For the second game in a row, the No. 28 (Collegiate Baseball) Mississippi State Bulldogs (36-13, 13-11) won a ballgame in walk-off fashion.
This time, junior outfielder C.T. Bradford was the hero. Bradford singled to right field bringing home Hunter Renfroe in the bottom of the 11th inning to give MSU a 7-6 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide (27-21, 11-12) the victory and a sweep of the Southeastern Conference series.
Bradford hit the 0-0 slider over the second baseman’s head.
“I had a good feeling,” Bradford said. “I had been getting out early on in the weekend with that pitch so that’s what I was sitting on.
“We’re good all the way through the order, so it’s kind of tough to kind of put guys on on purpose.”
Jacob Robson delivered a walk-off single in the second game of a double header on Saturday to lift MSU to the win over Alabama.
MSU sophomore right hander Jonathan Holder and senior left hander Chad Girodo combined for 5.2 innings of scoreless relief to give MSU a chance.
Holder (2-0) pitched the final three innings striking out six to get the win. Holder now has 60 strikeouts for the season. He had 30 a season ago.
“I think Chad and Jonathan were the heroes for us,” MSU head coach John Cohen said. “They held the thing at bay and we finally put a run across there in the 11th.”