Bulldogs seek to get offense going again
Mississippi State's offense hit a snag over the weekend.
The Bulldogs managed just five runs on 18 hits, while being swept by LSU in Baton Rouge in a Southeastern Conference three-game series.
MSU was shut out in game one of the series had just two hits. In game two, the Bulldogs scored one run and had four hits and in the finale, State managed 12 hits and four runs.
â€śQuite simply, things did not happen for us this weekend," MSU head coach John Cohen said after Sunday's 17-4 loss. "We had some hard-hit balls. We couldnâ€™t turn those into runs."
The Bulldog offense has been a question mark this season and after the first four SEC weekends, State is near the bottom of the league.
MSU is 12th in the SEC with a .262 team batting average. Missouri and Arkansas sit at the bottom with .255 and .257 batting averages, respectively.Â
Kentucky is the only team batting over .300 in the league with a .318 mark.Â
Although the Bulldog offense is struggling, there have been a few single players, who have had success at the plate.
In the last seven games for outfielders Derrick Armstrong and Jake Vickerosn, they are batting .423 (11-for-26) and .333 (8-for-24) respectively.Â
True freshman Gavin Collins is hitting .412 in his last six starts. He also has five doubles and sports a .706 slugging percentage during that span.
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