LIVE BASEBALL UPDATES: Ole Miss at Mississippi State (Sunday, 4-18-21)

It's the rubber match of a critical three-game series
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It's Super Bulldog Weekend in Starkville and there's a baseball series in town very fitting of being played during the course of such an event.

No. 4 Mississippi State takes on No. 6 Ole Miss in a clash of Magnolia State baseball powers on Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game set. MSU won 5-2 on Friday, followed up by a 9-0 Ole Miss victory on Saturday. Who will claim the series on Sunday?

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Here are your starting lineups:

No. 6 Ole Miss Rebels (26-9, 9-5)

  1. Jacob Gonzalez - SS
  2. Peyton Chatagnier - 2B
  3. Kevin Graham - LF
  4. Hayden Dunhurst - C
  5. Justin Bench - 3B
  6. T.J. McCants - CF
  7. Hayden Leatherwood - RF
  8. Cael Baker - 1B
  9. Calvin Harris - DH

Drew McDaniel - P

No. 4 Mississippi State Bulldogs (26-8, 9-5)

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

Jackson Fristoe - P

Alright, let's play ball!

TOP of 1 - Ole Miss batting

- Gonzalez walks. Runner at first, no outs.

- Chatagnier grounds to short and it's a double play. 6-4-3. Two outs, bases empty.

- Graham pops out to second. Inning over.

- MID 1 - MSU 0, Ole Miss 0

BOTTOM of 1 - MSU batting

- Jordan singles to left. Runner at first, no outs.

- Allen hit by pitch. Jordan up to second. Runners at first and second, no outs.

- James strikes out looking. One out, runners still at first and second.

- Hancock pops out to left. Two outs, runners still at first and second.

- Tanner flies out to center. Inning over.

- END of 1 - MSU 0, Ole Miss 0

TOP of 2 - Ole Miss batting

- Dunhurst grounds out to first. One out.

- Bench doubles to left-centerfield. Runner at second and one out (but the play at second is being reviewed). And he's ruled safe. Runner at second, one out.

- McCants strikes out swinging. Two outs, runner at second.

- Leatherwood strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 2 - MSU 0, Ole Miss 0

BOTTOM of 2 - MSU batting

- Hatcher walks. Runner at first, no outs.

- Skinner pops it up, shortstop can't find it and it drops, but it's picked up and Ole Miss forces out Hatcher at second. Skinner reaches first. Runner at first, one out.

- Skinner steals second. Runner at second, one out.

- Forsythe singles to right. Skinner scores. MSU takes a 1-0 lead. Runner at first, one out.

- Dubrule pops out to third. Runner at first, two outs.

- Jordan strikes out looking. Inning over.

- END of 2 - MSU 1, Ole Miss 0

TOP of 3 - Ole Miss batting

- Baker strikes out looking. One out.

- Harris flies out to left. Two outs.

- Gonzalez walks. Runner at first, two outs.

- Chatagnier singles to left. Gonzalez to second. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Graham walked. Bases now loaded with two outs.

- Dunhurst walks. Run is forced in. Game is now tied 1-1. Bases still loaded, two outs.

- MSU to the bullpen. Houston Harding coming on to pitch.

- Bench flies out to center. Inning over.

- MID 3 - Ole Miss 1, MSU 1

BOTTOM of 3 - MSU batting

- Allen grounds out to second. One out.

- James strikes out swinging. Two outs.

- Hancock flies out to left. Inning over.

- END of 3 - MSU 1, Ole Miss 1

TOP of 4 - Ole Miss batting

- McCants strikes out swinging. One out.

- Leatherwood solo home run, line drive over the right-field wall. Ole Miss takes a 2-1 lead. Bases empty, one out.

- Baker strikes out swinging. Two outs, bases empty.

- Ben Van Cleve pinch hits for Harris – Van Cleve grounds out to shortstop. Inning over.

- MID 4 - Ole Miss 2, MSU 1

BOTTOM of 4 - MSU batting

- Tanner flies out to deep center. One out.

- Hatcher flies out to left. Two outs.

- Skinner grounds out to second. Inning over.

- END of 4 - Ole Miss 2, MSU 1

TOP of 5 - Ole Miss batting

- Gonzalez fouled out to third. One out.

- Chatagnier strikes out swinging. Two outs.

- Graham flies out to center. Inning over.

- MID 5 - Ole Miss 2, MSU 1

BOTTOM of 5 - MSU batting

- Forsythe flies out to center. One out.

- Dubrule strikes out swinging. Two outs.

- Jordan with a home run to right. MSU ties the game 2-2. 

- Allen walks. Runner at first, two outs.

- James flies out to center. Inning over.

- END of 5 - MSU 2, Ole Miss 2

TOP of 6 - Ole Miss batting

- Dunhurst strikes out swinging. One out.

- Bench grounds out to third. Two outs.

- McCants walks. Runner at first, two outs.

- Leatherwood with a two-run homer deep over the right-field wall. Ole Miss leads 4-2.

- Baker struck out looking. Inning over.

- MID 6 - Ole Miss 4, MSU 2

BOTTOM of 6 - MSU batting

- Hancock flies out to left. One out.

- Ole Miss to the bullpen. Josh Mallitz coming on to pitch.

- Tanner singles to center. Runner at first, one out.

- Hatcher singles to right. Tanner gets to third. Runners at first and third, one out.

- Skinner singles to right. Tanner scores. MSU now trails just 4-3. Hatcher up to second. Runners at first and second, one out.

- Ole Miss to the bullpen. Austin Miller on to pitch.

- Forsythe strikes out looking. Two outs, runners still at first and second.

- Dubrule singles to left. Hatcher scores. It's tied up 4-4. Skinner up to second. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Jordan with a slow roller to short and it's an infield single. Skinner up to third, Dubrule up to second. Bases loaded, two outs.

- Ole Miss to the bullpen. Taylor Broadway on to pitch.

- Tanner Allen with a bases-clearing triple to the right-center gap. Three runs score. Dogs lead 7-4. Runner at third, two outs.

- James strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- END of 6 - MSU 7, Ole Miss 4

TOP of 7 - Ole Miss batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Parker Stinnett now pitching.

- Van Cleve doubles to left-center. Runner at second, no outs.

- Gonzalez flies out to left. One out, runner still at second.

- Chatagnier hit by pitch. Runners at first and second, one out.

- Graham grounds out to first. Runners move up to second and third with two outs.

- Dunhurst walks. Bases loaded, two outs.

- Bench grounds to third and it's a fielder's choice with MSU getting the out at second. Inning over.

- MID 7 - MSU 7, Ole Miss 4

BOTTOM of 7 - MSU batting

- Hancock flies out to center. One out.

- Logan Tanner doubles off the wall in left. Runner at second, one out.

- Hatcher grounds out to first. Tanner moves up to third. Runner at third, two outs.

- Skinner grounds out to first. Inning over.

- END of 7 - MSU 7, Ole Miss 4

TOP of 8 - Ole Miss batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Brandon Smith now pitching.

- McCants grounds out to second. One out.

- Leatherwood strikes out swinging. Two outs.

- Baker singles to center. Runner at first, two outs.

- Van Cleve grounds to third. Kamren James bobbles it, then throws it away at first. Error. First baseman Josh Hatcher and Van Cleve collide. In all the happenings, Baker scores. MSU lead is now 7-5. Van Cleve winds up at second. Runner at second, two outs.

- Gonzalez grounds out to second. Inning over.

- MID 8 - MSU 7, Ole Miss 5

BOTTOM of 8 - MSU batting

- Forsythe grounds out to short. One out.

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

- Jordan singles to center. Dubrule to second. Runners at first and second, one out.

- Allen flies out to left. Runners still at first and second, two outs.

- James grounds out to third. Inning over.

- END of 8 - MSU 7, Ole Miss 5

TOP of 9 - Ole Miss batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Landon Sims on to pitch.

- Chatagnier strikes out swinging. One out.

- Graham flied out to left. Two outs.

- Dunhurst grounds to short and Forsythe bobbles it. Error. Dunhurst reaches. Runner at first, two outs.

- Bench grounds to short and it's a fielder's choice as MSU gets the out at second. Ballgame.

FINAL: Mississippi State 7, Ole Miss 5

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