After spending some time on the Mississippi State baseball team, one former Bulldog is heading west to play for the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
It appears as if the Mississippi State baseball team has another roster vacancy as a notable infielder has made the decision to leave Starkville and the MSU Bulldogs for a chance to play elsewhere.
Lane Forsythe is leaving the Mississippi State Bulldogs and will now head to Stillwater, Oklahoma to play for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Forsythe has spent three years with the Mississippi State Bulldogs but will now continue on with his college baseball career with the Cowboys.
Forsythe was an instrumental part of the Mississippi State Bulldogs national title team and played a key role in helping the MSU baseball team back in 2021 as a freshman. He improved a bit as a sophomore and seemed to have things going in the right direction.
Mississippi State baseball: Lane Forsythe leaves MSU Bulldogs for Oklahoma State Cowboys
However, during his third season in Starkville, Forsythe only managed to record a .248 batting average and had just two home runs on the year.
On top of all of that, Forsythe unfortunately struggled fielding this past season and he ended up leading the Bulldogs in errors with 15 during the tumultuous 2023 season. During his three seasons in Starkville, Forsythe ended up committing 32 errors.
But now Forsythe has a chance to get a fresh start. And that could be huge for him and his career. He deserves to have that.
Forsythe started 36 games during the 2023 season and then a total of 130 games in his career up to this point. And that means the Bulldogs are losing a lot of experience, but maybe a fresh start is best for the Bulldogs as well.
With his move out to Stillwater, Forsythe is joining a team that won 41 games and ended up hosting a regional. Oklahoma State ended up getting bounced from the tournament in just two games, but the Cowboys had a solid season in 2023.