Growing up 40 miles from Dudy Noble Field, sophomore Luke Hancock is well aware that The Dude is a special place. On Saturday (Feb. 27) evening he left his mark with a walk-off grand slam that gave #5 Mississippi State a 9-5 win over Tulane to even the series.
The Diamond Dawg offense was powered by the home run on Saturday, as junior Tanner Allen hit his first home run of the season to start the scoring for MSU in the first inning and second-year freshman Kamren James led off the sixth inning with his second home run of the year.
The Diamond Dawgs will close out its series with Tulane at a new time on Sunday, February 28. The Bulldogs and Green Wave will now throw the first pitch in the rubber game of the three-game series at noon.
Mississippi State head baseball coach Chris Lemonis caught his breath after the game, but took time to talk with the media about the big win. Video is courtesy of the SEC.