For the 3rd straight season, #8 Mississippi State faced off with #12 Texas Tech in a neutral site contest and for the 4th time in those three seasons, State came away with a victory, 11-5 over the Red Raiders to close out the State Farm College Baseball Showdown for the Dawgs.
The lead changed hands 3 times in the game and entered the 9th inning with State holding a one-run lead, 6-5. The Dawgs exploded for 5 runs in the ninth, which included a Rowdey Jordan RBI triple to start the scoring in the frame. Rowdey Jordan and Luke Hancock each plated 3 RBIs in the game, with Hancock launching his 2nd home run of the season to lead of the Mississippi State offense. Jordan was 2-for-5 with 2 extra base hits to go along with his 3 RBIs and one run scored. Hancock was on base three times in the game, adding a single and a walk to his home run.
In his first career appearance at MSU, true freshman Jackson Fristoe worked 3 innings of scoreless baseball in the no decision. He didn’t allow a hit and struck out 4 in the outing, which included 3 walks and 2 hit batters.
Mississippi State head baseball coach Chris Lemonis met with the media following the game. Hear what he had to say right here. Video is courtesy of the SEC.