#5 State Blanks Saint Joseph's In Series Lidlifter, 10-0
The Bulldogs improved to 12-0 on their 19-game season-opening homestand. MSU pitching threw its third shutout of the season and has allowed one or zero runs in seven of the 12 wins
"Jacob was outstanding today," MSU head coach John Cohen said. "On a day like this, you are battling the ailments, moreso than the opponent. That is not to discredit Saint Joseph's. But it was just a miserable day to play a ballgame.
"Jacob would have beaten a lot of teams today, maybe even a big-team or two."
Lindgren (2-0) set new career highs with seven innings pitched and 13 strikeouts. While throwing 89 pitches, the Bay St. Louis native faced two batters past the minimum and allowed one hit. John Marc Shelly threw two innings of two-hit relief to finish the shutout.
Offensively, the Bulldogs took control with a pair of runs in the second inning, added a single score in the third inning and expanded the lead with three runs in the fifth inning and four runs in the sixth inning.
An RBI-single by C.T. Bradford upped the lead to 3-0 in the third inning.
Frazier again had the big blow an inning later with his Southeastern Conference best fourth triple of the year, driving in three runs.
"One of our biggest issues this season has been situational hitting," Cohen said. "It hasn't been bad, but it hasn't been great. I thought we did a really good job of that today and had some great at-bats."
Henderson finished with three of MSU's 12 hits. Frazier, Bradford and Rea each had multiple hits.
Starting pitcher Jack Stover (0-1) was chased in the fifth inning, after allowing seven hits and six runs (three earned) for Saint Joseph's (2-5).
The Bulldogs and Hawks will resume the series with a single game at noon Saturday and a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Sunday. Junior right-hander Evan Mitchell is expected to get the Saturday start for the Bulldogs.