The Mississippi State Gray team defeated the Maroon team 5-0. Included are stats, info and quotes from the Mississippi State Tuesday, November 4, 2014 scrimmage.
John Cohen Quotes
.... overall opinion of the scrimmage. - "I felt like we hit the ball really well. Reid Humphreys had a really nice day at the plate. Certainly, Brent Rooker is someone who swung the bat well. Gavin Collins continues to swing the bat well. I thought we played exceptional defense and converted four double plays. We just didn't throw enough strikes. We were in a lot of pitch-around situations. We had 18 three-ball counts. But I think we really defended well and swung the bats well. And we had a couple of really nice relief appearances. (Vance) Tatum came in and pitched really well. I am really pleased with what he did. And Zac Houston came in and did a really nice job in relief as well. We are starting to see some roles developing. Hopefully, we can keep moving forward and have a great fall."
.... Paxton Stover's outing. - "He didn't command it as well as we wanted him to but he hung in there and threw strikes that created some double plays. We were really pleased with Paxton. We think he is going to be a really, really good pitcher in our program."
.... Brent Rooker's (pictured) overall performance in the fall. - "He is taking really good swings. He's a big, physical guy who can run. After redshirting last year he had a great summer. Now he wants to prove that he is a capable of being a factor for us offensively. And he has done a nice job. I think he has taken as good of swings as anybody on our team.
.... Joey Swinarski played in his first fall scrimmage. - "We have really struggled to get Joey on the field due to a couple of really crazy bad luck injuries. It was nice to see him get back on the field and take some nice swings."
Highlights from the scrimmage:
Cody Brown was 2-for-2 with a walk.
Michael Smith was 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.
Trent Waddell was 1-for-2.
Gavin Collins was 2-for-3.
Brent Rooker was 2-for-2 with an RBI and was hit by a pitch.
Zack Randolph was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI.
Jake Vickerson walked all three of his at-bats.
Reid Humphreys was 2-for-3.
Ryan Gridley was 1-for-2.
Jacob Robson was 1-for-1 with a walk.
Vance Tatum threw 2 innings, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 4.
Paxton Stover threw 2.1 innings, allowing 0 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 1.
Zac Houston threw 1.2 innings, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit and 1 walk. He didn't strike out any.
Trevor Fitts threw 1 inning, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 1.
No Velocities were recorded during the game.
Players by Positions:
1B - Dylan Ingram, Wes Rea, Trent Waddell
2B - Seth Heck, Luke Reynolds, Ryan Gridley, Matt Spruill