LIVE BASEBALL UPDATES: Arkansas at Mississippi State (Saturday, 3-26-21)

The No. 3 Bulldogs attempt to even up the series with the No. 2 Razorbacks
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After losing 8-2 on Friday night, No. 3 Mississippi State is set to take on No. 2 Arkansas on Saturday trying to even up the weekend series.

Two of the country's best teams square off in another Starkville showdown. First pitch on Saturday is set for 2 p.m. central.

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Here are your starting lineups:

No. 2 Arkansas Razorbacks (17-3, 3-1)

  1. Braydon Webb - LF
  2. Matt Goodheart - DH
  3. Cayden Wallace - RF
  4. Brady Slavens - 1B
  5. Christian Franklin - CF
  6. Casey Opitz - C
  7. Cullen Smith - 3B
  8. Jalen Battles - SS
  9. Robert Moore - 2B

Zebulon Vermillion - P

No. 3 Mississippi State Bulldogs (17-5, 2-2)

  1. Brayland Skinner - LF
  2. Rowdey Jordan - CF
  3. Tanner Allen - RF
  4. Kamren James - 3B
  5. Luke Hancock - DH
  6. Logan Tanner - C
  7. Josh Hatcher - 1B
  8. Tanner Leggett - 2B
  9. Lane Forsythe- SS

Will Bednar - P

Alright, let's play ball!

TOP of 1 - Arkansas batting

- Webb struck out swinging. One out.

- Goodheart struck out swinging. Two outs.

- Wallace flies out to center. Inning over.

- MID 1 - MSU 0, Arkansas 0

BOTTOM of 2 - MSU batting

- Brayland Skinner flies out to deep right-center. One out.

- Rowdey Jordan doubles down the right-field line. Runner at second, one out.

- Tanner Allen singles to center. Jordan scores. MSU leads 1-0. Runner at first, one out.

- Kamren James strikes out swinging. Allen advances to second on a wild pitch on the play. Runner at second, two outs.

- Luke Hancock singles to center. Allen scores. MSU leads 2-0. Runner at first, two outs.

- Logan Tanner doubles down the left-field line. Hancock comes all the way around from first to score. MSU leads 3-0. Runner at second, two outs.

- Hatcher grounds out to second. Inning over.

- END of 1 - MSU 3, Arkansas 0

TOP of 2 - Arkansas batting

- Slavens pops out to third. One out.

- Franklin is hit by a pitch. Runner at first, one out.

- Opitz strikes out looking. Runner at first, two outs.

- Smith flies out to deep left. Inning over.

- MID 2 - MSU 3, Arkansas 0

BOTTOM of 2 - MSU batting

- Leggett strikes out. One out.

- Forsythe lines out to first. Two outs.

- Brayland Skinner grounds one to second, it's not fielded cleanly, goes into right and Skinner gets to second. Ruled a double. Runner at second, two outs.

- Rowdey Jordan walks. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Allen grounds to short and it's a fielder's choice. Jordan out at second. Inning over.

- END of 2 - MSU 3, Arkansas 0

TOP of 3 - Arkansas batting

- Battles singles to center. Runner at first, no outs.

- Moore strikes out swinging. Runner at first, one out.

- Webb strikes out swinging. Runner at first, two outs.

- Goodheart flies to center. Rowdey Jordan was under it but dropped it. Might've lost it in the sky. At any rate, it's an error. Battles scores. MSU lead is cut to 3-1. Goodheart gets to second. Runner at second, two outs.

- Wallace strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 3 - MSU 3, Arkansas 1

BOTTOM of 3 - MSU batting

- Kamren James with a long solo home run to left-center. MSU now leads 4-1. 

- Luke Hancock flies out to center. One out.

- Tanner grounds out to first. Two outs.

- Hatcher lines out to right. Inning over.

- END of 3 - MSU 4, Arkansas 1

TOP of 4 - Arkansas batting

- Slavens singles to center. Runner at first, no outs.

- Franklin strikes out swinging. Runner at first, one out.

- Opitz walks. Slavens advances to second. Runners at first and second, one out.

- Smith strikes out swinging. Two outs, runners at first and second.

- Battles flies out to center. Inning over.

- MID 4 - MSU 4, Arkansas 1

BOTTOM of 4 - MSU batting

- Leggett singled to left field. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Forsythe struck out swinging. Runner at first, one out.

- Skinner hit by pitch. Leggett advances to second. Runners at first and second. One out.

- Arkansas to the bullpen. Caleb Bolden now pitching.

- Rowdey Jordan grounds to second. Double play. 4-6-3. Inning over.

- END of 4 - MSU 4, Arkansas 1

TOP of 5 - Arkansas batting

- Moore strikes out looking. One out.

- Webb with a solo home run to left. MSU lead cut to 4-2. 

- Goodheart bunts back to pitcher and is thrown out at first. Two outs.

- Wallace bloops a single to right. Runner at first, two outs.

- Slavens pops up to shallow left. Ball lands between three MSU defenders. Ruled a double. Wallace advances to third. Runners at second and third, two outs.

- Christian Franklin with a three-run home run to left-center. Arkansas takes a 5-4 lead.

- Optiz struck out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 5 - Arkansas 5, MSU 4

BOTTOM of 5 - MSU batting

- Tanner Allen solo home run to left field. MSU ties it up 5-5.

- James flies out to left. One out.

- Arkansas to the bullpen. Caden Monke now pitching.

- Hancock strikes out swinging. Two outs.

- Tanner strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- END of 5 - MSU 5, Arkansas 5

TOP of 6 - Arkansas batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Brandon Smith now pitching. Brad Cumbest now playing left field in place of Brayland Skinner.

- Cullen Smith with a solo home run down the left-field line. Arkansas takes a 6-5 lead.

- Battles grounds out to second. One out.

- Moore strikes out looking. Two outs.

- Webb walks. Runner at first, two outs.

- Goodheart with a two-run home run deep to right-center. Arkansas leads 8-5.

- Wallace struck out swinging. Inning over. 

- MID 6 - Arkansas 8, MSU 5

BOTTOM of 6 - MSU batting

- Arkansas to the bullpen. Kevin Kopps now pitching.

- Hatcher struck out swinging. One out.

- Leggett struck out swinging. Two outs.

- Forsythe struck out swinging. Inning over.

- END of 6 - Arkansas 8, MSU 5

TOP of 7 - Arkansas batting

- Slavens singles to left. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Franklin lines a double to the left-field corner. Slavens advances to third. Runners at second and third, nobody out.

- Opitz walked. Bases loaded, nobody out.

- MSU to the bullpen. Carlisle Koestler on to pitch. 

******RAIN DELAY BEGINS AT 4:07 PM**********

******PLAY SET TO RESUME AT 5:21 PM*********

- Play resumes with bases loaded, no outs and Arkansas batting and leading 8-5.

- Smith sacrifice fly to right field. Slavens scores. Arkansas leads 9-5. Franklin advances to third. Opitz stays at first. Runners first and third, one out.

- Battles grounds to third. Fielder's choice. Opitz out at second. Battles safe at first. Franklin scores. It's 10-5 Arkansas. Runner at first, two outs.

- Moore singles to left. Battles advances to second. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Webb strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 7 - Arkansas 10, MSU 5

BOTTOM of 7 - MSU batting

- Cumbest grounds out in front of the plate. Throw to first hits him. He's safe. Infield single. Runner at first, no outs.

- Jordan grounds to second. Double play. 4-6-3. Two outs, bases empty.

- Allen lines out to right. Inning over.

- END of 7 - Arkansas 10, MSU 5

TOP of 8 - Arkansas batting

- Goodheart grounds out to second. One out.

- Wallace singles to right. Runner at first, one out.

- Slavens struck out looking. Runner at first, two out.

- Franklin grounds to second. It's booted. Error. Wallace advances to second. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Opitz flied out to center. Inning over.

- MID 8 - Arkansas 10, MSU 5

BOTTOM of 8 - MSU batting

- James strikes out swinging. One out.

- Hancock flies out to left. Two outs.

- Tanner grounds to third and it's booted. Error. Tanner reaches. Runner at first, two outs.

- Hatcher strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- END of 8 - Arkansas 10, MSU 5

TOP of 9 - Arkansas batting

- Smith walks. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Battles strikes out looking. Runner at first, one out.

- Moore singles to right-center. He's caught up in a rundown between first and second and is tagged out. Smith ends up coming all the way around to score while the rundown is going on. Arkansas now up 11-5. Bases empty, two outs.

- Webb strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 9 - Arkansas 11, MSU 5

BOTTOM of 9 - MSU batting

- Leggett strikes out swinging.

- Forsythe strikes out swinging.

- Cumbest grounds down the third base line. It's knocked down but no play. Infield single. Runner at first, two outs.

- Jordan walks. Cumbest advances to second. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Allen grounds to second. It's a fielder's choice with Jordan forced out at second. Ballgame.

FINAL: Arkansas 11, Mississippi State 5

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