MSU knotted up the score when Joseph Hunter doubled to left field and crossed the plate on a two-out single by Brad Jones.
MSU lefty Brooks Dunn, in his three innings of work, allowed two hits, two walks and struck out five.
New Orleans starting pitcher Michael Jones allowed the Bulldogs three hits, walked two and struck out two. Coming into the game, Jones had only walked two in 26 innings.
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