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Mississippi State Outfielder Named SEC Co-Player of the Week

The talented sophomore earns his first SEC honor of the season.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Mississippi State Bulldogs finished last week 4-0 and are on a nine-game winning streak. Sophomore outfielder Dakota Jordan is a big reason for MSU's successful week. 

MSU started the week against Southern Miss in an important in-state matchup. After falling behind 4-0 in the first inning, the Bulldogs pitchers did not allow another run.

However, MSU desperately needed a big hit to take a lead over Southern Miss, and Jordan provided just that for the Bulldogs. The former Jackson Academy Raider had already driven in a pair of runs, but in the seventh inning, he hit the go-ahead home run. 

Jordan went to the opposite field and hit a home run in Trustmark Park, notorious for being a pitcher's ballpark. Jordan was not done with the long ball, as he hit another in the Bulldogs' 5-2 win over Evansville on Friday. 

The Canton, Mississippi native also drove in four runs on Friday. On Saturday, Jordan drove in four more runs and hit a mammoth home run that traveled 462 feet with an exit velocity of 111. 

In the series finale, Jordan hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and after that, he was intentionally walked three times. He finished the week with nine hits, four home runs, and 13 RBIs. 

It is a good sign for MSU that Jordan is getting hot with SEC play starting this weekend. Last year was just the beginning for Jordan, and he is starting to show that he is one of the most talented players ever to wear the maroon and white. 

Mississippi State will be back in action tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT against South Alabama at Shuckers Ballpark in Biloxi, Mississippi.