Jags Fall To #17 Mississippi State At Home

April 3, 2013 · By · Filed Under Baseball 

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The South Alabama baseball team fell to the #17 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs Tuesday night by a score of 6-4 at Eddie Stanky Field.

The Jags opened the scoring with sac fly to left field in the bottom of the third inning. The Jags held onto the 1-0 lead until the top of the fourth inning. MSU loaded the bases in the top of the fourth when Jaguar pitcher Matt Bell balked home the tying run before inducing the inning ending groundout to first base.

In the top of the fifth inning the Bulldogs took the lead on a wild pitch by Bell. They would then extend their lead to 3-1 with an RBI groundout. In the top of the sixth, the Bulldogs would add another run to their lead when a ball was mishandled in right field.

The Jags responded in the bottom of the seventh inning when they were facing a 4-1 deficit. They took advantage of two Bulldog errors on the way to tying the game.

But in the top of the ninth, the Bulldogs got on base on a single and a batter being hit by a pitch to start the inning. A flyout ot right field would advance one runner to third base with one out. A walk would load the bases prior to a two-run single through the right side of the inning for the 6-4 final score.

Matt Bell tied a career high in innings pitched with six, but came away with a no-decision in the game. James Traylor sufferred the loss to fall to 2-3 on the season in two innings of relief.

The Jags will look to break the four game skid when they host Southeastern Louisiana University on Wednesday evening. First pitch is set for 6:30pm at Eddie Stanky Field.

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