April 7, 2012

Bulldogs fall in 12-innings to Vandy

STARKVILLE, Miss., - Time after time Mississippi State has battled back to force extra innings during SEC play.

But the Bulldogs continually come out on the short end of the scoreboard. MSU lost their third consecutive extra inning conference game Saturday afternoon falling victim to Vanderbilt 4-3 to even the series.

"It's hard to get upset about that," said MSU head coach John Cohen. "You know what your kids are giving and the effort they are putting into it. It's not happening for us in extra inning games or one-run games. Eventually you know with the kind of effort these kids are giving that it's going to happen for us."

The Diamond Dogs battled back to tie the game with a two-out RBI double by Hunter Renfroe in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra frames. However it was Vanderbilt who wiggled out of a bases loaded jam in the 10th and drove in the game-winning run in the top of the 12th for their first road victory of the season.

In all the Commodores (13-18, 4-7) finished with 10 hits on the afternoon. Right fielder Mike Yastrzemski paced Vandy at the plate going 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and an RBI.

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