Mississippi State baseball wins top-10 showdown with Texas Tech in Frisco Classic

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FRISCO, Texas - (MSU Athletics) - A mist was ever-present at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Saturday (March 2) as the No. 9 Mississippi State baseball program toppled No. 8 Texas Tech, 4-2, in front of 7,527 fans to end day two at the Frisco Classic.

Freshman JT Ginn (3-0) picked up his third win in as many starts, throwing seven innings and allowing just two runs on three hits for Mississippi State (10-1). Ginn fanned eight Texas Tech (6-3) batters and walked just one.

The backend of the bullpen was sparking again, as junior Colby White threw a clean eighth inning with a pair of strikeouts and graduate student Cole Gordon closed out his third save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning that included two strikeouts and a flyout to right field.

The offense capitalized on three Red Raider errors, scoring an unearned run in a two-error second inning and another unearned tally in the fifth. State also executed well on offense in the fourth and eighth innings, using good two-out baserunning from sophomore Rowdey Jordan to score in the fourth and a pair of sacrifice hits in the eighth.

Sophomore Jordan Westburg extended his hitting streak to a career-long seven games, while moving his reached base streak to 11 in 2019. Senior Jake Mangum now has a hit in four-straight games, moving his career total to 291 in 206 games played. Jordan reached base three times – walk, via error and single – and scored two of MSU’s four runs.