Blog – Final: Mississippi State 5, Eastern Illinois 2 (with video)

Records: MSU (17-6) EIU (0-14)

Attendance: 7,467

Game time: 2:11

Winning pitcher: Lucas Laster (3-0) Final line – 9 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

Losing pitcher: Christian Slazinik (0-3) Final line – 0 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Save: None

Multiple hits: MSU (Wes Rea 2, Jacob Robson 2, Reid Humphreys 2) EIU (Brant Valach 2)

Top Dawg: Lucas Laster – He tossed his first complete game.

Play of the game: Wes Rea came up with the bases loaded in the third inning and cleared them to give MSU a lead.

Big inning: 3rd – MSU scored four times and took the lead for good.

Stat of the game: 0 – The number of walks Laster gave up.

Quote of the game:

“It felt good. I just wanted to try to do something to get a spark going back with us. If we could get a win tonight, it might give us a little momentum going into the weekend.” – MSU LHP Lucas Laster

Song to describe game:

This ends MSU’s 23-game homestand. They go on “a vacation” starting Friday.

Video:

What it means: MSU will head to Kentucky on a winning note. It will be the first road games of the year for the Bulldogs who opened the season with a 23-game homestand.

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