Records: MSU (27-15) OM (30-12)
Attendance: 8,496, a Trustmark Park record
Game time: 3:02
Winning pitcher: Vance Tatum (2-0)
Losing pitcher: Preston Tarkington (0-1)
Play of the game: Wes Rea’s 2-run double in the sixth inning gave MSU a 5-3 lead.
Big inning: 6th: OM scored two in the top of the inning to take a 3-2 lead. MSU answered back with three in the home half of the inning to take the lead back for good.
Top Dawg: Wes Rea: Rea went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI was named the Most Valuable Player.
Stat of the game: 3: The number of hits the Bulldog pitching staff surrendered.
Multiple hits: MSU (Gavin Collins 3, Brett Pirtle 2, Wes Rea 2)
Quote of the game:
“When you’re going through a slump you can say ‘yeah, I’m going through a slump,’ but your’e also doing some things mechanically. I just felt like I wasn’t getting the barrel there. Tonight I really tried to emphasize ‘hey I’m going to get the barrel there.'” – MSU junior 1B Wes Rea
Song to describe game:
Wes Rea had struggled, but he woke up in this game. I hope you enjoy.
What it means: MSU entered the night with a No. 40 ranking in the RPI. They moved to No. 33 with the win.