Records: MSU (37-20) USC (42-15)
Game time: 2:40
Winning pitcher: Jacob Lindgren (6-1)
Losing pitcher: Jordan Montgomery (7-5)
Play of the game: Jacob Lindgren struck out two batters when he inherited two base runners in the third inning. He also got the first out on a sacrifice bunt.
Big inning: 7th: MSU sent 14 batters to the plate and scored 8 runs on 8 hits. The highlight was Brett Pirtle’s 3-run home run into the USC bullpen.
Top Dawg: Jacob Lindgren: He retired all 12 batters he faced
Stat of the game: 2: The number of run rule games today. LSU run ruled Vanderbilt in the first game. First time since 2006 there were two run rule games in the same day.
Multiple hits: MSU (Seth Heck 3, C.T. Bradford 3, Demarcus Henderson 2, Derrick Armstrong 2)
Quote of the game:
“Nothing positive. It has been a long time since I have had my tail kicked like that.” South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook
Song to describe game:
MSU beat South Carolina. Seems pretty fitting. I hope you enjoy.
Video: Internet was real spotty and couldn’t upload them. Will have them sometime tomorrow. Check my Twitter timeline (@bcwait) tomorrow for videos of John Cohen, Brett Pirtle and Jacob Lindgren.
What it means: MSU will play No. 9 seed Kentucky in the last game tomorrow. The winner will advance to Saturday’s single-elimination semifinal game.