STARKVILLE, Miss. – True freshman RHP Dakota Hudson struck out five batters in the first two innings and Gray cruised to a 3-0 shutout victory vs. Black in Mississippi State baseball’s third five-inning scrimmage of the fall Sunday afternoon at Dudy Noble Field. The Diamond Dawgs will host their fourth scrimmage this Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. at the “Carnegie Hall of College Baseball.”
Hudson threw 2.1 hitless innings to start the game, striking out five and walking a pair. The middle relief trio of sophomore right-hander Myles Gentry, lefty freshman Glenn Irby and junior righty Will Cox tossed 2.2 scoreless frames, while All-American junior closer Jonathan Holder pitched a scoreless fifth to end the game.
Gray scored its first run of the game after junior transfer Jake Vickerson doubled in the first inning and was driven in by senior Alex Detz. With his older brother Nick in the crowd, Jake finished Sunday 1-for-1 with two runs, two walks, a double and a stolen base.
The final two runs of the weekend came in the second, when Detz tallied his second RBI of the day with a single to right, scoring junior Derrick Armstrong. One batter later, redshirt junior Wes Rea doubled off the wall in left, knocking in Vickerson.
For Black, senior CT Bradford, junior transfer Cody Walker and true freshman Dylan Ingram each went 1-for-2. On the mound for the home team, the combo of redshirt freshman RHP Tony Anello, junior southpaw Jacob Lindgren and righty Wes Stokes threw two scoreless innings to end the game.