, one out.

Robbins singled up the middle scoring Sterling and Lynch, 2 RBI.

Robbins caught stealing second, two outs.

Burdeaux struck out swinging, three outs.

2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

2-2

BOTTOM 4TH

Armstrong walked.

Collins singled to the wall in right, Armstrong advanced to second. He’s now 10 of his last 20 at the plate.

Brown laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt that hugged the chalk line all the way to the third base bag and ended up with a single to load the bases.

Vickerson grounded into a 4-6-3 double play, Armstrong scored. Collins advanced to third, two outs.

Detz popped out to left, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-2 MSU

TOP 5TH

RHP Brandon Woodruff in to pitch for MSU.

Roussel grounded out to first, one out.

Gilbert grounded out to short, two outs.

Dawson struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 MSU

BOTTOM 5TH

Pirtle singled through the right side. He’s reached base all three times tonight.

Rea reached on a fielding error by Gilbert, Pirtle advanced to second and was thrown out at third, one out.

Bradford fouled out to third, two outs.

Heck grounded to short, Rea forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB

3-2 MSU

TOP 6TH

Barron struck out looking, one out.

Sterling struck out swinging, two outs.

Lynch walked.

Durst struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-2 USM

BOTTOM 6TH

Armstrong singled to left. He’s now reached base all three times tonight as well.

Armstrong stole second and took third when the ball got away at short.

Collins struck out swinging, one out.

LHP A.J. Glasshof in to pitch for USM.

Demarcus Henderson pinch hitting for MSU. Henderson reached on a fielder’s choice, Armstrong thrown out at the plate, two outs.

Henderson caught stealing second. That’s the first time he’s been thrown out this season, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-2 MSU

TOP 7TH

Robbins grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Burdeaux popped out to first, two outs.

Roussel singled to center.

Roussel took second on a wild pitch.

Gilbert grounded out to third, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-2 MSU

BOTTOM 7TH

Vickerson hit by pitch.

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

Pirtle singled to left.

Rea struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-2 MSU

TOP 8TH

Dawson grounded out to third, one out.

LHP Jacob Lindgren in to pitch for MSU inheriting a 2-2 count.

Barron struck out swinging, two outs.

Sterling hit by pitch.

Lynch walked, Sterling advance to second.

Durst blooped a single into center scoring Sterling, RBI. Lynch advanced to second.

Robbins grounded to second, Durst forced out at second, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 8TH

Bradford flew out to center, one out.

Heck flew out to left, two outs.

Armstrong grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

TOP 9TH

Burdeaux grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Breck Kline pinch hitting for Roussel. Kline struck out swinging but reached first on a wild pitch.

Gilbert struck out swinging, two outs.

Dawson struck out singing, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 9TH

Kline moves to third, Chuckie Robinson in to catch for USM.

Collins popped out to second, one out.

Henderson walked.

Vickerson walked, Henderson advanced to second.

Detz fouled out to third, two outs.

Pirtle lined out to second, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

3-3

TOP 10TH

Barron struck out looking, one out.

RHP Jonathan Holder in to pitch for MSU.

Sterling struck out swinging, two outs.

Lunch popped out to short, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 10TH

RHP Ryan Milton in to pitch for USM.

Rea struck out looking, one out.

Bradford grounded out to short, two outs.

Heck struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

3-3

TOP 11TH

Durst struck out looking, one out.

Robbins flew out to left, two outs.

Burdeaux doubled down the right field line.

Kline struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

3-3

BOTTOM 11TH

Armstrong walked.

Armstrong awarded second on a balk. Scott Berry came out to argue the call.

Collins bunted Armstrong to third, one out.

Henderson intentionally walked.

Vickerson intentionally walked to load the bases.

Armstrong scored on a wild pitch.

1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 4, SOUTHERN MISS 3

Hits: MSU 10, USM 7

Errors: MSU 0, USM 3

WP: Jonathan Holder (3-1) 1.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K, 0 BB

LP: Ryan Milton (2-2) 1.1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 K, 3 BB

Leading hitters: MSU – Brett Pirtle 3-4, Derrick Armstrong 2-3, Gavin Collins 2-4; USM – Dylan Burdeaux 1-5, 2B

Attendance: 3,397

 

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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