Blog – Final: No. 14 Mississippi State 6, Samford 2

Records: MSU (13-0) SU (3-8)

Attendance: 6,754

Game time: 2:26

Winning pitcher: Vance Tatum (2-0) Final line: 8 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K

Losing pitcher: Eric Wright (0-2) Final line: 3 2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Save: None

Multiple hits: MSU (Seth Heck 2, Jacob Robson 2) SU (Damon Waller 2)

Top Dawg: Vance Tatum: He had a career-high 12 Ks and is really solidifying himself as a weekend starter.

Play of the game: Jacob Robson stole third and scored on a throwing error to put MSU back up 2-1 in the fourth inning. They never trailed again.

Big inning: 4th: MSU scored twice and took the lead back.

Stat of the game: 68: The number of strikes Tatum threw in  his 96 pitches.

Quote of the game:

“The star of the show tonight is Tatum. I’m so proud of what he’s done. He did so many things well tonight. He went offspeed, he went in and just really did a great job.” – MSU head coach John Cohen

Song to describe game:

Tatum’s nickname is Moonlight.

What it means: MSU is perfect through the first three weekends. They have one more weekend before conference play starts. They host San Diego in a three-game set this upcoming weekend.


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