BILOXI, Miss. — The No. 13 Bulldogs secured a two-game sweep over the No. 2 Texas Tech Red Raiders with a 3-2 win Wednesday night at MGM Park.
MSU (12-4) came away with a huge mini sweep of a red-hot Red Raiders team that had won 12 straight coming into the midweek series. Texas Tech now falls to 16-3.
In the bottom of the third inning, junior Rowdey Jordan led off with a double down the right field line. Junior Jordan Westburg followed with a single through the left side to put runners on the corners before an RBI groundout scored Jordan to give MSU a 1-0 lead.
The Red Raiders tied the game in the fifth inning when junior Parker Kelly singled to center field and scored on an RBI double from redshirt freshman Cal Conley.
State regained a 3-1 lead in the seventh inning. Jordan reached first on a one-out single to left field and made his way to second on a successful steal. After a strikeout, junior Josh Hatcher plated Jordan with an RBI double. Hatcher advanced to third on a wild pitch before scoring on an RBI double from sophomore Luke Hancock.
Conley accounted for a Red Raider run after drawing a walk, moving up to second on a wild pitch and scoring on an RBI single from sophomore Cole Stilwell, but the Bulldogs outlasted Texas Tech for the 3-2 win.
Jordan, Hatcher and Hancock each record two hits apiece as the Bulldogs outhit the Red Raiders 10-5. Hatcher record two RBIs, while Hancock recorded the other.
Graduate starting pitcher Carlisle Koestler pitched a solid five innings, allowing one run on four hits. He struck out three batters and walked two.
Senior Riley Self (1-0) earned the win after tossing a perfect two innings where he fanned two batters.
Junior Jaxen Forrester then allowed one run on one hit in one inning pitched before graduate Spencer Price earned his second save by throwing a clean ninth inning.
Junior Jakob Brustoski (1-1) was charged with the Texas Tech loss after allowing two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning.
The Bulldogs will be back in action Friday for the first game of a three-game series against Arkansas at Dudy Noble Field. First pitch on Friday is set for 6:30 p.m. CT and can be streamed via SEC Network+.