MSU Thursday Baseball Scrimmage Stats/Info

Mississippi State baseball had their first scrimmage of the fall Thursday afternoon. Included are complete stats and notes. The next scrimmage is Saturday, start time approximately 10:30 am.

Notes from the park:
  • The six-inning scrimmage started at about 3:45 pm.
  • Each pitcher threw about 80% to 85% of their full velocity. After about two starts they will be allowed to throw upwards of 100%. The one exception was Chris Stratton who threw full velocity.
  • I talked to Nick Routt for a few minutes. He said he should be back throwing in about 4 weeks after having surgery to move a nerve in his elbow that was rubbing on his elbow. His complete rehab shouldn't take more than 8 weeks. Former MSU Bulldog pitcher and pro pitcher Jay Powell had the same surgery and did fine after he was finished with his rehab. Nick should be the Nick we saw as a freshman once he has completely rehabbed.
  • If you want to see a catcher with an absolute cannon for an arm come on out and watch true freshman Hunter Renfroe throw the ball from behind home plate. The kid has phenomenal arm strength.
  • And Hunter is not the only position player among the newcomers with a great arm. You can add freshmen Demarcus Henderson and C.T. Bradford in there as well. That's one thing you notice about this group of newcomers, a lot of them have great arms and just as many are great athletes.
  • Speaking of Hunter Renfroe, he also showed a very good bat, putting very solid contact on the ball each time to the plate. You can see the power potential in his bat.
  • Highlights from the scrimmage:

  • Hitting highlights:
  • True freshman Hunter Renfroe was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
  • True freshman Adam Frazier was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.
  • Senior Jarrod Parks was 1-for-2 with a triple.
  • Sophomore Sam Frost was 1-for-1 with a walk and an RBI.
  • True freshman C.T. Bradford was 1-for-2.
  • True freshman Demarcus Henderson was 1-for-1.
  • Pitching highlights:

  • Sophomore RHP Chris Stratton threw 3 innings, allowing 1 run (earned) on 3 hits and 0 walks while striking out 2.
  • Sophomore LHP C.C. Watson threw 3 innings, allowing 1 run (earned) on 2 hits and 1 walks while striking out 3.
  • Top Velocity (Consistent and Top):
  • Since the pitchers were told to throw less than full velocity I will not list their velocities.
  • Players by Positions:
  • 1B - Wes Rea, Jarrod Parks, Daryl Norris, Brent Bozeman
  • 2B - Sam Frost, Garrett Pitts, Demarcus Henderson, Taylor Stark, Adam Frazier
  • SS - Jonathan Ogden, Adam Frazier, Taylor Stark
  • 3B - Jarrod Parks, Sam Frost, Nick Vickerson, Brayden Jones
  • C - Wes Thigpen, Garrett Pitts, Brent Bozeman, Hunter Renfroe
  • LF - Demarcus Henderson, David Bishop, Hunter Renfroe, Trey Johnson
  • CF - C.T. Bradford, Jaron Shepherd, Brent Brownlee, Taylor Stark
  • RF - Jaron Shepherd, C.T. Bradford, Ryan Collins, Nick Vickerson
  • Hitters Stats
    NAME AB H RBI BB K 2B 3B HR
    Brent Brownlee 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Collins 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Trey Johnson 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Vickerson 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Brent Bozeman 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
    Hunter Renfroe 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
    Taylor Stark 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daryl Norris 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Brayden Jones 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Frazier 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
    Cody Abraham 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Ogden 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jaron Shepherd 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Parks 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Wes Thigpen 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    David Bishop 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Frost 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
    C.T. Bradford 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Garrett Pitts 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Demarcus Henderson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nolan Thomas 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Wes Rea 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

    Pitchers Stats
    NAME IP H SO BB ER R
    Chris Stratton 3 3 2 0 1 1
    Andrew Busby 4 3 0 2 2 2
    Caleb Reed 3 3 0 3 2 2
    C.C. Watson 3 2 3 1 1 1

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