Mississippi State baseball

Mississippi State's Rowdey Jordan makes a catch during the NCAA Starkville Regional.

Rowdey Jordan giveth when he couldn’t taketh away.

When Southern University’s Johnny Johnson hit a two-run home run that popped out of the glove of Jordan in the seventh inning to tie the Starkville Regional opener last Friday at 6-6, the Mississippi State sophomore outfielder had an opportunity to do something with the bat later in the game to make up for it.

He certainly did.

Jordan stepped into the batter’s box in the eighth after the Bulldogs had gained a 9-6 lead and blasted a two-run homer to increase the margin to the final score of 11-6.

That was the first of three victories for MSU during the weekend to claim the regional championship and Jordan was voted the Most Valuable Player.

For more on Jordan's story, see Friday's Starkville Daily News.

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