Mississippi State reliever Jacob Billingley talks about his team's 2-0 shut out of Ole Miss.

Mississippi State won the Governor's Cup with a 2-0 shutout of rival Ole Miss on Tuesday night at Trustmark Park. The win over the Rebels makes the Bulldogs 3-1 against their in state rivals and 2-0 on the season in the neutral venue in Pearl, Mississippi. The Bulldogs got just enough offense, but the Mississippi State pitching staff was the story of the night. Sophomore reliever Jacob Billingsley earned MVP honors for his work in the final innings.

Runs were scarce as Mississippi State plated Rebel rouser Jake Mangum in the first inning to capture an early 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs would add another run in the third inning (2-0) and the State bullpen would do the rest.

Freshman Ryan Cyr was sparkling in his first college start going four complete innings and departing with a lead and no worse for mid-week wear. 

Zac Houston would be the pitcher of record earning his third victory on the season for his solid relief showing of two and two thirds innings. Houston would give way to Billingsley who inherited a pair of Rebel base runners in scoring position. 

Billingsley pitched out of the 7th inning jam and then rode the strength of a biting slider to keep Ole Miss off of the scoreboard as State recorded the shut out. In the post game, Billingsley shared his thoughts on the RPI boosting win.


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