Blog – Final: Memphis 6, No. 2 Mississippi State 4

Records: MSU (2-2), UM (4-0)

Attendance: 8,032

Game time: 3:28

Winning pitcher: Jacob Moody (1-0)

Losing pitcher: Jonathan Holder (0-1)

Save: Bryce Beeler (3)

Play of the game: Bryce Beeler tied the game with a RBI single and Memphis followed that up with two more runs to pick up the win.

Big inning: 9th: MSU gave up a 4-3 lead as the Tigers scored three runs in the top of the night.

Top Dawg: Ben Bracewell: The senior right hander pitched six strong innings in the start. He gave up just one run on three hits, but didn’t factor into the decision.

Stat of the game: 12: The number of runners MSU left on, including the bases loaded in the first.

Multiple hits: MSU (Alex Detz 2) UM (Kane Barrow 3)

Quote of the game: 

“We’re taking softball swings early in the ballgame when it matters the most. It’s a real lack of maturity.” – MSU head coach John Cohen said of leaving 12 runners on base

Song to describe game: Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It by Darius Rucker – MSU had several opportunities to win the ballgame and I’m sure they will think about those before they go to sleep tonight.

What it means: MSU is now 2-2 and have struggled offensively in spots. A four-game weekend against Holy Cross might be just what the doctor ordered.


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