STARKVILLE, Miss. — Fresh off a combined no-hitter against Kent State, the No, 4 Mississippi State baseball team limited Grambling State to two hits in Tuesday’s 10-0 win at Dudy Noble Field.
With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 9-3 (0-0 SEC), while the Tigers fall to 0-8 (0-3 SWAC).
Sophomore right-hander Will Bednar (1-0) started on the mound and struck out five of the six batters he faced in two innings pitched. The Bulldogs used eight pitchers total in the game. Freshman southpaw Dylan Carmouche, right-handed graduate student Riley Self, sophomore righties KC Hunt and Xavier Lovett, junior righty Parker Stinnett and senior righties Jaxen Forrester and Drew Talley each pitched an inning apiece.
The MSU pitching staff combined to strikeout 13 total in the game and retired 14 in a row at one point.
MSU had 11 hits in the game and scored a run in the bottom of the third inning, five in the fifth inning, three in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Senior Tanner Allen went 1-for-4 with four RBIs, while senior Rowdey Jordan went 1-for-2 with three RBIs and graduate student Scotty Dubrule recorded two RBIs on a 1-for-1 night at the plate. Junior Brad Cumbest was 3-for-3 with three runs scored.
Redshirt junior righty Kerry Boykins Jr. (0-1) was charged with the loss for the Tigers after allowing six runs on nine hits in five innings pitched.
The bottom of the third inning started off with back-to-back singles by Cumbest and freshman Lane Forsythe. A sacrifice bunt from Dubrule moved both runners up and Jordan’s sacrifice fly scored Cumbest to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
In the fifth inning, Cumbest singled on a ground ball. Forsythe then attempted to move him to second on a sacrifice bunt and ended up reaching first on a bunt single. Both runners advanced on a throwing error by the catcher on Forsythe’s bunt and Dubrule’s double to right-center scored both runners. Jordan followed with a double of his own to score Dubrule before Allen’s home run to center field gave the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead.
Cumbest lined a single to left-center and Forsythe walked to start the sixth inning. Freshman Davis Meche then pinch hit for Dubrule and walked to load the bases. Jordan was hit by a pitch to score a run before Allen and junior Brandon Pimentel walked home two more runs to make it 9-0.
Allen’s groundout in the seventh inning scored the 10th and final run of the game.
The Bulldogs will be back in action Wednesday for a 6 p.m. CT game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Dudy Noble Field. It can be watched on SEC Network+.