Blog – Final: No. 22 South Carolina 13, Mississippi State 7

Records: MSU (21-13, 5-7) USC (21-11, 6-6)

Attendance: 7,527

Game time: 3:25

Winning pitcher: Brandon Murray (4-0) Final line – 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Losing pitcher: Vance Tatum (3-1) Final line – 1 1/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Save: None

Multiple hits: MSU (Seth Heck 3, Jake Vickerson 2) USC (Max Schrock 5, Elliott Caldwell 2, Madison Stokes 2)

Top Dawg: Seth Heck – He had three hits, one RBI and one run.

Play of the game: Marcus Mooney had a two-run single in the second inning to put USC up 3-2, a lead it never gave up.

Big inning: 2nd: The Gamecocks scored four runs in the inning to take the lead.

Stat of the game: 5 – The number of pitchers MSU used. They only used three in the first two games.

Quote of the game:

“We really didn’t pitch it like I felt like we were going to pitch today.” – MSU head coach John Cohen

Song to describe game:

The tank finally ran out on MSU in the finale.

What it means: MSU came up short of its first SEC sweep of the season, but got back into postseason conversation with the series win.


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