LIVE BASEBALL UPDATES: Texas A&M at Mississippi State (Saturday, 5-1-21)

The Bulldogs and Aggies battle in a doubleheader
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With a 3-2 win earlier on Saturday, No. 6 Mississippi State is going for a doubleheader and series sweep over Texas A&M. 

The Bulldogs and Aggies wrap up their weekend set with a 6 p.m. central game in Saturday's nightcap. FOR COVERAGE OF SATURDAY'S FIRST GAME, CLICK HERE and read about how MSU overcame offensive struggles to squeak out a one-run win.

As for Saturday's second game, keep it tuned right here to Cowbell Corner for live updates of the action. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. central and updates will begin then.

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Here are your starting lineups:

Texas A&M Aggies (24-21, 5-15)

  1. Ray Alejo - CF
  2. Austin Bost - 1B
  3. Will Frizzell - DH
  4. Brett Minnich - LF
  5. Logan Britt - RF
  6. Bryce Blaum - 2B
  7. Zane Schmidt - 3B
  8. Mikey Hoehner - C
  9. Kalae Harrison - SS

Nathan Dettmer - P

No. 6 Mississippi State Bulldogs (31-10, 13-7)

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

Jackson Fristoe - P

Alright, let's play ball!

TOP of 1 - Texas A&M batting

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

- Bost flies out to right. One out, runner still at first.

- Frizzell singles to left. Alejo up to second. Runners at first and second, one out.

- Minnich walks. That loads the bases with just one out.

- Britt struck out swinging. Two outs, bases still loaded.

- Blaum pops out to second. Inning over.

- MID 1 - MSU 0, Texas A&M 0

BOTTOM of 1 - MSU batting

- Jordan grounds out to second. One out.

- Allen grounds to short and he beats it out at first. Infield single. Runner at first, one out.

- Allen caught stealing. Two outs, bases empty.

- James walks. Runner at first, two outs.

- Hancock strikes out looking. Inning over.

- END of 1 - MSU 0, Texas A&M 0

TOP of 2 - Texas A&M batting

- Schmidt strikes out swinging. One out.

- Hoehner walks. Runner at first, one out.

- Harrison strikes out swinging. Two outs, runner still at first.

- Alejo singles to right. Hoehner gets all the way to third. Runners at first and third, two outs.

- Bost singles to center. Hoehner scores. It's now 1-0 Texas A&M. Alejo gets to third. Runners at first and third, two outs.

- Frizzell singles to right. Alejo scores. It's now 2-0 Texas A&M. Bost gets to third. Runners at first and third, two outs.

- Minnich flies out to left. Inning over.

- MID 2 - Texas A&M 2, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 2 - MSU batting

- Logan Tanner singles to center. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Dubrule taps one back to the mound. Aggies get the force out at second. Dubrule reaches. Runner at first, one out.

- Brad Cumbest blasts a long home run to left-center. Two-run shot. Tie game, 2-2.

- Leggett strikes out swinging. Two outs.

- Forsythe lines out to second. Inning over.

- END of 2 - MSU 2, Texas A&M 2

TOP of 3 - Texas A&M batting

- Britt slow grounder to third and he beats the throw. Infield single. Runner at first, no outs.

- Blaum walks. Britt advances to second. Runners at first and second, no outs.

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

- Schmidt struck out swinging (foul bunt on two strikes). One out, runners at first and second.

- Wild pitch moves Britt up to third and Blaum up to second. Runners at second and third, one out.

- Hoehner grounds to short. Throw to first and he's out. Britt scores. Texas A&M takes a 3-2 lead. Blaum holds at second. Runner at second, two outs. However the play at first is being reviewed...And he's called safe at first. So the score is 3-2 A&M, now runners at first and second with one out.

– Harrison lines out to second and MSU doubles off Blaum at second base to end the inning. 

- MID 3 - Texas A&M 3, MSU 2

BOTTOM of 3 - MSU batting

- Jordan flies out to right. One out.

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

- James grounds out to third. Allen advances up to second. Runner at second, two outs.

- Luke Hancock RBI single to center. Allen scores. Tie game 3-3. Runner at first, two outs.

- Logan Tanner bloops a single into center. Hancock gets up to third. Runners at first and third, two outs.

- Dubrule grounds out to short. Inning over.

- END of 3 - MSU 3, Texas A&M 3

TOP of 4 - Texas A&M batting

- Alejo flied out to right. One out.

- Bost singles to left. Runner at first, one out.

- Frizzell grounds out to the right side of the infield into the shift. Then Bost tries to get to an uncovered third base, but MSU pitcher Houston Harding beats him there, takes a throw and tags Bost out. Double play. Inning over.

- MID 4 - MSU 3, Texas A&M 3

BOTTOM of 4 - MSU batting

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

- Cumbest steals second. Runner at second, no outs.

- Leggett grounds out to third. Cumbest holds at second. Runner at second, one out.

- Forsythe RBI double to left-center. Cumbest scores. MSU takes a 4-3 lead. Runner at second, one out.

- Jordan RBI single to right. Forsythe scores. MSU now leads 5-3. Runner at first, one out.

- Texas A&M to the bullpen. Chris Weber now pitching.

- Allen flies out to left. Two outs, runner still at first.

- James pops out to third. Inning over.

- END of 4 - MSU 5, Texas A&M 3

TOP of 5 - Texas A&M batting

- Minnich grounds to first and it ends up being an infield single. He's called safe, but it's under review...And he's ruled out. So one out and nobody on base.

- Britt flies out to left. Two outs.

- Blaum walks. Runner at first, two outs.

- Schmidt struck out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 5 - MSU 5, Texas A&M 3

BOTTOM of 5 - MSU batting

- Hancock grounds to the right side, diving stop by Texas A&M second baseman but it's a single for Hancock. Runner at first, no outs.

- Logan Tanner with a slow roller to second. He's thrown out at first. Hancock gets to second. Runner at second, one out.

- Dubrule flies out to center. Two outs, runner at second.

- Cumbest strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- END of 5 - MSU 5, Texas A&M 3

TOP of 6 - Texas A&M batting

- Hoehner grounds out to third. One out.

- Harrison struck out looking. Two outs.

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

- Bost lines out to left. Inning over.

- MID 6 - MSU 5, Texas A&M 3

BOTTOM of 6 - MSU batting

- Leggett grounds out to third. One out.

- Forsythe walks. Runner at first, one out.

- Jordan flies out to right. Runner still at first, two outs.

- Allen flies out to left. Inning over.

- END of 6 - MSU 5, Texas A&M 3

TOP of 7 - Texas A&M batting

- Frizzell grounds to the right side and it's an infield single. Runner at first, no outs.

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

- Britt flies out to deep center. Runner at first, two outs.

- Blaum walked. Frizzell advances to second. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Logan Sartori pinch hits for Schmidt – Sartori flies out to right field. Inning over.

- MID 7 - MSU 5, Texas A&M 3

BOTTOM of 7 - MSU batting

- Blaum now playing third for A&M. Ty Coleman now playing second.

- James flied out to left. One out.

- Hancock grounds out to second. Two outs.

- Tanner reaches on an error by the Texas A&M second baseman. Runner at first, two outs.

- Dubrule singles to left. Tanner up to second. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Cumbest RBI single to left. Tanner scores. MSU increases its lead to 6-3. Dubrule up to second. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Leggett with a hot smash to the left side that the Texas A&M third baseman can't field. Dubrule scores. It's now 7-3 MSU. Cumbest up to second. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Forsythe grounds to short. Aggies try to get the force out at second but Leggett is safe. Cumbest moves up to third. So the bases are loaded with two outs.

- Jordan two-run single to left. Cumbest and Leggett score. It's now 9-3 MSU. Forsythe is up to third. Jordan gets to second. Runners at second and third, two outs.

- Allen flies out to center. Inning over.

- END of 7 - MSU 9, Texas A&M 3

TOP of 8 - Texas A&M batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Mikey Tepper now pitching. Also, Cumbest moves to right field. Brayland Skinner now playing left field and Josh Hatcher now playing first base. Allen and Hancock are out of the game.

- Hoehner walked. Runner at first, no outs.

- Hoehner advances to second on a balk. Runner at second, no outs.

- Harrison grounds out to short. Hoehner advances to third. Runner at third, one out.

- Alejo walks. Runners at first and third, one out.

- MSU to the bullpen. Chase Patrick now pitching.

- Bost RBI single to right. Hoehner scores. Score is now MSU 9, Texas A&M 4. Alejo up to second. Runners at first and second, one out.

- Alejo and Bost move up on a wild pitch. Alejo to third, Bost to second. Runners at second and third, one out.

- Frizzell walks. That loads the bases with one out.

- MSU to the bullpen. Cam Tullar now pitching.

- Hunter Coleman pinch hits for Minnich – Coleman with a sacrifice fly to center. Alejo scores. It's now MSU 9, Texas A&M 5. Bost moves up to third. Runners at first and third, two outs.

- Britt strikes out looking. Inning over.

- MID 8 - MSU 9, Texas A&M 5

BOTTOM of 8 - MSU batting

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

- Hatcher grounds to short. It's a double play. James out at second, Hatcher out at first. Two outs, bases empty.

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

- Dubrule singles to right. Tanner advances to third. Runners on first and third, two outs.

- Cumbest walks. That loads the bases with two outs.

- Texas A&M to the bullpen. Chris Farrell now pitching.

- Leggett with an RBI bases-loaded walk. Tanner scores. MSU now leads 10-5. Bases still loaded, two outs.

- Forsythe grounds out to second. Inning over.

- END of 8 - MSU 10, Texas A&M 5

TOP of 9 - Texas A&M batting

- Blaum flies out to center. Great diving catch by MSU's Rowdey Jordan. One out.

- Bryan Sturges pinch hits for Coleman - Sturges flies out to left. Two out.

- Hoehner strikes out looking. Ballgame.

FINAL: Mississippi State 10, Texas A&M 5

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