Blog – Final: No. 2 Mississippi State 7, Western Carolina 2 (with video)

Records: MSU (2-1) WCU (1-2)

Attendance: 8,061

Game time: 3:18

Winning pitcher: Ben Bracewell (1-0)

Losing pitcher: T.J. Fussell (0-1)

Save: None

Play of the game: Brett Pirtle had a bases-clearing triple in the third inning that put MSU ahead 4-0. The Bulldogs never looked back.

Big inning: 3: MSU scored five runs in the inning, including Pirtle’s 3 RBI triple.

Top Dawg: Dakota Hudson: The freshman RHP got the first start for a true freshman on opening weekend since Chris Stratton in 2010. He pitched four innings and gave up just one run on four hits. He had two strikeouts.

Stat of the game: 7: The number of runs MSU scored with two outs, that was every run scored for the Bulldogs.

Multiple hits: WCU (Aaron Attaway 3, Bradley Strong 2, Cody Jones 2, Jacob Hoyle 2) MSU (None)

Quote of the game: 

“It’s a great feeling, I can’t lie. I don’t really know how to explain it. I feel great. It’s a good honor to be able to do that. I wasn’t really nervous. We’ve prepared a lot for this” – MSU RHP Dakota Hudson said of getting the start

Song to describe game: Carry On by Pat Green – MSU won the series after the opening day loss. Now MSU fans cannot worry and carry on. I hope you enjoy.

Video: 

MSU head coach John Cohen

MSU senior 2B Brett Pirtle

MSU freshman RHP Dakota Hudson

What it means: MSU rebounded after losing game one of series to take the series 2-1. MSU will be back in action Wednesday when Memphis comes to Dudy Noble Field.

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