STARKVILLE - On a record-setting day at Dudy Noble Field, 16,423 fans saw the Mississippi State Bulldogs walk off the Ole Miss Rebels 8-7. Dakota Jordan was today's hero, as he picked up the winning hit on a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning with one out. The 16,423 fans in attendance set a new NCAA all-time on-campus attendance record. The Dawgs held the previous mark of 15,586, which was set on April 12, 2014.
Jordan finished 2-for-5 at the dish with two RBIs. Colton Ledbetter hit two homers and had three RBIs in the win. His second home run put the Dawgs ahead for the first time at 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh inning. An inning prior, Ledbetter and Hunter Hines hit back-to-back bombs, moving the Dawgs within one run.
Landon Gartman drew the start on the mound for the Bulldogs. He went four innings, allowing four hits and two runs, one being unearned. Nate Dohm picked up his fifth victory of the year after entering in relief in the eighth.
The rubber match between the Diamond Dawgs and Rebels is set for 2 p.m. ET Sunday. The game will be broadcast on SECN+.
The Rebels picked up their first run on a Will Furniss RBI single. Furniss came around to score on a two-base error. Mississippi State 0, Ole Miss 2
With two on, Kellum Clark doubled to right, scoring Jordan. Ross Highfill pushed Alford across with a sacrifice fly. Mississippi State 2, Ole Miss 2
Anthony Calarco hit a solo home run to left. Mississippi State 2, Ole Miss 3
Ethan Groff singled to score McCants. Jacob Gonzalez doubled to left center to score Groff. Mississippi State 2, Ole Miss 5
Colton Ledbetter and Hunter Hines hit back-to-back solo home runs. Mississippi State 4, Ole Miss 5
Colton Ledbetter followed a David Mershon double with a two-run homer to give the Bulldogs their first lead. Mississippi State 6, Ole Miss 5
Gonzalez doubled to right to score Groff. Gonzalez scored on an infield single. Mississippi State 6, Ole Miss 7
Dakota Jordan walked the game off with a single to left to score Ledbetter and Larry. Mississippi State 8, Ole Miss 7