MSU Swings Past Auburn - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

MSU Swings Past Auburn

Arnold Hughey threw 6 2/3 strong innings and Karl Amonite hit his sixth home run of the season but a two-run sixth inning carried Mississippi State past the Tigers, 4-1, in the series opener on Friday night in Starkville.

With the loss the Tigers fall to 21-12, 5-5 SEC while the Bulldogs up their record to 19-7, 5-4 SEC.

Amonite knotted the score at 1-1 in the top of the fourth as the first baseman hammered MSU starting pitcher Alan Johnson’s offering over the fence in right-center for his sixth home run of the season.

Mississippi State had their leadoff hitter reach safely in five innings with three of those runners reaching home.

Hughey allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts but suffered his third loss of the season to fall to 3-3. It marked the third time this season that he has allowed three or fewer earned runs and was saddled with the loss.

Catcher Josh Bell extended his career-high hitting streak to 12 games with his single in the seventh. He finished the game 2-for-4.

Reliever John Madden pitched a solid inning and 2/3, allowing just one hit.

Johnson earned the win for the Bulldogs, allowing just one run on six hits with six strikeouts in eight full innings of work.

Brett Cleveland picked up his first save of the year for the Bulldogs.

The two teams will play the second game of the three-game set at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on FSN South.

  • SPORTSSPORTSMore>>

  • The Legacy of MegaChunn

    The Legacy of MegaChunn

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-12-16 03:30:27 GMT
    (Source: Troy Athletics)(Source: Troy Athletics)

    Troy senior running back Jordan Chunn is prepping for his final game in the cardinal and white.

    More >>

    Troy senior running back Jordan Chunn is prepping for his final game in the cardinal and white.

    More >>
  • Old rivals set to square off Saturday

    Old rivals set to square off Saturday

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:03 PM EST2017-12-16 03:03:18 GMT
    Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson (left) and Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill (Source: WSFA 12 News)Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson (left) and Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    On Saturday, old Sun Belt Conference rivals will meet once again. Arkansas State (7-4) and Middle Tennessee (6-6) will lace up their cleats and hit the gridiron against one another for the first time since 2012.

    More >>

    On Saturday, old Sun Belt Conference rivals will meet once again. Arkansas State (7-4) and Middle Tennessee (6-6) will lace up their cleats and hit the gridiron against one another for the first time since 2012.

    More >>
  • Gene Stallings receives Alabama Football Legend Award

    Gene Stallings receives Alabama Football Legend Award

    Friday, December 15 2017 8:37 PM EST2017-12-16 01:37:57 GMT
    Gene Stallings speaks at a luncheon for the Alabama Football Legend Award. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Gene Stallings speaks at a luncheon for the Alabama Football Legend Award. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Former Alabama Coach Gene Stallings was in Montgomery Friday to be presented with the fourth Alabama Football Legend Award ahead of the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

    More >>

    Former Alabama Coach Gene Stallings was in Montgomery Friday to be presented with the fourth Alabama Football Legend Award ahead of the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly