Mississippi State baseball, on a very cold day (temp about 37 to 40), played a four-inning scrimmage Wednesday afternoon. Included are partial stats and notes. The next scrimmage is Friday afternoon.
Highlights from the scrimmage:
Senior Jarrod Parks had a single, two walks and was hit by a pitch.
Freshman Brayden Jones had a single.
Senior Trey Johnson was hit by a pitch.
Senior Wes Thigpen had 1 walk.
Freshman Hunter Renfroe had a single.
Freshman Wes Rea had a single.
Senior Jaron Shepherd was hit by a pitch.
Senior Ryan Collins had a single.
Freshman Taylor Stark had a single.
Junior LHP Tim Statz threw 1 inning, allowing no runs on no hits or walk. He struck out the side.
Junior RHP Michael Dixon threw 1 inning, allowing no runs on 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 hit batsman. He did not strike out anyone.
Junior LHP Luis Pollorena threw 2 innings, allowing no runs on 2 hits and 1 hit batsman. He didn't strike out anyone.
Sophomore RHP Andrew Busby threw 2 innings, allowing no runs on 1 hit and 2 walks. He struck out 1.
Junior RHP Caleb Reed threw 1 inning, allowing no runs. He allowed no hits, walks or struck out anyone.
Freshman RHP Victor Diaz threw 1 inning, allowing 1 run on 2 hits and a hit batsman. He didn't strike anyone out.
Top Velocity (Consistent and Top velo for 1st Inning):
Tim Statz - 85-86, 91 miles per hour.
Michael Dixon - 88-90, 90 miles per hour.
Luis Pollorena - 85-87, 88 miles per hour.
Andrew Busby - 88-89, 91 miles per hour.
Caleb Reed - 84-85, 86 miles per hour.
Victor Diaz - 85-86, 90 miles per hour.
Notes From The Park:
This was the first time Tim Statz had pitched in a scrimmage since signing with MSU. He had Tommy John surgery as a sophomore at junior college. He showed a solid fastball as well as a good changeup and curveball. Of his strikeouts, he stuck out one with a fastball, a curveball and a changeup. He threw 14 pitches, 10 for strikes.
This was also Michael Dixon's first time to throw in a scrimmage since early last fall. He also had Tommy John surgery. Although he was about 50% throwing strikes, he kept the ball down and showed some movement on his fastball.
Andrew Busby had a little problem throwing strikes at times but he kept the ball down in the zone most of his two innings. Of his six outs, 1 was on a strikeout and the other five were all ground ball outs including two double plays.
Caleb Reed also recorded all ground ball outs in his one inning of work.