Records: MSU (20-12, 4-6) USC (20-10, 5-5)
Game time: 2:50
Winning pitcher: Lucas Laster, Final line – 9 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 110 pitches
Losing pitcher: Wil Crowe, Final line – 2 2/3 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 59 pitches
Multiple hits: MSU (John Holland 3, Ryan Gridley 3, Cody Brown 2, Jake Vickerson 2, Jacob Robson 2) USC (Elliott Caldwell 2, DC Arendas 2)
Top Dawg: Lucas Laster – He threw his second-career complete game in his first SEC series start.
Play of the game: John Holland had a three-run double in the third inning to seal the victory.
Big inning: 3rd: MSU scored six runs and never looked back.
Stat of the game: 0: The number of errors the MSU defense committed.
Quote of the game:
“It feels pretty good to be honest. I had some great fielding behind me, I can’t say enough about that. Early in the game I was getting ground ball after ground ball and they made some great plays behind me, all game long really. Of course they scored 13 runs. It’s pretty easy to pitch with a big lead like that.” – MSU senior LHP Lucas Laster
Song to describe game:
MSU played all three aspects of the game – pitching, hitting and fielding – well as they rolled to the victory.
What it means: It is the first SEC series opening win for the Bulldogs this season.