No. 18 Mississippi State knocked off Eastern Illinois 4-3 and then beat Michigan State 7-1 in the nightcap to complete the double header sweep.
“It’s a long day when you try to focus for six hours in baseball,” Mississippi State head coach John Cohen said. “But we get a lot out of this and we get to use a lot of people. It forces us to use our pitching staff. We’re playing quality opponents, teams that are going to do pretty well when they get into their conference seasons.”
The Bulldogs (9-4) are 3-0 for the weekend.
True freshman Reid Humphreys had a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to help beat the Panthers.
He hit a solo home run in game two to put the Bulldogs on the board.
Mississippi State left no doubt in game one as they were ahead 4-0 after four innings. The Bulldogs scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to erase all doubt.
True freshman Austin Sexton pitched six innings to pick up his first-career win. He gave up just three hits and no runs. He struck out four and walked just two batters.
The Bulldogs return to action today when they play the Panthers (2-8) again at 3 p.m. True freshman righty Dakota Hudson (0-1, 2.57 ERA) is expected to get the start on the mound.