MSU Wins Delayed Game vs. Auburn, 6-3

State and Auburn's Thursday night series opener was delayed with MSU leading 6-3 in the 7th inning, but the Bulldogs finished the deal on Friday night by the same score.

Thursday night's SEC series opener between Mississippi State and Auburn was postponed after lightning and heavy downpours hit Starkville hard when State owned a 6-3 lead when play was called in the bottom of the 7th inning.

After Auburn got on the board early with a run in the 1st, Wes Rea absolutely mashed a ball to left center field to tie the game up at one in the bottom of the 2nd. State used a three run third inning to take a 4-3 lead, and were able to add two more in the 6th to expand the lead to 6-3.

Honestly, this wasn't been State's best played game recently, as pitching was not been as sharp, nor was MSU's fielding. Auburn has out-hit the Bulldogs nine to five, but four Auburn errors, coupled with five walks and a balk have been enough to help State string runs together and hold the current 6-3 lead.

Also of note: mother nature absolutely robbed Hunter Renfroe of his 14th home run of the season.

On the mound, Luis Pollorena got the nod, but did not have his best stuff, and he was pulled early for Ross Mitchell. Ross pitched three innings before giving way to Jonathan Holder, who recorded the final two outs of the game before the delay was put in place.

Once play resumed around 9:20 on Friday, Johnathon Holder didn't allow for any drama striking out 5 of the final 6 hitters over the two remaining innings to finish off the victory for MSU, his 12th save this year. Ross Mitchell gets the win (7-0).

The Bulldogs are now 9-8 in the SEC and 31-10 on the year. Game 3 will be played Saturday at 4:00 after the spring football game. A big crowd is expected, let's get the series win!

Hail State.

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