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MS State shows off on mound, at plate to beat Samford

176 days ago
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STARKVILLE - The Mississippi State Diamond Dawgs earned its fifteenth win of the season on Tuesday night when they defeated the visiting Samford Bulldogs at Dudy Noble Field.

MSU collected 10 hits en route to a 9-4 victory.

Dakota Jordan and Hunter Hines both had three-hit days for the Diamond Dawgs. Hines went 3-for-5 with a double, driving in an RBI. Jordan had two doubles on his 3-for-4 day, totaling two RBIs. This was Jordan's first multi-hit game as a Bulldog.

Evan Siary drew the start on the mound for State, striking out two batters in two innings of work. The combination of Graham Yntema, Brock Tapper, Aaron Nixon and KC Hunt tallied seven innings out of the pen. The four arms struck out seven batters, allowing only two unearned runs and two walks.


Top Second

Aaron Walton homered to right, a two-run blast. Mississippi State 0, Samford 2

Bottom Second

Connor Hujsak stole home on a double steal. Dakota Jordan crossed the plate on a fielder's choice. Mississippi State 2, Samford 2

Top Fifth

Steele and Anderson scored on a throwing error. Mississippi State 2, Samford 4

Bottom Fifth

Husjak drew a bases-loaded walk to push Hines across. Dakota Jordan doubled down the left-field line to score Hancock and Chance. Mississippi State 5, Samford 4

Bottom Sixth

Colton Ledbetter singled through the right side to score Amani Larry. Mississippi State 6, Samford 4

Bottom Eighth

Hunter Hines singled to left to score Larry from second. Luke Hancock singled off the pitcher to score Ledbetter from third. Ross Highfill scored on a passed ball. Mississippi State 9, Samford 4

Up Next

The Bulldogs are back in action on Thursday as they return to Southeastern Conference play hosting the South Carolina Gamecocks. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. on the SEC Network.