Records: MSU (16-8, 3-1) VU (19-4, 2-2)
Game time: 3:09
Winning pitcher: Preston Brown (3-0)
Losing pitcher: Tyler Beede (4-2)
Play of the game: Wes Rea’s two-run single in the third inning that put MSU up 9-1.
Big inning: 3rd: The Bulldogs scored five runs in the frame and took a 11-1 lead. They never looked back.
Top Dawg: Seth Heck: He went 2-2 with three runs, four RBI and reached base safely in five of six trips to the plate.
Stat of the game: 5: The number of errors Vanderbilt committed
Multiple hits: MSU (Brett Pirtle 3, Wes Rea 2, Seth Heck 2, Demarcus Henderson 2, Derrick Armstrong 2)
Quote of the game:
“Scores like this on Friday nights don’t happen a lot in the Southeastern Conference. I know for sure that Vanderbilt is a very good club and they will be different tomorrow.” – MSU head coach John Cohen
Song to describe game: Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar – The Bulldogs did hit Vanderbilt with their best shot and scored 17 runs.
MSU head coach John Cohen
MSU junior SS Seth Heck
MSU redshirt sophomore RHP Preston Brown
What it means: The Bulldogs lost all four games to the Commodores last season. The win was just Cohen’s fifth over Vandy since coming to MSU. It was the most runs in a SEC game since scoring 17 in loss to Kentucky in 2009.