Mississippi State (15-3) swept Saturday's doubleheader with their 4-0 victory over the visiting University of Central Arkansas Bears (13-6) to earn their third win of the weekend.
Although the first two innings were quiet for both teams, things got exciting fairly quickley for Mississippi State in the 3rd inning. After a Loryn Nichols single and a fielder's choice got Amanda Ivy on base with one out, she stole second to set herself up in scoring position for Katie Anne Bailey. Bailey would respond with a 2RBI home run that bounced off the scoreboard to take a 2-0 lead in the 3rd.
Scoring would resume for Mississippi State in the 5th inning thanks again to the trio of Nichols, Ivy, and Bailey. Nichols would lead off with a bunt to get on first followed by a sac bunt from Ivy which would advance Nichols to third base. Bailey would then bring Nichols home with an RBI single, Bailey's third RBI of the day bringing the score to 3-0 in the 5th.
The Bulldogs would strike again an inning later with a pair of doubles. Caroline Seitz would lead off with a stand up double to center field. Morgan Bell would later bring her home with a two out stand up double of her own, extending the lead to 4-0, which would be the final score.
Regan Green (4-2) threw a complete game, the second of her very young career, while only giving up one hit and two walks. Green struck out a career high 11 of the 24 batters she faced. The freshman threw 128 total pitches on the day, 82 of which were strikes.
Shivuan Landeros (8-4) got the start and threw all 6.0 innings for Central Arkansas. Mississippi State got 10 hits off of Landeros, including two doubles and a home run. All four runs Landeros surrendered were earned runs.
So far in all four games of the Bulldog Slamboree, Mississippi State has not allowed its opponents to score more than one run, including two shutouts. MSU has seven shutouts on the season and 13 games where their opponent has failed to score more than one run. The Bulldogs have also outscored their four opponents 10-2 so far this weekend and 89-29 on the season.
Mississippi State will play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers tomorrow at 2:00 to conclude the Bulldog Slamboree.