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Diamond Dawgs drop series finale at Arkansas

After MSU starting pitcher JT Ginn allowed just two base runners over the first four innings, Arkansas pushed a run across with a pair of singles in the fifth. The Razorbacks scored eight runs in the sixth inning against three Bulldog pitchers and added a run in the seventh to push out to a 10-0 lead.

Posted: Apr 20, 2019 8:56 PM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (MSU Athletics/WTVA) - A scoreless game was broken up in the fifth, with Arkansas scoring 10 runs between the fifth and seventh innings, as the No. 3 Mississippi State baseball program fell in the series finale, 10-2, on Saturday (April 20) afternoon at Baum-Walker Stadium.

After MSU starting pitcher JT Ginn allowed just two base runners over the first four innings, Arkansas pushed a run across with a pair of singles in the fifth. The Razorbacks scored eight runs in the sixth inning against three Bulldog pitchers and added a run in the seventh to push out to a 10-0 lead. Sophomore Rowdey Jordan plated a pair of runs in the ninth inning to account for the 10-2 final.

Ginn (7-2) threw five innings and allowed three runs – two earned – on five hits. He walked two and struck out four in the loss.

At the plate, sophomore Tanner Allen reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Freshman Hayden Jones added a hit in a pinch-hit appearance in the ninth inning and scored a run. Sophomore Rowdey Jordan singled and drove in two RBIs in the game.

Quotable
Head Coach Chris Lemonis
On the weekend results
"We lost a tough game on Thursday night and these last two games [we just got beat]. I thought we got a good start [from JT Ginn] today, but we are just not doing enough to win right now. Hopefully, we can get back, get to work and start playing good baseball [down the stretch].

Quick Hitters
Mississippi State
JT Ginn – Struck out four in five innings of work. Allowed three runs – two earned – on five hits, with one walk.
Tanner Allen – Posted a 2-for-3 game with a walk and a run scored.
Hayden Jones – Collected a hit in a pinch-hit appearance and scored a run.

Arkansas
Connor Noland – Threw a career-high 7 2/3 innings without allowing a run. Stuck out five and didn't issue a walk, while allowing four hits.
Jacod Nesbit – Drove in four runs on a 2-for-4 day at the plate.

Scoring Recap
Bottom Fifth
After a leadoff single, Jordan McFarland was moved to second on a ground out, before coming in to score on a one-out base hit from Jacob Nesbit.
Arkansas 1, Mississippi State 0

Bottom Sixth
A leadoff double was followed by a walk from starting pitcher JT Ginn. Trysten Barlow entered the game and got a ground out, before a walk loaded the bases and a hit-by-pitch pushed the first run of the inning across. After an error allowed two more runs two score, Nesbit hit a three-run home run. A walk followed and Trevor Ezell doubled to plate the seventh run of the frame, before an RBI groundout from Matt Goodheart capped the scoring.
Arkansas 9, Mississippi State 0

Bottom Seventh
A leadoff single came around to score on a Casey Opitz base hit.
Arkansas 10, Mississippi State 0

Top Ninth
Five-straight Bulldogs reached with one out, starting with a walk to Tanner Allen and a single by pinch hitter Hayden Jones. A walk to Justin Foscue loaded the bases and Rowdey Jordan singled to drive in two RBIs.
Arkansas 10, Mississippi State 2

Up Next
Mississippi State will face Ole Miss on Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi in the annual Governor's Cup game. Following the neutral site meeting with the Rebels, the Diamond Dawgs will host Georgia in a three-game series from April 26-28.

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