Records: MSU (51-19), UCLA (48-17)
Game time: 3:34
Winning pitcher: Adam Plutko (10-3)
Losing pitcher: Trevor Fitts (0-1)
Save: David Berg (24)
Play of the game: UCLA’s Kevin Kramer struck out in the first inning, but reached base on a wild pitch. He later came around to score and give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. They never looked back.
Big inning: UCLA scored two runs in the fourth inning to give themselves a three-run lead. MSU catcher Nick Ammirati committed a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt. Eric Filia took advantage of the error with a two-run single.
Stat of the game: 2: The number of times MSU struck out. Both were against Hunter Renfroe. The MSU pitching staff accounted for 12 Ks.
Top Dawg: Chad Girodo: The senior left hander pitched 7 2/3 innings in relief. He struck out nine. He has 41 Ks in his last four outings, all coming in the postseason.
Multiple hits: MSU (Brett Pirtle 2) UCLA (Eric Filia 2, Pat Valaika 2)
Quote of the night:
“There was all kinds of Mississippi State people, and it’s great to see. They support their program. They’re close enough to get here and I applaud them for showing up and supporting their team. They’re classy fans.” – UCLA head coach John Savage said of the MSU atmosphere at the ballpark
Song to describe game: I Can’t Sleep by Clay Walker I’m sure many of the MSU players and coaching staff may have trouble sleeping tonight. Many MSU fans may have the same problem.
Notes: MSU notes
What it means: UCLA is one win away from a national championship and MSU needs to win tomorrow to force a game three.