Texas A&M pulls away from MSU in baseball

MSU's Ryan Gridley, left, and Hunter Stovall
Staff Writer

It was a one-run game with Mississippi State trailing in the ninth inning.
No. 8 MSU had visions of beginning Super Bulldog Weekend with a come-from-behind, walk-off win over No. 3 Texas A&M on Friday night. In the blink of an eye, those aspirations were gone.
The Aggies scored six runs in the top of the ninth to blow open the game before claiming a 10-3 victory over the Bulldogs at Dudy Noble Field. MSU relievers Ethan Small and Vance Tatum combined to allow all six of Texas A&M’s ninth-inning runs with the big blow coming on a grand slam from Nick Banks off of Tatum.
“We just didn’t hold it together with our bullpen,” Bulldog head coach John Cohen said.
For a full recap of the game, see the story by Starkville Daily News MSU beat writer Joel Coleman in Saturday's newspaper.