MSU Takes 2 of 3 From Washington State

Mississippi State’s opening weekend series vs. Washington State proved to be a success as the Diamond Dawgs took 2 of 3. Here’s a recap of the weekend..

Game 1: MSU 6, WSU 2

State had 13 hits to WSU’s 4. 3B Daryl Norris went 3 for 4.

Ben Bracewell got the start and pitched 4.1 innings, giving up both runs. Chris Stratton finished the game off with four innings himself.


Game 2: WSU 6, MSU 5; 13 innings

Nick Routt started, but only went two innings giving up three runs. Evan Mitchell came in striking out eight in 4.1 innings; allowing one run. Super-reliever Caleb Reed showed what he had by pitching six scoreless innings before allowing a run. He had nine K’s and threw 95 pitches.

DH Trey Porter had a 2-run home run late in the game to tie it at 4. State had a chance to win with the bases loaded and one out in the 10th but couldn’t score. After two Washington State runs in the Top of the 13th, MSU countered with one and left a man on 3rd when the final out was tallied. In all, State left 16 men on base.


Game 3: MSU 5, WSU 4

Kendall Graveman started and went 6.1 strong innings allowing two runs. CF C.T. Bradford moved down in the order to 5th (from leadoff) and went 3 for 4 in the game.

WSU scored two runs in the Top of the 8th to make it 4-2, but the Dawgs quickly responded. RBI doubles by RF Brent Brownlee and C Mitch Slauter tied the game. Slauter would eventually score on a throwing error by the Couger’s catcher.



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