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Eagles Fall to MSU at Trustmark Park

Blake Brown drove in the first Golden Eagle run with a double.

March 12, 2013

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PEARL, Miss. - Hunter Renfroe had three hits and drove in a career-high six runs to lead No. 8 Mississippi State to a 13-5 non-conference baseball victory here Tuesday night at Trustmark.

A crowd of 6,948 saw the Bulldogs improve to 18-2 on the season, while the Golden Eagles fell to 7-9.

Southern Miss got three hits from Chase Fowler, while Isaac Rodriguez, Blake Brown and Breck Kline added two hits each. Brown extended his hitting streak to a current team-high 10 games.

It was Renfroe, though, that got the Bulldogs started a four-run first with an RBI double to score the game's first run, and then he added a two-run double in the second and led 6-0 after an inning and a half.

After a sacrifice fly by Adam Frazier in the fourth, Renfroe added a three-run homer in the sixth, his fifth of the year, and the Bulldogs led 10-1.

Brown had drove the first run in with a double down the leftfield line in the fourth and then the Eagles exploded for four runs in the sixth. USM strung together a season-high five singles in a row to start the frame with Tim Lynch, Brown and Mason Robbins driving in runs with their one-base hits. Roney then reached on an error which plated the Eagles final run.

USM could not get any close as MSU added three more runs in the ninth. Golden Eagle starter Mason Robbins (1-2) lasted just 2/3 of an innings as he allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout.

Luis Pollorena (4-0) went five-plus innings for the Bulldogs to earn the win allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits with four strikeouts. Ross Mitchell threw the fina four innings and limited USM to two hits and two walks with two strikeouts to earn his first save.

The Golden Eagles return home this weekend when they play host to Central Arkansas in a three-game set at Pete Taylor Park at Hill Denson Field. Game times are 6 p.m., on Friday and 1 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday.

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