Texas A&M baseball bites Bulldogs in second to last game of series

Published 12:45 am Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mississippi State came out the gate hot against Texas A&M on Saturday holding a two-run lead early against the Aggies.

That lead would hold true until Texas A&M stepped to the plate at the top of the third.

A five-run inning helped the Aggies come away with a 10-6 win in the second game of a weekend series with the Bulldogs as part of their Super Bulldog Weekend. The Bulldogs have one more opportunity on Sunday to avoid a weekend sweep with the Aggies. Mississippi State has given up a total of 20 runs to the Aggies in the series.

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Reid Humphreys first-inning homer and subsequent two RBIs for the Bulldogs were erased when Nick Banks ran home on a throwing error. Boomer White tied the game up at two runs apiece when he scored on Ryne Birk’s right-field hit.

From that point, Texas A&M remained in total control of the game.

Joel Davis tripled to center field running in Michael Brash and Hunter Melton increasing the Aggies’ lead to 4-2. Davis ended the inning scoring on single to the pitcher by Nick Choruby.

Mississippi State would go on to score on three more occasions for the rest of the game, once in the fourth and twice in the sixth innings.

John Holland hit a grounded out to second base, which Gavin Collins benefited from to score Mississippi State’s third run of the game. Collins’ run closed the scoring gap to four runs.

The Bulldogs were within two runs of taking the lead by the end of the sixth inning.

Holland would single to right field that would again run in Collins for the Bulldogs’ fourth run of the afternoon. Ryan Gridley and Cody Brown accounted for the fifth and sixth runs of the game of Jake Mangum’s right-field single for a 7-6 deficit.

Daniel Brown pitched 4 1/5 innings for the Bulldogs and allowed three hits and two runs, while accounting for six of the Bulldogs’ nine strikeouts for the game.

Austin Sexton pitched three innings giving up nine hits, and five runs and errors.

Jace Vines was the winning pitcher lasting five innings. In his time on the mound, six hits and three runs were given up.


UAB 8, Southern Miss 7

The Golden Eagles gave up six runs after the first two innings, but were able to hold the Blazers scoreless up until the eighth inning.

With the bases loaded, Griffin Gum singled to second base clearing the path for Brewer Hicklen to break the 6-6 tie. Carter Pharis singled to right field and brought home Esteban Tresgallo for the Blazers’ final run of the game.

Southern Miss would record its 10th hit of the game from a single off of Dylan Burdeaux at the top of the ninth inning. He went 3-of-4 with two runs and an RBI.


Alabama 2, Ole Miss 0

Throughout the first four innings, both teams remained scoreless.

Alabama’s Colbie Vance single to left field, advancing H Webb to second and bringing home Georgie Salem for the game’s first scored run. The Tide would score again in the bottom of the eight when Chandler Avant doubled but advanced to third place on the throw. He scored an unearned run when Connor Short reached on an error by second base.

Ole Miss and the Tide will face off Sunday in the final game of the series, which is split 1-1.