Records: MSU (21-12, 5-6) USC (20-11, 5-6)
Game time: 2:43
Winning pitcher: Preston Brown (4-3), Final line – 7 1/3 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Losing pitcher: Jack Wynkoop (4-3), Final line – 6 1/3 IP, 14 H, 7 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Save: Trevor Fitts (5), Final line – 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Multiple hits: MSU (Jake Vickerson 3, Gavin Collins 3, Wes Rea 3, Seth Heck 2) USC (Max Schrock 2, Kyle Martin 2, Elliott Caldwell 2, Logan Koch 2)
Top Dawg: Jake Vickerson – He had three hits and is 6-for-10 in his last three games.
Play of the game: USC shortstop Jordan Gore committed an error on what would have been the final out in the second inning. MSU scored six runs after the miscue to take the lead for good.
Big inning: 2nd – USC took a 1-0 lead in the top of the frame. There was then a 53-minute weather delay. The Bulldogs scored six runs after the delay, including four-straight hits after the Gore error.
Stat of the game: 1 – The number of batters Preston Brown walked. MSU’s starting pitching, Brown and Lucas Laster, have walked just two batters and struck out 13 this weekend.
Quote of the game:
“We were able to string some hits after that and get a little rally going. It was definitely huge.” – MSU senior OF Jake Vickerson
Song to describe game:
USC could have been out of the inning, but the error prolonged it, allowing MSU to grab the lead.
What it means: It is the first SEC series win for the Bulldogs this season and they look for the sweep Saturday afternoon at Dudy Noble Field.