In a tight game that left all of its viewers in disbelief, Elijah Macnamee proved himself to be a hero in the bottom of the ninth. However, there was a long road leading up to the ninth.
The entire game was counseled by fantastic pitching from both teams. While the Seminoles left starting pitcher Drew Parrish on the mound for all nine innings, Mississippi State got six good innings out of Ethan Small. Two runs were scored while Small was on the bump, one being caused by an error. He was replaced by Riley Self in the seventh inning, and he dominated the rest of the game. Not to mention, Parrish held the Bulldogs in check, allowing only 4 hits all game.
While the bats were hot yesterday versus Oklahoma, today seemed to be the exact opposite. Jake Mangum, Elijah MacNamee, and Jordan Anderson were the only Dawgs to get hits all game.
As Riley Self was beginning to look unstoppable on the bump, so did the storm clouds that were moving in. As the Dawgs turned two to get out of the eighth inning, the game was called to a halt, and it stayed that way for two and a half hours.
While waiting on play to resume, Jake Mangum got the #RallyYodel going.
Riley Self cruised through the top of the ninth without giving up a run, and the Dawgs were ready to bat. Jake Mangum got the inning going by reaching first on a walk, but Rowdey Jordan and Tanner Allen both got out. Hunter Stovall came up to the plate, and he drew a walk from a full count, getting the tying run on base, setting the stage for Elijah MacNamee. With two outs and two strikes, MacNamee crushed a Drew Parrish change-up to left field. The bat of Elijah MacNamee ended the Seminoles’ season on their own field, and he shocked the world of college baseball.