LIVE BASEBALL UPDATES: Ole Miss at Mississippi State (Saturday, 4-17-21)

The Bulldogs are going for the series win over the Rebels
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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 Saturday with MSU looking to capture the series after Friday's 5-2 win. Keep it tuned right here to Cowbell Corner for live updates. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. central and updates will begin then.

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Here are your starting lineups:

No. 6 Ole Miss Rebels (25-9, 8-5)

  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

Doug Nikhazy - P

No. 4 Mississippi State Bulldogs (26-7, 9-4)

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

Will Bednar - P

Alright, let's play ball!

TOP of 1 - Ole Miss batting

- Gonzalez walks. Runner at first, no outs.

- Chatagnier flied out to center. Runner still at first, one out.

- Graham grounds out to short. Gonzalez moves up to second. Two outs.

- Dunhurst doubles to right. Gonzalez scores. Ole Miss leads 1-0. Runner at second, two outs.

- Bench strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 1 - Ole Miss 1, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 1 - MSU batting

- Jordan grounds out to pitcher. One out.

- Allen flies out to left. Two outs.

- Kamren James walks. Runner at first, two outs.

- Hancock strikes out looking. Inning over.

- END of 1 - Ole Miss 1, MSU 0

TOP of 2 - Ole Miss batting

- T.J. McCants triples to center. Runner at third, no outs.

- Leatherwood strikes out looking. Runner still at third, one out.

- Baker doubles to center. McCants scores. Ole Miss takes a 2-0 lead. Runner at second, one out.

- Harris strikes out swinging. Runner still at second, two outs.

- Gonzalez walks. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Chatagnier strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 2 - Ole Miss 2, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 2 - MSU batting

- Tanner strikes out looking. One out.

- Skinner strikes out swinging. Two outs.

- Cumbest strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- END of 2 - Ole Miss 2, MSU 0

TOP of 3 - Ole Miss batting

- Graham singles to right. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Dunhurst with a high chopper into right for a single. Graham advances to third. Runners at first and third with no outs.

- Bench grounds to third. Fielder's choice as Dunhurst is thrown out at second. Graham scores on the play. It's 3-0 Ole Miss. Bench at first. One out.

- McCants grounds to third and it's a double play. 5-4-3. Inning over.

- MID 3 - Ole Miss 3, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 3 - MSU batting

- Dubrule struck out swinging. One out.

- Forsythe struck out looking. Two outs.

- Jordan grounds out to third. Inning over.

- END of 3 - Ole Miss 3, MSU 0

TOP of 4 - Ole Miss batting

- Leatherwood with a solo home run to right-center. It's 4-0 Ole Miss.

- Baker hit by pitch. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Harris singles to left-center. Baker advances up to third and Harris gets to second on the throw to third. Runners at second and third with no outs.

- MSU to the bullpen. Cam Tullar on to pitch.

- Gonzalez with a sacrifice fly to right. Baker scores. It's 5-0 Ole Miss. Harris advances to third. One out.

- Chatagnier singles to center. Harris scores. It's 6-0 Ole Miss. Runner at first, one out.

- Graham flied out to right. Runner still at first, two outs.

- Dunhurst strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 4 - Ole Miss 6, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 4 - MSU batting

- Allen struck out looking. One out.

- James struck out swinging. Two outs.

- Hancock fouled out to short. Inning over.

- END of 4 - Ole Miss 6, MSU 0

TOP of 5 - Ole Miss batting

- Bench singles to right. Runner at first, no outs.

- McCants singled to center. Bench advances to third. Runners at first and third, no outs.

- Leatherwood strikes out looking. Runners at first and third, one out.

- Baker with a bloop single to right-center. Bench scores. It's 7-0 Ole Miss. McCants up to second. Runners at first and second, one out.

- Ben Van Cleve pinch hits for Harris – Van Cleve doubles to right. McCants scores. It's 8-0 Ole Miss. Baker to third. Runners at second and third, one out.

- Gonzalez grounds to first and Luke Hancock throws home and Baker is called out at the plate but it's being reviewed....He is indeed out at home. Van Cleve advances to third. Runners at first and third, two outs.

- Chatagnier flied out to center. Inning over.

- MID 5 - Ole Miss 8, MSU 0

- BOTTOM of 5 - MSU batting

- Tanner flies out to center. One out.

- Brayland Skinner singles to center (MSU's first hit). Runner at first, one out.

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

- Dubrule grounds to second. Fielder's choice, Skinner out at second. Inning over.

- END of 5 - Ole Miss 8, MSU 0

TOP of 6 - Ole Miss batting

- Graham lined out to second. One out.

- Dunhurst grounds out to first. Two outs.

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

- Bench gets to second on a wild pitch.

- McCants strikes out, but the ball gets away from the catcher so he reaches on the dropped third strike. Bench moves up to third. Runners at first and third, two outs.

- Leatherwood grounds to short. It's a fielder's choice. McCants out at second. Inning over.

- MID 6 - Ole Miss 8, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 6 - MSU batting

- Fosythe flies out to center. One out.

- Rowdey Jordan walks. Runner at first, one out.

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

- Snap throw down to first from the catcher picks off Rowdey Jordan and he's out. Inning over.

- END of 6 - Ole Miss 8, MSU 0

TOP of 7 - Ole Miss batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Mikey Tepper now pitching.

- Baker strikes out swinging. One out.

- Van Cleve singles to right. Runner at first, one out.

- Cade Sammons pinch runs for Van Cleve.

- Gonzalez doubles to right-center. Sammons scores. It's 9-0 Ole Miss. Runner at second, one out.

- Chatagnier flies out to left. Gonzalez tags up and advances to third. Runner at third, two out.

- Graham grounds out to first. Inning over.

- MID 7 - Ole Miss 9, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 7 - MSU batting

- John Rhys Plumlee now in right field for Ole Miss

- James grounds out to third. One out.

- Hancock fouls out to third. Two outs.

- Tanner strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- END of 7 - Ole Miss 9, MSU 0

TOP of 8 - Ole Miss batting

- Dunhurst singles to center. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Bench grounds to third. Fielder's choice with Dunhurst out at second. Bench safe at first. Runner at first, one out.

- McCants grounds to third. Fielder's choice with Bench out at second. McCants safe at first. Runner at first, two outs.

- Plumlee singles to center, McCants to second. Runners at first and second, two outs.

- Baker strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 8 - Ole Miss 9, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 8 - MSU batting

- Skinner strikes out looking. One out.

- Cumbest grounds out to short. Two outs.

- Tanner Leggett pinch hits for Dubrule – Leggett grounds out to third. Inning over.

- END of 8 - Ole Miss 9, MSU 0

TOP of 9 - Ole Miss batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Eric Cerantola now pitching.

- Sammons walks. Runner at first, no outs.

- Gonzalez grounds to first. Fielder's choice with Sammons out at second. Gonzalez reaches. Runner at first, one out.

- Chatagnier flies out to center. Runner still at first, two outs.

- Graham struck out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 9 - Ole Miss 9, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 9 - MSU batting

- Forsythe flies out to center. One out.

- Jordan strikes out swinging. Two outs.

- Allen struck out swinging. Ballgame.

FINAL: Ole Miss 9, Mississippi State 0

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