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Mississippi State Bulldogs Open with Comeback Victory against No. 11 LSU Tigers

The Bulldogs were down early but rallied to knock off the eleventh ranked Tigers

Kelly Price | MSU Athletics | HailState.com

Junior Caroline Seitz drove in four runs, and the Mississippi State Bulldogs came from behind to knock off the No. 11 LSU Tigers 7-2 Friday in Starkville to open their Super Bulldog Weekend Series.

The Tigers (30-13, 5-11) scored two runs in the top of the first to take a quick lead over the Bulldogs. A first inning triple put the first Tiger run in scoring position, and the second run eventually scored on an RBI by sacrifice fly by Kellsi Kloss.

The Bulldogs (23-18, 3-10) got one back in the bottom of the first thanks to Kayla Winkfield's lead off triple and a sacrifice fly by Katie Anne Bailey.

The Bulldogs tied the game in the bottom of the second when Sabrina Turner drew a no outs, bases loaded walk. Winkfield put the Bulldogs ahead with a ground out RBI, and Seitz drove in two runs on a single that gave the Bulldogs a 5-2 lead at the end of the inning.

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Seitz drove in two more runs with a fourth inning double.

"We came out with good energy today and were able to have quality team at bats," head coach Vann Stuedeman said. "It was a great game played by both sides and what a fun way to start off Super Bulldog Weekend."

Alexis Silkwood (3-5) picked up the complete game victory, striking out six while allowing four hits.

Carly Hoover (11-6) took the loss after giving up all seven runs in three innings of work.

The two teams meet again Saturday at Nusz Park in a nationally televised game set for a 7:02pm first pitch on SEC Network.