Humphrey’s Two-Run Double In Fifth Gives Gray 4-2 Win Vs. Black

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Reid Humphreys is the younger brother of Washington Nationals star Tyler Moore
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Reid Humphreys cranked out a game-winning two-run double to left and Gray held on to defeat Black by a score of 4-2 in the second Mississippi State intrasquad fall scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Dudy Noble field. An estimated 400 fans attended the five-inning exhibition.

For the second-consecutive day, redshirt freshman Daniel Garner (2-for-2) hit a home run to left, giving Gray an early 1-0 lead. True freshman Joey Swinarski (0-for-1) added to it with an RBI groundout in the third, before Humphreys (2-for-3) connected with a barrel for a bases-clearing two bagger in the fifth.

Black battled back in the last frame, starting with a double by freshman Dylan Ingram (1-for-2). The Pike Road, Ala., native scored on a base hit up the middle by senior Demarcus Henderson (1-for-2). Henderson then made it home on a hard-hit double down the right-field line by senior Alex Detz (2-for-3).

On the mound, freshman right-handed starter Austin Sexton had an impressive debut at Dudy Noble Field, finishing with 2.1 scoreless innings for Gray. Fellow freshmen Jacob Billingsley (1.2 IP) and Levi Mintz (1.0 IP) surrendered a run each to Black.

For Black, freshman left-handed starter Vance Tatum gave up two runs on two hits and three walks in his first two collegiate innings, before giving way to sophomore John Marc Shelley. Shelly pitched 2.1 frames, yielding two runs on three hits. True freshman lefty Glen Irby finished out the day for Black with two strikeouts in two batters faced.

The Diamond Dawgs return to Dudy Noble Field Sunday for a 12 p.m. scrimmage. Admission is free and open to the public.

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