Mississippi State loses 9-2 to Virginia

Mississippi State lost the second game to Virginia 9–2 to end the season. Despite being in their home park, Virginia was the designated road team and scored a leadoff double to open the game.

The runner would score on a single by first baseman Henry Ford. However, State responded in the bottom half of the inning thanks to a two-run home run off the bat of the suddenly red-hot Dakota Jordan.

UVA kept the pressure on and tied the game after a rare throwing error by shortstop Mershon. Catcher Jacob Ference gave the Cavaliers a lead with an RBI single.

Pico Kohn got the start for MSU and was excellent, as the tall left-hander threw seven innings, giving up three runs and striking out eight. Gavin Black took over for Kohn in the eighth and pitched a scoreless frame.

The Bulldog offense was held scoreless after the first inning despite scoring opportunities. Jordan got a two-out single in the eighth, but threw out trying to steal second base to end the inning.

Tyler Davis was the next Bulldog pitcher with one out in the top of the ninth, and he walked two in a row before hitting two singles. The left-hander fielded a bunt and made a throwing error, bringing home two more UVA runs.

The VCU transfer did not produce an out and handed the ball to Karson Ligon with the bases loaded. During the transfer to Miami, two more runs crossed the plate on a pair of wild pitches.

The top of the ninth inning wasn’t the finest moment for the MSU pitching staff, but the offense that went seven innings without scoring a run was ultimately its undoing.

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