March 13, 2013
Bulldogs jump on Southern Miss early
PEARL, Miss., - No. 8 Mississippi State was seeking to bounce back from two straight losses over the weekend.
The Bulldogs did that in a big way Tuesday night jumping on Southern Miss with seven runs in the first three innings to cruise to a 13-5 victory at Trustmark Park.
"To have some offensive success early on, there's no question that was big," said MSU skipper John Cohen. "We had some balls fall for us and that always leads to some positive things."
MSU improved to 18-2 overall on the year and won their fifth-straight game over the Golden Eagles. It was the Diamond Dogs first game away from Dudy Noble Field this season.
State racked up 15 hits on the evening including eight extra-base hits. The Bulldogs were led by right fielder Hunter Renfroe, who went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and six runs batted in.Renfroe's three-run homer in the sixth inning was his fifth of the season which ties him for the lead in the Southeastern Conference.
"I always enjoy playing here," Renfroe said. "This is real close to where I grew up and all my family and friends were here. It was a great crowd and a great atmosphere here."
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