LIVE BASEBALL UPDATES: Mississippi State vs. Texas Tech

The Bulldogs and Red Raiders play on the final day of the State Farm College Showdown
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Both No. 7 Mississippi State and No. 3 Texas Tech are determined to close out the State Farm College Showdown on a winning note. The Bulldogs and Red Raiders face off on Monday to see who'll be leaving Arlington, Texas, smiling.

For MSU, it'll be trying for its second win of the three-day event. The Bulldogs defeated Texas on Saturday before dropping a game to TCU on Sunday. The Red Raiders are winless headed into Monday's game after having lost to Arkansas on Saturday and Ole Miss on Sunday.

Can MSU clinch a winning record at the State Farm College Showdown? Or will Texas Tech claim its first victory of the year? Check back here (or stay here and refresh your browser) throughout the game for live updates. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. central.

Mississippi State huddles prior to Sunday's game. MSU is looking for its second win of the season on Monday as the Bulldogs battle Texas Tech. (Photo courtesy of Mississippi State media relations)

Mississippi State huddles prior to Sunday's game. MSU is looking for its second win of the season on Monday as the Bulldogs battle Texas Tech. (Photo courtesy of Mississippi State media relations)

Here are your starting lineups. MSU is the visiting team for today's game.

No. 7 Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-1)

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

Jackson Fristoe - P

No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders (0-2)

  1. Dylan Neuse - CF
  2. Cal Conley - SS
  3. Easton Murrell - RF
  4. Dru Baker - LF
  5. Jace Jung - 2B
  6. Cole Stilwell - DH
  7. Nate Rombach - 1B
  8. Braxton Fulford - C
  9. Parker Kelly - 3B

Mason Montgomery - P

MSU lineup notes: No change from MSU's Sunday lineup. Somewhat surprising that in none of the three games this weekend has freshman Kellum Clark been in the lineup. State head coach Chris Lemonis noted multiple times before the season he had to find a way to get Clark's bat in the order. Could for sure still happen this season, but didn't happen at the State Farm College Showdown. And you'll note Will Bednar isn't pitching. He was scheduled to start Sunday, was scratched because of neck soreness, and now won't start today either. Instead, it's the highly-anticipated debut of freshman right-hander Jackson Fristoe. Alright, it's about time to play ball. Be sure to refresh your browser for all the latest updates!

TOP of 1 - MSU batting

- Rowdey Jordan works a full count, but strikes out swinging. One out and we're underway.

- Kamren James flies out to center. Two down.

- Tanner Allen goes down looking. Good start for Texas Tech's Mason Montgomery. Inning over.

- MID 1 - MSU 0, Texas Tech 0

BOTTOM of 1 - Texas Tech batting

- Neuse gets a leadoff walk. Runner at first, nobody out.

- Conley strikes out swinging. First career K for Fristoe. One out, runner at first.

- Neuse caught tying to steal second. Two out, nobody on.

- Murrell draws a walk. Runner at first, two outs.

- Baker strikes out. Inning over.

- END of 1 - MSU 0, Texas Tech 0

TOP of 2 - MSU batting

- Logan Tanner grounds out to third. One out.

- Josh Hatcher flies out to center. Two out.

- Luke Hancock walks. Hancock just keeps having good ABs for the Dogs. Runner at first. Two outs.

- Scotty Dubrule singles to center. Hancock all the way around to third. Runners at first and third with two outs for MSU.

- Brad Cumbest RBI single up the middle. Hancock scores. Dubrule out trying to make it to third. Inning over, but it's 1-0 MSU.

- MID 2 - MSU 1, Texas Tech 0

BOTTOM of 2 - Texas Tech batting

- Jung bunts back to the mound and is thrown out. One out.

- Stilwell hit by pitch. Runner at first. One out.

- Rombach strikes out swinging. Two outs and runner still at first.

- Fulford with a hard-hit ball to deep center but it's caught. Inning over.

-END of 2 - MSU 1, Texas Tech 0

TOP of 3 - MSU batting

- Landon Jordan flies out to center. One out.

- Rowdey Jordan grounds out to third. Two out.

- Kamren James grounds out to short. Inning over.

- MID 3 - MSU 1, Texas Tech 0

BOTTOM of 3 - Texas Tech batting

- Kelly fouls out to first. One out.

- Neuse is hit by a pitch. Runner at first with one out.

- Conley hit what looked like would be a double in right-centerfield but instead, MSU's Rowdey Jordan with a fantastic running catch. Two out. Runner still at first.

- Murrell walks. Runners at first and second with two outs for Texas Tech.

- Baker strikes out swinging. Inning over. Fristoe has been a little wild for MSU, but man, you can see the potential.

- END of 3 - MSU 1, Texas Tech 0

TOP of 4 - MSU batting

- Leadoff walk for Tanner Allen. Runner at first with no outs.

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

- Josh Hatcher with a hard-hit single to center. Runner at first with two outs.

- Luke Hancock hits it hard to deep right, but it's caught and the inning is over.

- MID 4 - MSU 1, Texas Tech 0

BOTTOM of 4 - Texas Tech batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Cameron Tullar replaces Jackson Fristoe. Fristoe with three scoreless, hitless innings in his MSU debut.

- Jung singles to left. Runner at first with nobody out.

- Stilwell flies out to center. One out. Runner still at first.

- Rombach lines out to shortstop. Two out. Runner still at first.

- Fulford doubles to left. Jung all the way around from first to score and it's a tie game at 1-1. Runner at second with two out.

- Kelly strikes out looking. Inning over.

- END of 4 - MSU 1, Texas Tech 1

TOP of 5 - MSU batting

- Texas Tech to the bullpen. Chase Hampton replaces Mason Montgomery on the mound.

- Scotty Dubrule walks. Runner at first with nobody out.

- Drew McGowan pinch hitting for Brad Cumbest. McGowan grounds it to the first baseman and he bobbles it. Dubrule to second. McGowan reaches. Runners at first and second with nobody out.

- Landon Jordan grounds to first and Rombach just steps on the bag. Runners move up to second and third with one out.

- Rowdey Jordan with a base hit to right. Both Dubrule and McGowan score. It's 3-1 MSU. Runner at first with one out.

- Kamren James fouls out to third. Two outs and runner still at first.

- Tanner Allen strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 5 - MSU 3, Texas Tech 1

BOTTOM of 5 - Texas Tech batting

- Neuse walks. Runner at first, no outs.

- Conley strikes out looking. One out. Runner still at first.

- Murrell walks. Runners at first and second with one out.

- Baker hits one down the 3B line. Landon Jordan dives and deflects it. It rolls into foul territory and it's a single that drives in a run. MSU lead now cut to 3-2. Texas Tech with runners at first and second and one out.

- Now Jung walks and Texas Tech has the bases loaded with only one out.

- Mississippi State going to the bullpen. Carlisle Koestler coming on to pitch for the Bulldogs. He of course inherits a bases-loaded situation with one out.

- Koestler throws a wild pitch. Run scores. Tie game at 3-3. Texas Tech still has runners at second and third and only one out.

- Stilwell with an RBI single to center. Texas Tech takes a 4-3 lead. Runners at first and third with just one out.

- Rombach strikes out. Two outs and runners still at first and third.

- Fulford hit by a pitch. Texas Tech has the bases loaded with two outs.

- Kelly strikes out swinging. Ball gets away, but Logan Tanner picks it up and steps on the plate for the force out to end the inning.

- END of 5  - Texas Tech 4, MSU 3

TOP of 6 - MSU batting

- Tanner Allen lines out to right. One out.

- Josh Hatcher walks. Runner at first with one out.

- Luke Hancock with a two-run homer and the Bulldogs are right back in front. It's 5-4 MSU.

- Scotty Dubrule grounds out. Two out.

- Drew McGowan flies out to left. Inning over.

- MID 6 - MSU 5, Texas Tech 4

BOTTOM of 6 - Texas Tech batting

- Neuse walks. Runner at first with no outs.

- Conley hits one to short. Might should've been a play made by MSU's Kamren James but it's ruled a single. Neuse to third on the play. Runners first and third with no outs.

- Murrell strikes out swinging. One out. Runners still at first and third.

- Baker with a grounder to third. MSU tries to turn two but Baker is safe at first after Conley is out at second. Neuse scores and it's tied 5-5. Runner at first with two outs.

- Jung walks. Runners at first and second with two outs.

- Stilwell hit by pitch. Bases loaded with two outs.

- Rombach strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- END of 6 - MSU 5, Texas Tech 5

TOP of 7 - MSU batting

- Texas Tech to the bullpen. Jamie Hitt on to pitch in relief of Chase Hampton.

- Landon Jordan doubles down the right-field line. Runner at second with nobody out.

- Rowdey Jordan grounds out to third. Landon Jordan stays at second with one out.

- Kamren James flies out to centerfield. Two out. Runner still at second.

- Tanner Allen grounds out to second. Inning over.

- MID 7 - MSU 5, Texas Tech 5

BOTTOM of 7 - Texas Tech batting

- Fulford strikes out swinging. One out.

- Kelly strikes out looking. Two out.

- Neuse grounds out to shortstop. Inning over.

- END of 7 - MSU 5, Texas Tech 5

TOP of 8 - MSU batting

- Logan Tanner hits one to third and can't be fielded cleanly. It's ruled a hit. MSU runner at first with nobody out.

- Josh Hatcher strikes out swinging. One out. Runner still at first.

- Wild pitch. Tanner gets to second base with one out.

- Luke Hancock grounds out to first. Two outs. Tanner gets to third base.

- Scotty Dubrule with a slow roller to second base and it ends up being an infield single that drives in Tanner. MSU retakes the lead. It's now 6-5. Runner at first with two outs now.

- Scotty Dubrule is caught trying to steal second base. Inning over.

- MID 8 - MSU 6, Texas Tech 5

BOTTOM of 8 - Texas Tech batting

- MSU to the bullpen. K.C. Hunt replaces Carlisle Koestler.

- Conley with a slow roller towards first and it's an infield single. Runner at first with nobody out.

- Murrell grounds to shortstop and it's a 6-4-3 double play. Two outs it looks like...but it is being reviewed....And it is indeed two outs. Nobody on base.

- Baker grounds out to second. Inning over.

- END of 8 - MSU 6, Texas Tech 5

TOP of 9 - MSU batting

- Drew McGowan walks. Runner at first. No outs.

- Landon Jordan grounds to the right side. He's out at first. McGowan advances to second base. One out.

- Rowdey Jordan hits one to left. Baker dives and can't get it. Gets by him. It's a triple. McGowan scores. MSU extends its lead to 7-5. Runner at third. One out.

- Texas Tech to the bullpen. Chase Webster on to pitch in place of Jamie Hitt.

- Kamren James with a fly to right field and no one can get to it. It's a single. Rowdey Jordan scores. MSU now leads 8-5. James at first with one out.

- Tanner Allen walks. James advances to second. Runners first and second with one out.

- Logan Tanner with a slow grounder to short. Only play is at first. Tanner is out. Runners move up to second and third with two outs.

- Texas Tech back to the bullpen. Derek Bridges now pitching.

- Josh Hatcher with a high chopper fielded by the pitcher Bridges. No play at first, so one run scores. Then State adds another run as Allen tries to score and the throw home is wild. MSU now leads 10-5. Hatcher got all the way to second with two outs.

- Luke Hancock with an RBI single to center. Hatcher scores. MSU now up 11-5. Two outs and a runner at first.

- Dubrule strikes out swinging. Inning over.

- MID 9 - MSU 11, Texas Tech 5

BOTTOM of 9 - Texas Tech batting

- MSU to the bullpen. Spencer Price on to pitch for the Bulldogs.

- Jung walks. Runner at first with nobody out.

- Stilwell walks. Runners at first and second with nobody out.

- Rombach strikes out swinging. One out and runners still at first and second.

- Wild pitch advances both runners. Runners at second and third with one out.

- Fulford strikes out swinging. Two outs. Runners on second and third.

- Woodcox is pinch hitting for Kelly

- Woodcox strikes out swinging. Ball gets away but Woodcox is thrown out at first and that'll do it.

FINAL: Mississippi State 11, Texas Tech 5

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