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Mississippi State opens series with a big win over Vanderbilt

March 22, 2014

Mississippi State's Matthew Britton (15) and Cody Brown celebrate a run scored against Vanderbilt Friday night. (Photo by Lee Adams)

Coach John Cohen hasn't had the best of luck against Vanderbilt since taking over the Mississippi State baseball program.
Entering Friday night's game, the Bulldogs were 4-13 against the Commodores and hadn't scored in the double digits in those 17 games.
It was a different story Friday.
The No. 24 Bulldogs scored early and often as they beat the No. 3 Commodores 17-2 at Dudy Noble Field to open a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series.
"Scores like this on Friday nights don't happen a lot in the Southeastern Conference," Cohen said. "I know for sure that Vanderbilt is a very good club and they will be different (today)."
The 17 runs scored by MSU is the most against the Commodores since MSU scored 25 in a 1997 game. It is the most in a SEC game for the Bulldogs since scoring 17 in a loss to Kentucky in 2009. 
State scored in all but two innings and had runners on in every frame. 
MSU (16-8, 3-1) pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of five Vanderbilt (19-4, 2-2) errors.

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