Eight of the nine starters in the MSU batting order had hits as Mississippi State piled up 17 hits, second-most this season. Secopnd baseman Jeffrey Rea extended his team-leading hitting streak to 10 games with a 2-for-3 outing. Rea walked twice and scored three runs. Six other Bulldogs had two hits, including Steve Gendron and Jeff Butts who had a single and a double each.
MSU plated single runs in the first and second frames and stranded six base runners over the first three frames before erupting for three runs during a six-hit burst in the fourth. Butts and Gendron delivered their doubles off LTU starter Chris Herron (1-2) and Rea and Craig Tatum lashed run-scoring singles when State batted through the order.
MSU completed its scoring two innings later, opening the frame with four singles and a sacrifice fly to plate two more runs.
State continues play in Jackson Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., serving as the designated visiting team in a Entergy Louisiana Series matchup with Louisiana-Monroe (10-8).
Freshman righthander Josh Johnson (2-0, 0.00) has been tabbed as MSU's starting pitcher.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 7, LOUISIANA TECH 0
MSU 110 302 000 - 7-17-0
LTU 000 000 000 - 0- 2-1
WP - Eric Ebers (2-0). LP - Chris Herron (1-2). T - 2:34. ATT - 3,356.