March 1, 2013
State shuts out St. Joseph's
STARKVILLE, Miss., - The chilly temperatures did not slow down the momentum from No. 5 Mississippi State on Friday.
The Bulldogs pounded out a dozen hits at the plate while the pitching staff struck out 15 in a 10-0 shutout over St. Joseph's to begin a four-game weekend series.
"I think our kids have a bit of a chip on their shoulder because of the offensive side of it," said MSU skipper John Cohen. "I think our kids are older too and experience is everything. I think we have a much more balanced and experienced club than we did last year."
Sophomore southpaw Jacob Lindgren improved to 2-0 on the mound in his third start of the season. Lindgren went seven shutout innings allowing just one hit and a walk while fanning a career-high 13 batters. He retired 12 straight batters from the second through sixth frames.
"Coach (Butch) Thompson told me to get ahead of the hitters and good things will happen," Lindgren said. "I tried to attack them and my slider was really working today."
Right fielder Demarcus Henderson paced MSU at the plate going 3-for-4 with a double.
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