Blog – No. 16 Mississippi State 1, No. 22 Alabama 0 (with video)

Records: MSU (35-19, 18-11) UA (33-21, 14-14)

Attendance: 3,647

Game time: 2:39

Winning pitcher: Ross Mitchell (8-4)

Losing pitcher: Spencer Turnbull (5-6)

Save: Jonathan Holder (7)

Play of the game: Jake Vickerson threw out Austen Smith at the plate in the second inning to keep the game scoreless.

Big inning: 7th: Matthew Britton led off the frame with his first-career home run. The Bulldogs worked around a runner at second with one out to keep Bama off the scoreboard.

Top Dawg: Ross Mitchell & Jonathan Holder: The duo kept Bama scoreless and with just six hits to pick up the 7th shutout of the season.

Stat of the game: 7: The Bulldogs have won 7 SEC series this season, the most since the 2000 club. That team went onto a super regional.

Multiple hits: UA (Kyle Overstreet 2)

Quote of the game: 

“I was actually really surprised. I rounded first thinking ‘he’s going to catch it at the warning track.’ I looked up and he’s jumping on the fence. You got to be happy about it.” – MSU junior 3B Matthew Britton said of his home run

Song to describe game: 

 

 

MSU is 5-0 the state of Alabama this season. Oh and Matthew Britton’s from Cullman, Ala.

Video: 

 

 

 

 

 

What it means: MSU enters the final day of the season as the No. 3 seed in the SEC Tournament. A win keeps them there. A loss opens up different scenarios.

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