February 18 Mississippi State baseball scrimmage highlights and stats.
Highlights from the scrimmage:
The scrimmage lasted 9.5 innings.
Starting catcher Ed Easley, who missed Saturday's scrimmage after being hit on the elbow by an Aaron Weatherford fastball during Friday's scrimmage, played Sunday.
After missing Friday's scrimmage and only hitting in Saturday's scrimmage, Brandon Turner, a player who is in the mix as a starter at either second base or shortstop, played shortstop and second base during Sunday scrimmage.
Mitch Moreland hit two homeruns during yesterday's scrimmage. The first one hit the brick base at the bottom of the scoreboard. The word I'm hearing is he has really shown some power and is expected to be a power-hitter this season. Another player to watch is Jeff Flagg. An extremely hard worker according to the other players, Jeff continues to impress at the plate. Jeff has the size (6-5, 240) to be a big-time power-hitter once he puts everything together. Right now, he's in a numbers game in the outfield, but if anyone falters, look for him to be ready to take up the slack. Keep an eye on two freshman pitchers, redshirt freshman RHP Ricky Bowen and true freshman RHP Greg Houston. Both have been impressive during their spring scrimmage outings. Russ Sneed, who can play either shortstop or third base, has been extremely impressive in the field. He not only makes all the routine plays, but the tough plays as well.
Hitting Highlights: Mitch Moreland was 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and w homeruns and 6 RBI; Jeff Flagg was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and a double and triple; Joseph McCaskill was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double; Andy Rice was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. There were two errors committed, one at short and one at second base.
Pitching Highlights: Chad Crosswhite threw 2 innings, allowing no run, hits or walks while striking out 3; true freshman RHP Greg Houston (pronounced House-ston) allowed no runs, 1 hit and 1 walk and struck out 3 in his two innings of work. Redshirt freshman RHP Ricky Bowen also pitched 2 innings. He allowed no runs, 1 hit, no walks while striking out 3; Mitch Moreland threw 2 innings, allowing no runs on 1 hit and 1 walk and no strikeouts.