Mississippi State baseball played a five and a half-inning scrimmage Tuesday afternoon. Included are partial stats and notes. The Bulldogs open their season this coming Friday with a 4 o'clock game against Akron.
Highlights from the scrimmage:
Freshman Hunter Renfroe hit a home run and knocked in 1 run.
Freshman Brayden Jones had a double and a walk.
Freshman C.T. Bradford has a single.
Senior Cody Freeman had a single.
Senior Jarrod Parks had a single.
Freshman Wes Rea had a single.
Freshman Taylor Stark had a single.
Junior Brent Brownlee was hit by a pitch and had a sac bunt.
Senior Ryan Collins walked once.
Sophomore Sam Frost also walked once.
Junior RHP Jordan Faulkner threw 2.7 innings, allowing 1 (earned) run on 3 hits while walking or striking out no one.
Freshman RHP Tanner Gaines threw 1.3 innings, allowing no runs on no hits or walks while striking out 1.
Junior Michael Dixon threw 2 innings, allowing no runs on 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 hit batsman while striking out 2.
Freshman Ross Mitchell threw 1 inning, allowing no runs on no hits and 1 walk while striking out none.
Sophomore Ben Bracewell threw 1 inning, allowing no runs, hits or walks while striking out 2.
Freshman Cody Abraham threw 1 inning, allowing no runs on 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 1.
Senior Trey Johnson threw 1 inning, allowing no runs on 1 hit and 0 walks while striking out none.
Freshman Taylor Stark threw 1 inning, allowing no runs, no hits and no walks while striking out .
Top Velocity (Consistent and Top velo for 1st Inning):
Taylor Stark - 90-91, 91 miles per hour.
Ben Bracewell - 88-90, 90 miles per hour.
Michael Dixon - 88-89, 90 miles per hour.
Jordan Faulkner - 88-89, 90 miles per hour.
Tanner Gaines - 87-88, 89 miles per hour.
Cody Abraham - 86-87, 88 miles per hour.
Trey Johnson - 84-85, 85 miles per hour.
Ross Mitchell - 83-85, 85 miles per hour.
1B - Ryan Collins, Wes Rea
2B - Sam Frost, Taylor Stark
SS - Jonathan Ogden, Demarcus Henderson
3B - Jarrod Parks, Brayden Jones
C - Wes Thigpen, Cody Freeman
LF - Nick Vickerson, Jaron Shepherd
CF - C.T. Bradford, Trey Johnson
RF - Brent Brownlee, Hunter Renfroe
Notes From The Park:
Sophomore pitcher Ben Bracewell continues to impress while coming back from arm surgery, getting three-up, three-down in his one inning of work. He struck out 2 of the 3 batters that he faced. He threw 11 pitches, 7 for strikes. He was consistently throwing 88 to 90 miles per hour, hitting 90 three times out of the 8 fastballs he threw. This was his third outing of the spring. The first two outings his velo was 86-88, topping out at 89.
Freshman Hunter Renfroe's home run was the second home run of the spring for the Bulldogs. Jaron Shepherd hit the other one.
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