Records: MSU (31-19, 14-11) UT (29-18, 11-14)
Game time: 3:15
Winning pitcher: Hunter Martin (4-3)
Losing pitcher: Trevor Fitts (4-3)
Save: Andrew Lee (3)
Play of the game: UT’s Nick Maggio had a two-run single to give the Vols a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning.
Big inning: 4th: UT scored four. Maggio’s single and two wild pitches gave the Volunteers a 4-0 lead.
Top Dawg: Ben Bracewell: He pitched five scoreless innings in relief to give the Bulldogs a chance to win.
Stat of the game: Twice: MSU left the bases loaded twice. The Bulldogs loaded them with no outs in the 8th, but three-straight strikeouts left them loaded. They loaded them again in the ninth with one out, but a pop up and a flyout ended the game.
Multiple hits: MSU (C.T. Bradford 3, Alex Detz 2, Cody Brown 2) UT (Christin Stewart 2, Taylor Smart 2, Nathaniel Maggio 2)
Quote of the game:
“I think we’re going to look in the rearview mirror and realize we let this one obviously slip away from us. – MSU head coach John Cohen
Song to describe game:
Leaving the bases loaded and the eighth and ninth innings sure isn’t the way to end a game.
What it means: MSU’s SEC Western division championship took a major hit. They will have to scramble and probably win the final five games to even have a chance.