The Mississippi State Maroon team defeated the Gray team 5-0 behind the outstanding pitching of Logan Elliot. Included are stats, info and quotes from the Mississippi State Friday, October 24, 2014, scrimmage.
Player and Coach Quotes:
John Cohen Quotes
.... overall opinion of the scrimmage. - "I was really pleased. We had two pitchers throw really well today. Logan Elliot pitched really, really well. And Cole Gordon got to the bottom of the strikezone. I was really pleased with those guys. Ross Mitchell pitched well. I thought that we had some really good defensive play. Matt Spruill is someone who played really well defensively. We also continued to swing the bat pretty well. John Holland had some really good at-bats today. And (Reid) Humphreys had some good swings, too. We are starting to be able to elongate some arms. And that makes your intersquad games a little easier for you."
.... on Reid Humphreys. - "Reid has been swinging it really well. He is taking very comfortable swings. And we expect nothing less from him. He's going to be a very good college hitter."
.... on starting Logan Elliot. - "For two reasons, number 1 he was going to pitch today no matter what, and (2) we knew we wanted to extend him a little bit. I think he and Coach Thompson had some really good film work. We felt like he wasn't spinning the baseball and he's a sinker guy. He needs to sink it to the bottom of the strikezone and he wasn't doing that his last two times out. So, we wanted him to have a little bit longer outing to get back to what he does best. He got to both sides of the plate, his slider was good and he sank the ball."
.... on Levi Mintz's performance. - "That was the best sequence of pitches that Levi has thrown since he has been here. That was really nice to see."
.... on Cole Gordon's performance. - "You can't forget Cole Gordon. He had a second inning where he struck out the side. He threw really, really well with his fastball. Guys don't see him really well. He has a down plane type delivery. And he was throwing a ton of fastballs down in the strikezone."
Levi Mintz Quotes
.... on his performance. - "It was my first good outing of the fall, really. I am pretty proud of it. I'm not going to let it go to my head. I'm going to continue to work hard."
.... on trying a new arm slot. - "Coach (Thompson) wanted me to try something new. I dropped my arm angle a little bit, not a full drop down or complete over the top, just in between. He wanted me to get a little more sink on the ball. I felt good about it. I think I'll stick with it."
Highlights from the scrimmage:
Reid Humphreys was 2-for-3 with a double.
Dylan Ingram was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI.
Jacob Robson was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
Jake Vickerson was 1-for-2 with a double.
Michael Smith was 1-for-1.
Levi Mintz threw 1 inning, allowing 0 runs on 0 hits and 0 walks while striking out 1.
Logan Elliot threw 3.2 innings, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit and no walks while striking out 3.
Ross Mitchell threw 1.1 innings, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit and no walks while striking out 1.
Top Velocity (Consistent and Top Velocities During The 1st Inning):