STARKVILLE, Miss. – Team Cheese raced out to an early lead, by no means regarded again, and Gray pitchers held Team Goat hitless throughout the 5 innings enroute to an 8-5 win in Game 2 of the Mississippi State Fall World Series at Dudy Noble Field on an excellent Saturday afternoon.
Team Cheese, dressed in the visiting grey uniforms, jumped on best in the primary inning. A David Mershon stroll and a flooring unmarried again throughout the field by way of Dakota Jordan put two on with no person out. A groundout were given them to 2nd and 3rd and a wild pitch despatched Mershon scurrying house for the sport’s first run. But a strikeout and groundout ended any longer injury for Team Goat starter Bradley Loftin.
Back-to-back singles by way of Slate Alford and Bryce Chance to steer off the 3rd were given Team Cheese going once more. A Chance thieve of 2nd, and throwing error by way of Ross Highfill passed Cheese a 2-0 merit when Alford got here throughout house. Another Highfill throwing error driven Chance over to 3rd. After Loftin walked Jay Murdock to place runners on the corners, Loftin departed the hill in prefer of Nate Dohm. The tall proper passed switch from Ball State were given a double-play flooring out and a stuck stealing to flee the body.
A stroll and an error by way of Slate Alford put the primary two on in the ground of the 3rd in opposition to Cijntje. The switch-pitcher wriggled out of the jam with a strikeout on a failed sacrifice bunt try by way of Wil Hoyle and a lineout double-play off the bat of Connor Hujsak.
Hancock became on a 94 mile in step with hour fastball from Dohm for a double into the proper box nook beginning the Cheese fourth. Jay Murdock walked for the 3rd time and Cheese had runners on the corners. A Mershon flooring out saved the inning scoreless.
Logan Forsythe took over for Cijntje to begin the ground of the fourth. Consecutive walks to Lane Forsythe and Von Seibert began Logan’s body, and the Team Goat threatened once more. A flooring out, fly out and strikeout saved the Goat’s off the scoreboard.
Dakota Jordan spanked some other unmarried to middle to start out the 5th. Hancock walked to place two on and the gray-clad Cheesers have been taking a look to construct its lead. Jay Murdock drove house the fourth Cheese run with a unmarried to proper middle. After Mershon walked, Jordan were given his 2nd hit of the inning, a ringing double into the left-center box hole. All of a surprising Team Cheese had raced out to a 7-0 lead, and Team Goat was once nonetheless in search of its first hit. Left hander Cole Cheatham got here directly to rescue Dohm.
A throwing error David Mershon with Colton Ledbetter on 3rd accounted for Team Goat’s run in the ground of the 5th. Mershon made up for his blunder with a double over the 3rd base bag with two outs in the 6th.
Nate Chester greeted Brock Tapper with a double over the 3rd base bag, the primary Team Goat hit. Tapper had entered for the Grays in the ground of the 6th. Once the Goats began the hit parade, they made it depend. Connor Hujsak’s three-run homer off Tapper to the Left Field Lounge minimize the Cheese result in 7-5.
The Gray workforce got here proper again in the 7th. Consecutive singles by way of Hancock and Alford put two on with no person out in opposition to Cheatham. A stroll to Mershon loaded the bases with two long past, and a unfastened move on a 3-2 pitch drove in the 8th run.
Colby Holcombe took the mound for Team Cheese in the 7th. He struck out Von Seibert, Nate Chester and Ross Highfill round a two-out stroll.
Austin Tommasini labored the 8th for Team Goat. Holcombe completed the sport for the winners.