College Showdown: final day

Three words that I’ve been waiting to say for about a year; baseball is back. College baseball started last weekend and fans at Globe Life Field saw some of the top ranked teams compete in the State Farm College Showdown.

College Showdown recap: day 3

Game one

Mississippi State Bulldogs 7 vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 3

Here were the line-ups:

Bulldogs

  1. Rowdey Jordan – CF
  2. Kamren James – SS
  3. Tanner Allen – RF
  4. Logan Tanner – C
  5. Josh Hatcher – 1B
  6. Luke Hancock – DH
  7. Scotty Dubrule – 2B
  8. Brad Cumbest – LF
  9. Landon Jordan – 3B

Starting pitcher: Jackson Fristoe – P

Red Raiders

  1. Dylan Neuse – CF
  2. Cal Conley – SS
  3. Easton Murrell – RF
  4. Dru Baker – LF
  5. Jace Jung – 2B
  6. Cole Stilwell – DH
  7. Nate Rombach – 1B
  8. Braxton Fulford – C
  9. Parker Kelly – 3B

Starting pitcher: Mason Montgomery – P

The Texas Tech Red Raiders leave Globe Life Field empty-handed. They fell to 0-3 after their 11-5 loss to the Bulldogs.

Jace Jung, the younger brother of Rangers 2019 1st round pick Josh Jung, went 2 for 10 in the three games.

Records

Mississippi State Bulldogs: 2-1

Texas Tech Red Raiders: 0-3

Game two

Ole Miss 6 vs Texas 9

Here were the line-ups:

Ole Miss

  1. Peyton Chatagnier – 2B
  2. Jacob Gonzalez – SS
  3. Kevin Graham – LF
  4. Tim Elko – 3B
  5. Hayden Dunhurst – C
  6. Ben Van Cleve – DH
  7. Hayden Leatherwood – RF
  8. Justin Bench – CF
  9. Trey LaFleur – 1B

Starting pitcher: Derek Diamond, RHP

Texas

  1. Mike Antico – CF
  2. Eric Kennedy – LF
  3. Ivan Melendez – 1B
  4. DJ Petrinsky – DH
  5. Silas Ardoin – C
  6. Dalton Porter – RF
  7. Cam Williams – 3B
  8. Travis Stehly – 2B
  9. Trey Faltine – SS

Starting Pitcher: Kolby Kubichek, RHP

Derek Diamond got up to 95 mph. He struck out three straight Longhorns after giving up a double to end the bottom of the 3rd. He had seven strikeouts.

Four doubles on the season for Chatagnier, three he hit during this 3rd game. He started hobbling on his way to 2nd in the top of the 7th inning and was taken out of the game.

Ole Miss won 8-1 against the Longhorns.

Records

Ole Miss Rebels: 3-0

Texas Longhorns: 0-3

Impact player: Chatagnier was 3 for 4 with 3 doubles, two runs and is hitting .455 at the plate.

Game three

Arkansas 8 Vs TCU 10

Arkansas line-up

  1. Robert Moore – 2B
  2. Christian Franklin – CF
  3. Cullen Smith – 1B
  4. Braydon Webb – LF
  5. Brady Slavens – DH
  6. Casey Opitz – C
  7. Catden Wallace – RF
  8. Jacob Nesbit – 3B
  9. Jalen Battles – SS

Starting pitcher: Lael Lockhart, LHP

TCU Line-up

  1. Elijah Nunez – LF
  2. Tommy Sacco – SS
  3. Hunter Wolfe – CF
  4. Gene Wood – 1B
  5. Austin Henry – DH
  6. Gray Rodgers – 2B
  7. Zach Humphreys – C
  8. Brayden Taylor – 3B
  9. Luke Boyers – RF

Starting pitcher: Austin Krob, LHP

Kroger pitched four innings giving up only one hit. He walked three and struck out five.

King pitched 3.1 innings and allowed two runs on 3 hits and struck out 5. He ended up taking the loss.

The Horned Frogs drew first blood and scored in bottom of the 2nd inning from a single by Luke Boyers, scoring Humphreys who was hit by pitch.

The Razorbacks finally scored in the top of the 8th inning.

The Razorbacks pitching staff racked up 15 Ks against the Horned Frogs lineup.

Records

Arkansas Razorbacks: 3-0

TCU Horned Frogs: 1-2