Blog – Final: No. 14 Mississippi State 6, Central Arkansas 1, Starkville Regional (with video)

Records: MSU (46-18), UCA (42-22)

Attendance: 8,662

Game time: 2:37

Winning pitcher: Chad Girodo (7-2)

Losing pitcher: Bryce Biggerstaff (6-5)

Save: None

Play of the game: MSU senior LHP Chad Girodo came in with the bases loaded and one in the third inning. He got a flyout and a strikeout to end the inning and leave the bases loaded.

Big inning: MSU scored two runs in the fourth inning to put the ballgame away. Adam Frazier and Hunter Renfroe both had RBI singles.

Stat of the game: 17: MSU struck out 17 batters as a pitching staff. Starter Ben Bracewell had five and reliever Chad Girodo had 12. 

Top Dawg: Chad Girodo: Girodo pitched 6 2/3 innings in relief to pick up the win. He gave up just one run on five hits. He struck out a career-high 12 batters and walked just two.

Multiple hits: MSU (Hunter Renfroe 3, Adam Frazier 2, Alex Detz 2, Demarcus Henderson 2)

Quote of the night: 

“I played pretty well in Virginia to be honest with you. I played summer league up there. It’s going to be excting.” – MSU junior OF Hunter Renfroe said when asked about playing Virginia in the super regional

Song to describe game: Meet Virginia by Train MSU moves on to play Virginia this weekend in a super regional.

Notes: MSU notes

Video: MSU head coach John Cohen, senior LHP Chad Girodo, junior DH Alex Detz, junior OF Hunter Renfroe

What it means: MSU will travel to Charlottesville, Va. to face the The No. 6 overall seed Virginia Cavaliers in a super regional.

All Tournament Team:

Pitcher: Connor Gilmore, Central Arkansas

Pitcher: Chad Girodo, Mississippi State

Catcher: Michael Marietta, Central Arkansas

First Base: Wes Rea, Mississippi State

Second Base: Brett Pirtle, Mississippi State

Third Base: Chesney Young, Mercer

Shortstop: Justin Treece, Central Arkansas

Outfielder: Ethan Harris, Central Arkansas

Outfielder: Nick Zaharion, South Alabama

Outfielder: Hunter Renfroe, Mississippi State

Designated Hitter: Alex Detz, Mississippi State

Most Outstanding Player: Alex Detz, Mississippi State

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