Mississippi State baseball played a scrimmage Sunday afternoon. Included are complete stats and notes. The last spring scrimmage is Tuesday, stating time to be announced.
Highlights from the scrimmage:
Adam Frazier was 1-for-3 with a walk, a sac fly and 3 RBI. His first RBI of the scrimmage was from his sac fly. With one out and men on 2nd and 3rd, he hit it to deep right field. His other 2 RBI came on a single with 2 outs and the bases full.
Mitch Slauter was 1-for-2 with 3 walks. All three of his walks were on 3-2 counts. The one out that he made, a groundout to short, was also on a 3-2 count.
Trey Porter was 2-for-3 with a walk. Porter's walk, which was against Nick Routt, was on a 10-pitch at-bat. After getting the count to 3-2, he fouled off three pitches (velos were 91, 91, 90) before finally earning the walk. Porter, who bats from the left side, also got the only hit off of Routt during Routt's 4 innings of work.
Evan Mitchell threw 3.7 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 0 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2. Of Evan's 11 outs, 2 were on strikeouts, 2 runners were caught stealing, 6 were either infield flyouts or groundouts and 1 was a flyout to the outfield.
Trevor Fitts threw 1.3 innings, allowing 0 runs on 0 hits and 1 walk while striking out 1.
Nick Routt threw 4 innings, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit and 3 walks while striking out 8. Nick threw as consistently hard as I have seen him throw since he has been at MSU. He was consistently hitting 90-92 mph with his moving fastball and also topped out at 93 a couple of times and 94 and 95 once each. Basically, a one-pitch pitcher last year, Nick has developed a solid 74-76 mph curveball this year. In fact, of his 8 Ks, four were on his curveball.
Daryl Norris threw 2/3rds of an inning, allowing no runs on no hits, walks or strikeouts.
Taylor Stark threw the final inning of the scrimmage, giving up no runs on no hits or walks while striking out 2. He needed just 14 pitches to retire the side. The last two batters struck out swinging on his slider, one of the best sliders in the SEC.
Catcher Nick Ammirati continues to impress with pitches thrown in the dirt. During the scrimmage, he blocked all six balls thrown in the dirt. Two nicknames that I have heard coaches call him due to how well he blocks balls in the dirt are the wall and a machine. He may be the best catcher that I have ever seen at State when it comes to blocking balls in the dirt.
Top Velocity (Consistent and Top Velocities During The 1st Inning):