Sunday scaries are a real thing folks, and the baseball team fell victim to that fact today. The Diamond Dawgs failed to continue their success of Friday and Saturday, dropping their Sunday finale to Marist 9-8.
What went wrong? Well most things, and that’s my expert analysis, you're welcome.
Pitching put the Dawgs in a bind early with starting pitcher Ryan Cyr only lasting two innings allowing five runs on as many hits, and their bats which had been red hot all weekend didn’t heat up until the later innings. J
ake Mangum was the most productive Dawg at the plate today going 2-3 and extending his hittting streak to 22 games (GIVE THANKS 4 JAKE). One positive thing we can take away from pitching today is Riley Self. This kid is going to be very very good for this team going forward.
The Dawgs did their best to rally from a 9-3 deficit in the bottom of the sixth, scoring 4 runs to make the score 9-7. They then scored another run in the bottom of the seventh to bring them within a run at 9-8, but Marist held the Dawgs scoreless in the final two innings, securing a win for the Red Foxes.
GIVE THANKS 4: Jake Mangum, today's MVP, imo
(also give thanks 4 my friend Will for the great idea)
Here’s a spinzone if you need one. The Dawgs scored 8 runs today, they've scored 8 or more runs in 8 straight games now, something they haven't done since 1999, that’s a little sabermetrics for you. Mississippi State is now 6-3 and travels to Eugene, Oregon next weekend to take on the Ducks in this seasons first road series test.