BILOXI, Miss. - Fueled by an errorless defensive game, the Mississippi State baseball team picked up their seventh victory in a row against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns by a score of 4-2. The Bulldogs' pitching staff also excelled in the contest, collecting twelve strikeouts and holding Louisiana to just two runs in the game.
Colby Holcombe earned his first start as a Bulldog (13-5) and struck out five Louisiana (11-6) batters. He only allowed three hits and one run to earn his first win. Tyler Davis threw two scoreless innings. Nate Dohm closed out the win for the Bulldogs, striking out three batters en route to his second save on the year.
Hunter Hines went 2-for-4 on the day, driving a double to right that gave the Dawgs the lead in the fourth. Amani Larry also went 2-for-4, with a double of his own. That marked Larry's seventh multi-hit game, leading the State squad this year.
The Bulldogs are back in action this weekend as they open conference play against Kentucky. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT, with the game being broadcast on SECN+.
Kyle DeBarge singled up the middle to push Taylor across for the game's first run.
Mississippi State 0, Louisiana 1
The Bulldogs tied the game up when Ross Highfill hit a sac fly to right to score Ledbetter from third. Hunter Hines doubled off the right field wall, scoring Chance.
Mississippi State 2, Louisiana 1
Colton Ledbetter doubled down the left field line to score Larry from second.
Mississippi State 3, Louisiana 1
Amani Larry hit an infield single to score Slate Alford from third.
Mississippi State 4, Louisiana 1
Mason Zambo hit a sac fly to right, scoring DeBarge.
Mississippi State 4, Louisiana 2