Blog – Final: No. 18 Mississippi State 2, Missouri 1, 17 innings, SEC Tournament (with video)

Records: MSU (41-16), Missouri (18-32)

Attendance: 5,404

Game time: 4:39

Winning pitcher: Will Cox (3-1)

Losing pitcher: Jake Walsh (2-2)

Save: None

Play of the game: MSU’s Mitch Slauter blooped a single to center field scoring Kyle Hann from second for the winning run in the 17th inning

Big inning: Well obviously the 17th

Stat of the game: 17 innings played, 467 pitches thrown, three runs, 27 hits, 36 players used

Top Dawg: The MSU bullpen. The Bulldogs bullpen (Chad Girodo, Ben Bracewell, Jonathan Holder, Ross Mitchell, Will Cox) pitched 13.2 innings. They gave up no runs and eight hits

Multiple hits: MSU (Adam Fraizer 3, Hunter Renfroe 2, Brett Pirtle 2, Wes Rea 2, Nick Ammirati 2, Derrick Armstrong 2) Missouri (Dillon Everett 2, Shane Sergovia 2, Brannon Champagne 2)

Quote of the night: “It’s probably like covering it for the media. We just feel like there were 20 different ways you could have won the game. It’s frustrating that way, but sometimes this game tortures you like that.” – MSU head coach John Cohen on what it’s like to manage a 17-inning game

Song to describe game: 17 by Cross Canadian Ragweed Obvious because the game went 17 innings. Also in the first verse it says “nothing better to do on a Tuesday night.” A Canadian, Kyle Hann, scored the winning run. The band is not Canadian, the lead singer’s last name is Canada. I know I used a Ragweed song for my pregame blog, but come on.

Notes:

1. The 17 innings is the most ever in the history of SEC postseason tournaments of any kind and the longest ever game for Missouri.

2. Both teams went scoreless for 10 innings

3. The Bulldogs turned their 64th and 65th double plays of the season

4. Adam Frazier now has hits in 46 games this season and now owns 27 multiple hit games this year

5. Brett Pirtle extended his reached base safely streak to 30 games

Video:

Head coach John Cohen

Senior catcher Mitch Slauter

Sophomore RHP Will Cox

What it means: The No. 5 seed Bulldogs move on to face the No. 4 seed South Carolina in the final game of the day on Wednesday. The No. 12 seed Tigers are eliminated.

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