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Mississippi State Falls to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Yesterday

The Bulldogs suffered their first loss under interim head coach Gary Henderson

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In a disappointing finish to Mississippi State’s (3-4 overall) time at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Bulldogs dropped a game to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (6-1 overall) by a score of 6-3 yesterday.

The Islanders of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi wasted no time getting on the board, striking the Bulldogs early with an RBI single in the 1st inning. Mississippi State freshman Justin Foscue would tie things up, however, with a home run to left field in the 3rd, bringing the score to 1-1.

That tie, unfortunately, wouldn’t last for very long as the Islanders would strike again with another RBI single, this time scoring two runs just an inning later, putting Mississippi State behind 3-1. But just as MSU fought back to tie the game in the 3rd inning, MSU would do the same in the 5th inning. Jake Mangum’s RBI triple would bring Foscue home and a sacrifice fly from Hunter Stovall would in turn get Mangum across the plate, tying the game again at 3-3.

That run would be the last one the Bulldogs would muster in the game, but the Islanders weren’t done just yet. Another RBI single in the 6th inning would give Texas A&M-Corpus Christi a 4-3 lead and a 2 run RBI single in the 7th would bring about the final score of 6-3.

Mississippi State will face off against the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley down along the border in Edinburg, Texas tonight with a chance to bounce back. The Bulldogs have five more games on the road before returning home to Dudy Noble Field.