LIVE BASEBALL UPDATES: Kentucky at Mississippi State (Friday, 4-2-21)

Bulldogs try to clinch a series win over the Wildcats
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After an 8-1 win on Thursday night, No. 8 Mississippi State is looking to clinch a series win over Kentucky. The Bulldogs and the Wildcats are set for a 6 p.m. central game at Dudy Noble Field on Friday. 

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Here are your starting lineups:

Kentucky Wildcats (18-5, 5-2)

  1. Austin Schultz - CF
  2. Coltyn Kessler - C
  3. John Rhodes - RF
  4. T.J. Collett - 1B
  5. Reuben Church - 3B
  6. Oraj Anu - DH
  7. Chase Estep - 2B
  8. Ryan Ritter - SS
  9. Cam Hill - LF

Cole Stupp - P

No. 8 Mississippi State Bulldogs (18-7, 3-4)

  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. Scotty Dubrule - 2B
  9. Lane Forsythe- SS

Will Bednar - P

Alright, let's play ball!

TOP of 1 - Kentucky batting

- Schultz strikes out swinging. One out.

- Kessler strikes out swinging. Two outs.

- Rhodes singles to left. Runner at first, two outs.

- Collett strikes out looking. Inning over.

- MID 1 - MSU 0, Kentucky 0

BOTTOM of 1 - MSU batting

- Skinner struck out swinging. One out.

- Jordan grounds out to the pitcher. Two outs.

- Allen hit by a pitch. Runner at first, two outs.

- James lines out to left (great diving catch by Kentucky left fielder). Inning over.

- END of 1 - MSU 0, Kentucky 0

TOP of 2 - Kentucky batting

- Church strikes out looking. One out.

- Anu strikes out looking. Two outs.

- Estep grounds out to short. Inning over.

- MID 2 - MSU 0, Kentucky 0

BOTTOM of 2 - MSU batting

- Hancock grounds out to second. One out.

- Tanner strikes out swinging. Two outs.

- Hatcher grounds out to short. Inning over.

- END of 2 - MSU 0, Kentucky 0

TOP of 3 - Kentucky batting

- Ritter strikes out swinging. One out.

- Hill flies out to left. Two outs.

- Schultz strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 3 - MSU 0, Kentucky 0

BOTTOM of 3 - MSU batting

- Dubrule grounds out to second. One out.

- Forsythe grounds out to second. Two outs.

- Skinner strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- END of 3 - MSU 0, Kentucky 0

TOP of 4 - Kentucky batting

- Kessler flies out to deep left. One out.

- Rhodes doubles to right. Runner at second, one out.

- Collett with a two-run home run to straght-away centerfield. Kentucky leads 2-0.

- Church struck out swinging. Two outs.

- Anu strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 4 - Kentucky 2, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 4 - MSU batting

- Rowdey Jordan singles to right. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Allen strikes out looking. One out, runner at first.

- James singles to center. Jordan moves up to second. Runners at first and second, one out.

- Hancock grounds out to first. Jordan moves up to third and James moves up to second. Runners at second and third, two outs.

- Tanner grounds out to third. Inning over.

- END of 4 - Kentucky 2, MSU 0

TOP of 5 - Kentucky batting 

- Estep grounds to short and it goes right under Lane Forsythe's glove. Error. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Ritter with a sacrifice bunt. He's out at first. Estep advances to second. Runner at second, one out.

- Hill flies out to center. Two outs. Runner at second.

- Schultz grounds out to third. Inning over.

- MID 5 - Kentucky 2, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 5 - MSU batting

- Hatcher grounds out to second. One out.

- Dubrule grounds out to second. Two outs.

- Forsythe grounds out to short. Inning over.

- END of 5 - Kentucky 2, MSU 0

TOP of 6 - Kentucky batting

- Kessler walks. Runner at first, no outs.

- Kessler moves to second on a wild pitch. Runner at second, no outs.

- Rhodes grounds out to first. Kessler moves up to third. Runner at third, one out.

- Collett is intentionally walked. Runners at first and third, one out.

- Church strikes out looking. Runners at first and third, two outs.

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

- MID 6 - Kentucky 2, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 6 - MSU batting

- Skinner walks. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Jordan fly ball to left field. Appeared the left fielder lost it and it drops. Ruled a hit. Skinner to second. Runners at first and second, no outs.

- Tanner Allen single to right. Skinner scores on an great dodge of the tag at home plate. Jordan up to third base. They're reviewing the play at the plate though.....And he's indeed safe. Kentucky's lead is cut to 2-1. Runners at first and third, no outs.

- Kamren James lines out to third. One out, runners still at first and third, although they're now reviewing to see if Allen made it back to first as Kentucky tried to double him off...And he is indeed safe. Runners at first and third, one out.

- Luke Hancock sacrifice fly to left field. Jordan scores. Tie game 2-2. Runner still at first, two outs.

- Tanner grounds to short. Fielder's choice. Allen out at second. Inning over.

- END of 6 - MSU 2, Kentucky 2

TOP of 7 - Kentucky batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Cameron Tullar now pitching.

- Estep lines out to short. One out.

- Ritter flies out to right. Two outs.

- Hill grounds out to second. Inning over.

- MID 7 - MSU 2, Kentucky 2

BOTTOM of 7 - MSU batting

- Hatcher flies out to center. One out.

- Dubrule strikes out swinging. Two out.

- Forsythe singles to left. Runner at first, two outs.

- Skinner grounds out to first. Inning over.

- END of 7 - MSU 2, Kentucky 2

TOP of 8 - Kentucky batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Landon Sims now pitching.

- Schultz struck out looking. One out.

- Kessler grounds out to short. Great diving stop and throw by Lane Forsythe. Two outs. 

- Rhodes strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 8 - MSU 2, Kentucky 2

BOTTOM of 8 - MSU batting

- Rowdey Jordan single to right. Runner at first, nobody out.

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

- Kentucky to the bullpen. Holt Jones on to pitch.

- Wild pitch. Jordan advances to third. Allen up to second. Runners at second and third, no outs.

- Kamren James fouls out. Runners hold. One out, runners second and third.

- Luke Hancock sacrifice fly to right. Jordan scores. MSU now leads 3-2. Allen up to third. Runner at third, two outs.

- Logan Tanner grounds out to second. Inning over.

- END of 8 - MSU 3, Kentucky 2

TOP of 9 - Kentucky batting

- Tanner Leggett takes over at third for MSU. Drew McGowan takes over in RF.

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

- Zeke Lewis pinch hits for Church – Lewis sacrifice bunt. Collett advances to second. Lewis out at first. Runner at second, one out.

- Anu pops up to the middle of the infield and it ends up dropping between everyone. Ruled a hit. Runner holds at second. Runners first and second, one out.

- Grounder back to pitcher and it's a double play. 1-6-3. Ballgame.

FINAL: Mississippi State 3, Arkansas 2

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