He had no complaints about the quality of competition. “That was fun,” Ryan Gridley said. “But what’s more fun? Winning.”
There are lots of tactics to shortstopping. But just one strategy, as Ryan Gridley sees it.
Ryan Gridley said he’s been a little ‘late’ at the plate lately. Don’t try telling that to Auburn’s beaten pitchers.
He’s made 16 relief appearance this season. He’s been as sure a set-up guy as there in the league. He’s even earned four winning decisions without a loss. But Riley Self didn’t have a single save.
Forget this wasn’t a pretty ball game. It was an awfully attractive win to the Bulldogs. “That was good, just to come back after Tuesday,” as Ryan Gridley said.
The game itself was nothing like what they expect to see at tournament time. But that’s what was on Diamond Dog minds as they hosted Mississippi Valley State. “These games are traps sometimes,” as 2B Ryan Gridley said.
A five-run first inning was all the Mississippi State baseball team needed on Tuesday, downing Memphis 8-3 at AutoZone Park. The Bulldogs (16-10) scored five or more runs for the fourth straight game en route to the midweek victory.
Mississippi State (11-6) knocked off Columbia (0-7) on Monday, 11-8. The Bulldogs had to overcome a 6-0 deficit to secure the win and close out a four game weekend that was pushed back a day due to Saturday's rain outs. The Bulldogs were paced by Ryan Gridley and Brent Rooker who combined for five hits and seven RBI. Coach Andy Cannizaro praised his team for battling back during the post game.