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Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

Mississippi State held on during the final 2 1/2 innings for a 5-1 victory over Texas A&M in Game 1. Game 2 is slated for a 6:40 p.m. start. If you want a recap of the first game you can check out my previous “Live from Dudy Noble Field” post. I’ve got a lot of family at tonight’s game – my daughter, sister, brother in law and five cousins from Florida. It will be the first experience at Dudy Noble and college baseball in general for most of them.

Starting lineups:

Texas A&M: 25-18, 8-11

3B Blake Allemand, S/R, Jr., .300, 18 RBI, 2 SB

2B Patrick McLendon, R/R, Jr., .314, HR, 15 RBI, SB

1B Cole Lankford, L/R, Jr., .333, 4 HR, 34 RBI, 3 SB

DH Hunter Melton, R/R, So., .253, 12 RBI, SB

RF Nick Banks, L/L, Fr., .323, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 4 SB

SS Logan Taylor, R/R, So., .273, HR, 21 RBI, 3 SB

C Troy Stein, R/R, Sr., .277, 15 RBI, 4 SB

LF J.B. Moss, R/R, So., .267, HR, 7 RBI, 6 SB

CF Krey Bratsen, R/R, Sr., .271, 8 RBI, 14 SB

RHP Daniel Mengden, Jr. (2-6) 4.09 ERA, 73 K, 20 BB

Mississippi State: 28-15, 11-8

RF Cody Brown, L/R, R-Fr., .304, HR, 11 RBI, 5 SB

DH Alex Detz, L/R, Sr., .221, 2 HR, 28 RBI, 4 SB

2B Brett Pirtle, S/R, Sr., .337, HR, 18 RBI, 4 SB

C Gavin Collins, R/R, Fr., .325, 13 RBI

CF C.T. Bradford, L/L, Sr., .283, 21 RBI, 2 SB

SS Seth Heck, R/R, Jr., .264, 19 RBI, 2 SB

LF Jake Vickerson, L/R, Jr., .260, 10 RBI, 7 SB

1B Wes Rea, R/R, Jr., .255, 3 HR, 30 RBI

3B Matthew Britton, L/R, Jr., .206,  6 RBI, 5 SB

LHP Ross Mitchell, Jr. (6-3) 2.13 ERA, 36 K, 18 BB

TOP 1ST

Allemand lined out to center. Nice diving stab by Bradford to start the game, one out.

Mitchell must be pumped for this start. He just hit 84 on the gun.

McLendon walked.

Lankford singled off Mitchell…literally. McLendon advanced to second.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 1ST

Brown grounded out to first, one out.

Detz singled to left.

Pirtle hit by pitch and has now reached base in 50 straight SEC games. Detz advanced to second.

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

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 2ND

Banks gets a cheap hit on a chopper just past the mound.

WR Shelby Christy at the ball park tonight.

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

Stein walked.

Moss struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

BOTTOM 2ND

Bradford grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Heck singled up the middle. He’s reached base safely in 11-straight games.

Vickerson flew out to center, two outs.

Rea struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

SCORELESS

TOP 3RD

Bratsen singled up the middle.

Allemand lined out to right, one out.

Bratsen stole second.

McClendon struck out swinging, two outs.

Lankford singled to right scoring Bratsen, RBI.

Melton flew out to center, three outs.

1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

1-0 A&M

BOTTOM 3RD

Britton singled through the right side.

Brown struck out swinging, one out.

Britton caught stealing second, two outs.

Detz awarded a single on a ball that went under the glove of McClendon.

Pirtle with a ground rule double to right, Detz advanced to third. If Britton would’ve still been on base he would’ve scored there.

Collins grounded out to second, three outs.

0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-0 A&M

TOP 4TH

Banks grounded out to the pitcher, one out.

Taylor doubled to right.

Stein grounded out to third and Britton shows off the gun again, two outs.

Moss flew out to right but was awarded first on catcher’s interference.

Bratsen grounded to short, Moss forced out at second, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

1-0 A&M

BOTTOM 4TH

Bradford grounded out to short, one out.

Heck flew out to right, two outs.

Vickerson flew out to center, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

1-0 A&M

TOP 5TH

The 5th inning is sponsored by Ford…unbelievable.

Allemand singled to center.

McClendon bunted Allemand to second  at but Mitchell threw the ball away at first allowing Allemand to score and McClendon to reach second.

Lankford grounded out to second. Pirtle made as good a play as you’ll see up the middle with the jump throw. McClendon advanced to third, one out.

Melton walked on four pitches.

Banks doubled to the wall in right-center scoring McClendon and Melton, 2 RBI.

RHP Myles Gentry in to pitch for MSU.

Banks took third on a wild pitch.

Taylor struck out swinging, two outs.

Stein singled through the right side scoring Banks, RBI.

Jace Statum pinch hitting for Moss. Statum walked, Stein advanced to second.

Bratsen grounded out to first, three outs.

4 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB

5-0 A&M

BOTTOM 5TH

Rea walked.

Britton singled through the right side again, Rea advanced to second.

Brown flew out to right, Rea tagged up to third, one out.

Detz singled through the right side scoring Rea, RBI. Britton advanced to third.

Pirtle singled to center scoring Britton, RBI. Detz advanced to second.

Collins fouled out to first, two outs.

Bradford grounded out to second, three outs.

2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

5-2 A&M

TOP 6TH

Allemand struck out swinging, one out.

McClendon grounded out to third, two outs.

Lankford struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 A&M

BOTTOM 6TH

Heck grounded out to second, one out.

Vickerson lined out to left, two outs.

Rea doubled into the corner in left.

Britton grounded out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-2 A&M

TOP 7TH

Ryne Birk pinch hitting for Melton. Birk grounded out to second, one out.

Banks grounded out to short, two outs.

I haven’t seen a bat slung in a while. Taylor lets loose of his Easton on a swinging second strike and it sails over the third base coach’s head. Taylor struck out swinging, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-2 A&M

BOTTOM 7TH

LHP Ty Schlottmann in to pitch for A&M.

Brown walked.

Detz struck out looking. Anytime you have a home plate ump that likes to be the center of attention calling strike three you’d better be ready to swing the bat, one out.

Pirtle with his second double of the game down the right field line, Brown advanced to third.

Collins with a sacrifice fly to right scoring Brown, RBI. Pirtle tagged up to third, two outs.

Bradford struck out swinging, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-3 A&M

TOP 8TH

Stein grounded out to second, one out.

Statum walks again.

Bratsen lined into a 1-3 double play, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

5-3 A&M

BOTTOM 8TH

Heck singled to left.

Reid Humphreys pinch hitting for Vickerson. Humphreys reached on a fielder’s choice, Heck forced out at second, one out.

Demarcus Henderson pinch running for Humphreys.

Rea flew out to right, two outs.

Britton popped out to short, three outs.

0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB

5-3 A&M

 TOP 9TH

Brown moves to left field, Henderson now in right for MSU.

Allemand walked.

McClendon bunted Allemand to second, one out.

Allemand took third on a wild pitch.

Lankford intentionally walked.

LHP Vance Tatum in to pitch for MSU.

Birk singled through the right side scoring Allemand, RBI. Lankford advanced to second.

Both runners advance into scoring position on a wild pitch.

Banks struck out looking, two outs.

Taylor grounded out to the pitcher, three outs.

1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB

6-3 A&M

BOTTOM 9TH

Derrick Armstrong pinch hitting for Brown. Armstrong flew out to center, one out.

Detz struck out swinging, two outs.

Pirtle struck out looking, three outs.

0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB

FINAL: TEXAS A&M 6, MISSISSIPPI STATE 3

Hits: A&M 9, MSU 11

Errors: A&M 0, MSU 2

WP: Daniel Mengden (3-6) 6 IP, 2 R, 9 H, 2 K, 1 BB

LP: Ross Mitchell (6-4) 4.1 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 K, 3 BB

S: Ty Schlottman (1) 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 4 K, 1 BB

Leading hitters: A&M – Cole Lankford 2-4, RBI, Nick Banks 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, Logan Taylor 1-5, 2B; MSU – Brett Pirtle 3-4, 2 2B, RBI, Alex Detz 3-5, RBI, Seth Heck 2-4, Matthew Britton 2-4, Wes Rea 1-3, 2B

Attendance: 8,266

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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