Vann Stuedeman’s Mississippi State softball team was stumbling through a three-game losing streak. The Bulldogs ended that streak by beating Sacramento State.
The 2019 Mississippi State softball season has already seen its share of frustrating losses so far. The Bulldogs are only eight games into the season and they’ve lost three games already against non-conference opponents. Those three losses came consecutively, but the Bulldogs were able to end that streak yesterday.
When Vann Stuedeman and her Mississippi State softball team geared up to take on the Sacramento State Hornets, the Bulldogs were able to come away with a much-needed 8-5 win.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs actually claimed the first lead in this game when senior Bevia Robinson was able to get redshirt freshman Kinsey Goelz across home plate on a ground out, putting MSU up 1-0.
Sacramento State jumped right back into things though. The Hornets tacked on four runs in the top of the 3rd inning, setting things at 4-1 in the Hornets’ favor.
The Mississippi State softball team responded quickly, however. In the bottom of the third, Fa Leilua hit a three-run home run to tie the game up at 4-4.
And then in the bottom of the fifth inning, Robinson got a single and was able to advance to second thanks to an error. During that same timeframe, MSU claimed a 5-4 lead as Goelz scooted home once more.
The Hornets got the game tied up once more in the top of the 6th inning with a solo shot home run, but Montana Davidson was able to put the Bulldogs back ahead in the bottom half of the inning with a fly out RBI scoring Grace Dabbs.
And then Leilua struck again with a two-run homer, giving the Mississippi State softball team an insurmountable 8-5 advantage over Sacramento State.
All stats via HailState.com
The Mississippi State softball team will be back in action this afternoon at 12:30 as they take on the Central Florida Knights in what will be the Bulldogs’ final game in the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge.