Blog – Final: No. 1 Vanderbilt 16, No. 18 Mississippi State 8 SEC Tournament semifinal (with video)

Records: Vandy (51-8), MSU (43-17)

Attendance: 11,563

Game time: 3:36

Winning pitcher: T.J. Pecoraro (4-1)

Losing pitcher: Jacob Lindgren (4-3)

Save: Jared Miller (2)

Play of the game: MSU’s Adam Frazier started the second inning with an error that led to a seven-run Vanderbilt inning.

Big inning: The Commodores scored seven runs in the second inning to take control of the ballgame.

Stat of the game: 0: Vanderbilt starter, T.J. Pecoraro pitched six innings to pick up the win. He did not record a strikeout.

Top Dawg: Hunter Renfroe. Renfroe was 3-5 at the plate with two RBI. In his last 20 games Renfroe was batting .215 (17-79) with 10 RBI.

Multiple hits: Vandy (Xavier Turner 3, Connor Harrell 3, Conrad Gregor 3, Zander Wiel 3, Tony Kemp 2, Vince Conde 2) MSU (Hunter Renfroe 3, Adam Frazier 2, Alex Detz 2)

Quote of the night: “All these old rules of when you’re down by a bunch and the other team is supposed to stop stealing, that’s a bunch of nonsense. Vanderbilt does it the right way and that’s the way I believe we do it. There is no huge lead. This is college baseball, you score as many runs as you possibly can.” – MSU head coach John Cohen said of Vanderbilt stealing with a big lead late in the ballgame.

Song to describe game: Over When It’s Over by Eric Church

When the second inning came, it was basically over. Also, the Bulldogs SEC Tournament is over.  


1. Brett Pirtle reached on an E6 in the third inning to extend his reach base safely streak to 33 games

2. Vanderbilt is playing in their third-straight SEC Tournament Championship game

3. Adam Frazier is 23-48 in games in the SEC Tournament.


Head coach John Cohen

Junior OF Hunter Renfroe and junior SS Adam Frazier

What it means: The Bulldogs are eliminated from the SEC Tournament and await their fate for the NCAA Tournament. The Commodores move on to face the LSU Tigers in tomorrow’s tournament championship game.


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