Bulldogs down Rebels to win Governor's Cup

MSU wins the Governor's Cup for the fourth straight year.

Posted: Apr 23, 2019 10:57 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2019 11:07 PM

PEARL, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics/Ole Miss Athletics) – In front of a stadium-record crowd, Mississippi State claimed its fourth straight Governor's Cup with an 8-1 victory over Ole Miss on Tuesday evening at Trustmark Park, home of the Mississippi Braves.

After the Rebels (27-15) took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, the Bulldogs (33-9) scored eight unanswered runs between the fifth and eighth innings, including a pair of three-run innings in the sixth and seventh.

After Ole Miss scratched across the first run of the contest, sophomore Rowdey Jordan knotted the score with a solo home run in the fifth. Sophomore Justin Foscue plated the next two runs with a two-RBI double down the right-field line in the sixth inning to give MSU the lead for good.

For his go-ahead RBI, Foscue earned Most Valuable Player honors for the 2019 Governor's Cup.

Grae Kessinger drove in the lone RBI for Ole Miss on a two-hit night. Kessinger has now reached base in 30 straight games.

Anthony Servideo reached base three times, with a single, double and walk. He scored Ole Miss' first run of the game.

A Trustmark Park stadium-record 8,638 fans saw the game.

Mississippi State will host Georgia in a three-game series starting on Friday at Dudy Noble Field.

Ole Miss will host Texas A&M in a three-game series starting Thursday at Swayze Field.

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