MSU Baseball Stats

Included are the complete Mississippi State baseball hitting and pitching stats through the first 5 fall intrasquad games.

  • These stats were kept by Mary Ann and me. There was no official scorekeeper, nor was the MSU baseball scoreboard in use during any of the games. All hits/errors decisions were made by us.
  • Coach Polk likes to have situational counts on each hitter from game to game. Therefore, these stats include two games where the hitters had 0-0 counts on them when they came to the plate and three games where they started out with 2-1 counts.
  • Several of this year's walk-ons have survived the first two roster decisions - pitcher Kevin Hatch (juco), middle infielder Rich Alexander (juco), outfielder Tyler Bratton (juco), infielder Matt Matthews (freshman), infielder Trent Thompson (juco).
  • Several walk-ons are no longer on the team including pitchers Pete Atwood, David Cureington, Kirk Gatlin, Ken Mitts and Andrew Pylate and position player Nolan Eason. More roster decisions are expected over the course of fall practice.
  • Junior Rich Alexander, who has been the most productive hitter through the first five games, bats and throws right.
  • Junior Tyler Bratton, the fastest player on the team, is a switch-hitter who throws from the left side.
  • Senior Jeff Butts has only batted in three games after sitting out the first two games due to a minor injury. Two players, junior Jeffrey Rea and senior Joseph Hunter, have not played due to injuries.
  • Several pitchers haven't pitched this fall due to minor injuries or due to resting their arms - seniors Mike Valentine and Brett Cleveland, sophomore Trent Hill and freshman Ricky Bowen.
  • Senior Thomas Berkery, who played third and caught last season, is now listed as a shortstop/catcher.

    Hitters Stats
    NAME AB R H RBI BB K 2B 3B HR AVG
    Jeff Butts 10 3 5 6 5 2 3 0 0 .500
    Mark Muzzi 18 3 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 .222
    Russ Sneed 16 4 1 0 9 5 0 0 0 .063
    Nolan Eason 22 1 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 .045
    Jeff Flagg 19 6 5 5 3 10 0 0 2 .263
    Brooks Lewis 20 1 4 0 0 6 1 0 0 .200
    Brian LaNinfa 23 8 10 9 4 4 2 0 1 .435
    Nick Hardy 22 2 7 3 2 10 1 0 0 .318
    Cade Hoggard 19 5 5 4 4 7 2 1 0 .263
    Ed Easley 19 3 7 4 2 2 2 0 0 .368
    Bunky Kateon 14 2 4 5 4 7 2 0 0 .286
    Matt Lea 16 1 2 1 4 3 0 0 0 .125
    Joseph McCaskill 18 7 8 2 3 1 3 0 0 .444
    Mitch Moreland 10 2 3 2 4 3 0 0 0 .300
    Brooks Tinsley 16 7 8 2 3 1 1 0 0 .500
    Ryan Wiser 16 5 6 2 4 5 2 0 0 .375
    Michael Rutledge 19 4 5 4 2 6 2 0 0 .263
    Thomas Berkery 19 12 12 5 5 2 2 1 0 .632
    Rich Alexander 17 4 7 10 6 2 1 0 0 .412
    Alex McIntosh 18 4 5 6 4 4 1 0 0 .278
    Wyn Diggs 16 6 8 7 9 2 2 1 0 .500
    Scott King 17 4 4 1 6 9 2 0 0 .235
    Tyler Bratton 22 7 6 3 1 3 1 0 0 .273
    Andy Rice 19 6 7 7 4 6 1 0 1 .368
    Ryan Duffy 16 3 6 5 6 6 1 0 1 .375
    Brad Jones 15 6 5 7 8 7 1 1 2 .333
    Matt Matthews 18 1 1 1 2 9 0 0 0 .056
    Matt Richardson 15 4 4 5 2 3 0 1 0 .267
    Trent Thompson 16 1 4 2 6 4 0 0 0 .250
    Brandon Turner 18 6 5 2 4 3 0 0 0 .278

    Pitchers Stats
    NAME IP H SO BB ER R ERA
    Jared Koon 7 9 8 8 6 6 7.71
    Josh Johnson 7 13 11 5 5 8 6.43
    John Lalor 7 14 5 10 17 17 21.86
    Justin Pigott 7 11 6 4 5 7 6.43
    Andy Wilson 7 13 6 5 12 16 15.43
    Matt Lea 7 12 7 5 4 6 5.14
    Mitch Moreland 7 6 8 14 8 8 10.29
    Aaron Weatherford 2.7 2 4 7 2 2 6.66
    Brooks Dunn 7 5 9 5 3 4 3.86
    Jesse Carver 7 7 4 7 5 5 6.43
    Kevin Hatch 8 4 10 10 3 4 3.38
    Chad Crosswhite 7 6 12 3 1 3 1.29
    Jeremiah Boling 7 14 11 6 14 14 18.00
    Drew Hollinghead 7 6 9 7 4 4 5.14
    Jon Crosby 2 2 2 3 0 0 0.00
    Brooks Tinsley 3 2 5 3 0 0 0.00
    Ken Mitts 7 7 8 4 2 4 2.57
    Matt Matthews 2 6 2 2 4 8 18.00
    Kirk Gatlin 2 5 3 4 5 5 22.05
    David Cureington 1.7 2 1 1 1 2 5.29
    Andrew Pylate 8 12 9 3 6 6 6.75
    Pete Atwood 3 1 3 2 0 0 0.00


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