Blog – Final: No. 18 Mississippi State 6, Marshall 2

Records: MSU (5-0) MU (2-3)

Attendance: 6,180

Game time: 3:18

Winning pitcher: Preston Brown (2-0): 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

Losing pitcher: Matt Margaritonda (0-1): 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Save: Ross Mitchell (1): 3 IP, 2 H, 1 K

Multiple hits: MSU (Jacob Robson 3) MU (Josh King 2, Aaron Bossi 2)

Top Dawg: Ross Mitchell: He came in and shut down the Thundering Herd, just like he’s done all his career.

Play of the game: Brent Rooker had an RBI single in the sixth inning to give MSU a 3-2 lead, a lead it never gave up.

Big inning: 6: MSU scored four runs to blow the game wide open.

Stat of the game: 4: MSU now has 4 come from behind wins this season. The Bulldogs only had seven all of last season. The Bulldogs trailed 2-0 in this one.

Quote of the game:

“I think we have some older kids, they’re not going to panic. That’s just baseball. You’re going to get behind every once in awhile.” – MSU head coach John Cohen

Song to describe game:

It was very cold in this one. Not baseball weather at all.

What it means: MSU is off to a 5-0 start and get Alabama A&M and Marshall in a double header Saturday.


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