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WTVA Friday night sportscast

June 22, 2018

Posted: Fri Jun 22 21:06:50 PDT 2018
Updated: Fri Jun 22 21:06:50 PDT 2018

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mississippi state returned to action this afternoon in omaha. the bulldogs got their first of two potential cracks at oregon state, the highest seeded team in the bracket... msu needs one win to advance into the cws championship series... check out these beaver fans dissing the rally banana.....disresp ectful.... dogs strike first in the top of the first... hunter stovall lines one into centerfield..... jack anderson can't squeeze it, jake mangum scores and the bulldogs take a one nothing lead.... the beavers knot it up in the bottom of the first, but msu limits the damage.... watch this! adley rutchman chops one back to jacob billingsley.... then the beavers fall asleep on the basepaths....or it was a hit and run gone bad... nevertheless, msu gets the two lead runners and hold oregon state to one run in the frame... but the bottom falls out for the bulldogs in the bottom of the 2nd.... adley rutchman drives in two with a base-hit to left... part of a 5 run inning for oregon state... the beavers take this one, 12-2 they'll play again tomorrow at 7 pm. arkansas beat florida 5-2 and advances to the championship series. wtva sports director jim holder is in omaha and joins us now with a recap. jim holder/omaha, ne: "on friday, oregon state became the second team in college world series history to score at least eleven runs in three consecutive games here in omaha, for mississippi state, their first loss of this year's college world series after winning the first two games." justin foscue/msu third baseman: "i mean, they're just a good ballclub, they've got a lot of great guys in their lineup that can have high averages, and we made good pitches, but they made better swings on it, and they did that throughout the whole game, and we just couldn't catch up, they were just very consistent throughout the game, and they put up a lot of runs, we just couldn't catch him." gary henderson/msu head coach: "yeah, it's a really talented group, you gotta be on, you gotta do a really good job of getting ahead and staying down and mixing pitches, and we just didn't do a very good job of that." luke alexander/msu shortstop: "i'd say we're pretty good in elimination games so far this year, so we're just gonna go ahead and look forward to that game, forget about this game, and just move on." jim holder/omaha, ne: "by the way, gary henderson says ethan small will start on the mound for the diamond dogs on saturday. small was making some news, even though he wasn't pitching, on friday. he was hit during batting practice on his arm, but small says he's good to go for saturday." ethan small/expected to start saturday: "aw, i was good to go today. i would have been fine, anyway. at this point, it's me goingthere competing for my team, i don't care when it is, i just wanna win." jim holder/omaha, ne: "so mississippi state faces elimination on saturday, but the diamond dogs are 5-0 so far in the ncaa tournament when facing elimination, so you could say perhaps the bulldogs have the beavers right where they want them. we'll see. reporting from omaha, jim holder, wtva 9 sports." the nba draft was last night. the cleveland cavaliers selected alabama's collin sexton with the 8th overall pick. sexton's immediate success will hinge on the king's next decision. lebron james can opt out of his contract on july 1st and become a free agent. sexton was asked what it would mean to play with lbj... collin sexton: 'it means a whole lot, just because he's on of the best players to ever play basketball and just being able to come in and learn from him, it'll be big for me and big for my growth, so.' yahoo sports reports malik newman signed with the lakers as an undrafted free agent... that's sports,
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